On Developing Recommendations        for Global Comparability            of PRTR Datasets              Stephen C. DeVito, ...
Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)• PRTR Task Force developingrecommendations               for P...
The Approach• Develop a list of chemicals to be covered;• Develop a list of sectors to be covered;• Develop reporting elem...
The ApproachUsed Five PRTR Systems and Kiev Protocol on PRTRs asa Starting Point:• Australia’s National Pollutant Inventor...
Progress to Date• Developed Long Chemical List;• Developed Short Chemical List• Developing Long Reporting Sector List• Dev...
Next Steps• Complete Long Reporting Sector List;• Complete Short Reporting Sector List;• Integrate chemical and sector wor...
Next Steps• Complete Long Reporting Sector List;• Complete Short Reporting Sector List;• Integrate chemical and sector wor...
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Stephen De Vito: On Developing Recommendations for Global Comparability of PRTR Datasets

  1. 1. On Developing Recommendations for Global Comparability of PRTR Datasets Stephen C. DeVito, Ph.D., R.Ph. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC October, 201202/05/13 1 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  2. 2. Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)• PRTR Task Force developingrecommendations for PRTR comparability;• Intended mainly for emerging and future PRTR systems;  To make their data more comparable with: - one another, and - with older PRTR systems. 02/05/13 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2
  3. 3. The Approach• Develop a list of chemicals to be covered;• Develop a list of sectors to be covered;• Develop reporting elements, e.g.; • Reporting thresholds; • Quantities to be reported • onsite releases, offsite releases; • transfers • Pollution prevention-specific information 3
  4. 4. The ApproachUsed Five PRTR Systems and Kiev Protocol on PRTRs asa Starting Point:• Australia’s National Pollutant Inventory (NPI);• Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI);• European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR);• Japan’s Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (JPRTR)•United States’ Toxics Release Inventory (TRI);• Kiev Protocol on PRTRs 4
  5. 5. Progress to Date• Developed Long Chemical List;• Developed Short Chemical List• Developing Long Reporting Sector List• Developing Short Reporting Sector List 5
  6. 6. Next Steps• Complete Long Reporting Sector List;• Complete Short Reporting Sector List;• Integrate chemical and sector work;• Begin to develop guidance on global comparability of PRTRs. 6
  7. 7. Next Steps• Complete Long Reporting Sector List;• Complete Short Reporting Sector List;• Integrate chemical and sector work;• Begin to develop guidance on global comparability of PRTRs. 6

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