LeMoyne Site - Executive Summary

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  At Akzo Nobel the concern for health, safety and the environment forms an integral part of our 
business policy.  Our goal is to conduct  our activities in a manner that protects the health of our   
employees, the community and our customers.  
   We work diligently to prevent injuries associated with our  operations and those of our  
contractors.  Whenever possible we try to prevent or reduce the environmental impact of our  
activities by appropriate design, manufacturing, distribution, use and disposal practices.  
Selecting a Single  
Worst Case Accident Scenario  
The  hazard assessment element of the Risk Management Program (RMP) rule requires the review of  
the offsite effects from one worst case release scenario for all toxic  and flammable chemicals listed in  
the RMP rule.   
First, the list of regulated chemicals at the site is determined.  The LeMoyne Plant has two toxic    
chemicals regulated by RMP, Chlorine and Carbon Disulfide.  
Next,  the EPA Look-Up Tables ar 
e used to estimate how large an area could be impacted by the worse case accidental release for the site. EPA has defined a worst case scenario as the  release of the largest quantity of a listed  chemical from a vessel or process line failure that results in the greatest distance to the listed chemicals endpoint concentration in a ten minute period.   
Worse Case Scenario Distances  
Chlorine greater than 25 miles  
Selecting an  
Alternative Release Scenario  
EPA recognizes that  total failure of a tank or pipeline is rare; but accidents have and do  happen.   
To address this concern they require each site to look at its safety record of  handling and storage of  
the RMP regulated material  and to analyze  more realistic scenarios. These two pieces of data are  
called the Alternative Release Scenarios and   the 5-Year Accident History.  
Alternative Release Scenarios Distances  
Chlorine                                        0.81 miles  
Carbon Disulfide                       
  0.47 miles  
Five Year Accident History 
There have been no incidents with offsite consequences in the last five years. There have been no  agency or RMP reportable releases of chlorine in the last five years. There have been two RMP reportable releases of Carbon  Disulfide in the last five years.  Neither of these incidents had off site consequences.  
The first objective is always to operate safely.  We achieve this goal by.... 
Designing for Safety...  
7 Chlorine handling system and equipment designed per Chlorine Institute Standards  
7 Manual and automatic alarm system  
7 Zero Discharge technologies for handling, storage and transportation of Carbon     Disulfide  
7 Scrubber systems in place to minimize air emissions  
7 Hazard and Operability studies on designs  
Maintaining our Plant... 
7 Critical equipment including tanks , relief devices, hoses, piping, instruments and shut down  
systems are tested and inspected to assure proper operation  
7 Preventative Maintenance (PM) 
program conducted by qualified and experienced      
instrumentation, electrical and mechanical technicians  
7 Follow-up testing is conducted by operations personnel after maintenance repairs are completed  
Operating Safely...  
7 Operators are trained and certified to operate the plant safely  
7 Continuous operator monitoring and video surveillance during chlorine unloading  
7 Written operating procedures and  operational standards based on 25 years of experience  
Auditing our Operations....  
7 Third party audit and reviews conducted  
7 Internal audits and reviews by Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc  
7 Investigation of all accidents and incidents to determine root cause 
We Minimize the Impact of Accidents by..  
Training and Preparation...  
7 Plant Emergency Response Plan  
7 Annual drills   
7 Critiques of drills and response to actual events  
7 Emergency Response Team available 24 hours per day  
7 Emergency Response Team trained in  hazardous materials, fire fighting, and  rescue operat 
7 Certified emergency medical personnel    
7 Emergency Response Team is  activated  
If a Release Occurs... 
7 Emergency Response Team is activated  
7Community Alarm System can be activated  
7 Outside emergency mutual aid and assistance can be immediately requested  
7 Community members should shelter-in-place and listen to your  local radio or TV for further instructions
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