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Safety Kleen (Baton Rouge), Inc.

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000072459
Other ID:
LAD010395127
Facility DUNS:
10395127

Location:

Address:
13351 Scenic Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
County:
EAST BATON ROUGE
Lat / Long:
30.568, -91.207 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Plant Entrance (General)
Horizonal accuracy:
m
Horizontal reference datum:
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Safety Kleen (Baton Rouge), Inc.
Phone:
(225) 778-1234
Address:
13351 Scenic Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807 -1021
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Brian Blakemore
Title:
District Regulatory Compliance Mgr
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Paul Kimpel
Title:
Vice President
Phone:
(225) 778-1234
24-hour phone:
(225) 778-1234
Ext or PIN:
Email:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
East Baton Rouge LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
43
Covered by OSHA PSM:
No
EPCRA section 302:
No
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Inspecting Agency:
Never had one
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

HW Blending & Storage
RMP ID:
7041
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal (562211)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chloroform [Methane, trichloro-]
67-66-3
9,800
No
Formaldehyde (solution)
50-00-0
49,000
No
Hydrochloric acid (conc 37% or greater)
7647-01-0
63,000
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:
5876

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Source reduced inventory of all regulated substances below TQs
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 HW Blending & Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
10.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.5
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
not considered:
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Public OCA Chemical (in HW Blending & Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
25.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.5
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
not considered:
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Public OCA Chemical (in HW Blending & Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
37.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.5
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
not considered:
  • 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 HW Blending & Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
10.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance 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
Public OCA Chemical (in HW Blending & Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
37.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance 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
Public OCA Chemical (in HW Blending & Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
37.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance 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

HW Blending & Storage, Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal (562211)
Prevention Program ID:
3670
Safety Review Date
May 12, 1999, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • ASTM Standards
  • ASME Standards
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Fire
  • Runaway reaction
  • Polymerization
  • Overpressurization
  • Contamination
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Fire Walls
  • Deluge System
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
Procedure Review Date
June 16, 1998, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
March 1, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
June 19, 1998, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 12, 1999, 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
May 6, 1999
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
May 7, 1999
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:
Yes
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
Yes
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
June 1, 1999
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(225) 389-4615
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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The accidental release prevention and emergency response policies at your facility: This facility complies with the stringent RCRA Part B permitting requirements for a hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility. Extensive onsite capability exists for emergency response, to include: fire brigade, spill response team, rescue team, and confined space rescue. If a release in excess of a reportable quantity were to occur, it is our policy to notify the National Response Center, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and a third party private service that ensures all other possible notifications are made.

A description of your facility and the regulated substances handled. This facility is a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility. Typically, mixtures of hazardous wastes are received by tank truck or drum. They are then either blended with compatible other waste streams or temporarily stored until forwarded to other hazardous waste management facilities for further disposition. All waste steams are characterized and extreme care is taken to ensure compatibility among mixed wastes. In general, waste streams are quite dilute and do not normally exceed RMP management thresholds. However, to ensure no situation could occur when mixture components could result in triggering RMP thresholds, a review was conducted of the sites historical waste steam database. The chemicals with at least a potential to exceed RMP thresholds included chloroform and formaldehyde. Thionyl chloride was also included, not because of an RMP requirement, but because it is on the Louisiana listing of General Duty chemicals. In addition, hydrochloric acid, which is use in wastewater treatment, exceeds RMP thresholds and is part of the facility Risk Management Program. Although, Safety-Kleen evaluated the impact of thionyl chloride releases, it is not addressed further in this RMP specific submittal.

The worst-case rele
ase scenario and alternative release scenario.

The worst-case scenario for formaldehyde and chloroform is a release of the highest possible concentration of each chemical in a waste mixture from one of the facility's largest aboveground waste storage tanks (i.e., 23,000 gallons). For formaldehyde the highest possible concentration is 25% and that for chloroform is 10%. This event is unlikely to ever occur and is presented here as required by the Risk Management Program regulations. The worst-case scenario assumes that the entire quantity of the 23,000-gallon tank is completely released over a period of 10 minutes, resulting in a gaseous release of either formaldehyde or chloroform. According to EPA's Offsite Consequence Analysis look-up tables, the distance to the toxic endpoint for formaldehyde is 0.43 miles and for chloroform is 0.31 miles. The facility is located in a mixed rural/industrial area and the formaldehyde release could affect approximately 1100 persons while the chloroform could affect 550. For the wastewater treatment chemical (hydrochloric acid), the worst-case release is assumed to be the entire contents of the 6,500-gallon storage tank of 37% acid solution over a 10 minute period. The toxic endpoint for this release is 0.74 miles and approximately 2200 individuals could be affected.

The alternative release scenario is a more realistic accident, and for the purposes of operations at the Safety-Kleen facility is considered to be the spilling of the entire contents of a 55-gallon drum of waste or hydrochloric acid solution. The toxic endpoints for formaldehyde, chloroform, and hydrochloric acid are respectively 0.19 miles, 0.10 miles, and 0.10 miles. The affected individuals are respectively 210, 20, and 28.

The general accidental release prevention program and chemical-specific prevention steps. This facility complies with EPA's accident prevention rule, stringent hazardous waste management facility rules, and all applicable state and l
ocal codes and regulations.

Safety-Kleen is very proactive regarding safety. Contingency plans are in place to prevent accidents, as well as respond to accidents, should they occur. Safety-Kleen's safety and hazard prevention program include the following:

7 Risk Management Program
7 RCRA facility contingency Plan
7 Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan
7 Hazard Communication
7 Lockout/Tagout
7 Confined Space Entry
7 Fall Protection

To prepare for an emergency, plant operators have been trained in respiratory protection, emergency action, and fire prevention. The operators have many years of experience safely handling waste materials and wastewater treatment chemicals. They receive updated training regarding operations and safety on a regular basis.

Five-year accident history. Within the past five years, the Safety-Kleen facility has had no accidents that caused deaths, injuries, property or environmental damage, evacuations, or sheltering in place.

The emergency response program. In the event of an emergency involving waste management or the use of hydrochloric acid, the significant onsite response capability will be activated. Included are the facility fire brigade and emergency response team. Given the limited potential for a large release, Safety-Kleen does not anticipate an emergency that could not be handled with its own assets. This ensures the most rapid possible response.

Planned changes to improve safety. Safety-Kleen has continually sought to improve the safety of its operations. Currently, there are no specific projects to further reduce risks. The lack of accidents at the facility and the relatively short endpoints for conservatively identified worst-case scenarios are indicative of the lack of the potential for a significant release.