• Українською
  • Government approves Procedure for maintaining National Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

    The document has been developed in accordance with the requirements of the Law “On the National Pollutant Release and Transfer Register”, which will come into force on 8 October this year.

    The Procedure defines the specifics of using the Register, the algorithm for creating and entering data into the Register, the procedure for registering facilities and submitting reports by operators and certificates of diffuse sources by the authorities involved, and approves the operator’s application forms.

    “The register will function as a convenient online service on the EcoSystem web portal. Thus, the public will have free access to information about any enterprise whose activities have an impact on the environment. In this way, Ukraine will fulfil an important part of its international obligations under the Aarhus Convention and the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers. And this is an important step on our country’s way to the EU,” said Ruslan Strilets, Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

    According to the Minister, the Ukrainian National PRTR will be integrated with the European PRTR in two years’ time. Ukraine will be able to exchange up-to-date, verified data with the competent authorities of the European Union and synchronise its own environmental policy with the European one.

    Back in 2016, Ukraine ratified the Kyiv Protocol to the Aarhus Convention, committing itself to conducting its environmental policy openly, interacting with citizens and involving them in solving environmental problems. The establishment of a national PRTR was one of the conditions set by the international document.

    On 20 September 2022, Ukraine adopted the Law on the National Pollutant Release and Transfer Register.

    The National PRTR will allow the state to track pollutant releases and transfers in time and space; analyse emission reductions and set priorities for reducing and eliminating potentially harmful emissions; and make effective decisions on preventing and reducing industrial pollution.

    The public will have free and convenient access to environmental information and will participate in the development of the State’s environmental policy in the field of emissions registration.