Dates Related to RA 9513
 July 28, 2008 – started the sessions for the

implementation of RA 9513  October 08, 2008 – the act was passed by the Senate and House of Representative and this act became a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 2046 and House Bill No. 41935  December 16, 2008 – approved by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo  May 26, 2009 – The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Philippine Renewable Energy Law (Republic Act 9513) was made public by the Department of Energy (DOE).

Parts of the RA 9513
 Chapter I:  Chapter II:  Chapter III:  Chapter IV:

Title and Declaration of Policies Organization On-grid Renewable Energy Development Off-grid Renewable Energy Development

Parts of the RA 9513
 Chapter V:
 Chapter VI:  Chapter VII:  Chapter VIII:  Chapter IX:

Government Share
Environmental Compliance General Incentives General Provisions Final Provisions

Pollution problems and shrinking resources mean alternative sources of energy will have to be found that will provide us a sustainable energy supply with due regard to health and the environment. Richard “Dick” Gordon . the process of gathering these sources of energy can be harmful to the environment…. geothermal energy. biomass and hydropower… This bill.“Energy that powers our country's transportation.Sen. heat and light. Renewable energy resources that can be used over and over again include solar energy. and creating a trust fund for renewable energy research and development. and manufacture of all kinds of products mostly comes from fossil fuels… These are nonrenewable sources of energy… In addition.” . seeks to institute a national renewable energy policy and program through promoting the use of renewable energy systems. wind. which is largely based on the extensive work by the Senate Committee on Energy in the 13th Congress. providing incentives for renewable energy projects.

Scope  Section 4. Definition of Terms . Short Title  Section 2.Chapter I  Section 1. Declaration of Policies  Section 3.

Declaration of Policies  Accelerate the exploration and development of renewable energy resources… to achieve energy selfreliance. and promoting its efficient and costeffective commercial application by providing fiscal and nonfiscal incentives . through the adoption of sustainable energy development strategies to reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels…  Increase the utilization of renewable energy by institutionalizing the development of national and local capabilities in the use of renewable energy systems.

.Declaration of Policies  Encourage the development and utilization of renewable energy resources as tools to effectively prevent or reduce harmful emissions…  Establish the necessary infrastructure and mechanism to carry out the mandates specified in this Act and other existing laws.

as well as gases and liquids recovered from the decomposition and/or extraction of non-fossilized and biodegradable organic materials . rice hulls. corn stovers. rice straws. but not limited to. biodegradable organic material originating from naturally occurring or cultured plants. animals and microorganisms. including agricultural products.Definition of Terms  "Biomass resources" refer to non-fossilized. biodegradable organic fractions of industrial and municipal wastes that can be used in bioconversion process and other processes. bagasse. soya beans and rice but including sugarcane and coconut. corn cobs. coconut husks and shells. by-products and residues such as. biofuels except corn.

and related facilities for the purpose of conveyance of bulk power on the grid of the Philippines. . substations.Chapter III: On-grid Renewable Energy Development  "On-Grid System" refers to electrical systems composed of interconnected transmission lines. distribution lines.

Chapter III: On-grid Renewable Energy Development  Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)  Feed-In Tariff System  Renewable Energy Market (REM)  Green Energy Option  Net-metering for Renewable Energy  Transmission and Distribution System Development .

In the event there are no viable RE resources in the off-grid and missionary areas. . the relevant electricity supplier in the off-grid and missionary areas shall still be obligated under Section 6 of this Act.Chapter IV: Off-grid Renewable Energy Development  “Off-Grid Systems" refer to electrical systems not connected to the wires and related facilities of the On-Grid Systems of the Philippines.  Eligible RE generation in off-grid and missionary areas shall be eligible for the provision of RE Certificates defined in Section 8 of this Act.

5%) of gross income. and sale of electric power except for indigenous geothermal energy. . which shall be at one and a half percent (1. transmission.Chapter V: Government Share  The government share on existing and new RE development projects shall be equal to one percent (1%) of the gross income of RE resource developers resulting from the sale of renewable energy produced and such other income incidental to and arising from the renewable energy generation.

