Joint DOE-DND Department Order No. 2002-05-001

Series of 2002

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT WATERCRAFTS (EWC)

 

Pursuant to the provisions of Proclamation No. 72, establishing the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project Safety and Exclusion Zones, dated July 10, 2002, the Agreement dated September 14, 2001 entered into between the Department of Energy and Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. on the procurement of Environmental Management Watercrafts for the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project, and the Deed of Assignment between the Department of Energy and the Department of National Defense dated 23 May 2002, the following guidelines for the use of EWCs are hereby adopted and promulgated:

 

SECTION 1.  Title

 

This order shall be known and may be cited as the “Implementing Rules and Operating Guidelines (IROG)” for the use of the Environmental Management Watercrafts (EWCs).

 

SEC. 2.  Scope and Coverage

 

These rules shall lay down the powers, functions and responsibilities of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of National Defense (DND), the rights and obligations of stakeholders and the duties and obligations of concerned agencies with respect to the use of EWCs.

 

SEC. 3.  Definition of Terms.  –

 

The following terms as used in these Implementing Rules and Operating Guidelines shall de defined as follows:

 

Agreementrefers to the contract on the Procurement of Environmental Management Watercraft for the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project entered into by and between the DOE and Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX), dated September 14, 2001;

 

DOErefers to the Department of Energy;

 

DND refers to Department of National Defense;

 

EWCmeans Environmental Management Watercrafts;

 

Operatormeans a person or entity that manages the petroleum operations, but not necessarily the concession owner;

 

Proclamation No. 72” – the Presidential Proclamation dated July 10, 2001 regarding the establishment of Safety and Exclusion Zones for the exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources in the Malampaya field and its transportation to the users of the resource;

 

Projectthe Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project of the Government under the supervision and control of the DOE, implemented by the service contractor under Service Contract No. 38;

 

Safety and Exclusion Zones refers to the areas mentioned in Sections 1 and 2 of Proclamation No. 72 dated 10 July 2001.

 

SEC. 4.  Operation of EWC.  –

 

Only authorized DND and DOE personnel are allowed to operate/handle/drive the EWCs, preferably those who had undergone training on Lancer Boat Handling Course.  However, any  DND or  DOE personnel may be allowed to handle the boat provided he/she is under the direct supervision of trained EWC crew;

 

The DND personnel shall operate/handle mainly the two (2) EWCs assigned to them by DOE in furtherance of the objectives stipulated in the Agreement, dated September 14, 2002 and the Deed of Assignment dated 23 May 2002;

 

The DOE personnel shall operate/handle mainly the 3rd EWC (E/W DE LA PAZ) for environmental monitoring or other energy-related work/activities.  However, the DOE at any time, upon notice to the DND shall, have access on the other EWCs for purposes of environmental monitoring, geological investigations and such other activities necessary in carrying out its objectives relating to petroleum exploration and development;

 

The DOE may request PN for purposes of escorting and assisting the DOE personnel to carry out their assigned tasks.  For this purpose, the DOE shall be responsible for the subsistence and other incidental expenses of the said PN personnel when their services are rendered, subject to the usual accounting rules and procedures.

 

The DND personnel shall be responsible for the custody, security and routine maintenance of the 3rd EWC (E/W DE LA PAZ) in the absence of the DOE personnel on site.

 

SEC. 5.  Maintenance of the EWC.  –

 

SPEX shall be responsible for the maintenance of and the supply of spare parts for the EWCs for a period of three (3) years as mentioned in the Agreement;

 

SPEX shall also be responsible for the supply of fuel, oil and lubricants for the EWCs up to an amount of Five Thousand US Dollars (US $ 5,000.00) per vessel per annum for the initial three (3) years, as also mentioned in the said Agreement;

 

After three (3) years or after the provisions of Sections 7a and 7b of the Agreement have lapsed, the DND, through the PN, shall be responsible for the maintenance of the two (2) EWCs assigned to them including the procurement of supplies, materials, spare parts, fuel, oil and lubricants.  Expenses for this purpose shall be charged to the concerned agency to be taken from its annual appropriation;

 

After three (3) years or after the provisions of Sections 7a and 7b of the Agreement have lapsed, the DOE shall be responsible for the maintenance of the 3rd EWC (E/W DE LA PAZ), including the procurement of supplies, materials, spare parts, fuel, oil and lubricants.  However, the DOE may also ask for the assistance from the PN, provided the expenses for this 3rd EWC shall be charged to the DOE.

 

SEC. 6.   Record-Keeping, Inspection and Monitoring.   –

 

The DOE shall, after proper consultation and notice, require the DND personnel assigned in the area to establish and maintain relevant records and make relevant reports on the status/physical condition of EWCs, including their fuel consumption, spare parts and other supplied and materials;

 

The DOE shall conduct on-site inspections and monthly monitoring on the physical conditions and use of EWCs.

 

The Commanding Officer/Officer-in-Charge of the EWC shall follow all guidelines on operating small crafts i.e., render daily vessel report and situation report when necessary.

 

SEC. 7.   Implementing Agencies.   –

 

The DOE and DND are the primary government agencies responsible for the implementation and enforcement of these rules and operating guidelines.

 

SEC. 8.   Construction.   –

 

These Implementing Rules and Operating Guidelines shall be liberally construed to carry out the objectives of national security and environmental protection through the pursuance of the framework of sustainable development.

 

SEC. 9.   Repealing and Amendatory Clause.   –

 

The DOE and DND, acting jointly, may amend, alter, supplement, modify, repeal, or revoke these rules or any portion hereof as may be necessary.

 

SEC. 10.   Separability Clause.   –

 

If any clause, sentence, provision or section of these rules shall be held invalid or unconstitutional by a competent court, the other provisions not otherwise affected shall remain in full force and effect.

 

SEC. 11.   Effectivity Clause.   –

 

These rules shall take effect upon signing of the Parties hereto.

 

Done this 23rd day of May 2002, in Metro Manila, Philippines.

 

 

Department of Energy

 

 

 

VINCENT S. PEREZ, JR.

Secretary

 

 

Department of National Defense

 

 

 

ANGELO T. REYES

Secretary

 

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