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Pilgrim's Pride - Dixie Cold Storage

Parent Companies:
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation
EPA Facility ID:
100000060612
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
7334170
Parent Company DUNS:
7334170

Location:

Address:
7199 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71129
County:
CADDO
Lat / Long:
32.436, -93.899 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Storage Tank
Horizonal accuracy:
7 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Alan Hollinshead
Phone:
(318) 687-1210
Address:
7199 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71129
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Linda J. McDaniel
Title:
Corporate PSM Director

Emergency contact:

Name:
Michael Winsauer
Title:
Refrigeration Supervisor
Phone:
(318) 687-1210
24-hour phone:
(318) 549-1215
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(318) 687-1210
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Shreveport / Caddo LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
44
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:
Feb. 16, 2005
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Ammonia Refrigeration
RMP ID:
68417
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
13,200
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Dec. 19, 2006
Type:
Correction of existing RMP
Reason:
New accident history information
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
47270

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other
Other Reason:
Sold facility

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 Ammonia Refrigeration)
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:
  • 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 Ammonia Refrigeration)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
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

Sept. 12, 2006 at 05:40
ID:
7518
NAICS:
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Duration:
8 hours and 30 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Ammonia (anhydrous)
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
10.0 miles/h SE
Temperature:
72.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Soil Contamination
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Improper Schedule piping
Off-site responders notified:
Notified and Responded
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Revised emergency response plan

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Ammonia Refrigeration, Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Prevention Program ID:
40135
Safety Review Date
April 1, 2004, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
March 31, 2002, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
April 1, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
April 1, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 17, 2003, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Dec. 10, 2003
Management of Change Review Date
April 1, 2004
Pre-startup Review Date
Dec. 12, 2003
Compliance Audit Date
April 1, 2004
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 1, 2005
Incident Investigation Date
May 3, 2004
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
July 31, 2004
Participation Plan Review Date
April 1, 2004
Hot Work Review Date
April 1, 2004
Contractor Safety Review Date
April 1, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 20, 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:
April 28, 2004
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(318) 673-6662
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

This Risk Management Plan (RMP) covers the Pilgrim?s Pride Dixie Cold Storage Plant in Shreveport, LA. The reason for submitting this RMP is to comply with the mandatory five years update and to report the change of ownership from ConAgra Foods to Pilgrim?s Pride Corporation. This facility has two refrigeration systems using anhydrous ammonia as the refrigerant. The amount of anhydrous ammonia contained in only one of the systems is above the EPA threshold reporting quantity of 10,000 pounds.

Because anhydrous ammonia is listed by both the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a hazardous chemical, our accidental release prevention program is designed to comply with the Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations of these two agencies. These regulations are designed to prevent the accidental release of ammonia and to minimize the negative consequences should a release occur.

Pilgrim's Pride is committed to continuously improving the safety of its employees and the surrounding community. This commitment includes both human health and the protection of the environment. Safety is ensured through careful preventive measures and emergency planning. The intent of our release prevention program is to minimize all potential risks that could possibly lead to an accidental release of ammonia. The Emergency Response Plan focuses on reducing the potential impact if a release was to occur. This is done by coordinating emergency actions with the local Fire Department and ensuring that employees are trained to properly respond to an emergency situation. Drills are conducted and critiques are made to improve the response process. The Emergency Response plan is designed to comply with all government response agencies.

Pilgrims Pride Corporation?s accidental release prevention program is based on the following key elements:

? Hands-on and classroom training of the m
aintenance partners
? Written Employee participation program
? Preventative maintenance program
? Operating procedures, written with the participation of the refrigeration partners
? Performance of a process hazard analysis of the entire system including equipment and piping
? Design and implementation of an auditing and inspection program
? Management of Change Procedures
? Pre-Startup review procedures for significant system modifications
? Up-to-date process safety information
? Procedures for investigating release incidents or near-misses
? Hot-work permits for work on or near the ammonia process.
? Line Break procedures

This program was developed with the participation of Pilgrim?s Pride Corporation maintenance partners and focuses primarily on the safe operation and the mechanical integrity of the ammonia refrigeration process equipment. Our partners were instrumental in developing the Process Safety Information. Anhydrous ammonia pipes and valves are labeled and equipment information has been compiled. The Company follows the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) guidelines for safe operations and preventative maintenance of the refrigeration equipment. In addition, the facility has procedures in place for notifying contractors and their employees of the hazards pertaining to the system, as required under the regulations. Chemical-specific exposure prevention steps include availability of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and air purifying respirators for the maintenance partners, and awareness of the hazardous and toxic properties of anhydrous ammonia. Certain maintenance partners are provided with HAZMAT training on an annual basis.

In accordance with the PSM and RMP regulations, the Company performs periodical audits and Process Hazard analyses to enhance continued safe performance. Several recommended actions to improve safety were identified during these audits and reviews and are being tracked regularly for timely comp
letion as required.

An offsite consequence analysis was performed for this site, including consideration of ammonia release scenarios as ?worst case release? and ?alternative release scenarios?. We incorporate several management systems to decrease the likelihood of an incident occurring. This site has not experienced any ammonia incidents that have resulted in offsite consequences since the last RMP was submitted.