Guide MassDEP Toxics Use Reduction Program

The Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) became law in 1989 and was amended in 2006. It requires Massachusetts companies that use large quantities of specific toxic chemicals to evaluate their operations, plan for pollution prevention, and report on the results each year.

News & Updates

Company Requirements & Online Filing

About Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) Reporting & Fees
Each company subject to TURA needs to file an annual report and pay toxics fees for the listed chemicals it manufactures, processes or otherwise uses above thresholds.

TURA Online Reporting
Instructions, appendices and login for companies that are subject to TURA reporting requirements.

About Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Planning
Each company subject to TURA requirements needs to complete an updated TUR plan or alternative every two years.

TUR Plan Online Filing
Instructions and login for companies that are subject to TURA planning requirements.

Complete List of TURA Chemicals (Excel)
TURA reporting and planning requirements apply to all toxic substances listed.

TURA Glossary
Learn the definitions of frequently used acronyms and terms.

Related: EPA Toxics Release Inventory Reporting
Compiles toxic chemical release and waste management data from regulated facilities and makes it available to the public.

TUR Planners & Certification

Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Planners
These professionals have passed a certification exam and/or documented relevant education and experience.

Directory of Toxics Use Reduction Planners (Excel)
Contains the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of TUR Planners currently certified to sign Toxics Use Reduction Plans.

TU 01,03: General Practice TUR Planner Certification or Recertification
General Practice Planners may certify plans for any facility.

TU 02,04: Limited Practice TUR Planner Certification or Recertification
Limited Practice Planners may certify plans only for facilities that employ them.

TUR Planner Continuing Education Credit Pre-Approval Form (Word)
Complete this form if you are seeking prior approval of continuing education credit toward recertification.

TURA Resource Conservation & Environmental Management System Planners
Certification and continuing education requirements.

Statute, Regulations & Policies

M.G.L. Chapter 21I: Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA)
Enacted in 1989 and amended most recently in 2006.

301 CMR 40.00: Toxics Use Fees Regulations
Regulations setting fees for facilities subject to TURA.

301 CMR 41.00: Toxic or Hazardous Substances List
Regulations listing all chemicals and compounds subject to TURA.

310 CMR 50.00: Toxics Use Reduction Regulations
MassDEP regulations implementing TURA.

MassDEP Policies & Guidance
Documents detailing how to comply with TURA planning and reporting requirements.

Training & Assistance

Toxics Use Reduction Act/Toxic Release Inventory Reporting Workshops
Annual training sessions co-sponsored by MassDEP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) Training
Provides education and training on toxics use reduction, resource conservation, and environmental management systems. 

TURI Library
Access pollution prevention and toxics use reduction research.

Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA)
Provides free, confidential on-site compliance assistance to manufacturers, businesses and institutions.

Data & Results

TURA Program Accomplishments
Annual progress reports from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

TURA Data from MassDEP
Including annual information releases and data extracts.

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