Following the consultative meeting last April 22, the TWG that will work on the recommendations for the improvement of rules and regulations of the FEO convened for the first time last May 07 at the CSG Conference Room in Camp Crame.
Col. John Cresencio Bulalacao of the Explosives Management Division (EMD) facilitated the discussions on the issues and concerns of the chemical industry which were provided prior to the said meeting. The TWG had a consensus to revisit the FEO list of controlled chemicals and supply the appropriate CAS Numbers to provide the unique identity. The TWG also agreed to establish the cut off limit or threshold limit values in a mixture and the establishment of multi-tiered approach in the control and management of the controlled chemicals.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the PNP- FEO and the Chemical Industry will be submitted. This will establish the work to be done by the TWG. Submission of position papers on several issues previously raised by the chemical industry was also encouraged by the leadership of Col. Bulalacao.
The meeting was attended by PSupt. Victor C. Drapete, Chief Chemistry Division, Crime Laboratory, PSupt. William C. Senoron- Chief, Philippine Bomb Data Center and PSupt Osit- OIC, FEO and PCSupt Elmer Ragadio Soria, Deputy Director, Civil Security Group (CSG) and representatives from DDB, SPIK, PAPM, PAPIM, PACSI and BCIAP.