Luray Elevator - Executive Summary
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For further information contact: Alvin Webber, Branch Manager or Aaron Hackerott, Safety
Risk Management Plan - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. The facility Policy
The owners, management, and employees of Luray Elevator 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
2. Facility Information
-The primary activity at the facility is the storage and blending of fertilizers for sale
-Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for both direct
application and for blending into mixed-grade fertilizers for crop production.
-The maximum quantity stored would be 43,380 pounds in 10 - 1,000 nurse tanks. The maximum quantity handled would 4,378 pounds the capacity of one 1,000 gallon nurse tank.
The worst - case release scenario and the alternative release scenario.
a. The worst - case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of
one nurse tank released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be
4,378 pounds, which represents the volume of the storage tank at 85 percent
capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion
to 200 ppm) is .36 miles.
b. The alternative release scenario based on the five-year accident history (or the
most likely potential incident) is a release from a break in a transfer hose. The distance to
the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 0.47 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
ation (OSHA), 29 CFR. 1910.111, ?Storage and handling of anhydrous
5. The Five - Year Accident History
-There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia in the past five
-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
6. The emergency response program
-The facility has:
a. a written emergency action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR
b. provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community
right-to-know information as required under 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
improvement is an on-going proce
ss 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.