The Register was established on the basis of the European PRTR Regulation 166/2006/EC, which came info force in February 2006. The regulation incorporated the provisions of the UN-ECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Register under the Aarhus Convention, which was adopted at the Ministerial Conference ‘Environment for Europe’ in Kiev in May 2003 and ratified for the European Union by Council Decision 2006/61/EC. It requires operators of facilities undertaking activites specified in Annex 1 to report on emissions and specific substances.
Industry sectors covered by the instrument
Organizations covered by the instrument
Type of instrument
Mandatory or voluntary
The geographical scope
International/regional (eg. EU)