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St. Bernard Parish Water Treatment Plant

Parent Companies:
Department of Public Works
St. Bernard Parish Government
EPA Facility ID:
100000083857
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
20856340
Parent Company #1 DUNS:
0
Parent Company #2 DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
1111 E. St. Bernard Parish Highway
Chalmette, LA 70044
County:
ST. BERNARD
Lat / Long:
29.931, -89.956 (Get map)
Method:
Public Land Survey - Section
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
7 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
St. Bernard Parish Government
Phone:
(504) 271-1681
Address:
P.O. Box 1278
1111 E. St. Bernard Highway
Chalmette, LA 70043 -1278
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Jacob B. Groby, III
Title:
Supt. Environmental Quality
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Steve Lombardo
Title:
Superintendent Plant Operations
Phone:
(504) 271-1681
24-hour phone:
(504) 271-1681
Ext or PIN:
Email:
N/A

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(504) 271-1681
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
St. Bernard Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
48
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:
Nov. 1, 2016
Inspecting Agency:
Dept. of Health and Hospitals
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Chlorine Disinfection
RMP ID:
1000080053
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (22131)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
24,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Jacob B. Groby III
Address:
1111 E. St. Bernard Hwy.
Chalmette, LA 70043
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(504) 881-0265

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 1, 2017
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000063817

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 Chlorine Disinfection)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
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:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Scrubber System
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 Chlorine Disinfection)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
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:
  • Scrubbers
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • 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

Chlorine Disinfection, Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (22131)
Prevention Program ID:
1000050110
Safety Review Date
Dec. 10, 2017, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Alarms
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Increased Inventory
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 3, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
July 3, 2017, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 10, 2017, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 10, 2017, 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
Dec. 10, 2017
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
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:
Dec. 10, 2017
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(504) 278-4282
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
No
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
No
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

1. The accidental release prevention and emergency response policies at your facility



We have never had an accidental release here, but we have trained for it, the likelihood of this happening seems remote at best. The improvements, where the cylinders are to be stored in a sealed room and the addition of scrubber should improve our record.

What seems to restrict us in attempting to "have a plan" is that we have plans in place under the Annex R (chemical release) and Annex T (Terrorism) that fall under our Homeland Security Department and the 911 system that completely removes us from the Command and Control Structure? These plans are part of the RMP binder. IF any type of incident happens, in its most basic form we call 911 and situate in place.



2. Your facility and the regulated substances handled



We are the drinking water supply for St. Bernard Parish and we use chlorine for disinfection. Our state requires and approves this type of disinfection in preparing portable drinking water from the Mississippi River.



3. The general accidental release prevention program and chemical-specific prevention steps



Maximum intended inventory was included in the hazard review, Safe limits, equipment specifications and codes were located in the safety information section of the RMP manual. Signs warning that a toxic hazardous chemical, chlorine, was in the area are now properly posted. We are improving training and with the chlorine cylinders being stored in the sealed room many changes will be made



4. The five-year accident history



We have had no accidental releases of chlorine in the past five years. The US Census data for Chalmette indicates that in the 2000 Census, we had 32,069 people. This has gone to, in our 2010 Census to 16,751 people, a minus 47.8% increase in population.



5. The emergency response program



Our facility has an emergency response plan in Section IX and Appendix E (Annex R and Annex T) of the Risk Management Plan. These se
ctions include the procedures to be taken in the event of a chlorine leak being detected and initiation of the 911 notification process, we situate in place. The St. Bernard Fire Department, St. Bernard Office of Emergency Preparedness, and State Police are included in the notification process. The fire department is designated as the On-Scene Coordinator designee in the event of a chlorine leak.



6. Changes made to improve safety



The new water plant was placed on-line in October 2014, the new safety process(s) include Tank Mounted auto shut off valves and a 1 ton capacity Scrubber System.