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eDEP Online Filing (Including Payment Options)
Who Must File?
A facility is required to file a Toxics Use Report if it:
- Was a Large Quantity Toxics User (LQTU), that is, the facility manufactured, processed or otherwise used a TURA-regulated chemical in excess of a reporting threshold during the year for which the report is being prepared. (Reporting thresholds are listed below. See Appendix J for definitions of manufactured, processed, and otherwise used.)
- Employed the equivalent of at least 10 full-time employees (FTEs) during the year for which the report is being prepared (see Appendix J and EPA's "Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Reporting Forms and Instructions" for a full definition); AND
- Conducted any business in any of the activities described by the North American Industrial Classification System Codes (NAICS) which correspond to Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes 10 - 14, 20 - 39, 40, 44 - 51, 72, 73, 75 and 76 (see Appendix A for a cross-reference from SIC to NAICS codes).
All three criteria must be met before a facility is required to file under TURA. If one of the above statements is not true, a facility is not required to file under TURA (see page 10 of these instructions if your facility reported previously but is exempt this year).
What Are the Contents or a TUR Report?
The annual toxics use report contains information about toxics use and waste during the previous calendar year, and includes the following:
- TURA Form S Cover Sheet
- Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Form R or Form A for each chemical (note Form As are not permitted for PBTs or TURA High Hazard Chemicals)
- TURA Form S for each chemical
- TURA Fee worksheet
TURA reporting supplements federal Form R reporting - the annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) form submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Section 313 of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).
What Toxic Substances Are Subject To TURA Reporting?
When Are TUR Reports Due?
TUR reports must be filed online or postmarked by July 1 of the year after the reporting year. Please note that filing a late TUR may result in MassDEP enforcement action, and if the report is more than 30 days late, section 19, subpart F of the TURA statute requires MassDEP to impose an administrative fee of $1,000 per chemical.
- About TURA Reporting & Fees (Note: If you are unable to file online and need paper copies of forms, please contact Walter Hope of MassDEP at 617-292-5982 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Toxic Release Inventory Reporting Forms & Instructions
- See the following regulations at Toxics & Hazards Regulations & Standards :
310 CMR 50.00: Reporting, Planning & TUR Planners
301 CMR 40.00: TURA Fees
301 CMR 41.00: TURA Chemicals
These may be purchased online, in person, or by mail at the Massachusetts State Bookstore