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Tracking Pollutant Releases and Transfers
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PRTR-Event

Status: Regular program of the CEC

The main objectives of the project are to:

  • Compile and disseminate information on the amounts, sources, and management of toxic contaminants from industrial activities in North America.
  • Promote the use of this information for the development of sound initiatives resulting in the reduction of industrial releases and transfers of pollutants of concern across the region.

CONTACT

Orlando Cabrera 
Program Manager
Air Quality and Pollutant Releases
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514 350-4323

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Adobe Acrobat Action Plan to Enhance the Comparability of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers
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North Americans are concerned about the effect of chemicals on their health and the environment. Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) are designed to track the quantities of chemicals that are released from industrial activities into the air, water or land and transferred for further management or disposal. Results are fed into a national database, which allows information to be made available to the public by chemical, community or facility and enables assessment of long and short-term trends. This Action Plan is the ongoing result of efforts to enhance the comparability of the individual countries’ PRTR systems and lays out the strategy for improving the information available for decision-making on a North American basis. Information for decision-making is an integral component of the Strategic Plan of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). Thus, this Action Plan will contribute directly to the goals and objectives of the CEC cooperative program.
Adobe Acrobat Background Paper for the Roundtable Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges of PRTR Reporting in
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This document has been prepared as an aid for participants in the Roundtable Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges of Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Reporting, which occurred on 5-6 March 2001 in Mexico City.
Adobe Acrobat Issue Papers on Enhancing Comparability Among PRTRs in North America
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Paper #1: Reporting Thresholds
Adobe Acrobat Issue Papers on Enhancing Comparability Among PRTRs in North America
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Paper #2: Confidential Business Information.
Adobe Acrobat Meeting of the Consultative Group for the North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PR
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This paper was prepared as background document for the Special Session on Tools That Use PRTR Data, which took place on 6 March 2001 in Mexico City.
Adobe Acrobat Mexico National Emissions Inventory, 1999: Six Northern States
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This report is the second of four reports to be published containing the Mexico National Emissions Inventory (NEI) for 1999. It contains final emissions estimates for the six northern Mexican states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas at the municipality level.
Adobe Acrobat Status of Comparability Among the Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) in North America
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Currently, the report covers data from Canada and the United States, and will include Mexico as comparable data become available.
Adobe Acrobat Taking Stock 2000: Background
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The analyses presented in Taking Stock 2000 are based on 1995-2000 data from the US Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and the Canadian National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI).
Adobe Acrobat Taking Stock Online
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Taking Stock analyzes comparable data from Canada and United States to give a North American picture of industrial pollution.
Adobe Acrobat The Pollutant Release and Transfer Register: An Innovative Tool for Efficient Industry
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Brochure explaining the PRTR program.
Adobe Acrobat Toxic Chemicals and Indigenous Communities
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Two case studies explore how the CEC's North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Project can better serve indigenous and tribal communities.
Adobe Acrobat Tracking Industrial Pollution
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The CEC's Pollutant Release and Transfer Register project tracks and compares releases of toxic chemicals from facilities throughout North America.
Adobe Acrobat Tracking Pollutant Releases and Transfers
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Adobe Acrobat Update on the Ad Hoc PRTR Group - September 2002
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The goal of this project is to foster understanding of the cost savings and environmental and health benefits associated with Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers.
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