Farmer's Coop Society Sioux Center - Executive Summary
Farmer's Coop Society |
Stan Feekes Asst. Manager 712-722-2671.
1. The owners, management, and employees of the Farmers Coop Society are committed to teh 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 authourities, to mitigate any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment.
2. The primary activity at the facility is the storage adn blending of fertilizers for sale to farmers.
3. The Worst-case and Alternate Case Scenarios
The worst case 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 130,000 pounds, which represents the volume of the storage tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards. the distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 1.12 miles.
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 .56 miles.
4. The accidental release prevention program
The Farmer's Coop Society has implemented the provisions of "Safety Requirements for teh Storage adn handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1", published by the American National Standards Institute, Inc., and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety adn Health Asministration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and Handling of anhydrous ammonia".
5. The Five-year Accident History
There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia in teh past five years that: have caused any deaths, injuries, or signigicant 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 Farmer's Coop Society has:
A written emergency action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR
provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community right-to-know information as required under SARA Title III (EPCRA).
A written emergency response program, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.120, including pre-emergency planning and employee training.
7. Planned changes to improve safety
Safety improvement is an on-going process at the Farmers Coop Society. Periodic evaluations are performed to assess the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no additional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.