Proposed changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory

This page provides information on proposed changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reporting criteria. This includes open consultations, notifications of other proposed changes, and recently closed consultations. You can click on the title of each consultation to find more about it.

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

There are no current consultations underway

Notifications and closed consultations
Title Public consultation period Status
Proposal to add PREPOD and BENPAT May 3 to June 27, 2019 Closed - PREPOD and BENPAT have been added to Part 1B of the substance list as of 2020.
Proposal to add azo disperse dyes May 3 to June 27, 2019 Closed - azo disperse dyes have been added to Part 1B of the substance list as of 2020.
Proposal to delete decabromodiphenyl oxide May 3 to June 27, 2019 Closed - decabromodiphenyl oxide has been removed from Part 1A of the substance list as of 2020.
Proposal to change the list of speciated volatile organic compounds May 3 to June 27, 2019 Closed - three substances have been removed from Part 5 of the substance list as of 2020. Propylene glycol methyl ether acetate has been moved from “Other Groups and Mixtures” to the “Isomer Groups” section of Part 5 of the substance list as of 2020; all isomers must now be reported.
Proposal to change the requirements for reporting pollution prevention information May 3 to June 27, 2019 Closed - changes will take effect as of the 2021 reporting year.
Proposal to change reporting requirements for air pollutants February 20 - May 1, 2019 Closed - changes have been deferred to the 2022 reporting year.
Proposal to change reporting requirements for dioxins, furans and hexachlorobenzene February 25 - April 12, 2019 Closed - facilities producing iron ore pellets using an induration furnace are required to report for dioxins, furans and hexachlorobenzene as of 2020.
Proposal to add naphthenic acids January 15 to July 10, 2018 Closed - naphthenic acid fraction compounds (and their salts) have been added to Part 1A of the substance list as of 2020.

Historical changes

The history of reporting requirements provides information about changes to the substance list and reporting requirements of the NPRI since 1993.

For information about past proposals and consultations, including the reasons why changes were made, please contact the NPRI at ec.inrp-npri.ec@canada.ca.

 

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