Beresford Simplot Soilbuilders - Executive Summary
Risk Management Program - Data Elements |
For further information concerning this executive summary or other elements of the Risk Management Program please contact Ben Kaltenbach, Unit Manager at:
111 East Street
Beresford, SD 57004
1. Policies and Guidelines
It is the policy of the J.R. Simplot Company (Policy Statement EN 01.1) to manufacture, handle, store and dispose of all substances safely and in compliance with the requirements of federal, state and local environmental laws while reducing the risks to human health, safety and the environment. Each manager is expected to responsibly implement this policy, and each employee is expected to comply fully with the spirit, as well as the letter of this policy. The Company will assure that the environmental, health and safety laws, regulations, and standards applicable to its products and operations are known and obeyed by employees.
It is the policy
of the Minerals and Chemicals Group of the J.R. Simplot Company (Policy Statement M & C #3) that the processing, manufacturing, storage, shipping, or disposal of products and materials shall be carried out in a manner consistent with the protection of public safety and the environment, and in full conformity with the requirements of the law.
The J.R. Simplot Company Guideline (Guideline Statement SA 01.2) states that the Company is committed to reducing incidents or occurrences in the workplace that result in human injury, illness, or death, and/or destruction or loss to the corporations assets and to be in compliance with all laws and regulations governing workplace safety. It is, therefore, our intent to provide a safe work environment and to protect the corporations assets. This guideline applies to all groups and separate operating entities of the J.R. Simplot Company. Emergency plans shall be developed for each operating unit outlining the practices and procedures for emergency
medical care, fire response, evacuation, or other emergencies. Each group shall develop and implement appropriate programs for initial and ongoing safety and loss prevention training of employees.
2. Regulated Substance(s)
The substance(s) that are routinely stored at this facility would be Anhydrous Ammonia at or above the threshold level for the RMP.
Anhydrous Ammonia is received, stored and distributed to area farms as a source of land applied Nitrogen fertilizer used in crop production.
Maximum Quantity Stored in the largest stationary source at this site is 130,000 pounds of Anhydrous Ammonia in a 30,000 gallon storage tank. The maximum quantity handled would be 130,000 pounds of Anhydrous Ammonia.
3. Worst-Case and Alternative Release Scenario
The worst-case release scenario for Anhydrous Ammonia would be the release of the total contents of the storage tank released as a gas over a 10 minute period. The maximum quantity released would be 130,000 pounds, which repre
sents the volume of the largest stationary storage tank at the facility at 85 percent capacity, as limited by design standards. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 4.40 miles.
The alternative release scenario based on the five year accident history (or the most likely potential incident) is a release from a break in a transfer hose, which is estimated to release 500 pounds. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 0.10 miles.
4. Accidental Release Program
This Anhydrous ammonia facility implemented the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia" as published by The American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI K61.1), and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia".
5. Five Year Accident History
In the past five years there have been no accidental releases at this site.
6. Emergency Response Program
This facility has developed a written emergency contingency plan (Integrated Contingency Plan). The plan addresses the regulations concerning emergency plans as mandated under: OSHA 29 CFR - 1910.38, 1910.119, and 1910.120, EPA 40 CFR - part 264 subpart D, part 265 subpart D, part 68 and 279.52, DOT/RSPA-FRP - 49 CFR part 194. Elements within this plan include employee training, SARA Title III reporting requirements and community right to know, pre-emergency planning, and emergency response planning.
7. Planned Changes to Improve Safety
Safety and Environmental programs are very dynamic, since this is an ongoing process, changes toward improvement are evaluated and implemented periodically. The need for improvement is identified by facility employee inputs, inspections and audits which are performed regularly at this facility.
Risk Management Plan - Executive Summary
Facility: Hardy Cooperative Elevator Co. Thor, Iowa
Contact: Dean Reichter
1. Facility Policy.
The owners, management and employees of Hardy Coop. of Thor, IA (the facility) 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 department, or other authorities, to mitigate and minimize the impacts of the release to the people and the environment.
2. Facility Information.
The primary activity at the facility is the storage and blending of fertilizers for sale to farmers. Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored and distributed for both direct application and for blending into mixed-grade fertilizers for crop production nutrients.
3. Worst-Case Scenario and Alternate Release Scenario
a. The worst-case scenario would be the release of the total contents of a storage tank released as gas over a period of 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 51,000 pounds, which represents the volume of the largest storage tan
k at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to the end point (point of dispersion to 200 parts per million, or ppm) is 1.5 miles.
b. The alternate release scenario, based on the five-year accident history (or the most likely potential incident), is a release from a break in a transfer hose. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 1.2 miles.
4. Accidental Release Prevention Program
The facility has been reviewed for general compliance with the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1", published by The American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI), and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia". The ANSI Standard has been adopted by reference by Iowa Administrative Code Part 21-Chapter 43-Rule 43.6(200)-Standard for the storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia. The OSHA s
tandard is referenced in the Registration Form Section 8.3.b.
5. 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 off-site deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage.
6. Emergency Response Program.
The facility has:
a. a written 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 accordance 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 maintena
nce of safe conditions. There are no additional specific safety recommendations regarding storage or use of anhydrous ammonia for implementation at this time.