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File #: 15-00421    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Passed
File created: In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 5/19/2015 Final action: 5/19/2015
Title: HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Safe Drug Disposal Program, as follows: (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) a) Receive and file a report regarding the harmful impacts of accumulation of unused pharmaceuticals on residents and the environment, status of Santa Barbara County's current drug collection program, and options for proposed program expansion; b) Approve and authorize the Director of the Public Health Department to conduct stakeholder outreach, in collaboration with the Third District office and Public Works Department, and return in October with a recommendation for establishment of a permanent and sustainably funded model to collect and safely dispose of unwanted medications from residents in Santa Barbara County. Recommendation may include an Extended Producer Responsibility Ordinance (an industry funded model), community funded model, and/or public education and awareness campaign; and c) Determine that these activities are exempt from California Environmental Qu...
Sponsors: SUPERVISOR FARR
Attachments: 1. Board Letter, 2. Attachment A - List Existing Medication Collection Sites, 3. Attachment B - Map, 4. Attachment C - SBC Extended Producer Responsibility Resolution, 5. Goleta Sanitary District Public Comment, 6. CADA Public Comment, 7. Area Agency on Aging Public Comment, 8. Santa Ynez Community Services District Public Comment, 9. Advisory Board on Alcohol & Drug Problems Public Comment, 10. Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson Public Comment, 11. Public Comment - Area Agency on Aging, 12. Public Comment - Clean Water Action, 13. Public Comment- City of Santa Maria, 14. Presentation
Title
HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Safe Drug Disposal Program, as follows: (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.)
 
a) Receive and file a report regarding the harmful impacts of accumulation of unused pharmaceuticals on residents and the environment, status of Santa Barbara County's current drug collection program, and options for proposed program expansion;
 
b) Approve and authorize the Director of the Public Health Department to conduct stakeholder outreach, in collaboration with the Third District office and Public Works Department, and return in October with a recommendation for establishment of a permanent and sustainably funded model to collect and safely dispose of unwanted medications from residents in Santa Barbara County.  Recommendation may include an Extended Producer Responsibility Ordinance (an industry funded model), community funded model, and/or public education and awareness campaign; and
 
c) Determine that these activities are exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5) since the recommended actions are government administrative activities which do not involve commitment to any specific project which may result in potentially significant effect on the environment.