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Valero St. Charles Refinery and Terminal

Parent Companies:
Valero Refining-New Orleans, L.L.C.
Valero Partners Limited, L.L.C.
EPA Facility ID:
100000093409
Other ID:
N/A
Facility DUNS:
179313457
Parent Company #1 DUNS:
0
Parent Company #2 DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
14902 River Road
Norco, LA 70079
County:
ST. CHARLES
Lat / Long:
29.985, -90.393 (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:
Valero Refining-New Orleans, L.L.C.
Phone:
(985) 764-8611
Address:
P.O. Box 518
Norco, LA 70079 -0518
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Andre Marquette
Title:
Environmental Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Shift Superintendent
Title:
Shift Superintendent
Phone:
(985) 764-4723
24-hour phone:
(985) 703-1819
Ext or PIN:
Email:
N/A

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
St. Charles Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
557
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
2520-00027-V14
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
March 14, 2012
Inspecting Agency:
EPA
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Alkylation
RMP ID:
1000063972
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
6,700,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
HCU - 943
RMP ID:
1000063973
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
760,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
GDU
RMP ID:
1000063974
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
110,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
FCCU
RMP ID:
1000063975
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
910,000
No
Hydrogen sulfide
7783-06-4
12,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Coker
RMP ID:
1000063976
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
570,000
No
Hydrogen sulfide
7783-06-4
21,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
DHT
RMP ID:
1000063977
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
150,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
NHT
RMP ID:
1000063978
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
74,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
CCR
RMP ID:
1000063979
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
32,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
HTHC
RMP ID:
1000063980
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
790,000
No
Hydrogen sulfide
7783-06-4
25,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
LEU
RMP ID:
1000063981
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
560,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Hydrogen Plants - 62
RMP ID:
1000063983
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (conc 20% or greater)
7664-41-7
51,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
16,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
LEU #2
RMP ID:
1000063984
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
150,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
#3 Flare, GRU
RMP ID:
1000064147
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
41,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Waste Water Treatment
RMP ID:
1000064150
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
2,240,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
LPG Storage
RMP ID:
1000064151
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
20,000,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
No. 2 Flare KO Drum
RMP ID:
1000064152
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
17,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Carolyn Baker
Address:
14902 River Road
Norco, LA 70079
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(985) 764-4604

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Dec. 31, 2015
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Process no longer covered (source has other processes that remain covered) (40 CFR 68.190(b)(7))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000050743

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 Coker)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
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

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 HTHC)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
1.2
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 Hydrogen Plants - 62)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
30.0
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:
  • 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

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 LPG Storage)
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 Waste Water Treatment)
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

March 6, 2011 at 15:00
ID:
1000039260
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
10 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen sulfide
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
13.0 miles/h N
Temperature:
49.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
D
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
1
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
1
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
Initiating event:
Human Error
Contributing factors:
  • Human error
  • Improper procedure
  • Maintenance activity/inactivity
Off-site responders notified:
Notified and Responded
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Revised training
  • Blind procedure modified to include a bolt torque test for tightness.

