Legislative instrument details: E-PRTR regulation

Legal name Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 January 2006 concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and amending Council Directives 91/689/EEC and 96/61/EC (Text with EEA relevance)
Short name E-PRTR regulation
CELEX reference 32006R0166
Identification number 166/2006
Issued by European Parliament and Council
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ippc/epe...
Parent legislative instrument
Valid from 24/02/2006
Abstract This Regulation establishes an integrated pollutant release and transfer register at EU level in the form of a publicly accessible electronic database and lays down rules for its functioning, in order to implement the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers and facilitate public participation in environmental decision-making, as well as contributing to the prevention and reduction of pollution of the environment.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Chemicals
Comments The Protocol builds on the same principles as EPER, but goes beyond, by including reporting on more pollutants, more activities, releases to land, releases from diffuse sources and off-site transfers. An adequate harmonisation of the data collection and transfer system is therefore needed to ensure the quality and comparability of data. In accordance with the Protocol the European PRTR should be designed for maximum ease of public access through the Internet.