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Galata Chemicals - Taft Facility

Parent Companies:
Galata Chemicals, LLC
EPA Facility ID:
100000065822
Other ID:
LAD065470916
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
962753716

Location:

Address:
471 Highway 3142
Hahnville, LA 70057
County:
ST. CHARLES
Lat / Long:
29.983, -90.455 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Administrative Building
Horizonal accuracy:
100 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Galata Chemicals, LLC
Phone:
(985) 783-6201
Address:
471 Highway 3142
Hahnville, LA 70057
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Diane Corneau
Title:
Interim Plant Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Diane Corneau
Title:
Interim Plant Manager
Phone:
(985) 783-8259
24-hour phone:
(985) 783-6201
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
St. Charles Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
120
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:
April 9, 2015
Inspecting Agency:
FRA, Federal Railroad Administration
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

DMT Process
RMP ID:
1000069180
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Methyl chloride [Methane, chloro-]
74-87-3
230,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
MMP/Tin Stabilizers
RMP ID:
1000069181
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
246,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Cynthia Maldonado
Address:
471 Hwy 3142
Hahnville, LA 70057
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(985) 783-8338

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Jan. 20, 2016
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000055282

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 MMP/Tin Stabilizers)
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:
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 DMT Process)
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:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in MMP/Tin Stabilizers)
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:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Excess flow valve
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers

4. Flammables: Worst-case

None

5. Flammables: Alternative release

None

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

DMT Process, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000057842
Safety Review Date
Nov. 2, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Dec. 8, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Overpressurization
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
Procedure Review Date
Aug. 25, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Feb. 2, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 7, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 11, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 15, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
June 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Oct. 30, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
May 29, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 30, 2015
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 5, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 26, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Sept. 30, 2015, since latest RMP submission
MMP/Tin Stabilizers, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000057843
Safety Review Date
Nov. 10, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Dec. 8, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
  • Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
July 28, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 28, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 7, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 18, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 15, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
June 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Oct. 30, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
May 29, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 30, 2015
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 5, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Feb. 26, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Oct. 30, 2015, since latest RMP submission
MMP/Tin Stabilizers, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000057844
Safety Review Date
Aug. 3, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Aug. 28, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
July 28, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Feb. 11, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 6, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 18, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 15, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
June 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Oct. 30, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
May 29, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 30, 2015
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 5, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Feb. 26, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Oct. 30, 2015, 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:
Nov. 3, 2015
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(985) 783-5050
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

Galata Chemicals Taft RMP Executive Summary



1. Accidental release prevention and emergency response policies at Galata Chemicals Taft.

The facility is committed to ensuring the safety of the St. Charles Parish Community by the implementation of the accident prevention and emergency response procedures. Galata Chemicals' Taft Facility is RC 14001 and ISO 14001 certified for its Environmental, Safety, and Security Management Systems. Galata Chemicals, LLC follows its Environmental Health and Safety Policy which dictates senior management's commitment to protecting its employees and the surrounding community.



2. Regulated Substances Handled at Galata Chemicals Taft Facility.

Galata Chemicals employs approximately 120 people who live and work in the St. Charles Parish area. This facility has been in business at the same location since 1966. The facility produces plastic additives including epoxidized vegetable oils, organo-tin stabilizers, sulfur compounds, and mixed metals stabilizers. Our products are used in Louisiana and globally in the production of plastics and polymers used on a daily basis. The facility has two toxic chemicals in threshold quantities affected by the RMP rule - ammonia (anhydrous) and methyl chloride.

The covered processes are the DMT process and MMP/Tin Stabilizer Process. MMP and Tin Stabilizers are treated as one covered process because they all utilize a single anhydrous storage vessel, in-connected by process piping. Thiocyanates (SCN) was decommissioned by 2010.



3. Accident Release Prevention Program and chemical-specific prevention steps.

The facility implements OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) rules to minimize chemical process accidents. The key to these process management practices are:

Collection and maintenance of process safety information

Process hazard analysis studies conducted with employee participation

Mechanical integrity testing of the process equipment

Operating procedures and annual
reviews

Training, operators are re-trained and certified every three years

Safety training program (includes safety, health, environmental and security)

Management of change program

Pre-startup safety reviews with employee participation

Emergency response procedures, and

Incident investigation



4. Five year accident history.

Galata Chemicals is required to compile an accident release history for the RMP listed chemicals for the past five years. According to the RMP rule, an accidental release is defined as one that resulted in death, injuries, significant property damage, evacuations, shelter-in-place, or environmental damage. The Taft facility has had no RMP releases over the past five years.



5. Emergency Response Program.

Galata Chemicals has documented emergency response procedures to respond to various emergency situations, including fire/explosion, hazardous material releases, medical emergencies, severe weather, bomb threats, etc. One of the key features of the facility response program is the dedicated phone system tied to the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operation Center (EOC). The EOC can call in assistance from the Parish Police, Fire Department, Hospitals and adjacent chemical facilities to mitigate and control emergency situations. The EOC can also take protective measures and alert the community as to the steps to take in response to emergency situations. Galata Chemicals has emergency teams including Fire Brigade, Haz Mat technicians, and Medical First Responders. Galata Chemicals is an active member of the St Charles Parish Mutual Aid Group.



6. Planned Changes to improve safety.

Training: Safety training is scheduled on a monthly basis. Emergency response personnel (fire brigade, haz mat technicians, confined space rescue teams) are re-trained on an annual basis. Medical teams are trained every two years. Incident Command training is conducted every two years.