Public Involvement

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 draft Public Involvement Plan (06-19-2019), which will again include public information sessions as detailed below.

A Public Information Session was scheduled for November 7, 2019 at the Preparatory Charter School (1928 Point Breeze Avenue) from 6-8pm. The purpose of the meeting was to present results of environmental investigations and remediation activities relating to the cleanup program being conducted by Evergreen. Notices for this meeting were published in the Philadelphia Daily News and the South Philly Review on September 13 and 11, 2019, respectively, and correspondence was sent to the City of Philadelphia, PADEP, and EPA. An additional notice was published in the same newspapers on October 2, 2019 (Philadelphia Daily News, South Philly Review).

We were disappointed to be blocked from holding the public meeting on November 7, 2019, where we planned to have a productive dialogue with interested community members regarding Evergreen’s ongoing remediation activities at the Philadelphia Refinery. Our goal was to offer a summary of the Act 2 process and key results of our work thus far, as well as to take questions from the public, kicking off a comment period before holding another meeting which was proposed for spring 2020.  We have provided a copy of the presentation that was prepared for the November 7, 2019 meeting here.  Please note, that this presentation may change for the next public meeting as the facility ownership has since changed and some of the information summarized therein may be updated. Information regarding future meetings will be posted to this website and public notices will be submitted as summarized above.

  1. 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. 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.

Upon completion of public meetings, presentations as well as sign in sheets will be posted to the website. Questions/comments collected 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: These comments will be submitted in a document along with those from meetings and the website.