Farmers Cooperative - Pilger - Executive Summary
The Farmers Cooperative complies with ANSI K-61-1 requirements for anhydrous ammonia storage and it is our policy to adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are committed to the prevention of any accidental release of NH3. If an emergency were to occur, it is our policy to notify the Pilger Fire Department and request that they respond to the emergency. |
The primary purpose of this facility is storage of fertilizers for sale to the agricultural sector. Anhydrous Ammonia is received, stored and distributed for direct application through sales to farmers. Access to the site is restricted to authorized facility emplyees, authorized management personnel and authorized contractors. The maximum intended inventory of our anhydrous ammonia storage tank is 113, 815 pounds.
We used RMP Comp to determine the worst case scenario release at our facility. Failure of our storage tank when filled to the greatest amount would have off site consequences. We have check valves
and relief valves , along with manual shutoffs to help reduce failure.
This facility complies with EPA's Accidental Release Prevention Rule and with all applicable state codes and regulations. The facility has implemented the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1" and the standards of OSHA , 29 CFR 1901.111, "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia.
We have never had an accident involving anhydrous ammonia that caused death, injury, property or environmental damage, evacuations or sheltering in place.
In the event of an emergency involving our anhydrous ammonia system, it is our policy to notify the Pilger Fire Department and request that they respond to the emergency. We have discussed this policy with the fire department and they have inspected our system. We also have a written emergency action plan from RCI.
Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to asses the ma
intenance of safe conditions. There are no additional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.
The Farmers Cooperative has developed a management system to oversee the implementation of the risk management program elements. We have assigned a qualified person that has the overall responsibility for the development, implementation, and integration of the risk management programs elements.
Jerry Wyatt is this qualified person and is responsible for the development, implementation, and integration of the risk management program elements.
Jerry Wyatt has the overall authority for the following elements: