Ordinances to Ban Plastic Carryout Bags in Los Angeles County

5 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2009111104
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Ordinances to Ban Plastic Carryout Bags in Los Angeles County
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The project consists of an ordinance to ban the issuance of plastic carryout bags and place a charge of $0.10 on paper carryout bags at certain retail establishments in the unincorporated territories of the County of Los Angeles (County). By ensuring that certain retail establishments will not distribute or make available to customers any plastic carryout bags including compostable or biodegradable plastic carryout bags, the ordinance aims to significantly reduce the number of plastic carryout bags that are disposed of or that enter the litter stream in the County. The retail establishments that will be affected by the ordinance include any that (1) have a gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, and which sell a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items and some perishable items; 0r (2) are building with over 10,000 square feet of retail space that generate sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law and have a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code. The ordinance will also ban the issuance of plastic carryout bags and place a charge of $0.10 in the issuance of paper carryout bags at drug stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience food stores, foodmarts, or other entities engaged in the retail sale of a limited line of goods that generally includes milk, bread, soda, and snack foods, including stores with a type 20 or 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. As part of the project, the County will also encourage adoption of comparable ordinances by each of the 88 incorporated cities in the County.

Contact Information
Mr. Coby Skye
Los Angeles County
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 500 West Temple Street, Rm 754
Los Angeles, CA 90012

626-458-5163

Location

Counties
Los Angeles

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
County of Los Angeles
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works 900 South Fremont Avenue, 3rd Floor Alahambra, CA 91803

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration 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
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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