Reporting programme

Deadlines

Parties to the LRTAP Convention are required to report on the substances and for the years set forth in the Convention and the protocols that they have ratified and that have entered into force. Emission data should be submitted to the CEIP by 15 February. IIRs (Informative Inventory Reports) and projections  should be provided no later than by 15 March, gridded data and LPS by 1 May.

EU may deliver emission inventory on 30 April, IIR on 30 May, gridded data and LPs on 15 June.

Parties should submit x-2 year data, any necessary time-series data or revisions to previous data and the IIRs, in accordance with the Reporting Guidelines ( ECE/EB.AIR/125 [PDF, 194KB]) under the CLRTAP. The Annexes I-VII to the Guidelines provide additional information and reporting templates.

 

Resubmissions due to errors should be provided as soon as possible but latest within 4 weeks from the due date for submission including clear explanations of the changes made.

Parties are encouraged to submit recalculations on a sectoral basis and on gridded basis, if recalculations are made for a year for which gridded data are required.

Pollutants and years

Summary of annual emission reporting: 

 Element(s)

 Pollutant(s)

 Years1

A. National total emissions:

  1. Main pollutants

SOx, NOx, NH3, NMVOC, CO

 1990– (x-2)

  2. Particulate matter

PM2.5, PM10, TSP, (BC)

 2000– (x-2)

  3. Heavy metals

Pb, Cd, Hg / (As, Cr, Cu, Ni, Se, Zn)

 1990– (x-2)

  4. POPs

PCDD/PCDF, PAHs (2), HCB, PCBs

 1990– (x-2)

B.  Emissions by NFR source category:

  1. Main pollutants

SOx, NOx, NH3, NMVOC, CO

 1990– (x-2)

  2. Particulate matter

PM2.5, PM10, TSP, (BC)

 2000– (x-2)

  3. Heavy metals

Pb, Cd, Hg / (As, Cr, Cu, Ni, Se, Zn)

 1990– (x-2)

  4. POPs

PCDD/PCDF, PAHs (2), HCB, PCBs

 1990– (x-2) 

C. Activity data by source category

 

 1990– (x-2)

1/ As a minimum, data for the base year of the relevant protocol and from the year of entry into force of that protocol to the latest year should be reported

2/ polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) {benzo(a)pyrene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene,Total 1-4}

Reporting of gridded data and LPS (4-yearly)

Every four years from 2017 onwards  Parties shell report for the year x-2 updated aggregated sectors (GNFR14) gridded emissions and  LPS emissions.

Gridded emissions in a grid of 0.1x0.1 long/ lat degrees shell be reported for all substances referred in para 7 of Reporting Guidelines.   As an alternative, a Party may report gridded emissions in a grid of approximately 50 x 50 km2 until it is technically and economically feasible to switch to a grid of 0.1 x 0.1 degrees.

 

LPS pollutant thresholds are listed in Table 1 of reporting guidelines. LPS reporting is encouraged to include information on stack height class categories as defined in table 2 of reporting guidelines.

 

Parties are encouraged to update their gridded and LPS data ( years 1990, 1995, 2000,  2005, 2010  ) and report annually where changes in spatial patterns have occurred, so that the EMEP models can represent the most up-to-date information.

 

D. Gridded data in the EMEP 0.1x0.1 long/lat grid (alternatively 50x50 EMEP grid)

     1. Sector emissions  (GNFR14)

SOx, NOx, NH3, NMVOC, CO, PM10, PM2.5, Pb, Cd, Hg,
PCDD/F, PAHs, HCB, PCBs,

  x-2 (1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 if not reported before)

     2. National totals (optional)

SOx, NOx, NH3, NMVOC, CO, PM10, PM2.5, Pb, Cd, Hg,
PCDD/F, PAHs, HCB, PCBs,

  x-2

E. Emissions from
large-point sources (LPS)

SOx, NOx, NH3, NMVOC, CO, PM10, PM2.5, Pb, Cd, Hg,
PCDD/F, PAHs, HCB, PCBs,

   x-2  (1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 if not reported before)

 

ADDITIONAL REPORTING FOR REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT PURPOSES

   VOC speciation / Height distribution / Temporal distribution

   Land-use data / Mercury breakdown

   % of toxic congeners of PCDD/PCDF emissions

   Pre-1990 emissions of PAHs, HCB, PCDD/PCDF and PCBs

   Information on natural emissions

Projected emissions and projected activity data (4-yearly)

Parties to the Convention are strongly encouraged to report their latest available projections (WM and WaM) by 15 March.

Parties to the Gothenburg Protocol within the geographical scope of EMEP shall regularly update their projections and report every four years from 2015 onward their updated projections, for the years see table below.

Parties to the other protocols are encouraged to regularly update their projections and report every four years from 2015. 

Element

Pollutant(s)

 Year(s)

1. National total emission projections 

SOx, NOx, NH3, NMVOC, PM2.5 and BC where appropriate

2020, 2025, 2030, and where available also for 2040 and 2050

2. Emission projections by NFR14

SOx, NOx, NH3, NMVOC, PM2.5 and BC where appropriate

2020, 2025, 2030, and where available also for  2040 and 2050

3. Projected activity data by NFR14

 

2020, 2025, 2030, and where available also for 2040 and 2050

 Quantitative information underlying emission projections should be reported for the projection target year and the historic year chosen as the starting year for the projections.

Text codes describing pollutants

Definitions of pollutants are provided in paragraph 7 and 8 of reporting guidelines (ECE/AB.AIR/125)

Main components: 

     SOx

Sulphur oxides reported as SO2

     NOx

Nitrogen oxides reported as NO2

     NH3

Ammonia

     NMVOC

Non-methane volatile organic compounds

     CO

Carbon monoxide

 

Particulate matter (PM): 

    PM10

Particulate matter with diameter equal to or less than 10 µm

    PM2.5

Particulate matter with diameter equal to or less than 2.5µm

    TSP

Total Suspended Particulates

    BC

 

Black Carbon which means carbonaceous particulate matter that absorbs light

 

Heavy metals (HMs): 

     Cd

Cadmium and its compounds

     Hg

Hg and ist compounds

     Pb

Lead and its compounds

     As

Arsenic and its compounds

     Cr

Chromium and its compounds

     Cu

Copper and its compunds

     Hg

Mercury and its compounds

     Ni

Nickel and its compounds

     Se

Selenium and its compounds

     Zn

Zinc and it compounds

 

 

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs):

     PCDD /PCDF

Dioxins and Furans

     PAHs

Polyaromatic hydrocarbons {benzo(a)pyrene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(k) fluoranthene, indeno(1,2,,3-cd)pyrene, total 1-4}

     HCBs

Hexachorobenzene (CAS: 118-74-1)

     PCBs

Polychlorinated biphenyls

 

 

 

 

Infobox

"Emission" means the release of a substance from a point or diffuse source into the atmosphere.

 

Use one of the EMEP - ISO2 codes to indicate your country (list of country and area codes [PDF, 167KB]).

 

For reporting of emissions and projections Parties should solely use latest version of templates "NFR14"

 

Revised version of reporting templates should be used for reporting 2015 onwards.

 

Status of ratification in 2012 [PDF]

Last Update: 13.02.2017