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Sarepta Gas Plant

Parent Companies:
Kerr McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LLC
EPA Facility ID:
100000092669
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
156093916
Parent Company DUNS:
90253811

Location:

Address:
1115 Highway 529
near Sarepta, LA 71071
County:
BOSSIER
Lat / Long:
32.880, -93.499 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Storage Tank
Horizonal accuracy:
m
Horizontal reference datum:
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Kerr McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LLC
Phone:
(972) 715-4735
Address:
P.O. Box 809004
Dallas, TX 75380 -9004
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Harold D. Whitlock
Title:
Health and Safety
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Gary L. LaRue
Title:
Operations Technician
Phone:
(318) 674-3056
24-hour phone:
(903) 759-7136
Ext or PIN:
Email:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
5
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
No
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
Not yet issued
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
March 9, 1999
Inspecting Agency:
Louisiana DEQ Air Quality
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Gas Plant Operations
RMP ID:
25448
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
1,524,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Oct. 27, 1999
Type:
Correction of existing RMP
Reason:
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
18011

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: Worst-case

None

3. Toxics: Alternative release

None

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 Gas Plant Operations)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
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 Gas Plant Operations)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
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

Gas Plant Operations, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
14117
Safety Review Date
May 19, 1999, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Sept. 3, 1996, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
Procedure Review Date
July 23, 1998, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
March 1, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
May 19, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 28, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Aug. 25, 1998
Management of Change Review Date
May 19, 1999
Pre-startup Review Date
May 19, 1999
Compliance Audit Date
May 19, 1999
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
July 1, 1999
Incident Investigation Date
Aug. 5, 1997
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Sept. 4, 1997
Participation Plan Review Date
May 19, 1999
Hot Work Review Date
May 19, 1999
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 2, 1995, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Nov. 2, 1995, since latest RMP submission

8. Prevention Program level 2

No Prevention Program level 2

9. Emergency response

Facility In Community Plan:
No
Facility Own Response Plan:
No
Specific Facility Response Plan:
No
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
No
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
None
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(318) 326-7177
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:
No
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

Kerr McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LLC
Sarepta Gas Plant
Risk Management Plan

Executive Summary

1. Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies
Kerr McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LLC is strongly committed to employee, public and environmental safety. This commitment is demonstrated by our comprehensive accidental release prevention program that covers areas such as design, installation, operating procedures, maintenance, and employee training associated with the processes at our facility. It is our policy to implement appropriate controls to prevent possible releases of regulated substances.

2. The Stationary Source and the Regulated Substances Handled
Our facility's primary activity is the operation of a Natural Gas Processing Plant for the production of Liquified Petroleum Gases. We have seven regulated substances present at our facility. These substances include Methane, Ethane, Propane, Isobutane [Propane, 2-methyl], Butane, Isopentane [Butane, 2-methyl-], and Pentane. These regulated substances are components of the inlet gas, the LPG product, and the residue natural gas

The maximum inventory of the regulated substances at our facility is:

Methane 10,000 lb
Ethane 24,000 lb
Propane 320,000 lb
Isobutane [Propane, 2-methyl] 320,000 lb
Butane 270,000 lb
Isopentane [Butane, 2-methyl-] 320,000 lb
Pentane 260,000 lb

3. The Worst Case Release Scenario(s) and the Alternative Release Scenario(s), including administrative controls and mitigation measures to limit the distances for each reported scenario
To evaluate the worst case and alternate release scenarios, we have used the Equations from EPA's Offsite Consequence Analysis Guidance. The following paragraphs provide details of the chosen scenarios.

The worst case release scenario submitted for Program 3 flammable substances involves a catastrophic release from the Gas Plant Operations. In this scenario, 147,670 pounds of a flammable mixture containing Methane, Ethane, Propan
e, Isobutane, Butane, Isopentane, and Pentane is released. It is assumed that the entire contents of the full tank are released as a vapor, which finds an ignition source, with 10 percent of the released quantity participating in a vapor cloud explosion. Under worst case weather conditions, the maximum distance of 0.42 miles is obtained corresponding to an endpoint of 1 psi overpressure.

The alternative release scenario submitted for Program 3 flammable substances involves a release from the Gas Plant Operations. The release is assumed to result in a Vapor Cloud Explosion. The scenario involves the release of 110,753 pounds of flammable hydrocarbon mixture containing Methane, Ethane, Propane, Isobutane, Butane, Isopentane, and Pentane in minutes. Under neutral weather conditions, the maximum distance to the flammable endpoint of 1 psi overpressure is 0.26 miles.

