MFA Agri Service - Jefferson City - Executive Summary
Risk Management Plan - Executive Summary |
Facility: MFA Agri Services - Jefferson City
Location: 1009 4th Street, Jefferson City, Mo.
Contact: Robert Stuenkel
1. The Facility Policy
MFA Incorporated, and the employees of the MFA Agri Services in Jefferson
City are committed to the prevention of any accidental release of anhydrous ammonia. If
an accidental release should occur, the facility is prepared to work with the Jefferson City
Fire Department, and other authorities, to mitigate 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 receiving, storage and distribution of
bulk dry and liquid fertilizer and anhydrous ammonia for direct application as a crop
facility also handles pesticides, grain, feed and farm supply products.
The maximum quantity stored would be 76,500 pounds in our 18,000 gallon
storage tank. The maximum quantity handled wou
ld be the unloading of a transport
delivery truck holding approximately 50,000 pounds.
3. The worst-case and alternative release scenario.
a. The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of the
storage tank released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be
76,500 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 1.8 miles.
b. The alternative release scenario based on the most likely potential incident is a
release from a break in a 3 transfer hose during receiving operations. This release is
assumed to last approximately 2 minutes before automatic or manual shut-off stops the
flow. The maximum quantity release would be 26,638 pounds. The distance to the
endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 1.2 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, 1989", published by The
American National Standards Institute, Inc., and the standards of the U.S. Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and handling of
5. 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
place, property damage, or environmental damage.
6. 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 with the emergency
planning and community right-to-know information as
required under SARA Title III (EPCRA);
c. a written emergency response program, in ac
OSHA Standard, 29 CFR 1910.120, including pre-emergency
planning and employee training.
7. Planned changes to improve safety.
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.