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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 08-350

A RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ACTION TAKEN BY THE PCSD ADJUDICATION BOARD AUTHORIZING THE PCSDS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO APPROVE AND SIGN TRANSPORT PERMITS FOR CHAINSAW UNITS

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Republic Act 7611 or the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act provides that the governance, implementation and policy direction of the SEP shall be exercised by the herein created Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), hereinafter referred to as the Council;

WHEREAS, Section 6 of the said Act provides that the SEP shall serve as the framework to guide the government agencies concerned in the formulation and implementation of plans, programs and projects affecting the environment and natural resources of Palawan;

WHEREAS, Section 19 of the same Act empowers the Council to formulate plans and policies as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the SEP, as well as to adopt, amend and rescind such rules and regulations and impose penalties therefor, for the effective implementation thereof and to perform such other powers and functions as may be necessary in carrying out its functions, powers, and the provisions of the SEP law;

WHEREAS, the Council on September 12, 2003 adopted and approved PCSD Administrative Order No. 07, otherwise known as the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Chainsaw Act of 2002 for the Province of Palawan and thereafter amended the same thru PCSD Resolution No. 06-313 on November 17, 2006;

WHEREAS, Section 8 of PCSD Administrative Order No. 07, as amended provides that the PCSD may issue a Transport Permit to qualified owners of chainsaw units and the issuance thereof is lodged with the Council;

WHEREAS, such transport permit is intended to accompany a chainsaw unit to another municipality where it is not registered, giving the owner thereof authority to transport and in certain occasions use the unit in the place of destination;

WHEREAS, the Council meets only once a month and usually during the last Friday of the month to discuss, deliberate and approve matters for consideration;

WHEREAS, considering that the permit to utilize forest products and coconut issued by concerned agencies, which is one of the requirements for the issuance of the said permit, has a short validity period, it is just but fair to expedite the issuance of the transport permit;

WHEREAS, the PAB, upon recommendation of the PCSD Staff and after study of the implications of the issuance of the said permit and to fast tract the release thereof, recommends that the Executive Director be authorized to approve Transport Permits after due evaluation of the application and supporting documents;

WHEREAS, considering the urgency of this matter and the fact that the Council was not able to meet on January 2008, the PCSD Legal Committee/Adjudication Board thru PAB Resolution 08-01 authorized the Executive Director to approve and issue the Transport Permit;

NOW THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the above premises, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED, to confirm the action taken by the PCSD Adjudication Board, as it is hereby confirmed, authorizing the PCSDS Executive Director to approve and sign transport permits for chainsaw units.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that copies of this Resolution be furnished all the District Management Offices of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff for information and guidance.
ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 29th day of February 2008 at Puerto Princesa City.

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I hereby certify that the above-quoted Resolution has been duly adopted and approved by the PCSD on the 29th day of February 2008 at Puerto Princesa City.

ROMEO B. DORADO
Secretary

APPROVED :

JOEL T. REYES
Chairman