Atkinson Farm Service - Executive Summary
1. The Facility Plan |
The owners and employees of Atkinson Farm Service 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 storage and sales to farmers. Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored and distributed. The maximum quantity stored would be 140,200 pounds in our 30,000 gallon storage tank.
3. The Worst case and Alternative Release scenario.
a. The worst case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a storage tank over a 10 minutes period. The maximum quantity release would be 140,2000 pounds which represents the volume of the storage tank at 87 percent capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 p
pm) is 4.4 miles.
b. The alternative release scenario based on the most likely potential accident is a release from a relief valve. The distance to endpoint (point of disperson to 200 ppm) is .1 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), 29CFR910.111, "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia."
5. The Five Year Accident history
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, nor to our knowledge have resulted in offsite deaths, injuries, evacuation, sheltering in place, property damage or environmental damage.
6. The emergency response program
Atkinson Farm Service has:
emergency action plan in accordance with OSHA standard 29CFR1910.38
b. provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community right-to-know information as required under SARA Title (EPCRA)
7. Planned changes to improve safety
Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility. We conduct yearly safety meetings, safety equipment checks, and check emergency spill equipment procedures. There are no adiditonal specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations at this time.