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Eunice Loading Facility

Parent Companies:
EnLink Midstream Operating, L.P.
EPA Facility ID:
100000122235
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
878636729
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
1493 Morning Glory Road
Eunice, LA 70535
County:
EVANGELINE
Lat / Long:
30.494, -92.525 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Map
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
5 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:
12000

Owner/Operator:

Name:
EnLink Midstream, LLC
Phone:
(214) 953-9500
Address:
1722 Routh Street, Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75201
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Don Nguyen
Title:
PSM Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Sean Manuel
Title:
Plant Superintendent
Phone:
(214) 721-3749
24-hour phone:
(337) 580-0458
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Evangeline Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
8
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:
Sept. 4, 2012
Inspecting Agency:
Federal Railroad Administration
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Natural Gas Processing
RMP ID:
1000058127
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
1
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
670,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
220,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Andy Cheung
Address:
1301 McKinney St Suite 1600
Houston, TX 77010
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(713) 739-3219

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Sept. 29, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000046637

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:

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Public OCA Chemical (in Natural Gas Processing)
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:
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:
April 24, 2014
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(337) 363-5651
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

The Eunice Loading Facility (Eunice Facility or Facility) utilizes more than the threshold quantity of a "regulated flammable substance (10,000 pounds)" in the loading and storage of natural gas liquids (NGL) that include methane, ethane, propane, isobutane, N-butane, isopentane and pentane. The Eunice Facility loads/unloads pressurized trucks and rail cars of raw feed (NGL). The Facility is capable of storing natural gasoline and raw feed in four pressurized tanks located on-site. The Facility does not store any toxic substances above threshold quantities. This Facility is subject to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements codified in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 68 (40 CFR 68) administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).



No public receptors are located within the worst-case release scenario for the Facility; the Facility has not had an accidental release of a regulated substance where exposure to the substance, its reaction products, overpressure generated by an explosion involving the substance, or radiant heat generated by a fire involving the substance led to any off-site death, injury, or response or restoration activities for an exposure of an environmental receptor; and the Facility coordinates emergency response procedures with the Evangeline Parish Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). Therefore, the Eunice Facility is subject to Program 1 requirements as stated in 40 CFR 68.10.



The Eunice Facility employs eight (8) full-time employees on-site who will ensure the proper operation and maintenance of the facility.



The Eunice Facility was previously operated by Crosstex Processing Services, LLC and is currently operated by EnLink Processing Services, LLC (EnLink). The Eunice Facility last submitted an RMP amendment to the EPA in September 2010 for the Eunice Facility. The following information serves as the 5-year RMP update for the Eunice Facility.



ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION AND EMERGENC
Y RESPONSE POLICIES



The Eunice Facility maintains a policy of safe flammable material handling operations, reducing to the greatest extent possible hazards associated with material transfer and storage activities, and reducing subsequent risk to the surrounding community, employees, and the environment.



The Eunice Facility has procedures in place, including both on-site activities and coordination with off-site responders that are to be followed in the event of a flammable material release.



DESCRIPTION OF THE STATIONARY SOURCE AND REGULATED SUBSTANCES



The Eunice Facility transfers and stores NGL in various temporary and three permanent aboveground vessels and associated piping and valves. NGL is a regulated flammable mixture that is an aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbon mixture. The regulated flammable chemicals contained in the NGL mixture above one percent include methane, ethane, propane, isobutane, N-butane, isopentane, and pentane.



The Facility also has one 39,816 gallon tank in the same process that is used to store natural gasoline. Natural gasoline is a flammable mixture containing isopentane and pentane.



The following provides the maximum storage capacity and largest vessel capacity for all of the RMP-regulated flammables stored at the Eunice Facility.



RMP STORAGE INVENTORY



Substance:

Natural Gas Liquids: Maximum Inventory 144,354 gallons/668,596 pounds; Largest Vessel 84,462 gallons/391,198 pounds

Natural Gasoline: Maximum Inventory 39,816 gallons/215,980 pounds; Largest Vessel 39,816 gallons/215,980 pounds



The Eunice Facility stores natural gasoline, which under certain circumstances, is not classified as an RMP-regulated flammable mixture. Although the current Facility Material Safety Data Sheet for natural gasoline lists it as a National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Class 3 flammable, subsequent testing completed by EnLink demonstrates that the mixture would, at times, be considered an NFPA Class 4 flammable base
d upon the flash point and boiling point of the mixture. As such, EnLink has chosen to include natural gas condensate in the RMP-regulated inventory at the Facility.



The substances stored at the Eunice Facility were also evaluated for toxic characteristics; it was determined that there are no RMP-regulated toxic substances handled at the Facility in quantities that exceed RMP threshold quantities.



GENERAL ACCIDENT RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM AND CHEMICAL-SPECIFIC PREVENTION STEPS



Because the Eunice Facility is regulated under RMP Program Level 1, it is not subject to the RMP Prevention Program required under 40 CFR 68. However, the Facility is subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) program. The Eunice Facility's PSM Plan is kept on-site as a separate document.



FIVE-YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY



The Eunice Facility has had no accidental releases of flammable materials regulated under the RMP program that resulted in deaths, injuries, or significant property damage on-site, or off-site deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage or any environmental impact for the period of five (5) years prior to September 2014.



EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM INFORMATION



Because the Eunice Facility is regulated under RMP Program Level 1, it is not subject to the RMP Emergency Response Program required under 40 CFR 68. However, the Facility does keep a written Emergency Response Plan and coordinates response efforts with the Evangeline Parish LEPC.



SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS



EnLink has a continued commitment to update equipment and improve safety pertaining to the covered process when necessary. The most recent Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for the Facility was completed on February 8, 2013, at which time several safety improvements were recommended including: validation of the annual maintenance program; a review of relief devices and block valves; and a review that all equipment, in
strumentation, and relief devices are labeled along with equipment design conditions on the Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams.