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Regulatory Agencies | Environmental Management Bureau

Environmental Management Bureau

The EMB is the national authority in the Philippines that sets air and water quality standards and monitors ambient and point source pollutants. It manages hazardous and toxic wastes under the Toxic Substances, Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act and implements the Philippine Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system.


The EMB is mandated to implement the following national environmental laws:

Presidential Decree 1586 (Environmental Impact Statement System)

The Environment Impact Assessment System was formally established in 1978 with the enactment of Presidential Decree no. 1586 to facilitate the attainment and maintenance of rational and orderly balance between socio-economic development and environmental protection. EIA is a planning and management tool that will help government, decision makers, the proponents and the affected community address the negative consequences or risks on the environment. The process assures implementation of environment-friendly projects.

Republic Act 6969 (Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act of 1990)

The law aims to regulate restrict or prohibit the importation, manufacture, processing, sale, distribution, use and disposal of chemical substances and mixtures the present unreasonable risk to human health. It likewise prohibits the entry, even in transit, of hazardous and nuclear wastes and their disposal into the Philippine territorial limits for whatever purpose; and to provide advancement and facilitate research and studies on toxic chemicals.


To protect, restore and enhance environmental quality towards good public health, environmental integrity and economic viability.


A nation empowered to protect our finite natural resources, attuned to the pursuit of sustainable development, for a clean and healthy environment that enhances the Filipino Quality of life to present and future generations.



DENR Compound, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

Telephone No. +632-920-2232



EMB Call Center

Email Address:


Last updated on 06/01/2018