houstonlogo rjilogo

The Right-to-Know Network

Back to search

Placid Refining Co. LLC - Port Allen Refinery

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000117759
Other ID:
LAD 053783353
Facility DUNS:
806591108

Location:

Address:
1940 Hwy 1 North
Port Allen, LA 70767
County:
WEST BATON ROUGE
Lat / Long:
30.475, -91.205 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1927
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Placid Refin.Co.Port Allen Ref
Phone:
(225) 387-0278
Address:
1940 Hwy 1 North
Port Allen, LA 70767
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Robert Beadle
Title:
Refinery Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Barry Joffrion
Title:
Environmental Affairs Manager
Phone:
(225) 387-0278
24-hour phone:
(225) 346-9000
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(225) 387-0278
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
West Baton Rouge Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
285
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
3120-00012-V12
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
Yes
Last Safety Inspection Date:
March 2, 2016
Inspecting Agency:
OSHA
Using Predictive Filing:
Yes

Processes:

CGHT Unit
RMP ID:
1000071092
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
11,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
16,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
600,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Treaters
RMP ID:
1000071093
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
110,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
220,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Crude Unit
RMP ID:
1000071094
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
130,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
20,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
18,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
430,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
110,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
340,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
25,000
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
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Tanks/Terminal Storage
RMP ID:
1000071095
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
620,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
210,000,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
11,000,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
5,200,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
263,259,820
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
100,000,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
84,000,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
14,000,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
2,500,000
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
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Rose Unit
RMP ID:
1000071096
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
280,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Reformer Unit
RMP ID:
1000071097
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
580,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
35,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
HF Alkylation
RMP ID:
1000071098
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
7664-39-3
175,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
67,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
1,100,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
FCC Unit
RMP ID:
1000071099
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
310,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
26,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
380,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Providence
Address:
1201 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(225) 766-7400

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
May 12, 2016
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Revised PHA / Hazard Review due to process change (40 CFR 68.190(b)(5))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000056924

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 HF Alkylation)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
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:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • 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 HF Alkylation)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
  • Berms
  • Sumps
not considered:
  • Enclosures
  • Drains
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Deluge systems
  • Neutralization
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers

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 Tanks/Terminal Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
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 Tanks/Terminal Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
not considered:
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve

