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Discovery Producer Services: Paradis Fractionator

Parent Companies:
Williams Partners Operating, LLC
DCP Assets Holding LP
EPA Facility ID:
100000114226
Other ID:
LAR00006013
Facility DUNS:
53401431
Parent Company #1 DUNS:
0
Parent Company #2 DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
15849 Old Spanish Trail
Paradis, LA 70080
County:
ST. CHARLES
Lat / Long:
29.860, -90.453 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Administrative Building
Horizonal accuracy:
10 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Discovery Producer Services LLC
Phone:
(985) 798-5947
Address:
15849 Old Spanish Trail
Paradis, LA 70080 -2513
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Calbert Dufrene
Title:
Operations Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Calbert Dufrene
Title:
Operations Manager
Phone:
(985) 798-5925
24-hour phone:
(985) 856-1172
Ext or PIN:
N/A

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
St. Charles Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
13
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
2520-00090-V2
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
March 24, 2014
Inspecting Agency:
FRA
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

NGL Fractionation
RMP ID:
1000055151
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
2,800,000
No
Propane
74-98-6
2,300,000
No
Isobutane [Propane, 2-methyl]
75-28-5
2,100,000
No
Butane
106-97-8
3,700,000
No
Ethane
74-84-0
62,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
6,200,000
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
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Risk Management Professionals, Inc.
Address:
300 Goddard, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(949) 282-0123

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 16, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000044616

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
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 NGL Fractionation)
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 NGL Fractionation)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

NGL Fractionation, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
1000046118
Safety Review Date
July 11, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
July 11, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • Perimeter Monitoring
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
Procedure Review Date
Dec. 11, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 16, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 24, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Sept. 13, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 3, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
June 5, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
Dec. 18, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 26, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
May 1, 2013
Incident Investigation Date
March 31, 2011
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
June 7, 2011
Participation Plan Review Date
April 24, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Oct. 10, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
July 1, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
May 10, 2014, 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:
Oct. 16, 2013
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(985) 758-1544
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

Accidental release prevention and emergency response policies:



The Paradis Fractionator has implemented all the elements of a Program 3 Risk Management Plan (RMP) and all the elements of OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) program. The plant has also implanted all the elements of Williams Midstream's System Integrity Plan (SIP), which contains additional environmental, health, and safety standards.



The Paradis Fractionator's Emergency Response Plan is site-specific. It includes required actions by plant employees as well as required notification and coordination with local responders and agencies. All employees are trained in the execution of the Emergency Response Plan and drills are conducted annually.



The Stationary Source and Regulated substances:



The Paradis Fractionator processes a y-grade natural gas liquid into pure propane, iso-butane, butane, and natural gasoline. The raw material is received by pipeline and railcar. The finished products are delivered to pipelines, truck loading racks, and railcar loading racks.



General Accidental Release Prevention Program:



The Paradis Fractionator has implemented all the elements of a Program 3 Risk Management Plan (RMP) and all the elements of OSHA?s Process Safety Management (PSM) program. The plant has also implanted all the elements of Williams Midstream's System Integrity Plan (SIP), which contains additional environmental, health, and safety standards. Key elements of these programs include:



Process Safety Information: A variety of technical documents that are used to help maintain safe operation of the process.



Process Hazard Analysis (PHA): A systematic examination of the plant to identify possible hazards and ensure that adequate controls are in place to manage these hazards.



Operating Procedures: Paradis Fractionator maintains written procedures that address various modes of process operations, such as (1) initial start-up, (2) normal operations, (3) temporary operations, (
4) emergency shutdown, (5) emergency operations, (6) normal shutdown, and (7) start-up after turnaround.



Contractors: Paradis Fractionator uses contractors to supplement its workforce during periods of increased maintenance or construction activities. Because some contractors work on or near process equipment, the plant has procedures in place to ensure that contractors, (1) perform their work in a safe manner, (2) are aware of any hazards in the workplace, (3) understand what they should do in the event of an emergency, (4) understand and follow site safety rules, and (5) inform plant personnel of any hazards that they find during their work.



Pre-startup Safety Reviews (PSSR?s): The purpose of the PSSR is to ensure that safety features, procedures, personnel, and equipment are appropriately prepared for startup before placing modified equipment into service.



Mechanical Integrity: Pardis Fractionator has well established practices and procedures to maintain pressure vessels, piping systems, relief and vent systems, controls, pumps and compressors, and emergency shutdown systems in safe operating condition.



Safe Work Practices and Procedures: Examples of safe work practices include methods for controlling plant entry, presence and exit of support personnel, and lockout/ tagout procedures to ensure isolation of energy sources for equipment undergoing maintenance, hot work procedures and permits for work with the potential for generating ignition sources in the presence of flammable or combustible material, and confined space entry permits and procedure to ensure that adequate precautions are in place before entry is allowed into a permit required confined space.



Training: The plant has implemented a comprehensive training program for all employees involved in operating a process. The program includes Classroom, OJT, and computer-based training. Employees are tested to demonstrate competency.



Management of Change: Changes are reviewed to ensu
re that adequate controls are in place to manage any new hazards and to verify that existing controls have not been compromised by the change.



Incident Investigation: The goal of each investigation is to determine the facts concerning an incident or near miss and to develop corrective actions to prevent recurrence of the incident or a similar incident.



Compliance Audits: Audits are conducted on a regular basis to ensure that the facility is in compliance with applicable RMP / PSM / SIP procedures and regulations.



Five-year Accident History:



No release of a regulated substance has occurred in the last 5 years.



Emergency Response Program Information:



Paradis Fractionator maintains a written emergency response program to protect employees, contractors, public and the environment from hazards associated with accidental releases of regulated substances. The program consists of procedures for responding to releases of regulated substances, including the possibility of associated fires or explosions. The procedures address all aspects of emergency response, including evacuation plans, accounting for personnel after an evacuation, notification of local emergency response agencies and the public, if a release occurs. Employees receive training in these procedures annually to perform emergency response duties. The program is updated when necessary based on modifications made to the gas plant processes. Emergency response program changes are administered through the MOC process. The overall emergency response program for Pardis Fractionator is coordinated with Paradis Volunteer Fire Department. This coordination includes attending periodic meetings of the committee, which includes local emergency response officials and industry representatives. Paradis Fractionator has 24-hour communications capability with the Paradis Volunteer Fire Department. The Plant conducts periodic emergency drills that involve the Paradis Volunteer Fire Department and ot
her emergency response organizations.



Planned Changes to Improve Safety:



In response to the most recent Process Hazard Analysis, the Paradis Fractionator plans to evaluate additional engineering safeguards and continue training of employees and contractors. These additional safeguards will lessen the risk associated with the release of regulates substances.