The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban the use of single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers within the City. A six-month grace period would be provided for large retailers and a one-year grace period would be provided for small retailers, which would include a public education component.
The City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation will hold meetings to receive public input on the proposed project and the Initial Study, as follows:
- October 2, 2012, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Ronald F. Deaton Auditorium (in Police Administration Building), 100 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
- October 3, 2012, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Wilmington Recreation Center (Multi-Purpose Room), 325 N Neptune Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
- October 4, 2012, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Cheviot Hills Recreation Center Auditorium, 2551 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064
- October 10, 2012, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Van Nuys City Hall, 14410 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401
The City of Los Angeles has completed an Initial Study which indicates that the proposed project may result in significant impacts and therefore an Environmental Impact Report will be prepared.
The Notice of Preparation and Initial Study are available for public review from September 20, 2012 to October 19, 2012. If you would like to comment, please send your written comments so that they are received no later than October 19, 2012 to:
Daniel Hackney, Program Manager
Bureau of Sanitation,
1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90015
The Initial Study is available for review at the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation at 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015, www.lacitysan.org under What’s New…, and at the following public libraries:
- Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
- Van Nuys Branch Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401
- West L. A. Regional Branch Library, 11360 Santa Monica Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90025
- San Pedro Regional Branch Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Thank you for your participation.