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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 03-205

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE PROCEDURES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF WOOD RECOVERY PERMIT IN THE PROVINCE OF PALAWAN

WHEREAS, Section 19 of Republic Act No. 7611 empowers the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, hereinafter referred to as the Council, “to formulate plans and policies as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan”, as well as “to adopt, amend and rescind such rules and regulations and impose penalties therefor for the effective implementation of the SEP”;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the above-mentioned mandate, the PCSD adopted Administrative Order No. 6, series of 2000, providing for the “Guidelines in the Processing and Issuance of the SEP Clearance System” taking into consideration the Memorandum of Agreement signed on December 29, 1994 between the PCSD and the DENR and the Environmental Impact Assessment System under PD 1586 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations;

WHEREAS, under Administrative Order No. 6, all undertaking in the Province of Palawan must secure SEP Clearance prior to implementation and all permitting agencies prior to issuance of permits or clearances must first require the proponents to submit SEP Clearance prior to the issuance of any permit or license to projects in the province of Palawan; pursuant to the above-mentioned mandate, the PCSD adopted Administrative Order No. 6, series of 2000, providing for the “Guidelines in the Processing and Issuance of the SEP Clearance System” taking into consideration the Memorandum of Agreement signed on December 29, 1994 between the PCSD and the DENR, wherein the DENR requires from proponents the submission of SEP Clearance prior to the issuance of any permit or license to projects in the province of Palawan;

WHEREAS, the DENR has proposed a procedure to be followed in the issuance of Wood Recovery Permit, wherein the PCSDS and the DENR staff will jointly conduct an inspection and evaluation of the application;

WHEREAS, the PCSD agrees with the proposed procedure as embodied in Annex “A” hereof and made integral part of this resolution;

WHEREFORE, on motion duly seconded, the Council resolves, as it is hereby resolved, to adopt, as it is hereby adopted, the procedures for the issuance of wood recovery permit in the Province of Palawan.

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copy of this resolution be furnished concerned staff for their information and appropriate action.

ADOPTED and APPROVED this 17th day of January 2003 in the Municipality of Sofronio EspaƱola, Palawan.

I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the above-quoted resolution.


WINSTON G. ARZAGA

PCSD Secretary
APPROVED:

HON. VICENTE A. SANDOVAL
Chairman,PCSD