DWIGHT PLANT - Executive Summary
The management and employees of GRAINCO FS, INC 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 any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment. |
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 direct application as a crop production nutrient. Access to the site is restricted to authorized facility employees, authorized management personnel and authorized contractors.
The maximum quantityof anhydrous ammonia that can be stored would be 140000 pounds.
The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a tank released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 14000 pounds, which represents the volume of the tank as limited by
The distance to the endpoint of .14 mg/L for the worst-case scenario is 2.5miles.
The alternative release scenario based on the most likely potential incident is a release from a break in a transfer hose.
The distance to the endpoint of .14 mg/L for the alternative scenario is .19 miles. This release has the possibility of extending beyond the facility boundary.
This facility complies with EPA's Accidental Release Prevention Ruls and with all applicable state codes and regulations. This facility has Implementedhe provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1", published by The American National Standards Institute, Inc. as adopted by state regulation and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSAH) 29 CFR 1910111, "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia".
Therer have been no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia in the past five years that:
-have caused any deaths, injuries, or
significant property damage at the facility; not
-to our knowledge, have resulted in offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, shelter in place, property damage or environmental damage.
The facility has:
-a written emergency action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.38;
-provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community right-to-know information as required under SARA Titls III (EPCRS);
-a written emergency response plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.120, including pre-emergency plannin g an employee training.
Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to asses the maintenance of safe condidtions. There are no specific safety recommendations for implementation at this time.