What companies are required to report under TURA?
Under TURA roughly 600 industrial facilities must report annually on toxic chemicals used and toxic byproducts generated at the facility. Each year as facility managers prepare to report toxic chemicals released to the environment or transferred off-sited under the federal TRI they must also report on the use of those chemicals under the state TURA program. Companies are required to report if they meet the following criteria: • Have ten or more full-time employees on staff, • Conduct business activities according to certain Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes, and • Either manufacture or process 25,000 pounds or more of a reportable toxic substance during the reporting year or otherwise use 10,000 pounds or more of a reportable toxic substance during the reporting year. (These companies are generally referred to as Large Quantity Toxics Users (LQTU) and usually are already required to report under the US EPA’s Superfund Amendments Re-authorization Act (SARA) section 313 and/