UAP Northwest, County Line - Executive Summary
1. Facility Accidental Release Policy |
The owners, management, and emloyees of UAP Northwest's facility on County Line Road, Black Eagle Montana are committed to the prevention of any accidental release of Anhydrous ammonia. If an accidental release should occur, the facility is prepared to work with the local fire department, or other authorities to mitigate any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment. A detailed emergency response plan has been developed and will be implemented in the event of an accidental release.
2. Facility Information
The primary activity at the County Line facility is the storage, and sale of Anhydrous ammonia to our customers.
The regulated substance, Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored, and sold for retail use at the remote site leased by UAP Northwest.
Anhydrous ammonia is stored at the site. The maximum quantity of Anhydrous ammonia handled at County Line is 80,000 pounds.
3. The Wors
t-Case Scenario and Alternative Release Scenario
The Worst-Case Scenario. Failure of the largest storage tank when filled to the greatest amount would release 80,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia, which represents the volume of the largest storage tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 1.89 miles.
Alternative Release Scenario. The alternate release scenario, based on the five-year accident history (or the most likely potential incident) is a release from reactor piping or hoses. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 0.83 miles.
4. Accidental Release Prevention Program
Anhydrous Ammonia: The facility has implemented the provisions of the "Safety Requirements for Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1", published by the American National Standards Institute, Inc.; California code of Regulations, Title 8, Subchapter 1, "Unfired Pressure Vessel
Safety Orders"; and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia."
5. Five-Year Accident History
There have been no accidental releases or near misses of Anhydrous ammonia in the past five years that:
have caused any deaths, injuries, or significant property damage at the facility; nor
have resulted in off-site deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage.
6. The Emergency Response Program
The facility's emergency response program was written in accordance with the following regulations:
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.38;
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120; and
Section 25503, Division 6.95 of the California Health and Safety Code
7. Planned Changes to Improve Safety
Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to asses the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no additional
specific planned changes to the anhydrous ammonia storage or processes at the facility.