Public Information Sessions

After submittal of the Notice of Intent to Remediate in 2006, the City of Philadelphia requested that Sunoco develop a Public Involvement Plan, as required by Act 2.  The plan included holding a public information session to give an overview of the regulatory framework for the project and ongoing corrective action processes. Information from the initial meeting, which took place on September 19, 2007, is included below.

Evergreen has prepared a new Public Involvement Plan (06-19-2019), which will again include public information sessions as detailed below.

A Public Information Session will be scheduled in 2019. Notices for this meeting will be published in the Philadelphia Daily News and the South Philadelphia Review, and correspondence will be sent to the City of Philadelphia, PADEP, and EPA. This meeting is being held as part of the community participation requirements of Act 2 and the One Cleanup Program Memorandum of Agreement Between the PADEP and Region 3 of the USEPA (MOA). As noted in Section VI. Public Participation of the MOA

  1. DEP agrees that, when a VCP [voluntary cleanup program] remediator submits a Notice of Intent to Remediate (“NIR”) and publishes the NIR to the municipality and in a newspaper, DEP will require such notices to include a provision informing the public that any individual so desiring may request to receive a copy of the cleanup plan prior to implementation of the cleanup and have an opportunity to comment on such plan.
  2. NIR and publishes the NIR to the municipality and in a newspaper, DEP will require such notices to include a provision informing the public that any person affected by the release that is the subject of the NIR may request that DEP conduct a site assessment. DEP further agrees that an appropriate DEP official will consider and appropriately respond to such request.

Meeting notices will include date, time and location of the meeting.  Upon completion of public meetings, presentations as well as sign in sheets will be posted to the website.  Questions posed during the meetings and Evergreen responses will be submitted to the agencies along with questions/comments/responses submitted through this website.  To comment on specific reports, please go to the Report Comments tab of this website. Comments will also be accepted at a direct point of contact email: phillyrefinerycleanup@ghd.com. These comments will be submitted in a document along with those from meetings and the website.