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Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
(R.A. 7611)
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 4 S. 2008

 

PCSD ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 4, AS AMENDED Series of 2008

Subject: REVISED GUIDELINES PROVIDING FEES IN THE PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR SEP CLEARANCE OF PROJECTS AND UNDERTAKINGS IN PALAWAN

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 19 of Republic Act 7611 and PCSD Resolution Nos. 97-112 and 99-146, and on the basis of review of the increase in administrative costs incurred in the processing of applications, PCSD Administrative Order Nos. 2 and 4, Series of 1999 are hereby revised.

Section 1. Purpose/Scope of Application. These guidelines shall apply to any person or entity whether government agencies or non-government organizations planning to implement projects, programs, policies, researches or undertake any activity in Palawan that will impact the environment. This Administrative Order shall also apply to renewal of projects, permits, and other instruments or undertakings covered by the SEP Clearance System.

Section 2. Definition of Terms. The following terms are defined as follows:

2.1 Projects or undertakings. Projects and undertakings shall refer to activities, including actions, programs and policies, regardless of scale and magnitude, which may have significant impact on the environment. Projects or undertakings shall be classified into:

2.1.1 Projects requiring Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) or Project Description (PD)- These are projects located in Environmentally Critical Areas (ECA) as provided for in DENR Administrative Order No. 96-37 as amended by DENR DAO No. 2003-30, Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System.

2.1.2 Projects requiring Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)- These are projects considered as Environmentally Critical Projects (ECP) as provided for in DENR Administrative Order No. 96-37 as amended by DENR DAO No. 2003-30, Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System.

2.1.3 Catching, caging, transporting and trading of live fish – These involve business operations covered by PCSD Resolution No. 98-118 as amended by PCSD Resolution Nos. 98-124 and 99-142 and PCSD Administrative Order No. 99-03, as amended by PCSD Administrative Order No. 00-05; and PCSD Resolution Nos. 04-209 and 04-211.

2.1.4 Research studies including those covered by Executive Order 247

2.2 Project Proponents. Proponents of projects enumerated in Section 2.1 of this Order, which shall refer to any entity, private or government organizations, persons, owners or agents, planning to undertake any of the said projects.

Section 3. Processing Fee. The rate of processing fees per project, which are non-refundable, shall be as follows:

3.1 Application Fee – P200.00
3.2 Evaluation Fee:

3.2.1 Catching, caging, transporting and trading of live fish – P500.00
3.2.2 Research Studies – P500.00
3.2.3 Projects requiring IEE or PD – P1,000.00
3.2.4 Small-Scale Mining Projects:

3.2.4.1 Metallic – P10,000.00
3.2.4.2 Non-Metallic – P5,000.00

3.2.5 Exploration projects for minerals, oil & gas – P25,000.00
3.2.6 Projects requiring EIS (i.e. MPSA or FTAA) – P50,000.00

3.2.7 Project renewal: annual- P 700; biennial (every two years) & beyond P 1,200

3.3 Inspection/Validation Fee:

3.3.1 Caging of live fish – P 2,000
3.3.2 Transporting and trading of live fish – P 3,000.00
3.3.3 Projects requiring IEE or PD – P 5,000.00
3.3.4 Small-Scale Mining Projects:
3.3.4.1 Metallic – P20,000.00
3.3.4.2 Non-Metallic – P5,000.00
3.3.5 Exploration Projects for Minerals, Oil & Gas – P25,000.00
3.3.6 Projects requiring EIS (i.e. MPSA or FTAA) – P50,000.00

3.4 SEP Clearance Fee for PCSD Approved Projects and Project Renewal – P 300

Section 4. Certification or Authentication Fee. Requests for certification or authentication of previously issued SEP clearance and/or any PCSD documents allowed to be circulated for public use, provided that prior approval of the Executive Director has been secured, shall be subject to the payment of certification or authentication fee in the amount of FIFTY PESOS (P50.00), provided further that additional payment of TEN PESOS (P10.00) per page shall be charged for documents in excess of one (1) page. Such amount shall cover the cost of reproduction and/or reprinting, as may be necessary.

Section 5. Payment of Fees. The applicable fees enumerated in the preceding section shall be paid to PCSDS as follows:

5.1 Application Fee – upon filing of the application papers.
5.2. Evaluation Fee and Inspection/Validation Fee – upon submission of the required documents once the project or undertaking has been certified and allowed to be processed. No further project evaluation or field inspection shall be undertaken unless the fees are paid.
5.3 SEP Clearance Fee – prior to issuance of the SEP Clearance

Section 6. Repealing Clause. This Administrative Order supersedes all rules and regulations inconsistent herewith.

Section 7. Effectivity. This Order shall take effect 15 days after publication.

SO ORDERED.

JOEL T. REYES
Governor of Palawan and
Chairman, PCSD

February 29, 2008
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