4. The General Accidental Release Prevention Program and the Chemical-Specific Prevention Steps
Our facility has taken all the necessary steps to comply with the accidental release prevention requirements set out in EPA's RMP (Risk Management Plan) regulations (40 CFR part 68). The Sarepta Gas Plant is subject to OSHA's PSM (Process Safety Management) regulations (29 CFR 1910.119). We have also submitted an air operating permit application under Title V of the Clean Air Act. The following sections briefly describe the elements of the release prevention program that is in place at our stationary source.

Process Safety Information
The Sarepta Gas Plant maintains a detailed record of safety information that describes the chemical hazards, operating parameters and equipment designs associated with all processes.

Process Hazard Analysis
Our facility conducts comprehensive studies to ensure that hazards associated with our processes are identified and controlled efficiently. The methodology used to carry out these analyses is the "What If" method. The studies are undertaken by a team of qualified pe
rsonnel with expertise in engineering and process operations and are revalidated at least once every five years. Any findings related to the hazard analysis are addressed in a timely manner. The most recent PHA Update was performed on 09/03/1996.

Operating Procedures
For the purposes of safely conducting activities within our covered processes, The Sarepta Gas Plant maintains written operating procedures. These procedures address various modes of operation such as initial startup, normal operations, temporary operations, emergency shutdown, emergency operations, normal shutdown and startup after a turnaround. The information is regularly reviewed and is readily accessible to operators involved in the processes.

Training
The Sarepta Gas Plant has a comprehensive training program in place to ensure that employees who are operating processes are competent in the operating procedures associated with these processes. Refresher training is provided at least once every three years, and more frequently as needed.

Mechanical Integrity
The Sarepta Gas Plant conducts documented maintenance checks on process equipment to ensure proper operations. The most recent review/revision of maintenance procedures was performed on May 19, 1999. Process equipment examined by these checks includes among others; pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping systems, relief and vent systems, emergency shutdown systems, controls and pumps. Maintenance operations are carried out by qualified personnel with previous training in maintenance practices. Furthermore, these personnel are offered specialized training as needed. Any equipment deficiencies identified by the maintenance checks are corrected in a safe and timely manner.

Management of Change
Written procedures are in place at the Sarepta Gas Plant to manage changes in process chemicals, technology, equipment and procedures. The most recent review/revision of the management of change procedures was performed on May 19, 1999. Proce
ss operators, maintenance personnel or any other employee whose job tasks are affected by a modification in process conditions are promptly notified of the modification. They are also given any training required to safely deal with the modification.

Pre-startup Reviews
Pre-start up safety reviews related to new processes and to modifications in established processes are conducted as a regular practice at the Sarepta Gas Plant. The most recent review was performed on May 19, 1999. These reviews are conducted to confirm that construction, equipment, operating and maintenance procedures are suitable for safe startup prior to placing equipment into operation.

Compliance Audits
The Sarepta Gas Plant conducts audits on a regular basis to determine whether the provisions set out under the PSM and RMP rules are being implemented. The most recent comliance audit was conducted on May 19, 1999. These audits are carried out at least every three years and any corrective actions required as a result of the audits are undertaken in a safe and prompt manner.

Incident Investigation
The Sarepta Gas Plant promptly investigates any incident that has resulted in, or could reasonably result in, a catastrophic release of a regulated substance. These investigations are undertaken to identify the situation leading to the incident, as well as any corrective actions to prevent the release from reoccurring. All reports are retained for a minimum of five years.

Employee Participation
The Sarepta Gas Plant approaches process safety management and accident prevention on a team basis. Company employees are strongly encouraged to express their views concerning accident prevention issues and to recommend improvements. In addition, our employees have access to all information created as part of the facility's implementation of the PSM and RMP rules, including information resulting from process hazard analyses.

Contractors
Our company hires contractors to provide specialized maintenance,
construction, and other services. Prior to selecting a contractor, a thorough evaluation of safety performance of the contractor is carried out. The Sarepta Gas Plant has a strict policy of informing the contractors of known potential hazards related the contractor's work and the associated plant processes. Contractors are also informed of all the procedures for emergency response to an accidental release of a regulated substance.

5. Five-year Accident History
The Sarepta Gas Plant has had an excellent record of preventing accidental releases. There have been no accidental release during the last five-year reporting period.

6. Emergency Response Plan
The Sarepta Gas Plant has a written emergency response plan to deal with accidental releases of hazardous materials. The plan includes phone numbers for notification of emergency responders and the local emergency response agencies. We have also coordinated emergency response actions with the Ivan Fire Department. This Plan is periodically updated to reflect any pertinent changes that have taken place.

7. Planned Changes to Improve Safety
The developments and findings that result from the implementation of the various elements of our accidental release prevention program are routinely evaluated to determine whether any changes could be made to improve safety at our facility. All of the significant changes that have been identified, to date, have been implemented.