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1 European Commission DG Environment Implementation of the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (European PRTR, E-PRTR) Namur, 7 February 2007 Bernd Mehlhorn, DG.ENV.C.4 (Industrial Emissions)

2 European Commission DG Environment EPER Second EPER reporting for 2004 on the internet !!! l 350,000 visits in 2006

3 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR Why ?

4 European Commission DG Environment UN-ECE PRTR UN-ECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) under the Aarhus Convention

5 European Commission DG Environment UN-ECE PRTR signed in Kiev at the Ministerial Conference Environment for Europe on 21 May 2003 by EC + 25 MS + 13 further countries (CR, B&H, S&M, UA, but not e.g. CAN, USA and Turkey)

6 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 concerning the establishment of the European PRTR Official Journal L 33, , p.1

7 European Commission DG Environment EPER/European PRTR Time Table reporting by MS/internet Time Table reporting by MS/internet data of 2001 June 2003/+8 data of 2004 June 2006/+5 data of 2007 E-PRTR June 2009/+4 data of 2008 E-PRTR March 2010/+1 data of 2009 E-PRTR March 2011/+1

8 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR EPER E-PRTR EPER E-PRTR 50 pollutants 91 pollutants 50 pollutants 91 pollutants (new dioxins/furans threshold !!! 1 g to 0,1 g TEQ) 56 activities 65 activities 56 activities 65 activities

9 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR Additional activities: l Coal rolling mills, manufacture of coal products, l underground mining, opencast mining and querries (>25ha), l UWWTP (capacity >100,000 m 3 P.E.) l Independently operated WWTPs (capacity >10,000 m 3 per day)

10 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR l Intensive aquaculture (capacity 1,000 tonnes) l Shipyards ( capacity 100 m length) l Explosives and pyrotechnic products l Other primary wood products such as chipboard, fibreboard and plywood (capacity >20 tonnes per day)

11 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR Releases to land Disposal operations land treatment or deep injection on-site or off-site on-site or off-site Manure or sewage sludge spreading not included!

12 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR Accidental releases l Totals: deliberate, accidental, routine and non-routine releases non-routine releases l separately accidental releases (where available)

13 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR EPER E-PRTR EPER E-PRTR Indirect release off-site transfer by transfer (via of waste water sewer) to an off site WWTP

14 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR Off-site transfers (of waste…and not of pollutants!) l Thresholds: 2 t hazardous or 2000 t non-hazardous waste l Annual amount in tonnes plus R and D

15 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR More information needed if waste is brought to foreign countries (according to waste shipment regulation): l Name and address of the recoverer or disposer of the waste l Actual recovery or disposal site

16 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR Data collection, Quality assurance by operators l Best available information l In accordance with internationally approved methodologies, where these are available or equivalent methodologies. l Appropriate frequency

17 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR l Keep record of data for five years (basic data, methodologies) (basic data, methodologies) l In case of M or C the analytical method and/or the method of calculation shall be reported (CEN XXXXX, PER, NRB, ALT, CRM, MAB, SSC, OTH) See Guidance document…!!!

18 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR New opportunity for operators…: Optional Text field: For textual information or website address (environment!) delivered by facility or parent company

19 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR Competent authorities shall assess the quality of data ( completeness, consistency and credibility) ( completeness, consistency and credibility)

20 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR Today? We are already in 2007, the first E-PRTR reporting year!!! Guidance document published in 11 languages on the website…see website!

21 European Commission DG Environment European PRTR Releases from diffuse sources Road traffic, shipping, aviation, agriculture, fuel distribution, solvent use, domestic heating, construction, (SMEs) See website!!!

22 European Commission DG Environment


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