MFA Agri Service - Sturgeon - Executive Summary
Risk Management Plan - Executive Summary |
Facility: MFA Agri Service - Sturgeon
Location: 5761 Hwy 151, Sturgeon, MO
Contact: Jim Gesling
1. The Facility Policy
MFA Incorporated, and the employees of the MFA Agri Service in Sturgeon are committed to the prevention of any accidental release of anhydrous ammonia. If an accidental release should occur, the facility is prepared to work with the Little Dixie Fire Department, Boone County Fire Protection District, and 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 receiving, storage and distribution of liquid fertilizer for direct application as crop nutrients. The facility also stores anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks on the lot for distribution to patrons during anhydrous ammonia application seasons.
The maximum quantity handled would be the storage of 1,000 gallon nurse tanks
holding approximately 4,500 pounds on the facility parking lot. The number of nurse tanks stored at the facility will vary, depending on product movement.
3. The worst-case and alternative release scenario.
a. The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of three nurse tanks, released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 13,500 pounds, which represents the volume of the three nurse tanks at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 0.82 miles.
b. The alternative release scenario based on the most likely potential incident is a release from a break in a 1 transfer hose during handling operations. This release is assumed to last approximately 2 minutes before automatic or manual shut-off stops the flow. The maximum quantity release would be 2,901 pounds. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 0.47 miles.
4. The Accidental Re
lease Prevention Program.
The facility has implemented the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1, 1989", 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 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, 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 with the emergency
planning and community right-to-know information as
er SARA Title III (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 assess the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no additional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.