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BjoernBo Dec 08, 2014 07:32 PM
Dear EEA staff,

I have downloaded "Pollutant release and transfer register" from here[…]egister-e-prtr-regulation-9
The information section says that the databset contains data from 2007 to 2012 (availability varies from country to country). But I could not find any hint within the dataset which observation belongs to which year. Or does the dataset provide accumulated emissions for all available year? Is the "pollutant release and transfer register" available as timeseries? For my research it would great to see how emission changed from year to year.

Thank you very much for your help.

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Björn Borchert
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EEA Dec 15, 2014 01:03 PM
Your question relates to the information contained in the European Pollutant release and transfer register (E-PRTR). In this context, I would like to inform you that the E-PRTR contains information on pollutant releases and transfers from 2007 to 2012 by EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia and Switzerland. The information reported by those countries under the obligations of the art 7 of the E-PRTR Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 which implements the UNECE PRTR Protocol) is available to the public through:
• E-PRTR web-page: (web-based information)
• EEA data service:[…]ulation-9#tab-european-data (access data-base information)

In both cases you will be able to have access to the annual information (from 2007 to 2012) reported by Member States which covers the releases to air and water for 91 substances, as well as the transfers of pollutants in water and the transfer of waste from industrial facilities across 65 sectors. The register includes information of more than 30 000 facilities in 32 countries (EU27, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Serbia).
BjoernBo Dec 15, 2014 05:05 PM
Thank you very much for not answering my question. I now found the answer myself. The facilityreport provides a variable that is named "PollutantReleaseAndTransferReportID". The POLLUTANTRELEASEANDTRANSFERREPORT_v6.1 provides further information on that variable, for example "reporting year". So it is possible to merge pollutant release with facilityreport and PolluntantReleaseAndTransferReport in order to get the reporting year for every observation.

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