Its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), launched in the mid-1980s and continuously upgraded, was the first example of how information on pollutants could be made accessible to the public, and it has been the model for all national and regional PRTRs
The PRTR Regulation is also consistent with the efforts of the governments of the United States, Canada and Mexico to work together to improve the ability to compare data from their three PRTR systems.
The basic characteristics of Mexico's PRTR are the following: facility-specific data; standardized data; chemical-specific data; annual reporting; public access to the data; mandatory reporting; limited trade secrecy, and, for each chemical, data on releases to air, water and land and data on transfers of the chemical in waste.
The United States initiated its PRTR, called the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), in 1987.
and Canadian corporations operating in Mexico to comply with the stipulations of the NAFTA environmental side accord for reporting to a PRTR similar to those in the rest of North America.
Over the past few years, PRTR
has been focused on successfully integrating BSB Bancorp, Inc.
In the weeks following the Tohoku disaster, Toxic Watch Network, a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization, combed the PRTR
data to get a general idea of the chemicals that may have been onsite at affected facilities.
The acquisition presented increased integration risk as PRTR
acquired a bank almost twice its size that had been plagued by weak credit quality.
At the same time, Fitch has removed the ratings for PRTR
and PRTRB from Rating Watch Evolving where they were placed on July 15, 2004 and maintained on March 30, 2005.
Because facility-specific data on greenhouse gases are not widely available, the report provides only an overview of these pollutants, which are also produced by non-point sources such as vehicles, agriculture, wildfire emissions, and commercial and residential properties--sources not subject to PRTR
reporting but sometimes included in criteria air pollutant or greenhouse gas inventories.
In conjunction with the acquisition of BSBN, PRTR
completed its conversion from a 'two-tier' mutual company to a fully public financial institution.
The EPA requires the provision of a resource to work within the EPA in Wexford, to assist the EPA s E-Reporting team in fulfilling its role as a statutory authority under the PRTR
Regulations; conditions of EPA licenses and support to electronic reporting systems.