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(NAR) VOL. 18 NO. 1/JANUARY - MARCH 2007

[ DOTC DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 2006-27, December 06, 2006 ]


Pursuant to Section 21 (B) of Republic Act No. 8749, otherwise known as the “Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999”, Section 40 of the DTI-DOTC Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 01, series of 2001 and Sections 5 to 10 of the DENR-DTI-DOTC Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 1, series of 2003, the following guidelines and procedures in implementing the subject provisions are hereby issued.

  1. The DOTC, through the LTO, shall establish a PETC Regional Monitoring System to ensure the performance of the functions of the DOTC/LTO, as provided for in Section 40 of the DTI-DOTC JAO No. 1, as follows:

    Ascertain that the Private Emission Testing Centers (PETC) shall at all times comply with the applicable laws and implementing rules and regulations; and
    Exercise visitorial powers over PETC.

  2. The LTO Regional Directors shall constitute a PETC Regional Monitoring Committee to be composed of the following:

    LTO Regional Director
    DTI Regional Director
    DENR Regional Director
    TESDA Regional Director
    Office of the LTO Regional Director

  3. 3.   The PETC Regional Monitoring Committee shall create Monitoring Teams, which shall conduct the actual monitoring activities and shall be composed of the following:

    A representative from LTO Regional Office as team leader
    At least one (1) representative each from DTI, DENR and TESDA
    At least one (1) representative from either LGU, NGO or Media where the PETC is located

    The PETC Regional Monitoring Committee shall supervise the Monitoring Teams in accordance with the provisions of the DENR-DTI-DOTC JAO no. 1, series of 2003.

  4. The PETC  Regional Monitoring Committee shall submit a quarterly report to the LTO Central Office. The LTO shall forward the quarterly report of the PETC Regional Monitoring Committees to the PETC Monitoring  Committee, as established under Section 5 of the DENR-DTI-DOTC JAO No. 1, series of 2003, through the Office of the DOTC Undersecretary for Road Transport, being the Chairman of the PETC Monitoring Committee.

  5. To provide technical, legal and administrative support to the PETC Monitoring Committee, the DOTC PETC Monitoring Staff is hereby reconstituted to function as Project Management Office of the DOTC Clean Air Program.

  6. The budget for the operationalization of this Order, shall be charged against the Special Vehicle Pollution Control Fund (SVPCF) of the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC) Fund.

Any related department orders, issuances or parts thererof, which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Department Order are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.

This Department Order shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines and filing of three (3) certified copies hereof with the UP Law Center pursuant to Presidential Memorandum Circular No. 11 dated October 9, 1992.

Adopted: 06 Dec. 2006

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