MassDEP regulations implementing the Toxics Use Reduction Act (M.G.L. Chapter 21I).
These regulations were last amended in December 2007.
310 CMR 50.00: Proposed Amendments & Public Comment
- There are no proposed regulations out for public comment at this time.
310 CMR 50.00: Recently Promulgated Amendments
- There have been no recent amendments to these regulations.
Enacted in 1989 and amended most recently in 2006, TURA requires Massachusetts companies that use large quantities of specific toxic chemicals to evaluate and plan for pollution prevention opportunities, implement them if practical, and annually measure and report the results.
Each company considered a Large Quantity Toxics User is required to file an annual toxics use report for every listed chemical it manufactures, processes or otherwise uses above applicable thresholds.
A Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Plan is a document that provides both economic and technical evaluations of the toxics use reduction opportunities available to a company, and identifies those methods, if any, that the company intends to implement.
Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Planners are environmental, safety, or process professionals who have passed a uniform certification exam developed by MassDEP and/or have demonstrated relevant education and experience.
Online reporting, forms and instructions for facilities subject to TURA requirements and the professionals they hire to prepare TUR plans for them.
MassDEP rules implementing state and federal environmental legislation.
Documents interpreting MassDEP toxics use reduction reporting and planning regulations, and how to comply with them.
MassDEP, the Office of Technical Assistance & Technology (OTA), and the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) all provide training and assistance for companies subject to TURA reporting and planning requirements.
Data, information and updates on Massachusetts toxic chemical use, byproduct/waste generation and releases to the environment, and how they have been reduced over time.