Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Online Planning

Each company subject to TURA requirements needs to complete an updated TUR plan or alternative and submit a summary to MassDEP every two years.

Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) Assistance

Phone

Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance & Technology (OTA) 617-626-1060

Free and confidential compliance assistance.

Online

MassDEP: TURA Online Filing & Fees walter.hope@state.ma.us 
MassDEP: TURA Planning & Data lynn.cain@state.ma.us 
MassDEP: TURA Planner Certification david.minucci@state.ma.us 

The Details

How to file

To submit your TUR Plan summary online, login here:

eDEP Online Filing

If you are a new user, you will need to create an account first. Registration takes less than five minutes.

If you are unable to file online, please contact MassDEP.

Next steps

  1. What to Know

    A Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Plan is a document that provides both economic and technical evaluations of the toxics use reduction opportunities available to a company, and identifies those methods, if any, that the company intends to implement.

    The company is not obligated to submit the plan itself to the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), but is required to obtain approval of the plan from a MassDEP-certified TUR Planner and provide the agency with a summary that includes a signed plan certification statement.

    Once a company has completed an initial toxics use reduction plan and two plan updates, it can develop a resource conservation plan addressing water, energy, or materials use (allowed every other planning cycle) or implement an environmental management system (EMS) in lieu of a TUR plan provided the EMS addresses toxics.

    Failing to file annual reports, develop plans or pay toxics use fees can result in MassDEP enforcement action, including financial penalties. 

  2. Review the Guidance

  3. File Your TUR Plan Summary

    To submit your TUR Plan summary online, login here:

    eDEP Online Filing

    If you are a new user, you will need to create an account first. Registration takes less than five minutes.

Contact

Phone

Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance & Technology (OTA) 617-626-1060

Free and confidential compliance assistance.

Online

MassDEP: TURA Online Filing & Fees walter.hope@state.ma.us 
MassDEP: TURA Planning & Data lynn.cain@state.ma.us 
MassDEP: TURA Planner Certification david.minucci@state.ma.us 

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