PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.- Circleville, Ohio Plant - Executive Summary
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY |
PPG Industries Ohio, Inc., Circleville, Ohio EPA DAPC ID #016500000
Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies
The PPG Circleville facility complies with applicable Ohio and US EPA regulations and applicable Department of Transportation requirements. PPG also follows the Responsible Care (registered service mark) Codes of Management Practices, including the Responsible Care (registered service mark) Community Awareness Code of Management Practices, and PPG's own Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) Policy to assure emergency preparedness and foster community right-to-know. PPG's CAER Policy requires each manufacturing plant to have a pro-active community awareness and emergency response program to handle emergencies that might happen in that facility. All of these activities form an integral part of PPG's overall Environment, Health and Safety Policy, whose goal is "to manufacture, sell and distribute products worldwide in a manner
that is safe and protective of our employees, neighbors, customers and other stakeholders and the environment."
Regulated Substance Handled
PPG Circleville is a part of the PPG Automotive Coatings Group of PPG Industries, Inc. PPG Circleville produces resins used in the manufacture of automotive coatings. The facility stores and uses Toluene 2, 4 Diisocyanate and Toluene 2, 6 Diisocyanate both of which are referred to in this document as TDI. The EPA-RMP list identifies TDI as a toxic material.
Worst-Case and Alternative Case Release Scenarios
An off-site consequence analysis was performed for the largest quantity of TDI (toxic material) stored in any given tank at the facility. EPA's "Risk Management Program Guidelines for Offsite Consequence Analysis" and its lookup tables were used to complete the analysis.
EPA rules require that a worst case scenario be analyzed which would involve the highly unlikely release of the entire contents of the largest storage container. Based on
EPA RMP criteria, the worst case release scenario does not have offsite impact.
Because the worst case scenario has no off site impact, no alternative case is required by the RMP regulation.
Five Year Accident History
There have been no accidental releases of TDI from the Circleville facility in the past five years, which resulted in, on-site or off-site impacts as defined by EPA's RMP criteria.
General Accidental Release Prevention and Chemical Specific Prevention Steps
The RMP regulation specifies that covered processes at all plants must be classified as Program Level 1, 2 or 3 processes. PPG Circleville's TDI process is classified as a Program Level 1 process because the Worst-Case Scenario has no off-site impact and because the TDI process had no accidental releases in the past five years that meet RMP criteria. Submission of specific prevention program information for Program Level 1 processes is not required in the RMP.
Emergency Response Procedures
PPG coordinates emergen
cy response activities (procedures, training, drills, etc.) with the local fire department.
Planned Changes to Improve Safety
PPG is committed to the process of continuous improvement. This commitment extends beyond production into the environmental and safety aspects of all operations. Changes in the manufacturing equipment, operating practices and process controls are made, as necessary, to assure process reliability and effective minimization of accidental releases. For additional information, contact Mr. Art Henry at (740) 474-3161.