Did you know that aside from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Laguna Lake Development Authority or LLDA is also given the authority to pass upon and approve or disapprove all plans, programs and projects proposed by local government units, government agencies, public corporations and private persons or enterprises? However, this authorization only applies within its jurisdiction. This is in accordance to Republic Act 4850.
The Provinces and Cities under the LLDA Jurisdiction are as follows:
- Quezon City
Any projects of local government units, government agencies, public corporations and private persons or enterprises located on the aforementioned locations shall first apply for a permit from the LLDA prior to its operation. Otherwise, corresponding violation will be issued and necessary administrative fines will imposed. Permits, clearances, and reports that should be applied and submitted to the LLDA include the following:
- LLDA Clearance– secured only once unless there is any modification with the project.
- Self – Monitoring Report (SMR) – submitted quarterly to LLDA
- Discharge Permit (DP)- annually renewed
- Pollution Control Officer Accreditation– 3 day training and accreditation is done once but needs to undergo refresher training annually.
If your project is under the LLDA Jurisdiction, you should know what to submit to DENR and to LLDA to avoid violations and penalties. Triple i Consulting’s Environmental team will be happy to assist you with your needs when it comes to permitting requirements with LLDA.