Comment period: Oily water sewer cleanup
Comment period open May 13, 2020 – June 26, 2020.
We invite you to comment on the draft permit for dangerous waste corrective action for the BP Cherry Point Refinery and modification to a dangerous waste permit for the Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery. These draft permits include detailed requirements to investigate the oily water sewers at the refineries and clean up any soil or groundwater contamination.
Documents for review and comment for Phillips 66:
On Thursday, June 11, 2020, we will hold a public hearing by webinar on the draft permit documents at 6 p.m. Pacific Time. This hearing will include a short presentation about the proposed investigation and cleanup actions. For more information on the event and how to comment, see our public comment notice.
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.
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.