CEC updates Plan for Comparability of Pollutant Release Inventories Across North America

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has posted online an update to its Action Plan to Enhance the Comparability of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) in North America.

PRTRs in North America comprise: the US Toxics Release Inventory (TRI); the Canadian National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI); and Mexico’s Registro de Emisiones y Transferencia de Contaminantes (RETC).

Each of the North American PRTRs has been developed to meet national needs and each has a unique set of pollutants and sectors subject to reporting, with reporting thresholds that differ somewhat from those of the other two countries.

The updated action plan discusses in part: the status of North American PRTR comparability; differences in the industrial sectors and activities subject to reporting; and recommendations for enhancing comparability.

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association