Hoffman & Reed Inc. Gilman City - Executive Summary
Hoffman & Reed Inc. |
P.O. Box 165
Gilman City, MO 64642
For further information contact: Phillip C. Hoffman, General Manager
1. The Facility Policy
The owners, management, and employees of Hoffman & Reed 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 company, or other authorities, to mitigate 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 and blending of fertilizers for sale to farmers.
- Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for direct application.
- The maximum quantity stored would be 188,650 pounds stored in our bulk storage tank and nineteen nurse tanks. The maximum quantity handled would be the unloading of a tank truck holding 40,000 pounds.
3. The worst case release scenario and the al
ternative release scenario.
a. 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 maximum quantity released would be 84,150 pounds which represents the volume of the storage tank at 85% capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 4.1 miles.
b. The alternative release scenario based on the most likely potential incident is a release from a break in a transfer hose. The distance to the endpoiint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 2.2 miles.
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., and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia".
5. The Five-year acciden
a. 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 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 II (EPCRA)
c. A written emergency response program, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.120, including pre-emergency planning and employee training.
7. Planned changes to improve safety.
- Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to asses the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no additional specific anhydr
ous ammonia safety recomendations for implementation at this time.