Retail Operations

Retail operations cover a broad range of activities related to the management of retail facilities such as store maintenance, waste and recycling, storage tanks, equipment, and building maintenance. While most RCC resources have some aspect related to retail operations, the resources below are primarily focused on regulations that apply in retail and management programs to ensure compliance. Sustainability and retail operations are included on the Retail Sustainability page

Retail Operations Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Managing Environmental Compliance During COVID-19 Webinar

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

COVID-19 FAQ on Sanitation/Disinfectant – Products

FAQ exploring questions related to sanitization & disinfectant products that are new to your business or used, managed and sold in greater quantities.

Energy Management Store Operations COVID-19 FAQ

FAQ covering energy management related questions for companies operating during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Environmental Compliance FAQ on Hazardous Waste

FAQ discussing some considerations on hazardous waste compliance with new situations that may arise as retailers cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Shopping Cart Disinfectant & Stormwater Regulation

FAQ addressing several environmental compliance concerns that have arisen during COVID-19.

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.

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.

Introductory Resources

Store Operations

Environmental issues related to all aspects of retail operations including maintenance, hazardous materials, boilers, pest management, HVAC and more.

Storage Tanks

Regulations for environmental management of above ground and underground storage tanks, primarily for petroleum storage including SPCC plans.

Hazardous Materials Transportation

Regulations covering the transportation of materials that are considered hazardous materials by DOT such as aerosols and cleaning products.

Detailed Regulatory Resources

Regulatory Resources

Detailed reviews of regulations that apply in retail and variations in state requirements.

Program Management

Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for Retail

Guidance on how to optimize or develop an Environmental Management Systems in the retail industry.

Retail Energy Management Leadership Model

RILA's Retail Energy Management Leadership Model that provides a roadmap to help retail energy managers optimize their energy programs.

Compliance Leadership Model

Compliance model intended to help retail companies optimize and benchmark environmental compliance programs.

RILA Retail Advisor for Environmental Compliance

A free analytical platform that helps retailers optimize their environmental compliance program and benchmark with their peers.

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