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PFAS Tracking Required Under TURA

Resources to Help Companies Identify Sources of PFAS

Massachusetts companies that file toxic chemical use under the Toxics Use Reduction Act will be required to track use of Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) beginning on January 1, 2022. See the resources below to help you identify and track the use of the Certain PFAS Not Otherwise Listed (PFAS NOL)" category. Review the guidance document.

Important Dates for PFAS Tracking and Reporting

  TURA tracking starting Report to DEP How Reportable Threshold
TURA Certain PFAS NOL January 1, 2022 July 1, 2023 As a category 25,000 lbs. manufactured/ processed;
10,000 lbs. otherwise used. de minimis exemption applies
172 TRI/TURA PFAS – 2020 January 1, 2021 July 1, 2022 Individually 100 lbs.
(de minimis exemption does not apply; see MassDEP website for details)
Four TRI PFAS - 2021 January 1, 2023 July 1, 2024
Four TRI PFAS - 2022 January 1, 2023 July 1, 2024
Nine TRI PFAS - 2023 January 1, 2024 July 1, 2025

Refer to the Office of Technical Assistance website for more details on PFAS tracking and reporting obligations for the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and the Toxics Use Reduction Act.

How to Know if You're Using PFAS

1. Check CAS Numbers

2. Send Letters to Suppliers

3. Review the Guidance for Reporting PFAS Under the Toxics Use Reduction Act

Common Industrial Uses of PFAS


For more information, contact Heather Tenney or Liz Harriman.