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Guidance manual published, in line with the Council Recommendation on Implementing Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, by OECD for governments to develop and implement a PRTR scheme. (Spanish version)
This document was published in 2008 on the considerations for ensuring quality PRTR data, and it examines the similarities and differences across countries in their requirements to collect and display high quality data necessary for an effective PRTR system.
The aim of this document is to identify relevant releases to the environment from the use phase of end-products, to present techniques to quantify the releases, as well as to provide information to OECD countries on how to include these releases into PRTRs if they so wish. This is Part 4 of the Resource Compendium of PRTR Release Estimation Techniques.
The Resource Compendium of PRTR Release Estimation Techniques is the first in a series of documents created to help accomplish this goal. The intent of the Resource Compendium is to provide OECD countries with a basic information resource on estimation techniques typically used to quantify releases from point and diffuse sources and from transfers for a PRTR. It consists of three separate volumes: this is Part 1 which summarises
A detailed review of the results of the survey undertaken by the OECD Secretariat on the status of implementation of the Council Recommendation on Implementing Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers in member countries.
Information on the work of OECD on PRTRs, as well as the OECD's Council Recommendation and its implementation.
A brochure on PRTRs to explain: What hazardous chemical substances and pollutants are being released to the environment or transferred off-site? How much is being released or transferred off-site over time? Where the releases occur? And by whom?
An overview on OECD activities to assist PRTR implementation, including the aims of the Task Force on PRTRs, as well as information on the dissemination and use of PRTR data and release and estimation techniques.
An introduction to Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) including an explanation of what they are as well as the role of stakeholders, including industry, the public, NGOs and the scientific and economic communities, as well as government.
This OECD Emission Scenario Document (ESD) is intended to provide information on the sources, use patterns and release pathways of chemicals used in the electronics industry, to assist in the estimation of releases of chemicals into the environment.