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Handbook on RA 9003

Handbook on RA 9003

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Published by: Dell Taguiling on Aug 23, 2013
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Produced by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-United States Agency for International Development’s (DENR-USAID) Philippine Environmental Governance (EcoGov) Project through the assistance of the USAID under USAIDPCE-1-00-99-00002-00 EcoGov Project No. 4105505-006. The views expressed and opinions contained in this publication are those of the authors and are not intended as statements of policy of USAID or the authors’ parent organization.
 Published in July 2003 by:
The Philippine Environmental Governance Program, Departmentof Environment and Natural Resources, Manila
in cooperation with the:
Office of the Secretariat National Solid Waste Management Commission, Manila
with technical and production support from:
The Philippine Environmental Governance Project
Handbook on RA 9003 and its IRR
This handbook aims to capture the salient information contained in theEcological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (Republic Act No. 9003)and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (Department AdministrativeOrder No. 2001-34) and present them in a more popular form.It is expected that this handbook will serve as an easy guide for fieldpersonnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources(DENR) and local government units (LGUs) in the application andenforcement of the law.The readers will find here the roles and functions of the DENR and theLGUs (including those of the barangays and the local solid wastemanagement boards), the National Solid Waste Management Commissionand the Ecology Centers; examples of solid waste management activities(such as segregation, re-use, recycling and composting); collection andtransport of wastes; and establishment of materials recovery facilities aswell as disposal sites. This publication also contains information on sourcesof financing, incentive schemes, management fees and prohibited actsand penalties.We hope the readers will find this handbook a useful tool in implementingsolid waste management programs in their localities.
Department of Environmentand Natural Resources

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