CRC Regional Environmental Compliance Workshop, November 2017



This workshop is open to retailers only. Online registration instructions are provided below. Non-RILA members please contact Andrew Sousa at to register.

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Event Overview

The Center for Retail Compliance (CRC) is hosting a free California hazardous waste workshop for retailers. Workshop participants will enhance their understanding of California’s complex environmental regulations and what makes an effective compliance program. The regulatory panel gives attendees the opportunity ask questions directly to a CUPA inspector. This workshop does not replace your company-specific procedures or training. The workshop is also an opportunity to network with your environmental peers.

Workshop Location: 

Sacramento, CA
Venue TBD

Experienced Instructors:

Pat Perry Werneiwski
 has over 30 years of experience working on environmental programs for the retail sector and has led teams at several large U.S. retailers. For more information about Pat, please click here.

John Storlie
 brings more than 30 years of experience in the environmental field and has consulted on environmental programs for numerous retailers. Learn more about John here


8:30am: Registration & Study Hall
9:30am: Morning Session - Hazardous Waste Regulations, Hazardous Material Business Plans
12:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm: Afternoon Session - Compliance Strategies, DTSC Retail Waste Workgroup, Panel Discussion
5:00pm: Finish

Agenda Details:

Registration & Study Hall

• Materials will be distributed at registration

Complexities of CA Hazardous Waste Regulations

• Hazardous waste driven compliance obligations and how retailers meet them.

• The challenges of hazardous waste management in California, including CUPAs 

• Hands-on small group exercises based on real-world case studies.

Hazardous Materials Business Plans (HMBPs)

• Applicability, requirements and enforcement. 

Compliance Strategies for an Effective CA Hazardous Waste Program

• Program design

• Accumulation areas 

• Training

• Manifest tracking

• Data management and reporting

Hazardous Waste Exercise

Update on DTSC's Retail Waste Workgroup

• Background

• Highlights from latest memo (reverse logistics, medical waste, aquatic toxicity testing, empty containers) 

Panel Discussion

• Real-life perspectives on compliance with hazardous waste regulations

• Featuring Heather Tanner (Sacramento CUPA) & Michelle Henry (San Juaquin CUPA), Michael Steel (Morrison & Foerster), Retailer TBD 


When & Where
Nov 7
7th November 2017
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Sacramento, CA
2017-11-07 08:30 AM 2017-11-07 05:00 PM America/New_York CRC Regional Environmental Compliance Workshop, November 2017 4900 Duckhorn Drive Sacramento, CA, United States 95834

Sacramento, CA

Four Points by Sheraton Sacramento International Airport