Baldwin Hills Community Standards District (BHCSD) Amendment: LA County Planning has started the process of amending the BHCSD, per the September 15, 2021 Board of Supervisors motion, to prohibit new oil wells and allow existing oil wells to continue operating under a nonconforming status.
An informational session was hosted at the January 2023 Community Advisory Panel (CAP) Meeting, click here for the recording of the presentation.
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Welcome to LA County Planning’s website for the Baldwin Hills Community Standards District (Baldwin Hills CSD). The Baldwin Hills CSD establishes development standards and operating procedures for oil and gas operations in the unincorporated portion of the Inglewood Oil Field, which include approximately 900 acres and over 700 wells. It ensures that oil field operations are conducted in a safe manner and are compatible with the surrounding uses.
The establishment of the Baldwin Hills CSD was subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Initial outreach and scoping meeting began in 2007. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was completed in 2008. On October 8, 2008, the County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) recommended approval of the Baldwin Hills CSD and certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (BOS). On October 28, 2008, the BOS adopted the Baldwin Hills CSD. The CSD establishes regulations for oil and gas production activities in the unincorporated portion of the Inglewood Oil Field located in the Baldwin Hills area.