Considerations for Ensuring Quality PRTR Data, Series on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers No. 11

Author: OECD
Organization: OECD
Language:  English
Year published: 2008

This document shows the similarities and differences across countries in their requirements to collect and display high quality data, which is required for an effective PRTR system. This document presents compliance and regulatory requirements, the development of guidance material, and emerging issues and challenges for the future. In particular, the report provides information on the establishment of a PRTR system and the incorporation of data quality processes into the system; emphasising the importance of a structured data collection system and the role of reporting software in PRTRs. It also covers the use of comparison models and other data validation software.

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