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Winn-Dixie Louisiana, Inc.-New Orleans Warehouse

Parent Companies:
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000110364
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
6921902
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
Winn-Dixie New Orleans Warehouse
Harahan, LA 70123
County:
JEFFERSON
Lat / Long:
29.956, 90.193 (Get map)
Method:
Unknown
Description:
Unknown
Horizonal accuracy:
m
Horizontal reference datum:
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Phone:
(904) 783-5223
Address:
5050 Edgewood Court
P.O. Box B
Jacksonville, FL 32203
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Greg Miles
Title:
Service Superintendent
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Tom Lewis
Title:
Maintenance Superintendant
Phone:
(504) 731-2200
24-hour phone:
(504) 843-6454
Ext or PIN:
Email:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
(504) 349-5360
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
200
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:
Dec. 16, 1998
Inspecting Agency:
Fire Department
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Ammonia Refrig. Process
RMP ID:
10706
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
25,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 22, 1999
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
8810

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Source no longer uses any regulated substance
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 Ammonia Refrig. Process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas
Model used:
EPA's RMP Guidance for Ammonia Refrigeration Reference Tables or Equations
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 Ammonia Refrig. Process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
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:
  • 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

Ammonia Refrig. Process, Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Prevention Program ID:
4976
Safety Review Date
May 18, 1999, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Nov. 12, 1998, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
Procedure Review Date
May 18, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
May 18, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
May 18, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
June 18, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
May 18, 1999
Pre-startup Review Date
None
Compliance Audit Date
None
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
May 18, 1999
Hot Work Review Date
May 18, 1999
Contractor Safety Review Date
May 18, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
May 18, 1999, 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:
Aug. 12, 1999
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(504) 736-6200
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

WINN-DIXIE LOUISIANA, INC. -NEW ORLEANS WAREHOUSE
RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN

DRAFT SUBMITTED NOVEMBER 1998


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


1. Corporate Prevention and Emergency Response Approach

The Winn-Dixie Louisiana, Inc. (Winn-Dixie) New Orleans Warehouse is the headquarters of New Orleans division of Winn-Dixie located in Harahan, Louisiana. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. 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. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.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. Description of Stationary Source

The Winn-Dixie New Orleans Warehouse is located at 600 Edwards Avenue in Harahan, Louisiana. The facility consists of areas for dry, cooler, and freezer storage of perishable and non-perishable items for distribution to the Winn-Dixie Supermarkets.

The New Orleans Warehouse has an ammonia refrigeration system which exceeds the 10,000 lb. RMP threshold quantity. The ammonia refrigeration systems equipment is located in the southwest corner of the building in the northwest corner of the property in the machine or compressor room. The high pressure receiver (HPR) is located inside the compressor room. The HPR is the largest capacity vessel in the ammonia refrigeration system, capable of holding approximately 10,000 lbs. of ammonia. This vessel will be used to determine the Worst Case OCA for the Facility.

3. Description of the Worst Case and Alternative Release Scenarios

The Worst Case release scenario is the rupture of the HPR vessel, releasing 10,000 lbs. of ammonia gas over a 10-minute period. Under worst case weather conditions and considering passive mitigation, the ammonia gas could travel 0.70 miles before dispersing enough to no longer pose a
hazard to the public or environment (reaching a concentration less than .14 mg/L), using the Ammonia Guidance method.

The Alternative Release Scenarios is a leak at a rate of 170.0 lb./min. from the HPR liquid supply line due to pipe connection failure from worker/human error or corrosion of the pipe. Under normally expected weather conditions, taking into consideration the passive mitigation, the ammonia gas could travel 0.10 miles before dispersing enough to no longer pose a hazard to the public or environment (reaching a concentration less than .14 mg/L).


4. Prevention Program

This Warehouse exceeds the ammonia threshold quantity for the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard, 1910.119, and is therefore subject to the PSM requirements. For RMP compliance purposes, this places the New Orleans Warehouse process in the Program 3 level. The New Orleans Warehouse will use its PSM program as the required Program 3 Prevention Program.

The New Orleans Warehouse has a program in place to comply with the OSHA Process Safety Management Standard, 29 CFR 1910.119. The PSM Program was re-engineered in 1998 for the ammonia process. The PSM Program includes a preventative maintenance plan which requires all ammonia refrigeration equipment to be periodically inspected and serviced. This will ensure that the equipment remains in good operating condition and will minimize the probability of accidents due to faulty equipment. In developing the PSM Program, the New Orleans Warehouse also developed written operating procedures for the refrigeration process. These procedures cover all phases of operation and include information on safety devices. These procedures will be used to train all operators and mechanics who work on the ammonia refrigeration process to ensure consistency of operation and minimize human error. In addition, all refrigeration mechanics receive training through the Refrigeration Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA) training course. T
hese measures ensure that all refrigeration operators and mechanics are properly trained. Existing safe work practices such as Lockout/Tagout and Hot Work Permit, were reviewed and updated to ensure that all non-routine work can be performed safely. Other components of the prevention program include collection and review of all equipment information, the development of updated Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), and the correction of any 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. To ensure that the New Orleans Warehouse refrigeration staff has the skills necessary to identify unsafe conditions, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) training was conducted. The staff also performed a PHA of this process. Other PSM procedures, including Management of Change, Pre-Startup Safety Review, Compliance Audits, and Incident Investigation are also part of the program to ensure continued safe operation and prompt correction of deficiencies. The PSM Program receives full support of plant management and involvement of employees at all levels.

5. Accident History

The New Orleans Warehouse has had no accidental releases of ammonia in the past five years.

6. Emergency Response Program

The New Orleans Warehouse has an Emergency Response Program in place. The program complies with 29 CFR 1910.38. The site also has internal emergency response capability at this time and is developing a program to comply with paragraph (q) of 29 CFR 1910.120. The current plan consists of evacuation procedures and allowing the Fire Department and their Hazardous Materials Response Team to back up the W/D Response Team on any Release at the Warehouse. Notification is made locally by dialing 911, and by notifying Louisiana State Warning Point at 1-(504) 925-6595.