A webinar for producers covered under the Ordinance was held by the California counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Marin on November 4, 2015. Materials covered during the webinar included the definitions and requirements common among all four ordinances, and compliance dates and convenience standards on a county-by-county basis. The video recording of the webinar can be found here: Safe Medicine Disposal Ordinance Webinar
If you are a producer and you believe that your business is not covered under this ordinance, please fill out the online form located here: Form for Producers Not Covered Under the Ordinance(s)
Notice of Intent – Due March 11, 2016
Producer means a Manufacturer engaged in the manufacture of a covered drug sold in or into the County of Marin, including prescription, nonprescription, brand-name, and generic drugs. The Ordinance requires each drug Producer that sells any covered drug in the County to notify the Director of Environmental Health of the Producer's intent to participate in a Stewardship Plan or to form a new Stewardship Plan.
The neighboring counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara have each passed a similar local ordinance. Although each county has a separate and independent ordinance, all four ordinances have the same goal and the same requirements for Producers. Producers can submit their Notice of Intent for Marin County using the form located here: Producer Notice of Intent Form
Notification of Plan Operator – Due June 11, 2016
Producers covered by the Ordinance are required to identify a Stewardship Plan Operator that will be submitting and operating the Stewardship Plan on their behalf. If your company intends to submit its own individual Stewardship Plan, your company is the Plan Operator. If your company chooses to join or form a Stewardship Organization, the Organization is the Plan Operator.
Producers can download and complete the Notification of Plan Operator Form located here: Notification of Plan Operator Form (PDF). Please designate your company’s intended Stewardship Plan Operator and provide their contact information. Scan the completed form with an authorized signature and email it to: SafeDrugDisposal@marincounty.org.
Proposed Stewardship Plans – Due September 12, 2016
Producers covered by the Ordinance are required to participate in a Stewardship Plan, either by operating a Plan (individually or jointly with other Producers) or by entering into an agreement with a Stewardship Organization that will operate a Plan on the Producer’s behalf. Please note that the California counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Marin are NOT able to accept a single Plan submittal for all four counties. Proposed Stewardship Plans need to be submitted individually and separately to each County.
Proposed Stewardship Plans for Marin County should be submitted in both electronic and paper hard copy form. Please email the electronic form to SafeDrugDisposal@marincounty.org. Two (2) paper hard copies should be sent to the address below:
ATTN: Whitney King
County of Marin Environmental Health Services
3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 236
San Rafael, CA 94903