Bison Cooperative Association - Executive Summary

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Executive Summary 
Bison Cooperative Association 
Bison, Oklahoma 
For further information contact:  Bison Cooperative Association, General Manager 
1.  The Facility Policy 
    The owners, management and employees of Bison Cooperative Association, Bison, Oklahoma, 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 company, or other authorities, to mitigate any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment. 
2.  Facility Information 
    *  The primary activity at the facility is the storage of fertilizers for sale to farmers. 
    *  Anhydrous ammonis is received, stored and distributed for direct application for crop production 
    *  The maximum quantity stored would be 226,600 pounfd in the 26,000 gallon storage tank and the 
       18,000 gallon storage tank.  
3.     The Worst-case Release Scenario and the A 
lternative Release Scenario 
    a.  The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a storage tank 
         released as a gas over 10 minutes.  The maximum quantity released would be 113,815 pounds, 
         which represents the volume ofthe largest storage tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design 
         standards.  The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 2.2 miles. 
    b.  The alternative release scenario based on 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 .83 miles. 
4.  The Accidental Release Prevention Program 
    The facility has implemented the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-611.1", published by The American National Standards Institute, Inc., and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.1 
11, "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia". 
5.  The Five-Year Accident History 
    a.  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 offiste deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, 
             property damage, or environmental damage. 
6.  The Emergency Response Program 
    *  The facility has: 
       a.  a written emergency action plan, in accordance4 with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.38; 
       b.  provided state and local authorities 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 1910.210, 
            including pre-emergency planning and employee training. 
7.  Planned Changes to Improve Safety 
    Safety impr 
ovement is an on-going process at the facility.  Periodic evaluations are performed to assess the maintenance of safe conditions.  There are no additional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.
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