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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 an Environmental Management Systems (EMS) 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.

TURI provides training programs to meet DEP 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. Upon completion of the required training classes, the Planner submits an application to MassDEP, and if accepted, is authorized to certify that a TURA EMS meets DEP requirements.

Environmental Management Systems training is typically a two day training held every other year in odd numbered years, 2019, 2021, and so on. The cost for this training is $325.00 for TURA Filers and $375.00 for Non-Filers.

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a systematic approach to effectively integrate environmental considerations into an organization’s day-to-day operations and management culture. The EMS structure recognizes that environmental and economic performance are directly linked.