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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 report of first three years of E-PRTR implementation (2007-2009) was adopted by the Commission on 5th March 2013 (COM (2013) 0111 final) and can be found here.

The study supporting the Commission report is available here.

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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The predecessor of E-PRTR: EPER Inventory

EPER was the European Pollutant Emission Register, the first European-wide register of industrial emissions into air and water, which was established by a Commission Decision of 17 July 2000.

According to the EPER Decision, Member States had to produce a triennial report, which covers the emissions of 50 pollutants to be included if the threshold values indicated in Annex A1 of the EPER Decision are exceeded.

The first reporting year was 2001 (although Member States also had the option of providing data for 2000 and 2002) and information was collected on the annual emissions of approx. 9 200 industrial facilities in the EU-15 and in Hungary and Norway.

The second reporting year was 2004 and includes data from approx. 12 000 industrial facilities in EU-25.

The EPER data has been published on a website ( which is hosted by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The data of both reporting years and the reporting process itself were evaluated according to specific criteria; the results were published on the website under EPER Review.

Further contacts

If you have any questions about the EPER/E-PRTR or ideas about how to improve this site, please send a mail here.