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Alkylation, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053146
Safety Review Date
Nov. 17, 2015
PHA Update Date
Feb. 4, 2015
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
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
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
Nov. 13, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
June 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Dec. 9, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Sept. 3, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
July 1, 2016
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
HCU - 943, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053153
Safety Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
PHA Update Date
Sept. 28, 2012
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
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
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
June 10, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Dec. 11, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Sept. 11, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Sept. 30, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Feb. 29, 2016
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
GDU, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053147
Safety Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
PHA Update Date
Oct. 30, 2014
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
Jan. 3, 2014
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Sept. 18, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
June 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
March 26, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
May 6, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Dec. 30, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
FCCU, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053149
Safety Review Date
Oct. 29, 2015
PHA Update Date
Aug. 1, 2014
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 13, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 13, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 9, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
April 12, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
April 1, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
June 30, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Coker, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053150
Safety Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
PHA Update Date
April 19, 2013
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Quench System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
Oct. 2, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Dec. 7, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Nov. 20, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Feb. 20, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
June 30, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
DHT, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053151
Safety Review Date
Sept. 2, 2015
PHA Update Date
June 6, 2012
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
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
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
June 1, 2014
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Nov. 4, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
July 24, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Feb. 19, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
May 1, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
NHT, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053152
Safety Review Date
Nov. 9, 2015
PHA Update Date
Oct. 12, 2012
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 2, 2014
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Nov. 13, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Aug. 23, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 7, 2009
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Dec. 7, 2009
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
CCR, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053148
Safety Review Date
Oct. 7, 2015
PHA Update Date
Jan. 25, 2012
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
July 30, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Dec. 11, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
June 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Dec. 2, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
July 10, 2008
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Oct. 1, 2008
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
HTHC, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053143
Safety Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
PHA Update Date
Sept. 25, 2015
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 12, 2012
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 29, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Oct. 27, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Oct. 12, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
LEU, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053144
Safety Review Date
Nov. 3, 2014
PHA Update Date
July 15, 2014
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
July 2, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 19, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Oct. 9, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Feb. 7, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Sept. 15, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Hydrogen Plants - 62, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053155
Safety Review Date
July 29, 2015
PHA Update Date
Nov. 11, 2014
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 28, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Dec. 4, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
May 16, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Oct. 27, 2010
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
June 30, 2011
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
LEU #2, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000053154
Safety Review Date
May 15, 2014
PHA Update Date
Oct. 17, 2012
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 8, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
June 19, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
None
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Oct. 2, 2007
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 28, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
June 26, 2013
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
June 26, 2013
#3 Flare, GRU, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000057015
Safety Review Date
July 7, 2015
PHA Update Date
June 30, 2011
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
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
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
July 24, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 15, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Sept. 3, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Nov. 19, 2008
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
March 31, 2010
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Waste Water Treatment, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000056913
Safety Review Date
Nov. 18, 2015
PHA Update Date
Oct. 27, 2011
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
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
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
Oct. 13, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Dec. 11, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Aug. 10, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Dec. 18, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
March 31, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
LPG Storage, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000057019
Safety Review Date
Nov. 3, 2015
PHA Update Date
Sept. 30, 2015
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
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
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
Feb. 29, 2012
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Dec. 9, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Aug. 11, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Dec. 7, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015
No. 2 Flare KO Drum, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000056912
Safety Review Date
March 4, 2015
PHA Update Date
June 30, 2011
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 8, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 3, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
July 24, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 15, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Sept. 3, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 19, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
Nov. 19, 2008
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
March 31, 2010
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 20, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 3, 2015

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:
Nov. 12, 2015
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(985) 783-5050
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

Valero Refining-New Orleans, LLC and Valero Partners Louisiana, LLC



St. Charles Facility

Risk Management Plan



December 18, 2015



Executive Summary



Introduction



This plan has been revised and is being resubmitted according to 40 CFR 68.190(b)(5), due to an internal review of this plan that resulted in the following changes:

1) The DUNS number for Valero Refining - New Orleans, L.L.C has been updated.

2) For all covered processes, updates were made to the chemical quantities to be consistent with the values from a detailed study of each covered process.

3) The No. 2 Flare Knockout Drum was added as its own covered process.

4) The No. 1 Flare Knock Out drum was included in Waste Water Treatment covered process due to its close proximity which encouraged us to replace the worse case scenario for flammables.

5) The covered process involving SRU 16, 30, 37, and 67 was removed because it was determined to be below the Threshold Quantity.

6) Several training, PHA, procedure, and audit dates were updated for each covered process.

7) Personnel and ownership responsibilities information was updated within the Registration Information as well as this Executive Summary.



The St. Charles Refinery is owned and operated by Valero Refining-New Orleans, LLC, formerly owned and operated by Orion Refining Corporation. The St. Charles Refinery is currently operating its Crude Unit, Vacuum Unit, Delayed Coking Unit, Continuous Catalytic Reformer Unit, Fluidized Catalytic Cracker (FCC), Gasoline Desulfurization Unit (GDU), Alkylation Unit, two Hydrodesulfurization Units, a Hydrogen Plant, a Hydrotreater / Hydrocracker Unit, Flare Gas Recovery Unit, four Sulfur Recovery Units, a Hydrocracking Unit and associated utility facilities and flares.



On March 1, 2015, certain storage tank and associated assets were transferred from Valero Refining - New Orleans, LLC (Refinery), to Valero Partners Louisiana, LLC (Terminal). These assets, in conjunction wit
h refinery equipment listed above, operate as part of the same facility. As such, this RMP covers both the Refinery and Terminal. However, there are no covered processes within the Terminal.



The purpose of this plan is to provide information about regulated substances and release scenarios at the facility, policies and programs to prevent accidental releases, emergency response planning, accident history and planned changes to improve safety at the facility. Each of these aspects are summarized below and fully detailed in the RMP.





Prevention Policies and Programs



The St. Charles Facility operates under the strict guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) Program. Facility personnel strive for excellence in PSM by thoroughly integrating PSM into the organization's culture. The PSM program is designed to:

* Reduce the potential for serious accidents

* Increase plant reliability, efficiency and product quality

* Diminish the potential for releases with environmental impact



Emergency Response Planning



The St. Charles Facility has its own Emergency Response Team (ERT) to respond to all on site emergencies. This team would coordinate with the St. Charles Parish Department of Emergency Preparedness (DEP) personnel during any incident with potential for off site impacts. Copies of the Emergency Response Plan as well as ERT planning activities and exercises are coordinated with the DEP Director on an ongoing basis.





