Harbach,Gillan & Nixon, Inc. - Executive Summary
1. The Facility Policy: The owners,management and employees of H.G. & N. Fertilizer Service are committed to the preventionof any accidental reeases of anhydrous ammonia by utilization ofproper equipment,regular inspections, maintainance and training of all persons that work with the material. Should and accidental release occur,the facility has orientated the local fire department and the local emergency planning committe so they can plan for response toany release and minimize the impaact of the release to the people and the environment. |
2.Facility Information: The primary activity at the facility is the storage of anhydrous ammonia for sale to the farming and agriculture community. Anhydrous ammonia is received,stored,and distributed for direct application as a croop nutrient. The maximum quantily stored would be 140,000 Pounds in the facility one tank.
3. The worst case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of the tank as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum
quantity release would be 140,000 pounds,which represents the volume of the storage tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards and commmpany procedured. The distance to the endpoint of dispersion based on the model used is 1.1 miles
4. The accidental release program: The facility complies with rules and regulations relating to the Handling of Anh;ydrous Ammonia and Low Pressure Nitrogen Solutions,Equipment, Containers and Storage Facilities. These regulations administered by the Illinois Department of Agriculture and consistant with ANSI K61.1and OSHA 29 CFR1910.111 regarding storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia
5. The Five Year Accident History: There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia for the covered process in the past five years that have caused any death,injuries,or significant property damage on site;nor our knowledge,have and accidental releases resulted in offsite deaths,injuries,evacuations,sheltering in place, property or environmenta
6. The Emergency Response Program: The facility has a written emergency action plan in aaccordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.38 and provided state and jlocal authorities the emergency lpanning and community right ot know information as required under SARA Tiltle 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 and on going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to assess the maintainance of safe practices and operations. There are no additional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations ofr implementation at the time.