Tallahatchie Farmers Supply, Inc. - Executive Summary
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY |
1. The Facility Policy
The owners, management and employees of Tallahatchie Farmers Supply, Inc. are committed to prevention of any accidental release of anhydrous ammonia and propane. If an accidental release should occur, the facility is prepared to work with the local fire department, or other authorities, to mitigate any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment.
2. Facility Information:
7 The primary activity at the facility is the storage of fertilizers and propane for sale to farmers.
7 Anhydrous ammonia and propane is received, stored, and distributed for direct use by farmers.
7 The maximum quantity of anhydrous ammonia stored on site would be 288,915 pounds; 131,325 pounds in 1 - 30,000 gallon storage tank and 157,590 pounds in 6 - 6,000 gallon tanks. The maximum quantity of propane stored on site would be 85,680 pounds in 4 - 6,000 gallon tanks.
3. The worst-case release scenario and the alternative release sc
7 The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a anhydrous ammonia storage tank released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 131,325 pounds, which represents the volume of the largest tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards. The worst case release would result in material leaving facilitys property.
7 The alternative release scenario based on the most likely potential incident is a release from a break in a transfer hose which might result in a release of 11,908 pounds. The alternative case release would result in material leaving facilitys property.
4. The accidental release prevention program.
The facility has implemented the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1", published by the American National Standards Institute, Inc., the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage an
d Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia" and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.110, "Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases".
5. The Five-Year Accident History:
There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia or propane 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 offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage.
6. The Emergency Response Program.
The Facility has:
a. A written Emergency Action Plan, in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.38;
b. Provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community right-to-know information as required under SARA Title III (EPCRA).
c. A written emergency response program, in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120, including pre-emergency training and employee training.
nned 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.