Evergreen and the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex
Providing Opportunity for Public Comment
As an affiliate of Sunoco, Inc. (now known as ETC Sunoco Holdings LLC), LLC, Philadelphia Refinery Operations, a Series of Evergreen Resources Group, LLC, manages the legacy (2012 and prior) environmental investigation and remediation of the former Sunoco Philadelphia Refinery. The property was sold in 2012 to Philadelphia Energy Solutions who continued refining operations until the sale of the facility in 2020 to Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP). HRP is developing the property for non-refining commercial operations and the facility is now known as The Bellwether District.
A short VIDEO has been prepared to provide a summary of the site’s history and Evergreen’s activities at the facility.
In 2006, Sunoco submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate entering the facility into Pennsylvania’s Act 2 Program. The Act 2 requirements include providing public notification of Act 2 reports and an opportunity for public comment. All reports can be accessed through a general file review request sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) or a more formal Right-To-Know Law (RTKL) request. For more information, please visit the PADEP website. Alternatively, in an effort to make all of the Act 2 reports readily accessible to the public, they are available on this website for public review.
Each Act 2 report included public notices, which are comprised of newspaper notification and letters to the City of Philadelphia. Copies of the notices are included with each of the reports. The most recent Remedial Investigation Report provided will have its own comment period. During this period, the public may provide comments to the documents by clicking the link associated with the report. Once the comment period has ended, the links will no longer be active. Future Act 2 report submittals will also have public notices, as required, and will be posted on this site for review and comment as well as placed in the libraries as noted below.
Copies of each report posted on this website are also available for in-person review at two branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia: Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library at 1935 Shunk St. and Eastwick Library at 2851 Island Avenue. Following is a link to the Philadelphia Free Library online catalogue.
A chronology of Act 2 reports (replacing previously submitted SCRs between 2005 and 2010) is included below:
|6/29/2011||10||Site Characterization/Remedial Investigation|
|9/12/2011||11||Site Characterization/Remedial Investigation|
|12/13/2011||5||Site Characterization/Remedial Investigation/Cleanup Plan|
|1/31/2012||8||Site Characterization/Remedial Investigation|
|2/29/2012||7||Site Characterization/Remedial Investigation|
|9/3/2013||6||Site Characterization/Remedial Investigation|
|9/19/2013||7||Site Characterization/Remedial Investigation Addendum|
|10/16/2013||4||Site Characterization/Remedial Investigation|
|2/24/2015||All||Human Health Risk Assessment|
|6/9/2016||10||Ecological Risk Assessment|
|2/8/2017||9||Remedial Investigation Addendum|