W R Yakey Grain Co - Executive Summary
Executive Summary of Risk Management Plan |
1. The Facility Policy. The owners, management, and employees of W R Yakey
Grain Co 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 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 48000 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 10 minutes.
The maximum quantity released would be 56000 pounds, which represents the total volume of the tank, however company policies only permit the tank to be filled to 85 percent capacity which represents 48000 pounds of material. The distance to the endpoint of dispersion at full capacity based on the model used is .79 miles.
The alternative-case scenario is assumed to be a release from the rupture of a 2 inch transfer hose with 12000 pounds released over 2 minutes. The distance to the endpoint of dispersion is .56 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 rele
ases of anhydrous ammonia for the covered processes in the past five years that have caused any 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 are an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to assess the maintenance of safe practices and operations. There are no a
dditional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this tim