Administrative Council and Advisory Committee Meeting Notices

Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the TUR Administrative Council (September 19, 2014)

Meeting of the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction (September 19, 2014)

Meeting of the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction (August 19, 2014)

Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the TUR Administrative Council (August 5, 2014)

Meeting of the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction (July 14, 2014)

Meeting of the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction (June 3, 2014)

Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the TUR Administrative Council (May 7, 2014)

Meeting of the TUR Administrative Council (March 13, 2014)

Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the TUR Administrative Council (March 4, 2014)

Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the TUR Administrative Council (December 12, 2013)

Meeting of the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction (November 22, 2013)

Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the TUR Administrative Council (September 17, 2013)

Meeting of the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction (June 13, 2013)

Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the TUR Administrative Council (May 22, 2013)

Meeting of the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction (March 14, 2013)

Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the TUR Administrative Council (February 27, 2013)

Meeting of the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction (December 13, 2012) pdf format of Meeting of the Administrative Council (Dec 13, 2012)

Meeting of the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction (September 27, 2012) pdf format of Meeting of the Administrative Council (Sept 27, 2012)

Meeting Notice pdf format of Meeting Notice

TURA Program Meeting: TUR Revisions to MassDEP ERP Dry Cleaner Program (August 21, 2012) pdf format of TURA Program Meeting (Augsut 21, 2012)

TUR Revisions to MassDEP ERP Dry Cleaner Program (August 14, 2012) pdf format of TUR Revisions to MassDEP ERP (August 14, 2012)

TURA Program Meeting: TUR Revisions to MassDEP ERP Dry Cleaner Program (July 31, 2012) pdf format of TURA Program Meeting (July 31, 2012)

Meeting Notice pdf format of Meeting Notice

Meeting of the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction (June 28, 2012) pdf format of Meeting of the Administrative Council  (June 28, 2012)
 

Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the TUR Administrative Council (June 13, 2012) pdf format of Advisory Comm. Mtg. to the TUR Admin. Council 6/13/12

Meeting of the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction (May 10, 2012) pdf format of Admin. Council Mtg. on Toxics Use Reduction 5/10/12

Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the TUR Administrative Council (April 3, 2012) pdf format of TUR Administratative Council Advisory Comm. Mtg 4/3/12

Administrative Council Meeting Announcement - March 8, 2012 pdf format of Administrative Council Meeting Announcement - March 8,

Meeting Notice pdf format of Meeting Notice

Administrative Council Meeting - December 7, 2011 pdf format of Administrative Council Meeting - Dec 7, 2011

Advisory Committee Meeting - December 5, 2011 pdf format of adv-comm-meeting-notice-dec05-2011.pdf

Public Hearing: Amendments to the Toxic or Hazardous Substances List

Administrative Council Meeting - September 20, 2011 pdf format of Administrative Council Meeting - Sep 20, 2011

Advisory Committee Meeting - September 14, 2011 pdf format of adv-comm-agenda-sept14-2011.pdf

Administrative Council Meeting - July 19, 2011 pdf format of 7-19-11-meeting-notice.pdf

Advisory Committee Meeting - June 21, 2011 pdf format of 62111-meeting-notice.pdf

Administrative Council Meeting - June 7, 2011 pdf format of 6711-meeting-notice.pdf

Advisory Committee Meeting - May 19, 2011 pdf format of 51911-meeting-notice.pdf

Administrative Council Meeting - April 12, 2011 pdf format of 41211-meeting-notice.pdf

Advisory Committee Meeting - March 29, 2011 pdf format of 32911-meeting-notice.pdf

Administrative Council Meeting - February 8. 2011 pdf format of 2811-meeting-notice.pdf

Advisory Committee Meeting - February 8. 2011 pdf format of 2811-meeting-notice.pdf

  • Administrative Council Meeting Minutes and Handouts

  • Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes and Handouts

    • Handouts from each Advisory Committee meeting including the meeting minutes will be posted on the Advisory Committee page .

 

TURA News  

PRESS RELEASE: Methylene Chloride designated Higher Hazard Substance (December 20, 2013)

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) today announced that methylene chloride has been added to the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) list of higher hazard substances.  Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane, is used as a metal degreaser, coolant and paint stripper and is an ingredient in some adhesives. Adverse health effects include skin, eye and respiratory irritations and exposure may cause liver, kidney or central nervous system damage. There has been one death attributable to methylene chloride reported in Massachusetts. Full press release here: MA designates new higher hazard substance pdf format of MA designates new higher hazard substance

 

Administrative Council Approves Plan to Reduce Toxics Use by Dry Cleaners

On September 27th, the Toxics Use Reduction Administrative Council unanimously adopted a resolution approving a plan by Toxic Use Reduction Act (TURA) program offices to address the use of perchloroethylene, a toxic solvent, by dry cleaners.  The full press release is available on the EEA website http://www.mass.gov/eea/pr-2012/121005-reduce-toxic-chemical-use.html .  Under the plan, MassDEP will revise its Environmental Results Program (ERP) that now covers all dry cleaners using perchloroethylene, using a voluntary approach, at first, to bring about significant reductions in the use of the chemical (also known as “perc”). If a voluntary approach does not bring about the required reductions within four years, MassDEP will propose mandatory rules that promote the reductions.    The Toxics Use Reduction Institute and the Office of Technical Assistance will continue education and assistance to the industry, which has focused for several years on safer alternatives that have been demonstrated to be both technically and economically viable.  Long-standing collaborative efforts with industry trade associations have already resulted in substantial reductions.  

 

Administrative Council Decisions

2011

2011 Council Decisions pdf format of 2011_ad_council_decisions.pdf

2010

There were no votes taken this year by the Administrative Council

2009

2009 Administrative Council Decisions pdf format of 2009_ad_council_decisions.pdf

2008

CERCLA Substances voted by the Administrative Council to retain pdf format of cercla_substances_retained_06182008.pdf

CERCLA Substances pending action by the Administrative Council pdf format of cercla_substances_pending_06182008.pdf

 


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