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Thursday September 20 2012 - Toxics Use Reduction Planner Training Course - Effective Planning for Long Term Results

Where:  Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

Thursdays, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, September 20, 2012 to
Thursday November 1, 2012

This, our premier educational program, trains Toxics Use Reduction Planners, and professional qualification certified by MassDEP.  This intensive seven-day course presents a systematic and comprehensive approach to reducing toxics chemical use and waste, modeling process flows, identifying and assessing safer alternatives, and conserving material resources and energy.  Participants will learn how to prepare and certify Commonwealth-mandated TUR plans by completing assignments based on real-world industrial examples.  The qualifying exam is usually scheduled within a few weeks of the course completion.

The course is open to anyone.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Take the DEP TUR Planner Certification exam
  • Develop results-focused goals and objectives for reducing toxics in any type of manufacturing or service facility
  • Assemble teams to leverage diverse expertise within the facility
  • Enlist upper management support
  • Perform process characterizations of facility operations
  • Identify and prioritize toxic chemical and resource use reduction opportunities
  • Perform technical and economic evaluations of TUR options
  • Apply sustainability principles to your organization's operations

About the course format

The class meets once a week for 7 weeks. Two 3½ hour modules are presented each day, with a 1 hour break in between for lunch. The course is designed and facilitated by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Each module is taught by one of a team of highly-qualified instructors - most of whom represent Massachusetts industries - who use a mix of lecture, facilitated discussion, and group learning techniques. The course also features a realworld case study exercise.

Becoming a Certified General TUR Planner

This course is a prerequisite for taking the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Examination to become a state-certified General TUR Planner. As required by 310 CMR 50.52, General planners must: (1) complete this course with a passing grade; (2) document their education and experience; and (3) pass the DEP exam. Simply taking this course will not certify you as a Toxics Use Reduction Planner. NOTE: Course attendance is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. If you have any questions about TUR Planner certification requirements, contact Paul Walsh at DEP at (617) 556-1011. If you have any questions about the course contact Mark Myles (978) 934-3298 or mark.myles@turi.org

How to Enroll

To register for this course, download the registration form.  Complete the form and either fax it to 978-934-3050 or mail it to the address below.  Make checks payable to "UMass Lowell" for the full amount of the course fee, which must be received prior to the first day of class. The registration will not be complete and the space will not be held until payment and registration forms are received.
If courses are canceled due to low enrollments, or if courses are over-subscribed, applicants will be notified and any fees paid will be refunded. Applicants admitted for this course will receive a packet prior to the class start date with specific course information and directions to the facility. Register early!  Class size is limited and the course usually fills. Applicants are registered on a first come/first served basis with a completed registration.

Registration Fee:
If your facility has ever filed a TURA Form S, your fee is $630.00. DEP Facility I.D.# (required for the lower rate). If your facility has not filed a TURA Form S, your fee is $2,000.00. Registration fee includes 2 breaks and lunch for each day.

Registration is due September 7, 2012. Registration is first come/first served. A confirmation packet - including directions to the training facility for the class - will be mailed to you upon successful enrollment.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received by September 13, 2012 (5 business days) before the first day of class.

Cancellations received by September 13, 2012 will receive a credit that may be used for a future TURI-sponsored event. There will be no credit for cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to the start of the course. Fax cancellations to (978) 934-3050 or call Anne Basanese at (978) 934-3144. 

For more information about this course or other trainings, please contact Mark Myles at Mark.Myles@turi.org

Mailing Address:

Toxics Use Reduction Institute - UMass Lowell

600 Suffolk Street, 5th Floor

Lowell, MA  01854

Attention:  Brenda Wilson

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