Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance (Initial Study No. 08-002 and Negative Declaration No. 08-001)

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Summary

SCH Number
2008031120
Lead Agency
Malibu, City of (City of Malibu)
Document Title
Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance (Initial Study No. 08-002 and Negative Declaration No. 08-001)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/5/2008
Present Land Use
Citywide

Document Description
The project consists of the adoption of the Ban on Plastic Shopping Bags Ordinance, establishing a ban on the use of plastic shopping bags in the City of Malibu. Plastic shopping bags are a significant component of litter in the environment due to their durability and light weight. Plastic shopping bags become litter along streets, pollute watersheds, and the marine environment. Studies have shown that plastic shopping bags have adverse effects on marine wildlife and the marine environment. Plastic shopping bags do not biodegrade in the environment and are often mistaken for food by birds and marine animals with significant negative impacts. Not all plastic bag litter found in Malibu and its nearby marine environment originates in the City; however, the proposed project would decrease plastic debris generated in the City. While the ordinance would ban plastic shopping bags, it would allow paper bags made from at least 40 percent post consumer recycled materials to be used. Since these bags can also become litter, education outreach programs for residents and business owners will be launched to encourage patrons to choose and use reusable bags, and thereby offset any increased demand for and impacts from paper bags.

Contact Information
Ha Ly
City of Malibu
23815 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Phone : (310) 456-2489 ext. 250

Location

Cities
Malibu
Counties
Los Angeles
Regions
Citywide
Zip
90265
Parcel #
Citywide
State Highways
PCH
Waterways
Pacific Ocean, etc.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Malibu
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
City of Malibu

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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