There is hereby created a Pollution Adjudication Board under the Office of the Secretary. The Board shall be composed of the Secretary as Chairman, two (2) Undersecretaries as maybe designated by the Secretary, the Director of the Environmental Management, and three (3) others to be designated by the Secretary as members.
The board shall assume the powers and functions of the Commission/Commissioners of the National Pollution Control Commission with respect to the adjudication of pollution cases under Republic Act 3931 and Presidential Decree 984, particularly with respect to Section 6 letters e,f,g,j,k and p of P.D. 984. The Environmental Management Bureau shall serve as the Secretariat of the Board. These powers and functions maybe delegated to the regional officers of the Department in accordance with rules and regulation to be formulated by the Board