Silver Dollar City - Executive Summary
Certification Statement |
To the best of the undersigned's knowledge, information and belief formed after reasonable inquiry, the information submitted is true, accurate and complete.
The accidental release prevention and emergency response policies at your facilty
This facility complies with NFPA-58 and Missouri Department of Argriculture requirements for LP-Gas storage, and it's our policy to adhere to all applicable federal, state and local laws. If an emergency were to occur, it is our policy to evacuate guests and employees and notify Stone County Fire Department and LEPC and request that they respond to the emergency.
Your facility and the regulated substances handled
This facility is a 1880's theme park located on highway 76 west of Branson, MO. We employee 200 full time workers and aproximately 1500 seasonal employees duroing operations from April 1st through December 31st. We have one 18,000 gal Propane tank and one 20,000 gal propane tank along with associsted equipment. T
hese are completely separate systems and both used for heating.
The Worst-case release scenario(s) and Alternate release scenario(s)
Using OCA Guidance, industry specific guidance, modeling techniques (CAMEO). Silver Dollar City has conducted a worst case scenario involving a failure of our 20,000 gal propane tank when filled to the greatest amount allowed, resulting in a vapor cloud explosion. the resulting distance to the endpoint does not extend offfsite, however, we are a public receptor therefore contigency plans have been implemented and em-loyees trained to handle this emergency. A preventative maintanence and inspection process significantly reduces the probability of this scenario occuring. our alternate scenario involves a break in a 2" diameter pipe, leading to a 10 minute release and explosion. The resulting to the endpoint does not extend offsite, however, as a public receptor the public is subject to the consequences within the distance to the endpoint. Again, our p
reventative procedures and employee training will greatly reduce the potential and impact of this scenario. Both propane systems are isolated from the public by locked fencing and identified by warning signs.
The general accidental release prevention program and chemical-specific prevention steps
This faciltiy complies with EPA's accident prevention rule and all applicable state and local codes and regulations. the propane systems are designed, installed, and maintained in accordance with NFPA-58 and state law.
The five year accident history
We have never experienced an accident involving propane resulting in death, injury, property or environmental damage, evacuations or shelter in place.
The emergency response program
In the event of an emergency response involving our propane system, it is our policy to ensure the safety of our guests and employees through planning, training, and coordinating outside assistance with the Stone County Fire Department and Stone County LEPC. Sil
ver Dollar City has discussed this policy with assisting agencies and our system is routinely inspected by the Missouri Department of Agriculture and Fire Marshall.
Planned changes to improve safety
Our policy is to continuously improve safety through dedication to hazard recognition and accident prevention procedures and evaluating employee skill and knowledge throught our safety training process.