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Brenntag Southwest (SH)

Parent Companies:
Brenntag, Inc
EPA Facility ID:
100000104807
Other ID:
LAD059151225
Facility DUNS:
117432922
Parent Company DUNS:
92963644

Location:

Address:
4201 Pro Street
Shreveport, LA 71109
County:
CADDO
Lat / Long:
32.469, -93.810 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Map
Description:
Plant Entrance (General)
Horizonal accuracy:
m
Horizontal reference datum:
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Buddy Britton
Phone:
(903) 759-7151
Address:
610 Fisher Road
Longview, TX 75604
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Clay Wade
Title:
Vice President of Operations
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Guy Harris
Title:
Operations Manager
Phone:
(903) 759-7151
24-hour phone:
(903) 759-7151
Ext or PIN:
Email:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(918) 245-6666
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Caddo Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
2
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:
Sept. 9, 2000
Inspecting Agency:
Fire Department
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Storage & Handling
RMP ID:
37566
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Other Chemical and Allied Products Wholesalers (42269)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
140,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Storage & Handling
RMP ID:
37567
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Other Chemical and Allied Products Wholesalers (42269)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Sulfur dioxide (anhydrous)
7446-09-5
120,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
July 18, 2002
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
26248

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 Storage & Handling)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
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

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 Storage & Handling)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.50
Stability class:
F
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 Storage & Handling)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.50
Stability class:
F
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

None

5. Flammables: Alternative release

None

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Storage & Handling, Other Chemical and Allied Products Wholesalers (42269)
Prevention Program ID:
21003
Safety Review Date
May 10, 2002, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Sept. 2, 1999, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
Procedure Review Date
May 10, 2002, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
April 5, 2002, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
May 10, 2002, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
June 28, 2002, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Nov. 12, 1998
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 12, 1998
Pre-startup Review Date
June 20, 1999
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 26, 2001
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 1, 2002
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
April 5, 2002
Hot Work Review Date
April 5, 2002
Contractor Safety Review Date
April 5, 2002, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Jan. 1, 2002, since latest RMP submission
Storage & Handling, Other Chemical and Allied Products Wholesalers (42269)
Prevention Program ID:
21004
Safety Review Date
May 10, 2002, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Sept. 2, 1999, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
Procedure Review Date
May 10, 2002, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
April 5, 2002, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
May 10, 2002, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
June 28, 2002, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Nov. 12, 1998
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 12, 1998
Pre-startup Review Date
June 20, 1999
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 26, 2001
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 1, 2002
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
April 5, 2002
Hot Work Review Date
April 5, 2002
Contractor Safety Review Date
April 5, 2002, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Jan. 1, 2002, 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:
April 5, 2002
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(318) 673-6650
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
Yes
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
No
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

INTRODUCTION

Brenntag Southwest, Inc., is a chemical distribution company headquartered in Longview, Texas, which has several branches located in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama. Brenntag Southwest participates in the Responsible Distribution Process program of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). The Community Outreach and Emergency Response Plan of Responsible Distribution Process brings chemical distribution plants and local communities together through communications and cooperative emergency planning. The company is also a long-term member of the Chlorine Institute, a worldwide organization that focuses on the safe handling of chlorine. Brenntag Southwest is an ISO-9000 certified company with Health, Safety, and Environmental policies and procedures in place, which are designed to prevent emergencies such as fires, explosions and accidental chemical releases.

Brenntag Southwest is a Business Unit of Brenntag, Inc., which serves customers worldwide with products, chemicals, and advanced materials. The company ranks among the top chemical distribution firms in North America. It is the worldwide policy of Brenntag to design, blend and distribute its products and to handle materials throughout their life cycle in a manner that protects the environment and safeguards employees, customers and the public from unacceptable risk.

PLANT DESCRIPTION

The Brenntag Southwest facility is located on the west side of the City of Shreveport, which is in the northwest part of the state of Louisiana. The company employs 2 full-time employees who carry out distribution activities that include the storing and handling of Chlorine, and Sulfur Dioxide in compliance with the Prevention Program Level 3. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers each of these products hazardous. The facility provides these and other quality products to customers in Oklahoma, Kansas and other surrounding states.

