Reduction of Waste from Single-Use Articles and Expanded Polystyrene Products Ordinance

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SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Reduction of Waste from Single-Use Articles and Expanded Polystyrene Products Ordinance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this ordinance is to reduce or eliminate the use of single-use plastic food service ware. The ordinance prohibits food facilities and retail establishments located in unincorporated County areas or operated within a County facility from providing single-use food service ware with ready-to-eat food unless it is recyclable or compostable. It also prohibits retail establishments from selling products made from polystyrene and requires full-service restaurants to use reusable food service ware.

Contact Information

Rita Kampalath
Agency Name
County of Los Angeles Chief Sustainability Office
Job Title
Sustainability Program Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Other Location Info
Unincorporated portions of Los Angeles County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307 (Class 7), 15308 (Class 8)
Reasons for Exemption
The ordinance is within certain classes of projects that have been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment in that it meets the criteria set forth in the above sections. Adoption of the proposed ordinance is a regulatory action taken by the County for the protection of natural resources and the environment. The ordinance will reduce the amount of polystyrene and other plastic that enters the environment, fills up landfills, harms marine environments, and impacts human health. In addition, based upon the proposed project records, none of the conditions that would make these exemptions inapplicable under section 15300.2 of the CEQA Guidelines are present.

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15378, 15060(c)(2)
Reasons for Exemption
The ordinance is exempt from CEQA pursuant to sections 15378 and 15060(c)(2) of the CEQA Guidelines because it will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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