San Francisco Environment Department

SF Environment Accepting Public Comments on a Proposed Update of the Inmar Intelligence Stewardship Plan

 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD REGARDING A PROPOSED UPDATE OF THE  
INMAR INTELLIGENCE STEWARDSHIP PLAN   
FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL STEWARDSHIP ORDINANCE  
(Ordinance No. 31-15, San Francisco Environment Code Chapter 22,  
Section 2200 through 2219) 
 

Members of the public are invited to provide written comments regarding Inmar Intelligence’s (Inmar) proposed November 23, 2022, Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Plan (Product Stewardship Plan). The Product Stewardship Plan is an update to Inmar’s November 25, 2020 Product Stewardship Plan. The 30-day comment period begins January 4, 2023 and ends February 3, 2023. 
 

Written comments should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Attn: Safe Medicine Disposal Stewardship Ordinance, San Francisco Environment Department, 1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. The Department must receive all comments concerning the Product Stewardship Plan no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 3, 2023. 
 

PLAN NAME: City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Plan Proposal, dated November 23, 2022 
 

PLAN OPERATOR: Inmar Intelligence 
Nicholas Massaro, Senior Manager, Consumer Drug Take Back Solutions 
One W. 4th Street 
Winston Salem, NC 27101 
 

AUTHORIZATION 
San Francisco Environment Code Chapter 22, Sections 2200 through 2219 

 
The San Francisco Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Ordinance (Ordinance) was signed by Mayor Ed Lee on March 26, 2015 and became effective on April 25, 2015. The Ordinance requires medicine manufacturers that sell their products in San Francisco to provide all San Francisco residents with a safe and convenient way to dispose of their unwanted home-generated medicine. 
 

Inmar is one of two product stewardship organizations that the San Francisco Environment Department (Department) has approved to operate a medicine collection program in San Francisco on behalf of medicine manufacturers. Inmar submitted a revised initial Product Stewardship Plan on October 13, 2020, that was approved by the Director of the Department with conditions on November 25, 2020.  

 

The November 23, 2022 Product Stewardship Plan currently under review is a full revision of the October 13, 2020 Product Stewardship Plan. 

 
Under Environment Code, Chapter 22, Section 2203, Inmar is required to submit a product stewardship plan that describes how the medicine disposal program will satisfy the requirements of the Ordinance to the Environment Department. Once the product stewardship plan is submitted, the Department has 90 days to review and take written public comment before approving or disapproving the plan. 

 
The Director of the Environment Department provides this opportunity for written public comment on the proposed Product Stewardship Plan pursuant to Environment Code, Chapter 22, Section 2211(b).   
 

Important Information 

Copies of the proposed November 23, 2022 Product Stewardship Plan and accompanying plan review documents are available at the Environment Department offices: 1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California, 94103, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please contact Christopher Lester at 415-355-3705 for scheduling and assistance with building entry. 
 

The proposed Plan and accompanying plan review documents are also available on the Department of the Environment’s website https://sfenvironment.org/safe-drug-disposal-stewardship-ordinance and upon request at telephone number 415-355-3700, or via e-mail at [email protected].   

 

General Environment Department Contact Information: 

TEL: (415) 355-3700; EMAIL: [email protected]  

Posted: January 4, 2023

 

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