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* Environment health and safety permitting and reporting with the DENR, EMB, PNP, PDEA, BHDT and DOLE

* Application of Certificate of Environmental Compliance Commitment (ECC)

* Case filed against you by the Pullotion Adjudication Board (PAB)

* Industrial waste management

* Wastewater treatment system design, build or upgrade

* Chemicals and hazardous waste management

* Solid waste management

* Air pollution control

* Environmental sampling (e.g. water, wastewater, soil, air)

* Environmental modeling (e.g. coastal, wave analysis, contaminant migration)

* Pre-engineering studies (e.g. topography, soils testing)

* Water supply and sanitation

* Power supply ecosystem design

* Pollution prevention (PP) or cleaner production

* Training on environment, health and safety (EHS)

* Others (Contact us. We want to hear your EHS requirements.)


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About PACIFIC SPECTRUM ENVIRONMENTAL Research and Consultancy, Inc.


PACIFIC SPECTRUM ENVIRONMENTAL Research and Consultancy, Inc. (PSEnvi) was formed in July 2001 by a group of environmental professionals coming from the various fields of science and engineering. The members of the group initially met years ago at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Most have been involved in environmental engineering research and consultancy projects undertaken for various industrial companies and government institutions working as project managers or technical associates. The members have acquired vast experience on various environmental undertakings through environmental research, treatment process design and assessment, waste management, environmental sampling and monitoring, cleaner production and, environmental impact and risk assessments.

Environmental problems are often addressed by combining various aspects of natural science, engineering, economics, social science and law. Our company offers a wide spectrum of professional expertise committed to promote environmental protection with the vision of sustainable development in mind.

The company is fueled by its dedication to provide the highest quality and excellence of service to its clients without compromising integrity in all its dealings.

Visit us at www.pacific-spectrum.com

CONTACT US TODAY
Unit 1534 City and Land Mega Plaza
ADB Avenue corner Garnet Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Metro Manila, Philippines

Tel. No.: (632) 624-5826 / 637-8669 / (63 917) 5555-823
Telefax No.: (632) 631-2096
Email: info@pacific-spectrum.com

Our Environmental Engineering and Consultancy Services






Environmental Legal Services & Environmental Appraisals

  • Environmental compliance, pollution adjudication and other permitting and reporting requirements (Water Discharge Permit, Air Permit-to-Operate, Quarterly Self Monitoring Reports)

  • Due diligence audit for industrial and commercial facilities

  • Environmental policy research and other related studies








Water and Wastewater Treatment Process Design and Assessment

  • Treatment Systems: conventional systems, fixed film systems, Sequencing Batch Reactor, constructed wetlands (e.g. reedbeds)

  • Water treatment process design for domestic and industrial use

  • Process design for the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewaters

  • Performance assessment of various wastewater treatment facilities and recommendations on improvement of existing treatment facilities



Environmental Monitoring and Sampling

  • Air, water and soil quality sampling, monitoring and assessment

  • Environmental sampling on surface (rivers and lakes) and coastal waters in connection with EIA studies and EMP monitoring plans




Environmental Impact Assessment Modules & Environmental Auditing

  • Preparation of Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) requirements: EIA Study and Initial Environmental Examination (IEE)

  • Post ECC Requirements such as Environmental Management Plans and Environmental Monitoring Plans

  • Formulation of Solid Waste Management Plans for LGUs (LGSWMP)

  • Site assessment and technical feasibility studies for landfill and materials recovery facilities (MRFs), composting and recycling centers



Solid Waste Management

  • Formulation of Solid Waste management Plans for LGUs (LGSWMP)

  • Site assessment and technical feasibility studies for landfill and materials recovery facilitites (MRFs), composting and recycling centers



Industrial Waste Management and Pollution Control

  • Hazardous Waste Management

  • Hospital Waste Management

  • Air pollution Control System design

  • Contaminated Sites Assessment



Environmental Management Strategies

  • Cleaner Production

  • Energy and Waste Audits

  • Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Environmental Management Accounting

