About the Council

The Administrative Council is the governing body of the TURA program and is responsible for program policy oversight. The six-member council is chaired by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew A. Beaton. and is charged with coordinating state enforcement of laws and regulations on chemical use and toxic waste generation, implementing policies that promote worker health and safety, and safeguarding public health. According to the Toxics Use Reduction Act, the six ex-officio members include the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Secretary of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, the Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, and the Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Key responsibilities of the Council include: making determinations on petitions to list and delist chemicals; maintaining the chemical reporting list for the TURA program; designating higher and lower hazard substances; designating priority user segments; and evaluating and setting reporting fees. Questions concerning the Administrative Council can be directed to Rich Bizzozero at (617) 626-1080

Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction Members:

Designees are in italics

Matthew A. Beaton (Chair), Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

  • Dan SiegerAssistant Secretary for Environment

Marty Suuberg, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection

  • Greg Cooper, Director, Business Compliance and Recycling Division, Bureau of Air and Waste

Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the Department of Public Health

  • Dr. Marc Nascarella, Director of Toxicology

Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

  • Michael Flanagan, Manager Department of Labor Standards Safety and Health Programs

Daniel Bennett, Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety & Security

  • Jennifer Hoyt, Chief Fire Protection Engineer

Jay Ash, Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

  • John Chapman, Undersecretary for the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Recent Administrative Council Meetings

June 5, 2017

March 16, 2016

September 22, 2015

1)   Meeting Minutes for August 19, 2014 TUR Administrative Council Meeting  pdf format of Meeting Minutes for August 19, 2014 TUR Admin Council

2)  Meeting Minutes for September 19, 2014 TUR Administrative Council Meeting pdf format of Administrative Council Minutes 9-19-14 (2)

3)   TURA Program Overview PowerPoint Slides  pdf format of TURA Program Overview PowerPoint Slides

4)   Decision-Making under TURA: Resources for the Administrative Council and Advisory Bodies, January 2015  pdf format of Decision-Making under TURA

5)  Designation of TURA Higher and Lower Hazard Substances pdf format of HHS - LHS Fact Sheet FINAL 2015

6)   Final Response to Comments 301_CMR_41 00 Toxic or Hazardous Substance List  pdf format of Final Response to Comments 301_CMR_41 00

7)  TURA Services for MA Businesses pdf format of TURA Services Document FINAL

8)  TURA: Overview pdf format of TURA Overview Document - FINAL

9)   FY14 Toxics Use Reduction Program Governor’s Report  pdf format of FY14 Toxics Use Reduction Program Governor’s Report

10)   TURA FY16 Training Calendar (with links to TURI handouts)  pdf format of TURA FY16 Training Calendar-links to TURI handouts
 

September 19, 2014

1) Toxics Use Reduction Act Fees: Summary of Recommendation

2) MCTA Fee Comment Letter

3) Advocacy Groups Fee Comment Letter of Support

4) AIM Fee Comment Letter

5) Barrday, MassCOSH, ACC, and Alpha Chemical Fee Comment Letters

6) Members of the Public Fee Comment Letters

7) Small Business Fee Comment Letter
 

August 19, 2014

1) Draft Meeting Minutes of July 14, 2014 Council Meeting

2) TURI Policy Analysis: Higher Hazard Substance Designation Recommendation - Cyanide Compounds (TURA #1016)

3) TURI Policy Analysis: Higher Hazard Substance Designation Recommendation - Dimethylformamide (CAS 68-12-2)

4) TURI Policy Analysis: Higher Hazard Substance Designation Recommendation - Hydrogen Fluoride (CAS 7664-39-3)

5) TURI Policy Analysis: Higher Hazard Substance Designation Recommendation - Toluene Diisocyanates [listed as: 2,4-TDI (584-84-9) 
2,6-TDI (91-08-7); and TDI mixed isomers (26471-62-5)]

6) Toxic Use Reduction Act Fees: Summary of Recommendation

 

July 14, 2014

1) Draft Meeting Minutes for June 3, 2014 Council Meeting

2) Draft TURI Policy Analysis: Higher Hazard Substance Designation Recommendation – Hydrogen Fluoride (CAS 75-09-2)

3) Prioritization of Chemicals for HHS Designation: Additional Information

4) Hazardous Chemicals with Functional Use and End Product Document

Administrative Council Decisions

Administrative Council Decisions

2014

2014 Administrative Council Decisions pdf format of 2014_ad_council_decisions.pdf

2013

2013 Administrative Council Decisions pdf format of 2013_ad_council_decisions.pdf

2012

There were no votes taken this year by the Administrative Council

2011

2010

There were no votes taken this year by the Administrative Council

2009

2008