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There are many resources that companies, communities and individuals can use to help reduce the use of toxics and the generation of toxic byproducts in Massachusetts and around the country. These include local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and community-based organizations.
 
 
Massachusetts State Agencies and Organizations

  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Waste Prevention is the DEP office responsible for the implementation of the Toxics Use Reduction Act.
    http://www.mass.gov/dep/toxics
     
  • The Office of Technical Assistance for Toxics Use Reduction (OTA), a branch of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, is a nonregulatory state agency whose mission is to assist industry in reducing the use of toxic substances and/or the generation of toxic byproducts. OTA's confidential, nonregulatory services are available at no charge to Massachusetts businesses and institutions that use toxic chemicals.
    http://www.mass.gov/envir/ota
     
  • The Toxics Use Reduction Institute -- (need text here -- a brief description with links to different parts of the organization's web site like [surface cleaning lab], [Technology Transfer center], [TURN Grants].
    http://www.turi.org
     
  • Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is the state agency responsible for the coordination of all resources of the Commonwealth to avert or combat the effects of disaster, natural or man-made.
    http://www.mass.gov/
 
Local Government Agencies and Organizations
You may find that some of the local agencies and organizations in your community are a useful source of information. Groups to consider include:

  • Local Board of Health
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Local Fire Department
 
State Nongovernmetal Organizations

  • Northeast Business Environmental Network is a membership organization dedicated to the principle that business practices can be both environmentally and economically productive. NBEN brings together the full range of organizations at the intersection of business and environmental concerns.
    http://www.nben.org/
     
  • Environmental League of Massachusetts - The Environmental League, based on Boston's historic Beacon Hill, has been carrying out a program of policy development, advocacy, watchdog work on existing environmental programs, and public education for over 100 years.
    http://www.EnvironmentalLeague.org
 
National Organizations and Web Sites

 


 
 
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