  • Ecodesign

  • Ecological Footprinting



Mathematical Modeling of Contaminant Transport

  • Water quality modeling (sediment transport in groundwater, rivers, lakes and coastal waters)

  • Air quality modeling (plume and concentration prediction)

  • Noise attenuation modeling



Research Studies for Domestic, Industrial and Commercial Wastes

  • Treatability studies for domestic, industrial and other trade effluents and wastes via physical, biological, chemical and advanced treatment processes

  • On-site wastewater treatment analyses and pilot studies




Environmental Data Management

  • Geographic Information System

  • Database Management for environmental accounting, monitoring, compliance and reporting





Environmental Health and Safety

  • Emergency Preparedness and Response programs

  • Hazard Communication

  • Occupational Health

  • Health and Safety Assessment

  • Industrial Hygiene




Information, Education, Trainings and Institutional Capacity Building

  • In-house trainings and workshops

  • Preparation of Information, Education and Communication materials

  • Preparation of training manuals

  • Video editing and production of instructional materials



Recent Posts

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PNP UPdate - Request for Radio Message

Dear Valued Clients,

The PNP has advised EMD stakeholders (Proponents) that they are now allowing email submission of radio message application. See below message from FEO Chief. Please email us if you need the attached documents.

Kindly note that the Permit to Purchase still has to be secured through the same process.

Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime at 624-5826 or 0917 5555-823.

All the best,



Dear Sir/Ma’am:

In line with the improvement of systems and processes of the Firearms and Explosives Office, all EMD stakeholders are now allowed to submit their application for radio message via email emdfeocsg@pnp.gov.ph together with the necessary documentary requirements. Kindly indicate in your letter request your forecast deliveries (dates, quantities, list of controlled chemicals & prospective suppliers) for 60 days. However, said report must be sent utilizing the email address of licensee’s authorized representative which has to be specified through a written declaration.

For low risk chemicals, report shall be submitted immediately to Chief, FEO (Attn: Chief, EMD) after the delivery of the controlled chemicals for monitoring and records purposes via email.

For the transportation of high risk controlled chemicals, police escort is mandatory, hence, coordination with EMD is a must for all deliveries that transcend from one region to another and for NCR. For movement and transportation of controlled chemicals within same region kindly coordinate with the concerned local police.

Please be guided accordingly. 

Very truly yours,


CESAR HAWTHORNE R BINAG
Police Chief Superintendent
Chief, FEO
Incl:
A.    Radio Message Application Form
B.    Official Email Declaration of Authorized Representative


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PACIFIC SPECTRUM ENVIRONMENTAL
Research and Consultancy, Inc.
Unit 1534 City and Land Mega Plaza
ADB Avenue corner Garnet Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605
Metro Manila, Philippines

Visit our main site at www.pacific-spectrum.com.

Contact us today!

Mobile No: (+63 917) 5555-823
Telephone No.: (632) 624-5826
Telefax No.: (632) 631-2096
Email: info@pacific-spectrum.com

Monday, September 26, 2016

PNP Update: Monthly Consumption Report Submission

Dear Valued Clients,

We would like to provide you the announcement by PNP Explosives Management Division as indicated from the email they sent.

As an option, license and permit holders are now allowed to submit their monthly consumption reports via email. If a proponent opts for this electronic submission, the report you submit will not be physically stamped as “Received” anymore. PNP will post a list of companies who submitted online at Crame office which will be their basis for allowing compliant companies to renew their licenses and secure permits (to import and/or purchase).

Meanwhile, PNP still allows the submission of notarized hard copy of the monthly consumption reports for proponents who prefer to have their reports stamped as “Received”. For proponents who prefer this, the normal process of attaching copies of the complete reports in the renewal applications shall apply.

Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.


