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Enterprise North Terrebonne Gas Plant

Parent Companies:
Enterprise Gas Processing, L.L.C.
Dynegy Midstream Services L.P.
EPA Facility ID:
100000000802
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company #1 DUNS:
48210686
Parent Company #2 DUNS:
48210686

Location:

Address:
449 Shell E & P Court
Gibson, LA 70356
County:
TERREBONNE
Lat / Long:
29.627, -90.928 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Administrative Building
Horizonal accuracy:
50 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Enterprise Products Operating LLC
Phone:
(713) 381-6500
Address:
P. O. Box 4324
Houston, TX 77210 -4324
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Doug D'Aquila
Title:
Staff Engineer - Safety/PSM

Emergency contact:

Name:
Mitch Brignac
Title:
Plant Manager
Phone:
(985) 855-4230
24-hour phone:
(800) 850-0051
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Terrebonne Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
29
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
No
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
2880-00023-V5
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
June 26, 2012
Inspecting Agency:
Baker Risk Consultants
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Refr. Lean Oil Extraction
RMP ID:
1000045004
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
1
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
580,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
150,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
620,000
No
Propane
74-98-6
350,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Oct. 28, 2013
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Change in program level of covered process (40 CFR 68.190(b)(7))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000036736

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: Worst-case

None

3. Toxics: Alternative release

None

4. Flammables: Worst-case

Some Risk Management Plan information is not provided in the available RMP data. You need to make an appointment at an EPA Reading Room In order to get access to details from the Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) such as:

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Public OCA Chemical (in Refr. Lean Oil Extraction)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
Baker-Strehlow-Tang
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Blast walls

5. Flammables: Alternative release

None

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

No Prevention Program level 3

8. Prevention Program level 2

No Prevention Program level 2

9. Emergency response

Facility In Community Plan:
Yes
Facility Own Response Plan:
No
Specific Facility Response Plan:
No
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
No
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
None
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(985) 580-0911
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
Yes
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
No
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

North Terrebonne Gas Plant

Enterprise Products Operating LLC.

Executive Summary

Risk Management Plan

EPA Identifier: 1000 0000 0802





Accidental Release Prevention and Response



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant has a long-standing commitment to worker and public safety. This commitment is demonstrated by the resources invested in accident prevention, such as training personnel and considering safety in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of the facility's processes. It is the practice of Enterprise Products Operating LLC (Enterprise) to implement reasonable controls to prevent foreseeable releases of substances. However, if a release does occur, trained personnel will respond to, control and contain the release.



Description of the Stationary Source and Regulated Substances



Ownership interests in the North Terrebonne Gas Plant located in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana are held by multiple companies; Enterprise Gas Processing LLC (formally known as Tejas Gas Processing, LLC) has the largest interest, Dynegy Midstream Services L.P. holds the next largest interest and several other owners hold minor interests. The plant is operated by Enterprise Products Operating LLC



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant accepts raw natural gas and condensate from offshore natural gas reservoirs via pipeline. Finished products are residual natural gas and extracted hydrocarbon liquids which are removed from the plant by pipeline systems.



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant was evaluated to determine if any regulated flammable or toxic substances exceeded the threshold quantity. Enterprise identified the regulated substances and quantities kept on site based on process knowledge.



Toxics



No toxic materials to report.



Flammables



Listed flammable substances which are handled or stored above the threshold quantities at the North Terrebonne Gas Plant are raw make (Y-Grade Product), rich absorption oil, propane, and process gases. The Plant is subject
to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard and is classified as a Program Level 1 site under the EPA RMP program. The flammable condensate present in a portion of the plant, together with the inlet gas, is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon mixture and is exempt from the RMP regulation. The residue gas present in the plant is below the reportable threshold quantity.



Offsite Consequence Analysis Results



The offsite consequence analysis will not be reflected in the executive summary but rather is reflected in the data components. There are flammable substances on site and no toxic substances above the threshold quantity.



General Accident Release Prevention Program



The following is a summary of the accident prevention program in place at the North Terrebonne Gas Plant. The processes at the plant are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP) regulation (Program 1), and are also subject to the OSHA's PSM Standard. This summary addresses each of the PSM program elements and describes the management system in place to implement the accident prevention program which is required only by the facility OSHA PSM regulation coverage.



