Environmental Compliance Committee


Overview


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 susan.kirsch@rila.org.  For more information on environmental regulations in retail, including tools for program management, visit RILA’s Retail Compliance Center

Strategic Partners

Committee Materials

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.

4/22/2020 12:00:00 AM
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Environmental Compliance Committee August 2020 Monthly Call

US Ecology discusses Universal Waste regulations, focusing on aerosol can disposal and transportation

8/27/2020 12:00:00 AM
U.S. EPA Set to End Enforcement Discretion Policy
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.

7/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
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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).

1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM
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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?

5/28/2020 12:00:00 AM
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March 2020 RILA Retail Donations Survey

Peer survey on retail donation programs and challenges.

3/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
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June 2020 RILA ECC Virtual Meeting Day 1

Day 1 of the June 23 & 24 2020 RILA Virtual Environmental Compliance Committee Meeting

6/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
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June 2020 RILA ECC Virtual Meeting Day 2

Day 2 of the June 23 & 24, 2020 RILA Virtual Environmental Compliance Committee Meeting

6/24/2020 12:00:00 AM
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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).

4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
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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).

4/10/2020 12:00:00 AM
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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.

10/3/2019 12:00:00 AM
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ESG Roadmap: Opportunities & Potholes Along the Way Webinar

Webinar featuring Leaders Arena and AllianceBernstein on ideas for structuring and communicating an ESG program.

12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
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.

6/15/2020 12:00:00 AM
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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).

3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
Managing Environmental Compliance During COVID-19 Webinar

Webinar of the most recent Retail Compliance Center content related to COVID-19.

4/29/2020 12:00:00 AM
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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.

5/15/2020 12:00:00 AM
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.

6/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Upcoming Events

Fall 2020 Environmental Compliance Committee Virtual Meeting


  • Oct 29 - Oct 29, 20
  • Virtual

Zoom In, Zoom Out on Compliance Webinar


  • Nov 5 - Nov 5, 20
  • Webinar

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