AG Grain, Inc. @ Homestead Montana - Executive Summary
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Risk Management Plan - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. The Facility Policy.
The owners, management, and employees of AG Grain, 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 company, or other authorities, to mitigate any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment.
2. Facility Information.
The primary activity at the facility is the storage of anhydrous ammonia for sale to farmers.
The maximum quantity stored would be 52000 pounds in our 12000 gallon storage tank.
3. The worst-case release scenario and the alternative release scenario.
a. The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a storage tank released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 52000 pounds, which represents the volume of the storage tan
k at 85 perent capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to the endpoint if 12 miles.
b. The alternative release scenario would be a release from a break in a transfer hose. The distance to the endpoint if .1 miles.
4. The accidental relase prevention program.
The facility has implemented the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia", and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, "Storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia".
5. The Five-year Accident History.
a. There have been no accidental release of anhydrous ammonia in the past five years that:
have caused any deaths, injuries, orsignificant property damage at eh facility; nor to our knowledge, have resulted in offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage.
6. The emergency response program.
The facility has:
a. provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and commun
ity right-to-know information as required under SARA Title III (EPCRA).
7. Planned changes to improve safety.
Safety imporvement is an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to asess the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no additional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.