About the Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee to the Administrative Council is composed of fifteen stakeholders that provide the Council with a forum for discussing TURA implementation issues. The members  pdf format of members
include representation of environmental advocacy, public health, labor, industry and the general public. Committee members are appointed by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Advisory Committee Meetings

The Advisory Committee meets several times each year and all meetings are open to the public. To access handouts from prior meetings, which include agendas, meeting minutes, policy analyses, and other information, click on the links below. Meeting notices will be published on the TURA Events and Updates page. Questions concerning the Advisory Committee can be directed to Rich Bizzozero at (617) 626-1080 or rich.bizzozero@state.ma.us. Note: The meeting handouts are available in a zipped format. Click on the link called "Meeting Handouts" to open the zipped folder for each meeting. When the zipped folder is open, you may copy and paste the documents to your computer. To download the zipped folder in its entirety, right click on the link and click "save target as…" These documents are also available by email or postal mail upon request. The Advisory Committee has posted the meeting handouts for 2012-2013. Meeting handouts from prior years are available upon request. To request documents please contact the Committee at (617) 626-1060. Final Administrative Council Decisions are available in the TURA Program Regulations page.

2013-2015 Advisory Committee Meetings

March 26, 2015

  • Meeting Agenda pdf format of Meeting Agenda
 
  • Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts zip format of Meeting Handouts
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    1. Meeting Minutes for August 5, 2014 Advisory Committee Meeting
    2. Meeting Minutes for September 19, 2014 Advisory Committee Meeting
    3. Meeting Minutes for December 11, 2014 Advisory Committee Meeting
    4. Draft TURI Policy Analysis – Lower Hazard Substance Designation – Ethyl Acetate (CAS# 141-78-6)
    5. Designation of Higher Hazard and Lower Hazard Substances in Massachusetts Factsheet
    6. Decision-making under TURA: Process Overview and Reference Guide
    7. Final Response to Comments on Proposed Amendments to 301 CMR 41.00 Toxic or Hazardous Substance List to Designate Five Additional Higher Hazard Substances


December 11, 2014

  • Meeting Agenda pdf format of Meeting Agenda
 
  • Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts zip format of Meeting Handouts
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    1. Draft Meeting Minutes for May 7, 2014 Advisory Committee Meeting
    2. Draft Meeting Minutes for August 5, 2014 Advisory Committee Meeting
    3. Draft TURI Policy Analysis: Lower Hazard Substance Designation – Ethyl Acetate (CAS# 141-78-6)
    4. Methylene Chloride Chemical Fact Sheet
    5. Decision-making under TURA: Process Overview and Reference Guide


September 19, 2014

  • Meeting Agenda pdf format of Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts zip format of Meeting Handouts
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    1. Draft Meeting Minutes of May 7, 2014 Advisory Committee Meeting
    2. Draft Meeting Minutes of August 5, 2014 Advisory Committee Meeting
    3. Toxics Use Reduction Act Fees: Summary of Recommendation
    4. Advocacy Groups Fee Comment Letter of Support
    5. AIM Fee Comment Letter
    6. Barrday, MassCOSH, ACC, and Alpha Chemical Fee Comment Letters
    7. MCTA Fee Comment Letter
    8. Members of the Public Fee Comments

August 5, 2014

  • Meeting Agenda pdf format of Meeting Agenda
 
  • Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts zip format of Meeting Handouts
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    1. Draft TURI Policy Analysis: Higher Hazard Substance Designation – Cyanide Compounds (TURA #1016)
    2. Draft TURI Policy Analysis: Higher Hazard Substance Designation – Dimethylformamide (CAS 68-12-2)
    3. Draft TURI Policy Analysis: Higher Hazard Substance Designation – Hydrogen Fluoride (CAS 7664-39-3)
    4. Draft TURI Policy Analysis: Higher Hazard Substance Designation - Toluene Diisocyanates listed as: 2,4-TDI (584-84-9) 2,6-TDI (91-08-7); and TDI mixed isomers (26471-62-5
    5. Prioritization of Chemicals for HHS Designation: Additional Information Document
       


