Cropmate Company - Executive Summary
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RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.
I. THE FACILITY POLICY.
A. The owner, management, and employees of Cropmate Company, Ida Grove, Ia. are commited to the prevention of any accidental release of Anhydrous Ammonia. If an accidental release should occur, the facility is prepared to work with the local Fire Department, LEPC, or other authorities, to mitigate any release and to minimize the impact of the release on people and the environment.
II. FACILITY INFORMATION.
A. The primary activity at the facility is the storage and handling of Anhydrous Ammonia for sale to farmers.
B. Anhydrous Ammonia is recieved, stored, and distributed for application on crops as a fertilizer nutrient.
C. The maximum quantity stored would be 130000 pounds in a 30000 gallon storage tank.
( Note: Maximum quantity allowed to be stored is 85% of storage tank size.)
III. THE WORST CASE AND ALTERNATIVE RELEASE SCENARIO'S.
A. The worst case releas
e scenario would be the release of the entire contents of the storage tank over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 130000 pounds, which represents the volume of the tank at 85% capacity, as limited by design standards. The distance to the toxic endpoint, (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 1.06 miles.
B. The alternative release scenario is based on a break in a transfer hose. The quantity released would be 26000 pounds. The distance to the toxic endpoint, (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is .59 miles.
IV. THE ACCIDENT RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM.
A. The facility has implemented the provisions of the safety requirements for the storage and handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1, published by the American National Standards Institute Inc.
B. The facility has implemented the standards of the US Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) 29- CFR 1910.111, storage and handling of Anhydrous Ammonia.
V. THE FIVE YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY.
A. There has been no accidental
releases of Anhydrous Ammonia that have caused any deaths, injuries, or significant property damage at the facility, nor have resulted in off site deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage.
VI. THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM.
A The facility has a written Emergency Action Plan, in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.38.
B. The facility has provided to the state and local authorities, the emergency planning and community Right-To-Know information as required under SARA Title III (EPCRA)
C. The facility has a written Emergency Response Program, in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120 including pre-emergency planning and employee training.
VII. PLANNED CHANGES TO IMPROVE SAFETY.
A. Safety improvement is an ongoing process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to assess the maintenance of safe conditions and evaluate employee training. There are no specific Anhydrous Ammonia safety recomendations at this time.