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Therchem

Parent Companies:
Cayce Chemicals
EPA Facility ID:
100000063977
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
6510 East Old Spanish Trail
New Iberia, LA 70560
County:
IBERIA
Lat / Long:
29.957, -91.732 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
10 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Bo Cayce
Phone:
(337) 364-4191
Address:
P.O. Box 12053
New Iberia, LA 70562
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Bo Cayce
Title:
President

Emergency contact:

Name:
Bo Cayce
Title:
President
Phone:
(337) 364-4191
24-hour phone:
(337) 364-4191
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:
0
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 15, 2011
Inspecting Agency:
LA LPG Commission
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Ammonia Storage
RMP ID:
67892
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Other Warehousing and Storage (49319)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
40,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Oct. 27, 2006
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
46905

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 Ammonia Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP Guidance for Ammonia Refrigeration Reference Tables or Equations
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 Ammonia Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP Guidance for Ammonia Refrigeration Reference Tables or Equations
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

Ammonia Storage, Other Warehousing and Storage (49319)
Prevention Program ID:
25012
Safety Review Date
June 8, 1999, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • NFPA 58
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
Procedure Review Date
Aug. 15, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Aug. 15, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Aug. 15, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Sept. 1, 2011, 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
Aug. 17, 2009
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 18, 2009
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:
(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

Therchem is regulated, permitted and inspected annually by the Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission. As such, this facility abides by the industry and state standards set forth by this agency, including NFPA 58.

There have been no accidents at this facility within the past five years.

In order to continue safe operations, Therchem maintains operating procedures, a training program and a preventative maintenance plan.

The Iberia Parish Emergency Planning Committee has included a chemical release from this facility into the community emergency response plan. Emergency response has been coordinated with the local fire department and emergency numbers are posted at the facility.