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Development of the PRTR guidance document

Guidance on Implementation of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (2008) ENG, FRE, RUS

Also available in english on CD-Rom.

PRTR Guidance
Review of the draft guidance document

Newly contained in the revised final version are (1) a revised table of contents including a complete list of boxes, figures and tables appearing in the guidance, (2) revision of figures related to reporting requirements for off-site transfers, and (3) the revised annex III on analytical procedures.

The 23 February 2007 version was open for comment until 6 March 2007.

Title        
Guidance to implementation of the Protocol on PRTRs (revised FINAL DRAFT for editing - 23 February 2007) Word DOC ENG *    
Guidance to implementation of the Protocol on PRTRs (revised FINAL DRAFT for editing in track changes format - 21 February 2007) Word DOC ENG    
Figure IV of chapter IV - "Two-track" approach (revised) PPT ENG    
Figure I of chapter V - Flows of PRTR data (revised) DOC ENG    
Box 6 of chapter V - Example of national reporting timetable DOC ENG    
Figure IV of chapter V - Reporting cycle 1 (revised) PPT ENG    
Figure V of chapter V - Reporting cycle 2 (revised) PPT ENG    
Box 1 of chapter VI - EPER website DOC ENG    
Reporting requirements for off-site transfers (figures I, II and III replacing figures on page 31 of penultimate draft) - powerpoint PPT ENG    
Spanish response to Vice-chair's proposal to the penultimate draft guidance PDF ENG    
Vice-chair's proposal concerning Spain's proposed amendments to the penultimate draft guidance PDF ENG    
Spanish comments to 31 July 2006 penultimate draft guidance PDF ENG    
German comments to 31 July 2006 penultimate draft guidance PDF ENG    
European Commission comments to 31 July 2006 penultimate draft guidance PDF ENG    
Draft guidance to implementation of the Protocol on PRTR (revised 31.07.06) - "Penultimate version" in track changes mode DOC ENG    
Revisions made or suggested by the Working Group to the draft guidance (revised 13.05.06 version) PDF ENG    
Draft Guidance on implementation of the Protocol on PRTR (revised 13.05.06 version) DOC ENG    
Additional German comments to 13 May 2006 draft guidance PDF ENG   RUS
Additional UK comments to 13 May 2006 draft guidance PDF ENG   RUS
Additional European Commission comments to 13 May 2006 draft guidance DOC
PDF
ENG    
RUS

* The Guidance Review Group agreed on revisions to the draft final version of the guidance at its meeting on 15 February 2007. The revised version incorporates these edits and additional comments received from the Review Group as of 23 February 2007.

From the third meeting of the Working Group of the Protocol
(Geneva, 17-19 May 2006)  

Informal documents of the third meeting
Draft Guidance on implementation of the Protocol on PRTR ("Beta" version - revised 13.05.06) DOC ENG  

From the second meeting of the Working Group of the Protocol (Geneva, 13 – 15 April 2005)

Title        
Analysis of options for rules of procedure (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/3) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Analysis of options for a compliance mechanism (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/4) PDF  ENG FRE RUS
Introduction to draft guidance on Protocol (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/5) DOC ENG FRE RUS
Institutional and legal implementation (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/6) DOC ENG FRE RUS
Scope of the Protocol (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/7) PDF ENG FRE RUS
PRTR data (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/8) DOC ENG FRE RUS
Releases to land, reporting and release determination techniques (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/9) DOC ENG FRE RUS
Diffuse sources and release estimation techniques (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/10) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Data dissemination (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/11) DOC ENG FRE RUS
Building capacity and public awareness (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/12) DOC ENG FRE RUS
Data management (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/13) DOC ENG FRE RUS
Annexes (ECE/MP.PP/AC.1/2005/14) PDF
DOC
ENG  
FRE
 
RUS
Informal documents of the second meeting
NGO comment on capacity-building guidance text DOC ENG  
Mandate for development of the Guidance document

From the first meeting of the Working Group of the Protocol
(Geneva, 16 – 18 February 2004)

Report of the meeting (MP.PP/AC.1/2004/2) PDF ENG FRE RUS
Informal documents of the first meeting
Needs and prospects for capacity building, technical support and information exchange in PRTR development (revised 22 March 2004) DOC ENG  
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