RANDOLPH FARM SUPPLY, INC. - Executive Summary
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For further information contact: Brad Bargstadt, Plant Manager
Risk Management Plan _ EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1) The Facility Policy
The owners, management, and employees of Randolph Farm Supply, Inc. are committed to the prevention of any accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia. If any such release should occur, the facility is prepared to work with the local fire department, of which myself and one other employee are members of, or any other authority, to mitigate any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment.
2) Facility Information.
The primary activities at this facility is the storage, blending, and custom application of fertilizers for sale to growers in our area.
Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for direct application only for crop production needs.
The maximum quantity stored would be 71,500 pounds in our
single 18,000 gallon storage tank. All of our product is received by truck only with no capabilities of rail tank car unloading.
3) The worse-case release scenario and the alternative release scenario.
a. The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the entire contents of a storage tank released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 71,500 pounds, which represents the volume of our storage tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 9/10 of a mile.
b. The alternative release scenario based on the five-year accident history (or the most likely potential incident) is a release from a break in a transfer hose. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is .56 miles.
4) The accidental release prevention program.
The facility has implemented the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrou
s Ammonia, K-61.1", published by The American National Standards Institute, Inc., and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 cfr 1910.111, "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia".
5) The Five-year Accident History.
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 offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property
damage, or environmental damage.
6) The emergency response program.
The facility has:
a. a written emergency action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.38
b. provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community right-to-know
information as required under SARA Title III (EPCRA).
c. a written emergency resp
onse program, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 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. 1999 is the scheduled year for sandblasting and painting of the storage tank. Otherwise there are no additional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.