Toxics Use Reduction Program (TUR)
Chapter 81 priority toxic chemicals:
- hexavalent chromium
Manufacturers in the State of Maine using more than 1,000 pounds annually of any of Maine’s five priority toxic chemicals must file a use report with the Department by July 1, 2014, and must develop a pollution prevention plan specific to these chemicals.
The Department may exempt classes of facilities and specific uses of priority toxic chemicals by commercial and industrial facilities from these requirements, if the department determines that:
- no reasonably available safer alternative exists;
- that the chemical is naturally occurring; or
- that application of this chapter is unlikely to result in the reduction of the use of the priority toxic chemical.
Laboratory chemicals used to perform experimental, quality assurance or investigative procedures may be exempt.
Naturally occurring priority toxic chemicals may be exempt if certain criteria are met.
More details about the modified regulation and exemption criteria may be found within Department rules 06-096 C.M.R. ch. 81 (2012) and 06-096 C.M.R. ch. 82 (2012). (MS Word format, Secretary of State).
Please contact Kerri Malinowski with questions at (207) 215-1894.