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TURA Administrative Council

The Administrative Council is the governing body of the TURA program and is responsible for program policy oversight.The six-member council is chaired by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs and is charged with coordinating state enforcement of laws and regulations on chemical use and toxic waste generation, implementing policies that promote worker health and safety, and safeguarding public health.  Key responsibilities of the Council include:

  • making determinations on petitions to list and delist chemicals; 
  • maintaining the chemical reporting list for the TURA program; 
  • designating higher and lower hazard substances; 
  • designating priority user segments; and 
  • evaluating and setting reporting fees.

Current members 

Richard Sullivan, Jr. (Chair) Executive Office of Energy and Env. Affairs
Phillip Griffiths, (Designee)  Executive Office of Energy and Env. Affairs
Kenneth Kimmel Department of Environmental Protection
James Colman, (Designee) Department of Environmental Protection
John Auerbach Department of Public Health
Dr. Marc Nascarella (Designee) Bureau of Environmental Health
Joanne F. Goldstein Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Dev.
Heather Rowe, (Designee) Division of Occupational Safety (DOS)
Mary Elizabeth Heffernan Executive Office of Public Safety & Security
Kevin Partridge, (Designee) Department of Fire Services
Gregory Bialecki Executive Office of Housing and Economic Dev.
Adam Forkner, (Designee) Executive Office of Housing and Economic 
More Info

Contact Rich Bizzozero at (617) 626-1080.