Bureau Service Company - Cherry NH3 - Executive Summary
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FOR ANHYDROUS AMMONIA; |
1. Facility accidental release and emergency response policy.
The management and employees of Bureau Service Company are committed to the pervention
of any accidental releases of anhydrous ammoniia. If an accidential release should occur, the
facility is prepared to work with the local fire department, or other authorities, to mitigate any
release to people and the environment.
2. The stationary source and the regulated substances handled.
One of the primary activities at the facility is the storage and blending of fertilizers for sale to farmers. Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for direct application as a crop production nutrient. Acess to the site is restricted to authorized facility employees, authorized management personnel and authorized contractors.
The maximum quantity of anhydrous ammonia that can be stored would be 140,000 pounds, this would include a rail tank cr holding 160,000 pounds.
he worst-case release scenario and the alternative release scenario.
The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of the total contents of a
storage tank or tank car relesed as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantitiy released would be 140,000 pounds, which represents the volume of the largest storage tank or tank car as limited by design standards.
The distance to the endpoint of .14 mg/L for the worst-case scenario is 2.5 miles.
The alternative release scenario based on the the most likely potential incident is a release from a break in a transfer hose.
The distance to the endpoint of .14 mg/L for the alternative scenario is .19 miles. This release has the possibility of extending beyond the facility boundary.
4. The accidential release prevention program.
This facility complies with EPA's Accidentai Release Prevention Rule and all applicable state codes and regulations. This facility has implemented the provisions of "
Safey Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1", published by The American National Standards institute, inc. as adopted by state regulation and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Amonia."
5. Five year accident history.
a. There have been no accidental releses of anhydrous ammonia in the past five years that:
- have caused deaths, injuries, or significant property damage at the facility; nor
- to our knowledge, have resulted in offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, shelter in place, property
damage, or environmental damage.
6. The emergency response program.
The facility has:
- a written emergency action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.38;,
- provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community right-to-know information
as required under SARA Title III EPCRA;
- a w
ritten emergency response plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.120,
indluding pre-emergency planning and employee training.
7. Planned changes to improve safety.
a. Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed
to assess the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no specific safety recommendations for
for emplementation at this time.
b. Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed
to access the maintenance of safe conditions. in 2000 we plan to do extensive maintenance and
upgrade the facility to meet new state regulations for the handling and storage of anhydrous