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Zeneca Inc.

Parent Companies:
Zeneca Holdings Inc.
NA
EPA Facility ID:
100000095675
Other ID:
70776CMRCSRIVER
Facility DUNS:
197451800
Parent Company #1 DUNS:
57146011
Parent Company #2 DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
4990 A ICI Road
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
County:
IBERVILLE
Lat / Long:
30.237, -91.099 (Get map)
Method:
Global Positioning System (GPS) Carrier Phase Static Relative Positioning Technique
Description:
Plant Entrance (General)
Horizonal accuracy:
m
Horizontal reference datum:
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Zeneca Inc.
Phone:
(225) 642-2200
Address:
4990 A ICI Road, P.O. Box 586
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Michael J. Maher
Title:
Plant Manager
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Shift Leader
Title:
Shift Leader
Phone:
(225) 642-2200
24-hour phone:
(225) 642-2200
Ext or PIN:
Email:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Iberville Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
38
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
April 27, 1999
Inspecting Agency:
US DOT
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Herbicide and Insecticide
RMP ID:
25740
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing (32532)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Toluene diisocyanate (unspecified isomer) [Benzene, 1,3-diisocyanatomethyl-]
26471-62-5
68,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 21, 1999
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
18254

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other
Other Reason:
Source merged into Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. EPA Facility Id 100000092614

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 Herbicide and Insecticide)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
96.8
Physical state:
Liquid
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:
  • Dikes
  • Sumps
not considered:
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains

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 Herbicide and Insecticide)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
96.8
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres [ALOHA(R)]
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
  • Sumps
not considered:
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers

4. Flammables: Worst-case

None

5. Flammables: Alternative release

None

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Herbicide and Insecticide, Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing (32532)
Prevention Program ID:
14216
Safety Review Date
Feb. 20, 1998, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Feb. 20, 1998, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Equipment failure
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 31, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 3, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 3, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
June 15, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
April 16, 1999
Pre-startup Review Date
Jan. 31, 1999
Compliance Audit Date
April 22, 1999
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
May 28, 1999
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Jan. 3, 1999
Hot Work Review Date
July 30, 1998
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 22, 1998, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Oct. 22, 1998, 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:
July 31, 1998
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

LDEQ FACILITY ID: 4418

Zeneca site in St. Gabriel, Louisiana produces agricultural herbicides products, safener compunds and an insecticide product.
The plant uses one listed chemical in the EPA's Risk Management Plan that meets the minimum storage quantities for reporting. This chemical is Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI). TDI is a liqiud at normal room temeprature. The vapor is irritating to the eyes and skin, and to the respiratory system when inhaled.

Zeneca uses TDI as an ingredient in the formulation of the herbicides, for example, TopNotch and FulTime. These are utilized to control insects and weeds in corn crops. TDI is also used in the formulation of insecticides, for example, Karate Z. Karate Z is utilized to control insects which attack cotton and other crop. Herbicides and insecticides increase the amount of crops that farmers can grow, thus lowering costs to the consumer for items like food and clothing.

Our worst case scenario is the release of 68,000 Ibs of Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) from one tank over a 10-minute period. The distance potentially affected is 0.19 miles (0r 1,000 ft).

Zeneca's alternative planning scenario for TDI is a 750 gallon (or 7723 Ibs) release from a pipeline failure or other equipment failure. The area potentially affected is 0.06 miles (or 320 ft), which does not go beyond our plant boundaries. As such, it does not affect any public or environmental receptors.

Reviewing Zeneca's operational history over the last five years shows no incidents which are reportable under the EPA RMP guidelines.

Zeneca employees worked safely over 21 years with no lost time incident. This remarkable achievement reflects that the best available safety programs are being practiced here in the plant. This entails safe design of the equipment, safe construction, rigorous inspections of critical instruments and vessels, control systems (alarms, interlocks, monitoring fail-safe systems, among others), and operating the plant to protect
employees, the community and the environment.

The Zeneca Board has, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officers of the businesses, set down nineteen Zeneca Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) standards to define basic management requirements to meet the SHE policies throughout Zeneca. One of the nineteen standard is the Audit. Through management, operation and specialist audits, we assure ourselves that systems are in place, technically correct, being operated properly and achieving the desired results.

All employees have extensive safety training, particularly in the emergency response area. Emergency response drills are being held periodically to ensure that responders are proficient in the use of mitigation systems and the notification procedures are followed. We work in conjunction with the LEPC and participate in the activation of the community Alert and Notification (CAN) System. We are a member of the Geismer Area Mutual Aid (GAMA) and the Baton Rouge Area Mutual Aid (BRAMAS) organizations.

Should an accident happen, the plant is equipped with fixed fire-fighting systems including sprinklers, monitors, foams, hoses, fire extinguishers, as well as emergency shut-down and fire-safety systems.

Zeneca has submitted a Title V air permit application to Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, but an permit has not yet been issued.

For more details regarding Zeneca's Risk Management programs or for specific information concerning this chemical, or any Zeneca's products, please contact Shafi Islam at 225-642-2218, Sharon Turner at (225) 642-2297 or Mike Maher at (225) 642-2296.