Kimberly-Clark Tissue Company - Executive Summary

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The Kimberly-Clark, Mobile Pulping Facility will be permanently shut down on September 1, 1999 and will no longer fall under the RMP Rule.  
1.  Accidental release prevention and emergency response policies: 
In this facility, we handle chlorine, chlorine dioxide, and sulfur dioxide which are considered hazardous by EPA.  It is necessary to observe certain safety precautions in handling these chemicals to prevent unnecessary human exposure, to reduce the threat to our own personal health as well as our co-workers, and to reduce the threat to nearby members of the community.  It is our policy to adhere to all applicable Federal and state rules and regulations.  Safety depends upon the manner in which we handle these hazardous chemicals combined with the safety devices inherent in the design of this facility combined with the safe handling procedures that we use in the training of our personnel. 
Our emergency response plan includes procedures for notification of the l 
ocal fire authority and notification of any potentially affected neighbors. 
2.  The stationary source and regulated substances handled: 
The primary purpose of this facility is to produce and bleach pulp. 
7 Chlorine is received in liquid form by underground pipeline from a large off-site storage facility, owned and operated by Occidental Chemical                                                                                                                  
7 Sulfur Dioxide is received and stored in liquid form.  It is received by rail car.  
7 Chlorine Dioxide is stored in a solution of water.  The large dilution factor of the chemical reduces its potential to harm personnel in relation to the other chemicals which are in gaseous forms.  The system is in a localized area which minimizes the potential to effect as large a number of people in relations to the two preceding chemicals. 
3.  The worst-case release scenario(s) and the alternative release scenario(s), including administrat 
ive controls and mitigation measures to limit the distances for each reported scenario:   
Only one Worst Case Scenario (WCS) is necessary to report.  However, LEPC has requested that we run a WCS on all RMP Chemicals.  
CHEMICAL                               CHLORINE              CHLORINE DIOXIDE           SULFUR DIOXIDE 
MAXIMUM AMOUNT                 32,000 lbs                    4000 lbs                         89,000 lbs 
RATE OF RELEASE              32,000lb/10 min =        4000lbs/10min =            89,000lbs/10min =  
                                               3200lb/min                      400lbs/min                     8900lb/min  
TOXIC ENDPOINT                          .0087                          .0028                               .0078 
URBAN TABLE                           5.4 miles                      11 miles                          10 miles 
RURAL TABLE                            11 miles                      14 miles                          25 mil 
Therefore, Sulfur Dioxide is the Worst Case Scenario.  
An Alternative Case Scenario (ACS) must be reported for each covered chemical.  RMP*Comp was used to calculate and show release areas for all  three of our covered chemicals. 
CHEMICAL                                CHLORINE               CHLORINE DIOXIDE            SULFUR DIOXIDE 
MAXIMUM AMOUNT                   32,000 lbs                    4000 lbs                          89,000 lbs   
RATE OF RELEASE                 32,000lb/10 min =         4000lbs/10min =         89,000lbs/10 min = 
                                                  3200lb/min                   400lb/min                          8900lb/min 
TOXIC ENDPOINT                           .0087                         .0028                                  .0078 
URBAN TABLE                            .8 miles                      4.3 miles                             1.4 miles 
RURAL TABLE                           2.2 miles                     5.3 m 
iles                             4.6 miles 
4.  The general accidental release prevention program and the specific prevention steps: 
This facility complies with EPAs Accidental Release Prevention Rule and with all applicable state codes and regulations.   
5.  Five-year accident history: 
In the past five years, there have been no exposures due to reportable releases of chemicals listed under RMP. 
6.  The emergency response program: 
The facilitys Environmental Emergency Response Plan is to provide guidance for response to discharge of hazardous material in circumstances other than normal process usage (e.g. spills, container rupture, leakage, etc.).  It is supplementary to other Mill contingency plans for:   
               "Fire Protection" 
               "Emergency Evacuation Plan" 
               "Hurricane Preparedness"  
7.  Planned changes to improve safety: 
This pulping facility will be permanently shut down on September 1, 1999 and will no longer fall under the RMP Rule.
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