Single Use Bag Ban Ordinance

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Mateo County
Document Title
Single Use Bag Ban Ordinance
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Multiple land uses

Document Description
The proposed Single Use Bag Ban Ordinance would regulate the use of paper and plastic single use carryout bags within the Study Area. For the purposes of this Program EIR, it is assumed that the Proposed Ordinance would apply to all retail establishments located within the limits of the Study Area, including those selling clothing, food, and personal items directly to the customer. It would not apply to restaurants nor nonprofit charitable reuse organizations. The Proposed Ordinance would (1) prohibit the free distribution of single-use carryout paper and plastic bags and (2) require retail establishments to charge customers for recycled paper bags and reusable bags at the point of sale. The minimum charge would be ten cents ($0.10) per paper bag until December 31, 2014 and twenty-five cents ($0.25) per paper bag on or after January 1, 2015.

Contact Information
Camille M. Leung
San Mateo County
455 County Center, 2nd Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone : (650) 363-1826


San Mateo Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Multiple - San Mateo countywide plus cities in Santa Clara County
Parcel #
Multiple parcels
State Highways
Hwy 101

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Single Use Bag Ban Ordinance)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Ordinance
Project Issues
Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

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