RA 8749 Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999
The Act recognized the rights of the citizens to breathe clean air (Sec 4.a), and mandated DOTC to implement the emission standards and national motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program that will promote efficient and safe operation of all motor vehicles to ensure the substantial reduction of emissions from motor vehicles (Sec 21), and prescribed the regulation of all motor vehicles and engines wherein any imported new or locally-assembled new motor vehicle shall not be registered unless it complies with the emission standards (Sec. 22). DENR was also directed to issue information on air pollution control techniques, which shall include, among others, alternative fuels, processes, and operating methods which will result in the elimination or significant reduction of emissions (Sec 11).
Date: June 23, 1999
Issuing Agency: DENR
Date: November 07, 2000