Accident History



The afternoon of March 6, 2011, an accidental release of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) occurred when steam was introduced in a line to clear a heat exchanger for maintenance. The leak occurred at a 16" blind at an inlet flange on a line to the No. 3 Debutanizer Tower. Several personnel in the immediate area were exposed to H2S. One contractor was found not responsive on the deck below where he was working. He was treated by on-site emergency response per
sonnel and CPR was given. He was taken to the hospital where he later died of head trauma. Another contractor was found hung up in the ladder cage with a head laceration. A five-gas meter on the deck where the contractors were working indicated that the H2S concentrations were equal to or greater than the 200 ppm limit of the meter. The subsequent immediate incident investigation determined that there was an improperly or incompletely installed blind at the tower flange.





Planned Changes to Improve Safety



Continuing compliance with PSM/RMP guidelines and regulations forms the basis of the refinery's commitment to ensuring a safe working environment for employees as well as a safe community. The facility benefits from the use of the latest technology in its processes as well as the assurance of the finest training of its employees. Specific actions that will improve safety include:

- Evaluation of process changes using Management of Change procedures to ensure safety and health

- Continual improvement in safety standards through application of the PHA process

- Use of process controls such as vents, relief valves, check valves, scrubbers, flares, shutoffs, interlocks, alarms, keyed bypasses, emergency air and power supplies, backup pumps, grounding equipment, quench and purge systems and rupture disks to prevent or minimize releases

- Use of mitigation systems such as sprinkler systems, deluge systems, water curtains and neutralization to reduce the impacts of any accidental releases

- Use of process area detectors to quickly identify and respond to emergencies.





Management System



Hazard Assessments

The Enviornmental Manager has responsibility for:

- ensuring that the offsite consequence analysis for each regulated process is consistently performed and documented in accordance with Sections 68.20 through 68.39;

- ensuring that selection of the scenarios to be reported in the facility RMP as required under Section 68.165 are completed; and


- ensuring that the accident history for each covered process is appropriately documented and maintained in accordance with Section 68.142 and 68.168 of the RMP rule.



Prevention Program



The PSM Manager has the overall responsibility for ensuring that the facility has an integrated, effective, and compliant prevention program as required by Sections 68.65 through 68.87 and OSHA PSM requirements. The Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Director has certain specific individual responsibilities as outlined in our PSM/RMP Policy Manual. General responsibilities for the Prevention Program are listed below (see also the PSM/RMP Policy Manual).

1. Process Safety Information (Section 68.65) - Technical Services Managers

2. Process Hazard Analysis (Section 68.67) - PSM Manager

3. Operating Procedures (Section 68.69) - Human Resources Manager and Operations Complex Managers

4. Training (Section 68.71) - Human Resources Manager, Operations Complex Managers, and Plant Employees

5. Mechanical Integrity (Section 68.73) - Maintenance Director

6. Management of Change (Section 68.75) - PSM Manager and Operations Complex Managers

7. Pre-Startup Review (Section 68.77) - PSM Manager and Operations Complex Managers

8. Compliance Audits (Section 68.79) - PSM Manager

9. Incident Investigation (Section 68.81) - Safety Manager, PSM Manager, and Operations Complex Managers

10. Employee Participation (Section 68.83) - PSM Manager, Safety Manager, and Human Resources Manager

11. Hot Work Permits (Section 68.85) - Safety Manager

12. Contractors (Section 68.87) - Safety Manager, Contractors



Emergency Response Program



In accordance with Sections 68.90 and 68.95, the Safety Manager and EHS Director are responsible for:

- designing, implementing, and maintaining the facility Emergency Response Plan,

- ensuring that all associated training is conducted and documented as necessary,

- coordinating the site emergency response plan with the community emergency respo
nse plan, and

- responding to local emergency planners/responders when questions arise.



Risk Management Plan Preparation and Submission



The Environmental Manager is responsible for preparing and submitting the Risk Management Plan information as required under Sections 68.150 through 68.185 of the RMP rule.



Risk Management Program Communication



The Environmental Manager has the responsibility of providing RMP information to employees and the public as required under Section 68.210 of the RMP rule.





Valero Refining-New Orleans, LLC and Valero Partners Louisiana, LLC

St. Charles Facility

Norco, LA 70079

EPA Facility ID #: 1000-0009-3409