May 7, 2014

  • Meeting Agenda  pdf format of Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notice  pdf format of Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts  zip format of Meeting Handouts
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    1. Draft meeting minutes for March 4, 2014 Advisory Committee meeting
    2. SAB Undesignated More Hazardous Chemicals List
    3. Draft Overview: Selected Chemicals that the Administrative Council has not yet Considered for HHS Designation
    4. Methylene Chloride: Preliminary Implementation Plan
    5. Draft Regulations: 240 CMR 2.0
    6. Phase One of an Evaluation of Whether a Priority User Segment for Formaldehyde Use Should be Designated under TURA

 

March 4, 2014

  • Meeting Agenda pdf format of Advisory Committee Agenda March 4
  • Meeting Notice  pdf format of Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts zip format of Meeting Handouts
    1. Draft meeting minutes for December 12, 2013 Advisory Committee meeting
    2. Draft meeting minutes for September 17, 2013 Advisory Committee meeting
    3. Methylene Chloride Fact Sheet
    4. Methylene Chloride: Preliminary Implementation Plan
    5. TURI Policy Analysis: 1-Bromopropane (n-Propyl Bromide) CAS 106-94-5
    6. SAB Deliberations: Summary of “Certain Halogenated Hydrocarbon Compounds”

 

December 12, 2013

  • Meeting Agenda  pdf format of Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notice  pdf format of Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts  zip format of Meeting Handouts
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    1. Draft meeting summary for September 17, 2013
    2. Preliminary Analysis of the ERP – Perchloroethylene reduction 2013 Certification Data. MassDEP, November 22, 2013
    3. 2010 Toxics Use Reduction Information Release. MassDEP, December 2012.
    4. FY 2014 TURI Community Grants (TURI)
    5. FY2014 Academic Research Grants (TURI)
    6. ChemGenes Case Study: Solvent Recovery and Recycling Case Study (TURI)
    7. Chart: TURA SAB More Hazardous Chemicals List: Chemicals that the Administrative Council has not yet considered for HHS designation. December 12, 2013.
    8. Final Response to Comments on Proposed Amendments to 301 CMR 41.00 Toxic or Hazardous Substance List dated November 2013

 

May 22, 2013

  • Meeting Agenda  pdf format of Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notice  pdf format of Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts  zip format of Meeting Handouts
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    1. Draft Meeting Minutes for February 27, 2013 Advisory Committee Meeting
    2. TURI Policy Analysis: Higher Hazard Substance Designation – Methylene Chloride
    3. Governor’s Report: Fiscal Year 2012
    4. Annual Report of the Environmental Purchasing Toxics Reduction Task Force: Fiscal Year 2012
    5. HSIA Comment Letter

 

 February 27, 2013

  • Meeting Agenda  pdf format of Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notice  pdf format of Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts  zip format of Meeting Handouts
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    1. Draft Meeting Summary -9/27/12
    2.  TURI Presentation: Opportunities for Cancer Presentation- Trends in TURA data, 1990-2020. [Available upon request]
    3. Implementation Plan Update: Formaldehyde and Hexavalent Chromium. [Available upon request]
    4. TURI Summary of Policy Analysis: Higher Hazard Substance Designation – Methylene Chloride or Dichloromethane (CAS 75-09-2) [Available upon request]
    5. OTA: A Report on Reducing the Use of Asthma-Related Chemicals

 

 November 27, 2012

  • Meeting Agenda  pdf format of Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notice  pdf format of Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts  zip format of Meeting Handouts
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    1. Meeting Summary -9/11/12
    2. Resolutions to Integrate Incentives for reductions in Perchloroethylene Use in the ERP Dry Cleaners Program – submitted to Administrative Council
    3. Draft Report – Barriers to reducing The Use of Asthma Related Chemicals
    4. Janitorial Sector Analysis [Available Upon Request]
    5. TURI: Draft Report – Small Business Sector analysis: Janitorial Cleaning [Available Upon Request]

 

September 11, 2012

  • Meeting Agenda  pdf format of Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notice  pdf format of Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts  zip format of Meeting Handouts
 
