California Air Resources Board Seeks Input on Baldwin Hills

In February 2020, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) hosted two community meetings to discuss the Study of Neighborhood Air near Petroleum Sources (SNAPS) program for the Inglewood Oil Filed (IOF),  solicit public input for the study of air quality, and  present potential monitoring site locations within the Baldwin Hills area and communities near the IOF.

During those meetings, community members requested more background and information on the site selection process. The public is invited to review CARB’s site selection document for the Baldwin Hills area. This document presents CARB’s site selection approach and a list of proposed monitoring sites. The Baldwin Hills Site Selection Process document may be accessed here.

CARB is soliciting input on the Baldwin Hills Site Selection Process through May 31, 2020. Comments may be submitted to [email protected]. For additional questions regarding the SNAPS Baldwin Hills site selection process or for more information about the SNAPS program, please visit the CARB website, email [email protected], or call Kathleen Kozawa at (916) 327-5599.

Monitoring of neighborhoods near the IOF was anticipated to begin by summer 2020. Some aspects of the SNAPS program have been temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the commencement of the Baldwin Hills monitoring program may be delayed accordingly.

The City of Culver City will continue to provide updates about the SNAPS Program on the City’s Inglewood Oil Field Webpage. You may also contact the City of Culver City as follows: Heather Baker, Assistant City Attorney at (310) 253-5660 or [email protected], or Melanie Doran Traxler, Contract Project Manager at [email protected] or (818) 248-7158.

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