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Monroe, LA

Parent Companies:
Ouachita Fertilizer
EPA Facility ID:
100000111835
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
2500 Sterlington Road
Monroe, LA 71203
County:
OUACHITA
Lat / Long:
32.548, -92.077 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
60 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Ouachita Fertilizer Company
Phone:
(318) 388-0400
Address:
PO Box 4540
Monroe, LA 71211
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Bill Smith
Title:
Risk Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Chris Cox
Title:
Plant Manager
Phone:
(318) 388-0400
24-hour phone:
(318) 237-5440
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Ouachita Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
20
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:
Jan. 7, 2013
Inspecting Agency:
LA Dept of Public Safety and Corrections. LPGC
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Storage & Transfer
RMP ID:
1000052429
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (42491)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
470,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Produce, Store & Transfer
RMP ID:
1000052430
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (42491)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (conc 20% or greater)
7664-41-7
180,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Providence Engineering
Address:
1201 Main St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(225) 766-7400

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
May 22, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Change in program level of covered process (40 CFR 68.190(b)(7))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000042520

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 & Transfer)
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
Public OCA Chemical (in Produce, Store & Transfer)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
30.0
Physical state:
Liquid
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:
  • Drains
  • Sumps
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms

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 & Transfer)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
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:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Excess flow valve
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
Public OCA Chemical (in Produce, Store & Transfer)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
30.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Drains
  • Sumps
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Deluge systems
not considered:
  • Sprinkler 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 & Transfer, Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (42491)
Prevention Program ID:
1000044218
Safety Review Date
May 19, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
March 10, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
Hazards Identified
  • None
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
April 15, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
May 2, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 21, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 19, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
May 19, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
None
Compliance Audit Date
Feb. 17, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
May 19, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
May 19, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
May 19, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 3, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Produce, Store & Transfer, Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (42491)
Prevention Program ID:
1000044219
Safety Review Date
May 19, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
March 10, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if
Hazards Identified
  • None
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
April 15, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
May 2, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 21, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 19, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
May 19, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
None
Compliance Audit Date
Feb. 17, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
May 19, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
May 19, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
May 19, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 3, 2014, 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:
(318) 322-2641
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

Executive Summary

(Revised in accordance with EPA?s requirements for the five year update.)



1. Facility Policy: The management and employees of this facility are committed to the prevention of any accidental releases of anhydrous and aqua ammonia through the use of proper equipment, regular inspections, maintenance and training of all persons that work with anhydrous and aqua ammonia. Should an accidental release occur, this facility has worked with the local fire department and local emergency planning committee so they can plan for response to a release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment. An active PSM program is established and maintained.



2. Facility Information: The primary activity at this facility is the storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia and the production, storage and handling of aqua ammonia. Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored and used in processing mixed fertilizers and aqua ammonia while the aqua ammonia is produced, stored and then distributed to farmers for direct application to the soil as a crop production nutrient. The Program Level for both the anhydrous storage and the aqua production processes were upgraded to a Level 3 to further comply with the RMP regulations. Previous Level 2 programs were used because of the interpolation of the use of ammonia in the batch mixing facility (OSHA exemption). A portable pipe reactor is also operated on site on occasion. This unit is subject to OSHA-PSM and all documentation for that unit is generated and maintained by the contractor. Ouachita Fertilizer reviews and monitors the contractors PSM documentations and records.



3. Worst-Case Scenario/Alternative-Case Scenario: This facility has developed a worst-case and alternative-case scenario however it has been withheld from this Executive Summary as security-sensitive information as requested by EPA.



4. Accidental Release Program: This facility complies with the various rules and regula
tions governing the storage and handling of anhydrous and aqua ammonia including ANSI K61.1, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.111 and regulations administered by our state agency. Training is provided on safe ammonia operations for employees. An active Process Safety Management program is in effect and employees are engaged in keeping the program viable. The mechanical integrity of all of the covered processes is integrated into a comprehensive ongoing inspection, testing and repair/replacement program and is championed by the employees and supported by the management.



5. Five-year Accident History: There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous or aqua ammonia for the covered process at this facility in the past five years.



6. Emergency Response Program: This facility has a written emergency plan in accordance with OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.38 and 1910.120. The Emergency Plan for this facility includes specific instructions for employees regarding the response procedures to an emergency and are directed to act as Limited First Responders. Response actions will differ by product depending on the qualifications of the personnel and the severity of the release. Emergency planning and community right-to-know information is provided to the state emergency response commission, local emergency planning committee and local fire department as required by SARA Title III of EPCRA.



7. Planned Changes to Improve Safety: Safety improvement is an on-going process at this facility. Periodic inspections and evaluations are performed to assess the maintenance of safe practices and operations. The implementation of an active PSM program will reinforce all of the installed safety policies. There are no additional specific anhydrous or aqua ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.