Changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) for 2016

Environment Canada is proposing two changes to the requirements of the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI), to take effect for the 2016 reporting year.

  1. Environment Canada is proposing to change the NPRI reporting threshold for “Cobalt (and its compounds)” to a 50 kg manufacture, process or other use threshold, and 0.1% concentration threshold, commencing with the 2016 reporting year. “Cobalt (and its compounds)” is currently listed on the NPRI, at the standard 10-tonne manufacture, process or other use threshold and 1% concentration threshold.
  2. Environment Canada is proposing to collect more contextual information on releases to water by adding the reporting of non-detect and concentration values to the NPRI for the 2016 reporting year. The proposed change is intended to improve the understandability of NPRI data on water releases by providing more contextual information, to address comments raised by data users during the NPRI Data Users’ Workshop in 2013 and by other data users within Environment Canada.

To obtain copies of these proposals, please contact the NPRI at inrp-npri@ec.gc.ca.

Consultation is being conducted with the NPRI Multi-Stakeholder Work Group from April 17, 2015 to June 26, 2015. Public comments on the proposed changes are welcome and should be sent to inrp-npri@ec.gc.ca by June 26, 2015.

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