How is the NPI reporting year defined for reporters not using the standard NPI reporting year?
The standard NPI reporting year is 1 July-30 June. In some cases a state or territory environment agency may allow a facility to report outside the standard NPI reporting year. Regardless of reporting period dates, all facilities must submit their NPI report to their state or territory environment agency within three months of the end of their reporting period. Standard year reports must be submitted by 30 September, and calendar year reports by 31 March.
Facility reports will be uploaded on the NPI website for the NPI reporting year in which their reporting period ends.
Is there an emission estimation technique manual (EET) manual for my industry?
To determine if your industry sector has a manual, see the full list of emissions estimation technique manuals.
When a facility reports emissions for part of a year only, how will this data be treated by the relevant state or territory environment agency?
In such circumstances, the data will be presented for the part year only. The state or territory environment agency will not extrapolate the facility data for the full year reporting period. Reporters can include a public statement on their report to explain that emissions occurred over part of the year, only.
What is the NPI Online Reporting System (ORS)?
The ORS is a web-based reporting tool which streamlines and simplifies NPI facility reporting for all participating stakeholders. Refer to Lodging NPI reports for more information.
Are facilities that have their ANZSIC code listed in a NPI manual required to report to the NPI if their type of facility is not specifically covered in the manual?
Yes. Once a manual covering an ANZSIC code is published, then all industry groups under the relevant code are required to report to the NPI.
Can a national company with multiple facilities reporting to the NPI provide one due diligence statement for all its facilities within a state or territory?
Is a company complying with the NEPM and the relevant state or territory regulations if it reports on fewer substances than those for which it has triggered thresholds?
No. To comply with the NPI NEPM and relevant state/territory regulations, a facility must report emission estimates for all substances that trip the relevant thresholds.
Can a facility choose not to report emissions that occur entirely within its site, or lease?
No. Any release to the environment must be reported as it enters the environment. If on-site emissions are not contained in purpose-built, approved receiving facilities, they are emissions to the environment and must be reported even if they are not detectable at the site boundary.