SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – DENR Region I key officials paid a courtesy call to the Provincial Governor Emmanuel Ortega III at the provincial capitol last July 29,2019. Highlights of the meeting dealt on the status of the Quarry Operations along the Bued River. MGB I led by Regional Director Carlos A. Tayag presented the proposed quarry channel and crushing plant (upstream and downstream) for the de-clogging/desilting of the Bued River. DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu noted the unsystematic quarrying in the said area and instructed for immediate rehabilitation.
Ocular inspections which was led by Regional Executive Director Carlito Tuballa were conducted. Areas for immediate rehabilitation were identified and designation of areas for permit holders to initiate rehabilitation (clustering) were done as well. A monitoring will be conducted to validate the extent of compliance. Courses of action of DENR/EMB/MGB were also discussed in case of non-compliance.