Chapter VI: Environmental Compliance  All RE explorations. utilization. and RE systems operations shall be conducted in accordance with existing environmental regulations as prescribed by the DENR and/or any other concerned government agency. development. .

Chapter VIII: General Provisions  Discuss the body that will organize the projects related to this Act and the funds that were going to be used.  The establishment of a Renewable Energy Trust Fund to enhance the development and greater utilization of renewable energy.  The formation/creation of the National Renewable Energy Board. . where it will came from and the handling of the financial matters for this Act.

hydropower. distribution. solar. geothermal and ocean energy sources.Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)  It shall cover the exploration. sale and use of fuel and electricity generated from renewable energy resources and for other purposes . transmission. wind. and development of renewable energy resources such as biomass. including hybrid systems in the Philippines for the generation.

Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)  It shall cover renewable energy developers which may be individual or entities including partnership and corporations registered and/or authorized to operate in the Philippines. and the development of a strategic program to increase its utilization .  It shall establish the framework for the accelerated sustainable development and advancement of renewable energy resources.

government-owned and -controlled corporations. . private sectors. it shall clarify specific provisions of the Act and the responsibilities and functions of various government agencies.Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)  Further. institutions. other stakeholders and their relationship with the National Renewable Energy Board.

A 10% corporate income tax. wind. is also provided once the income tax holiday expires. as against the regular 30%.The Main benefits to be given to Renewable Energy developers  Seven year income tax holiday  Carbon credits generated from renewable energy sources will be free from taxes.6% in 2005. ocean and biomass energy  Renewable energy facilities will also be given a 1. by tapping resources like solar.5% realty tax cap on original cost of equipment and facilities to produce renewable energy. .  Energy self-sufficiency to 60% by 2010 from 56. hydropower.

grid connection and transmission of electricity generated by companies from renewable energy sources.The Main benefits to be given to Renewable Energy developers  The bill also prioritizes the purchase. and are also charged for electricity drawn from the grid. . Net metering will allow renewable energy producers to earn from the power they contribute to the grid.  Power generated from renewable energy sources will be value added tax-exempt.  A net metering scheme will give capable consumers the option to generate their own power.

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9275) aims to protect the country’s water bodies from pollution from land-based sources (industries and commercial establishments. It provides for a comprehensive and integrated strategy to prevent and minimize pollution through a multi-sectoral and participatory approach involving all the stakeholders. .What is the Clean Water Act?  The Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 (Republic Act No. agriculture and community/household activities).

5398  March 22. 2005 – Luzon public consultations on the Draft Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 (Republic Act 9275) . 2115 and House Bill No. 2003 – started the sessions for the implementation of RA 9275  February 04. 2004 – approved by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo  January 17. 2004 – the act was passed by the Senate and House of Representative and this act became a consolidation of Senate Bill No.Dates Related to RA 9275  July 28.

Parts of RA 9275  Chapter I:  Chapter II:  Chapter III:  Chapter IV:  Chapter V:  Chapter VI:  Chapter VII: Title and Declaration of Policies Water Quality Management System Institutional Mechanism Incentives and Rewards Civil Liabilities and Penal Provisions Actions Final Provisions .

The rest were already polluted from domestic. Nepal and 30% for Dhaka. industrial and agricultural sources. only 3% of investments in water supply and sanitation were going to sanitation and sewage treatment. monitoring of the country’s rivers showed that only 51% of the classified rivers still met the standards for their most beneficial use. Bangladesh. it was imperative that government put together a comprehensive strategy to protect water quality.  A recent World Bank report pointed out that Metro Manila was second to the lowest in sewer connections among major cities in Asia and less than 7% compared to 20% for Katmandu. Clearly. Yet.  Thirty-one percent (31%) of all illnesses in the country are attributed to polluted waters. to ensure access to clean water for all Filipinos. .  Most studies point to the fact that domestic wastewater is the principal cause of organic pollution (at 48%) of our water bodies.Why the need for the Clean Water Act?  As early as 1996.

