County of Sonoma Waste Reduction Program for Carryout Bags

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County Waste Mangement Agency
Document Title
County of Sonoma Waste Reduction Program for Carryout Bags
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Multiple land uses.
Document Description
The proposed ordinance would regulate the use of paper and plastic single use carryout bags within the geographical limits of Sonoma County, including the nine incorporated cities and town, starting July 1, 2013. The 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). Single use plastic carryout bags are defined in the Proposed Ordinance as plastic bags that are less than 2.25 millimeters thick, other than a Reusable Bag, provided at the check stand, cash register, point of sale or other point of departure for the purpose of transporting food or merchandise out of the establishment. The Proposed Ordinance would not apply to restaurants.

Contact Information

Patrick Carter
Agency Name
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Multiple - Sonoma countywide plus cities in Sonoma County
Parcel #
Multiple parcels
State Highways
Hwy 101
Other Location Info
Multiple Communities

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Single Use Bag Ordinance)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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