Kmart (sometimes styled as "K-Mart") is a chain of discount department stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam which houses the largest Kmart in the world. The chain acquired Sears in 2005, forming a new corporation under the name Sears Holdings Corporation. Kmart also exists in Australia and New Zealand (see Kmart Australia), although it now has no relation to the American stores except in name, after U.S. equity in the Australian business was purchased in the late 1970s. Kmart is the third largest discount store chain in the world, behind Wal-Mart and Target; all three chains were founded in 1962.
Campaign Finance$1,124,063 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Kmart Corp
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Kmart Corp $1,420,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Health Issues,
- Alcohol & Drug Abuse,
- Trucking & Shipping
RegulationsMentioned in 37 dockets; Submitted to 1 docket
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Kmart Corp" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 5 EPA Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Program; Hazardous Waste Lamps; Final Rule 1999
- Toggle 3 DOT Solicitation of Proposals from Interested Communities 2002
- Toggle 2 FMCSA WSC - In the Matter of K-Mart Corporation - Petition for Reconsideration 2008
- Toggle 2 CFPB Electronic Funds Transfer Act – Prepaid Cards 2012
- Toggle 2 EPA Interpretation of Regulations that Determine Pollutants Covered by Clean Air Act Permitting Programs 2009
- Toggle 2 EPA Special Exemption From Requirements of the Clean Air Act for the Territory of United States Virgin Island 2005
- Toggle 2 FMCSA WSC - In the Matter of Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. - Field Administrator's Submission of Evidence Pursuant to 49 C.F.R. 386.16(a) 2011
- Toggle 1 FMC Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Reissuance 2009
- Toggle 1 FMC Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocation 2009
- Toggle 1 DOT Aerodynamics Incorporated - Certificate - Interstate Charter Air Transportation 2001
EPA Violations4 Enforcement Actions
Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.
Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.
For more information see our EPA methodology page.
|Lenz Oil Service, Inc. Consent Decree (Cercla)||Kmart Corporation (+63 others)||2002||Lemont, Il||$12,500,000|
|Casmalia - De Minimis Aoc||KMart Corporation (+191 others)||2004||Casmalia, Ca||$11,900,000|
|Green River Disposal, Inc. Superfund Site||K-Mart (+30 others)||2008||Maceo, Ky||$3,520,000|
|Davis Refining Site (Referral)||Kmart Corporation (+221 others)||2007||Tallahassee, Fl||$1,704,680|