Brownlee Farm Center, Inc. - Executive Summary
Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies Review: |
Management is committed to the safe use of anhydrous ammonia. Safety programs include formal training and on-the-job training activities. Material Safety Data Sheets and other chemical related safety information is made available to employees.
Facility Description and Regulated Substances:
This facility receives, stores, and ships anhydrous ammonia for re-sale purposes only (retail to the end user - crop production). This is a minor portion of the facility's business. This facility is primarily a fertilizer and ag-chem retail facility. the facility has two 50-ton storage tanks. The facility receives inbound anhydrous ammonia via transport trucks and rail cars. The two-tank system is used for storage of the material until it is sold for use by the customer.
The Worst-case Scenario would be release of the entire volume of one of the two on-site storage tanks or the release of the entire vo
lume of a delivery rail car.
The Alternate-release Scenario assumed a rupture of a 2-inch pipe or hose with employee intervention by closing a valve two (2) minutes after the release began.
Accidental Release Prevention Program:
Release prevention activities involve daily inspections, routine equipment inspections, and an annual maintenance inspection/evaluation of all equipment. Operating and maintenance procedures have been developed. Employee training programs are continuously reviewed and updated.
Five-year Accident History:
There have been no accidental releases with the past five (5) years that resulted in off-site impacts.
Emergency Response Program:
Emergency response activities include coordination with the Tifton/Tift County Emergency Management Agency. Employees are aware of the facility Emergency Response Plan. A copy is available upon request.
Planned Changes to Improve Safety:
Equipment, procedures, and training activities are being re
viewed and will be updated to improve safety as determined by the ongoing review process.