REGULATION (EC) No 166/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 18 January 2006

concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

and amending Council Directives 91/689/EEC and 96/61/EC

The E-PRTR Regulation aims to enhance public access to environmental information through the establishment of a coherent and integrated E-PRTR, thereby finally also contributing to the prevention and reduction of pollution, delivering data for policy makers and facilitating public participation in environmental decision making.

The Regulation establishes an integrated pollutant release and transfer register at Community level in the form of a publicly accessible electronic database and lays down rules for its functioning, in order to implement the UN-ECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers and facilitate public participation in environmental decision making, as well as contributing to the prevention and reduction of pollution of the environment.

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