Golden Furrow Fertilizer Inc. Yarmoth - Executive Summary
Golden Furrow Fertilizer, Inc- Yarmouth, Ia Thomas Fullenkamp; 641-652-3535 |
1. Facility Policy.
The owner, management and employees of Golden Furrow Fertilizer 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 local fire department to mitigate and minimize the impacts of the release.
2. Facility Information.
The primary activity at the facility is the storage of fertilizers for salae to farmers. Anhydrous ammonia is
received, stored, and distributed for direct application as a nutrient for crop production. The maximum
quantity stored would be 225,000 lbs. in a storage tanks and nurse tanks.
3. Worse-Case Scenario and Alternate Release Scenario.
The worst-case scenario would be the release of totla contents of a storage tank released as gas over
a period of 10 min. The maximum quantity released would be130,000 lbs. The distance to the en
is 4.4 miles.
The alternate release scenario a 1-in hose is used as an alternate release followed by release of
ammonia for 2 min. The maximum quantity released would be 2,900 lbs. The distance to the
endpoint is .30 miles.
4. Accidental Release Prevention Program
The facility is in compliance with the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and handling
of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1", published by the The American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI)
and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111
"Storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia".
5. 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, has there been
any accidental releases resulted in off-site deaths, injuries, evacuations, property damage
6. Emergency Action Plan.
The facility has a written plan in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.38. They have provided
state and local authorities with the emergency planning and community right-to-know information as
required under SARA Title III (EPCRA).
7. Planned Changes to Improve Safety.
Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to assess
the conditions at Golden Furrow Fertilizer, Yarmouth. There are no additional specific safety
recommendations regarding storage or use of anhydro;us ammonia for implementation at this time.