St.Martin Co-op Assn. - Executive Summary
St.Martin Co-op Assn |
111 Main St.
ST. Martin, MN 56376
For Further information contact Thomas Wendlandt, Plant Manager
Risk Management Plan- Executive Summary
1. The Facility Policy
The owners, management, and employees of St. Martin Co-op 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 company, or 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 storage of ferilizers for sale to farmers
- Anhydrous ammonia ie received, stored, and distributed for crop production.
- The maximum quantity stored would be 190,000 pounds in one 18,000 gallon
storage tank, and 25, 1,000 gallon nurse tanks
3. The worst-case release scenario and the alternative scenario.
a. The worst-case
release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a
storage tank released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would
be 80,000 pounds, which represents the volume of the storage tank at 85 percent capacity
as limited by design standards. The distance to the endpoint is .94 miles.
b. The alternative release scenario is based on a 2 minute release from the break of a
3 inch pipe. The distance to the endpoint is .78 miles.
4. The accidental release prevention program.
The facility has implemented the provisions of "Safety requirements for the storage
and handling of anhydrous, K-61.1", 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". In addition, MN Dept. of Ag. Ammonia rules.
5. The Five-year Accident History
a. There have been no accidental releases of a
nhydrous ammonia in the past five
- 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 the emergency planning and community right to know
information as required under SARA Title III (EPCRA).
c. coordinate with local emergency responders.
7. Planned Changes to improve safety.
a. 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 th