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Environmental Management Systems

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 of these is a TURA Environmental Management Systems (EMS) plan, which integrates toxics use reduction and other environmental considerations into an organization’s day-to-day operations and management culture.  

Once prepared, a progress report must be submitted every planning year and certified by TUR Planners who have been approved by MassDEP by earning additional TUR credits in the appropriate disciplines.

TURI provides training programs to meet MassDEP requirements and to enhance Planners' skills in the area of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) so that Planners can evaluate and certify these types of plans. 

A TUR Planner already accredited or certified under a recognized EMS standard may certify a TURA EMS.  A Limited Practice Planner with two years of experience working on the company's EMS may also certify a TURA EMS. Otherwise, a TURA Planner can certify a TURA EMS after receiving a one time, 16 credit training in TURA EMS.

Initial TURA Environmental Management Systems training is a two day training the covers the basics of EMS and looks at specific ways to incorporate TUR. The cost for this training is $300.00 for TURA Filers and $375.00 for Non-Filers.

Continuing education credits are required for a TUR Planner to maintain the accreditation for certifying a TURA EMS, though no specific TURA EMS credits are required. 

MassDEP has Planning Guidance for EMS plans.

For more information contact us at [email protected]

2019 TURA EMS training at Umicore