Tipton - Tipton Fertilizer & Chemical - Executive Summary

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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:  Neil Schulte, Plant Manager 
Risk Management Plan - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 
 1.  The Facility Policy 
   The owners, management, and employees of Tipton Fertilizer & Chemical 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 
   - Tipton Fertilizer & Chemical, Box 38, Second St., Tipton, KS  67485 
      Northeast corner of Tipton, north 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 maximum 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 Standa 
rds Institute, 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  
   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 
   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 p 
lanning 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 additional specific 
anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.
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