Historical Proposals and Consultations for Changes to the NPRI

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2011 Consultations

Environment Canada proposal for changes for the 2011 reporting year



2010 Consultations

Environment Canada proposal for changes for the 2010 reporting year


2009 Consultations

Work Group Information

  • Please note that there were no consultations during 2009.


2008 Consultations

Final Reports and Environment Canada Responses:


2007 Consultations

Final Reports and Environment Canada Responses:


2006 Consultations

The NPRIMulti-stakeholder Work Group (WG) on Substances met in February 2006 to address proposed modifications to the NPRI program for the 2006 and 2007 reporting years.

2005 Consultations

The NPRIMulti-stakeholder Work Group (WG) on Substances met in June 2005, to address proposed modifications to the NPRI program for the 2006 and 2007 reporting years.

 

2004 Consultations

In 2004 the Work Group held a two day meeting and a teleconference call to elicit input and recommendations on proposals, issues and potential work items that warrant attention over the immediate and medium-term. The report below reproduces in full the "Final Report of the National Pollutant Release Inventory Multi-stakeholder Work Group on Substances re Proceedings and Key Findings of the 2004 Planning Session (January 13, 2005)." It also includes, where appropriate, boxes containing Environment Canada's response to the recommendations.

2003 Consultations

NPRIMulti-stakeholder Work Group on Substances (2003)

The NPRI worked with the 2003 NPRIMulti-stakeholder Work Group on Substances to propose modifications to the Program for the 2004 reporting year. The Work Group's final report and Environment Canada response to the 2003 recommendations of the NPRIMulti-stakeholder Work Group on Substances are available below.

2001-2002 Consultations

Second Report of the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Multi-stakeholder Work Group on Substances (2001-2002)

The NPRI has been working with the 2001-2002 NPRIMulti-stakeholder Work Group on Substances (WG) to propose modifications to the Program for the 2003 reporting year.

Final First Work Group Report of the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) and Environment Canada 's Response

The NPRI worked with the NPRIMulti-stakeholder Work Group on Substances (2001-2003) to propose modifications to the NPRI. The Final 1st Work Group Report discusses the addition of criteria air contaminants (nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds) to the NPRI list of substances for 2002. Many elements surround the addition of these substances to the NPRI and are discussed in the draft Work Group report. Other proposed modifications include:

  • the addition of hexavalent chromium at a lower threshold for 2002;
  • lowering of thresholds for cadmium (and its compounds), lead (and its compounds) and tetraethyl lead, and arsenic (and its compounds) for 2002;
  • effluent-based trigger for reporting from municipal water treatment facilities for 2002;
  • delisting of phosphoric acid for 2001;
  • activities list for reporting of dioxins and furans; and,
  • the description of wood preservation.

The EC response addresses the recommendations of the First Work Group Report.

1998-2000 NPRI Consultations

In July 1998, Environment Canada established an Ad HocWork Group to develop recommendations in three areas concerning the list of substances on the NPRI:

  • Objective 1: Additions and deletions for the 1999 reporting year
  • Objective 2: Alternate reporting thresholds
  • Objective 3: Future process for additions and deletions.

The Work Group represented the range of sectors and interests that have a stake in the NPRI. It included active representation from environmental organizations, industry associations, provincial governments, and Government of Canada departments.

The Work Group produced reports summarizing recommendations to Environment Canada. The Work Group Reports and Environment Canada's responses are listed below:

Fifth Meeting, September 26, 2000 in Hull, Quebec

Fourth Meeting, October 13 and 14, 1999 in Hull, Quebec

Third Meeting, June 9 and 10, 1999 in Hull, Quebec 

Second Meeting, February 16 and 17, 1999 in Toronto, Ontario

First Meeting, August 27 and 28, 1998 in Hull, Quebec

1992 Consultations