LAND TRANSPORTATION RELATED LAWS /REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8749 - "PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999"

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8749 – “PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999”

LAND TRANSPORTATION RELATED LAWS /REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8749 – “PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999”

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A COMPREHENSIVE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL POLICY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

The law shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature.

The State shall promote and protect the global environment to attain sustainable development while recognizing the primary responsibility of local government units to deal with environmental problems.

The State recognizes that the responsibility of cleaning the habitat and environment is primarily area-based and the principle that polluters must pay. The states recognizes that a clean and healthy environment is for the good of all and should be the concern of all.

Regulation of All Motor Vehicles and Engines. Any imported new or locally-assembled new motor vehicle shall not be registered unless it complies with the emission standards set pursuant to this Act, as evidenced by a Certificate of Conformity (COC) issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Any imported new motor vehicle engine shall not be introduced into commerce, sold or used unless it complies with emission standards.

Any imported used motor vehicle or rebuilt motor vehicle using new or used engines, major parts or components shall not be registered unless it complies with the emission standards.

REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE

  • New Vehicle – Certificate of Conformity
  • Old Vehicles – Certificate Of Compliance to Emission Standard

Vehicles must meet the emission standards. The results of such test conducted by the DOTr or its authorized inspection center shall be presented within sixty (60) days from the date of the test and to the LTO motor vehicle registration offices as a prerequisite to renewal of registration.

ROADSIDE INSPECTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Vehicle found emitting excessive smoke while operating in any public highway shall be subjected to an emission test by properly equipped DOTr through LTO and/or DOTr – designated enforcement unit(s) and/or its deputized agents.

FINES & PENALTIES

  • First Offense – A fine not exceeding two thousand pesos (Php 2,000.00)
  • Second Offense – A fine not exceeding four thousand pesos (Php 4,000.00)
  • Third and Succeeding Offenses – A fine not exceeding six thousand pesos (Php 6,000.00) and one (1) year suspension of MV Registration

 

LAND TRANSPORTATION RELATED LAWS /REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8749 - "PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999"
LAND TRANSPORTATION RELATED LAWS /REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8749 – “PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999”

Source: https://portal.lto.gov.ph/ords/f?p=ELEARNING:200:110165788317173::::P200_TOPICS_FK:AAF304AE9C9C3D92E0530D28780A3145

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