Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Online Reporting Extension
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MassDEP will treat as timely any Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Plan Summary or Report filed up to 90 days after the current State of Emergency is terminated.
Toxics Use Reduction Plan reporting for manufacturing facilities who manufacture, process or otherwise use hazardous chemicals above certain thresholds due July 1 has also been extended 90 days until after the State’s Emergency Order is terminated (until at least August 17).
All other TUR requirements under M.G.L. Chapter 21I and 310 CMR 50.000 remain in effect, and the facilities subject to them must to continue to comply, as well as operate in a manner that is protective of public health and the environment.
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Air Emissions Inventory Submissions Deadline Extended
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the filing date for the 2019 Air Emissions Inventory submittal has been extended to June 30, 2020. Please do not hand deliver any submittals to RIDEM.
US Environmental Protection Agency
Multi-Sector General Permit Comment Period Extended
EPA is proposing the 2020 reissuance of the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). Due to the Covid-19 crisis situation, EPA has extended the comment period for the Proposed 2020 Multi-Sector General Permit from May 1, until June 1, 2020.
EPA’s 2015 Multi-Sector General Permit is due to expire June 4, 2020. The draft MSGP is posted on the EPA website (here: Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Activities). The new final permit will likely not be issued until late summer early fall.