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PHILIPPINE CASE STUDY 2011 REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTIONS AND PROTOCOL BANGKOK THAILAND CAPT LYNDON F LATORRE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD.

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1 PHILIPPINE CASE STUDY 2011 REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTIONS AND PROTOCOL BANGKOK THAILAND CAPT LYNDON F LATORRE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD

2 MANDATESREMARKS Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter 1972 Its objective to take all practicable steps to prevent pollution of the sea by dumping of wastes and other matter Presidential Decree No. 979 – Marine Pollution Act of 1976 it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, dump, or suffer, permit the discharge of.. harmful substances from or out of any ship, vessel, barge... into or upon the territorial and inland navigable waters of the Philippines; RA Philippine Coast Guard Law of 2009 Disposal shall be done only in the area designated by the PCG based on the following coordinates : BACKGROUND

3 MC “ Rule Prohibiting the Dumping and Discharging of Waste and Other Harmful Matters Disposal shall be done only in the area designated by the PCG based on the following coordinates :

4 MAIN ISSUE AND PROBLEM  UNMONITORED DUMPING ACTIVITIES  MANY COASTAL COMMUNITIES COMPLAINED OF UNEXPLAINED GARBAGE  DISPOSAL FOR DREDGED MATERIALS  HIGH COST OF DUMPING  NEED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

5 POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS/ ALTERNATIVES  MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE  ALTERNATIVE USE FOR DREDGED MATERIALS  STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF REGULATIONS  INTER-AGENCY COORDINATIONS  DUMPING AT SEA AS THE LAST REMEDY

6 CURRENT EFFORTS  UPOC (UNDERWATER PLACEMENT OVERHEAD CAPPING)  USE DREDGED MATERIAL FOR RECLAMATION  COAST WATCH SYSTEM/ VESSEL TRAFFIC MONITORING SCHEME  CONCURRENCE OF THE PROTOCOL FROM AGENCIES

7 CONSTRAINTS AND BARRIERS  ALTERNATIVE DUMPING FOR DREDGED MATERIAL NOT IN PORT DEVELOPMENT  AFFECTED COASTAL INHABITANTS-NIMBY (NOT IN MY BACKYARD)  AREA OF HIGH MARINE BIODIVERSITY

8 NEXT STEPS  RATIFICATION OF LONDON DUM[PING PROTOCOL AND SUBSEQUENT ENACTMENT OF A SIMILAR LAW  INFORMATION AND EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

9 REFERENCES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION  PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD  UP MARITIME INSTITUTE  NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON MARINE SCIENCES  PHILIPPINE PORTS AUTHORITY  ENVIRONMENTAL AND MANAGEMENT BUREAU OF DENR


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