Woodson County Coop- Virgil Branch - Executive Summary
WOODSON COUNTY COOP-VIRGIL BRANCH |
VIRGIL, KS. 66870
For further information contact: Dale R. Heckman, Plant Manager
Risk Management Plan - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. The Facility Policy
The owners, management, and employees of the Virgil Branch are committed to the prevention
of any accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia. If an accidental release should occur, the facility is prepared to work with the local fire company, or other authorities, to mitigate any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment.
2. Facility Information
- The primary activity at the facility is the storade and dietribution of anhydrous amnonia for sale to
- Anhydrpus ammonia is received, stored, and distributer for direct application.
- The maximum quantity stored would be 127,000 pounds.
3. The worst-case release scenario and the alternative release scenario.
a. The worst-case release scenario
would be the release of the total contents of a storage tank released over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 79,000 pounds, which represents the volume of the 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.
b. The alternative release scenario based on the five-year accident history (or the most likely potential incident) is a release from a break in a transfer hose. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is .83 miles.
4. The accidental release prevention program.
The facility has implemented the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1", published by The American National Standards Institute, Inc., and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910-111, Storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia".
5. The Five-year
a. There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia in the past five years.
6. The emergency response program.
- The facility has:
a. a written emergency action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.38:
b. provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community right-to-know information as required under SARA Title 111 (EPCRA).
c. a written emergency response program, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.120, including pre-emergency planning and emoloyee training.
7. Planned changes to improve safety.
Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to assess the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no additional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.