BP Cherry Point Refinery
Wastewater permit comment period
The Dept of Ecology invites you comment on the modifications to BP's wastewater permit. We will only accept comments on the changes, not on the entire permit. For more information, please read the:
The refinery, located approximately seven miles south of Blaine and eight miles northwest of Ferndale, Washington, was constructed in 1971. The main source of crude oil historically comes from tankers delivering oil from Alaska's North Slope, however crude oils from other sources are also processed. The refinery separates crude oil into various components for further processing and blending to make a variety of petroleum products.
The facility has one process water outfall (001) and six industrial stormwater outfalls (002, 003, 004, 005, 006, and 007). Outfall 001 discharges an average of 4.3 million gallons a day of treated process water to the Strait of Georgia. All stormwater outfalls, except Outfall 006, discharge treated stormwater to Terrell Creek, which flows into Lummi Bay. Outfall 006 discharges stormwater to the Strait of Georgia during periods of heavy rainfall when there is a risk of overflowing the dock's on-shore sump.
The refinery processed an average of 209,000 barrels of crude oil a day between October 2008 and October 2010.
Blaine, WA 98230
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