6. Five-year accident history

Oct. 16, 2014 at 17:00
ID:
1000044060
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
15 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
4.0 miles/h ESE
Temperature:
90.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Fire
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Repaired vent plug
Oct. 10, 2014 at 19:30
ID:
1000044059
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
1 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
3.0 miles/h S
Temperature:
85.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
1
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Repaired drain cup
Feb. 14, 2014 at 14:30
ID:
1000044058
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
10 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
5.0 miles/h SSW
Temperature:
37.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Repaired exchanger leak
July 23, 2013 at 15:15
ID:
1000044057
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
5 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
  • Isobutane [Propane, 2-methyl]
  • Propane
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 miles/h SW
Temperature:
77.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Equipment repaired
May 14, 2013 at 12:00
ID:
1000044056
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
30 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
  • Isobutane [Propane, 2-methyl]
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 miles/h SE
Temperature:
80.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release. Note only 0.004 and 0.22 lbs of HF and Isobutane were released, respectively.
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Equipment repaired
Feb. 20, 2013 at 15:00
ID:
1000044055
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
30 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
3.0 miles/h WNW
Temperature:
63.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Equipment repaired
Feb. 13, 2013 at 07:10
ID:
1000044053
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
2 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
6.0 miles/h WNW
Temperature:
52.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • None
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Equipment repaired
Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:50
ID:
1000044054
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
30 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 miles/h WNW
Temperature:
64.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Equipment repaired
Jan. 30, 2013 at 15:30
ID:
1000044052
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
1 hours and 5 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 miles/h N
Temperature:
61.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • None
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Repaired flange
Jan. 21, 2013 at 13:15
ID:
1000044051
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
5 hours
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
1.0 miles/h NNE
Temperature:
64.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • None
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Equipment repaired
Jan. 16, 2013 at 08:00
ID:
1000044050
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
1 hours and 15 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
5.0 miles/h NW
Temperature:
36.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • None
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Repaired piping
Oct. 20, 2012 at 22:10
ID:
1000044049
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
15 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 meters/second N
Temperature:
60.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$250000
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Replaced pump
Oct. 1, 2012 at 21:00
ID:
1000044048
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
40 hours and 30 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 meters/second SE
Temperature:
66.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Repaired leaking flange
Sept. 30, 2012 at 04:15
ID:
1000044046
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
4 hours
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 meters/second S
Temperature:
77.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • PSV lifting
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Unnecessary valves removed (MOC 3262)
Sept. 30, 2012 at 06:35
ID:
1000044047
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
3 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 meters/second SE
Temperature:
77.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Repaired leaking flange
Sept. 25, 2012 at 00:10
ID:
1000044045
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
30 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 meters/second S
Temperature:
79.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • PSV lifting
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Equipment repaired and tested
May 16, 2012 at 10:00
ID:
1000044044
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
55 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
1.0 meters/second N
Temperature:
82.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • Inadequate valve packing
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Repacked valves and changed vendors
May 7, 2012 at 08:45
ID:
1000044042
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
4 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 meters/second SSW
Temperature:
80.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • Worn out equipment
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Replaced pump seal
April 23, 2012 at 11:45
ID:
1000044043
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
4 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
6.0 meters/second NNW
Temperature:
68.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • Inadequate valve packing
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Repacked valves
Feb. 20, 2012 at 10:00
ID:
1000044041
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
5 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Isobutane [Propane, 2-methyl]
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 meters/second E
Temperature:
49.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • Worn out equipment
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Replaced worn piping
Dec. 31, 2011 at 08:30
ID:
1000044040
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
1 hours and 15 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
5.0 meters/second E
Temperature:
61.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
D
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • Charcoal beds not performing
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Revised maintenance
  • New process controls
  • Changed process
Sept. 24, 2011 at 23:25
ID:
1000044037
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
5 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 meters/second WNW
Temperature:
67.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
D
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Have all MOV and AOV valves checked that they are closing completely and have charcoal beds checked for problems
Aug. 14, 2011 at 18:05
ID:
1000044039
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
7 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
5.0 meters/second W
Temperature:
82.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
D
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Inspect all pumps for monel bolts and re-check tension on glands
July 27, 2011 at 11:30
ID:
1000044038
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
8 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
2.0 meters/second S
Temperature:
87.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • Worn out equipment
Off-site responders notified:
Release secured on site
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Changed the process standard, requiring all carbon steel pipe fittings to be socket welded. No threaded pipe fittings will be allowed in HF service.

7. Prevention: Program level 3

CGHT Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000059436
Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Sept. 6, 2011, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 22, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Jan. 11, 2016
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Oct. 4, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 12, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 12, 2018
Incident Investigation Date
Sept. 2, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Sept. 2, 2016
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
None, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 31, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Treaters, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000059437
Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Feb. 17, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Feb. 3, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 11, 2016
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
March 31, 2016
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 12, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 12, 2018
Incident Investigation Date
July 24, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Feb. 15, 2016
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
None, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 31, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Crude Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000059438
Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Jan. 21, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 21, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 24, 2016
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
March 24, 2016
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 12, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 12, 2018
Incident Investigation Date
July 8, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Feb. 15, 2016
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
None, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 31, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Tanks/Terminal Storage, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000059439
Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Jan. 20, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Fire Walls
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Increased Inventory
  • Process Parameters
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 21, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 14, 2016
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
March 22, 2016
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 12, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 12, 2018
Incident Investigation Date
Feb. 22, 2016
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Feb. 22, 2017
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 18, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
None, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 31, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Rose Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000059440
Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
May 14, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 8, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 15, 2016
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Oct. 17, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 12, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 12, 2018
Incident Investigation Date
Oct. 31, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
April 15, 2016
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
None, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 31, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Reformer Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000059441
Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 15, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 19, 2016
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
April 11, 2016
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 12, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 12, 2018
Incident Investigation Date
March 21, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
None, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 31, 2015, since latest RMP submission
HF Alkylation, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000059442
Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Jan. 16, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Polymerization
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 11, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 17, 2016
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
March 28, 2016
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 12, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 12, 2018
Incident Investigation Date
Feb. 8, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Feb. 16, 2016
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
None, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 31, 2016, since latest RMP submission
FCC Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000059443
Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Feb. 4, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Feb. 29, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Jan. 29, 2016
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
Sept. 23, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 12, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 12, 2018
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 1, 2016
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Jan. 1, 2017
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 1, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
None, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 31, 2016, 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:
April 20, 2016
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(225) 490-0911
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
Yes
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
Yes
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

