Farmers Union Coop Silver Lake Branch (Seasonal ) - Executive Summary

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The owners, management, and employees of the Silver Lake Farmers Union Coop Branch are commited to the pervention of any accidental releases of Anhydrous Ammonia. If an accidental release should occur, the facility is prepared to work with the Silver Lake Fire Department and the Shawnee County LEPC or other authorities, to mitigate any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment. The primary activity of the Silver Lake Anhydrous Ammonia facility is the storage and distribution of Anhydrous Ammonia fertilizer to the agricultural customers we serve. Anhydrous Ammonia is received, stored and distributed for the direct application of the product as a plant nutrient. The maximum quantity stored would be 133,875 pounds in our 30,000-gallon storage tank. The maximum quantity handled would be the unloading of a tank truck unloading 40,000 pounds. the worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a storage tank released as a gas over  
10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 133,875 pounds which represents the volume of the storage tank at our facility at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to  the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 2.6 miles. The alternative release scenario is a release from a break in a transfer hose. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 2.6 miles. 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  (OPSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and handling of Anhydrous Ammonia. 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. The facility has a written emergency action plan, in accordance with OSHA Standard, 29 CFR 1910.38. We have provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community right-to-know infromation as required under SARA Title lll (EPCRA). A written emergency response program, in accordance with OSHA Standard, 29 CFR 1910.120, including pre-emergency planning and employee training. Safety improvements is an on-going process at the Silver Lake Farmers Union Co-op facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to assure the maintance of safe conditions. There are no additional specific Anhydrous Ammonia Safety recommendations for implementation at this time.
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