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TURA Resource Conservation - Basics/Fundamentals

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January 23, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
TURI Training Center
126 John Street, Second Floor
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

The 2006 Amendments to the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) created alternative planning opportunities for companies subject to TURA that have completed a TUR Plan and two or more updates. One alternative is a Resource Conservation (RC) plan. Once prepared, these alternative plans must be certified by TUR Planners who have been approved by MassDEP by earning additional TUR credits in the appropriate disciplines.

The TURA Program defines Resource Conservation as "an action that decreases the use or consumption of a natural asset such as water, energy, or raw material or increases the efficiency of the use of the assets, without increasing risk to the public, workers, consumers or the environment and without increasing the amount of waste generated". 310 CMR 50.10

TURI provides training programs to meet DEP requirements and to enhance Planners' skills in the area of resource conservation, so that Planners can evaluate and certify RC plans. 

On Thursday, January 23, a full day of training on resource conservation planning is available only for TUR Planners who are not currently authorized to certify RC plans.  During this one day training you will learn about the various natural asset areas delineated by the TURA program for RC planning, and how you can apply TUR planning methods to assess opportunities within these asset areas.  This training will be offered, from 9:00 to 4:00 at TURI’s training space in its office at 126 John Street, Suite 14 in Lowell.

On Friday, February 7th, a second full day of RC training will be offered at the Devens Commons Center at 31 Andrews Parkway in Devens.  This day-long training is available to any TUR Planner, including those who attended the training on January 23.  These Planners, as well as TUR Planners already authorized to certify RC plans will be given priority for attending this space-limited training.  These Planners will be awarded 6 continuing education credits (2 for each of the following natural asset areas:  energy, water and materials contributing to solid waste) for attending this training.  Other TUR Planners can also attend this training for 6 TUR Planning continuing education credits.

For questions or more information, please contact Pam Eliason, pam@turi.org, 978-934-3142.

There is no cost to attend this training but registration is required. Register for this January 23 event.

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