Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Caraga through its Air Ambient Monitoring Team monitored the seven accredited Private Emission Testing Centers (PETC) operating within Agusan del Sur.

PETC covered in said monitoring were Shekinah Emission Services Super Carry Pollution Test Co, JDT Emission Testing Center, San Jose Emission Test Center, SM Cabrisus Testing Center, Champ Emission Testing Center, and Sierra Fox Emission Test.

The activity was initiated to ensure the continued compliance of private emission facilities to the emission standards of the DENR as mandated under Republic Act 8749 or the Clean Air Act. Monitoring activities were conducted to determine if the equipment used by PETC to measure fumes or detect the level of air pollutants such as hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and carbon monoxide are calibrated. (Cheryl Elpa)