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GREENWOOD FARMERS COOPERATIVE                                      Walton , NE 
                         Company Name                                                    Plant Location 
P.O. Box 210 Greenwood, NE 68366              
                         Mailing Address 
Risk Management Plan  - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 
Facility Policy: 
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. 
Facility Information: 
The primary activity of our company is NAICS code 422510, "establishments primarily engaged in 
operating country or terminal grain  
elevators", 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 
76,469  Lbs. The maximum on site vessel size is    18,000     Gallons,  storing  76,000    Lbs.  
The maximum quantity handled at a given time would be the off loading of a semi-trailer  
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   76,000     Lbs.  based on 85 
% tank capacity as limited by design standards.   The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 
200 ppm) is  3.2   miles based on EPA's RMP -Comp Program (Version 1.06).  Possible public and 
environmental receptors within the are 
a 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 Healt 
h Administration 
(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,  
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 listed in the R 
egistration 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 
             Wayne Heyen                                 402-489-6242               402-476-0727    
             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 Neb 
raska 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 
d to assess the maintenance of safe conditions.  There are no additional specific 
recommendations for implementation at this time.  
Additional Information: 
For  additional information, response to questions, or comments,  please contact:       
General Manager        at      402-789-2335   . 
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