ADM Milling Company - Executive Summary
a. Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies |
This facility is a flour mill which uses chlorine to bleach flour. This facility observes safety precautions in handling chlorine to reduce the threat to workers, members of the community, and the environment, and adheres to applicable Federal and state rules and regulations. Safety depends upon the manner in which the facility handles chlorine, the safety devices inherent in the design of the facility, the safe handling procedures that are used, and the training of personnel.
Emergency response for this facility is coordinated with the Bradley County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). This includes procedures for notifying the LEPC in the event of an accident involving chlorine.
b. The Stationary Source and the Regulated Substances Handled
This facility is a flour mill. The regulated substance at this facility is chlorine. Chlorine is stored in cylinders and is used for bleaching flour.
c. Off-Site Conse
Worst-Case Scenario: As a worst-case scenario, it is assumed that the entire contents of a single chlorine cylinder is released as vapor over a ten minute period.
Alternative Scenario: A more realistic release scenario involving chlorine would be a slow vapor release from a 1/4 inch hole resulting from a piping failure at a flange, joint, weld or seal.
d. Accidental Release Prevention
The key concepts in this facility's prevention program are employee participation, appropriate design and maintenance of equipment, and appropriate training for employees.
e. Five-Year Accident History
This facility has not had any accidents involving chlorine that require reporting under EPA's Risk Management Rule.
f. Emergency Response Program
Emergency response at this facility is coordinated with the Bradley County LEPC, such that in the event of an accident, immediate emergency response measures can be implemented.
g. Planned Changes to Improve Safety
As a result of a safety
review of this facility's chlorine system, it has been determined that no changes need to be made to the system.