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PACIFIC SPECTRUM ENVIRONMENTAL
Research and Consultancy, Inc.
Unit 637 City and Land Mega Plaza
ADB Avenue corner Garnet Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605
Metro Manila, Philippines

Visit our main site at www.pacific-spectrum.com.

Contact us today!

Mobile No: (+63 917) 5555-823
Telephone No.: (632) 624-5826
Telefax No.: (632) 631-2096
Email: info@pacific-spectrum.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Director (July 2016)

As of July 2016, we have a new Director for the Environmental Management Bureau.


GILBERT C. GONZALES
Director
Environmental Management Bureau
Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Visayas Avenue, Quezon City

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PACIFIC SPECTRUM ENVIRONMENTAL
Research and Consultancy, Inc.
Unit 1534 City and Land Mega Plaza
ADB Avenue corner Garnet Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605
Metro Manila, Philippines

Visit our main site at www.pacific-spectrum.com.

Contact us today!

Mobile No: (+63 917) 5555-823
Telephone No.: (632) 624-5826
Telefax No.: (632) 631-2096
Email: info@pacific-spectrum.com

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

PNP Update: Copy of Approved Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) on Controlled Chemicals Including Annexes - IRR of RA9516

Dear Valued Clients,

We would like provide you the link to the Approved Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) on Controlled Chemicals Including Annexes - IRR of RA9516 (see below for link). The IRR will be in force by August, 2016.

Below is the announcement by PNP Explosives Management Division as posted in their Official Facebook Page. Note the special instructions provided by the PNP.

Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.


Bryan Uy


ATTENTION: ALL CONTROLLED CHEMICALS INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS:

WE ARE HAPPY TO INFORM YOU THAT THE IRR OF RA 9516 FOR CONTROLLED CHEMICALS WAS SIGNED BY THE C, PNP ON JUNE 6, 2016 AND APPROVED BY SILG ON JUNE 9, 2016. SCHEDULED PUBLICATION OF THE SAID IRR TO THE OFFICIAL GAZETTE WILL BE ON JULY 25, 2016 AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE IRR WILL BE ON AUGUST 9, 2016.
REGULAR LICENSE EXPIRING BEFORE THE EFFECTIVITY OF THE IRR ON AUGUST 9, 2016 OR FROM JUNE 15-AUG 9, 2016 HAS A PRIVILEDGE TO EXTEND THEIR LICENSE UNTIL AUG 9 IF THEY WISH, HOWEVER, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT WRITTEN REQUEST FOR EXTENSION AND APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL USING THE REQUIREMENTS UNDER NEW IRR .
REGULAR LICENSE EXPIRING AFTER THE EFFECTIVITY OF THE IRR OR AFTER AUGUST 9, YOU ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AT LEAST 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE LICENSE. DELISTED CHEMICALS INCLUDED IN THE VALID LICENSE WILL NO LONGER BE REGULATED.
TEMPORARY LICENSE HOLDERS ARE ADVISE TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION FOLDER AT LEAST 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL IMPLEMENTATION OF IRR.
FINALLY, WE ARE REQUESTING THE CONTROLLED CHEMICALS STAKEHOLDERS TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE TO AVOID INFLUX OF APPLICANTS
LICENSE EXPIRING FROM JUNE 15-AUG 9, 2016 - JUNE 27- JULY 8, 2016
PURCHASERS LICENSE- NEW - JULY 11- 22, 2016
DEALER AND MANUFACTURER - NEW - JULY 25-29, 2016.
NOTE: ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SCANNED AND SAVED WITH CD/DVD/USB AND SUBMIT TOGETHER WITH THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS
PLEASE BE GUIDED ACCORDINGLY.
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR THE APPROVED IRR AND ANNEXES





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PACIFIC SPECTRUM ENVIRONMENTAL
Research and Consultancy, Inc.
Unit 1534 City and Land Mega Plaza
ADB Avenue corner Garnet Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605
Metro Manila, Philippines

Visit our main site at www.pacific-spectrum.com.

