Pawnee County Coop Garfield Branch - Executive Summary

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      Pawnee County Coop 
      For further information contact: Mike Graham 
Pawnee County Coop 
P O Box 50 
Larned,Kansas 67550-0050 
For further information contact : Kurt Anderson, Plant Manager 
                                                   316-569-2266    Garfield Branch 
Risk Management Plan - EXECUTIVE  SUMMARY 
1.  The Facility Policy 
   The owners, management, and employees of Pawnee County (Garfield Branch) 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 and blending of fertilizers for sale to farmers. 
   -Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored and distributed for direct application. 
   -The maximum quantity stored would be 140,200  poun 
ds in 1-30,000 gallon storage tank.  The 
maximum quantity handled would be the unloading of a transport truck holding 44,000 pounds. 
3.The worst-case release scenario and the alternative release scenario. 
   a. The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a storage tank (or 
tank car) released as a gas over 10 minutes.  The maximum quantity released would be 140,200 pounds, 
which represents the volume of the largest storage tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design 
standards.  The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 2.5 miles. 
   b. The alternative release scenario based on the five-year accident history (or the most likely 
potential incident) is a release from a pop off valve.  The distance to the endpoint ( point of dispersion to 
200 ppm) is .01 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-61.1 
, published by the American National Standards Institute, Inc., 
and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111. 
Storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia. 
5. The Five-year Accident History  
   a. There have been no accidental release 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 offsite 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 accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR          
   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 1910.120 
including pre-emergency planning and empl 
oyee training. 
   d. annually walk through with local emergency response team. 5-18-1999 
7. Planned changes to improve safety. 
   Safety improvement 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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