North Iowa Cooperative Elevator - Plymouth - Executive Summary
The accidental release prevention and emergency response policies at North Iowa Cooperative Elevator. |
This facility complies with the requirements for Anhydrous Ammonia stoage and it is our policy to adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. If an emergency were to occur, it is our policy to notify the Nora Springs Fire Department and request that they reqpond to the emergency.
A description of our facility and the regulated substance handled. This facility is a country grain elevator.
We supply fertilizer products for sale to the agriculture community. We use anhydrous ammonia as a nitrogen source in crop production management practices. Our company currently has two storage tanks that store 36,500 gallons
The worst-case release scenario. Our worst-case senario is failure of our 36,500 gallon storage tanks
when filled to the greatest amount allowed, resulting in a vapor cloud. According to EPA's look-up tables, the distance to the endpoint is 5.6 miles. There
are private homes, schools and offices within the distance to the endpoint, with a total population of 3,435 ppeople
The general accidental release prevention program and chemical-specific prevention steps. This facility complies with EPA's accident prevention rule and all applicable state and local codes and regulations. The anhydrous ammonia system is designed, installed and maintained in accordance with state laws.
Five-year accident history. We have never had an accident involving anhydrous ammonia that caused death, injuries, property or environmental damage, evacuations or shelterings in place.
The emergency reponse program. In the event of an emergency involving our anhydrous ammonia system, it is our policy to notify the Nora Springs Fire Department and request that they respond to the emergency. We have discussed this policy with the fire department.
Planned changes to improve safety. None