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I. Processing/Issuance of quarry/mining permits such as Special Permit (SP), Gratuitous Permit (GrP), Small Scale Mining Permit (SSMP), permit to Quarry (PQ), Commercial Sand and Gravel Permit (CSGP), Industrial Sand and Gravel Permit (ISGP), and Guano Permit (GP) and the related Mineral Transport Documents such as Delivery Receipts (DR), Ore Transport Permit (OTP), and Transport Slip (TS)

1. Description

Any qualified person may apply for the abovementioned Quarry/Mining Permits with the Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO), using the prescribed form and shall not be more than five (5) hectares per application.
    Special Permit (SP) - shall be issued to any individual or private entity who wish to develop his idle land into productive use, wherein, during the course of development, there is a need to extract or remove specific volume of earth or sand and gravel materials from his/her properties (lipat/bawas lupa). This permit shall be issued to a period of 30/60/90 days and renewable for the preferred periods depending on the site development and quantity of removable materials.
    Gratuitous Permit (GrP) - shall be issued to any government entity/instrumentality in need of materials for infrastructure projects for a period coterminous to the duration of the project, but not more than one (1) year renewable for a preferred period.
    Small Scale Mining Permit (SSMP) - shall be issued to any individual or private entity to extract and dispose metallic minerals for a period of one (1) year renewable for one or more terms but in no case shall the total exceed twenty five (25) years; provided that the renewable application shall be filed before expiry date thereof and that the permittee has complied with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and the terms and conditions of the permit.
    Permit to Quarry (PQ) - shall be issued to any individual or private entity to extract and dispose non-metallic materials for a period of one (1) year renewable for one or more terms but in no case shall the total exceed twenty five (25) years; provided that the renewal application shall be filed before the expiry date thereof and that the permittee with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and the terms and conditions of the permit.
    Commercial Sand and Gravel Permit (CSGP) - shall be issued to any individual or private entity to extract and dispose sand and gravel materials for a period of one (1) year renewable for one or more terms but in no case shall the total exceed twenty five (25) years; provided that the renewal application shall be filed before the expiry date thereof and that the permittee with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and the terms and conditions of the permit.
    Industrial Sand and Gravel Permit (ISGP) - shall be issued to any individual or private entity to extract and dispose sand and gravel materials and other unconsolidated materials for industrial purposes. This permit is for a period of five (5) years renewable for one or more terms but in no case shall the total exceed twenty five (25) years; provided that the renewal application shall be filed before the expiry date thereof and that the permittee with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and the terms and conditions of the permit.
    Guano Permit (GP) - shall be issued to any individual or private entity to extract and dispose guano and other organic fertilizer materials for a period of one (1) year renewable for one or more terms but in no case shall the total exceed twenty five (25) years; provided that the renewal application shall be filed before the expiry date thereof and that the permittee with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and the terms and conditions of the permit.

2. Requirements

Special Permit Application (The lot owner should be the applicant)
    a. Filled-up Application Form
    b. Sketch Plan
    c. Xerox Copy of the Lot Title
    d. Tax Declaration (if untitled)
      Certification from lands as to the registered owner/claimant
      Certification from BARC Chairman
      Certification from the adjoined lot owner/s
      Other certification as proof of land ownership

    e. Barangay clearance - duly signed by the concerned barangay chairman that the project has been consulted to its constituents and that they interposes no objection
    f. Mayor's Clearance - duly signed by the concerned municipal mayor that the project has been consulted
    g. Other clearances from the concerned agency, if necessary
    h. Site Development Plan - prepared and duly signed by the proponent and approved by the ENRO Review Panel
    i. Filing Fee - P520.00
    j. Verification Fee - P4,000.00
Gratuitous Permit Application
    a. Filled-up Application Form
    b. Survey Plan
    c. Xerox Copy of Title
    d. Tax Declaration (if untitled)
      Certification of Lands as to the registered owner/claimant
      Certification from BARC Chairman
      Certification from the adjoined lot owner/s

