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Reporting sheet no.4 Emissions of pollutants Peter Kristensen, EEA Joint Eionet NRC Freshwater and Drafting group State of the Environment and Trends meeting.

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1 Reporting sheet no.4 Emissions of pollutants Peter Kristensen, EEA Joint Eionet NRC Freshwater and Drafting group State of the Environment and Trends meeting (7th Meeting) 3 October 2007, Copenhagen

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3 Pollution from point sources Source: A. Margeriene Lithuania EPA 2007

4 WFD Art. 5 & 2010 National montoring and characteri- zation UWWT Directive Reporting By agglome- ration E-EPTR Reporting By instalation Eurostat/ OECD Joint Q. Reporting sheet Point and diffuse source emissions Aggregated by RBD Emissions at country level International emission inventories Rhine; Danube HELCOM; MED- POL Emission information in WISE UWWT E-EPRT SoE reporting - Trend in emission - Source apportion- ment - Indicators Information used by other organisations European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER); European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (European PRTR); Urban Waste Water Treatment (UWWT)

5 Avoid duplication of reporting EEA is exploring the possibility of using information from other reporting such as reporting in relation to the UWWT Directive and EPER/E-EPTR to avoid duplication of reporting by Member States. However, there may be some quality assurance benefits from the countries/RBD authorities doing the emission aggregation at the RBD or WFD sub-unit; instead of aggregation by EEA.

6 Country comments (June/July 2007) (1) Comments received from five countries (NL; DK; SE; HU & AT/UWWTD consultant ) and Eurostat plus comments received during June meeting Definition of significant point and diffuse sources - footnote added Significant point sources – all sources reported under UWWT and IPPC Directive plus additional smaller sources contributed significantly to pressure of individual water bodies Significant diffuse sources – all sources contributed significantly to pressure of RBD or individual water bodies

7 Country comments (June/July 2007) (2) Some of the proposed substances (e.g. TSS or diffuse loads of hazardous substances) are not measured by the specific country and the level of detail at sources is not available Data can only be reported if available. In the first years of reporting the methodologies used may be heterogeneous. This has to be taken into account when comparing results. The WFD implementation will lead to harmonization of the methodologies such as learning by good practices. Errors (e.g. Double counting of industry) and inconsistencies have been corrected Catchment level changed to WFD sub-unit

8 Proposal: Test data exchange of emission data during 2008 It is recognised that some information may not be available in the first years of reporting in the level of detail ideally required. Need for coordination with UWWTD and E-EPRT reporting Test data exchange of emission data during 2008 January/February: Based on the reporting sheet EEA prepares reporting format (data dictionary and table) for a test data exchange via Reportnet March/April: reporting of available information aggregated to RBD level – test scheme; no evaluation of performance. May: EEA analyse the reported information and prepares a background document on data availability and possibilities of streamlining reporting June: Joint Eionet/SoE Group meeting (emission experts) with experts from UWWTD and E-EPTR to discuss the reporting in relation to emissions 2009: Regular reporting of emission data according to the agreed structure

9 Reporting sheet no.4 Emissions What should be reported? Why is it needed? How should it be reported? Data & Determinants Aggregation of data Aggregation by source categories Data description

10 Reporting sheet 4: Emissions (1) What should be reported? Total loads of each identified pollutants emitted from significant point and diffuse sources at River Basin Districts (RBD) level. Why is it needed? The information reported will be used to formulate indicators of emissions that will be used in the assessment of pressures and states of Europes waters and trends to monitor progress with European policy objectives. Indicators may present: Time series of the annual values of the selected emissions aggregated at a country or regional level and at the source category level (e.g. urban, industry, agriculture). Are emission increasing or decreasing? Apportionment of emissions by source or by determinand within each country or RBD.

11 Reporting sheet 4: Emissions (2) How should it be reported? – Data & Determinands The annual load estimates (tonnes/year) of the pollutants from significant point sources and diffuse sources aggregated at RBD level Organic load (as TOC, BOD, COD and TSS (if available)); Nitrogen (as N-NH 4 +, N-NO 3 - and total N); Phosphorus (total P); Priority Substances (33 substances identified in Decision 2455/2001/EC); Other significant pollutants (especially those listed in Annex VIII of the WFD).

12 Aggregation of data Spatial aggregation Pollutants emitted and aggregated at the RBD level are required. If more detailed information is available at administrative areas such as regions or provinces; sub-unit or water body level this information is appreciated. Temporal aggregation Time series of annual totals of loads of all pollutants in tonnes per year. For as many years as possible. Reporting sheet 4: Emissions (3)

13 Aggregation by source categories The load estimates should be reported from each of the following sources where appropriate. a) Point sources Loads from Urban Waste Water Treatment (UWWT) plants. If possible the reporting may be split by agglomerations in the following categories divided in according to the number of population equivalent (p.e.) (Categories from the UWWT Directive). p.e. < p.e < p.e p.e. > Loads from industrial point sources, direct (IPPC installations and non IPPC installations ); Other point sources (e.g. fish farms, large animal units, mining, peat production) b) Diffuse sources, emissions from Agriculture Atmospheric deposition Scattered dwellings Background Other diffuse sources Reporting sheet 4: Emissions (5)

14 Jucar Pilot River Basin Report Urban waste water dischargesIndustrial discharges Nutrient surplus Pollutants emitted and aggregated at the RBD level are required

15 3200 Waste water treatment plants

16 Thank you for your attention


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