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The workshop provided advice on the role and value of a PRTR as a tool for environmental policy and addressed the challenges and opportunities for introducing a system in the region that meets national needs. The meeting agenda and list of participants can be found in Annex 1. A list of papers submitted to the workshop can be found in Annex II.
The purpose of this document is to identify the similarities and differences between the emission estimation methods used in PRTR’s and ESD’s. The applicability of PRTR methods to the risk assessments is also evaluated. The study is focused on two sectors: pulp and paper manufacture, and textile wet processing.
This document, Framework for Selecting and Applying PRTR Release Estimation Techniques provides information on: i) the general principles for producing release data; and ii) the selection and application of the various release estimation techniques to different industrial sectors. The document can also be used for estimating transfers of pollutants.
An introduction to Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) which includes links to further information on the Project and Products.
An introductory page on Exposure Assessment which includes links to the Project and related Products.
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The purpose of this report is to explore the opportunities, challenges and important considerations faced by policy makers when setting and implementing SMM-related targets.
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The purpose of this report is to identify broad policy principles that can help OECD countries move forward in developing and implementing SMM policies and instruments specific to their own policy contexts.
This document was published by OECD in 2005 on the uses of PRTR data and tools for their presentations. It compiles various examples of the use of PRTR data as well as tools for presenting and illustrating them with member countries.
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.
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.