Toxics Use Reduction Planners
Toxics Use Reduction Planners (TURPs) are environmental, safety, or process professionals who are certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to sign Toxics Use Reduction plans and assist companies with their reporting obligations under the Toxics Use Reduction Act.
Certified TUR Planners are qualified to prepare, write and certify toxics use reduction plans for companies that are required to report under the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA). There are two types of TUR Planners:
- General Practice Planners may act as consultants to multiple clients, assisting them with plan development and certification.
- Limited Practice Planners may certify plans only for the organizations that employ them.
TUR Planners are certified for a period of two years and are required to obtain continuing education (CE) credits from a variety of courses and activities available. TURI conducts two continuing education conferences for CE credit each year, fall and spring, as well as providing workshops and webinars that can be taken for CE credit.
MassDEP maintains Policies and Guidance for TUR planners.