Concordia - Valley Fertilizer of Concordia - Executive Summary
BOETTCHER ENTERPRISES, INC. |
Jarold W. Boettcher Telephone (785)738-4181
President Fax (785)738-4256
424 East Elliott
P.O. Box 486
Beloit, KS 67420
For further information contact: Larry Brundridge, Plant Manager
Risk Management Plan - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. The Facility Policy
The owners, management, and employees of Valley Fertilizer 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
2. Facility Information
- Valley Fertilizer, West Hwy 9, Concordia, KS 66901, (785)243-2646
Northwest corner of Concordia, north of Hwy 9, south of RR tracks.
- The primary activity at the facility is the storage of fertilizers for sale to farmers.
- Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for direct application.
- The m
aximum quantity stored would be 110,000 pounds in our two 12,000
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 10 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 endpoint (point of dispersion
to 200 ppm) is 1.63 miles.
b. The alternative release scenario based on the five-year accident history (or the
most likely potential incident is a release from a pipe leak. The distance to the endpoint
(point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 0.47 miles.
4. The accidental release prevention program.
The facility has implemented the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the
Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1", published by The American
National Standards Ins
titute, Inc., and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and handling of anhydrous
5. The Five-year Accident History
The following is a list of accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia in the past five
years that have occurred at the facility:
- 7/14/94; released from transfer hose; caused by human error; no onsite or offsite
6. The emergency response program.
- The facility has:
a. a written emergency action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR
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 response 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 facil
ity. Periodic evaluations are
performed to assess the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no additional specific
anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.