European Pollutant Emission Register1 dataset
EPER is the European Pollutant Emission Register, which was established by a Commission Decision of 17 July 2000. The EPER Decision is based on Article 15(3) of Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control.
According to the EPER Decision, Member States have to produce a triennial report on the emissions of industrial facilities into air and waters. The report covers 50 pollutants which must be included if the threshold values indicated in Annex A1 of the EPER Decision are exceeded.
The first reporting year was 2001 (although Member States also had the option of providing data for 2000 and 2002). The second reporting year was 2004 and data were provided by the Member States in June 2006. For the third reporting year in 2007, EPER will be replaced by the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (European PRTR).
Not all industrial plants existing are considered for EPER reporting – only those activities which are listed in Annex A3 of the EPER Decision are included. For the next reporting cycle, EPER will be integrated in the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR).
The threshold values have been chosen in order to include about 90% of the emissions of the industrial facilities looked at, so as to prevent an unnecessarily high burden on all industrial facilities.
The EPER Decision obliges the European Commission to make this data publicly accessible on the internet. This website, which is hosted by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen, was created to fulfil this obligation.
Offsite — The E-PRTR, the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, was formally known as the EPER is the European Pollutant Emission Register – the first European-wide register of industrial emissions into air and water. The E-PRTR covers the 27 EU Member States as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia and Switzerland. The register contains annual data reported ...