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    Status Approved
    Status Date 11/08/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements. Mfr. Must be certified to sell in CA.
    Paper Summary Requirements: (1) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), contains a minimum of 40 percent postconsumer recycled materials. (B) An eight pound or smaller recycled paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20 percent postconsumer recycled material. (2) Is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in a majority of households that have access to curbside recycling programs in the state. (3) Has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the country where the bag was manufactured, and the minimum percentage of postconsumer content.
    Reusable Definition A reusable bag: (1) Has a handle and is designed for at least 125 uses, as provided in this article. (2) Has a volume capacity of at least 15 liters. (3) Is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected. (4) Has printed on the bag, or on a tag attached to the bag that is not intended to be removed, and in a manner visible to the consumer, all of the following information: (A) The name of the manufacturer. (B) The country where the bag was manufactured. (C) A statement that the bag is a reusable bag and designed for at least 125 uses. (D) If the bag is eligible for recycling in the state, instructions to return the bag to the store for recycling or to another appropriate recycling location. If recyclable in the state, the bag shall include the chasing arrows recycling symbol or the term "recyclable," consistent with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines use of that term, as updated. (5) Does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other toxic material that may pose a threat to public health. A reusable bag manufacturer may demonstrate compliance with this requirement by obtaining a no objection letter from the federal Food and Drug Administration. This requirement shall not affect any authority of the Department of Toxic Substances Control pursuant to Article 14 (commencing with Section 25251) of Chapter 6.5 of Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code and, notwithstanding subdivision (c) of Section 25257.1 of the Health and Safety Code, the reusable grocery bag shall not be considered as a product category already regulated or subject to regulation. (6) Complies with Section 260.12 of Part 260 of Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations related to recyclable claims if the reusable grocery bag producer makes a claim that the reusable grocery bag is recyclable. (b) (1) In addition to the requirements in subdivision (a), a reusable grocery bag made from plastic film shall meet all of the following requirements: (A) On and after January 1, 2016, it shall be made from a minimum of 20 percent postconsumer recycled material. (B) On and after January 1, 2020, it shall be made from a minimum of 40 percent postconsumer recycled material. (C) It shall be recyclable in this state, and accepted for return at stores subject to the at-store recycling program (Chapter 5.1 (commencing with Section 42250)) for recycling. (D) It shall have, in addition to the information required to be printed on the bag or on a tag, pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a), a statement that the bag is made partly or wholly from postconsumer recycled material and stating the postconsumer recycled material content percentage, as applicable. (E) It shall be capable of carrying 22 pounds over a distance of 175 feet for a minimum of 125 uses and be at least 2.25 mils thick, measured according to the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard D6988-13. (2) A reusable grocery bag made from plastic film that meets the specifications of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Standard Specification for Compostable Plastics D6400, as updated, is not required to meet the requirements of subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1), but shall be labeled in accordance with the applicable state law regarding compostable plastics. (c) In addition to the requirements of subdivision (a), a reusable grocery bag that is not made of plastic film and that is made from any other natural or synthetic fabric, including, but not limited to, woven or nonwoven nylon, polypropylene, polyethylene-terephthalate, or Tyvek, shall satisfy all of the following: (1) It shall be sewn. (2) It shall be capable of carrying 22 pounds over a distance of 175 feet for a minimum of 125 uses. (3) It shall have a minimum fabric weight of at least 80 grams per square meter. (d) On and after July 1, 2016, a store as defined in paragraph (3), (4), or (5) of subdivision (g) of Section 42280, shall comply with the requirements of this section.
    Stores Affected
    "Store" means a retail establishment that meets any of the following requirements: (1) A full-line, self-service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000) or more that sells a line of dry groceries, canned goods, or nonfood items, and some perishable items. (2) Has at least 10,000 ...view more feet of retail space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law (Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code) and has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code. (3) Is a convenience food store, foodmart, or other entity that is engaged in the retail sale of a limited line of goods, generally including milk, bread, soda, and snack foods, and that holds a Type 20 or Type 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. (4) Is a convenience food store, foodmart, or other entity that is engaged in the retail sale of goods intended to be consumed off the premises, and that holds a Type 20 or Type 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag
    Comply Date 11/08/2016
    Ordinance SB 270 / Prop 67
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    Updated November 17, 2016

