Addition of PREPOD and BENPAT to the National Pollutant Release Inventory: Closed consultation
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from May 3, 2019 to June 27, 2019.
We consulted Canadians about the addition of two substances, PREPOD and BENPAT, to the list of National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) substances beginning in 2020. PREPOD and BENPAT are used in the tire and rubber industry.
Who was the focus of this consultation
The Government of Canada engaged with:
- a multi-stakeholder work group (includes representatives from industry associations, environmental non-government organizations, and Indigenous organizations)
- members of the public
Key questions for discussion
We sought input on the following topic:
- adding PREPOD and BENPAT to the list of substances that must be reported to the NPRI
PREPOD and BENPAT would be required to be reported by facilities if:
- employees work a total of 20 000 hours or more at the facility; and
- the facility manufactures, processes or otherwise uses 50 kilograms or more of the substance at a concentration of 1% or more
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The input gathered through this process was used to determine if PREPOD and BENPAT would be added to the NPRI beginning in 2020.
What we heard
- Proposed changes to National Pollutant Release Inventory reporting requirements for 2020-2021 : summary of stakeholder comments and Environment and Climate Change Canada's response
Idea number one: concerns about the collection of data
Some stakeholders were concerned that all facilities will be subject to the reporting requirements, even though these substances are only associated with specific sectors or activities. In addition, some stakeholders questioned if NPRI is the appropriate method for collecting this data.
Idea number two: reporting thresholds
Some stakeholders stated that the proposed reporting thresholds are too high.
Idea number three: risk management tool
Environment and Climate Change Canada should implement a pollution prevention risk management tool for BENPAT as soon as possible.
Idea number four: support for proposed change
Some stakeholders expressed support for this change.
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