National Pollutant Inventory Guide

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2012

Version 5.3, May 2012
ISBN 8 642 54690 8

The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) guide helps a facility find out whether it needs to report its emissions of NPI substances.

About the guide

The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is an Australian database of emissions from various industrial facility sources, and diffuse sources. The NPI Guide helps facility managers or operators estimate emissions for the NPI. It helps a facility find out whether it needs to report its emissions of NPI substances.

The NPI Guide will take you step by step through the reporting process.

The NPI Guide contains the following information:

  • Section 1: About the National Pollutant Inventory
  • Section 2: Determining if any thresholds have been tripped
  • Section 3: Estimating NPI emissions
  • Section 4: Estimating NPI substances in transfers of waste
  • Section 5: Emission reduction activities
  • Section 6: How to report NPI emissions and transfers
  • Appendix A: Complete list of the 93 NPI substances
  • Appendix B: Additional NPI substance data
  • Appendix C: Additional information on Total VOCs
  • Appendix D: Unit conversion factors
  • Appendix E: TEF and (B[A]P) data
  • Appendix F: Erratum for the NPI Guide

First published in 1998

See also