Mакедонски информативен центар за животна средина
Macedonian Environmental Information Center MEIC
Qendra informative e Maqedonisë për mjedisin jetësor
PRTR in Macedonia
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What is PRTR?
The Pollutant Release and Transfer Register - PRTR represents a set of data about the source, type, amount and location of release and disposal of pollutants, and waste into environmental media
The establishment of PRTR provides public access to information about:
Harmful chemicals and substances released into environmental media or being transferred off – site.
The amount of harmful chemicals and substances being released or transferred off – site.
Where the pollution occurs.
Who is responsible for releasing pollutants.
What type of industry is covered by the Protocol?
According annex 1 from the
Rulebook on the form, content, methodology and manner of keeping the Register of release and transfer of pollutants in Republic of Macedonia,
the register covers 65 industrial activities grouped into 9 industrial sectors, namely:
Production and processing of metals
Waste and waste water management
Paper and wood production and processing
Intensive livestock production and aquaculture
Animal and vegetable products from the food and beverage sector
Which pollutants / substances are included in the PRTR?
According Annex 2 from the
Rulebook on the form, content, methodology and manner of maintaining the Register of release and transfer of pollutants,
the register covers 91 pollutant grouped into 7 groups, namely:
Chlorinated organic substances
Who is obliged to report?
Reporting obligation has each economic operator (industrial facility) that carries out one or more activities that exceed the thresholds capacities specified in Annex 1 from the
Rulebook on the form, content, methodology and manner of keeping the Register of release and transfer of pollutants
in Republic of Macedonia.
What needs to be reported?
The following industrial activities need to be reported:
Pollutant releases into the environmental medium (air, water or soil) that exceeds the thresholds given in the
Rulebook on the form, content, methodology and manner of keeping the Register of release and transfer of pollutants in Republic of Macedonia.
Waste water transfers and discharges
Transfer and disposal of waste:
Hazardous waste (exceeding the threshold of > 2t/year)
Non–hazardous waste (exceeding the threshold of >2000t/year)
Who accepts the submitted PRTR reports?
The PRTR reports are submitted to the competent authority for PRTR, namely the Ministry of environment and physical planning.
How to report on PRTR?
For reporting in line with the requirements set out in the Rulebook on the form, content, methodology and manner of maintaining the Register of release and transfer of pollutants, the facilities will use PRTR web application, titled
How often needs to be reported?
The reporting frequency is once per year.