Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery (formerly ConocoPhillips)Opportunity to comment
The Department of Ecology invites you to comment on the proposed modifications to the wastewater permit for the Phillips 66 Ferndale oil refinery. The comment period runs July 13 – August 13, 2016. We will accept comments only on the changes, not the entire permit.
The refinery is located at 3901 Unick Road in Ferndale, along the Strait of Georgia between Cherry Point and Sandy Point, approximately 5 miles west southwest of Ferndale. The main source of crude oil historically comes from Alaska's Prudhoe Bay oil field delivered by tankers and Canadian Crude oil by pipeline.
Wastewater is discharged from the refinery's wastewater treatment plant. Existing process water Outfall 001 discharges to the Strait of Georgia. Existing stormwater Outfall 002 discharges to an unnamed tributary and ultimately Lummi Bay. Existing stormwater Outfalls 003, 004, and 005 discharge to an unnamed tributary and ultimately the Strait of Georgia. Two new Outfalls, 006 and 007, discharge stormwater through a wooded area, feeding onsite wetlands before leaving the refinery property at the Slater Road ditch.
From January 2010 through December 2011, the refinery processed an average of 98,100 barrels per day of crude oil.
The refinery separates crude oil for further processing and blending into a variety of petroleum products.
Ferndale, WA 98248
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