LISBON PLANT - Executive Summary

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The management and employees of GRAINCO FS, INC are committed to the prevention of any accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia.  If an accidental relase 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.  The primary acitivity at the facility is the storage and blending of fertilizers for sale to farmers.  Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored, and distgributed for direct application as a crop production nutrient.  Access to the site is restricted to authorized facility employees, authorized management personnel and authorized contractors.  The maximum quantity of anhydrous ammonia that can be stored would be 140,000 pounds.  The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a(storage tank released as a gas over 10 minutes.  The maxiumu quantity released sould be 14,000 pounds, which represents the volume of the lar 
gest storage tank as limited by design standards.  The distance to the endpoint of .14 mg/l for the worst-case scenario is 2.5 miles.  The alternative release scenario based on the most likely potential incident is a release from a break in the transfer hose.  The distance to the endpoint of .14 mg/l for the alternative scenario is .19 miles.  This release has the possibility of extending beyond the facility boundary.  This facility complies with EPA's Accidental Release Prevention Rule and with all applicable state codes and regulations.  This 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. as adopted by state regulation and the standards of the U.S. Occupantional Safety and Health Administratiion (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia".There has 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 offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, shelter in place, property damage, or environmental damage.  The facility has:  a written emergency action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.38; provided state and local authorities the meergency planning and community right-to-know information as required under SARA Title III (EPCRA); a writted emergency response plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFGR 1910.120, including pre-emergency planning and employee training.  Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility.  Periodic evaluations are performed to asses the maintenance of sale conditions.  There are no specific safety recommendations for implementation at this time.
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