TURA Administrative Council Regulations Include:
301 CMR 40.00 Toxic Use Fee
301 CMR 41.00 Toxic or Hazardous Substance List


 

Recent Public Hearing Notices & Proposed Regulatory Amendments

Meeting Purpose or Topic:Proposed Amendments to
301 CMR 41.00
Toxic or Hazardous Substance List
Meeting Date:February 3, 2015, 1 p.m.
Location:Leverett Saltonstall Building
100 Cambridge St., 2nd floor, Conference Room A
Boston, MA 02114
Contact:Rich Bizzozero, Executive Director, Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114. Phone: (617) 626-1080. Rich.bizzozero@state.ma.us
Meeting Files:EEA TURA Public Meeting Notice: February, 2015 pdf format of Public Hearing Announcment TDI 301 CMR41.pdf
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301 CMR 41.00: Clean pdf format of Clean TDI 301 CMR 41.pdf
301 CMR 41.00: Redline Strikethrough pdf format of Redline Strikethrough TDI 301 CMR 41.pdf
Background: 301 CMR 41.00 pdf format of Background doc 301-cmr-41-00.pdf
Policy Analyses: Toluene Diisocyanates pdf format of Policy Analysis TDI.pdf
 


Meeting Purpose or Topic:Proposed Amendments to
301 CMR 40.00
Toxic Use Fee
Meeting Date:December 4 & 5, 2014
Location:Springfield, MA; Worcester, MA; Lakeville, MA; and Wilmington, MA.  See EEA TURA Public Hearing  Notice for exact time and meeting location.
Contact:Rich Bizzozero, Executive Director, Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114. Phone: (617) 626-1080. Rich.bizzozero@state.ma.us
Meeting Files:

Public Hearing Notice: 301 CMR 40.00 Toxic Use Fee  pdf format of Public Hearing Notice: 301 CMR 40.00 Toxic Use Fee

301 CMR 40.03: Clean  pdf format of 301 CMR 40.03: Clean

301 CMR 40.03: Redline Strikeout  pdf format of 301 CMR 40.03: Redline Strikeout

301 CMR 40.00 Background Document Toxic Use Fee  pdf format of 301 CMR 40.00 Background Document Toxic Use Fee

Technical Support Document 301 CMR 40.00  pdf format of Technical Support Document 301 CMR 40.00

301 CMR 40.00 Initial Small Business Impact Statement  pdf format of 301 CMR 40.00 Initial Small Business Impact Statement
 


Meeting Purpose or Topic:Proposed Amendments to
301 CMR 41.00
Toxic or Hazardous Substance List
Meeting Date:November 20, 2014, 1 p.m
Location:Leverett Saltonstall Building
100 Cambridge St., 2nd floor, Conference Room B
Boston, MA 02114
Contact:Rich Bizzozero, Executive Director, Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114. Phone: (617) 626-1080. Rich.bizzozero@state.ma.us
Meeting Files: EEA TURA Public Meeting Notice: November 2014  pdf format of EEA TURA Public Meeting Notice: November 2014
301 CMR 41.00: Clean  pdf format of 301 CMR 41.00: Clean
301 CMR 41.00: Redline Strikeout  pdf format of 301 CMR 41.00: Redline Strikeout
2014 Background: 301 CMR 41.00  pdf format of 2014 Background: 301 CMR 41.00
Policy Analyses: Cyanide Compounds (TURA #1016)  pdf format of Policy Analyses: Cyanide Compounds (TURA #1016)
Policy Analyses: 1-Bromopropane (n-Propyl Bromide) CAS 106-94-5  pdf format of Policy Analyses: 1-Bromopropane (n-Propyl Bromide)
Policy Analyses: Dimethylformamide (CAS 68-12-2)  pdf format of Policy Analyses: Dimethylformamide (CAS 68-12-2)
Policy Analyses: Toluene Diisocyanates  pdf format of Policy Analyses: Toluene Diisocyanates
Policy Analyses: Hydrogen Fluoride (CAS 7664-39-3)  pdf format of Policy Analyses: Hydrogen Fluoride (CAS 7664-39-3)
2014 Small Business Impact Statement (SBIS)  pdf format of 2014 Small Business Impact Statement (SBIS)
 

 


