Pollutant release and transfer register

Publications in the series on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

 

A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) is a publicly accessible database or inventory of chemicals or pollutants released to air, water and soil and transferred off-site for treatment. It brings together information about which chemicals are being released, where, how much and by whom.

This series is divided between 3 types of publications:

  • Council Acts
  • Guidance Manuals (including Global PRTRs, Data application, Release estimation techniques, Workshop reports)
  • Other publications
 

1. COUNCIL ACTS

2003 Recommendation on Implementing Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers C/(96)41/Final, as amended C(2003)87

English - French

1996 Recommendation of the Council on Implementing Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers  C(96)41/FINAL - English - French


2. GUIDANCE MANUALS

a) Global PRTRs

2014 Guidance document on element of a PRTR: Part 1 ENV/JM/MONO(2014)33
2015 Guidance document on element of a PRTR: Part 2 ENV/JM/MONO(2015)45
2014 Proposal For A Harmonised List Of Pollutants  ENV/JM/MONO(2014)32
2001 Why PRTRs Differ: A Review of National Programmes ENV/JM/MONO(2001)16


b) PRTR Data Application

2013 Application, Use and Presentation of PRTR Data ENV/JM/MONO(2013)1
2005 Uses of PRTR Data and Tools for their Presentation: A Reference Manual ENV/JM/MONO(2005)3
2000 Presentation and Dissemination of PRTR Data: Practices and Experiences - Getting the Words and Numbers Out ENV/JM/MONO(2000)17


c) Release Estimation Techniques

2013 Resource Compendium of PRTR Part 1: Summary of Techniques for Point Source ENV/JM/MONO(2002)20/REV1
2003 Resource Compendium of PRTR Part 2: Summary of Techniques for Diffuse Source ENV/JM/MONO(2003)14 
2005 Resource Compendium of PRTR Part 3: Summary of Techniques for Off-site Transfers ENV/JM/MONO(2005)9
2011 Resource Compendium of PRTR Part 4: Summary of Techniques for Releases from Products ENV/JM/MONO(2011)7/PART1
2011 Resource Compendium of PRTR Part 4: Summary of Techniques for Releases from Products ENV/JM/MONO(2011)7/PART 2
2014 Removal/emission predictions of wastewater treatment for exposure assessment and PRTRs ENV/JM/MONO(2014)16
2008 Scoping Study on the Inclusion of Releases and Transfers from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in PRTRs ENV/JM/MONO(2008)5
2008 Considerations for Ensuring Quality PRTR Data ENV/JM/MONO(2008)11
2006 Comparison of emission estimation methods used in PRTRs and ESDs (Series on Testing and Assessment No. 52) ENV/JM/MONO(2006)6
2005 Framework for Selecting and Applying PRTR Release Estimation Techniques ENV/JM/MONO(2005)18


d) Workshop Report

1999 Proceedings of the OECD International Conference on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, PRTRs: National and Global Responsibility - Part 1 ENV/JM/MONO(99)16/PART1
1999 Proceedings of the OECD International Conference on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, PRTRs: National and Global Responsibility - Part 2 ENV/JM/MONO(99)16/PART2
1997 Workshop for central and EasternEurope and the new independent states of the former Soviet Union, Prague-Pruhonice, Czech Republic, 15-17 January Summary report
1997 RTR Workshop for the America’s San Juan del Rio, Mexico, 29-31 July, 1997 RTRs: A tool for environmental management and sustainable development 


3. OTHER PUBLICATIONS

2000 PRTR Implementation: Member Country Progress ENV/EPOC(2000)8/FINAL
1996 A Tool for Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development - Guidance Manual for Governments

OECD/GD(96)32

English / French / Spanish / Russian

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