Sep. 12 - Oct. 12 — Statewide
BP Amoco Proposed Final Remedy Public Comment Period, Sept. 12, 2023 to Oct. 12, 2023

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources prepared a Statement of Basis in support of a proposed final remedy for the BP Products North America Inc. facility.

Area of Focus: Waste and Recycling
Event Type: Public Notice/ Public Comment
Organization: Waste Management Program

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources prepared a Statement of Basis in support of a proposed final remedy for the BP Products North America Inc. facility. The department invites the public to review and offer written comments on the proposed final remedy until Oct. 12, 2023.

During the public comment period, anyone can request a public meeting or public hearing about the proposed final remedy. For more information, please contact Christine Kump-Mitchell by telephone at 314-416-2464 or 800-361-4827.

BP Products, formerly BP Amoco, operated an oil refinery at the site, located at 1000 N. Sterling Ave. in Sugar Creek, Missouri. A complex system of underground pipes carried crude oil to the refinery, which was processed into petroleum products and eventually fuels, such as gasoline and jet fuel. Amoco owned the refinery in 1982, when it decided to shut down the processing activities, before the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law and federal Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments existed. Refinery documents dated as early as 1950 described tank and pipe leaks and petroleum product spills. Petroleum product was found in natural springs west of the refinery, leaking through a retaining wall that separated the city creek, also named Sugar Creek, from the refinery, and underneath a nearby residential area.

BP Products currently is conducting corrective action investigations and remediation activities at the site. The site was divided into several small areas, each being investigated under a 3008(h) Corrective Action Administrative Order on Consent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). BP submitted a Consolidated Final Remedy Proposal to the department, which identified and evaluated possible corrective measure alternatives, including BP’s preferred final remedy, for removing, controlling or treating on-site soil, groundwater, surface water and sediment contamination that may present an unacceptable risk.

After a through technical review of BP Products preferred final remedy and other remedial alternatives, the department prepared a Statement of Basis that summarizes the remedial alternatives and the department's basis of support for the proposed final remedy. If approved, implementation of the approved remedy will be regulated by a Corrective Action Abatement Order on Consent, signed by the department and BP in 2005.

The pubic can review an electronic copy of the Statement of Basis and fact sheet below. Paper copies of the Statement of Basis and supporting documents are available during normal business hours at the Kansas City Public Library's Sugar Creek Branch, 102 S. Sterling Ave., Sugar Creek, MO or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Elm Street Conference Center, Jefferson City, MO 65102. An Open Records/ Sunshine Law Request will need to be submitted to review or obtain copies of the department's files. 

Comments on the proposed final remedy are more effective if they point out legal or technical issues or provide information that is not in the record. Written comments may be submitted by mail to Christine Kump-Mitchell, PE, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or by email to christine.kump@dnr.mo.gov. The department will review and respond to all written comments and questions received during the public comment period before a final decision is made.

Meeting or Hearing
No public meeting or public hearing scheduled.

Additional Links
Consolidated Final Remedy Proposal MOD007161425, April 14, 2022

Event Documents