Process for proposing and considering changes to National Pollutant Release Inventory: appendix A

Appendix A: Summary of information requirements for proposals to modify the NPRI

The following provides an outline of information that should be addressed in a proposal to change the NPRI. It is important to provide a high quality proposal that addresses as many of the items below and the considerations in this document as possible, to allow evaluation of the proposal.

The following information should be provided in change proposals submitted to the NPRI office:

  • Name, address and co-ordinates of the individual who will act as contact for future correspondence on the proposal
  • Type of modification requested:
    • Addition of substance;
    • Deletion of substance;
    • Change in reporting thresholds; and/or
    • Other types of changes to the reporting requirements
  • Rationale for the change:
    • For the addition, alternate threshold, or deletion of substances:
      • Proponents should address each decision factor outlined in section 3.1 and the applicable additional considerations outlined in section 3.2,, and 3.3.
      • Background on the substance to be added or deleted:
      • Substance definition and CAS Registry Number(s), as available;
      • Specific substance information (uses); and
      • Proposed reporting thresholds for additions (provide justifications).
  • Proposed timing for the change (proposed year for implementation)
  • Information on sectors that will be affected by the change
    • Sectors to be affected by the change;
    • Number of reporting facilities expected to be affected; and
    • Proposals for specific exemptions or requirements (only to be included if there is a strong justification.
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