Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999
[Chapter 1 : General Provisions]
[Chapter 2 : Air Quality Management System]
[Chapter 3 : Fuels, Additives, Substances and Pollutants]
[Chapter 4 : Institutional Mechanism]
[Chapter 5 : Actions]
[Chapter 6 : Fines and Penalties]
[Chapter 7 : Final Provisions]
7: FINAL PROVISIONS
49. Potential Loss or Shifts of Employment.- The Secretary
of Labor is hereby authorized to establish a compensation,
retraining and relocation program to assist workers laid off
due to a companys compliance with the provisions of
50. Appropriations.- An amount of Seven Hundred Fifty
million pesos ( P 750,000,000.00) shall be appropriated for
the initial implementation of this Act, of which, the amount
of Three Hundred million pesos (300,000,000.00) shall be appropriated
to the Department; Two hundred million pesos (P200,000,000.00)
shall to the DTI; One hundred Fifty million pesos (P150,000,000.00)
to the DOTC; and One Hundred million pesos (P 100,000,000.00)
to the DOE.
the amount necessary to effectively carry out the provisions
of this Act shall be included in the General Appropriations
51. Implementing Rules and Regulations. The Department,
in coordination with the Committees on Environment and Ecology
of the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively and
other agencies, shall promulgate the implementing rules and
regulations for this Act, within one (1) year after the enactment
of this Act: Provided, That rules and regulations issued by
other government agencies and instrumentalities for the prevention
and/or abatement of pollution not inconsistent with this Act
shall supplement the rules and regulations issued by the Department
pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
draft of the implementing rules and regulations and standards
set pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
52. Report to Congress.- The Department shall report to
Congress, not later than March 30 of every year following
the approval of this Act, the progress of the pollution control
efforts and make the necessary recommendations in areas where
there is need for legislative action.
53 Joint Congressional Oversight Committee. There is hereby
created a joint congressional oversight committee to monitor
the implementation of this Act. The committee shall be composed
of five (5) senators representatives to be appointed by the
Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives,
respectively, the oversight committee shall be co-chaired
by a senator and a representative designated by the Senate
President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives,
mandate given to the joint congressional oversight committee
under this Act shall be without prejudice to the performance
of the duties and functions by the respective existing oversight
committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
54. Separability of Provisions. If any provision of this
Act or the application of such provision to any person or
circumstances is declared unconstitutional, the remainder
of the Act or the application of such provision to other person
or circumstances shall not be affected by such declaration.
55. Repealing Clause. Presidential Decree No. 1181 is
hereby repealed. Presidential Decree Nos. 1152, 1586, Presidential
Decree No. 984 are partly modified. All other laws, orders,
issuance, rules and regulations inconsistent herewith are
hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
56. Effectivity. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15)
days from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette
or in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.