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Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site

Parent Companies:
City of Alexandria
EPA Facility ID:
100000122716
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
1212 Hudson Blvd.
Alexandria, LA 71302
County:
RAPIDES
Lat / Long:
31.280, -92.420 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
40 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
City of Alexandria
Phone:
(318) 441-6240
Address:
P.O. Box 71
Alexandria, LA 71302
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
James Graham
Title:
Superintendent

Emergency contact:

Name:
James Graham
Title:
Superintendent
Phone:
(318) 441-6241
24-hour phone:
(318) 229-6467
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Rapides Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
15
Covered by OSHA PSM:
No
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
March 1, 2011
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Chlorination
RMP ID:
1000048610
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
20,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
MunicipalH2O.com - Benjamin Clardy
Address:
650 S. Shackleford Road, Suite 325
Little Rock, AR 72211
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(800) 897-9425

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
April 4, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000039522

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 Chlorination)
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:
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 Chlorination)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge 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

No Prevention Program level 3

8. Prevention Program level 2

Chlorination, Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032153
Safety Review Date
Jan. 16, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
Mitigation Systems
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 16, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 16, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 16, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 11, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Management of Change Review Date
Pre-startup Review Date
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 16, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 30, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Hot Work Review Date
Contractor Safety Review Date
, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
, since latest RMP submission

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) 441-6600
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
No
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
No
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

The RMP Rule requires that a prevention program be established for The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site chlorination processes. The following details the prevention program elements at The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site that apply to these processes.



4.1 Safety Information



The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site maintains a variety of technical documents that are used to help ensure safe operation of The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site processes. Material safety data sheets (MSDSs) document the physical and chemical properties of hazardous substances handled at The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site, including the chlorine in the covered process. The engineering design documents include the operating parameters, the design basis and configuration of the equipment in each covered process, and references to applicable codes and standards.





4.2 Hazard Review



The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site performs and periodically updates hazard reviews of the covered processes to help identify and control process hazards. Checklists are used to guide the hazard review. These checklists include items to help ensure The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site operates and maintains the equipment in a manner consistent with the applicable design specifications, codes, standards, and regulations.



4.3 Operating Procedures



The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site develops and maintains operating procedures to define how tasks related to process operations should be performed. The operating procedures are used to:



1. train employees and contractors, and

2. serve as reference guides for appropriate actions to take during both normal and abnormal process conditions.



4.4 Training



The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site trains personnel in t
he operating procedures to help ensure safe and effective performance of their assigned tasks. A record of all training is maintained to help ensure new and refresher training is provided on a timely basis.



4.5 Maintenance



The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site properly maintains the equipment in our processes. The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site maintenance program includes:



1. procedures to safely guide workers in their maintenance tasks,

2. worker training in the maintenance procedures, and

3. inspection and testing program to help identify equipment deterioration and damage before equipment fails.



4.6 Compliance Audits



The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site performs periodic (at least every three years) audits of covered processes to verify the processes are operating in compliance with the requirements of the RMP Rule. A compliance audit report is prepared after each audit, and any deficiencies noted by the audit are corrected in a timely manner.





4.7 Incident Investigations



The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site investigates all incidents that could reasonably have resulted in a serious injury to personnel, the public, or the environment. The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site trains employees to identify and report any and all incidents requiring investigation. An investigation team is assembled and the investigation is initiated within 48 hours of the incident. The results of the investigation are documented, recommendations are resolved, and appropriate process enhancements are implemented.



4.8 Chemical-specific Prevention Steps - Chlorine



Industry standards are followed at The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site to help ensure safe handling of chlorine. The vendor supplies chlorine via a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved truck and in DOT approved 1 ton cylinders. The
process equipment is designed and constructed with state-of-the-art materials and technology utilizing the standards and guidelines of the Chlorine Institute, American Water Works Association, ASME, ANSI, and other applicable codes. Workers who perform operations involving chlorine receive training emphasizing safe handling procedures according to the guidelines required by The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site.





5.0 Five Year Accident History



There has been no accidents or incidents that resulted in injuries to employee, the public, or the environment The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site in the past five years.





6.0 Emergency Response Programs



The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site has prepared a written emergency response plan that complies with the RMP Rule, other federal standards and industry guidelines. This plan has been communicated to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and local fire department. The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site periodically conducts emergency drills to test our emergency plan and coordinate these drills with the local fire department.





7.0 Planned Changes to Improve Safety



The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site continuously attempts to improve the safety of our processes to protect our employees, the public and the environment. The City of Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hudson Site incident investigations, employee suggestions and improvements in technology are utilized to update the safety aspects of the processes.