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St. Gabriel Plant

Parent Companies:
Taminco US LLC
EPA Facility ID:
100000090322
Other ID:
LAD085551877
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
3790 La Hwy 30
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
County:
IBERVILLE
Lat / Long:
30.251, -91.092 (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:
Taminco US LLC
Phone:
(225) 642-4226
Address:
3790 La Hwy 30
St. Gabriel, LA 70776 -0000
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Tim Harris
Title:
Site Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Tim Harris
Title:
Site Manager
Phone:
(225) 642-4259
24-hour phone:
(225) 642-4228
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(225) 642-3346
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Iberville Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
93
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
1280-00031-V12
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Jan. 7, 2014
Inspecting Agency:
EPA
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Higher Amines
RMP ID:
1000053907
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
187,000
No
Ethylamine [Ethanamine]
75-04-7
7,373,000
No
Isopropylamine [2-Propanamine]
75-31-0
8,907,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Specialties Amines
RMP ID:
1000053908
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing (325998)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ethylene oxide [Oxirane]
75-21-8
383,400
No
Dimethylamine [Methanamine, N-methyl-]
124-40-3
65,000
No
Methylamine [Methanamine]
74-89-5
325,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
DMAPA
RMP ID:
1000053909
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing (325998)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Acrylonitrile [2-Propenenitrile]
107-13-1
392,000
No
Dimethylamine [Methanamine, N-methyl-]
124-40-3
325,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
July 7, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Voluntary update (not described by any of the above reasons)
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000043644

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 Higher Amines)
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
Public OCA Chemical (in Specialties Amines)
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
Public OCA Chemical (in DMAPA)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Release duration (mins):
65.10
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 Higher Amines)
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:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in Specialties Amines)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
not considered:
  • 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 DMAPA)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
  • Drains
not considered:
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • 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

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 Higher Amines)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
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 Higher Amines)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Higher Amines, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000045262
Safety Review Date
March 28, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
March 28, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
  • FMEA
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
  • Neutralization
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Sept. 30, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
March 6, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 15, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
June 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
June 16, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
June 18, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
June 16, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
July 24, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 31, 2017
Incident Investigation Date
March 21, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Sept. 30, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
Dec. 7, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
May 10, 2013
Contractor Safety Review Date
June 17, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
May 30, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Specialties Amines, All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing (325998)
Prevention Program ID:
1000045263
Safety Review Date
Oct. 27, 2011, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Oct. 31, 2016, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Blast Walls
  • Deluge System
  • Neutralization
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Sept. 30, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
March 6, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 15, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 13, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
June 18, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
June 18, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
June 18, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
July 24, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 31, 2017
Incident Investigation Date
May 8, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
May 31, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
Dec. 7, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
May 10, 2013
Contractor Safety Review Date
June 17, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
May 30, 2014, since latest RMP submission
DMAPA, All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing (325998)
Prevention Program ID:
1000045264
Safety Review Date
Sept. 17, 2010, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
June 23, 2011, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Sept. 30, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
March 6, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 15, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
June 3, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
June 4, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
June 18, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
June 4, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
July 24, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 31, 2017
Incident Investigation Date
April 3, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Aug. 13, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
Dec. 7, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
May 10, 2013
Contractor Safety Review Date
June 17, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
May 30, 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:
April 21, 2016
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(225) 687-5140
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

Taminco US LLC

St. Gabriel, Louisiana

Chemical Manufacturing Facility





Executive Summary



1.Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies:



The St. Gabriel Plant of Taminco US LLC incorporates an extensive prevention policy to provide an active defense against injuries or accidental releases. Compliance is maintained for all applicable Federal and state rules and regulations. This facility is ISO 9001 certified for the quality of the process and is re-audited every six months. Employees help incorporate safe work practices through extensive health and safety training. The facility is also an American Chemistry Council (ACC) Member and is Responsible Care Management System (RCMS) Certified.



This facility's emergency response program is compliant with OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation. This facility communicates regularly and works closely with the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)and the Community Awareness & Emergency Response (CAER) Committee for Iberville Parish, the Iberville Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP), and other community responders. Detailed emergency response plans incorporating the OEP, the local police and fire departments, are in place at this facility.





