AGRIPRIDE FS, INC. BREESE - Executive Summary
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY |
1. Facility accidental release and emergency response policy.
The management and employees of AGRIPRIDE 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.
2. The stationary source and the regulated substances handled.
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
The maximum quantity of anhydrous ammonia that can be stored would be
140000 pounds, this would include a rail tank car holding 160,000 pounds.
worst-case release scenario and the alternative release scenario.
The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a
[storage tank or tank car] released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum
quantity released would be 140000 pounds, which represents the volume of the
[largest storage tank or tank car] as limited by design standards.
The distance to the endpoint of .14 mg/L for the worst-case scenario is 1.1
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.
4. The accidental release prevention program.
This facility complies with EPA's Accidental Release Prevention Rule and with all
applicable state codes and regulations. This facility has implemented the provisions
of "Safety Requirements for the Stor
age 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 (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous
5. Five year accident history.
There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia in the past five years
- have caused any deaths, injuries, or significant property damage at the
- to our knowledge, have resulted in offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, shelter
in place, property damage, or environmental damage.
6. The emergency response program.
The facility has:
- a written emergency action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR
- provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community
right-to-know information as required under SARA Title III (EPCRA);
- a written emergency response plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 2
1910.120, including pre-emergency planning and employee training.
7. Planned changes to improve safety.
Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are
performed to assess the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no specific
safety recommendations for implementation at this time.