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Barracuda Plant

Parent Companies:
Targa Resources Corp.
EPA Facility ID:
100000067081
Other ID:
LAR000052555
Facility DUNS:
883283129
Parent Company DUNS:
138735688

Location:

Address:
5466 Gulf Beach Highway
Cameron, LA 70631
County:
CAMERON
Lat / Long:
29.765, -93.638 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Photo
Description:
Administrative Building
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:
24000

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Targa Midstream Services
Phone:
(713) 584-1000
Address:
811 Louisiana
Suite 2100
Houston, TX 77002
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Greg Stracner
Title:
Area Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Greg Stracner
Title:
Area Manager
Phone:
(337) 583-5212
24-hour phone:
(337) 540-7863
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Cameron Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
4
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
No
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
0560-00004-V4
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
May 24, 2012
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Unspecified process
RMP ID:
1000054230
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Methane
74-82-8
19,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
130,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Greg Lewis
Address:
8556 Katy Freeway, Suite 124
Houston, TX 77024
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(713) 476-9958

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 18, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000043902

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
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 RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
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 RMP*Comp(TM)
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

, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
1000045479
Safety Review Date
July 11, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
July 11, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
Procedure Review Date
Sept. 23, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Sept. 23, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Oct. 30, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Sept. 20, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 1, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
March 1, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
May 1, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
July 11, 2012
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Incident Investigation Date
May 17, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
June 17, 2013
Participation Plan Review Date
July 11, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
July 11, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
July 11, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 1, 2014, 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:
Oct. 22, 2013
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(337) 775-5111
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

26857 LDEQ Facility ID

Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies
The Barracuda Plant 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 Barracuda Plant is a facility which receives raw natural gas from well production. The raw gas is dehydrated and contaminants removed. Marketable natural gas is delivered via pipelines. Natural gas liquids are extracted and stored on site. The extracted natural gas liquids include ethane, propane, butane, and a pentane-natural gasoline mixture that are delivered to market via pipeline and transport vehicles. There are no listed toxic substances which exceed their respective threshold quantities stored at this facility.

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), State and Federal EPCRA Rules/Laws, as well as other federal, state and local regulations which are
in place 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 Program 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 Barracuda Plant has had an e
xcellent accident prevention program over the last fifteen (15) years. There has only been one release of a listed Hazardous Substances which did not result in offsite effects. The accidental release involved a liquid spill of a condensate/water mixture from a storage vessel which was caused by Hurricane Ike.

Emergency Response Program
The Barracuda Plant 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. All new and modified equipment is designed with appropriate safety controls and devices.