Proposed changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory

The following is a list of changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reporting criteria that are currently being discussed. This includes open consultations, notifications of other proposed changes, and recently closed consultations.

Changes are considered in accordance with the Process for proposing and considering changes to the NPRI. If you have any comments related to these proposals, please contact the NPRI.

Open consultations
Title Public consultation period Status
Proposal to add naphthenic acids
(Updated April 2018)
January 15 to July 10, 2018 Consultation open. We will then consider comments received.

 

Notifications and closed consultations
Title Public consultation period Status
Proposal to add radionuclides Not applicable Notification of decision
Closed NPRI consultations: 2018 Various Closed - changes reflected in the NPRI notice for 2018 and 2019.
Proposal to lower the reporting threshold for cobalt
(Updated March 2016)
April 17, 2015 to June 26, 2015 Closed - changes reflected in the NPRI notice for 2016 and 2017
Proposal to modify the reporting of water releases
(Updated March 2016)
April 17, 2015 to June 26, 2015 Closed - changes reflected in the NPRI notice for 2016 and 2017
Proposed deletions in response to the NPRI substance review phase 2
(Updated March 2016)
October 30, 2014 to January 12, 2015 Closed - changes reflected in the NPRI notice for 2016 and 2017
Proposal to add ten substances

Proposal
(April 2012)

Environment and Climate Change Canada's response
(Updated July 2015) (Updated March 2016)
Not applicable - proposal rejected as it did not meet NPRI decision factors Closed - no changes made

Changes that were previously discussed

The list of past consultations outlines the NPRI changes that were discussed in previous years, starting in 1993. This includes the discussions that resulted in changes to the reporting requirements as described in the NPRI’s 2018 and 2019 Canada Gazette notice.

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