Kehne Fertilizer Co. - Executive Summary

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The owner and employee operating our facility are committed to the prevention of 
any accidental release of the hazardous chemical transported or stored on our 
location.  In the event that an accidental release should occur, we are prepared to 
work with our Local Fire Company, 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 49313 "establishments 
primarily engaged in farm product warehousing and storage facilities"  that includes  
the receiving, storage, and reloading of Anhydrous Ammonia for delivery to farmers 
in our area.  This product is subject to the EPA Risk Management Program and is 
the subject of this plan.  Only the facility used for this product will be included in 
this report. 
Anhydrous Ammonia is received, stored, an 
d distributed for direct application to 
farm fields during the early spring and late fall months.  During the balance of the 
year, inventories will be storage only, with little if any product transfer taking 
place.  The maximum quantity stored has been listed earlier in the RMP and will 
not be disclosed in this summary.  The maximum quantity handled at a given time 
would be the unloading of a semi-trailer vehicle. 
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 
to not meet the 2,080 hour requirement to qualify as a full time employee on site, 
therefore item number 1.11 is Zero.  Our facility has adequate lighting, and is 
inspected at various times day or night during use, and throughout the off season 
when not in use. 
The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of our 
largest Anhydrous Ammonia tank, re 
leased as a gas over 10 minutes.  The 
maximum quantity released has been identified earlier in this program and would 
effect some residential population.   
As we have not had 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 and self closing excess 
flow 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 0.06 miles (528 feet) based on EPAs 
RMP Comp guidance program. 
For Anhydrous Ammonia, our 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 an 
d Health Administration (OSHA) standard 29CFR 
1910.111 Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia.  Additionally, 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, and Lock outs to 
prevent tampering when the site is unattended.  Finally, we maintain routine 
contact with our local fire department and emergency response personnel; and 
have provided and/or participated in safety training exercises on Anhydrous 
We have not had 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 offside deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in 
place, property damage, or environmental damage. 
This facility is included in the written Commu 
nity Emergency Response Plan as 
prepared by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Nebraska 
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 that they conform to the community plan.  We 
actively encourage participation in our Anhydrous Ammonia training programs by 
the local fire department, local emergency response team, community planners, 
etc. that may be expected to respond to an incident at our site. 
Safety improvement i 
s an on-going process at our facility.  Periodic evaluations are 
performed to assess the maintenance of safe conditions.  There are no additional 
specific recommendations for implementation at this time. 
For additional information, response to questions, facility tours, or comments, 
please contact:  Harold Kehne at (402)-847-3355.
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