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The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR)


Commission Report on progress in implementing Regulation (EC) 166/2006 concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR)

Article 17 of the E-PRTR Regulation requires the Commission to review the information provided by Member States and publish every three years a report on the status of the E-PRTR implementation. The Member State reports are based on the Questionnaire Decision 2010/205/EU.

The report on the first three years of the E-PRTR implementation (2007-2009) was adopted by the Commission on 5 March 2013 (COM (2013) 0111 final). The study supporting the Commission Report is available here.
The European Commission is elaborating a report for the second period (2010-2013), in parallel to the evaluation study mentioned below. Annex 3 of the evaluation study summarizes the Member State contributions.
All related documents are available on the dedicated CIRCABC site.

Evaluation of the E-PRTR Regulation

The Commission, assisted by an external consultant, is carrying out an evaluation of the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance and the EU added value of the Regulation. This is part of the European Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance program (REFIT) to make EU law lighter, simpler and less costly. Additionally, and according to Article 17 of the Regulation, an assessment of the operation of the E-PRTR is taking place. The tentative timetable is as follows:

  • 3rd and 4th quarter 2014, 1st quarter 2015: preparatory work
  • 2nd quarter 2015: public online consultation and consultation of stakeholders by survey and interview taking account of Article 12 of the E-PRTR Regulation, which foresees the provision of opportunities for the public to participate in the further development of the E-PRTR. This consultation aims to provide specific consideration of the views of European citizens, businesses and policy makers.
  • 4th quarter 2015: workshop presenting the preliminary results
  • 4th quarter 2016: finalisation and publication of the consultancy study
  • 2017: finalisation and publication of the outcome of the evaluation

All related documents will be available on the dedicated CIRCABC site.

factoryGuidance Document for implementation of the E-PRTR

The guidance document is available here for download as pdf files (approximately 1,7Mb):

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