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Louisiana Water Company - New Iberia Water Plant

Parent Companies:
Utility Holdings, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000057421
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
53250296
Parent Company DUNS:
606528255

Location:

Address:
316 W. Main Street
New Iberia, LA 70560
County:
IBERIA
Lat / Long:
30.010, -91.821 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
50 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1927
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Louisiana Water Company
Phone:
(337) 364-3023
Address:
316 W. Main Street
New Iberia, LA 70560
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
William E. Edrington, III
Title:
Executive Vice President

Emergency contact:

Name:
W.J. Brugh, Jr.
Title:
Regional Manager
Phone:
(337) 364-3023
24-hour phone:
(337) 364-3023
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Iberia Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
25
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Jan. 9, 2009
Inspecting Agency:
LWCC Loss Prevention
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Water Plant Chlorine Stor
RMP ID:
1000055897
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (22131)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
24,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
July 8, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000045137

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 Water Plant Chlorine Stor)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.5
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • 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 Water Plant Chlorine Stor)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.50
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Neutralization
  • Scrubbers
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • 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

Water Plant Chlorine Stor, Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (22131)
Prevention Program ID:
1000046763
Safety Review Date
April 23, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
May 21, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Equipment failure
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • Enclosure
  • Neutralization
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Detection
  • Mitigation Systems
  • None Recommended
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
April 23, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
April 23, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 23, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 30, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
April 23, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
None
Compliance Audit Date
April 23, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
April 23, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
April 23, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
April 23, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
None, 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:
April 23, 2014
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(337) 369-4427
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 - Louisiana Water Company Risk Management Plan



Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Facility Identification Number - 19477 LDEQ



Accidental release prevention and emergency response policies at the stationary source -



Accident Prevention Management System -



LAWCO chlorine operations, maintenance, training and accident prevention follow guidelines established by the American Water Works Association, more particularly, AWWA Manual 20, "Water Chlorination Principles and Practices", AWWA B301-59, "Standard for Liquid Chlorine", AWWA C601-81, "Forms of Chlorine for Disinfection".

LAWCO chlorine operations equipment and processes follow guidelines established by the American Water Works Association, more particularly, AWWA Manual M20, "Chlorination Equipment" and those set forth by the manufacturer's of such equipment.

LAWCO chlorine operations follow guidelines set forth by the manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

LAWCO's annual hazard review identifies any and all hazards associated with the process, opportunities for equipment malfunctions or human error, safeguards needed to control the hazards or prevent equipment malfunction or human error, and any steps used or needed to detect or monitor releases.

LAWCO's annual review of all operating procedures assure that they reflect current operating practice, including changes that result from changes in process chemicals, technology, and equipment, and changes to stationary sources.

LAWCO provides initial, thorough training for each new employee involved in operating a process that emphas specific safety and health hazards, emergency operations including shutdown, and safe working practices. Training program includes annual refresher training for all employees involved with activities in the chlorination process.

LAWCO's maintenance program ensures mechanical integrity of process equipment. Our maintenance program procedures are in writing, training is provided for
all employees involved in maintenance activities, and regularly scheduled inspections and testing is performed on process equipment.

LAWCO's compliance audits ensure compliance with the provisions of the risk management program.

LAWCO conducts thorough incident investigations for any incident that resulted in, or could reasonably have resulted in a catastrophic release of chlorine.

LAWCO continually monitors the Accident Prevention Management program for improvements in safety, hazard assessment, operating and maintenance procedures and training.

LAWCO has a locked pre-stressed concrete with double tee panel constructed chlorine storage building which facilitates an adjoining chlorine scrubber system. The chlorine storage building is equipped with an automated chlorine leak detection system with audible and visual alarm system. The chlorine storage building is equipped with a totally contained chlorine scrubber system designed to neutralize up to 1-ton of chlorine.



Emergency Response Plan -



LAWCO has a detailed written emergency response plan. The plan includes specific actions that should be taken in response to an accidental release of chlorine. The plan includes procedures for the following: Notification Procedures, First Aid Procedures for Exposure, Emergency Response Procedures After a Release, Procedures for Use of Equipment, Training for Employees in Procedures, Review and Update of Plan, and Emergency Response Plan Regulatory Agencies.



The stationary source and regulated substance handled -



Primary activity - drinking water treatment plant.

Use of regulated substance - chlorine used to disinfect drinking water.

Quantities handled or stored - maximum of twelve (12) one-ton cylinders or 24,000 pounds. LAWCO reserves the right to hold an inventory in excess of twelve (12) cylinders containing two thousand (2,000) pounds of chlorine (Cl2), if in our best judgement, we believe that real or anticipated emergency or extreme environmental co
nditions could have the potential to disrupt our chlorine supply and adversely affect our ability to provide potable water service to our community.



The general accidental release prevention program and chemical-specific prevention steps -



LAWCO is in compliance with AWWA Manual M20, "Water Chlorination Principles and Practices" which outlines specific procedures in Shipping Containers for Chlorine Compressed Gases, Handling Shipping Containers, Storing Shipping Containers, Emptying Containers, Connecting and Disconnecting Containers, Engineering Control of Hazards, Finding Gas Leaks, Handling Emergencies, Personnel Protective Equipment, Personnel Training, Special Care and Use of Hypochlorites. LAWCO is in compliance with AWWA B301-59, "Liquid Chlorine Standard", which defines liquid chlorine and explains characteristics of liquid chlorine, shipping requirements for liquid clorine and inspection requirements for liquid chlorine containers.



The five-year accident history -



LAWCO has not had any accidents involving any chlorine releases at this facility over the past five years, and in fact, since we purchased and assumed responsibility of operations and maintenance at the New Iberia plant in February of 1983, there have been no reportable releases or accidents involving chlorine at the facility.



The emergency response program -



LAWCO has a detailed written emergency response plan. Our plan includes specific actions that should be taken in response to an accidental release of a regulated substance. The plan includes procedures for public notification, notification to agencies responsible for responding to accidental releases, notificatin to agencies requiring such notice, information on emergency health care, emergency response after a release, use of equipment, training requirements and annual review and plan updates.