LDEQ Facility ID # 2366



PLACID REFINING COMPANY LLC

PORT ALLEN REFINERY



Risk Management Plan



INTRODUCTION



The Placid Refining Company LLC - Port Allen Refinery (Placid) is committed to operating in a manner that is safe for Placid workers, the public, and the environment. It is Placid's policy that in the conduct of its activities it will strive to protect and promote the health and safety of its employees, customers, and others who may be affected by these activities, and to limit adverse effects on the physical environment in which its activities are carried out. As part of this policy, Placid has established systems to facilitate safe operation of the processes at this facility. One element of these systems is preparation and submittal of a Risk Management Plan (RMP) in conformance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 68 Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:III.Chapter 59 Chemical Accident Prevention and Minimization of Consequences. Placid's Port Allen Refinery is categorized as a Program 3 facility, for which these rules set forth the most rigorous compliance provisions.



OFF-SITE CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS



The EPA has defined a worst-case release as "the release of the largest quantity of a regulated substance from a vessel or process line failure that results in the greatest distance to a specified endpoint." A Worst-Case Release Scenario (WCS) analysis is required for each regulated toxic substance, and one WCS is required for all listed flammable substances for Program 3 processes in a covered process. For each of the flammable mixtures in all of the units at the site and the toxic chemical at the site, the total quantity in the process was determined, including an additional 20% for piping. However, RMP*Comp was not run on all the flammable mixtures, only the ones necessary to determine t
he worst case in each unit.



The worst-case release scenario for a flammable mixture (crude) at the Placid facility is a vapor cloud explosion from the Tank Area. Based on the results of the consequence analysis using RMP*Comp, the estimated distance to the endpoint is 5.1 miles and is documented in Appendix C. Based on this distance, a WCS of this flammable mixture would affect a population of approximately 115,662 individuals. The approximated affected population data was obtained from the Circular Area Profiling System (CAPS) Version 10C.



The worst-case release scenario for toxic substances at the Placid facility is the release of HF from the Alkylate Unit. Based on the results of the consequence analysis using RMP*Comp, the estimated distance to the toxic endpoint is 25 miles and is documented in Appendix D. Based on this distance, a WCS of this toxic would affect a population of approximately 685,289 individuals. The approximated affected population data was obtained from the CAPS Version 10C.



An alternate release scenario (ARS) describes an incident that is more likely to occur than those cited for a WCS. One ARS analysis is required for each regulated toxic substance, and one ARS analysis is required for all listed flammable substances for Program 3 processes in a covered process.



Based on the results of the consequence analysis using RMP*Comp, the ARS for a flammable at the Placed facility did not exceed a distance outside the facility boundaries (0.1 miles).



The ARS for toxic substances at the Placid facility is the release of HF from the Alkylate Unit. Based on the results of the consequence analysis using RMP*Comp, the estimated distance to the toxic endpoint is 0.1 miles and is documented in Appendix E. Based on this distance, an ARS of this toxic would affect a population of approximately zero individuals. The approximated affected population data was obtained from the CAPS Version 10C.



ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY
RESPONSE POLICIES



Placid's goal at its Program 3 stationary source is accidental release prevention, while maintaining emergency response procedures to minimize consequences in the event of any such release. Placid maintains a Process Safety Manual directing employees to process safety information in accordance with respective Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) process safety management and EPA chemical accident prevention provisions. Placid also maintains an Emergency Procedures Manual providing necessary information and guidelines to utilize in the event of an emergency situation resulting in accidental release of a regulated substance. Placid's objective is to train affected employees and contractors in emergency response procedures, and requires that emergency response actions are supported by proper consideration for safety, health, and welfare of employees, contractors, the surrounding community, and property.



DESCRIPTION AND REGULATED SUBSTANCES



Placid's facility is a petroleum refinery, Standard Industrial Classification code 2911, that handles mixtures of flammables resulting from crude distillation and ancillary processes. Those flammable mixtures constitute feed stocks, intermediates, and finished petroleum refined products. Placid's facility also handles one regulated toxic substance, hydrofluoric acid (HF), above a threshold quantity. Placid's covered process units and accompanying regulated substances handled are demarcated in Section 1.17: Process Specific Information of this RMP.

.

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM



Placid has developed a management system to oversee implementation of the risk management program elements. Placid assigns responsibility for implementing individual requirements of the program to identified persons exhibiting respective qualifications. Placid's system includes:



*Compiling process safety information to support completing process hazard analyses (PHAs)

*Issuing written operating
procedures that provide instructions for safely conducting activities in each covered process, and training employees involved in operating those processes

*A mechanical integrity program

*Management of change procedures and pre-startup safety reviews

*Compliance audits in order to evaluate compliance with provisions of the program

*Incident investigation for incidents which resulted in, or could reasonably have resulted in, release of a regulated substance

?*An established hot work permit program

*Employee participation and training

*Contractor pre-qualification, participation, and training





Employee Participation



Employee participation has always been a goal at Placid. Keeping employees informed and involved creates a team unity atmosphere. Employees have participated on PHA Teams and have access to all hazard and operability (HAZOP) information and recommendations. This information along with updated Operation Manuals are available through Placid's intranet portal in addition to assigned locations throughout the facility. Operation Manuals are developed, updated, and reviewed by Operations Personnel and the Training Department. These Operation Manuals assist employees in refresher training and Operator Recertification Programs.



Safety meetings are held on a regular basis for Operations, Maintenance, Laboratory, Terminal, Administration, and Contract personnel. Topics chosen are relevant to respective personnel assigned duties, and general and specific information is provided as informational instruments to enhance employee participation in facility-wide safety performance.



Process Safety Information



Placid keeps a variety of technical documents that are used to help maintain safe operation of the processes. These documents address chemical properties and associated hazards, limits for key process parameters and specific chemical inventories, and equipment design basis/configuration information. Specific departments within Placid are assign
ed responsibility for maintaining up-to-date process safety information.



Chemical-specific information, including exposure hazards and emergency response/exposure treatment considerations, is provided in safety data sheets. For specific process areas, Placid has documented safety-related limits for specific process parameters (e.g., temperature, level, composition) in the operation manuals for each process unit. Placid promotes maintaining process parameters within limits by using process controls and monitoring instruments, operating procedures, trained personnel, and protective instrument systems (e.g., automated shutdown systems).



Placid also maintains technical documents that provide information about the design and construction of process equipment. This information includes materials of construction, design pressure and temperature ratings, electrical rating of equipment, etc. This information, in combination with written procedures and trained personnel, provides a basis for establishing inspection and maintenance activities, as well as for evaluating proposed process and facility changes to enhance safety features in respective processes.



