Hayes County Non-Stock Coop Association - Executive Summary
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Risk Management Plan - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. The Facility Policy
The owners, management, and employees of Hayes County Non-Stock Coop Association 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 department, 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 storage of fertilizers for sale to farmers.
-Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for direct application for crop production
-The maximum quantity stored or handled would be 140,196 pounds in our 30,000 gallon tank.
3. The worst-case release scenario and the alternative release scenario.
a. The worst-case release scenario would b
e the release of the total contents of a storage tank
released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 140,196 pounds,
which represents the volume of the largest storage tank at 85% capacity as limited by design
standards. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 2.68 miles.
b. The alternative release scenario based on 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
4. The accidental release prevention program.
The faciity 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 handlin
g of anydrous ammonia".
5. The Five-Year Accident History
There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia in the past five years that:
- have caused any deaths, injuries, or significant property damage at the facility; nor
- to our knowledge, have resulted in offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place,
property damage, or environmental damage.
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 III (EPCRA).
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
fety recommendations for implementation at this time.