PRTR: Production and processing of metals

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The PRTR Production and Processing of Metals sector includes the following activities: (a) Metal ore (including sulphide ore) roasting or sintering installations. (b) Installations for the production of pig iron or steel (primary or secondary melting) including continuous casting with a capacity of 2.5 tonnes per hour. (c) Installations for the processing of ferrous metals: (i) Hot-rolling mills with a capacity of 20 tonnes of crude steel per hour; (ii) Smitheries with hammers with an energy of 50 kilojoules per hammer, where the calorific power used exceeds 20 MW; (iii) Application of protective fused metal coats with an input of 2 tonnes of crude steel per hour. (d) Ferrous metal foundries with a production capacity of 20 tonnes per day. (e) Installations: (i) For the production of non-ferrous crude metals from ore, concentrates or secondary raw materials by metallurgical, chemical or electrolytic processes; (ii) For the smelting, including the alloying, of non-ferrous metals, including recovered products (refining, foundry casting, etc.) with a melting capacity of 4 tonnes per day for lead and cadmium or 20 tonnes per day for all other metals. (f) Installations for surface treatment of metals and plastic materials using an electrolytic or chemical process where the volume of the treatment vats equals 30 m3.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2015-09-03
Date dataset updated 2021-07-29
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes {"no limitations",,license,,license}
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.47472, 51.44555],[-10.47472, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 51.44555], [-10.47472, 51.44555]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM65 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29902)
Provenance information Ireland's Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) provides a publicly accessible and searchable database which members of the public can use to search for facilities in Ireland which are releasing PRTR pollutants in excess of specific thresholds or making off-site transfers of waste above specified thresholds for non-hazardous and hazardous wastes. The register also fulfills requirements of the Aarhus Convention, as a simple means of affording access to information about environmental emissions and transfers. A facility must report data under European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) if it fulfils the following criteria: • the facility falls under at least one of the E-PRTR economic activities. The activities are also reported using a statistical classification of economic activities (NACE rev 2); • the facility has a capacity exceeding at least one of the E-PRTR capacity thresholds (Annex I); • the facility releases pollutants or transfers waste off-site which exceed specific thresholds set out in Article 5 of the E-PRTR Regulation. These thresholds for releases of pollutants are specified for each media - air, water and land - in Annex II of the E-PRTR Regulation. If a facility has emissions or waste transfers above the relevant thresholds, information is provided to the European Commission concerning the amount of pollutant releases to air, water and waste water as well as off-site transfers of waste. This information is then displayed on both the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and Ireland’s PRTR. Note that only the information reportable under PRTR is displayed on this register. The register contains data reported each year since 2007 for over 400 facilities carrying out PRTR activities. For each facility, information is provided for each year concerning the amounts above threshold pollutant releases to air, water and land as well as off-site transfers of waste and of pollutants in waste water from a list of 91 key pollutants, including heavy metals, pesticides, greenhouse gases and dioxins.
Period of time covered (begin) 2005-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2015-01-13

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