Lewistown Propane & Fertilizer Co-Judith Gap Plant - Executive Summary
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Risk Management Plan-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. The Facility Policy
The owners, management and employees of Lewistown Propane & Fertilizer Co. are committed to safety and prevention of any accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia. In the event of any accidental releases, we work with local DES as well as fire departments and law enforcement agencies. We fund local training exercises on a yearly basis.
2. Facility Information
The primary activity of the Judith Gap branch site is the receiving, storing and delivering of anhydrous ammonia.
In Judith Gap, anhydrous ammonia is received, stored and distributed for direct application for crop production.
The maximum quantity stored at Judith Gap would be 52,530 pounds in a 12,000 gallon tank.
3. The worst-case release scenario.
The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of the 12,000 gallon storage tank released ove
r a 10 minute period. The maximum quantity released would be 52,530 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 4.0 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".
5. The Five-year Accident History.
a. 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 place,
property damage, or environmental damage.
6. The emergency response program.
- The facility has:
a. provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and communtiy
information as required under SARA Title III (EPCRA).
7. Planned changes to improve safety.
Safety improvements 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 safety recommendations for implementation at this time.