TURA reporting and planning requirements apply to all toxic substances listed. Updated to include chemicals the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for TURA and TRI reports due in July 2016 and a notice of new TURA high hazard chemicals for reports due in July 2017.
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.
Hazardous waste management and facility siting laws, and the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) statute.
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.
The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Program has been recognized as a national and international model for pollution prevention.