Sun Ag Inc. - Executive Summary

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1. The Facility Policy: The owners, management, and employees of Sun Ag Inc. are 
committed to the prevention of any accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia by 
utilization of proper equipment, regular inspections, and maintenance and training of all 
persons that work with the material.  Should an accidental release occur, the facility has 
orientated the local fire department and the local emergency planning committee so they 
can plan for response to any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and 
the environment. 
2.  Facility Information: The primary activity at the facility is the storage for sale to 
farmers.  Anhydrous Ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for direct application as 
a crop production nutrient.  The maximum quantity stored would be 138,000 pounds in 
the facility's one tank.   
3.  The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of the 
storage tank released as a gas over ten minutes.  The maximum quantity released woul 
d be 
2000 pounds, which represents the volume of the storage tank at 85 percent capacity as 
limited by design standards and company procedures.  The distance to the endpoint of 
dispersion based on the model used is 2 miles. 
The alternative-case release scenario is assumed to be a release from the rupture of a 180 
inch transfer hose, with 40 pounds released over 2 minutes.  The distance to the endpoint 
of dispersion is .32 miles.  
4.  The accidental release program: The facility complies with the Rules and Regulations 
relating to The Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia and Low Pressure Nitrogen Solutions, 
Equipment, Containers and Storage Facilities.  These regulations administered by the 
Illinois Department of Agriculture are consistent with ANSI K61.1 AND OSHA 29 CFR 
1910.111 regarding storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia. 
5.  The five-year accident history: There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous 
ammonia for the covered process in the past five years that have caused an 
y deaths, 
injuries, or significant property damage on site; nor to our knowledge, have any accidental 
releases resulted in offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering 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 and provide state and local authorities 
the emergency planning and community right-to-know information as required under 
SARA Title III of EPCRA.  Our emergency response action plan has been reviewed with 
the local fire department and provided to the local emergency planning committee for 
coordination in the community response planning. 
7.  Planned changes to improve safety: Safety improvements is an on-going process at the 
facility.  Periodic evaluations are performed to assess the maintenance of safe practices 
and operations.  There are no additional specific anhydrous ammonia safety 
recommendations for implementation at this time 
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