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E prtr point of view and questions of the extractive sector about the guidance document

E-PRTR: Point of view and questions of the extractive sector about the Guidance Document

FORTEA + MRW: DGRNE + ICEDD


European pollutant release and transfer register

European Pollutant Emission Register familiar to cement and lime producers but new to quarries

2007 first year of monitoring for quarries

First reporting: January 2008

Collaboration Walloon Region Authorities with FORTEA to clarify some items related to PRTR declaration

European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Area effectively under extractive operations

E-PRTR Annex I includes at Opencast mining and quarrying where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

Guidance document clarify this surface

Area effectively under extractive operations

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Area effectively under extractive operations1

Reserves where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

Under extractive operations

Rehabilitated area

Area effectively under extractive operations

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Area effectively under extractive operations2

Starts with: top soil stripping where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

To be approved by competent authorities

Ends with: rehabilitation according to permit

Area effectively under extractive operations

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Area effectively under extractive operations3
Area effectively under extractive operations where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

1site, 4 installations, 4 operators, 1reporting

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Area effectively under extractive operations4
Area effectively under extractive operations where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

2 sites, 2 facilities, 2operators, 2 reporting

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Area effectively under extractive operations5
Area effectively under extractive operations where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

2 sites, 2 installations, 1 operator, 2 reporting

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Release to air water and land
Release to air, water and land where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

  • No land released known

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

  • How to monitor releases into air?

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Release to air
Release to air where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

  • Method suggested:

    • Measurement if single point of emission

    • Calculation for diffuse emissions (majority of case)

      • Process description with emissions sources

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Release to air1
Release to air where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

  • Emission = Activity Data * Emission Factor * Attenuation factor (E=AD*EF*AF)

Background

  • E= emission to air to report

  • AD = activity data measures the activity of the facility e.g.

    • For PM10, quantity of product processed per year

    • For other pollutant: annual fuel consumption or annual working time

  • EF = emission factors as listed in approved reference list

  • AD = attenuation factor as listed in approved reference list e.g.

    • Use of water spray during production decrease the amount of PM10 emitted.

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Release to air2

Sources: engines (dumper, loader where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.), heating device, ...

Use EF given by the constructor in g/working hour or g/l of fuel

Release to air

Background

Quarry specific issues

Source: process.

Use EF in g/t produced e.g. AP42 from US EPA or other approved reference

Next actions

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Release to water
Release to water where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

  • Method suggested:

    • Sampling of releases of waste water and analysis of pollutants content. Compute annual load by multiplying analysis results by annual flow.

      • Describe hydro-geological conditions and water flows to qualify dewatering outlet water

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Release to water1
Release to water where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

Don’t subtract background load

Subtract background load

Meteoric precipitation

Background

Surface water

Perched water table

Quarry specific issues

Water flow

River

Water flow

Water flow

Aquifer

Next actions

Quarry

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Site transfers

Not a specific issue for quarry where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

Site transfers

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

Mining Waste Directive doesn’t change the issue

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


E prtr for quarries in a nutshell
E- where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.PRTR for Quarries in a nutshell

  • Producer propose a technical file containing:

    • Site description with specification of the area under effective exploitation and operators

    • Facility description including flow-sheet and describing air emissions sources

    • Calculations principles: description of AD, EF and AF

    • Hydro geological scheme with water inlet and oulet releases description

    • Water pollutant sampling plan and annual flow measurement

    • List of off-site transfer wastes

Background

Quarry specific issues

  • Technical file submitted to competent authority for approval

Next actions

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


Work programme
Work programme where the surface of the area under extractive operations equals 25 ha.

  • Complete guidance to the Guidance Document with Regions Administrations:

    • Acceptance of principles.

    • Choice of EF and AF for PM10 and other air pollutant

    • Diffusion of the document through FORTEA

    • Workshop with authorities and producers

  • Review of the document for 2009 declaration

Background

Quarry specific issues

Next actions

E-PRTR FORTEA + MRW:DGRNE + ICEDD


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