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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

Free and confidential compliance assistance.

Online

MassDEP: TURA Online Filing, Fees & Planner Certification walter.hope@mass.gov 
MassDEP: TURA Planning & Data lynn.cain@mass.gov 

The Details of Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Online Planning

How to file Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Online Planning

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 for Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Online Planning

  1. Important Note: COVID-19

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MassDEP will treat as timely any Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Report and Plan Summary filed up to 120 days after the original July 1, 2020, deadline (or by November 1, 2020).

    All other TUR requirements under M.G.L. Chapter 21I and 310 CMR 50.000 remain in effect, and the facilities subject to them must to continue to comply, as well as operate in a manner that is protective of public health and the environment.

    See the Amended Guidance below to learn more.

  2. 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. 

  3. Review the Guidance

  4. 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 for Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Online Planning

Phone

Free and confidential compliance assistance.

Online
MassDEP: TURA Online Filing, Fees & Planner Certification walter.hope@mass.gov 
MassDEP: TURA Planning & Data lynn.cain@mass.gov 
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