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Regulation (EC) No. 166/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and amending Council Directives 91/689/EEC and 96/61/EC.

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This Regulation was adopted on the basis of the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, signed by the European Community on 21 May 2003. With a view to facilitating public participation in environmental decision-making, it establishes an integrated pollutant release and transfer register at Community level in the form of a publicly accessible electronic database. The pollutant release and transfer register represents a tool for encouraging improvements in environmental performance and for providing public access to information on releases of pollutants and transfers of pollutants and waste. The register is also aimed at demonstrating progress in pollution reduction, monitoring compliance with certain international agreements, setting priorities and evaluating progress achieved through Community and national environmental policies and programmes.
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Official Journal of the European Union L 33, 4 February 2006, pp. 1-17.
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Legislation Amendment
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