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DocuSign Envelope ID:80C46A04-EA6F-4056-B25A-6B82839299DB <br /> Ordinance 3092 <br /> An Ordinance Repealing Anacortes Municipal Code Chapter 5.47 Regulating <br /> the Distribution of Single Use Carryout Bags by Retail Establishments <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Anacortes was desirous of reducing waste within <br /> the City limits; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Anacortes determined that single use plastic <br /> shopping bags constitute undesirable waste that should be eliminated from the waste stream; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Anacortes adopted Ordinance 3053 on November <br /> 4th 2019 which created Chapter 5.47 of the Anacortes Municipal Code entitled "Single Use <br /> Carryout Bags", which had an implementation date 6 months from adoption, making the <br /> effective date April 4, 2020, to allow retail vendors who used such bags a period of time to <br /> exhaust their stores of said plastic bags and identify suitable replacements and procedures to <br /> ensure a smooth transition; and <br /> WHEREAS, before Ordinance 3053 became effective, the Mayor declared and Council ratified <br /> an emergency proclamation based on the COVID-19 pandemic, and Council adopted emergency <br /> procedures in Resolution 2082,which included suspension of the plastic bag ban; and <br /> WHEREAS, the State of Washington adopted Senate Bill (SB) 5323-2019-20 which had an <br /> effective date of June 11, 2020, which: <br /> • Prohibits single-use plastic carryout bags in all retail and grocery stores, restaurants, <br /> takeout establishments, festivals, and markets. <br /> • Requires an 8-cent charge for all recycled content paper carryout bags and reusable <br /> carryout bags made of film plastic. <br /> • Prohibits collection of the fee from anyone using a voucher or electronic benefits card <br /> issued under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants <br /> and Children (WIC), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Food <br /> Assistance Program (FAP). <br /> • Requires a minimum of 40%post-consumer recycled content and meet composting <br /> requirements in all retail-provided paper bags. <br /> • Requires that a reusable bag made of plastic film contain 20% post-consumer recycled <br /> content and be at least 2.25 mil thick. <br /> • Requires compliant paper and reusable plastic film bags to be labeled with the above <br /> specifications <br /> • Creates consistent policy and fees across the state. <br /> • Does not apply to food banks and food assistance programs, however, those programs are <br /> encouraged to take actions to reduce the use of single-use plastic carryout bags; and <br />