Have your say on the National Pollutant Inventory

Have your say on the National Pollutant Inventory

The National Pollution Inventory Review Steering Committee invites comments on the National Pollutant Inventory by 10 August 2018.

Daily human activity and industry actions can adversely affect the environment, and may contribute emissions to our air, land and water. The National Pollutant Inventory provides Australians with access to information on the types, amounts and effects of pollutants being emitted in their communities.

The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) has tracked pollution across Australia since 1998, ensuring the community can access local information about the emission and transfer of potentially polluting or harmful substances which may affect them.

The National Environment Protection Council agreed to terms of reference for a review of the NPI in 2016. The Council noted the importance of robust information to support the management of pollution in Australia and the NPI's role  in providing this information to governments, industry and the community.  The list of 93 substances reported under the scheme has been almost unchanged since its inception and the review will identify whether the right substances are being reported, the most valuable information being collected and whether its collection has been cost effective.

Review of the National Pollutant Inventory - discussion paper

This discussion paper invites public comment to inform the review of the National Pollutant Inventory. The terms of reference for the review are broad and could lead to major changes in the NPI.

Anyone can make a submission and tell us about their experience with the NPI or their ideas for the future of the program.

See more about the consultation and the discussion paper at the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy.

See more about how the NPI works in the ACT at the Access Canberra website.