Administrative Relationship

The DENR Secretary shall have supervision and control of the Bureau.  For this purpose, the Director shall report directly to the DENR Secretary thru the Undersecretary for Field Operations.

The Bureau Regional Director and the DENR Regional Director shall be co-equal in terms of the implementation of their respective functions and duties in the region; Provided, that the DENR Regional Director shall exercise coordinative authority over MGB Regional Director under circumstances where the program, project and/or activity in the region is the primary responsibility of the former, and in times of non-mining-related emergencies, natural calamities, disasters, social disorders and other fortuitous events, the DENR Regional Director shall exercise operational control and supervision over MGB in the area.  In such cases the respective heads of offices or units retain administrative control over their respective personnel.