Current and Recent Proposals and Consultations

Any party (person, government or organization) in Canada may submit proposals to Environment and Climate Change Canada for changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) program. Environment and Climate Change Canada then consults on changes to the NPRI through various means, including the NPRI Multi-Stakeholder Work Group. Regular teleconferences and meetings are held with this group to discuss NPRI work activities and issues and proposals for modifications.


Proposals for Changes to the NPRI

The following are the proposals that are currently being considered or recently completed by Environment and Climate Change Canada. If you have any comments related to these proposals, please contact the NPRI.

Proposals on which Consultation is Currently Occurring
ProposalRelated DocumentsStatus
None at this time

 

Other Proposals/Changes Currently Being Considered
ProposalRelated DocumentsStatus
NPRI Oil and Gas Sector Review

Scope and Approach
(November 2013)

Phase 1

In progress
Proposal to Add Naphthenic Acids

Overview

Proposal
(November 2010)

NPRI Work Group Recommendations
(June 2012)

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Response
(Updated July 2014)

Pending additional information

 

Recently Completed Proposals
ProposalRelated DocumentsStatus
Proposal to Lower the Reporting Threshold for CobaltConsultation Document and Environment and Climate Change Canada's Response
(Updated March 2016)
Completed - Changes in effect for 2016 reporting*
Proposal to Modify the Reporting of Water ReleasesConsultation Document and Envirornment and Climate Change Canada's Response
(Updated March 2016)
Completed - Changes in effect for 2016 reporting*
Proposed Deletions in Response to the NPRI Substance Review Phase 2Consultation Document and Environment and Climate Change Canada's Response
(Updated March 2016)
Completed - Changes in effect for 2016 reporting*
Proposal to Add Ten Substances

Proposal
(April 2012)

Environment and Cliimate Change Canada's Response
(Updated July 2015)

Completed-no changes made
Proposal for Reporting of Pollutant Releases from Hydraulic Fracturing and Solvent-Assisted in situ Bitumen Extraction

Proposal
(June 2011)

Consultation Document and Environment and Climate Change Canada's Response

(Updated July 2014)

Completed - Changes in effect for 2014 reporting
Proposal to Add Thallium (and its Compounds) to the NPRI Substance List at an Alternate ThresholdProposal Summary and Environment and Climate Change Canada's Response
(Updated July 2014)
Completed - Changes in effect for 2014 reporting
Proposed Changes in Response to the NPRI Substance ReviewProposal Summary and Environment and Climate Change Canada's Response
(Updated July 2014)
Completed - Changes in effect for 2014 reporting
Proposal to Lower the Reporting Threshold for Acrylonitrile

Proposal and Environment and Climate Change Canada's Response
(Updated July 2014)
Completed - Changes in effect for 2014 reporting
Proposal to Modify the Reporting Requirements for Particulate Matter
Proposal and Environment and Climate Change Canada's Response
(Updated July 2014)
Completed – No changes for 2014 reporting
Proposal to Lower the Reporting Threshold for Toluene Diisocyanates
Proposal and Environment and Cliimate Change Canada's Response
(Updated July 2014)
Completed – Changes in effect for 2014 reporting
Proposal to Modify the Reporting Requirements for Total Reduced Sulphur
Proposal and Environment and Climate Change Canada's Response
(Updated July 2014)
Completed – Changes in effect for 2014 reporting

* NOTE: Applicable for reports to be submitted by the June 1, 2017 reporting deadline. For requirements for the current reporting cycle (reports to be submitted by the June 1, 2016 reporting deadline) please refer to the Guide for Reporting to the NPRI, 2014 and 2015.

NPRI Work Group Information

The NPRI Multi-Stakeholder Work Group is the primary forum for consultation on the NPRI. It includes representatives from industry, environmental groups and indigenous organizations.


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