EMB XII Citizen’s Charter

Citizen’s Charter Annex B


DENR Mandate

Executive Order No. 192 mandates the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to be the government agency primarily responsible for the country’s environment and natural resources.

EMB Citizen’s Charter Version 2022

EMB Mandate

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) is a primary government agency under the DENR mandated to formulate, integrate, coordinate, supervise and implement all policies, plans and programs, projects and activities relative to the prevention and control of pollution, as well as the management and enhancement of the environment.

Among other things, the EMB is directed to strengthen the enforcement and implementation of major environmental laws, such as the: Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System (PD 1586), Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act (Republic Act 6969), Clean Air Act (RA 8749), Ecological Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003), Clean Water Act (RA 9275), and Environmental Awareness and Education Act (RA 9512).


To protect, restore and enhance environmental quality towards good public health, environmental integrity and economic viability.


A nation empowered to protect our finite resources, attuned to the pursuit of sustainable development, for a clean and healthy environment that enhances the Filipino quality of life for present and future generations.


A. Advise the Secretary on matters relating to Environmental Management

B. Formulate plans and policies and set appropriate environmental quality standards (Water, Air And Noise) for the prevention, control of pollution and protection of the environment

C. Exercise direct supervision over its regional offices in the implementation of plans and programs. The central and regional offices of the bureau discharge both staff and regulatory functions

  • Issue permits, clearances Under  RA 8749, RA 9003, RA 9275, RA 6969 and PD 1586  and monitor compliance to said laws

D. Provide secretariat support to the pollution adjudication board per EO 192

E. Provide secretariat support to the National Solid Waste Management Commission as provided for in Section 4 of Ra 9003

F. Develop and implement a research and development program in support of the following:

  • Environmental And Compliance Monitoring; And
  • Study of existing and potential environmental problems and issues

G. Implement a system for the recognition of environmental laboratories

H. Promote public information and education to encourage participation of an informed citizenry in environmental quality planning and monitoring.

I. Serve as focal point agency  for international agreements/commitments


EMB XII Process Flow

fad     cpd

emed     ord