Environmental Compliance Committee
RILA’s Environmental Compliance Committee is composed of leading retail practitioners who are charged with implementing compliance programs for the following federal statutes and regulations: the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), and some Department of Transportation (DOT) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) rules and regulations. They may also lead or oversee compliance with storage tank regulations, process safety management, green chemistry initiatives and a variety of state and local regulations primarily focused on solid waste.
The Environmental Compliance Committee provides leading retailers a forum to benchmark and hear from experts regularly on rotating topics related to the implementation, management, and oversight of environmental compliance programs. Discussions also consider the role of innovation and technology in developing new approaches to compliance and operational practices that can bridge the gap between environmental compliance and sustainability. The committee meets in-person up to twice per year, conducts benchmarking surveys, informs the development of new tools and resources for the RILA Retail Compliance Center, and has quarterly, focused benchmarking calls.
For more information on RILA's Environmental Compliance Committee, contact Susan Kirsch, director of regulatory affairs and compliance at email@example.com. For more information on environmental regulations in retail, including tools for program management, visit RILA’s Retail Compliance Center.
COVID-19 FAQs on Medical Waste for Retail Facilities
FAQ providing information on what is considered Regulated Medical Waste and requirements for these new waste streams.
Environmental Compliance Committee August 2020 Monthly Call
US Ecology discusses Universal Waste regulations, focusing on aerosol can disposal and transportation
U.S. EPA Set to End Enforcement Discretion Policy
The RCC highlights the U.S. EPA's announcement to end their discretion policy and the status of state enforcement and inspections.
Carry Out Shopping Bag Compliance & Sustainability Survey
Peer survey on shopping bag regulation tracking, compliance, and sustainability approaches. (Members-only content. Please log-in to access).
Environmental Compliance Committee Monthly Call
Smarter Sorting discusses the hidden costs in regulated supply chains: From e-commerce to storage to waste, what hidden costs affect the bottom line?
March 2020 RILA Retail Donations Survey
Peer survey on retail donation programs and challenges.
June 2020 RILA ECC Virtual Meeting Day 1
Day 1 of the June 23 & 24 2020 RILA Virtual Environmental Compliance Committee Meeting
June 2020 RILA ECC Virtual Meeting Day 2
Day 2 of the June 23 & 24, 2020 RILA Virtual Environmental Compliance Committee Meeting
Environmental Compliance, COVID-19 Webinar Part 1
Waste management protocols, state enforcement changes, EHQS tools, data driven disinfectant decisions (Members-only content. Please log-in to access).
Environmental Compliance, COVID-19 Webinar Part 2
Federal enforcement and EPA-approved disinfectants; preparing stores to reopen; decontamination (Members-only content. Please log-in to access).
ESG 101 - Understanding the Landscape Webinar Recording
Webinar featuring Leaders Arena, BlackRock, former CalSTRS Director, and HIP Investor on the basics of ESG investor criteria and trends.
ESG Roadmap: Opportunities & Potholes Along the Way Webinar
Webinar featuring Leaders Arena and AllianceBernstein on ideas for structuring and communicating an ESG program.
Lithium Battery Transport: Carrier Perspective
UL leads a panel discussion with American Airlines and UPS on lithium battery safety and how carriers are responding to the challenges.
Managing Chemicals in Products Webinar
Webinar with a presentation by UL and Rite Aid discussing how and why retailers are responding to consumer demand for safer formulated products.
Managing Compliance Challenges Related to COVID-19 Webinar
Environmental compliance challenges related to waste handling, staffing, contingency plans and more. (Members-only content. Please log-in to access).
Managing Environmental Compliance During COVID-19 Webinar
Webinar of the most recent Retail Compliance Center content related to COVID-19.
Maximizing Value of Unsold Inventory Webinar
Webinar featuring a panel of industry experts and thought leaders to discuss inventory management strategies, options and financial considerations.
Retail Donation Programs Webinar
Good360, Feeding America, and Goodwill discuss donation of excess inventory, the state of donation organizations and key donation info for retailers.
The 2020 Election: What Comes Next?
John Cruden of Beveridge & Diamond explores how the 2020 election outcome may affect retail environmental compliance programs.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Generator EPA Identification
Topics: Generator renotification requirements/strategies, changes to Fed notification forms, & leading practices to help maintain generator status.
Zoom In, Zoom Out on Compliance
Pat Perry and John Storlie advise retailers on how to refocus on environmental compliance post-COVID 19
- Feb 25 - Feb 25, 2021
Retail Resources for Coronavirus
Retail Leaders Discuss Product Safety, Sustainability
- By [Erin Hiatt, Susan Kirsch]
Onsite Renewable Energy: Opportunity and Recent Trends
- By [Jake Hoheim]
Managing Chemicals in Products: Implications for Retailers
- By [Andrew Sousa]
Latest Trends in the State Adoption of Aerosol Can Rule
- By [Kevin Gibney]
Feeding America Works with Food Businesses to Address Hunger
U.S. EPA Set to End Enforcement Discretion Policy
- By [Kaela Martins]