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Norco, LA

Parent Companies:
Air Liquide America
EPA Facility ID:
100000124091
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
Cedar Street
Norco, LA 70079
County:
ST. CHARLES
Lat / Long:
30.019, 90.410 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Unknown
Horizonal accuracy:
m
Horizontal reference datum:
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Ken Pelham
Phone:
(504) 764-6925
Address:
Cedar Street
P.O. Box 336
Norco, LA 70079
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Ken Pelham
Title:
Facility Manager
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Ken Pelham
Title:
Facility Manager
Phone:
(504) 764-6925
24-hour phone:
(800) 324-7814
Ext or PIN:
Email:

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:
18
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:
Inspecting Agency:
Never had one
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Air Seperation
RMP ID:
15721
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Industrial Gas Manufacturing (32512)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
60,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 22, 1999
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
11749

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 Air Seperation)
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:
Urban
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 Air Seperation)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.50
Stability class:
F
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

Air Seperation, Industrial Gas Manufacturing (32512)
Prevention Program ID:
8105
Safety Review Date
Jan. 1, 1999, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Oct. 1, 1994, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 1, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 1, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 1, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 1, 1998, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 1, 1999
Pre-startup Review Date
None
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 1, 1995
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Jan. 1, 1999
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 1, 1999
Contractor Safety Review Date
May 1, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Jan. 1, 1999, 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:
Jan. 1, 1999
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(504) 764-9621
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

LDEQ Facility ID Number 27776

Air Liquide America, Norco, LA ASU, has operated on this 24 acre site continuously since 1977. The facility has four air separation units that produce pure oxygen, nitrogen and argon for use in industrial, medical, food, and health care industries. Ammonia is used to purify the argon. One 15000 gallon ammonia tank supplies two ammonia disassociator units at this location. There have been no releases from this system that have breeched the plant boundaries. In addition to training on our own emergency action plan, we participate in the Iberville Parish LEPC and CAER organizations..