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Town of Vidalia Waste Water Treatment Plant

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000021727
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
96451976

Location:

Address:
715 Logan Sewell Drive
Vidalia, LA 71373
County:
CONCORDIA
Lat / Long:
31.565, -91.461 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Map
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:
24000

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Town of Vidalia
Phone:
(318) 336-6257
Address:
715 Logan Sewell Drive
Vidalia, LA 71373
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Mark Morace
Title:
Superintendent

Emergency contact:

Name:
Mark Morace
Title:
Superintendent
Phone:
(318) 336-6257
24-hour phone:
(318) 336-5254
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Concordia Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
3
Covered by OSHA PSM:
No
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
May 9, 2007
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

sewer treatment
RMP ID:
1000051353
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
8,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Mark Morace
Address:
501 Sycamore Street
Vidalia, LA 71373
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(318) 336-6257

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
May 8, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000041690

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: 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:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in sewer treatment)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*CompA? Version 1.07
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.5
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps

3. Toxics: Alternative release

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:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in sewer treatment)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*CompA? Version 1.07
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown

4. Flammables: Worst-case

None

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

sewer treatment, Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Prevention Program ID:
1000033795
Safety Review Date
May 6, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • NFPA 58
  • ANSI Standards
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Corrosion
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Fire Walls
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
May 7, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
May 7, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
May 7, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 14, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Management of Change Review Date
Pre-startup Review Date
Compliance Audit Date
May 9, 2012
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
May 9, 2012
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Hot Work Review Date
Contractor Safety Review Date
, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
, since latest RMP submission

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:
(318) 336-6262
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
No
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
No
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY



United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) rule A?Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions,A? 40 CFR Part 68, states that A?the goal of the rule is to prevent accidental releases of toxic and flammable substances that can cause serious harm to the public and the environment and to mitigate the effects of releases that do occurA?.



The process that is covered under the Risk Management Program for the Town of Vidalia Wastewater Treatment Plant includes the use and storage of four (4) 2,000-pound chlorine tanks. The substances are used in the treatment of wastewater at the Town of Vidalia facility located at 715 Logan Sewell Street, Vidalia, Louisiana. The individual storage containers of the covered process exceed the threshold quantities outlined in 40 CFR Part 68; and, the containers for each substance are maintained in close enough proximity as to be considered one process for chlorine. The facility process met the Program 2 criteria, because it did not qualify for consideration under Program 1 due to the distance of the nearest receptor within the impact areas identified during the evaluation of the worst-case scenarios, and did not qualify for Program 3, because the facility is not subject to the OSHA Process Safety Management requirement.



Program 2 requirements include: 1) the development of a management program which identifies the responsibilities of management personnel relative to the Risk Management Program, 2) a Prevention Program to establish procedures and document information that will help to prevent an accidental release, 3) an Emergency Response Program that outlines the necessary procedures and contacts in the event of an accidental release, 4) and the evaluation of a worst case and alternate scenario of a potential release from the covered process.



The Town of Vidalia Wastewater Treatment Plant has prepared specific accidental release prevention and emergency response policies to ensure the safet
y of employees and receptors, which fall within the distance of the worst-case scenario endpoint. These policies include monthly maintenance and inspection procedures to ensure proper operation of the equipment and integrity of the storage vessels; biannual safety training by certified instructors regarding equipment and regulated substance use. These policies are documented in written operating and maintenance procedures.