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Wednesday January 13 2016 - Resource Conservation Training - Day 1

Resource Conservation Day 1 - Planning Basics - January 13, 2016


Toxics Use Reduction Institute
600 Suffolk Street, Suite 501
Lowell, MA  01854
8:30am - 4:00pm


Resource Conservation Day 2 - Asset Specific - January 27, 2016

Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
8:30am - 4:00pm

The Toxics Use Reduction Act Amendments of 2006 build on the TURA program's success by focusing attention on additional ways to improve environmental and financial performance. These include adopting TUR analysis techniques to optimize use of water, energy, and other resources, as well as encouraging TUR filers to reduce their use of toxics below TURA thresholds and of substances outside TURA's scope. Together, these areas comprise Resource Conservation. These trainings are designed to meet the continuing education requirements for TUR Planner Resource Conservation planning certification.

Resource Conservation Day 1:  Planning Basics - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This workshop will familiarize TUR Planners with the objectives, methods, and requirements of Resource Conservation Planning options available under the 2006 Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) Amendments. This course must be taken first, but only once, and will fulfill the initial 6 credits required to certify a Resource Conservation Plan.


  • Introduction
  • Review of TUR planning process
  • Overview of TURA amendments and RC regulations   
  • Doing an RC plan, using the guidance; a case study on  energy   
  • A look at other assets: conserving water, reducing materials in solid waste, and reducing non-listed substances and toxics below TURA thresholds

For questions about this workshop, please contact Mark Myles at Mark.myles@turi.org or 978-934-3298.

Register for RC Day 1 - Click Here 

 Registration and Credit Card Payment requires two different on-line forms.

Links for Credit Card Payments:

 TURA Filer Fee ($200.00)

Non TURA Filer Fee ($250.00)

Resource Conservation Day 2: Asset-specific Planning - January 27, 2016

This workshop provides specific guidance and examples for water and energy conservation, and reduction of materials found in solid waste.  Full day attendance qualifies for the energy conservation and reduction of solid waste credits required for initial RC certification and may also be used towards RC recertification.

Opportunities for obtaining water conservation RC credits will be available in early 2016.  Please watch for the TURI Training newsletters, or www.turi.org/training  for future announcements.

Sessions will feature speakers from Massachusetts industry and MassDEP.


Morning session: 

  • Reduction of Materials in Solid Waste     

Afternoon session:

  • Energy Conservation

Each session will award 3 RC credits for their respective categories.

Register for RC Day 2 - Click Here

Links for Credit Card Payment:

TURA Filer Fee ($200.00)

Non TURA Filer Fee ($250.00)

Half Day Fee ($125.00) 

(Please Note:  Resource Conservation Day 2 - Asset Specific Planning requires a separate registration and payment, and consists of two different on-line forms)

To Register:

Registration for either day of this training can be done by using our on-line registration. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration.

Registration Deadline:

The registration deadline for RC Day 1 is January 4, 2016.  The registration deadline for RC Day 2 is January 18, 2016

Seating is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come/first served basis.  

Attendance will be tracked to ensure that planners receive a certificate of completion for sessions attended.

Fees:  The registration fee includes workshop materials, a continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.

RC Day 1:  The full day fee for TURA filers is $200.00 (facility ID required) and the fee for non-filers is $250.00.Full day attendance is required for RC Day 1.

RC Day 2:  The full day fee for TURA filers is $200.00 (facility ID required) and the fee for non-filers is $250.00, and the half-day fee is $125.00 (which includes lunch). Full day attendance is not required.

Make checks out to UMass Lowell.


Cancellations must be received by January 4, 2016 for RC Day 1.  Cancellations must be received by January 18, 2016 for RC Day 2.

Cancellations received by these dates will receive a credit for the registration that may be used for a future training.  There will be no credit given for cancellations received after the above listed cancellation dates.  Fax cancellations to (978) 934-3050 or email  Brenda@turi.org CE Credit:RC Day 1 full day workshop qualifies for 6 CE and 6 RC credits.

RC Day 2 full day workshop qualifies for 6 CE and 6 RC credits.  Half day attendance qualifies for 3 CE and 3 RC credits.

These credits may be used to apply to DEP for TUR and RC Planner recertification. If you have any questions or special needs contact Anne Basanese at 978-934-3144 or Anne_Basanese@uml.edu