Current and Recent Proposals and Consultations

Any party (person, government or organization) in Canada may submit proposals to Environment Canada for changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) program. Environment Canada then consults on changes to the NPRI through various means, including the NPRIMulti-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 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
Proposal for Reporting of Pollutant Releases from Hydraulic Fracturing and Solvent-Assisted in situ Bitumen Extraction

Proposal
(June 2011)

Consultation Document
(January 2014)

In progress - public comment period now closed.
Proposal to Add Thallium (and its Compounds) to the NPRI Substance List at an Alternate ThresholdProposal Summary
(November 2013)
In progress - public comment period now closed.
Environment Canada’s Proposed Changes in Response to the NPRI Substance ReviewProposal Summary
(October 2013)
In progress - public comment period now closed.
Proposal to Add Ten Substances

Proposal
(April 2012)

Consultation Plan
(April 2013)

In progress
NPRI Oil and Gas Sector Review

Scope and Approach
(November 2013)

Phase 1

In progress
Proposal to Lower the Reporting Threshold for Acrylonitrile

Proposal
(February 2013)
In progress - public comment period now closed
Proposal to Modify the Reporting Requirements for Particulate Matter


Proposal
(February 2013)
In progress – public comment period now closed
Proposal to Lower the Reporting Threshold for Toluene Diisocyanates


Proposal
(February 2013)
In progress – public comment period now closed
Proposal to Modify the Reporting Requirements for Total Reduced Sulphur


Proposal
(February 2013)
In progress – public comment period now closed
Proposal to Add Naphthenic Acids

Overview

Proposal
(November 2010)

NPRI Work Group Recommendations
(June 2012)

Environment Canada’s Response
(December 2012)

Pending additional information

 

Recently Completed Proposals
ProposalRelated DocumentsStatus
None at the current time  

NPRI Work Group Information

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


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