    Alameda Countytop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after May 1, 2017 the stores listed in sections 3(r)(1), (2) and (3) above and any other commercial establishment operating from a permanent enclosed structure that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items directly to a customer; and (5) Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after November 1, 2017 any Public Eating Establishment. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Albanytop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after May 1, 2017 the stores listed in sections 3(r)(1), (2) and (3) above and any other commercial establishment operating from a permanent enclosed structure that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items directly to a customer; and (5) Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after November 1, 2017 any Public Eating Establishment. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Berkeleytop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Dublintop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after May 1, 2017 the stores listed in sections 3(r)(1), (2) and (3) above and any other commercial establishment operating from a permanent enclosed structure that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items directly to a customer; and (5) Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after November 1, 2017 any Public Eating Establishment. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Emeryvilletop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after May 1, 2017 the stores listed in sections 3(r)(1), (2) and (3) above and any other commercial establishment operating from a permanent enclosed structure that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items directly to a customer; and (5) Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after November 1, 2017 any Public Eating Establishment. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Fremonttop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Haywoodtop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after May 1, 2017 the stores listed in sections 3(r)(1), (2) and (3) above and any other commercial establishment operating from a permanent enclosed structure that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items directly to a customer; and (5) Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after November 1, 2017 any Public Eating Establishment. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Livermoretop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after May 1, 2017 the stores listed in sections 3(r)(1), (2) and (3) above and any other commercial establishment operating from a permanent enclosed structure that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items directly to a customer; and (5) Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after November 1, 2017 any Public Eating Establishment. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Newarktop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after May 1, 2017 the stores listed in sections 3(r)(1), (2) and (3) above and any other commercial establishment operating from a permanent enclosed structure that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items directly to a customer; and (5) Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after November 1, 2017 any Public Eating Establishment. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Oaklandtop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Piedmonttop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after May 1, 2017 the stores listed in sections 3(r)(1), (2) and (3) above and any other commercial establishment operating from a permanent enclosed structure that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items directly to a customer; and (5) Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after November 1, 2017 any Public Eating Establishment. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Pleasantontop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after May 1, 2017 the stores listed in sections 3(r)(1), (2) and (3) above and any other commercial establishment operating from a permanent enclosed structure that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items directly to a customer; and (5) Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after November 1, 2017 any Public Eating Establishment. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    San Leandrotop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after May 1, 2017 the stores listed in sections 3(r)(1), (2) and (3) above and any other commercial establishment operating from a permanent enclosed structure that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items directly to a customer; and (5) Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after November 1, 2017 any Public Eating Establishment. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Union Citytop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/26/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    Store is defined as: (1) A full line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or non food items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at least 10,000 square feet of ...view more space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law ( Part 1.5(commencing section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue And Taxation Code) and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing the section 4000) of Division 2 of the Business of Professions Code; or (3) A drug store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of goods that include milk, bread, soda and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 and 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after May 1, 2017 the stores listed in sections 3(r)(1), (2) and (3) above and any other commercial establishment operating from a permanent enclosed structure that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items directly to a customer; and (5) Within 2016 Covered Jurisdictions on and after November 1, 2017 any Public Eating Establishment. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag for retail only, not restuarants
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 2016-2
    Notes The new requirements, of the ammended ordinance, will go into effect on May 1st, 2017 for retail stores, and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
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    Updated November 04, 2016

    Ellensburgtop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 11/07/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: Recyclable paper bag means a paper bag that has a manufacturer's stated capacity of oneeighth barrel (882 cubic inches) and meets the following requirements: 1. Contains at least forty percent post-consumer recycled content; 2. Is one hundred percent recyclable; and 3. Displays the minimum percent of post-consumer content on the outside of the bag.
    Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag that: I. Is washable, whether by machine or hand; and 2. If made from plastic, is a minimum of2.25 mils thick.
    Stores Affected
    Retail establishment means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, entertainment facility, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly to a customer. ...view more include but are not limited to clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, home decor stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this chapter. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.05 per bag
    Comply Date 01/01/2018
    Ordinance 4750
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    Updated November 14, 2016

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