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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1213         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 684

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Stephen L. DiNatale

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the Toxic Use Reduction Act.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1213        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 684

By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 684) of Stephen L. DiNatale and Frank I. Smizik relative to considering certain environmental management systems as an alternative to toxic use reduction planning.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the Toxic Use Reduction Act.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 2 of Chapter 21I of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby deleted and replaced by the following:

              “Environmental Management System”, a quality-based management system that effectively integrates environmental considerations into an organization’s day-to-day operations and management culture. Any of the following national and international environmental management systems shall be deemed an alternative to toxic use reduction planning: ISO 14001, Responsible Care, Responsible Distribution, Chem Stewards. Any Massachusetts company subject to chemical use reporting shall submit evidence of participation in one of the above systems to the Department of Environmental Protection. If there are any changes to the company’s participation in one of these environmental management systems, the Department shall be notified at the beginning of the next planning cycle.     

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