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Louisiana Mill

Parent Companies:
International Paper
EPA Facility ID:
100000031743
Other ID:
LADD008167819
Facility DUNS:
8167819
Parent Company DUNS:
1316561

Location:

Address:
705 Colliers Lane
Bastrop, LA 71221
County:
MOREHOUSE
Lat / Long:
32.470, -91.545 (Get map)
Method:
GPS Carrier Phase Kinematic Relative Positioning Technique
Description:
Process Unit
Horizonal accuracy:
3 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
International Paper
Phone:
(318) 281-1211
Address:
705 Colliers Lane
PO Box 312
Bastrop, LA 71220
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Greg Van Voorhis
Title:
Mill Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Bill Price
Title:
Emergency Response Coordinator
Phone:
(318) 556-1725
24-hour phone:
(318) 281-1211
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Morehouse Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
850
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
1920-00002-V5
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Sept. 30, 2002
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Chlorine Dioxide
RMP ID:
46967
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Pulp Mills (32211)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine dioxide [Chlorine oxide (ClO2)]
10049-04-4
35,230
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Chlorine
RMP ID:
46968
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (22131)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
40,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 17, 2004
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
32510

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Source terminated operations
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 Chlorine Dioxide)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
1.2
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
Degadis
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.5
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
not considered:
  • 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 Chlorine Dioxide)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
1.2
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
DEGADIS, dense gas dispersion model
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.90
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
  • Drains
not considered:
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
Public OCA Chemical (in Chlorine)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
SLAB Dispersion Model
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.90
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • 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

Chlorine Dioxide, Pulp Mills (32211)
Prevention Program ID:
26854
Safety Review Date
May 10, 2004, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Aug. 24, 2001, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • None
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Quench System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
Procedure Review Date
April 21, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
June 20, 2003, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Oct. 3, 2003, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 14, 2003, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
May 8, 2004
Management of Change Review Date
Feb. 17, 2003
Pre-startup Review Date
May 8, 2004
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 6, 2003
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
July 31, 2004
Incident Investigation Date
March 12, 2002
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
March 30, 2003
Participation Plan Review Date
Sept. 29, 1997
Hot Work Review Date
Oct. 3, 2003
Contractor Safety Review Date
March 4, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Jan. 8, 2004, since latest RMP submission

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:
Yes
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
Yes
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
May 31, 2004
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(318) 281-1322
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
Yes
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
Yes
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

1920-00002 is the LDEQ facility ID number for the International Paper, Louisiana Mill.

As part of the Clean Air Act, International Paper?s Louisiana Mill was required to renew our compliance with a federal regulation, Risk Management Program( RMP), by June 21, 2004. This regulation was developed to provide information to the public and help local emergency planning committees better prepare for the unlikely event of a disaster involving one of the facilities covered chemicals. The Louisiana Mill has a strong and safe history in the community. Although the mill was originally built in the 1920?s, wise investment of capital and innovative uses of technical improvements have helped the mill maintain its status as a ?flagship? of the International Paper systems.

Regulated substances under the RMP include chlorine and chlorine dioxide, which have always been at the facility and used in a safe manner. These chemicals are used for water treatment and pulp bleaching, respectively. The mill has not had any incidents during the past five year accident history. Mill employees are trained regularly in the safe handling of these materials and the facility also has its own highly trained Emergency Response Team, which has members on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week all year. This team works and trains with members of the Bastrop Fire Department and other emergency response organizations. The mill is a leader in participating with the local LEPC as well.

IP was required to develop a worst case scenario for each chemical. A computer model or mathematical calculation was performed on each chemical to determine how far away it could effect the environment and community. The regulation specifies every condition used for the model. It even specifies the weather conditions at which the release occurs. Our worst case scenario does have off site consequences effecting public receptors.

An alternative release scenario was also done. This is a more realistic scenari
o better suited for emergency planning. From these scenarios community emergency planning exercises are planned and drills performed to assure all emergency response agencies are prepared to deal with any potential hazards to the public and community in general in the event of an accidental release of these chemicals. Our alternative release scenario does have offsite consequences effecting public receptors.

Of course, we have several preventative measures to assure that these scenarios won?t become reality. Some chemicals have been eliminated, or reduced in quantity at the site. We perform nondestructive testing, visual inspections, interlock testing, and preventive maintenance routes on the equipment. Also, we have a system in place to manage any changes to the system to assure all safety considerations have been taken. Next, we assure operators are properly trained and certified to operate the system. Also, we have safety devices, alarms, and interlocks. Finally, we participate in emergency preparedness training.

In summary, we feel that proper planning and training has been done to ensure that the mill operates in a safe manner and is not a threat to our community. We take pride in our past performance and will work for continuous improvement of our systems and our employees? ability to handle hazardous materials in the future as well.