Every company that uses toxics in the Commonwealth has access to three state organizations that can help them identify alternatives and comply with the requirements of the Act. The three TURA program divisions and the Science Advisory Board and their services include:

The Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA)
  • On-site TUR, energy and water conservation assistance
  • Fact sheets, case studies, technology transfer
  • Compliance assistance with environmental regulations
  • Assistance for first time TURA filers
  • Conferences and workshops

<strong>The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)</strong>

  • Technical, scientific, and policy research
  • TUR Planner training
  • Technical support and grants for industry and communities
  • Cleaning laboratory services
  • Conferences and networks
  • Oversight of the Science Advisory Board
    • 11 member Advisory
    • Chemical/toxic hazard evaluation
    • CECRLA list review
    • Recommends higher and lower hazard substance classification

<strong>The Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)</strong>

  • Program regulations
  • TUR Planner certification
  • Reporting and planning guidance
  • Data collection and analysis