National Pollutant Inventory Reporting
NPI reporting has undergone changes in the last year. It is hoped the variations to the NPI will expand the programme to fulfil its potential as an environmental management and cleaner production tool, whilst also fulfilling its role as an accessible information source for community and industry.
New substances are required to be reported for the 2007-2008 year. These are acrolein, particulate matter 2.5 μm (PM2.5) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Mercury and compounds reporting is now triggered at a lower threshold of 5 kg.
The reporting of transfers of NPI substances in waste to its final destination is a new part of the NPI. Waste transfers may include tailings storage facilities, sewerage system, underground injection or transfer for destruction of wastes generated onsite. The transfers reporting is mandatory from 2008 onwards; however those companies that wish to submit transfer volumes for the 2007-2008 period may do so voluntarily and the figures will not be published. If a waste transfer is for the purposes of reuse, recycling, reprocessing, repurification, partial purification, immobilisation, remediation or energy recovery from 2008 onwards then reporting is voluntary for substances in the waste.
We also provide an in-house management system, to enable clear auditing, and to compile raw data in a systematic and time saving manner.
For any help or questions regarding NPI please feel free to contact us, as we are always on hand to provide help and our services.