Launch of Public Consultation for Ireland’s first National Implementation Report 2014 under the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Protocol

On 23 August 2013 the public consultation for Ireland’s first National Implementation Report under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (known as the PRTR Protocol) was launched.

  • The PRTR Protocol seeks to reduce the burden of pollution and waste by establishing publicly accessible national pollutant registers.
  • The Protocol requires each of its Parties to establish and maintain a publicly accessible national PRTR that meets certain requirements which are set out in the Protocol.
  • The Irish PRTR, which was launched in October 2011, is maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency and is available at .

The purpose of this consultation is to provide the UNECE, the PRTR Protocol Secretariat and the PRTR Protocol Compliance Committee with the widest possible range of views and opinions on issues related to the implementation and practical arrangements for the implementation and promotion of the PRTR Protocol in Ireland
Comments on this public consultation should be submitted by email or received by post no later than 5pm on Friday 18 October 2013 to or Environment Policy and Awareness, Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Newtown Road, Wexford

UNECE PRTR Protocol text


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