TURA Program
Toxics Use Reduction Program Reporting Amnesty

  

Through June 30, 2016, MassDEP accepted past due Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) annual chemical use reports from companies that voluntarily disclose their failure to file in compliance with the law. Those taking advantage of the amnesty program will receive only a “warning letter” and be required to pay just one year of past-due chemical use and administrative late fees.  Since then the Policy has been expanded. TURA Self-Disclosure & Enforcement Policy, January 2017.pdf


ICG
staff can assist you with preparation of Toxics Use Reduction Plans (TUR Plans), Resource Conservation Plans (RC Plans) and TURA Environmental Management Systems (TURA EMS).  William Judd is Massachusetts Certified to assist companies with evaluation, development, and certification of all three current areas of expertise under TURA: TUR Plans, RC Plans, and TURA EMS.

He received the 2006 Champion of Toxics Use Reduction Award from the Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction Institute and several Citations from various Massachusetts Senators and State Representatives for contributions to the TURA Program, assisting more than 30 companies prepare/implement TUR Plans and work on new TURA bill, which was signed into law by the Governor of Massachusetts on July 31, 2006.

Mr. Judd was appointed by 
Maeve Vallely Bartlett, Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to serve on the Toxics Use Reduction Advisory Committee (click Members).  He was one of the original founders of the Toxic Use Reduction Planners Association (TURPA), and is currently active on the TURPA Board of Directors as President.  He has also prepared, reviewed, or certified TUR Plans/RC Plans/TUR EMS for clients involved in:
  • Membrane Technology
  • Aerospace
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Coating/Laminating/Converting
  • Wire & Cable Fabrication
  • Commercial Sterilization
  • Power Generation
  • Biotechnology
  • Commercial Laundries
  • Metal Surface Heat Treating
  • Aggregate
  • Refuse to Energy
  • Printing
  • Furniture Manufacturing
  • Food Processing
  • Textile Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Musical Instrument Manufacturing
  • Precision Metal Fabrication & Galvanizing
  • Fiber Optic Devices – Military & Medical
  • Ink Jet and Digital Media Manufacturing
Additional information can be obtained on the TURA program from the following sources:
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP – TURA)
  • Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA)
  • Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)