Bolduc and Sons, Inc. - Executive Summary

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Bolduc and Sons, Inc. 
222 E. 4th St. 
Box 102 
Woodhull, IL 61490 
(309) 334-2153 
For further information contact Brian Bolduc, Plant Manager 
1.  The Facility Policy 
       The owners, management, and employees of Bolduc and Sons, Inc. are committed to the prevention of any accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia.   If any 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 enviroment. 
2.  Facility Information. 
        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. 
         The maximum quantity stored would be 88,000 pounds in our 12,000 and 9,000 gallon storage tanks. 
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 ten minutes.  The maximum quantity released would be 53,000 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 PPM) is .67 miles. 
          B.  The alternative release scenario based on the five-year accident history is a release from a break in a transfer hose.  The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 PPM) is .41 miles. 
4.  The accidental release prevention program. 
          The facility has implemented an accidental release and prevention program for storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia. 
5.  The Five-year Accident History. 
           A.  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 the facility; nor 
-to our knowledge have resulted in off-site deaths, injuries, evacuations, property damage, or  
                  environmental damage. 
6.  The Emergency Response Program 
            The facility has: 
            A.  A written emergency action plan that has been implemented through our company. 
            B.  Provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community right-to-know  
                  information as required. 
7.  Planned changes to improve safety. 
             Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility.  Periodic evaluations are performed to asses the maintenance of safe conditions.  There are no additional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implemenation at this time.
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