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TURA Administrative Council Meeting

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August 19, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


PFAS Policy Analysis May 2021

TURA Program Update


1. Welcome and TURA Administrative Council Member Introductions

2. Meeting Minutes from March 5, 2021

3. Definition of Substance (Vote): A vote to clarify the regulations by adding a definition
of the term ‘substance’ in to 301 CMR 41.02. The definition of the term ‘substance’ is as follows:
Substance means any agent or material including but not limited to: pure chemicals with a specific
chemical and structural identity; and categories or groups of chemicals, compounds or mixtures that
share similar, identifiable characteristics such as, but not limited to, elemental composition,
chemical formula, chemical structure, chemical properties, physical properties, functional groups
or chemical manufacture.

4. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Not Otherwise Listed (PFAS NOL) (Vote): A vote to add the
per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances not otherwise listed (PFAS NOL) category to the TURA List of
Toxic or Hazardous Substances (TURA List) to 301 CMR 41.03, as defined as: those PFAS that contain
a perfluoroalkyl moiety with three or more carbons (e.g., –CnF2n–, n ≥ 3; or CF3–CnF2n– , n≥2) or a
perfluoroalkylether moiety with two or more carbons (e.g., –CnF2nOCmF2m− or –CnF2nOCmFm–, n and m ≥
1 ), that are not otherwise listed.

5. TURA Program Updates

6. Adjourn


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