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Venice Terminal (DGS)

Parent Companies:
Dynegy Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000066457
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
45002164
Parent Company DUNS:
804405074

Location:

Address:
1565 Tidewater Road
Venice, LA 70091
County:
PLAQUEMINES
Lat / Long:
29.225, -89.396 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Administrative Building
Horizonal accuracy:
m
Horizontal reference datum:
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Dynegy Midstream Services, LP
Phone:
(713) 507-6400
Address:
1000 Louisiana Suite 5800
Houston, TX 77002
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Bryant Hazard
Title:
Area Manager
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Bryant Hazard
Title:
Area Manager
Phone:
(504) 534-4050
24-hour phone:
(504) 534-4000
Ext or PIN:
Email:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(504) 534-4000
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Plaquemines Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
42
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
2240-00141-VO
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
July 1, 1998
Inspecting Agency:
Department of Transportation
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Unspecified process
RMP ID:
13865
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals (42271)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Isobutane [Propane, 2-methyl]
75-28-5
17,000,000
No
Butane
106-97-8
8,500,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
11,000,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
5,300,000
No
Ethane
74-84-0
1,000,000
No
Propane
74-98-6
22,000,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 21, 1999
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
10808

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Source no longer uses any regulated substance
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: Worst-case

None

3. Toxics: Alternative release

None

4. Flammables: 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 Unspecified process)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Underground Storage Cavern is considered to be passive mitigation according to EPA
not considered:
  • Blast walls

5. Flammables: 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 Unspecified process)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

, Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals (42271)
Prevention Program ID:
6791
Safety Review Date
March 1, 1999, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Sept. 1, 1998, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
  • Process Detection
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
June 30, 1998, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
June 1, 1998, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
March 1, 1998, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 1, 1998, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Sept. 1, 1998
Management of Change Review Date
Aug. 1, 1998
Pre-startup Review Date
Sept. 1, 1998
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 1, 1997
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
March 1, 1998
Incident Investigation Date
Aug. 1, 1998
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
March 1, 1999
Participation Plan Review Date
March 1, 1999
Hot Work Review Date
March 1, 1999
Contractor Safety Review Date
March 1, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 1, 1999, since latest RMP submission

8. Prevention Program level 2

No Prevention Program level 2

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:
March 1, 1999
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(504) 682-1446
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

26892 LDEQ Facility ID Number

Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies
The Venice Terminal is committed to protecting the health and safety of company personnel, contractors working in the facility, our neighbors in the surrounding community and the environment. This commitment is strongly supported by senior management and is demonstrated by the resources invested in accident prevention, such as employee training and in considering safety in the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of our facility. This location implements both administrative and engineering controls to reasonably minimize the risk of an uncontrolled release of a hazardous substance. The facility does not anticipate having any type of uncontrolled release. However if an uncontrolled release does occur, the personnel at the facility in cooperation with local response agencies are trained to respond, minimize and/or eliminate any exposure that could occur to protect employees and the surrounding area.

Description of the Stationary Source and Regulated Substances
The Venice Terminal is a facility which receives natural gas liquids from pipelines and barges. The liquids stored include propane, ethane, butanes and a pentane - natural gasoline mixture. The liquids are stored on site in underground storage caverns and above ground storage tanks and then delivered to market via pipeline, barge and transport vehicles. There are no listed toxic substances which exceed their respective threshold quantities stored at this facility.

Hazard Assessment - Worst Case Scenario
The Worst Case Scenario for this facility is for flammables and would be a failure of a wellhead on an underground storage cavern releasing propane to the atmosphere over a 10 minute period; having an offsite impact. Since the cavern is underground and considered passively mitigated by EPA, the full well volume was not considered to be released under the program requirements. API Publication 761 wa
s used to determine the worst case scenario endpoint . This type of scenario is very unlikely to occur. In addition qualified individuals operate this facility daily; the equipment is inspected and maintained according to a preventive maintenance schedule further reducing the likelihood of this occurrence.

Hazard Assessment - Alternative Release Scenario
The Alternative Release Scenario for this facility is for flammables and would be a valve failure, thus releasing propane to the atmosphere over a 10-minute period. The result of the release would have an offsite impact. EPA's OCA Guidance was used to calculate this release scenario. Qualified individuals operate this facility daily, the equipment is inspected and maintained according to a preventative maintenance schedule, which further reduces the likelihood of this release occurring.

Accidental Release Prevention Program
This facility is regulated by 29CFR 1910.119 (Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals), 1910.38 (Employee Emergency Plans), 1910.120 (Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response), 40CFR 112 (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure), RCRA and State and Federal EPCRA Rules/Laws, as well as other federal, state and local regulations which are all developed to reduce the potential for the release of Highly Hazardous Chemicals.

This facility has implemented the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals along with additional requirements of the Risk Management Program as the Accident Release Prevention Program. There are other practices and measures, which are contained in numerous plans and procedures that all assist to prevent the release of Highly Hazardous Chemicals. Facility accident prevention programs promote the pro-active identification, evaluation, and mitigation or prevention of releases of highly hazardous substances that could occur as a result of failures in processes, procedures or equipment. The implementation of The Employee Participation Pr
ogram requires the development of the necessary expertise, experiences, judgement, and proactive initiative within the workforce.

An established comprehensive training program has been developed and implemented at the facility. All employees are trained in an overview of the process as well as in appropriate safe work practices per the corporate safety guidelines. In addition to the training required of all employees, personnel having responsibilities under the operating and maintenance procedures are trained in those procedures.

Safe work practices have been developed to ensure safe operations that are consistent with industry practice and meet regulatory requirements. Safe work practices include site control, lockout/tagout, line breaking, confined space entry and hot work to ensure the safety and well being of employees and the surrounding area.

This facility has a policy of investigating every incident, which may have possibly resulted in a release to prevent a similar accident from recurring.

The Company has established an audit procedure to assure the continued integrity of the prevention program. Ensuring the safety and well being of employees and the surrounding area.

5 Year Accident History
The Venice Terminal has had an excellent accident prevention program over the last five- (5) years. There have been no releases of listed Hazardous Substances which resulted in offsite effects.

Emergency Response Program
The Venice Terminal maintains a written emergency response plan to protect workers, ensure public safety and to protect the environment. The plan details the procedures for responding to an emergency, including the release or potential release of a hazardous substance. The procedures include instruction for response, communication, first aid, evacuation, accounting for personnel, company and agency notification procedures, and post incident cleanup and decontamination. All emergency equipment is maintained following established procedures.
Employees are trained in the procedures and use of equipment appropriate to their role in the response effort. The emergency response plan is coordinated with the local emergency responders such as local law enforcement, local and state government officials, and the local emergency planning committee.


Planned Changes to Improve Safety
The plant personnel are continually developing new ways to improve the safety of the facility. This is done through responsibility matrices and training which is a vital part of any safety program. Training is conducted according to a systematic schedule so employees and contractors are given the most up to date programs that are on the market today. All new and modified equipment is designed with appropriate safety controls and devices.