The Los Angeles County Health Department has released a May 22, 2012, cover letter re “Final Report on the Community Health Survey and the Inglewood Oil Field” with an April 2012 document entitled “Results of the 2011 Inglewood Oil Field Communities Survey.”
The settlement agreement to better protect human health and the environment in the litigation involving the Baldwin Hills environmental impact report provides for a Community Health Agreement as follows:
The County shall complete a Community Health Assessment of the communities surrounding the Oil Field which shall include an Environmental Justice component by June 2012 and ensure additional assessments are completed every five to seven years throughout the life of the CSD. In future Community Health Assessments, the County Department of Public Health (‘Public Health’) shall review other agencies’ reports regarding air quality, water quality and seismic data, where feasible, in its assessment. Public Health will analyze the?information by socio-economic and demographic data to accommodate and reflect an Environmental Justice component. The Community Health Assessment shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of cancer rates, mortality rates, birth outcomes and a survey of other pertinent health indicators. The County will consult with the CAP and the Health Working Group regarding the Community Health Assessment and consider reasonable comments by the CAP and the Health Working Group. Public Health will comply with all applicable state and federal requirements including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and corresponding regulations, and California Government Code Section 11135 and corresponding regulations.
Click here for the county’s May/April 2012 “Final Report on the Community Health Survey and the Inglewood Oil Field” and “Results of the 2011 Inglewood Oil Field Communities Survey.”
Click here the county’s February 2011 health study (cited in the 2012 health survey).
Click here for the county’s April 2011 powerpoint about the 2011 health study and proposed 2012 survey.
Click here for the chart summarizing the July 15, 2011, settlement agreement.
Click here for the July 15, 2011, Settlement Agreement.
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