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Associated Grocers, Inc.

Parent Companies:
Associated Grocers, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000072388
Other ID:
LAD003851441
Facility DUNS:
3851441
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
8686 Anselmo Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
County:
EAST BATON ROUGE
Lat / Long:
30.389, -91.097 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Storage Tank
Horizonal accuracy:
3 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Associated Grocers, Inc.
Phone:
(225) 769-2020
Address:
8686 Anselmo Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Brian Broocks
Title:
Director of Risk Management

Emergency contact:

Name:
Matt Fuqua
Title:
Director of Facilities Maintenance
Phone:
(225) 444-1368
24-hour phone:
(225) 229-2076
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(225) 769-2020
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
East Baton Rouge LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
500
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. 26, 2014
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Ammonia Refrigeration
RMP ID:
1000068534
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Other Grocery and Related Products Merchant Wholesalers (42449)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
33,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Jan. 21, 2016
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Revised PHA / Hazard Review due to process change (40 CFR 68.190(b)(5))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000054745

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 Refrigeration)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
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:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas
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:
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • 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

Ammonia Refrigeration, Other Grocery and Related Products Merchant Wholesalers (42449)
Prevention Program ID:
1000057197
Safety Review Date
Nov. 6, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
June 16, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if/Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Reduced Inventory
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 6, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Nov. 19, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 6, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Jan. 5, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 22, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
April 22, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
Aug. 28, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Nov. 15, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
March 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Oct. 7, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Oct. 7, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Feb. 23, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 5, 2016
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 19, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Jan. 5, 2016, 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:
April 1, 2015
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(225) 389-8600
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

1. Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies



Associated Grocers, Inc. is committed to both the safety of our employees and that of the surrounding public, including both human health and the environment. Safety is ensured through careful prevention measures and emergency planning. The intent of our prevention program is the minimization of all risks that could possibly lead to an accidental release. This program focuses primarily on the mechanical integrity of the process equipment and the training of its operators. The Emergency Response Plan focuses on minimizing the potential impacts of an accidental release. This is done by coordinating emergency actions with the St. George Fire Department and ensuring that employees are trained on the proper response to an emergency situation.



2. The Stationary Source and Regulated Substances Handled



Associated Grocers, Inc. is a grocery distribution facility. The regulated substance handled at this plant is ammonia. Ammonia is used as a refrigerant in the plant cooler and freezer system.



3. The General Accidental Release Prevention Program and the Specific Prevention Steps



Associated Grocers believes that the best way to prevent an accidental release is by being proactive in its approach to safety. This facility maintains information about the proper use of its equipment and the possible hazards. By following set operating procedures and maintenance routines, the process equipment within the facility will continue to operate at optimum condition. Additionally, the release prevention program is constantly being improved by sustained employee training and regular compliance audits. Compliance with all applicable state codes and regulations ensures the continued safety of Associated Grocers.



4. Five-Year Accident History



In the last five years, the Associated Grocers facility has not experienced a significant accidental ammonia release.



5. The Emergency Response Program



A wel
l planned emergency response program can make a tremendous difference in the potential off-site impacts of an accidental release. Swift, efficient actions can minimize the damage to both human population and the natural surroundings. To this end, Associated Grocers has coordinated emergency response effort with the St. George Fire Department and has instructed employees on the proper actions to take in the event of an accidental release. Associated Grocers maintains a well trained emergency response team and has a written emergency response plan which specifies the details of the actions that will be taken in the event of an accidental release.



6. Planned Changes to Improve Safety



Associated Grocers will incorporate or address any recommendations resulting from the Process Hazard Analysis, Offsite Consequences, Incident Investigations and Compliance Audits. The flexibility of the program allows Associated Grocers to respond effectively to prevent or minimize any potential of exposing Associated Grocers employees, the surrounding public, and/or the environment to a release of anhydrous ammonia.