Tiffany Skogstrom, Executive Director of Massachusetts' TURA Administrative Council, released the following letter notifying the public that a Public Comment Period will open on Friday, September 24, 2021, concerning proposed amendments to 301 CMR 41: Toxic or Hazardous Substance List (TURA List).
I am writing to let you know that a Public Comment Period will open this Friday, September 24 concerning proposed amendments to 301 CMR 41: Toxic or Hazardous Substance List (TURA List). These proposed amendments, if adopted, will add Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Not Otherwise Listed (PFAS NOL) to the Toxic or Hazardous Substance List, and will add a definition of the term “substance” to the regulation as a means of clarification.
Draft regulations were filed on Friday, August 20, 2021. Copies of the proposed regulations may be downloaded here, or may be obtained by sending an email to Tiffany Skogstrom at email@example.com or calling 857-275-1561.
Written testimony will be accepted until 5 p.m. on October 15, 2021. Written testimony should be submitted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to: Tiffany Skogstrom, Executive Director of the TURA Administrative Council, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114.
A public hearing will be held virtually on Zoom from 1pm to 3pm on October 15, 2021. Please note that this meeting is being conducted remotely, consistent with An Act Extending Certain COVID-19 Measures Adopted During the State of Emergency. This Act includes an extension, until April 1, 2022, of the remote meeting provisions of Governor Baker's March 12, 2020, Executive Order resulting from the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus, known as “COVID-19." Use this link to access the Zoom public hearing between 1pm and 3pm on October 15, 2021 (Meeting ID: 885 2870 7255, Passcode: C5TCLa, Telephone Passcode: 562031) or find your local phone number.
Reasonable accommodations to participate in the public hearing are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need; please include as much detail as you can. Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Please allow at least two weeks (14 days) advance notice. Last minute requests will be accepted, but we may be unable to fulfill the request. Please send an email to Melixza G. Esenyie, ADA and Diversity Manager at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs at Melixza.Esenyie2@mass.gov or call 617-626-1282.
Further details may be found in the Notice of Public Hearing published in the Massachusetts Register on September 3, 2021.