Pollutant release and transfer register

Publications in the series on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

 

What's new

Council act: Revision to the "Recommendation on Establishing and Implementing Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs)
This new council act recommends that Member countries take steps to establish, as appropriate, implement and make publicly available a pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) system using the principles and information set forth in the OECD Guidance Documents on PRTRs. 


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

2018 Recommendation of the Council on Establishing and Implementing Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers C(2018)5   English - French
2003 Amendment to the Recommendation of the Council 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
2013 Proposals for a Harmonised List or Reporting Sectors ENV/JM/MONO(2013)5
2001  Why PRTRs Differ: A Review of National Programmes  ENV/JM/MONO(2001)16


b) PRTR Data Application

2017 Framework on the Role of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) in Global Sustainability Analyses ENV/JM/MONO(2017)7
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 
2017 Resource Compendium of PRTR Part 3: Summary of Techniques for Estimating Quantities Transferred, Released or Disposed ENV/JM/MONO(2017)1
2017 Resource Compendium of PRTR Part 4: Summary of Techniques for Estimating Releases of Chemicals from Products ENV/JM/MONO(2017)2
2017 Resource Compendium of PRTR Part 4: Summary of Techniques for Releases from Products ENV/JM/MONO(2017)2/ANN
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 PRTRs: 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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