OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Functions:
  1. Formulate measures for the consideration of the sanggunian and provide technical assistance and support to the  mayor, as the case may be, in carrying out measures to ensure the delivery of basic services and provision of adequate facilities relative to environment and natural resources services;
  2. Develop plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by the mayor, as the case may be, implement the same, particularly those which have to do with environment and natural resources programs and projects which the  mayor is empowered to implement and which the sanggunian is empowered to provide;
  3. In addition to the foregoing duties and functions, the environment and natural resources officer shall:
    1. Establish, maintain, protect and preserve communal forests, watersheds, tree parks, mangroves, greenbelts and similar forest projects and commercial forest, like industrial tree farms and agro-forestry projects;
    2. Manage and maintain seed banks and produce seedlings for forests and tree parks;
    3. Coordinate with government agencies and non- governmental organizations in the implementation of measures to prevent and control land, air and water pollution with the assistance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources;
  4. Be in the frontline of the delivery of services concerning the environment and natural resources, particularly in the renewal and rehabilitation of the environment during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural calamities and disasters;
  5. Recommend to the sanggunian and advise the  mayor, as the case may be, on all matters relative to the protection, conservation, maximum utilization, application of appropriate technology and other matters related to the environment and natural resources; and
  6. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.

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