    e. Barangay Clearance - duly signed by the concerned barangay chairman that the project had been consulted to its constituents and that they interposes no objection
    f. Municipal Clearance - duly signed by the concerned municipal mayor that the project had been consulted to its constituents and that they interposes no objection
    g. Other Clearances from the concerned agency
    h. Board Resolution regarding the project (municipal or barangay)
    i. Project Proposal
    j. Filing Fee - P520.00
    k. Verification Fee - P4,000.00
Regular Permit Application (SSMP, CSGPA, ISGPA, AQP, etc.)
    a. Filled-up Application Form
    b. Survey Plan
    c. Xerox Copy of Title (if private)
    d. Surface Owner Consent (when required)
    e. Mining Claimant's Consent (if required)
    f. Barangay Resolution - Sangguniang Barangay Resolution duly signed by the concerned barangay chairman that the project had been consulted to its constituents and that they interposes no objection
    g. Municipal Resolution - Sangguniang Bayan Resolution duly signed by the concerned municipal mayor that the project had been consulted to its constituents and that they interposes no objection
    h. Other Clearances from the concerned agency, if necessary
    i. Annual Development Work Program approved by the ENRO Review Panel
    j. Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC)
    k. Annual Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program (EPEP) - Prepared, signed and sealed by a Mining Engineer, Geologist or any Engineering discipline having more than five (5) years of experience in connection thereto and approved by the ENRO Review Panel
    l. Mining Project Feasibility Study (FS) - Prepared, signed and sealed by a Mining Engineer, Geologist or any Engineering discipline having more than five (5) years of experience in connection thereto and approved by the ENRO Review Panel.
    m. Proof of Technical Competence
    n. Proof of Financial Capability
3. Applicant of the Program/Service
    - Existing mining and quarry operators in the province of Bulacan
    - Any qualified person interested to undertake mining operation of metallic and non-metallic minerals in the province of Bulacan
    - Landowners of idle and unproductive land who wishes to develop said land from its unproductive status to productive
    - Researchers of mining and geological study academe interested to know how the LGUs of Bulacan implement rules and regulations of devolved functions from the DENR concerning mining regulations
    - Any qualified person who wishes to undertake transport of mineral products from the province of Bulacan
    - Complainants of illegal quarry operation
    - Non-government organizations, people's organization, local government units and other public organization/association involved in environmental concerns.
4. Procedures
    - Applicant must secure checklist of requirements and application form at the Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO), Natural Resources Management Division (NRMD)
    - Applicant must submit complete requirements together with the accomplished application form to the BENRO-NRMD
    - After review of requirements, BENRO-NRMD issues order of payment to settle application, filing and other fees
    - Applicant must settle all fees to the Provincial Treasurer's Office (PTO) and must furnish BENRO-NRMD with a photocopy of official receipt
    - BENRO-NRMD plots survey plan in control map and prepares endorsement report of the application to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-RO 3) Regional Office 3, DENR, for area clearance and mining claim conflict resolution
    - MGB-RO 3, DENR plots the mining property being claimed in their survey control map, prepare the corresponding area clearance and forward the result to the BENRO for interpretation and assessment
    - If no conflict is found after evaluation, BENRO-NRMD issues order of payment to settle verification fee. If a conflict is found, said conflict shall first be resolved before it will be processed
    - Applicant must settle payment of verification fee at the PTO and must furnish BENRO with a photocopy of official receipt
    - After processing and evaluation of all mining documents submitted for its completeness, technical personnel of BENRO-NRMD shall conduct field/site inspection/verification of the project area
    - After field verification, technical personnel who conducted the field verification shall prepare a verification report concerning its findings with regards to its ground location, mineralization, environmental considerations and mineable reserves
    - The verification report and corresponding documentary requirements shall be submitted to the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) for deliberation
    - After a thorough review of the report and required documents, the PMRB issues a resolution recommending to the Governor the issuance of permit. If a problem is encountered by the PMRB, said problem shall first be resolved through a resolution before it is recommended for its approval
    - The PMRB Resolution of the Permit shall be forwarded to the Office of the Governor for its approval and signing
    - BENRO issues the permit to the applicant/permittee
    - Once the permittee requests for Delivery Receipts (DR), an order of payment for DR requested shall be issued by NRMD
    - The applicant settles payment of DR at the PTO
    - BENRO issues corresponding requested DR

II. Processing/Issuance of ECC/CNC/GCC/GCA/WTF/APCF

1. Requirements

1.1 Initial Environment Examination (IEE) or environmental feasibility study
    - Site Development Plan showing all facilities
    - Vicinity Map adequately identifying the location or premises of project and nearby land uses establishment
    - Pictures of establishment and anti-pollution devices
    - Anti-pollution designs and plans
1.2 Business Regulatory Documents
    - Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) registration
    - Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration, if applicable

1.3 Zoning or Locational Clearance issued by the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) or the Deputized Administrator (MPDC of the Municipal Government where project is situated)

1.4 Certification from the LGU that it has consulted its constituents and that they interpose no objection whatsoever regarding the project. Barangay and Municipal Clearance or Resolution is also required.

1.5 A public hearing is also required for projects deemed as Environmentally Critical. The Governor may, on his own initiative or upon recommendation of the PENRO, by Executive Order declare certain projects, undertakings or areas in the province as environmentally critical.

2. Procedures
    - Applicant must secure checklist of requirements and survey form at the Provincial ENRO
    - Applicant must submit complete requirements together with the accomplished survey form
    - After review of requirements, ENRO issues order of payment to settle application/processing fees
    - Applicant must settle all fees at the cashier (PATO) and must furnish ENRO with a photocopy of official receipt
    - For application of Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC):
      1. Applicant accomplishes application form
      2. ENRO conducts ocular inspection for verification
      3. If the proposed project is proven to be non-critical, ENRO releases certificate
    - For application of Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC):

1. Applicant must submit requirements for assessment/evaluation
2. ENRO conducts ocular inspection of project establishment
3. If petition or complaint arises, the applicant must initiate a technical conference with all the concerned parties to settle matters accordingly. Otherwise, ENRO prepares summary of inspection report and recommendation
4. ENRO conducts final assessment/evaluation after which an endorsement for the Governor's approval is drafted.
5. The Governor will then approve the endorsement and sign the ECC and/or Governor's Clearance

III. Granting of Seedling Requests

1. Procedures
    - Requisitioner (Local Government Units or LGUs, elementary schools, organizations, public agencies, and others) must submit a letter of request to ENRO
    - ENRO checks requirements indicated in the letter then conducts site validation
    - If the area is suitable for planting, ENRO prepares recommendation letter for approval of ENRO head
    - Once approved, ENRO prepares Requisition Issue Voucher (RIV) and provides requisitioner with sketch map of nursery bank
    - Requisitioner shall pick up the seedlings at the nursery bank and plant them on the scheduled date with the aid of ENRO
    - ENRO prepares a written report based on the accomplished activity
    - ENRO monitors the planted seedlings after a specified period of time
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