NATIONAL POLLUTANT RELEASE INVENTORY (NPRI)

Environment Canada's Response to Recommendations of the Final Report of the NPRI Multistakeholder Work Group on Substances (2004)

January 2005

Table of Contents

Acronyms used in this report

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. SUBSTANCE-SPECIFIC CHANGES
  3. ISSUES REFERRED TO SUBGROUPS
  4. OTHER ISSUES
  5. LONGER-TERM VISION AND WORK PLAN FOR THE NPRI
  6. IMMEDIATE NEXT STEPS

APPENDIX 1: Montreal Session Participants

APPENDIX 2: Montreal Session Objectives and Agenda

APPENDIX 3: RCF Information Note

APPENDIX 4: NPRI RCF Submittal Form

APPENDIX 5: Refractory Ceramic Fibres

APPENDIX 6: Chemicals Control Branch note on Proposed Additions and Modifications to the NPRI

APPENDIX 7: Proposed Additions and Modifications to the NPRI for the Reporting Year 2006

APPENDIX 8: Proposal Document on Alternative Threshold Framework

APPENDIX 9: Draft Framework for Alternate Thresholds (ATH) for NPRI

APPENDIX 10: CEPA Review

APPENDIX 11: The National Pollutant Release Inventory 10 Year Review and Future Direction

APPENDIX 12: Data Quality and Simplification


ACRONYMS USED IN THIS REPORT
ATHalternative threshold
BAFbioaccumulation factor
BCFbioconcentration factor
CEPA 1999Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
EPAEnvironmental Performance Agreement
FPACForest Products Association of Canada
MOEOntario Ministry of the Environment
MPOmanufactured, processed, or otherwise used
NGOnon-governmental organization
NPRINational Pollutant Release Inventory
PCBpolychlorinated biphenyl
RCFrefractory ceramic fibre