Santa Barbara County Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Santa Barbara County Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Document Description
The proposed ordinance would regulate the use of paper and plastic carryout bags within the geographical limits of unincorporated Santa Barbara County. The ordinance would prohibit the free distribution of single-use carryout paper and plastic bags; and require retail establishments to charge customers for paper bags at the point of sale. Regulated retail establishments would be allowed to sell reusable bags or distribute them free of charge. The ordinance sets the minimum charge for paper bags at ten cents. Plastic carryout bags defined in the ordinance as any bag made predominately of plastic derived from either petroleum or biologically-based sources.

Contact Information

Carlyle A. Johnston
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County Public Works Dept.
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
State Highways
Hwy 1, 101, 135, 154, 166, 246
Santa Barbara, Santa Maria
Santa Maria R., Santa Ynez R., SIsquoc R., Cuyama R.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Countywide plastic bag ban ordinance)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, GHGE

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