EPA's Strategy to Address the Retail Sector Under RCRA
Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
Archived: Thursday, November 10, 2016
EPA published the Retail Strategy to address hazardous waste management challenges faced by the retail sector under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Hazardous waste management regulations, many of which were developed more than 35 years ago with industrial and manufacturing settings in mind, can pose compliance challenges for the retail sector. The strategy lays out a cohesive and effective plan to address these unique challenges while reducing burden and protecting human health and the environment.
As part of EPA's ongoing outreach efforts associated with implementing the Agency's Retail Strategy, we have scheduled this webinar in order to provide an overview of the strategy and to offer audience members the opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions, share experiences and exchange information. We encourage you to take a look at the retail strategy and accompanying retail flowchart (PDF), share this information with others and encourage others to participate in the webinar.
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Drew Lausch, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (email@example.com or 703-603-0721)
Drew Lausch has worked at EPA for over 30 years. He began his career in EPA's Mid-Atlantic region as a hydrologist primarily responsible for conducting hydrogeological assessments and compliance inspections at various RCRA facilities.
Subsequent extensive regional experience included providing technical/programmatic support related to RCRA, Brownfields and Superfund, as well as serving as a Superfund project manager, site assessment manager and team leader.
In his current position at EPA Headquarters, Drew is leading implementation of a national program strategy for RCRA and the retail sector, as well as participating in a variety of other regulatory and policy development efforts.
Jean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-603-9924)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.
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The Retail Strategy lays out a cohesive and effective plan to address the unique challenges the retail sector has with complying with the hazardous waste regulations while reducing burden and protecting human health and the environment.
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