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Brenntag Southwest St Gabriel

Parent Companies:
Brenntag, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000045845
Other ID:
LAD980621387
Facility DUNS:
37962792
Parent Company DUNS:
145865148

Location:

Address:
7200 Hwy 74
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
County:
IBERVILLE
Lat / Long:
30.260, -91.071 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Plant Entrance (General)
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Greg Cunningham
Phone:
(918) 246-4615
Address:
206 East Morrow Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Tom Crain
Title:
President

Emergency contact:

Name:
Keith Balza
Title:
Operations Manager
Phone:
(225) 642-8428
24-hour phone:
(225) 642-8428
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(918) 246-4615
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Iberville Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
16
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:
June 7, 2016
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Storage and Handling
RMP ID:
1000073848
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (42469)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Cyclohexylamine [Cyclohexanamine]
108-91-8
60,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Aug. 4, 2016
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Process no longer covered (source has other processes that remain covered) (40 CFR 68.190(b)(7))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000059219

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 Storage and Handling)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
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 Storage and Handling)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
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

No Prevention Program level 3

8. Prevention Program level 2

Storage and Handling, Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (42469)
Prevention Program ID:
1000046369
Safety Review Date
June 28, 2016, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Fire
  • Equipment failure
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Manual Shutoffs
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • Reduced Inventory
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
Procedure Review Date
July 25, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 29, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
July 25, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
July 25, 2016, 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
June 7, 2016
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
July 25, 2016
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:
No
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:
Jan. 29, 2016
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(225) 687-5140
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

INTRODUCTION

Brenntag Southwest, Inc., a chemical distribution company headquartered in Longview, Texas with Corporate Regulatory Offices in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, has several branches located in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama. Brenntag Southwest participates in the Responsible Distribution Program (RDP) of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). The Community Outreach and Emergency Response Plan of RDP bring chemical distribution plants and local communities together through communication and cooperative emergency planning. The company is also a long-term member of the Chlorine Institute, a worldwide organization that focuses on the safe handling of chlorine and other chemicals. Brenntag Southwest is an ISO 2001:9008 certified company with Health, Safety, and Environmental policies and procedures in place designed to promote safe, responsible storage, handling, and transportation of chemicals in order to reduce the risk of an accidental chemical release.

Brenntag Southwest is a Business Unit of Brenntag, Inc., which serves customers worldwide with products, chemicals, and advanced materials. The company ranks among the top chemical distribution firms in North America. It is the worldwide policy of Brenntag to safely blend and distribute its products and to handle materials throughout their life cycle in a manner that protects the environment and safeguards employees, customers and the public from unacceptable risk.

PLANT DESCRIPTION

The Brenntag Southwest facility is located in the southeastern part of the State of Louisiana near the city of St Gabriel. The company employs 16 full-time employees who carry out distribution activities that include the storing and handling of factory packed containers of Cyclohexylamine in compliance with the Prevention Program Level 2. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers these products hazardous. The facility provides these and other quality products to customers in Louisi
ana and other surrounding states.

PRODUCTS

Cyclohexylamine is used in water treatment, as a rubber accelerator, and intermediate in organic synthesis. The same properties that make these chemicals valuable as a commodity also make it necessary to observe certain safety precautions in handling them to reduce the threat to nearby members of our community as well as to the employees of the company. It is our policy to adhere to all applicable Federal, State and Local regulations.

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE & EMERGENCY RESPONSE POLICIES

Brenntag Southwest maintains emergency equipment specifically designed for use in an emergency to stop leaks from product containers. Brenntag maintains employees who are trained in the specialized use of this emergency equipment and maintains agreements with area response companies equipped to respond to emergencies.



The Emergency Programs in place at the facility include an Emergency Response Plan, Fire Prevention Plan, and a Transportation Emergency Plan. These plans require the facility to maintain an open door policy with local fire departments and other emergency agencies in the area, and to invite emergency responders from both the public and private sectors to tour the facility annually in order to gain knowledge of the physical setup and processes of the plant. This information becomes very valuable during an emergency incident. These plans also direct the facility to maintain a working relationship with area clinics and hospitals in order to be prepared during an emergency event.

ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROGRAM & CHEMICAL SPECIFIC ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROGRAM

Brenntag Southwest, Inc. maintains Health, Safety, and Environmental policies for Risk Management, Training, Product Stewardship, Community Outreach, Hazard Communication, and Process Safety Management among others. These policies require careful review of the hazards and determine the safeguards that must be implemented to prevent releases of regulated chemicals.
In conjunction with these numerous training programs, the company also complies with container specifications, inspections, and testing requirements of the Department of Transportation regulations. Still other programs such as the NACD's Responsible Distribution Program, and guidance implemented based on EPA's SARA Title III regulations along with BOCA Building and Fire Codes have aided the company in designing and operating a safe plant. These programs and regulations coupled with company policy help to ensure the safe operation of the facility, protecting employees, neighbors, and the general public from chemical exposure.

FIVE-YEAR ACCIDENTAL RELEASE HISTORY

The Brenntag Southwest St. Gabriel branch has not had a significant release resulting in evacuation of the facility in the past 5 years.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM

This facility has emergency plans which are coordinated with local fire departments and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). For toxic and flammable products, the company's emergency response plans are based on information from the manufacturers of these materials. The emergency response plans for all company facilities include procedures for notification of potentially affected neighbors, the local fire authority, Federal, State, and Local agencies.

SUMMARY

In order to continue to improve upon its safety record, Brenntag Southwest requires all of its facilities to conduct incident investigations, safety compliance audits, annual training on normal and emergency procedures, and community outreach actions that include: educating and training customers, fire departments, and emergency response teams. These policies, along with improvements that have originated from internal programs such as the Employee Suggestion Program and external sources such as industrial associations, aid the company in its continuous effort to enhance the safe handling and storage of all of its products.