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Risk Management Plan 
Executive Summary For Spalding Coop Elevator Company 
Spalding Nebraska 
P.O. Box B 
Spalding, NE 
Facility Policy: 
The management and employees operating each of our facilities are committed to the prevention 
of any accidental release of hazardous material transported or stored on our locations.  In the 
event an accidental release should occur, we are prepared to work with our Local Fire Company, 
Emergency Response Personnel, and other appropriate authorities deemed applicable depending 
on the specific incident, to best mitigate any release and to minimize the impact of the release to 
people and the environment. 
Facility Information: 
The primary activity of our company is NAICS code 422910, "Farm Supplies Wholesalers, 
however we are also engaged in providing "agricultural inputs" that includes the receiving, storage, 
and reloading of Anhydrous Ammonia for delivery to farmers in our area,  The NAICS code we 
feel most applicable for receiving, storing, and re 
loading is # 493130 "Farm product warehousing 
and storage". 
Anhydrous Ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for direct application to farm fields 
during the spring months. Anhydrous Ammonia may also be applyed in the fall during some 
years.  During the balance of the year little if any product transfer occurs.  The maximum 
quantity stored in pressurized permanent storage vessels at the location described is  130,000 
lbs. in one  30,000 gallon tank.  The maximum quantity handled at a given time would be the off 
loading of a semi-trailer vehicle tank holding 40,000 to 42,000 lbs. 
The facility is operated on an "as needed" basis with staff present only during the receiving and 
reloading of product for delivery.  Total annual hours for these needs do not meet the 2,080 hour 
requirement to qualify as a "full time employee" on site, therefore item number 1.11 is Zero.  Our 
facilities have adequate lighting, and are inspected at variors times of day and night throughout 
the year.  Ti 
me expended for these inspections is not included in our staffing calculation. 
Worst-case release scenario: 
The "worst-case release scenario" is considered to be the release of the total contents of our 
largest Anhydrous Ammonia tank.  The maximum quantity released based on 85% tank capacity 
as limited by design standards, the distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200ppm) miles 
based on EPA's RMP-Comp Program (ver 1.06),  as well as possible public and environmental 
receptors within the area have been provided to the County LEPC ( Local Emergency Planning 
Committee) to assist them in their planning. 
Alternative release scenario: 
There has not been an actual release of Anhydrous Ammonia during the last 5-years at the site. 
We believe the most likely release would be caused by a break in a transfer hose.  Transfer hoses 
are protected by manual and self closing excess flow, valves  so our alternative release scenario is 
based on the loss of contents from the largest hose us 
ed (off loading transportation equipment). 
The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is rounded to 0.1 mile per 
instructions by EPA guidance. 
Accidental Release Program: 
Our Anhydrous Ammonia accidental release program is based on guidelines found in the 
American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) standard K-61.1 "Safety Requirements for the 
Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia; and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA)  standard 29CRF 1910.111 "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous 
Ammonia".  We conduct annual employee training on the safe handling, transportation and 
distribution of Anhydrus Ammonia, and have installed safety equipment including, but not limited 
to : Excess flow valves, at risers, Barriers to avoid damage by trucks or othe vehicles, and lock 
outs to prevent tampering when the site is unattended.  We also maintain routine contact with our 
local fire department and emergency response personnel; and have provided and 
/or participated 
in safety training exercises on Anhydrous Ammonia.  We have developed and Emergency Action 
Plan for employees, customers, and visitor protection in event of fire, explosion, tornado, and 
other acts of God that initiates evacuation, emergency medical care, contacts for assistance, etc, 
for all areas of our company including the Anhydrous Ammonia facility included in this plan.  The 
primary emergency coordinator is listed in the registration Section of this document.  Any of the 
following additional individuals may be contacted in the event the primary emergence coordinator 
cannot be reached: 
                                            Work Phone                 Home Phone 
              Tom Connelly           308-497-2266                308-497-2632 
              John Bernt               308-497-2266                308-497-2278 
              Tom  Asche             308-497-2266                308-497-2776 
Five - Year accident History: 
There has not been a release  
of Anhydrous Ammonia within the past five years that has caused 
and death, injuries, of significant property damage at the facility; nor to our knowledge has 
resulted in offsite death, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or 
environmental damage. 
Emergency response program: 
This facility is included in the written Community Emergency Response Plan as prepared by the 
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and the Nebraska Emergency Management 
Agency (NEMA) (former Nebraska State Civil Defense Agency).  We also include these materials 
in our own Emergency Action Plan in accordance with OSHA Standard 29cfr 1910.38  We have 
provided State and Local authorities all Community Right-to- Know information requested as well 
as that required under SARA Title III (EPCRA).  Our written employee safety programs include 
pre-emergency planning and employee training in accordance with OSHA standards, and are 
offered for review at any time by our Local Emergency Planning C 
ommittee (LEPC) to insure 
they conform to the community plan(s).  We actively encourage participation in our Anhydrous 
Ammonia training programs by the local fire department, local emergency response team, 
community planners, etc. that may be expected to respond to an incident at our site. 
Planned changes to improve safety: 
Safety improvement is an on-going process at all of our facilities.  Periodic evaluations are 
performed to assess the maintenance of safe condition.  There are no additional specific 
recommendations for implementation at this time. 
Additional Information: 
For additional information, response to question, or comment, please contact: 
Boots Seamann at 308-497-2266 during regular business hours.
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