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Public consultation on the ex-post evaluation of Regulation (EC) No. 166 concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR)

Policy field(s)


Environment, industry

Target group(s)


All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

Period of consultation


                        From 23.07.2015 – 15.10.2015

Objective of the consultation


The E-PRTR is a website which provides easily accessible key environmental data from industrial facilities. It contributes to transparency and public participation in environmental decision-making and provides information used for policy assessment and development. It implements for the European Union the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) PRTR Protocol to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.
The objective of the public consultation is to gather information on the implementation of the E-PRTR and to evaluate past and current performance of the E-PRTR and in so doing to identify what is working well, and what is not and why. This may lead to new policy objectives, which would be determined after completion of the evaluation.

How to submit your contribution


We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details


responsible service

European Commission DG Environment C4 industrial emissions




postal address

Av. Beaulieu 9
B-1160 Brussels

View the contributions


In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps


A summarising consultation report will be prepared at the end of the public consultation. The overall findings of the evaluation of the E-PRTR Regulation will be submitted to the European Parliament and the Council and will be made available on the Commission website, tentatively in 2016.

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement