Prillaman Chemical Corporation - Fayetteville, NC - Executive Summary

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Policy Statement: 
Prillaman Chemical Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ellis & Everard, was originally founded in 1939.  Prillaman Chemical is an industrial chemical distributor that provides products in support of industries ranging from food and water treatment to textiles and furniture.  Activities include warehousing, packaging, bulk transfer and formulation of many common industrial chemicals.  We serve Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. 
We are members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and as members we pledge to manage our business according to the principles of the NACD's Responsible Distribution Process.  This process provides a system that promotes continuous improvement in the health, safety and environmental performance of our company and is designed to be sensitive and responsive to community needs and public concerns.  In addition, Prillaman Chemical has a Quality Improvement process that makes safety and environmenta 
l concerns an on-going priority.   
As Team Members of Prillaman Chemical and as members of our communities we are committed to the safe handling of the products that we distribute as well as the safe operation of our facilities, but we also recognize that emergencies relating to those activities can occur.  It is our policy to ensure that emergency response units and the public will have adequate information to allow them to react properly to emergencies which could result from our activities.  Accordingly, we have written procedures, which we will utilize to minimize the effects of such events.   
Facility Information: 
The Prillaman Chemical Corporation, Fayetteville facility, is located at 334 Worth Street, City of Fayetteville, County of Cumberland, North Carolina.  The facility site is located approximately one half mile south of downtown Fayetteville, in an industrialized area.  The facility site occupies a total of 2.127 acres which consists of 3 warehouses with loading and unlo 
ading facilities, a contained concrete, diked tank farm area and drumming area.  This site is an in transit storage location for Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide 150 and 2000 pound cylinders which are regulated under the EPA's Risk Managment Program (RMP), 40 CFR Part 68 and OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM), 29 CFR 1910.119.  
This site has safely stored Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide cylinders for over 5 years without a single incident.   
Release Senarios: 
All release senarios were modeled using the EPA's RMP Guidance for Waste Water Treatment Plants 
Reference Tables or Equations.  The worst case scenario for a 2000 pound cylinder is a  release at a rate of 200 lbs/min. for 10 minutes.  This scenario assumed a wind speed of 1.5 meters/second with an "F" atmospheric stability class in an urban area which would effect an area of 1.3 miles for both Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide.  The receptors of this area would be residences, businesses, hospitals, recreational areas, schools, major commer 
cial and public offices and the county prison facility. 
The alternate release senarios would be a release of one pound per minute for 150 minutes from a 150 pound cylinder.  This senarioo assumed a wind speed of 1.5 metters per second with an "F" atmospheric stability class in an urban area.  This senario could affect a area up to one tenth of a mile (0.10).  Within that area the public receptor would be light industry.   No schools, residences, hospitals, recreational areas, correctional facilities, environmental receptors or commercial areas would be effected.   
Prevention Programs: 
The Prillaman Chemical, Fayetteville facility stores and distributes the RMP regulated materials Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide, these materials are not filled or consumed on site.  Each cylinder is of heavy guage steel construction and each valve is covered with a steel protective cap to prevent any damage to the valve.  All cylinders are inspected for any potential problems during the unloading, loading  
and storage processes by trained personnel.  All personnel handling the cylinders receive initial and annual training in the proper handling and storage of these cylinders.  This training includes the proper use and inspection of material handling equipment such as cylinder carts or forklifts, proper storage procedures and the proper securing of cylinders for transportation.  All cylinders are visually inspected and are checked for potential problems on a daily basis.  If a potential problem is detected it is immedaitely reported and corrective action is immediately taken by trained on-site emergency hazardous materials response personnel.  All of our personnel are throughly trained, tested and observed to ensure compliance to all procedures, safety programs and requirements. 
Five-year Accident History:  
There have been no releases of Chlorine or Sulfur Dioxide that have resulted in on-site deaths, injuries, or significant property damage or off-site deaths, injuries, property damage, 
environmental damage, evacuations or sheltering in place.   
Emergency Response Program: 
Prillaman Chemical, Fayetteville facility, has a very comprehensive emergency response contingency plan for on-site as well as off-site technical assistance and hazardous material response.  All on-site personnel receive training in the handling, storage and emergency procedures for both Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide on an annual basis.  We also have employee's that receive specialized training and are equipped under OSHA's CFR 1910.120 as emergency hazardous materials responders.  The facilities emergency response plan is annually reviewed, tested and updated.  Drills and further training is conducted in conjunction with the Fayetteville Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Response Team.  Assessment reports, if any, are issued and deficiencies are documented and corrected.  All employee's are trained on any resulting changes.  Copies of our Emergency Response Contingency Plan are maintained on ou 
r plant site, at the City of Fayetteville Fire Department Hazmat Headquarters and at the Cumberland County Emergency Manager's office.    
Safety Improvements: 
We continually test and assess the operability of our plans and procedures by conducting evacuation and response drills based upon realistic emergency scenarios.   As a result of conducting scheduled tabletop exercises with the Fayetteville Fire Department Hazmat Team and unscheduled actual exercises, we are continually improving our safety programs and procedures.  We are dedicated in our resolve to protect our employee's and our community
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