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C&S Wholesale Services, Inc. - Hammond

Parent Companies:
C&S Wholesale Services, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000109679
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
6921902

Location:

Address:
3925 Highway 190 West
Hammond, LA 70401
County:
TANGIPAHOA
Lat / Long:
30.500, -90.514 (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:
C&S Wholesale Services Inc.
Phone:
(864) 234-1701
Address:
10 Optical Avenue
Keene, NH 03431
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Bryan Granger
Title:
VP Compliance, Real Estate, Gov-Rel

Emergency contact:

Name:
Joe Baker
Title:
Director of Corporate Refrigeration
Phone:
(864) 234-1701
24-hour phone:
(860) 466-9386
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Tangipahoa Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
390
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:
Aug. 16, 2011
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Freezer Refrig Process
RMP ID:
1000045389
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
26,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Perishable Refrig Process
RMP ID:
1000045390
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
21,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
C&S PSM/RMP Regulatory Manager
Address:
4263 Oceanside Boulevard
Suite 106-181
Oceanside, CA 92056
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(603) 762-6322

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Nov. 1, 2013
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000037082

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 Perishable Refrig Process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
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:
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • 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 Freezer Refrig Process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
Public OCA Chemical (in Perishable Refrig Process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
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:
  • 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

Freezer Refrig Process, Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Prevention Program ID:
1000039601
Safety Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Sept. 25, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
  • Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • None
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 24, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Oct. 24, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 21, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
Oct. 28, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
April 21, 2013
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
April 21, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
Oct. 9, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013
Contractor Safety Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
April 23, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Perishable Refrig Process, Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Prevention Program ID:
1000039602
Safety Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Sept. 25, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
  • Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • None
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 24, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
July 11, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 21, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
Feb. 9, 2004
Compliance Audit Date
April 21, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
April 21, 2012
Incident Investigation Date
June 22, 2007
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Sept. 12, 2008
Participation Plan Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013
Contractor Safety Review Date
Sept. 26, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
April 23, 2013, 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:
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:
0000000911
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

1. The accidental release prevention and emergency response policies



C&S Wholesale Services, Inc. (C&S) requires each facility to develop and maintain accident prevention programs and an emergency response plan appropriate to the site. Each site is also responsible for regulatory compliance issues that apply to the site. C&S's corporate and division environmental and safety personnel provide assistance in training for site employees and in budgeting and procurement of safety and training services.



2. The facility and the regulated substance handled



The facility, operated by C&S, is located at 3925 Highway 190 West in Hammond, Louisiana. The facility consists of areas for dry, cooler, and freezer storage of perishable and non-perishable items for distribution.



The facility has two separate ammonia refrigeration systems which exceed the 10,000 pound RMP threshold quantity. The High Pressure Receivers are the largest vessel for both the Freezer and Perishable refigeration systems and are both located inside the respective machine rooms. Both systems utilize penthouse evaporators, evaporative condensers and associated piping on the roof of each warehouse.



3. The general accidental release prevention program and chemical-specific prevention steps



Both processes exceed the ammonia threshold quantity for the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard, 1910.119, and are therefore subject to the PSM requirements. For RMP compliance purposes, this places them in RMP program 3 level. C&S uses its PSM program as the required program 3 Prevention Program.



C&S has a program in place to comply with the OSHA Process Safety Management Standard, 29 CFR 1910.119. The PSM Program includes a preventative maintenance plan which requires all ammonia refrigeration equipment to be periodically inspected and serviced. This ensures that the equipment remains in good operating condition and will minimize the probability of accidents due to faulty equipment.
In developing the PSM Program, C&S also developed written operating procedures for the refrigeration process. These procedures cover all phases of operation and include operation of safety devices. These procedures are used to train operators and mechanics who work on the ammonia refrigeration process to ensure consistency of operation and minimize human error. In addition, refrigeration mechanics receive training through the Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA). These measures ensure that refrigeration operators and mechanics are properly trained. Safe work practices such as Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space Entry, and Hot Work Permit are reviewed and updated when necessary to ensure that all non-routine work can be performed safely. Other components of the prevention program include collection and review of equipment information, the development of Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), and the correction of equipment design deficiencies found. These actions will ensure that the equipment meets all refrigeration industry standards and that accurate equipment information will be available when needed.



The facility has performed initial and revalidation PHAs of the processes (most recent conducted in 2013). Other PSM procedures, including Management of Change, Pre-Startup Safety Review, Compliance Auditing, and Incident Investigation are also part of the programs to ensure continued safe operation and prompt correction of deficiencies. The PSM Programs receive full support of facility management and involvement of employees at all levels.



4. Five-year accident History



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



5. Emergency Action Program



The Hammond facility has an Emergency Action Plan in place. The program complies with 29 CFR 1910.38. In the event of an emergency, evacuation procedures are initiated and the C&S Hazardous Materials Support Team handles releases up to 300 ppm.
The local Fire Department and its Hazardous Materials Response Team will be notified to provide primary support if conditions exceed 300 ppm. Notification is made locally by dialing 911, and by notifying C&S Corporate Contact who then provides notification to NRC and the Louisiana State Warning Point at 1-(504)925-6595 if appropriate.



6.Planned changes to improve safety



Recommendations resulting from the most recent PHA revalidation study identified several items to be completed to improve safety and efficiency at the facility. These recommendations have been assigned to appropriate personnel and are tracked by the corporate compliance team on a quarterly basis.