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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. There are both federal and state pollution prevention (P2) rules to comply with in Massachusetts. The federal requirements are described in the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION.
The Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction Act (TURA) program requires large quantity toxics users to report annually on their chemical use and waste and develop plans for reducing their reliance on toxic chemicals or reducing their waste. See the state section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW for TURA reporting and plan requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Waste Program Planning Unit is responsible for managing the Toxics Use Reduction Program and providing leadership to the Bureau of Waste Prevention's P2 programs.
TURA was enacted in order to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals and hazardous substances (including hazardous wastes that are used, manufactured, or processed). Specifically, the program promotes toxics use ...