TRENTON COOPERATIVE EQUITY EXCHANGE - Executive Summary
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN |
1. THE FACILITY POLICY: The owners, managers, and employees of Trenton Cooperative Equity Exchange
are committed to the preventoin of any accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia by utilization of proper equipment, regular inspections, and maintenance and training of all persons that work with the materials.
Should an accidental release occur, the facility has orientated the local fire department and the local emergency planning committee so they can plan for response to any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment.
2. FACILITY INFORMATION: The primary activity at the facility is the storage for sale to farmers. Anhydrous
ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for direct application as a crop production nutrient. The maximum quantity stored would be 135000 pounds in the facility's storage tank.
3. The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total co
ntents of the storage tank release as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 135000 pounds, which represents the volume of the storage tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards and company procedures. The distance to the endpoint of dispersion based on the model used is 1.16 miles
The Alternative-case release scenario is assumed to be a release from the rupture of a 2 inch line, with 12000 pounds released over 2 minutes. The distance to the endpoint of dispersion is .56 miles.
4. The accidental release program: The facility complies with the Rules and Regulations relating to the Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia and Low Pressure Nitrogen Solution, Equipment, Containers and Storage Facilities. These regulations administered by the Illinois Department of Agriculture are consistant with ANSI K61.1 and OSHA 29CFR 1910.111 regarding storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia.
5. THE FIVE YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY: There have been no accidental rel
eases of anhydrous ammonia for the covered process in the past five years that have caused any deaths, injuries, or significant property damage on site nor to our knowledge, have any accidental releases resulted in offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage or enviromental damage.
6. THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM: The facility has a written emergency action plan in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.38 and provide state and local authorities the emergency planning and community right-to-know information as required under SARA Title III of EPCRA. Our emergency response action plan has been reviewed with the local fire department and provide to the local emergency planning committee for coordination in the community response planning.
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 practices and operations. There are no addit
ional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.