OMC Andrews - Executive Summary
Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Procedures at the Facility: OMC Andrews complies with NFPA-58 requirements for LP-gas storage, and it is their policy to adhere to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. If an emergency were to occur, it is their policy to notify the Valleytown Volunteer Fire Department and request that they respond to the emergency. |
A Description of your Facility and the Regulated Substances Handled: OMC Andrews is a manufacturing and assembly plant for recreational marine engine components. The facility uses propane in its steel parts heat treating process, and also uses it for space and process heating and forklift fuel. The propane is stored in one 30,000-gallon storage tank.
Worst-Case Release Scenario and Alternative Release Scenario: In accordance with EPA requirements, the worst case release scenario at OMC Andrews assumes that the entire contents of the 30,000-gallon propane tank is released, a vapor cloud for
ms, and detonation occurs. According to the EPA's look-up tables, the distance to the endpoint is 0.4 miles, which would impact approximately 24 people living in residences near the facility. The alternative release scenario at OMC Andrews assumes that the propane tank is overfilled, resulting in a release of approximately 4847 pounds of propane. In this scenario, according to the EPA's look-up tables, the distance to the endpoint is 0.1 miles, which would impact approximately 2 people living in residences near the facility. No other public or environmental receptors are impacted by the worst-case or alternative release scenarios.
General Accident Release Prevention Program and Chemical-Specific Steps: OMC Andrews complies with EPA's accident prevention rule and all applicable state and local codes and standards. The propane system is designed, installed and maintained in accordance with NFPA-58 and state requirements.
Five-Year Accident History: OMC Andrews has never had an a
ccident involving propane that caused deaths, injuries, property or environmental damage, evacuations or sheltering in place.
Emergency Response Program: In the event of an emergency involving the OMC Andrews propane system, the Valleytown Volunteer Fire Department will be notifed and they will be requested to respond to the emergency. The Emergency Response Plan maintained by the facility references this arrangement. OMC Andrews has discussed propane emergency response procedures with the fire department, and the fire department has inspected the propane system.
Planned Changes to Improve Safety: None at this time.