Dear Facility Manager or Toxics Use Reduction Planner:
I am writing to remind you that 2012 is a planning year under the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) and that facilities covered by TURA are required to complete their TURA plan (or in some cases an Environmental Management System or Resource Conservation plan) for this planning cycle by July 1, 2012.
Employee Notification Please note the TUR regulations1 require that notice to employees regarding the upcoming planning process must be completed by January 1, 2012. If a facility is unsure of which type of plan it will develop, it should notify its employees that the facility will be developing either a Toxics Use Reduction (TUR), Resource Conservation (RC) or Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Plan.
For further information: http://www.mass.gov/dep/toxics/tura/planning.htm . Because there have been no changes to the planning requirements, the guidance on the web is still valid. However an updated version containing minor changes to the reporting form will be posted in the coming months.
 [310 CMR 50.42(5) and 310 CMR 50.92(6), respectively]
Paul Walsh MassDEP, BWP, Business Reporting and Fiscal Operations One Winter Street Boston Ma 02108 Office 617-556-1011