F.J. Krob & Company/Ely - Executive Summary
Risk Management Plan - Executive Summary |
Facility: F.J. Krob & Company, Ely IA
Contact: Dave Krob
Phone: 319 848-4161
The owners, management and employees of F.J. Krob & Co. (the facility) are commited 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, or other authorities, to mitigate and minimize the impacts of the release to the people and the environment.
2. Facility Information.
The primary activity at the facility is the storage of fertilizers for sale to farmers. Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored and distributed as a nutrient for crop production. The maximum quantity stored would be 210,000 pounds.
3. Worst- Case Scenario and Alternate Release Scenario.
a. The worst-case scenario would be the release of the total contents of a storage tank as a gas over a period of ten minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 53,000 pou
nds, which represents the volume of the largest tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to the end point (point of dispersion to 200 parts per million, or ppm) is 0.7 miles.
b. The alternate release scenario is a release from a break in a 3-inch transfer hose followed by release of anhydrous ammonia for two minutes before an automatic or manual shut-off intervenes and stops the flow of ammonia. The maximum quantity released would be 27,000 pounds. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 0.6 miles.
4. Accidental Release Prevention Program
The facility has been reviewed for general compliance with the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1", published by 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". The ANSI standard
has been adopted by references by Iowa Administrative Code Part 21- Chapter 43- Rule43.6 (200)-Standard for the storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia. The OSHA standard is referenced in this RMP Registration
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, have resulted in off-site deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering if place, property damage, or environmental damage.
6. Emergency Response Program.
The facility has:
a. A written 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 required under SARA Tier III) EPCRS);
c. This facility is included in the County's Emergency Response Plan.
7. Planned Changes to Improve Safety.
Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facilit
y. Periodic evaluations are performed to assess the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no additional specific safety recommendations regarding storage or use of anhydrous ammonia for implementation at this time.