2010 NPRI Reviewed Facility Data Release

1) 2010 NPRI Data - What's New

a) New Geographic Data Fields

  • The following new fields have been added to the NPRI database and NPRI Facility Location table to facilitate geographic analysis of pollution data:
    • Census Sub-Division;
    • Census Metropolitan Area;
    • Econonomic Region;
    • Ecozone;
    • Major Drainage Area;
    • Sulphur Oxide Management Area (SOMA)
    • Pollution Emission Management Area (PEMA); and
    • Quebec City-Windsor Corridor.
  • The values for these fields have been assigned by Environment Canada based on latitude and longitude coordinates for individual reporting facilities contained within the NPRI database.

b) New Simplified Format for NPRI Data:

  • The most commonly used NPRI data fields are now available in a spreadsheet format for use with Microsoft Excel™ and other spreadsheet software. All NPRI data fields will continue to be available within downloadable database files.

c) Changes to Reporting Requirements

  • Modification to Existing Substance: The listing for “p,p’-isopropylidenediphenol” [Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN) 80-05-7] has been changed to “bisphenol A” (CAS RN 80-05-7), as it is more commonly known. Note that this is a name change only – the reporting requirements have not changed for this substance, which has been listed on the NPRI since the inception of the program.
  • Removal from the Substances List of Sulphur hexafluoride (CAS no. 2551-62-4), since this substance is primarily a greenhouse gas and is reported under Environment Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program.
  • Other Changes to Reporting Requirements:
    • Provincial identification numbers for facilities in the upstream oil and gas sector are now required to be reported.
    • Information related to updates of the pollution prevention plan and whether the plan addresses energy or water conservation is required to be reported.
    • Requirement to report the Canadian and United States Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes has been removed, since these codes have been replaced by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
    • Requirement to report on anticipated quantities of releases, disposals and recycling for each of the three subsequent years has been removed.
    • More information on these changes is available here.
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