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A National Pollutant Release Inventory for Canada: The Final Report of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (December 1992)

APPENDIX 4: DEFINITIONS FOR THE NPRI

Article
A manufactured item that is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture, that has end-use functions dependent in whole or in part upon its shape during end use, and that does not release a listed substance under normal conditions of the processing or otherwise use of that item at the facility.

Facility
All buildings, equipment, structures and other stationary items that are located on a single site or on contiguous or adjacent sites, and are owned or operated by the same person.

Full-time employee
A total of 2,000 work-hours per year. This definition is dependent only on the number of hours worked by all employees at the facility during the calendar year, and not on the number of persons working.

Manufacture
To produce, prepare, compound, or import a substance listed in the NPRI. The term "manufacture" includes the generation of a listed substance as a by-product or impurity.

Otherwise use
Any use of a listed substance at a facility that does not fall under the definitions of "manufacture" or "process."

Process
The preparation of a listed substance, after its manufacture, for distribution in commerce. Processing includes preparation of the substance in the same physical state or chemical form as that received by a facility, or preparation that produces a change in physical state or chemical form.

Releases
The quantities of NPRI substances released on-site to air, water, or land.

Transfers
The quantities of NPRI substances sent off-site for treatment.

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