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1 The Chemical Engineering Law of 2004 (R.A. 9297) A Lecture in SEMFILA

2 An Act Regulating the Practice of Chemical Engineering and Repealing for this Purpose Republic Act Numbered Three Hundred and Eighteen (R. A. No. 318), otherwise known as "The Chemical Engineering Law" Title

3 1.to supervise and regulate the practice of chemical engineering, vital to national development 2.to upgrade the chemical engineering education, ensuring that the country's chemical engineers are at par with the best in the world 3.to reserve the practice of the chemical engineering profession to Filipino citizens POLICY

4 1.practice of chemical engineering - offering of professional chemical engineering service for a fee, salary, reward, or compensation, paid directly or through another person, even without such reward or compensation 2.industrial plant - any plant in which unit processes and/or unit operations are involved, including pollution control and abatement processes and operations DEFINITION OF TERMS

5 3.unit process - involves chemical change in the manufacture of industrial or consumer products or the treatment of industrial or chemical wastes 4.unit operation - physical operation by which a desired step in an industrial process is conducted or controlled DEFINITION OF TERMS

6 5.professional chemical engineering subjects ChE Thermodynamics ChE Calculations Physical and Chemical Principles Industrial Processes Momentum, Heat & Mass Transfer Industrial Waste Management & Control Process Equipment Design & Plant Design Biochemical Engineering & Bio-Engineering DEFINITION OF TERMS

7 6.chemical engineer - a person duly registered and a holder of a valid Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Card issued by the Board of Chemical Engineering and by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) DEFINITION OF TERMS

8 Professional chemical engineering practice shall include the following in relation to industrial plants: consultation requiring chemical engineering knowledge, skill, and proficiency investigation estimation and/or valuation planning preparation of feasibility studies SCOPE OF PRACTICE

9 Professional chemical engineering practice shall include the following in relation to industrial plants: designing preparation of specifications supervision of installation operation including quality management, but not including chemical analysis and operation of a chemical laboratory SCOPE OF PRACTICE

10 Teaching, lecturing, and reviewing of a professional chemical engineering subject in the curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree or a subject in the Chemical Engineering Licensure Examination given in any school, college, university, or any other educational institution shall also be considered a professional chemical engineering service. SCOPE OF PRACTICE

11 1.It is under the administrative control and supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission. 2.It is composed of a chairman and two other members. 3.They are appointed by the President of the Philippines from among those recommended by the Commission from the nominees of the duly integrated and accredited national organization of chemical engineers. The Chemical Engineering Board

12 1.natural born Filipino citizen and resident of the Philippines 2.at least a holder of a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering as conferred by an engineering school of good standing, recognized and accredited by the government 3.a registered chemical engineer in active practice for at least 10 years QUALIFICATIONS OF THE REGULATORY BOARD

13 4.a member of good standing of the integrated and duly accredited national chemical engineering profession 5.does not have any interest, directly or indirectly in any university, college, school, or institution conferring an academic degree necessary for admission to the practice of chemical engineering or where review classes in preparation for licensure examinations are being offered or conducted QUALIFICATIONS OF THE REGULATORY BOARD

14 1.supervises and regulates the practice of the chemical engineering profession 2.determines and evaluates the qualifications of the applicants for registration 3.prescribes the subjects to be included in the licensure examination, determine the syllabi of the subjects and their respective weights, construct the test questions, score and rate the examination papers, and submit the examination results to the Commission Powers & Duties Of The Regulatory Board

15 4.together with the Commission, issues Certificates of Registrations and Professional Identification Cards to applicants who have passed the licensure examination for registered chemical engineers 5.issues special permits to persons admitted to the practice of the profession and Certificates of Recognition for advance studies and researches and accomplishments in the profession that contribute to its enrichment Powers & Duties Of The Regulatory Board

16 6.inquires into the conditions affecting the practice of the profession and adopts measures for the enhancement and maintenance of a high professional, ethical, and technical standard. 7.inspects establishments where chemical engineers practice their profession such as factories, plants, offices, and the like in order to determine and enforce compliance with the provisions of RA 9297 and issues Certificates of Compliance Powers & Duties Of The Regulatory Board

17 8.in coordination with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), inspects the facilities, faculty, equipment, and other aspects directly related to the chemical engineering program of educational institutions 9.adopts rules and regulations for the practice of chemical engineering 10.adopts a Code of Ethics and a Code of Technical Standards for the practice of chemical engineering Powers & Duties Of The Regulatory Board

18 11.investigates violations to RA 9297, the ChE Code of Ethics, and the Code of Technical Standards 12.issues subpoenas to secure the attendance of witnesses or the production of documents in connection with any administrative case before the Board 13.hears and decides administrative cases filed against chemical engineers and firms employing chemical engineers Powers & Duties Of The Regulatory Board

19 14.administer oaths in connection with the performance of its functions 15.adopt an official seal and prescribe the seal of the chemical engineering profession 16.submit annual reports to the Commission 17.prosecute and institute criminal action against any violator of RA 9297 Powers & Duties Of The Regulatory Board

20 18.prescribe guidelines and criteria on the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program for chemical engineers in consultation with the integrated and accredited chemical engineering organizations 19.perform such other functions as may be necessary in order to implement the provisions of this Act Powers & Duties Of The Regulatory Board

21 Engr. Ofelia Bulaong (Chair) WHO ARE THE CHE BOARD OF EXAMINERS?

22 Engr. Francisco Arellano (Member) WHO ARE THE CHE BOARD OF EXAMINERS?

23 Engr. Jeffrey Mijares (Member) WHO ARE THE CHE BOARD OF EXAMINERS?

24 3 year term with reappointment Compensation or honorarium will be provided by the Commission TERMS OF OFFICE & COMPENSATION OF THE REGULATORY BOARD

25 The Board Members can be removed or suspended by the Commission because of any of the following: neglect of duty incompetence tolerance of irregularities in the licensure examinations malpractice unprofessional or unethical conduct Removal / Suspension Of The Regulatory Board Members


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