Contact us today!

Mobile No: (+63 917) 5555-823
Telephone No.: (632) 624-5826
Telefax No.: (632) 631-2096
Email: info@pacific-spectrum.com

Thursday, June 23, 2016

EMB Update: Comparison of DAO 2016-08 General Effluent Standards of 2016 with DAO 1990-35

Dear Valued Client,

As a follow to our last update on DAO 2016-08 and for your appreciation, please find below Table 1 showing a comparison between DAO 1990-35 and the new DAO 2016-08. In summary, heavy metals have stricter standards while some conventional parameters such as pH range, TSS and surfactants are more lenient.

Table 2 presents the additional parameters in the new DAO which finds the inclusion of nutrients, other metals, fecal coliform, BTEX, TCE and pesticides.

Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

All the best,

Bryan Uy

Table 1. Comparison of DAO 1990-35 and New DAO 2016-08
Parameter
DAO 35
DAO 2016-08
Toxic/Deleterious
Arsenic, mg/L
0.2
0.04 (stricter)
Cadmium, mg/L
0.05
0.01 (stricter)
Chromium (hex), mg/L
0.1
0.02 (stricter)
Cyanide, mg/L
0.2
0.2
Lead, mg/L
0.3
0.1 (stricter)
Mercury (Tot) , mg/L
0.005
0.004 (stricter)
PCB, mg/L
0.003
<0 .1="" o:p="">
Formaldehyde, mg/L
1.0
-
Conventional
Color, PCU (TCU)
150
150
Temp, C rise
3
3
pH range
6.5-9.0
6.0-9.5 (more lenient)
COD, mg/L
100
100
BOD5, mg/L
50
50
TSS, mg/L
70
100 (more lenient)
Surfactants, mg/L
5.0
15 (more lenient)
O&G, mg/L
5.0
5.0
Phenols, mg/L
0.1
0.5 (more lenient)
Tot. Colif, MPN/100mL
10,000
10,000


Table 2. Additional Parameters in the New DAO 2016-08

Additional Parameters
DAO 2016-08
Ammonia as NH3-N, mg/L
0.5
Boron, mg/L
3
Chloride, mg/L
450
Fluoride, mg/L
2
Nitrate as NO3-N, mg/L
14
Phosphate, mg/L
1
Selenium, mg/L
0.04
Sulfate, mg/L
550
Barium, mg/L
6
Copper as dissolved, mg/L
0.04
Fecal coliform, mg/L
400
Iron, mg/L
7.5
Manganese, mg/L
2
Nickel, mg/L
1
Zinc, mg/L
4
Benzo(a)pyrene
3
BTEX, mg/L
                Benzene
0.5
                Toluene
20
                Ethylbenzene
7.5
                Xylenes
15
Malathion (organophosphate), mg/L
Trichloroethylene, mg/L
Total Organochlorine Pesticides, mg/L
                Aldrin
                Chlordane
                DDT
<0 .04="" o:p="">
                Dieldrin
<0 .02="" o:p="">
                Endrin
<0 .02="" o:p="">
                Heptachlor
<0 .02="" o:p="">
                Lindane
<0 .02="" o:p="">
                Methoxychlor
<0 .03="" o:p="">
                Toxaphene
<0 .03="" o:p="">

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PACIFIC SPECTRUM ENVIRONMENTAL
Research and Consultancy, Inc.
Unit 1534 City and Land Mega Plaza
ADB Avenue corner Garnet Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605
Metro Manila, Philippines

Visit our main site at www.pacific-spectrum.com.

Contact us today!

Mobile No: (+63 917) 5555-823
Telephone No.: (632) 624-5826
Telefax No.: (632) 631-2096
Email: info@pacific-spectrum.com

Monday, June 20, 2016

PNP Update: Newly Approved Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) on Controlled Chemicals

Dear Valued Clients,

We would like to inform you that the PNP has already approved the new Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) on Controlled Chemicals.

