Public Hearing Notice TURA Public Hearing: Amendments to 301 CMR 41.00 Toxic or Hazardous Substance List
Contact for TURA Public Hearing: Amendments to 301 CMR 41.00 Toxic or Hazardous Substance List
Rich Bizzozero, Executive Director, Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction
Overview of TURA Public Hearing: Amendments to 301 CMR 41.00 Toxic or Hazardous Substance List
Notice is hereby given that the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, under its authority pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 21I, Sections 4, 9 in conformance with M.G.L. 30A, will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to 301 CMR 41.00 Toxic or Hazardous Substance List. These regulations implement changes to the list of chemicals made by the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction, pursuant to the statutory amendments to the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA, Chapter 21I) made in 2006. Two of the proposed actions are mandated by TURA, which requires that changes made by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313 Toxic Chemical List be mirrored in the 301 CMR 41.00. The other was approved by the Administrative Council to further protect the health and safety of Massachusetts citizens, workers and the environment. Specifically, the Council voted to:
- list the nonylphenol category, added by USEPA to the EPCRA Section 313 Toxic Chemical List on September 30, 2014;
- list the hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) category that the USEPA added to EPCRA Section 313 on November 28, 2016;
- list the C1-C4 Halogenated Hydrocarbons/Halocarbons Not Otherwise Listed (C1-C4 NOL) category.
In addition, a technical correction has been made adding 12 chemicals to 301 CMR 41.00 under section 41:03(6) to clarify that these substances are reportable as part of the appropriate EPRCA category rather than as individual chemicals.
Copies of the proposed regulations:
Testimony may be presented orally or in writing at the public hearing on October 25, 2018. Written comments on the proposed regulations will be accepted until 4 p.m. on October, 26, 2018.
Written comments should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to:
Rich Bizzozero, Executive Director TUR Administrative Council,
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900,
Boston, MA 02114.
For special accommodations for these events or to obtain this information in alternative format, you may contact Laura-Jean Canducci, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, ADA coordinator, at (617) 626-1654, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114.