2.Hazardous Chemicals Used and Produced in Quantities Greater than the EPA Threshold Limit:



The Taminco US LLC St. Gabriel Plant is a highly automated manufacturing facility of alkyl-based amines, located on approximately 160 acres 12 miles south of Baton Rouge, LA. Anhydrous ammonia, and alcohols are reacted to produce amine products, such as ethylamines and isopropylamines. These amines are then used by other companies to produce a variety of products, such as pharmaceuticals, detergents, automobile coatings, carpet fiber, particle board, plastics, clothing dyes, latex rubber gloves, herbicides, and pesticides.



Ammonia, ethylamine,isopropylamine, dimethylamine, ethylene oxide, monomethylamine and acrylonitrile are stored in quantities gr
eater than the EPA threshold limit for hazardous chemicals. The maximum storage capacities of these regulated substances at this facility follow:



Process Storage

Ammonia: *187,000 lbs

Ethylamine: 7,373,000 lbs

Isopropylamine: 8,907,000 lbs

Dimethylamine: 325,000 lbs

Ethylene Oxide: 383,400 lbs

Monomethylamine: 325,000 lbs

Acrylonitrile: 392,000 lbs



Railcar Storage**

Ammonia:

Ethylamine:

Isopropylamine: 595,000 lbs

Dimethlamine: 1,600,000 lbs

Ethylene Oxide: 845,000 lbs

Monomethylamine: 800,000 lbs

Acrylonitrile: 570,000 lbs



Total

Ammonia: *187,000 lbs

Ethylamine: 7,373,000 lbs

Isopropylamine: 9,502,000 lbs

Dimethlamine: 1,925,000 lbs

Ethylene Oxide: 1,228,400 lbs

Monomethylamine: 1,125,000 lbs

Acrylonitrile: 962,000 lbs



*This amount of ammonia is from the Quantity Released per our Worst Case Scenario. The maximum storage capacity is normally 15,000 lbs.

**The Railcar Storage amount is based upon the maximum number of railcars on site at a time and the of the railcars as follows:

Isopropylamine - Two MIPA railcars (155,000 lbs each) and two MIPA 70 railcars (129,500 lbs each).

Dimethylamine - Ten railcars (160,000 lbs each).

Ethylene Oxide - Five railcars (169,000 lbs each).

Monomethylamine - Five railcars (160,000 lbs each).

Acrylonitrile - Three railcars (190,000 lbs each).



3.All toxic and flammable release scenarios were calculated with the EPA's RMP*Comp Model, assuming ten minute releases. All worst-case release scenarios assumed an atmospheric stability class of F and a wind speed of 1.5 m/s. All alternative-case release scenarios assumed an atmospheric stability class of D and a wind spe
ed of 3 m/s. Endpoints were calculated for an urban topography.





4. The General Accidental Release Prevention Program and Specific Prevention Steps:



The St. Gabriel facility of Taminco US LLC takes a pro-active role regarding accidental release prevention:

*This facility is ISO 9001 certified and is re-audited every 6 months.

*This facility is compliant with the Process Safety Management Program and the OSHA 1910 Process Safety Management Standard.

*Hazard reviews are conducted for all new processes and procedures.

*All government standards for permits are met and maintained.

*Safety controls, such as warning alarms and interlocks, provide an active defense.

*Automatic shut-off valves and pressure relief devices protect against unexpected changes in temperature or pressure.

*Equipment is routinely inspected through a Mechanical Integrity Program.

*Standard operating procedures and engineering practices are kept updated and online.

*Employees and contractors receive extensive health and safety training.





5. Five Year Accident History:



This facility hasn't had a PSM Incident in the past five years.



6.The Emergency Response Program:



This facility's emergency response program is based on OSHA's HAZWOPER standard. In addition, it has an on-site Emergency Brigade, a confined-entry rescue team, and an alarm system for fires and spills, in the event of an emergency. It is a member of the Geismar Mutual Aid Organization and it cooperates with the St. Gabriel Fire Department for back-up support and to share personnel trained for fire-fighting.



This facility communicates regularly and works closely with the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP), and other community responders. Detailed emergency response
plans incorporating the OEP, the local police and fire departments, are in place at this facility. Emergency response drills are performed with these responders and Taminco employees. Under OSHA's HAZWOPER standard, employees have been trained from First Responder Awareness Level to the Incident Commander Level. The OEP maintains a manned 24-hour 911 center, the parish emergency siren system, a cable override system, the telephone ring-down system, and a computer-aided dispatch system.





7.Safety is a continual focus at this facility. 8.RCMS certified February 2016.