Wellman Farm Center, Inc. - Executive Summary

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 Risk Management Plan - Executive Summary 
 Facility:      Wellman Farm Center, Inc. - Wellman Iowa 
 Contact:  David Ockenfels, President 
 Phone:         319-646-6780 
      1.   Facility Policy 
      The owners, management and employees of Wellman Farm Center, Inc. (the 
      facility) are committed to the 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 authorities, to mitigate and minimize the 
      impacts of the release to the people and the environment.   
      2.   Facility Information 
      The primary activity at the facility is the storage and blending of fertilizers for 
      sale to farmers.  Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored and distributed for both 
      direct application and for blending into mixed-grade fertilizers for crop production 
      The facility stores anhydrous am 
monia in two 12,000-gallon above-ground 
      storage tanks.  The maximum quantity stored would be 20,400 pounds in the two 
      storage tanks (at 85% design capacity).  
 3.   Worst-Case Scenario and Alternate Release Scenario 
           a.   The worst-case scenario would be the release of the total contents of a 
           storage tank released as gas over a period of 10 minutes.  The maximum 
           quantity released would be 51,400 pounds, which represents the volume of 
           the largest storage tank (12,000-gallons) at 85 percent capacity as limited 
           by design standards.  The distance to the end point (point of dispersion to 
           200 ppm) is 1.5 miles.   
           b.   The alternate release scenario, based on the five-year accident history (or 
           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 1.2 
 4.   Accidental Release Prevention Program 
      The facility has been reviewed for general compliance with the provisions of 
      "Safety Requirements for the Storage and handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K- 
      61.1", published by The American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI), and 
      the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 
      29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia".  The ANSI 
      Standard has been adopted by reference by Iowa Administrative Code Part 
      21 Chapter 43 Rule 43.6(200)-Standard For The Storage And Handling Of 
      Anhydrous Ammonia.  The OSHA standard is referenced in the Registration 
      Form Section 8.3.b.    
 5.   Five-Year Accident History 
      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 off-site deaths, injuries, 
      evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage.   
 6.   Emergency Response Program 
      The facility has: 
      a.   a written action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.38; 
           b.   provided state and local authorities with the emergency planning and 
           community right-to-know information as required under SARA Title III 
      c.   a written emergency response program, in accordance with OSHA 
           29 CFR 1910.120, including pre-emergency planning and employee 
 7.   Planned Changes to Improve Safety 
      Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility.  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.
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