    1. TUR Advisory Committee Meeting Summary, June 13, 2012 [Available Upon Request]
    2. TUR Advisory Committee Meeting Summary, July 9, 2012 [Available Upon Request]
    3. Summary of the August 21, 2012 Stakeholder Meeting in Boston [Available Upon Request]
    4. Proposed revisions to 2013 ERP Dry Cleaner Compliance Certification Form [Available Upon Request]
    5. Current ERP Dry Cleaner Compliance Certification Form [Available Upon Request]
    6. MassDEP data charts on new perc machines [Available Upon Request]
    7. TURI Event Notice: Independent Plating Demo & TURP Course Announcements [Available Upon Request]
    8. Draft TURI case study for Mr. John’s Cleaners [Available Upon Request]
    9. Janitorial Sector Analysis outline [Available Upon Request]

 

July 9, 2012

  • Meeting Agenda  pdf format of Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notice  pdf format of Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts  zip format of Meeting Handouts
    1. Letter from the Division of Professional Licensure/Board of Registration in Cosmetology on regulations regarding formaldehyde. [Available Upon Request]
    2. Outline of Proposed Approach For Dry Cleaners [Available Upon Request]
    3. Draft OTA Recommendation: Priority User Segment Designation for Perchloroethylene Use in Dry Cleaning [Available Upon Request]
    4. Draft Appendix 4 for OTA Draft Recommendations
    5. TURI Fact Sheet: Asthma [Available Upon Request]

 

June 13, 2012

  • Meeting Agenda  pdf format of Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notice  pdf format of Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts  zip format of Meeting Handouts
    1. TURA Advisory Committee April 3, 2012 Meeting Summary
    2. OTA Update on Selected Activities June 2012
    3. TURI Update on Selected Activities June 2012 [Available Upon Request]
    4. Outline of Proposed Approach for Dry Cleaners [Available Upon Request]
    5. Summary Information on Perc in Dry Cleaning [Available Upon Request]
    6. TURI Fact Sheet: Massachusetts Safer Alternatives Fact Sheet – Alternatives to Perchloroethylene Used in professional Garment Cleaning [Available Upon Request]
    7. TURI Case Study: Eliminating the Use of Toxic Chemicals in Dry Cleaning [Available Upon Request]

 

 April 3, 2012

  • Meeting Agenda  pdf format of Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notice  pdf format of Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts  zip format of Meeting Handouts
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    1. TURA Advisory Committee Meeting Summary – Sept. 14, 2011
    2. TURA Administrative Council Final Minutes – Dec. 7, 2011
    3. Advisory Committee Letter on TCE Priority User Segment
    4. TURI PERC Alternative List
    5. PERC PRUS and ERP Options
    6. Dry Cleaners: TURA and ERP Data
    7. Draft Barriers Report on Three Asthmagens [Available Upon request]

 

 February 9, 2012

  • Meeting Agenda  pdf format of Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Notice  pdf format of Meeting Notice
  • Meeting Handouts  zip format of Meeting Handouts
    1. December 5, 2011 Advisory Committee Meeting Summary
    2. Member-drafted Letter to Secretary Sullivan on Priority User Segment Designation for TCE use in cleaning operations
    3. OTA Outlook – Volume 5, Issue 2 Newsletter
    4. TURI Update on Activities, February 2012 [Available Upon Request]
    5. New Solutions Journal Article: Higher Hazard Substances Under the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act: Lessons From The First Four Years [Available Upon Request]
    6. Community Leaders Making Massachusetts Safer and Healthier: Projects Drive Chemical Use Reduction [Available Upon Request]
    7. Health Affairs Reprint: How Developing nations Can Protect Children From hazardous Chemical Exposures While Sustaining Economic Growth – Rachel Massey and Kenneth Geiser, TURI and Others. [Available Upon Request]
    8. CERCLA Categories overview Feb 6, 2012 [Available Upon Request]
    9. TURA Program Activities Related to Perchloroethylene (PCE): Status Report, February 8, 2012. [Available Upon Request]

 


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