Environmental Advocacy Committee

Environmental Advocacy Committee


Overview

Retail operations, supply chains and distribution systems are subject to a broad range of environmental compliance requirements including the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) regulation of hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), permitting under the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, and the regulation of chemicals in products under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as well as Department of Transportation (DOT) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations that govern the transport of hazardous materials.

RILA launched the Environmental Advocacy Committee (EAC) in 2021 to enhance member engagement and strengthen its environmental advocacy efforts. Comprised of senior-level RILA member company executives responsible for setting environmental policy, EAC participants advise on environmental legislative and regulatory advocacy priorities and policy positions. The EAC reviews and provides input on regulatory comments, position papers and other policy documents. Additionally, the EAC advises the Retail Compliance Center (RCC) on environmental topics of interest and environmental compliance training needs to help inform the RCC’s development of educational programs, tools, and resource materials.

The EAC convenes quarterly calls and hosts one annual meeting held in conjunction with RILA’s Environmental Compliance and Zero Waste Networks.

For more information on RILA’s Environmental Advocacy Committee, contact Susan Kirsch, senior director of regulatory affairs and compliance at susan.kirsch@rila.org.

For more information on environmental law and regulations applicable to retail, including tools for environmental compliance program management, and sustainability and zero waste management resources visit the Retail Compliance Center website. 

Strategic Partners

Committee Materials

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November 2021 Climate Check-In: RILA Policy & Update
November 2021 Climate Check-In: RILA Policy & Update

2021 Retailer Environmental Roundtable session with Brook Detterman (Beveridge & Diamond) and Austen Jensen (RILA).

November 3, 2021
A Recap of the 2022 Retailer Environmental Roundtable
A Recap of the 2022 Retailer Environmental Roundtable

Summary of sessions from RILA's Retailer Environmental Roundtable on September 13-14.

January 1, 0001
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Packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Compliance
Packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Compliance

2021 Retailer Environmental Roundtable session with Garth Hickle (Signalfire Group).

November 4, 2021
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Packaging Legislation on the Horizon
Packaging Legislation on the Horizon

2021 Retailer Environmental Roundtable session with Lauren Doroghazi (Multistate)

November 4, 2021
Potential Measures for Developing National Recycling Rate
Potential Measures for Developing National Recycling Rate

Filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

March 8, 2021
RILA & Retail Compliance Center (RCC) Open House Discussion
RILA & Retail Compliance Center (RCC) Open House Discussion

RILA & Retail Compliance Center RCC Open House Discussion

January 21, 2021
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Top Trends for 2022 (Compliance Considerations)
Top Trends for 2022 (Compliance Considerations)

2021 Retailer Environmental Roundtable Session with Jay Kairam (Walmart), Ron Jarvis (The Home Depot), and Andy Dabydeen (Canadian Tire).

November 3, 2021
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U.S. EPA Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Phasedown Final Rule
U.S. EPA Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Phasedown Final Rule

Cross-functional call to educate members on the U.S. EPA's final HFC Phasedown Rule, 86 Fed. Reg. 55116, published October 5 in the Federal Register.

January 1, 0001

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