Toxics Use Reduction Planners
Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Planners are environmental, safety, or process professionals who have passed the certification exam developed by the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and/or have demonstrated sufficient relevant education and experience.
There are two types of TUR Planners:
- General Practice Planners may act as consultants to multiple clients, assisting them with plan development and certification.
- Limited Practice Planners may certify plans only for the facility that employs them.
Once certified, TUR Planners are qualified to prepare, write and certify toxics use reduction plans for companies that are required to report under the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA). TUR Planners also assist companies with their reporting obligations.
TUR Planners are certified for a period of two years and are required to obtain continuing education credits from MassDEP during that period. TURI, in conjunction with OTA and MassDEP, provides continuing education opportunities for credit.
MassDEP maintains Policies and Guidance for TUR planners.