Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery (formerly ConocoPhillips)
The Dept of Ecology (Ecology) invites you to comment on the revised draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the Phillips 66 refinery in Ferndale. The comment period runs December 4, 2013 - January 13, 2014.
Ecology held a public comment period on the proposed renewal of this permit April 25 - June 25, 2012. We made significant revisions to the draft permit based on comments received and a ruling by the Pollution Controls Hearing Board on the appealed BP NPDES permit. We're accepting comments only on the revisions to the April 25, 2012 draft permit.
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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.
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.
Location and Mailing address:
Post Office Box 8
Ferndale, WA 98248
Air Operating permit: Northwest Clean Air Agency has jurisdiction. Website, phone number: (360) 428-1617, (800) 622-4627
RCRA Permit: WAD 009 250 366
(contact Ann Lowe, (360) 407-6916 to view this permit)
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