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Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant

Parent Companies:
City of Bossier City
EPA Facility ID:
100000072486
Other ID:
LA0065978
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
8000 Shed Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
County:
BOSSIER
Lat / Long:
32.561, -93.631 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Photo
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:
24000

Owner/Operator:

Name:
City of Bossier City
Phone:
(318) 741-8374
Address:
P.O. Box 5337
Bossier City, LA 71171 -5337
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Shawn Barton
Title:
Wastewater Superintendent

Emergency contact:

Name:
Shawn Barton
Title:
Wastewater Superintendent
Phone:
(318) 741-8379
24-hour phone:
(318) 453-7662
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Bossier-Caddo Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
13
Covered by OSHA PSM:
No
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Aug. 8, 2008
Inspecting Agency:
Fire Department
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Old Chlorination Process
RMP ID:
1000051557
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
16,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
New Chlorination Process
RMP ID:
1000051558
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
20,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
May 9, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000041854

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 Old Chlorination Process)
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
Public OCA Chemical (in New Chlorination Process)
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 Old Chlorination Process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
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:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in New Chlorination Process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
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:
  • 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

Old Chlorination Process, Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Prevention Program ID:
1000033915
Safety Review Date
March 4, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
Mitigation Systems
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
March 4, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
March 4, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
March 4, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 22, 2014, 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
July 29, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Sept. 17, 2011
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
New Chlorination Process, Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Prevention Program ID:
1000033916
Safety Review Date
March 4, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Alarms
Mitigation Systems
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
March 4, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
March 4, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
March 4, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 22, 2014, 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
July 29, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 16, 2011
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:
Oct. 2, 2012
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(318) 741-8711
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

BOSSIER CITY, LA

NORTHEAST WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY



1.0 Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies



The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant is committed to the safety of our workers, the public, and the environment. The resources invested in the prevention of accidental releases of hazardous substances demonstrate this commitment. The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant implements reasonable controls, such as training of personnel and the safe design, installation, operation and maintenance of our processes. Our policy is to make every effort to prevent the release of hazardous substances but in the event of a release, our trained personnel and local emergency response agencies will respond to control and contain the release in a manner that will be safe for workers and will help prevent injuries to the public or the environment.



2.0 Description of the Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant and Regulated Substances



The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant is located within the city limits of Bossier City, Louisiana, a city with a population of over 64,000 residents. The facility is capable of treating 6 million gallons of wastewater per day. The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant handles one substance regulated by the Risk Management Plan Rule (RMP Rule) in quantities above the Threshold Quantity. This substance is:



? Chlorine -stored in 1 ton cylinders and used for disinfection of the wastewater prior to release into the receiving stream.



3.0 Hazard Assessment



The RMP Rule requires the Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant to perform a Hazard Assessment of the regulated substances stored and used in the covered processes at the facility. The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant conducted a Hazard Assessment for the Chlorination process and the results of the Hazard Assessment have been
formally communicated with the local emergency response agencies.



4.0 Accidental Release Prevention Program and Chemical-Specific Prevention Steps



The RMP Rule requires that a prevention program be established for the Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant chlorination process. The following details the prevention program elements at the Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant that apply to this process.



4.1 Safety Information



The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant maintains a variety of technical documents that are used to help ensure safe operation of the Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant processes. Material safety data sheets (MSDSs) document the physical and chemical properties of hazardous substances handled at the Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant, including the chlorine in the covered process. The engineering design documents include the operating parameters, the design basis and configuration of the equipment in each covered process, and references to applicable codes and standards.



4.2 Hazard Review



The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant performs and periodically updates hazard reviews of the covered processes to help identify and control process hazards. Checklists are used to guide the hazard review. These checklists include items to help ensure the Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant operates and maintains the equipment in a manner consistent with the applicable design specifications, codes, standards, and regulations.



4.3 Operating Procedures



The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant develops and maintains operating procedures to define how tasks related to process operations should be performed. The operating procedures are used to:



1. train employees and contractors, and

2. serve as reference guides for appropriate actions to take during both normal and abnormal process conditions.



4.4 Training



The
Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant trains personnel in the operating procedures to help ensure safe and effective performance of their assigned tasks. A record of all training is maintained to help ensure new and refresher training is provided on a timely basis.



4.5 Maintenance



The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant properly maintains the equipment in our processes. The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant maintenance program includes:



1. Procedures to safely guide workers in their maintenance tasks,

2. Worker training in the maintenance procedures, and

3. Inspection and testing program to help identify equipment deterioration and damage before equipment fails.



4.6 Compliance Audits



The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant performs periodic (at least every three years) audits of covered processes to verify the processes are operating in compliance with the requirements of the RMP Rule. A compliance audit report is prepared after each audit, and any deficiencies noted by the audit are corrected in a timely manner.



4.7 Incident Investigations



The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant investigates all incidents that could reasonably have resulted in a serious injury to personnel, the public, or the environment. The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant trains employees to identify and report any and all incidents requiring investigation. An investigation team is assembled and the investigation is initiated within 48 hours of the incident. The results of the investigation are documented, recommendations are resolved, and appropriate process enhancements are implemented.



4.8 Chemical-specific Prevention Steps -Chlorine



Industry standards are followed at the Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant to help ensure safe handling of chlorine. The vendor supplies chlorine via a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved truck and in DOT approved 1
ton cylinders. The process equipment is designed and constructed with state-of-the-art materials and technology utilizing the standards and guidelines of the Chlorine Institute, Compressed Gas Association, American Water Works Association, ASME, ANSI, and other applicable codes. Workers who perform operations involving chlorine receive training emphasizing safe handling procedures according to the guidelines required by the Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant.



5.0 Five Year Accident History



There have been no accidents or incidents that resulted in injuries to employees, the public, or the environment at the Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant in the past five years.



6.0 Emergency Response Programs



The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant has prepared a written emergency response plan that complies with the RMP Rule, other federal standards and industry guidelines. This plan has been communicated to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and local fire department. The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant periodically conducts emergency drills to test our emergency plan and coordinate these drills with the local fire department.



7.0 Planned Changes to Improve Safety



The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant continuously attempts to improve the safety of our processes to protect our employees, the public and the environment. The Bossier City Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant incident investigations, employee suggestions and improvements in technology are utilized to update the safety aspects of the processes. The following changes to improve process safety are planned or have recently been completed.



1. Implement a chlorine shipment Quality Assurance Program to aid in the inspection of chlorine cylinders when received, and

2. Implement a preventive maintenance program for the hoists used to move chlorine cylinders.