ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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LLDA puts into action systems and programs such as Environmental User Fee System (EUFS), Public Disclosure Program (PDP), the Appropriation and Utilization of Surface Waters (Surface Waters), and the Compliance Assistance Centers (CAC) for the management of the lake waters and tributaries that flow into the Lake, to ensure their proper use and maintenance for the sustainability of the ecosystem.

USER FEE SYSTEM (EUFS)

The EUFS is a market-based instrument that applies the “Polluters Pay” Principle. It covers all enterprises within the lake region and requires them to obtain a Discharge Permit (DP)—a legal authorization for the enterprise to discharge their treated wastewater meeting the set environmental standards into the tributaries within the Laguna de Bay Region. More on EUF >>

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE PROGRAM (PDP)

In addition to the EUFS, the LLDA under the PDP assesses the environmental performance of regulated establishments and Local Government Units (LGUs), and discloses the results thereof to the public. This mechanism is intended to motivate the industrial sector and LGUs to reduce their pollution.

SURFACE WATERS PROGRAM

Under the Surface Waters program, Water Permitting, Registration, and Monitoring programs are established and operated for the extraction of waters that are naturally open to the atmospheres, such as rivers, lakes, and streams within the Laguna de Bay Region.

COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE CENTER (CAC)

To encourage and improve compliance with environmental regulations and standards, the CACs connect the LLDA with regulated establishments initially in the hog/poultry farms and slaughterhouse sectors. The CACs also provide clear and consistent information to these establishments on environmental laws and regulations. More on CAC >>