Meeting Purpose or Topic:Proposed Amendments to
301 CMR 41.00
Toxic or Hazardous Substance List
Meeting Date:November 15, 2013, 1 p.m.
Location:Leverett Saltonstall Building
100 Cambridge St., 2nd floor, Conference Room A
Boston, MA 02114
Contact:Rich Bizzozero, Executive Director, Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114. Phone: (617) 626-1080.
Meeting Files: EEA TURA Public Meeting Notice: November 2013  pdf format of EEA TURA Public Meeting Notice: November 2013
  301 CMR 41.00: Clean  pdf format of 301 CMR 41.00: Clean
  301 CMR 41.00: Redline Strikeout  pdf format of 301 CMR 41.00: Redline Strikeout
  Background: 301 CMR 41.00  pdf format of Background: 301 CMR 41.00
  Policy Analysis: Methylene Chloride – May, 29, 2013  pdf format of Policy Analysis: Methylene Chloride – May, 29, 2013
  2013 Small Business Impact Statement: Methylene Chloride  pdf format of 2013 Small Business Impact Statement: Methylene Chlorid
 

TURA Program Regulations & Adopted Amendments

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Amendments to TURA Regulations 301 CMR 40.00 and 301 CMR 41.00

New Higher Hazard Substances for 2017: Toluene Diisocyanates

Please note that as of January 1, 2017, 2,4-TDI (CAS 584-84-9); 2,6-TDI (CAS 91-08-7); and TDI Mixed Isomers (CAS 26471-62-5) are designated as Higher Hazard Substances (HHS), with a reporting threshold of 1,000 lbs. The designation follows a public hearing and formal 21-day public comment period as well as an additional 60-day public comment period. See the Response to Comments and the Small Business Impact Statement below.

Response to Comments pdf format of Response to Comments TDI October 2015
 

301 CMR 41 Small Business Impact Statement pdf format of 301 CMR 41 Small Business Impact Statement

Staff from EEA's Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) is available on a free and confidential basis to help companies affected by the lower reporting threshold to comply with the new requirements. Call (617) 626-1060 with reporting questions.

New Higher Hazard Substances for 2016: Four Additional Higher Hazard Substances

Please note that as of January 1, 2016, 1-Bromopropane (n-Propyl Bromide (CAS 106-94-5)), Hydrogen Fluoride (CAS 7664-39-3), Cyanide Compounds (TURA #1016), and Dimethylformamide (CAS 68-12-2) are designated as Higher Hazard Substances (HHS), with a reporting threshold of 1,000 lbs. The designation follows a public hearing and formal 21-day public comment period. See the Response to Comments pdf format of 2014 Final Response
.

Staff from EEA's Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) is available on a free and confidential basis to help companies affected by the lower reporting threshold to comply with the new requirements. Call (617) 626-1060 with reporting questions.

New Higher Hazard Substance for 2014: Methylene Chloride

Please note that as on January 1, 2014, methylene chloride (CAS 75-09-2) is now designated as a Higher Hazard Substance (HHS), with a reporting threshold of 1,000 lbs. The designation follows a public comment period. See the Response to Comments pdf format of 2013 Draft Response

Staff from EEA's Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) is available on a free and confidential basis to help companies affected by the lower reporting threshold to comply with the new requirements.  Call (617) 626-1060 with reporting questions.

New Higher Hazard Substances for 2012: Formaldehyde and Hexavalent Chromium Compounds

Please note that as of Jan 1, 2012, formaldehyde (CAS #50-00-0) is now designated as a Higher Hazard Substance (HHS), with a reporting threshold of 1,000 lbs. In addition, the chromium category has been separated into hexavalent chromium compounds (compounds in which the chromium is in a +6 valence state), and all other chromium compounds (typically trivalent (+3), but also including all other valence states). The hexavalent chromium compounds are also designated as HHS, with a 1,000 lb reporting threshold.  The all other chromium compounds category still has the same reporting threshold of 25,000 lb manufactured or processed, 10,000 lb otherwise used.

Staff from EEA's Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) is available to help companies affected by this new reporting requirement. Call (617) 626-1060 with reporting questions. The MassDEP has posted guidance for both formaldehyde and hexavalent chromium compounds on their website

  
 


This information is provided by the Office of Technical Assistance and Technology.