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NPRI Guidance Manual for the Wastewater Sector

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National Pollutant Release Inventory
Guidance Manual for the Wastewater Sector

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

This Manual was prepared for Environment Canada by Marbek Resource Consultants Ltd., in partnership with Crechem Technologies Inc. and Delcan Corporation.

This Manual has been reviewed by the following individuals at Environment Canada during its preparation:

Wilfrid Jan (Project Authority), NPRI, Headquarters
René Damecour, NPRI, Quebec Region
Henry Quon, NPRI, Pacific and Yukon Region
Chris Roberts, NPRI, Atlantic Region
Nick Zhao, NPRI, Ontario Region
James Arnott, MWWE, Headquarters
John Clarke, ETAD, Atlantic Region

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Should any inconsistencies be found between this Manual and the official Canada Gazette notice and its amendment, the notice published on December 29, 2001 and the amendment published on December 28, 2002, in the Canada Gazette, Part I, wil prevail.

© Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Catalogue # En40-495/1-2003E
ISBN 0-662-33775-1

Table of Contents


1. Chapter One

Step 1: Determine Whether a Report is Required for Your Facility

2. Chapter Two

Step 2: Estimate Releases and Transfers and Col ect Information Required for the NPRI Report

3. Chapter Three

Additional Guidance



  • Appendix A-1: NPRI Substances Not Identified in Tables 2a, b, c Reported Transferred
    to Municipal Sewage Treatment Plants (MSTPs) in 2000 by Various Industries

  • Appendix A-2: NPRI Substances Reported Transferred To Municipal Sewage Treatment (MSTPs) in 2000 by Various Industries (Sorted by Industrial Discharger)

  • Appendix B: Substances Used or Formed During the Wastewater Treatment Process

  • Appendix C: Monitoring or Direct Measurement Method of Estimation

  • Appendix D: Emission Factor Method of Estimation

  • Appendix E: Mass Balance Methods

  • Appendix F: Engineering Calculations

  • Appendix G: Behaviour of NPRI Substances in Specific Wastewater Processes

  • Appendix H: Calculation Examples

  • Appendix I: Emission Estimating Software
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