TURA Public Meeting Notice: Amendments to 301 CMR 41.00 the 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)
 

 


TURA Public Meeting Notice: Designation of Methylene Chloride As A Higher Hazard Substance

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 Amendments

In 2006 MassDEP amended the TURA program regulations to conform to the 2006 statutory amendments. The final regulations are now available to download on MassDEP's web site .

Toxics Use Fee and Toxic or Hazardous Substance List

In 2009, The Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs announced the promulgation of the revisions to 301 CMR 40- the Toxics Use Fee pdf format of 301cmr40_toxics_use_fee.pdf
and 301 CMR 41 - the Toxic or Hazardous Substance List and 301 CMR 41 Amendments pdf format of 301cmr41-toxic-haz-list-41a.pdf
.

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. EEA has updated the Higher and Lower Hazard Substances Fact Sheet pdf format of Higher and Lower Hazard Substances Fact Sheet
on higher and lower hazards to reflect these changes.

Staff from EEA's Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) is available to help companies affected by this new reporting requirement find and implement less toxic, cost effective alternatives that will allow them to operate more safely while remaining competitive in the global economy. Call (617) 626-1060 with reporting questions. The Toxics Use Reduction Institute has posted draft guidance for both formaldehyde and hexavalent chromium compounds on their website: http://www.turi.org/Our_Work/Chemicals_Policy/Chemical_Lists/Higher_and_Lower_Hazard_Substances.

Disclaimer: OTA provides these files for the convenience of users. Please be aware that the OFFICIAL versions of all state statutes and regulations are only available through the State Bookstore or from the Secretary of State's Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) Subscription Service.

Toxics & Hazards Regulations

Regulations implementing M.G.L. Chapter 21I: Toxics Use Reduction Act, TURA Planning Amendments, and other environmental regulations related to toxics use can be found on the MassDEP website .

 


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