In compliance to the Memorandum Circular No. 2018 – 05: IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF AN ACTUAL INSPECTION OF NEW MOTOR VEHICLES IN RELATION TO THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY (COC) from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in accordance with the Section 22 of the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 (RA 8749), the Air Quality Management Section (AQMS) issues a Certificate of Conformity (COC) to all new imported or new locally-assembled motor vehicles to be introduced to the Philippine market. The COC is a requirement for registration of all new vehicles which certifies their compliance with existing emission standards and EURO IV Emission Limits (DAO 2015-04).
On April 05, 2019 (Friday), the EMB Central Office AQMS personnel led by Engr.Jundy Del Socorro (OIC) together with Engr. Edmundo Escubio (Engineer II), Engr. Jackielyn Barona (Site Engineer) and Engr. Phillip Aquino (Site Engineer) launched the inspection of New Motor Vehicles with approved COC for verification of all specifications declared in their current certificates, prioritizing the presence of all cited Emission Control Systems for each vehicle.
Pursuant to Section 12 (Consent to Inspection as Condition of COC) of DAO 2000-81 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 8749 which states that “To ensure that new motor vehicles manufactured, assembled, or imported conform in all material respects to the design specifications described in the COC, it shall be a condition of the COC that the manufacturer, assembler or importer shall consent to all the inspections by the Department through the Bureau of the vehicle engine,emission control system, among others, of the new motor vehicles covered by the COC”.
During the inspection, Emission Control Systems such as the Catalytic Converters, Oxygen Sensors, Exhaust Gas Re-circulation System (EGR), Evaporative Emission Control Systems and On-Board-Diagnostic(OBD) system were observed and verified.