GREENWOOD FARMERS COOPERATIVE, GREENWOOD PLANT - Executive Summary
GREENWOOD FARMERS COOPERATIVE GREENWOOD, NE |
Company Name Plant Location
P.O. Box 210 Greenwood, NE 68366
Risk Management Plan - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The management and employees operating each of our facilities are committed to the prevention of
any accidental release of hazardous material transported or stored on our locations. In the event an
accidental release should occur, we are prepared to work with our Local Fire Company(s),
Emergency Response Personnel, and other appropriate authorities deemed applicable depending on
the specific incident, to best mitigate any release and to minimize the impact of the release to people
and the environment.
The primary activity of our company is NAICS code 422510, "establishments primarily engaged in
operating country or terminal grain el
evators", however we are also engaged in providing
"agricultural inputs" that include the receiving, storage, and reloading of Anhydrous Ammonia for
delivery to farmers in our area. The NAICS code we feel most applicable for receiving, storing, and
reloading is # 493130 "farm product warehousing and storage". We include all crop protectents and
petroleum products in our planning, training, and maintenance programs, however only the
Anhydrous Ammonia facilities will be included in this report.
Anhydrous Ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for direct application to farm fields during
the early spring and fall months. During the balance of the year little if any product transfer occurs .
The maximum quantity stored in pressurized permanent storage vessels at the location described is
220,912 Lbs. The maximum on site vessel size is 26,000 Gallons, storing 110,000 Lbs.
The maximum quantity handled at a given time would be the off loading of a semi-traile
tank holding 40,000 to 42,000 lbs.
The facility is operated on an "as needed" basis with staff present only during the receiving and
reloading of product for delivery. Total annual hours for these needs do not meet the 2,080 hour
requirement to qualify as a "full time employee" on site, therefore item number 1.11 is Zero.
Our facilities have adequate lighting, and are inspected at various times of day and night throughout
the year. Time expended for these inspections is not included in our staffing calculation.
Worst-case release scenario:
The "worst-case release scenario" is considered to be the release of the total contents of our largest
Anhydrous Ammonia tank. The maximum quantity released would be 110,000 Lbs. based on 85
% tank capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to
200 ppm) is 3.6 miles based on EPA's RMP -Comp Program (Version 1.06). Possible public and
environmental receptors within the
area has been provided to the County LEPC (Local Emergency
Planning Committee) for their consideration.
Alternative release scenario:
There has not been an actual release of Anhydrous Ammonia during the last 5-years at the site. We
believe the most likely release would be caused by a break in a transfer hose. Transfer hoses are
protected by manual, self closing excess flow , and "pull away" valves so our alternative release
scenario is based on the loss of contents from the largest hose used (off loading transportation
equipment). The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is (Urban) 0.06 miles
(317 feet) rounded to 0.1 mile (528 feet) per instructions by EPA guidance.
Accidental Release Program:
Our Anhydrous Ammonia accidental release program is based on guidelines found in the American
National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) standard K-61.1 "Safety Requirements for the Storage and
Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia; and the U.S. Occupational Safety and He
(OSHA) standard 29CFR 1910.111 "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia". We conduct
annual employee training on the safe handling, transportation and distribution of Anhydrous
Ammonia, and have installed safety equipment including, but not limited to: Excess flow valves,
Emergency shut-off valves, Barriers to avoid damage by trucks or other vehicles, and Lock outs to prevent tampering when the site is unattended. We also maintain routine contact with our local fire department and emergency response personnel; and have provided and/or participated in safety training exercises on Anhydrous Ammonia. We have developed an emergency Action Plan for employees, customers, and visitor protection in event of fire, explosion, tornado, and other acts of god that initiates evacuation, emergency medical care, contacts for assistance, etc. for all areas of our company including the Anhydrous Ammonia facility included in this plan. The primary emergency coordinator is li
sted in the Registration Section of this document. Any of the following additional individuals may be contacted in the event the primary emergency coordinator cannot be reached:
Name Work Phone 24-Hr. Phone
Randy Schiermann 402-789-2335 402-786-2982
Russ Tederman 402-994-2585 402-441-1376
Five - Year Accident History:
There has not been a release of Anhydrous Ammonia within the past five years that has caused any
death, 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.
Emergency Response Program:
This facility is included in the written Community Emergency Response Plan as prepared by the
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and the Ne
braska Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) (former Nebraska State Civil Defense Agency). We also include these materials in our own
Emergency Action Plan in accordance with OSHA Standard 29CFR 1910.38. We have provided
State and Local authorities all Community Right-to-Know information requested as well as that
required under SARA Title III (EPCRA). Our written employee safety programs include pre-
emergency planning and employee training in accordance with OSHA standards, and are offered for
review at any time by our Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to ensure they conform to
the community plan(s). We actively encourage participation in our Anhydrous Ammonia and
Propane training programs by the local fire department(s), local emergency response team,
community planners, etc. that may be expected to respond to an incident at our site.
Planned changes to improve safety:
Safety improvement is an on-going process at all of our facilities. Periodic evaluations are
ed to assess the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no additional specific
recommendations for implementation at this time.
For additional information, response to questions, or comments, please contact:
General Manager at 402-789-2335 .