To encourage cooperation and self-regulation among citizens and industries through the application of incentives and market-based instruments and to promote the role of private industrial enterprises in shaping its regulatory profile within the acceptable boundaries of public health and environment. . To promote commercial and industrial processes and products that are environment friendly and energy efficient.Declaration of Policies  To streamline processes and procedures in the prevention. To formulate a holistic national program of water quality management that recognizes that water quality management issues cannot be separated from concerns about water sources and ecological protection. To formulate an integrated water quality management framework through proper delegation and effective coordination of functions and activities. water supply. use of appropriate economic instruments and of control mechanisms for the protection of water resources. control      and abatement of pollution of the country's water resources. public health and quality of life. To promote environmental strategies.

program or activity. .Declaration of Policies  To provide for a comprehensive management program for water pollution focusing on pollution prevention.  To formulate and enforce a system of accountability for short and long-term adverse environmental impact of a project. particularly labor. educate and motivate the people in addressing pertinent environmental issues and problems at the local and national levels. the academe and business undertaking environment-related activities in their efforts to organize. and  To encourage civil society and other sectors.  To promote public information and education and to encourage the participation of an informed and active public in water quality management and monitoring.

. hydrogeological. Water quality management areas with similar hydrological. river basin or water resources region.Chapter II: Water Quality Management System  Management of water quality will either be based on watershed. meteorological or geographic conditions which affect the reaction and diffusion of pollutants in water bodies are to be designated by the DENR in coordination with the National Water Resources Board (NWRB).

discusses the management of water systems known here in the Philippines and Sewage Collection.Chapter II: Water Quality Management System  GENERAL PROVISIONS .about the Emergency Fund prepared by an industry or company for environmental rehabilitation whenever they became the cause of pollution . Treatment and Disposal  WATER POLLUTION PERMITS AND CHARGES  FINANCIAL LIABILITY MECHANISM .

That the Department shall thereafter review or revise and publish annually. or as the need arises.Chapter III: Institutional Mechanism  Prepare a National Water Quality Status Report within twenty-four (24) months from the effectivity of this Act: Provided. said report  Prepare an Integrated Water Quality Management Framework within twelve (12) months following the completion of the status report .

within twenty four (24) months after the effectivity of this Act . Such action plan shall be reviewed by the water quality management area governing board every five (5) years or as need arises  Prepare and publish a national a national groundwater vulnerability map incorporating the prevailing standards and methodologies.Chapter III: Institutional Mechanism  Prepare a ten (10) year Water Quality Management Area Action Plan within twelve (12) months following the completion of the framework for each designated water management area.

categorize point and non-point sources of water pollution . review and revise within twelve (12) months from the effectivity of this Act water quality guidelines after due consultation with the concerned stakeholder sectors: Provided. in coordination with appropriate agencies shall review said guidelines every five (5) years or as need arises  Within eighteen (18) months from the effectivity of this Act and every two (2) years thereafter. That the Department.Chapter III: Institutional Mechanism  Enforce.

extent. causes. magnitude.Chapter III: Institutional Mechanism  Classify groundwater sources within twelve (12) months from the effectivity of this Act  Exercise jurisdiction over all aspects of water pollution. severity. using available methods and technologies to prevent and abate such pollution  Exercise supervision and control over all aspects of water quality management . effects and other pertinent information on pollution. determine its location. and to take measures.

that have undertaken outstanding and innovative projects. . including civil society. private organization and entities.Chapter IV: Incentives and Rewards  Rewards. technologies. monetary or otherwise. shall be provided to individuals. Said rewards shall be sourced from the Water Quality Management Fund herein created. processes and techniques or activities in water quality management.

