Single-Use Bag Ordinance Draft EIR

Subject: Notice of Completion of Draft Environmental Impact Report and Public Review on Proposed Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance

The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers in the City of Los Angeles.  View Final Plastic Bag DEIR here.

Significant Environmental Effects of Project:  The analysis in the Draft EIR concluded that the proposed project would not result in any significant adverse impacts on the environment. However, it would result in beneficial impacts on air quality, biological resources, and hydrology and water quality. 

Public Review Period: The Draft EIR is available for public review from January 25, 2013 to March 11, 2013.  Please send your written comments no later than March 11, 2013 to Karen Coca, Division Manager, Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division/Bureau of Sanitation, 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Mail Stop 944, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Public Meeting:  The following public meeting will be held to receive comments on the Draft EIR:

February 19, 2013, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Wilmington Recreation Center, 325 Neptune Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744

Where to Find the Draft EIR:  The Draft EIR is available for review at the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation at 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015, at 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