Revision of the E-PRTR Regulation
Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 January 2006 concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (the E-PRTR Regulation) is to transpose, at an EU level, the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Kyiv Protocol on pollutant release and transfer registers.
The E-PRTR helps improve public access to environmental information on pollutant releases and transfers from Europe's largest industrial facilities. By establishing a coherent and integrated database with clear data on the annual mass emissions (and transfers) of pollutants, the E-PRTR enables the public to become more closely involved in environmental decision-making. The recent review of the E-PRTR Regulation has concluded that it is generally ‘fit for purpose’ but there are some areas for possible refinement.
The E-PRTR Regulation is closely linked to Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (the IED) and, as for the latter, an impact assessment to examine revisions to the E-PRTR Regulation is currently under way.
A targeted stakeholder survey was open between March and April 2021. The questionnaire is available here.