Consultative Meeting on the Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Chromium VI and Chromium VI Compounds
The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conducted a consultative meeting on January 25, 2018 on the draft CCO for Chromium VI and Chromium VI Compounds.
Ms. Emmanuelita Mendoza, Chief of the Chemical Management Section (CMS) presented three (3) newly approved DENR- EMB policies that include EMC No. 007 Series of 2017 October 13, 2017, EMC No.009 Series of 2017 November 28, 2017 and EMC No.010 Series of 2017 November 28, 2017. Ms. Tracy Vidad presented the draft CCO for Chromium VI and Chromium VI Compounds.
An open forum was conducted after the presentations participated by representatives from the tannery, semiconductor, electroplating, paint and coil coatings industries. Ms. Mendoza encouraged these industries to submit position papers by end of February.
A total of 20 chemicals were in the partial list of chemicals to be included in the said CCO. For more information, visit the EMB website www.emb.gov.ph