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We've implemented Toxics Use Reduction projects over the years that have literally saved us millions of dollars in operating costs.
- Ron Westgate - Philips Lightolier

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.

General Practice TUR Planners must pass the certification exam administered by MassDEP. Preparation for this exam is achieved by completing the 48 hour TUR Planner Certification Course

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.

Why Become a TUR Planner?
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