US EPA, Region 1, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance, are providing a series of Toxic Release Inventory/Toxic Use Reduction Act Compliance Assistance Workshops in locations throughout Massachusetts. These workshops are designed for the experienced TRI reporter and are free but require registration via email.
New TRI reporters should complete the TRI training modules before attending the workshops:
TRI/TURA Compliance Assistance Workshop Locations:
Thursday April 26, 2012…North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, 860 South Street, Fitchburg
Tuesday May 8, 2012…Mass. Mutual Ins. Learning & Training Center, 350 Memorial Drive, Chicopee
Tuesday May 15, 2012…ATMC Conference Center, 151 Martine Drive, Fall River
Wednesday May 23, 2012…Parker River Wildlife Refuge, Headquarters Building, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport
6 CEU units will be provided by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. TRI & TURA Agenda:
8:30-9:00 sign in 9:00-10:30 TRI Reporting-2011/Forms R&A Changes, Updates & Common Errors (US EPA) 10:30-10:45 break 10:45-11:00 MassDEP TURA Enforcement overview (MA DEP) 11:00-12:00 Planning Process – TURA & RC Planning (MA OTA) 12-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-1:30 Planning Case Studies (MA OTA) 1:30-2:30 TURA Implemented by facilities during the 2008 & 2010 planning cycles (MA DEP) 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-4:00 eDEP TURA Reporting & Planning (MA DEP)
Dwight Peavey, US EPA TRI Program Coordinator, will present the EPA portion of the workshops. Walter Hope and Suzi Peck from MA DEP and Scott Fortier from MA OTA will be presenting the TURA portion of the workshops.
To register… e-mail Nicholas Leonardi at <firstname.lastname@example.org> …please indicate the date and location of the workshop that you will attend. Check the time and locations carefully. Also, include your name, company and address. You may also fax your registration to 617-918-0636.
YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION… if you need additional assistance for the workshops, please contact Nicholas Leonardi via e-mail at <email@example.com>.