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REPUBLIC ACT 8749

Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999

OBJECTIVES
It aims to keep the air clean by developing
national programs and preventing air pollution .
It seeks to uphold the right of every Filipino to
breathe clean air by addressing air pollution from
mobile and stationary sources.
"polluters must pay"
The law adheres to the Constitutional right of
people to a balanced and healthful ecology in
accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature.
a clean and healthy environment is for the good
of all and should, therefore, be the concern of
all.

BACKGROUND

It relies heavily on the polluter pays principle and other


market-based instruments to promote self-regulation
among the population.
Polluting vehicles and industrial processes must pay a
charge
It bans incineration and smoking in public places.
Moreover, the law also prohibits smoking in public
buildings, public transport and other areas that are not
designated for smoking and burning (incineration) of
biochemical and hazardous waste that can cause
dangerous pollutant.

Inspection of Stationary Sources

Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers

Anti-Smoke Belching
Campaign

FOR MONITORING AND INSPECTIONS


Ambient Monitoring
Stations
For Air Quality
Management
Inspection Checklist
Calibration
Performance
Audit

EMISSION INVENTORIES
1. Stationary

2. Mobile

3. Area

SOURCES OF AIR POLLUTION


FACTORIES

MOBILE SOURCES

Abatement Strategies

Anti-smoke belching operations


Garage Testing
Switch to cleaner fuel
5 % mandate of biofuels
Implement stricter standards
Traffic improvement plan
Street sweeping, greening

Anti-smoke belching
operations

GARAGE TESTING

GREENING
PROGRAMS

STREET CLEANING

programs or activities implemented to


achieve this objective
Linis/Ligtas Hangin Program with the
Bantay Tambutso
Bantay Tsimnea and Bantay Sunog
industrial enforcement program for
stationary sources
designation of attainment and nonattainment area sources
promotion of clean fuel
strong collaboration between government
and stakeholders on measures to address
pollution.

Agencies responsible for implementing public education and awareness


programs on environmental protection and conservation.

DENR- the lead agency in the overall implementation of the laws provisions
mandates the following government agencies to support the Act:

Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC)

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Local Government Units
(LGUs)

Philippine Information Agency (PIA)

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA)

Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)