2008 - Policy Analysis for CERCLA Chemicals
Statutory amendments to the Toxics Use Reduction Act in 2006 required the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) to review the substances on the TURA Toxic or Hazardous Substances List originating from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) list and make a recommendation to the Council as to which substances should be retained on the list. In order to make review of this list manageable, the SAB and TURI considered the CERCLA chemicals in two principal groups: those that have been reported under TURA at some point, and those that have never been reported under TURA.
A decision to retain a substance means that TURA requirements for that substance will remain unchanged. A decision to take no action on a substance means that the substance will be removed from the TURA Toxic or Hazardous Substances List.
The documents shown on this page present the SAB's and TURI's recommendations to retain or take no action on both reported and never reported CERCLA chemicals.
The Council's final decisions on the CERCLA chemicals, which differ in some cases from the recommendations presented in the policy analyses, can be reviewed in the updated TURA regulations on the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) website at http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/eea/ota/tur-prog/301cmr41-toxic-haz-list-41a.pdf. They can also be viewed within the updated TURA list of Toxic or Hazardous Substances on the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection website at http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dep/toxics/approvals/chemlist.pdf.