Canadian Environmental Protection Act (The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI))

North America Current 1999

As a part of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is Canada’s legislated, publicly accessible inventory of pollutant releases and transfers. NPRI data helps the Government of Canada to track progress in pollution prevention, evaluate releases and transfers of substances of concern, identify and take action on environmental priorities, conduct air quality modelling, and implement policy initiatives and risk management measures.

Scope

Environmental

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

Certain companies, usually those with approximately 10 full-time employees

Issuer type

Environment

Type of instrument

Legislation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

Project Partners