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

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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.

1/1/0001 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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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, 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
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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

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