Process Hazard Analysis



Placid has a comprehensive PHA program to recognize and control hazards associated with the various processes. Within this program, each existing covered process and future processes are systematically examined.



Placid primarily uses the HAZOP analysis technique to perform these evaluations. HAZOP analysis is recognized as one of the most systematic and thorough hazard evaluation techniques available. The analyses are conducted using a team of personnel who exhibit operating, maintenance, and process engineering experience and expertise. This team identifies and evaluates hazards of the process as well as recommends accident prevention and/or mitigation measures when the team believes such measures are warranted.



Placid periodically updates PHAs of affected units. These periodic re
views are conducted at least every five years and will be conducted at this frequency until the process is no longer operating.



Operating Procedures



Placid maintains written procedures that address various modes of process operations, such as (1) unit startup, (2) normal operations, (3) temporary operations, (4) emergency shutdown, (5) normal shutdown, and (6) initial startup of a new process. These procedures can be used as a reference by experienced operators and provide a basis for consistent training of new operators. Procedures are periodically reviewed and annually certified by the Safety Manager as current and accurate. Procedures are maintained current by revising them as necessary to reflect changes made to the process. In addition, Placid's operating procedures provide guidance on how to respond to events that result in exceeding safe operating limits for specific process or equipment parameters. The written operating procedures are readily available to operators in the process units and for other personnel to use as necessary to safely perform their job tasks.



Training



To complement the written procedures for process operations, Placid has implemented a training program for all employees involved in operating a process. New employees receive basic training in Placid operations if they are not already familiar with such operations. After successfully completing this training, a new operator is paired with a senior operator to learn process-specific duties and tasks. After operators demonstrate (e.g., through tests and/or skills demonstration) that they possess adequate knowledge to perform the duties and tasks in a safe manner on their own, they can work independently. In addition, all operators periodically receive refresher training on the operating procedures in order to maintain skills and knowledge at an acceptable level.



Contractors



Placid uses contractors to supplement its work force during periods of increased maintenance or con
struction activities. Because some contractors work on or near process equipment, Placid has procedures in place to provide that contractors (1) perform their work in a safe manner, (2) have the appropriate knowledge and skills, (3) are aware of the hazards in their workplace, (4) understand what they should do in the event of an emergency, (5) understand and follow site safety rules, and (6) inform Placid personnel of any hazards that they find during their work. This is accomplished by providing contractors with (1) a process overview, (2) information about safety and health hazards, (3) emergency response plan requirements, (4) safe work practices, and (5) a work permit process (i.e. for hot work, confined space, etc.) prior to beginning their work. In addition, Placid evaluates contractor safety programs and performance during the selection of a contractor. Placid personnel monitor contractor performance to evaluate the level at which contractors are fulfilling their safety obligations.



Pre-startup Safety Reviews



Placid conducts a pre-startup safety review for any new facility or facility modification that requires a change in the process safety information. This review provides that safety features, procedures, personnel, and equipment are appropriately prepared for startup prior to placing the equipment into service. This review provides one additional check to corroborate that construction is in accordance with the design specifications and that all supporting systems are operationally ready. The review team uses checklists to verify all aspects of readiness. A review involves field verification of the construction and serves a quality assurance function.



Mechanical Integrity



Placid makes use of established practices and procedures to maintain pressure vessels, piping systems, relief and vent systems, controls, pumps and compressors, and emergency shutdown systems in a safe operating condition. The basic aspects of this program include: (1) conduc
ting training, (2) developing written procedures, (3) performing inspections and tests, (4) correcting identified deficiencies, and (5) applying quality assurance measures. In combination, these activities form a system that maintains the mechanical integrity of the process equipment.