Employee Participation



Enterprise strongly promotes employee involvement in safety issues through existing programs. These programs include regularly scheduled safety meeting, tail-gate safety meetings, hazard communications, a "near-miss" reporting system and special training programs such as emergency response training, first aid training, etc.



Enterprise actively seeks employee involvement in the development and conduct of all accident prevention activities through the appropriate existing safety programs. Employees are encouraged to discuss accident prevention with their supervisors and to bring any questions, comments or suggestions forward for open discussion.



Process Safety Information



Enterprise keeps a varie
ty of technical documents that are used to help maintain a safe operating process. These documents address chemical properties and associated hazards, limits for key process parameters, specific chemicals inventories and equipment design basis/configuration information. Chemical specific information, including exposure hazards and emergency response/ exposure treatment considerations is provided in material safety data sheets (SDS).



Enterprise also maintains numerous technical documents that provide information about the design and construction of process equipment. This information includes materials of construction, design pressure ratings, temperature ratings and electrical rating of equipment.



Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)



Enterprise primarily uses the hazard and operability (HAZOP) and Checklist method analysis technique to perform these evaluations. The analyses are conducted using a team of Enterprise staff which has operating and maintenance experience as well as engineering expertise. This team identifies and evaluates hazards of the process as well as accident prevention and mitigation measures, and the team makes recommendations for additional prevention and/or mitigation measures when the team believes such measures are necessary.



The PHA team findings are forwarded to local and corporate management for resolution. Implementation of mitigation options in response to PHA findings is based on a relative risk ranking assigned by the PHA team. This ranking helps ensure that potential accident scenarios assigned the highest risk receive immediate attention. All approved mitigation options in response to PHA team findings are tracked until they are completed. The final resolution of each finding is documented and retained.



As part of Enterprise Process Hazard Analysis program, the facility will periodically update and revalidate the hazard analysis results.



Operating Procedures



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant maintains writte
n procedures that address various modes of process operations such as; (1) start-up, (2) normal operations, (3) temporary operations, (4) emergency shutdown, (5) normal shutdown and (6) initial startup of a new process. These procedures provide guidance for experienced operators and also provide the basis for training new operators. Operating procedures include applicable safety precautions that must be taken in the operation of the facility. The procedures are periodically reviewed and annually certified as current and accurate. The review and certification process involves both operators and technical staff.



Training



In addition to training on operating procedures, the North Terrebonne Gas Plant has a comprehensive training program for all employees involved in operating the process. New employees receive basic training in gas plant operations and safe work practices. All operators receive refresher training on the operating procedures at least every three years to ensure that their skills and knowledge are maintained at an acceptable level.



Contractors



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant uses contractors during periods of increased maintenance or construction activities. Because some contractors work on or near process equipment, the plant has procedures in place to ensure that contractors (1) perform their work in a safe manner, (2) have appropriate knowledge and skills, (3) are aware of the hazards of their workplace, (4) understand what they should do in the event of an emergency, (5) understand and follow site specific safety rules and (6) inform plant personnel of any hazards that they find while performing their work. This is accomplished by providing contractors with an orientation session that covers (1) a process overview, (2) information about the safety and health hazards, (3) emergency response plan requirements and (4) safe work practices prior to beginning their work. In addition, Enterprise evaluates contractor safety programs and
performance during the contractor selection process. Enterprise personnel periodically monitor contractor performance to ensure that contractors are fulfilling their safety obligations.



Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR)



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant conducts a PSSR prior to the startup of all new facilities or any modification that requires a change in process safety information. The purpose of the PSSR is to ensure that safety features, procedures, personnel and equipment are appropriately prepared for startup prior to placing the equipment into service.



Mechanical Integrity



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant has well established practices and procedures for maintaining process equipment. The basic aspects of this program include (1) training, (2) developing written procedures, (3) performing inspections and tests, (4) correcting equipment deficiencies, when identified and (5) applying quality assurance measures. In combination, these activities form a system that maintains the mechanical integrity of the process.



Safe Work Practices



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant has safe work practices in place to help ensure worker and process safety. Examples of these include: (1) control of the entry/presence/exit of support personnel, (2) a lockout/tagout procedure to ensure isolation of energy sources for equipment undergoing maintenance, (3) a procedure for safe removal of hazardous substances before process piping and equipment is opened, (4) a permit and procedure to control spark-producing activities (i.e. hot work) and (5) a permit and procedure to ensure that adequate precautions are in place before entry into a confined space. These procedures, along with training of affected personnel, form a system to help ensure that operations and maintenance activities are performed safely



Management of Change



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant uses Enterprise software-based change approval system to manage change to all covered processes. This system re
quires that changes to items such as process equipment, technology, procedures and other facility changes be properly reviewed and authorized before being implemented to ensure that the safety of the facility is not compromised by the change. Operating and maintenance personnel are provided any necessary training on any changes as part of the change management process.



