MFA Agri Service - Jefferson City - Executive Summary

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Risk Management Plan - Executive Summary 
Facility:    MFA Agri Services - Jefferson City 
Location:    1009 4th Street, Jefferson City, Mo. 
Contact:     Robert Stuenkel 
Phone:     573-635-7183 
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 
nutrient. The 
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 
Anhydrous Ammonia". 
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 
cordance with 
      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.
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