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Chevron Oronite Company LLC - Oak Point Plant

Parent Companies:
Chevron Corporation
EPA Facility ID:
100000085953
Other ID:
70037CHVRNHIGHW
Facility DUNS:
34199802
Parent Company DUNS:
1382555

Location:

Address:
10285 LA Highway 23 South
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
County:
PLAQUEMINES
Lat / Long:
29.808, -90.010 (Get map)
Method:
Classical Surveying Techniques
Description:
Well
Horizonal accuracy:
0.3 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Chevron Oronite Company LLC
Phone:
(504) 391-6101
Address:
10285 LA Highway 23 South
Belle Chasse, LA 70037 -0070
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Timothy Potter
Title:
Americas Regional Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
David L. Bathel
Title:
Environmental Lead Engineer
Phone:
(504) 391-6331
24-hour phone:
(504) 391-6101
Ext or PIN:
N/A

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(504) 394-4320
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Plaquemines Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
386
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
2240-00001-V16
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Dec. 17, 2013
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Calcium Phenate Mfg
RMP ID:
1000047687
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Methylamine [Methanamine]
74-89-5
74,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
PIB Production
RMP ID:
1000047688
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
24,000
No
Boron trifluoride [Borane, trifluoro-]
7637-07-2
42,000
No
2-Methylpropene [1-Propene, 2-methyl-]
115-11-7
10,500,000
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:
May 12, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000038817

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 PIB Production)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas
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:
  • 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 PIB Production)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
Quest's CANARY Version 3.1
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Flares
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Scrubbers
Public OCA Chemical (in PIB Production)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas
Model used:
Quest's CANARY Version 3.1
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:
  • Deluge systems
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares

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 PIB Production)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dike system under spheres
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 PIB Production)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
CANARY Version 3.1
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
not considered:
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Calcium Phenate Mfg, Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000041416
Safety Review Date
May 16, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
May 16, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if/Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
May 29, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
June 4, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Oct. 4, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 3, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Jan. 14, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
March 12, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
March 31, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
March 24, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
Aug. 11, 2007
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Aug. 31, 2007
Participation Plan Review Date
Jan. 24, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
March 8, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
July 15, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
April 15, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PIB Production, Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000041417
Safety Review Date
Aug. 9, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Aug. 9, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
April 30, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Oct. 4, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Feb. 20, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 11, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
March 12, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
March 31, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
March 24, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
June 8, 2012
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
June 30, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
Jan. 24, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
March 8, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
July 15, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
April 15, 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:
Feb. 10, 2014
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(504) 394-3541
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

LDEQ Facility ID Number - 1708



1.0 Facility



Chevron Oronite Company, LLC - Oak Point Plant produces petroleum additives using a variety of chemicals and processing operations. The Oak Point Plant is one of the largest and most advanced producers of high-quality blended fuel and lubricating oil additives in the world. The facility serves domestic and international markets.



2.0 Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Programs



Chevron Oronite Company, LLC - Oak Point Plant, is committed to operating and maintaining all of its processes (especially those using hazardous substances) in a safe and responsible manner. To protect its workforce, the community and the environment, Oak Point utilizes safe work practices and procedures, accidental release prevention programs, fire prevention programs, emergency response training and planning programs. These thorough and rigorous programs have contributed to the facilities success and a major reason why no accidents in the past five years involving a covered process have occurred.



This facility takes a systematic, proactive approach to preventing accidental releases of hazardous chemicals. Its management systems address each of the key features of successful prevention programs including:

Process Safety Information

Process Hazard Analysis

Operating Procedures

Training

Mechanical Integrity

Management of Change

Pre-Startup Review

Compliance Audits

Incident Investigation

Employee Participation

Hot Work Permit

Contractor Safety



As part of Oak Points prevention efforts, the following chemical-specific prevention steps have been implemented:

Process controls, alarms, and shutdown systems

Highly qualified operators with extensive initial and refresher training

Thorough operating procedures that are kept up to date

Inspection and preventative maintenance processes

Pressure relief and treatment systems for Ammonia, Boron Trifluoride, and 2-Methylpropene
systems

Gas detection monitors on Ammonia and 2-Methylpropene systems

Cameras for continuous monitoring of Boron Trifluoride handling equipment in the control room

Remote shutdown valves located at two points within the PIB Plant

Water spray system on Ammonia, Boron Trifluoride and 2-Methylpropene vessels

Fire hoses and monitors to "knock-down" and absorb vapors

Well-trained Emergency Response Team on-site and available at all times



These individual elements of the prevention program work together to prevent and mitigate accidental chemical releases. Chevron Oronite Company, LLC - Oak Point Plant and its employees are committed to the high safety standard that these management systems set for the way Chevron does business.



3.0 Regulated Substances



Chevron Oronite Company, LLC - Oak Point Plant uses the following chemicals that EPA has identified as having the potential to cause significant offsite consequences in the event of a substantial accidental release:



Toxics



RMP-regulated chemicals Quantity stored Use at the facility

Boron Trifluoride 42,000 lbs. PIB Production

Ammonia (anhydrous) 24,000 lbs. PIB Production



Flammables



RMP-regulated chemicals Quantities stored Use at the facility

Methylamine 74,000 lbs. Calcium Phenate Production

Methylpropene,2- 10,500,000 lbs. PIB Production





4.0 Accident History



The Oak Point plant had no incidents on that involved a covered process.