Chapter IV: Incentives and Rewards  And an incentive scheme is hereby provided for the purpose of encouraging LGUs. or private entities. and individuals. Cities and municipalities which shall establish or operate sewerage facilities may be entitled to receive grants for the purpose of developing technical capabilities. to develop or undertake an effective water quality management. enterprises. water districts (WDs). . or actively participate in any program geared towards the promotion thereof as provided in this Act.

either by tide action or by storm. which could cause water pollution or impede natural flow in the water body .Chapter V: Civil Liabilities and Penal Provisions  Discharging. depositing or causing to be deposited material of any kind directly or indirectly into the water bodies or along the margins of any surface water. floods or otherwise. where. the same shall be liable to be washed into such surface water.

Chapter V: Civil Liabilities and Penal Provisions  Operating facilities that discharge regulated water pollutants without the valid required permits or after the permit was revoked for any violation of any condition therein  Disposal of potentially infectious medical waste into sea water by vessels unless the health or safety of individuals on board the vessel is threatened by a great and imminent peril  Unauthorized transport or dumping into sea waters of sewage sludge or solid waste as defined under Republic Act No.9003 .

or b) By any such order. rule or regulation issued by the Department with respect to such standard or limitation. institute administrative proceedings in the proper forum against any person who violates: a) Standards or limitations provided by this Act. on its own instance or upon verified complaint by any person. .Chapter VI: Actions  Without prejudice to the right of any affected person to file an administrative action. the Department shall.

Chapter IX: Final Provisions  Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) that will be promulgate 1 year after the effectivity of the act. .000.  Appropriations which is about One hundred million pesos (P100.00) that shall be appropriated from the savings of the National Government to the Department for the initial implementation of this Act.  Creation of a Joint Congressional Oversight Committee to monitor the implementation of this Act and to review the implementing rules and regulations promulgated by the DENR and Clauses.000.

treatment and disposal of sewage within their area of jurisdiction. control and abatement of pollution from agricultural and aquaculture activities. • The Department of Agriculture shall formulate guidelines for the re-use of wastewater for irrigation and other agricultural uses and for the prevention. . specifically from offshore sources. • The Department of Public Works and Highways through its attached agencies shall provide sewerage and sanitation facilities. and the efficient and safe collection.Roles of other key government agencies • The Philippine Coast Guard shall enforce water quality standards in marine waters.

. Commission on Higher Education. verify.Roles of other key government agencies • The Department of Health shall set. develop and disseminate pollution prevention and cleaner production technologies. • The Department of Science and Technology shall evaluate. Department of Interior and Local Government. and the Philippine Information Agency shall prepare and implement a comprehensive and continuing public education and information program. • The Department of Education. revise and enforce drinking water quality standards.

lakes.)  Coastal and Marine Waters . reservoirs.Water Usage And Classification  Fresh Surface Waters (rivers. etc.

etc. lakes. reservoirs.) .Fresh Surface Waters (rivers.

Coastal and Marine Waters .

mutagenic. industrial. odor. or v) That are present in concentrations which are carcinogenic. turbidity. or other conditions in such degree as to create a nuisance. or iv) That are acutely toxic. taste. safety or welfare. or other man-induced non-thermal components of discharges which. or PRIME . or ii) That float as debris. alone or in combination with other substances or in combination with other components of discharges (whether thermal or non-thermal) i) That settle to form putrescent deposits or otherwise create a nuisance. agricultural. . locally occurring wildlife or aquatic species. or other matter in such amounts as to form nuisances. or iii) That produce color.Minimum Criteria for Surface Waters All surface waters of the country shall be free from: 1. Domestic. oil. scum. or teratogenic to human beings or to significant.M4 Page 4 of 11 vi) That pose a serious danger to the public health.

or ii) That increase the temperature of the receiving body of water (RBW) so as to cause substantial damage or harm to the aquatic life or vegetation therein or interfere with the beneficial uses assigned to the RBW. or in combination with other discharges or components of discharges (whether thermal or non-thermal): i) That produce conditions so as to create nuisance. Thermal components of discharges which alone.Minimum Criteria for Surface Waters 2. .

Water Quality Criteria for Fresh Waters Conventional and Other Pollutants Affecting Aesthetics and Oxygen Demand .

Water Quality Criteria for Fresh Waters .

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