Maintenance personnel receive training on (1) an overview of the process, (2) safety and health hazards, (3) applicable maintenance procedures, (4) emergency response plans, and (5) applicable safe work practices to help ensure that they can perform their job in a safe manner. Written procedures are used in order that work is performed in a consistent manner and provide a basis for training. Inspections and tests are completed to evaluate equipment functioning as compared to that intended, and to verify that equipment is within acceptable limits (e.g., adequate wall thickness for pressure vessels). If a deficiency is identified, employees will correct the deficiency before placing the equipment back into service (if possible), or a management of change team will review the use of the equipment and determine what actions are necessary to ensure the safe operation of the equipment.



Another integral part of the mechanical integrity program is quality assurance. Placid incorporates quality assurance measures into equipment purchases and repairs. This practice assesses suitability of new equipment for its intended use and establishes that proper materials and spare parts are used when repairs are made.



Safe Work Practices



Placid has in place safe work practices to sustain worker and process safety. Examples of these include (1) control of the entry/presence/exit of support personnel, (2) a lockout/tagout procedure to ensure isolation of energy sources for equipment undergoing maintenance, (3) a procedure for safe removal of hazardous materials before process piping or equipment is opened, (4) a permit and procedure to control welding and other spark-producing activities, and (5)
a permit and procedure to ensure that adequate precautions are in place before entry into a confined space. These procedures (and others), along with training of affected personnel, form a system to foster that operations and maintenance activities are performed safely.



Management of Change



Placid has a comprehensive system to manage changes to processes. This system requires that changes to items such as process equipment, chemicals, technology (including process operating conditions), procedures, and other facility changes be properly reviewed and authorized before being implemented. Changes are reviewed to (1) ensure that adequate controls are in place to manage any new hazards and (2) verify that existing controls have not been compromised by the change. Affected chemical hazard information, process technology information, and equipment information, as well as procedures are updated to incorporate these changes. In addition, operating and maintenance personnel are provided with any necessary training on the change.



Incident Investigation



Placid investigates incidents that resulted in, or reasonably could have resulted in, a fire/explosion, toxic gas release, major property damage, environmental loss, or personal injury. The goal of each investigation is to determine the facts and develop corrective actions to prevent a recurrence of the incident or a similar incident. The investigation team, which often includes contractors, documents its findings, develops recommendations to prevent a recurrence, and forwards these results to Placid management for resolution. Corrective actions taken in response to the investigation team's findings and recommendations are tracked until they are complete. The final resolution of each finding or recommendation is documented, and the investigation results are reviewed with all employees (including contractors) who could be affected by the findings.



Compliance Audits



Placid periodically conducts audits to confir
m the procedures and practices required by the chemical accident prevention program are being implemented. Compliance audits are conducted at least every three years. These audits are led by a third party contractor with assistance by Placid employees as required. The findings are forwarded to Placid management for resolution. Corrective actions taken in response to the audit team's findings are tracked until they are complete. The final resolution of each finding is documented, and the two most recent audit reports are retained.



Trade Secrets



Placid operates under North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code 324110. There are no chemicals or components at the facility that carry the Trade Secret label.





FIVE-YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY



Placid's five-year accident history is included in Section 6 of the RMP. None of the accidents resulted in known deaths, injuries, property damage, or off-site impacts.



EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM INFORMATION



Placid's emergency response program is set forth in its Emergency Procedures Manual. That manual is comprised of numerous relevant sections. Those sections deal with, but are not limited to:



*Employee participation

*Incident command management

*Response teams

*Emergency evacuation procedures

*Fire response

*Toxic gas release



The Emergency Procedures Manual states that Placid's management issued a policy statement, which is briefly described in the Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies section in this Executive Summary.





PLANNED CHANGES TO IMPROVE SAFETY



Placid's mechanisms to improve safety include written procedure review, PHAs, management of change, incident reporting and investigation, near miss reporting and investigation, and employee safety meetings and suggestion processes. Also, Placid's pre-startup safety review includes, among other things, 'show stoppers' that prohibit any startup until those items are closed. Placid assigns respective tasks resul
ting from each of these mechanisms to responsible persons, and closure is approved only after all recommendations and action items are documented complete.