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The members of the Commission shall serve and continue to hold office until their successors shall have been appointed and qualified.

Should a member of the Commission fail to complete his/her term, the unexpired portion of the term.

These include wastes from residential and commercial sources that comprise of bulky wastes, consumer electronics, white goods, yard wastes that are collected separately, batteries, oil, and tires.

These wastes are usually handled separately from other residential and commercial wastes;(rr) Transfer stations shall refer to those facilities utilized to receive solid wastes, temporarily store, separate, convert, or otherwise process the materials in the solid wastes, or to transfer the solid wastes directly from smaller to larger vehicles for transport.

The presence of at least a majority of the members shall constitute a quorum.

The chairman, or in his absence the vice-chairman, shall be the presiding officer.

- There shall be established a National Ecology Center under the Commission which shall provide consulting, information, training, and networking services for the implementation of the provisions of this Act. It shall maintain a multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary pool of experts including those from the academe, inventors, practicing professionals, business and industry, youth, women and other concerned sectors, who shall be screened according to qualifications set by the Commission.

4 of this Act, they may designate permanent representatives to attend the meetings..

The Commission shall undertake the following activities:(f) Develop a model provincial, city and municipal solid waste management plan that will establish prototypes of the content and format which provinces, cities and municipalities may use in meeting the requirements of the National Solid Waste Management Framework;(h) Develop and implement a program to assist local government units in the identification of markets for materials that are diverted from disposal facilities through re-use, recycling, and composting, and other environment-friendly methods;(n) Establish, after notice and hearing of the parties concerned, standards, criteria, guidelines, and formula that are fair, equitable and reasonable, in establishing tipping charges and rates that the proponent will charge in the operation and management of solid waste management facilities and technologies.(o) Develop safety nets and alternative livelihood programs for small recyclers and other sectors that will be affected as a result of the construction and/or operation of solid waste management recycling plant or facility.(p) Formulate and update a list of non-environmentally acceptable materials in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

For this purpose, it shall be necessary that proper consultation be conducted by the Commission with all concerned industries to ensure a list that is based on technological and economic viability.(s) Propose and adopt regulations requiring the source separation and post separation collection, segregated collection, processing, marketing and sale of organic and designated recyclable material generated in each local government unit; and - The Commission shall meet at least once a month.

The government sector shall be represented by the heads of the following agencies in their , That representatives from the NGOs, recycling and manufacturing or packaging industries shall be nominated through a process designed by themselves and shall be appointed by the President for a term of three (3) years: The Department Secretary and a private sector representative of the Commission shall serve as chairman and vice chairman, respectively.

The private sector representatives of the Commission shall be appointed on the basis of their integrity, high decree of professionalism and having distinguished themselves in environmental and resource management.