Beachner Grain, Inc. - NV - Executive Summary

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Risk Management Plan - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 
For further information contact:  Gary Beachner, General Manager 
1.The Facility Policy 
The owners, management, and employees of Beachner Grain, Inc., Erie, KS (Neosho Valley) 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 department, or other  
authorities, to mitigate any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment. 
2.Facility Information 
This facility has been newly equipped and approved for the storage of anhydrous ammonia for sale to farmers.  Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for direct application for crop production nutrients.  The maximum quantity stored would be 52,000 pounds in one (1) 12,000-gallon storage tank. 
3 Accidental (Worse-Case) Release Scenario 
The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a storage tank release 
d as a gas over 10 minutes.  The maximum quantity released would be 52,000 pounds, which represents the volume of the largest storage tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards and administrative controls. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 1.0 miles. 
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 <.25 miles. 
4 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 property damage, or environmental damage. 
5 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 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. 
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.
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