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Waterbury Companies, Inc.

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000096656
Other ID:
70443CLNBC100C
Facility DUNS:
1165695

Location:

Address:
129 Calhoun St.
Independence, LA 70443
County:
TANGIPAHOA
Lat / Long:
30.635, -90.499 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Administrative Building
Horizonal accuracy:
10 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1927
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Waterbury Companies, Inc.
Phone:
(985) 878-6751
Address:
129 Calhoun St.
Independence, LA 70443
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Teddy Faust
Title:
Environmental Health & Safety Admin

Emergency contact:

Name:
Teddy Faust
Title:
Environmental Health & Safety Admin
Phone:
(985) 878-6751
24-hour phone:
(225) 281-9258
Ext or PIN:
226

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Tangipahoa Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
64
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
No
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
2840-00031-V2
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Dec. 10, 2008
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Aerosol Production
RMP ID:
1000002900
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing (32532)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
52,000
No
Difluoroethane [Ethane, 1,1-difluoro-]
75-37-6
41,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
35,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
23,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
16,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Aerosol warerhouse storag
RMP ID:
1000002901
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing (32532)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
31,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
101,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
64,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
25,000
No
Difluoroethane [Ethane, 1,1-difluoro-]
75-37-6
59,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
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 26, 2009
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
1000002236

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Source terminated operations
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 Aerosol Production)
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 Aerosol Production)
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:
  • Water curtain

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Aerosol Production, Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing (32532)
Prevention Program ID:
1000001861
Safety Review Date
March 20, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
May 20, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
May 20, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
April 6, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
March 20, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Oct. 31, 2008, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
May 20, 2009
Pre-startup Review Date
May 20, 2009
Compliance Audit Date
May 20, 2009
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
May 20, 2009
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
May 20, 2009
Hot Work Review Date
March 19, 2009
Contractor Safety Review Date
March 18, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
None, since latest RMP submission
Aerosol warerhouse storag, Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing (32532)
Prevention Program ID:
1000001862
Safety Review Date
March 20, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
May 20, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
Process Controls
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • Mitigation Systems
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
May 20, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
April 6, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
March 20, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Oct. 31, 2008, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
May 20, 2009
Pre-startup Review Date
May 20, 2009
Compliance Audit Date
May 20, 2009
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
May 20, 2009
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
May 20, 2009
Hot Work Review Date
March 19, 2009
Contractor Safety Review Date
March 18, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
None, 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:
Yes
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
Yes
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
Jan. 14, 2009
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(985) 878-4611
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

EPA Facility Identifier: 1000 0009 6656

1. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE POLICIES:

Waterbury Companies recognizes that chemical accident prevention and emergency response are two most important aspects of a safety program. It is our company policy to comply with all applicable environmental health and safety codes and regulations. Through written programs, policies for accident prevention and emergency reponse have been established and our employees trained in both general and specific rights and responsibilities to assure minimal risk in our handling and storage of chemicals as well as the production and storage of our finished products. All process equipment and safety devices are maintained in proper working order and are inspected regularly to reduce the risk of a chemical incident.

In 2001, a new warehouse was completed that fully meets NFPA 30-B requirements for aerosol products storage. It is our mission to continue to be an integral part of the local community and an environmentally responsible neighbor.

2. THE FACILITY AND THE REGULATED SUBSTANCES HANDLED:

Waterbury Companies, Inc. operates a small industrial facility in Independence, LA where fragrance and pesticide products are packaged typically in aerosol cans for commercial users. There are two RMP-covered processes using liquefied petroleum gasses (LPG) at the Independence facility, namely aerosol production and aerosol storgae. The LPGs are use to pressurize cans of liquid concentrate to provide the delivery system common to aerosol products. The regulated substances are stored in 5 bulk pressure vessels of various volumes. The regulated substances are difluroethane (a flammable gas) and four flammable gas mixtures, mostly LPGs. All of the tanks are located in one area, the "tank farm", and are protected by a deluge system and a combustible gas detection sensor. The "gas house" is located immediately adjacent to the "tank farm". This houses the equipment for delivery of the gas int
o cans to provide a finished product. All production areas are sprinklered and the aerosol mixing and filling line atmospheres are monitored by combustible gas detectors that impose controls over the processes if necessary.

After the filling process is completed (cans filled, labeled, boxed, etc.) the aerosol products are stored in a separate warehouse. The warehouse meets NFPA 30-B standards for aerosol storage and is completely sprinklered, has fire walls, includes thermo-linked fire doors, and is regularly inspected for safety compliance. The stored products vary in size (2 oz. to 30 oz.) and in formualtion. The flammability depends on the formulation and many of the products are classified as Level 3 aerosols according to NFPA standards.

3. THE GENERAL ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM AND THE SPECIFIC STEPS:

This facility complies with all federal, state, and local regulations and meets or exceeds industry standards for chemical accident prevention. These include OSHA's Process Safety Management Program and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Chemical Accident Prevention Program. These two laws require hazard analyses as well as maintenance and operating procedures aimed at prevention of chemical accidents. Waterbury has also designed and operated this facility based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for fire prevention and safety. These standards include: NFPA 30 "Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code"; NFPA 58 "Standard for the Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gasses"; and NFPA 30-B Standard for the Production and Storage of Aerosol Products".

4. FIVE-YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY

There have been no reportable accidents at this facility in the past five years.

5. THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM

Waterbury's Emergency Response Program was written based on the National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) Guidance. This plan incorporates emergency response guidelines from the United States Environ
mental Protection Agency (US EPA), the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LA DEQ). By combining the requirements of each regulation, the ICP provides a more efficient "one plan" that meet requirements of all and provides both efficiency and effectiveness.

The Integrated Contingency Plan includes assessments of hazardous material incidents, response procedures, and communication guidelines for within the plant and for public and regulatory agency contact. Employees are trained in emergency response procedures and participate in periodic evacuation drills that are evaluated for timeliness and effectiveness. In addition, this plan has ben discussed with the Independence Fire Department, the first responders to any incident at the facility.

6. CHANGES FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENT:

The current aerosol warehouse was completed in 2001 to meet NFPA 30-B standards. Additionally, In-rack sprinklers were installed to continue to allow different storage configurations while providing proper storage of aerosol products. An onsite diesel generator was installed shortly after hurricane Katrina.