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Thursday September 12 2013 - Toxics Use Reduction Planner Course

The Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886

Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) protects workers, communities, and the environment, while promoting competitiveness through efficient materials use and management. The key to effective, long-term TUR is good planning and measurement. This course will prepare you to create an effective TUR plan or improve an existing one. You will learn a systematic approach to identifying waste and inefficiencies, to compare and implement opportunities to reduce toxics, to continually improve a TUR program -- and to do so with a positive impact on financial performance. 

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 toxic chemical and resource use reduction opportunities
  • Perform technical and economic evaluations of TUR options
  • Make your operations more sustainable by reducing waste and conserving resources

About the Course Format

The class meets once a week for 7 weeks.Two 3½ hour modules are presented each day, with a 1 hour break in between for lunch.The course is designed and facilitated by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI). Each module is taught by one of a team of highly-qualified instructors, most of whom represent Massachusetts industries. Instructors 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 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (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 alone 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 Walter Hope at DEP at (617) 292-5982. 

Event Information

The Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886

Thursdays, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM,
September 12, 19, 26; and
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013

Registration Fee:
If your facility has ever filed a TURA Form S, your fee is $630.00.  DEP Facility I.D.# (required for the lower rate).  If your facility has not filed a TURA Form S, your fee is $2,000.00. Registration fee includes materials, lunch, and breaks for each day.

Registrations are due by September 4, 2013. Registration is first come/first served. A confirmation packet - including directions to the training facility for the class - will be mailed to you upon successful enrollment.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received by September 4, 2013  (5 business days) before the first day of class.  Cancellations received by September 4, 2013 will receive a credit that may be used for a future TURI-sponsored event.  There will be no credit for cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to the start of the course.  Fax cancellations to (978) 934-3050 or call Anne Basanese at (978) 934-3144. 

If you have any questions or special needs contact Anne Basanese at 978-934-3144 or Anne_Basanese@uml.edu

For more information about this course or other trainings, please contact Mark Myles at Mark.Myles@turi.org  

How To Enroll

To register for this course, just click on "Register Now" located below.  Please make checks payable to "UMass Lowell" for the full amount of the course fee, which must be received prior to the first day of class.  If you would like to register using a hard copy registration form please click here(The registration will not be complete and the space will not be held until payment and registration forms are received).

If the course is canceled due to low enrollment, or if it is 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 and directions to the facility. Register early!  Class size is limited and the course usually fills.  Applicants are registered on a first come/first served basis with a completed registration.  

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