Hardy Cooperative Elevator Co. Thor - Executive Summary

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\par Facility:\tab Hardy Cooperative Elevator Co. Thor, Iowa 
\par Contact:\tab Dean Reichter 
\par Phone:\tab \tab 515-824-3221 
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\par {\pntext\pard\plain\b 1.\tab}}\pard \fi-720\li720\nowidctlpar\tx720{\*\pn \pnlvlbody\pndec\pnstart1\pnindent720\pnhang{\pntxta .}}{\b Facility Policy. 
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\par {\pntext\tab}\pard \li720\nowidctlpar{\*\pn \pnlvlcont\pndec }The owners, management and employees of Hardy Coop. of Thor, IA (the facility) 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 department, or other authorities, to mitigate and minimize the impacts of the release to the people and the environment.   
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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 both direct application and for blending into mixed-grade fertilizers for crop production nutri 
\par \pard \nowidctlpar {\b 3.\tab Worst-Case Scenario and Alternate Release Scenario 
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\par \pard\plain \s15\fi-720\li1440\nowidctlpar \f4 a.\tab The worst-case scenario would be the release of the total contents of a storage tank released as gas over a period of 10 minutes.  The maximum quantity released would be 51,000 
pounds, which represents the volume of the largest storage tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards.  The distance to the end point (point of dispersion to 200 parts per million, or ppm) is 1.5 miles.   
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\par \pard\plain \s15\fi-720\li1440\nowidctlpar \f4 b.\tab The alternate release scenario, based on the five-year accident history (or the most likely potential inci 
dent), is a release from a break in a transfer hose.  The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 1.2 miles.   
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\par }\pard \nowidctlpar {\b 4.\tab Accidental Release Prevention Program 
\par }\pard \li720\nowidctlpar The facility has been reviewed for general compliance with the provisions of \ldblquote Safety Requirements for the Storage and handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1\rdblquote  
, published by The American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI), and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, \ldblquote Storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia\rdblquote  
.  The ANSI Standard has been adopted by reference by Iowa Administrative Code Part 21\endash Chapter 43\endash Rule 43.6(200)-Standard for the storage and  handling of anhydrous ammonia.  The OSHA standard is referenced in th 
e Registration Form Section 8.3.b. 
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\par {\b 5.\tab Five-Year Accident History.\tab \tab  
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\par \pard\plain \s16\li720\nowidctlpar \f4 There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia in the past five years that: have caused any deaths, injuries or significant property damage at th 
e facility; nor to our knowledge, have resulted in off-site deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage.   
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\par \pard \nowidctlpar {\b 6.\tab Emergency Response Program. 
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\par \tab The facility has: 
\par \tab a.\tab a written action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.38; 
\par \pard \fi-720\li1440\nowidctlpar b.\tab provided state and local authorities with the emergency planning and community right-to-know information as required under SARA Title III (EPCRA); 
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\par \tab c.\tab a written emergency response program, in accordance with OSHA standard  
\par \pard \fi720\li720\nowidctlpar 29 CFR 1910.120, including pre-emergency planning and employee training. 
\par \pard \nowidctlpar {\b 7.\tab Planned Changes to Improve Safety. 
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\par \pard \li720\nowidctlpar 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 safety recommendations regarding storage or use of  
anhydrous ammonia for implementation at this time. 
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