Incident Investigation



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant promptly investigates all incidents that resulted in or reasonably could have resulted in, a fire/explosion, major property damage, environmental loss, or personal injury. The investigation team documents its findings, develops recommendation(s) to prevent a reoccurrence and forwards these results to the business management team for resolution.



Compliance Audits



To help ensure that the accident prevention program is functioning properly, Enterprise periodically conducts an audit of the program to determine whether the procedures and practices required by the accident prevention program are being implemented. Compliance audits are conducted at least every three years. Both hourly and staff personnel participate as audit team members. The audit team develops findings that are forwarded to operations or facility management for resolution. The final resolution of each finding is documented, and the two most recent audit reports are retained.



Chemical Specific Prevention Steps



The processes at the North Terrebonne Gas Plant have hazards that must be managed to ensure continued safe operation. The following is a description of existing safety features applicable to prevention of accidental releases of regulated substances in the facility.



Universal Prevention Activities



The accident prevention program summarized previously is applied to all RMP covered processes at the North Terrebonne Gas Plant. Collectively, these prevention program activities help prevent potential accident scenarios that could be caused by equipment fa
ilures and human errors.



Specialized Safety Features



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant has safety features on many units to help contain/control a release, to quickly detect a release and reduce the consequence of a release. The following types of safety features are used in the covered processes:





Release Detection



* Hydrocarbon (hazardous gas) detectors and alarms

* Fire detectors on gas compression equipment

* Plant video surveillance system



Release Containment and Control



* Process relief valves that discharge to a flare to capture and incinerate episodic releases

* Valves to permit isolation of the process (manual or automated).

* Automatic shutdown systems for specific process parameters (e.g., high pressure).

* Secondary containment (curbs and dikes) to contain any release of liquid chemicals

* Redundant equipment and instrumentation where advisable

* Dual mechanical seals with seal failure alarms installed on hydrocarbon liquid pumps.

* Atmospheric relief devices





Release Mitigation



* Hand-held and wheeled cart fire extinguishers

* Personnel trained in emergency response and procedures.

* Personnel protective equipment (e.g., chemical protective clothing, self-contained breathing apparatus, etc.)



Five Year Accident History



Over the past five years there have been no large or small releases which resulted in any injuries, property damage or offsite consequences.



Emergency Procedures Information



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant maintains a written emergency procedure, which is in place to protect worker and public safety as well as the environment. The procedures are for the possibility of a fire or explosion if a flammable substance is accidentally released. The procedures address notification of local emergency response agencies if a release occurs. Employees receive training in emergency procedures. The emergency procedure is updated when necessary based on modifications made to the plant facilities.




The overall emergency procedure program for the North Terrebonne Gas Plant is coordinated with the Terrebonne Parish Emergency Management organization (LEPC). This coordination includes periodic meetings of the committee, which includes local emergency response officials, local government officials and industry representatives. The North Terrebonne Gas Plant has around-the-clock communications capability with appropriate LEPC officials and emergency response organizations (e.g., fire department). This provides a means of notifying the public of an incident, if necessary, as well as facilitating quick response to an incident.



Planned Changes to Improve Safety



The North Terrebonne Gas Plant resolves all findings from PHAs, some of which result in modifications to the process. Other recommendations for possible changes to improve safety come from periodic accident prevention program audits, incident investigations, or employee suggestions and recommendations. The following changes are planned for implementation at the North Terrebonne Gas Plant.



* An oxygen sensor system has recently been installed in the plant compressor lubricating oil tanks.

* The North Terrebonne Plant is planning to install an improved flammable gas monitoring system in the process area.

* The plant is in the process of constructing a new control room further away from the process area.

* A blast wall is being planned for construction between the plant office building and the process area to provide addtional protection to office staff in case of a release and explosion.

* Enterprise is currently in the process of reviewing and revising the entire safety management / accident prevention program to ensure that the program can be fully administered across the diverse nature of the facilities owned or operated by the company.