PRODUCTS

Chlorine has many benefic
ial uses some of which include the production of consumer goods such as plastics, pipe, automobile parts, and toys among a few, but Chlorine's main use in this area remains the treatment of waters ensuring safe drinking water for all. Sulfur Dioxide is also used in the treatment of water. The same properties that make these chemicals valuable as a commodity also make it necessary to observe certain safety precautions in handling them to reduce the threat to nearby members of our community as well as to the employees of the company. It is our policy to adhere to all applicable Federal, State and Local regulations.

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE & EMERGENCY RESPONSE POLICIES

Brenntag Southwest owns emergency equipment specifically designed to be able to stop leaks from containers of these products. This equipment includes Chlorine Institute approved A and B kits for cylinders and ton containers, and a cylinder recovery vessel. Brenntag maintains employees who are trained in the specialized use of this emergency equipment and also maintains agreements with area response companies who are equipped with their own kits.

The Emergency Programs in place at the facility include an Emergency Action Plan, Fire Prevention Plan, Emergency Response Plan, and a Transportation Emergency Plan. These plans require the facility to maintain an open door policy with local fire departments and other emergency groups in the area, and to invite emergency responders from both the public and private sectors to tour the facility annually in order to gain knowledge of the physical setup of the plant. This information becomes very valuable during an emergency incident. These plans also direct the facility to maintain a working relationship with area clinics and hospitals in order to be prepared during emergency events of any kind.

WORST CASE & ALTERNATIVE CASE SCENARIOS

The EPA was required by law to define the Worst Case Scenario (WCS), as an unlikely event: the largest single storage v
essel losing all of its contents in 10 minutes. In the history of the company no event of this magnitude has ever occurred, but under this law, the facility does have off-site consequences to the public and the environment.

The EPA calls a more likely incident, many of which will have limited or no off-site consequences, an Alternate Release Scenario (ARS). An ARS for this facility could be a minor leak from a cylinder or container. For the facility the ARS will have off-site consequences, but would be limited to an area in close proximity to the plant.

ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROGRAM & CHEMICAL SPECIFIC ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROGRAM

Brenntag Southwest, Inc., maintains Health, Safety and Environmental policies for Risk Management, Training, Product Stewardship, Community Outreach, Hazard Communication, and Process Safety Management among others. These policies require careful review of the hazards and the safeguards that must be implemented to prevent releases of regulated chemicals. Along with these programs, the company implements the knowledge gained from being a long-term member of The Chlorine Institute. The Institute establishes written pamphlets, and videos among other information to guide facilities in prevention and emergency programs that cover issues such as processing, handling, storage, and releases of chemicals such as Chlorine. Coupled with the numerous training programs from the Institute, the company also complies with container specifications, inspections, and testing requirements of laws in-acted by the Department of Transportation. Still other programs such as the NACD's Responsible Distribution Process, and guidance implemented based on EPA's SARA Title III regulations along with BOCA Building and Fire Codes have aided the company in designing and operating a safe plant. These programs and regulations in conjunction with company policy help to ensure that the possibility of a release of this magnitude would never occur at the facility.


FIVE-YEAR ACCIDENTAL RELEASE HISTORY

The Brenntag Southwest Shreveport branch has never experienced a release of any magnitude that caused the facility to implement evacuation measures.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM

This facility has emergency plans, which are coordinated with local fire departments and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). Our response plan for chlorine and sulfur dioxide is based upon the Chlorine Institute?s Pamphlet 64, Emergency Response Plans for Chlorine Facilities. For other products, the plans are based off of information from the manufacturers of these materials. The emergency response plans for all company facilities include procedures for notification of any potentially affected neighbors, the local fire authority, and federal, state, and local agencies.

SUMMARY

In order to continue to improve upon its safety record, Brenntag Southwest requires all of its facilities to conduct incident investigations, safety compliance audits, continuous training of normal, and emergency procedures, and continuous community outreach actions which include: educating and training neighbors, customers, fire departments, and emergency response teams. These policies coupled with improvements that have originated from internal programs such as the Employee Suggestion Program and from external sources such as industrial associations like the Chlorine Institute aids the company in its continuous effort to enhance the safe handling and storage of compressed liquefied gases.