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Tuesday September 15 2009 - Toxics Use Reduction Planning Course

TUR Planning Course #43 - Fall 2009
Toxics Use Reduction Planning Course:
Effective Planning for Long Term Results
Dates: September 15, 22, 29 & October 6, 13, 20, 27 (Tuesdays)
Location: Wannalancit Mills 600 Suffolk Street Lowell, MA 01854
Time: 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) is about protecting workers, communities and the environment, while promoting competitiveness, through efficient materials use and management. The key to effective, long-term TUR is good planning.
This course focuses in-depth on TUR planning. It presents a systematic approach to identify waste and inefficiencies, compare and implement opportunities to reduce toxics, and continually improve a TUR program. The course will also present detailed information about how to modify and certify an existing TUR plan.

After this course, you will be able to:

• Take the DEP TUR Planner Certification exam
• Develop results-focused goals and objectives for reducing toxics
• Assemble teams to leverage diverse expertise within the facility
• Enlist upper management support
• Perform process characterizations of facility operations
• Identify and prioritize waste reduction opportunities
• Perform technical and economic evaluations of TUR options

About the course format

The class meets once a week for 7 weeks. Two 3 ½ hour modules are presented each day, with a 1 hour break in between for lunch. Required homework will be assigned. The course is designed and facilitated by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Each module is taught by one of a team of highly-qualified instructors, who use a mix of lecture, facilitated discussion and group learning techniques. The course also features a real-world case study exercise.

Becoming a Certified General TUR Planner

The course is open to anyone. It is a prerequisite for taking the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Examination to become a state-certified General TUR Planner. As required by 310 CMR 50.52, general planners must: (1) complete this course with a passing grade; (2) document their education and experience; and (3) pass the DEP exam. Simply taking this course will not certify you as a Toxics Use Reduction Planner. NOTE: Course attendance is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. If you have any questions about certification requirements, contact Paul Walsh at DEP at (617) 556-1011. If you have any questions about the course contact Anne Basanese at (978) 934-3144 or Anne_Basanese@uml.edu.

How to Enroll

Dowload and complete the registration form and fax (978-934-3050) it back by the due date. Checks payable to "UMass Lowell" for the full amount of the course fee must be received prior to the first day of class. The registration will not be complete and the space will not be held until payment and registration form are received. If courses are canceled due to low enrollments, or if courses are over-subscribed, applicants will be notified and any fees paid will be refunded. Applicants admitted for this course will receive a packet prior to the class start date with specific course information directions to the facility. Register early. Class size is limited and courses usually fill. Applicants are registered on a first come/first served basis with a completed registration.


Form S Filers: $1,500*
Non Filers: $2,000*

*Cost of course includes two breaks, and lunch


Please note that the increase in the registration fee for the TUR Planner course is a direct result of the elimination of funding for the Toxics Use Reduction Institute. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Institute.

Mailing Address:

Toxics Use Reduction Institute

UMass Lowell

1 University Avenue

Lowell, MA 01854

Attention: Anne Basanese