In this matter, the PNP is inviting stakeholders for a meeting this coming Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 5:00PPM at the FEO Conference Room, 3rd Floor, FEO Bldg., Camp Crame, Quezon City. Those who are interested to attend may inform them through email to emdfeocsg@gmail.com or SMS at Mobile Nos. 0929-2146468 and 0906-2598822.

Please find their official invitation below for your reference.




Dear Sir/Ma’am:
We are pleased to invite your liaison officer or authorized representative to a meeting on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 5:00 PM at the FEO Conference Room, 3rd Floor, FEO Bldg., Camp Crame, Quezon City.
This meeting is called regarding the newly approved Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) on Controlled Chemicals so that we can tackle various issues and concerns affecting your respective company. This will also provide us an opportunity to discuss the said IRR for proper implementation for our mutual benefit. We in the PNP assured you that we are your partner in this endeavor, because with your help we can come up with this IRR.
It is expected that this meeting will bring about a renewed confidence in the capability of the PNP to proactively and progressively fulfill its regulatory mandate and nurture a regulatory environment that operates and flourishes in a climate of transparency, integrity and transactional efficiency.
For confirmation of attendance, you may send an email to emdfeocsg@gmail.com or SMS at Mobile Nos. 0929-2146468 and 0906-2598822.
In view of the above, we anticipate your usual affirmative action as we collectively bring about a stronger partnership for the attainment of a harmonious balance between public safety and national security and a vibrant private enterprise that will help fuel the country’s economy.
Thank you and Godspeed!
Truly yours,

Explosives Management Division (EMD)
Contact Nos:
723-0401 local 4498
0929-2146468
0906-2598822
facebook: Explosives Management Division




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PACIFIC SPECTRUM ENVIRONMENTAL
Research and Consultancy, Inc.
Unit 1534 City and Land Mega Plaza
ADB Avenue corner Garnet Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605
Metro Manila, Philippines

Visit our main site at www.pacific-spectrum.com.

Contact us today!

Mobile No: (+63 917) 5555-823
Telephone No.: (632) 624-5826
Telefax No.: (632) 631-2096
Email: info@pacific-spectrum.com

Thursday, June 16, 2016

EMB Update: DAO 2016-08 Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016

Dear Valued Clients,

The DENR has recently approved and issued DAO 2016-08 - Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016 which took effect yesterday, June 14, 2016.

Below are the salient points of DAO 2016-08:

·         Covers both Water Quality Guidelines (WQG) and General Effluent Standards (GES)

·         New parameters have been added and some parameters are more stringent that the previous DAO

·         In effect, DAO 1990-34 and 1997-23 relating to WQG are already repealed while DAO 1990-35 relating to Effluent Standards is modified

·          Coverage include: freshwaters, marine waters and groundwater

·         The DAO provides a list of significant effluent quality parameters per Sector (Note: parameters that are not on the list but are significant should still be included in the monitoring. Conversely, parameters that are not expected in a company’s material or waste streams may request for exclusion. The DAO provides the process for such request.)

·         The DAO has provision for a 5 year grace period to be able to comply with the GES, within which period, a moratorium is in effect which includes issuance of cease and desist and / or closure order, fines, and other penalties against establishment’s operations. Note however, that DAO 35 remain in effect for parameters that have more stringent requirements in the new GES.

We encourage you to read DAO 2016-08. You may email us to request for a copy.

Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.




Bryan Uy
Managing Director

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PACIFIC SPECTRUM ENVIRONMENTAL
Research and Consultancy, Inc.
Unit 1534 City and Land Mega Plaza
ADB Avenue corner Garnet Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605
Metro Manila, Philippines

Visit our main site at www.pacific-spectrum.com.

Contact us today!

Mobile No: (+63 917) 5555-823
Telephone No.: (632) 624-5826
Telefax No.: (632) 631-2096
Email: info@pacific-spectrum.com