The Ministry of Environment (MMA) and the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) have signed a technical cooperation agreement, authorizing the publication of information reported through a pollutant release and transfer registration and reporting program known by its Portuguese acronym, "RETP" (Registro de Emissões e Transferência de Poluentes), starting with data on 2016 emissions. Public disclosure of reported information will proceed in stages, with large potentially polluting activities publicized in the first year of implementation. To assist those entities obligated to report through the RETP, MMA recently published a revised Manual for RETP Declarants.