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Sorrento Tank Car Loading Facility

Parent Companies:
Equilon Pipeline Company LP (operator)
Equilon Enterprises LLC
EPA Facility ID:
100000115626
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company #1 DUNS:
8006044
Parent Company #2 DUNS:
4294737

Location:

Address:
5243 Airline Hwy
Sorrento, LA 70778
County:
ASCENSION
Lat / Long:
30.141, -90.792 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Map
Description:
Administrative Building
Horizonal accuracy:
m
Horizontal reference datum:
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Equilon Pipeline Comany LP
Phone:
(225) 675-8419
Address:
P.O. Box 190
7228 Highway 3140
Sorrento, LA 70778
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Peyton Ross
Title:
Area Manager - Chemical/LA/DE Area
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Equilon Pipeline Control Center
Title:
Pipeline Controller
Phone:
(713) 241-7839
24-hour phone:
(800) 852-7614
Ext or PIN:
Email:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(800) 852-7614
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Ascension Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
2
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
No
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
0180-00034-02
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Oct. 9, 1998
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Railcar loading
RMP ID:
27177
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
1
NAICS:
All Other Pipeline Transportation (48699)
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals (42271)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Propylene [1-Propene]
115-07-1
3,408,000
No
Propane
74-98-6
3,408,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Dec. 20, 1999
Type:
Correction of existing RMP
Reason:
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
19328

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: Worst-case

None

3. Toxics: Alternative release

None

4. Flammables: Worst-case

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Public OCA Chemical (in Railcar loading)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Blast walls

5. Flammables: Alternative release

None

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

No Prevention Program level 3

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:
July 1, 1998
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(225) 621-8300
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:
No
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

Equilon Pipeline Company LP is a petroleum products transportation company. Equilon Pipeline Company LP loads Liquid Propane and Liquid Propylene at its Sorrento, Louisiana Tank Car Loading Facility. This facility receives tank cars from the railroad adjacent US Highway 61 in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. The facility is located at 5243 Airline Hwy. (approximately 1 mile South of the junction of US Highway 61 and Interstate 10) Sorrento, Louisiana. The tank car rack has the capability to load up to 12 railroad tank cars on the loading rack siding track. Propane and Propylene are petroleum products produced in oil refineries. Propane is typically used for home heating and cooking fuel. Propylene is similar in property to propane, but is used as a feedstock for plastic plants to manufacture polypropylene.
Equilon Pipeline Company has determined a hypothetical RMP Worst Case Accidental Release Scenario to be the release of the contents of a full Propylene Rail Tank Car. The result may be a low hovering vapor cloud which could travel across US Highway 61. The ignition of this cloud would cause a vapor explosion, resulting in a 1 psi overpressure that could potentially be felt at a distance of 0.5 miles from the tank car release site. There are no known public receptors (as defined by the EPA RMP rule) within 0.5 miles of this site as of the date of analysis.
Within the last five years there were no RMP accidental releases from RMP covered processes that resulted in on site or offsite impacts as defined by the EPA RMP rule from a release of propylene or propane from the described process.
Sharing the information contained in this RMP is intended to promote community understanding of the facility's chemical accident prevention program as of the date of this RMP. It is not a prediction of the probability that any of the identified scenarios or po
tential impacts discussed in this RMP will ever occur. This plan may change from time-to-time.