Hazardous waste permit renewal
Comment period: May 16 - July 2, 2018
We invite you to comment on the proposed Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste permit renewal for the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Ferndale. It includes:
Read the comment period notice for information on how to comment.
- Detailed requirements for storing some dangerous waste created (generated) by the refinery.
- Conditions for a long term container storage area.
- Corrective actions for cleaning up contamination.
The refinery began operating in 1954 and has about 285 employees and 200 contractors that work on the site. The facility processes crude oil into a variety of petroleum products.
- At full production, the refinery is capable of processing approximately 105,000 barrels of crude oil each day.
- Wastewater from the petroleum making process and contaminated stormwater is treated and sent to the Strait of Georgia.
- Noncontaminated stormwater is sent to either Lummi Bay, the Strait of Georgia, or a wooded area that feeds a wetland before going to the Slater Road Ditch.
- Wastewater permit
- Because of the size of the current hazardous waste permit, it is available only by request. If you'd like to see or receive a copy of the application, send an e-mail with your request to RecordsOfficer@ecy.wa.gov. You may also send your request by mail to Public Records Officer, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.
The Northwest Clean Air Agency regulates the refinery’s air quality activities. Visit the Northwest Clean Air Agency website or call 800-622-4627 for more information.
Phillips 66 contacts
Facility phone: 360-384-1011
Location: 2901 Unick Road, Ferndale.