A TURA EMS must emphasize source reduction as the means of achieving objectives and targets. What is source reduction, and is a facility required to implement source reduction?
Source reduction includes practices that reduce the amount or toxicity of raw materials (including chemicals), energy, water, or other resources before they become a waste (i.e., before recycling, energy recovery, treatment, or disposal). While a facility with a TURA EMS must consider source reduction, the facility is not required to employ source reduction to meet its objectives and targets, since source reduction opportunities may not be available or may not be technically or economically feasible. In general, many facilities that consider source reduction do find that it is to their benefit to implement source reduction (including toxics use reduction) where possible. 10. If a company is implementing an EMS in lieu of a TURA Plan, and in the next year it must start reporting a new TURA chemical, does the company have to incorporate the new chemical into its EMS and include it in its next EMS progress report? Yes, companies should incorporate any new covered toxics that become report
- A TURA EMS must emphasize source reduction as the means of achieving objectives and targets. What is source reduction, and is a facility required to implement source reduction?
- Can a facility use its corporate EMS to satisfy its TURA requirement if it is modified to meet the TURA requirements for its Massachusetts facility?
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