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Water Department, Ground Storage Castor Plunge

Parent Companies:
City of Alexandria
EPA Facility ID:
100000124992
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
Castor Plunge Road - Woods
Alexandria, LA 71301
County:
RAPIDES
Lat / Long:
31.178, -92.551 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Satellite
Description:
Process Unit
Horizonal accuracy:
39.7 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
City of Alexandria
Phone:
(318) 441-6216
Address:
P.O. Box 71
Alexandria, LA 71309 -0071
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
James C. Graham
Title:
Interim Water Superintendent

Emergency contact:

Name:
James C. Graham
Title:
Interim Water Superintendent
Phone:
(318) 441-6215
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:
0
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 25, 2013
Inspecting Agency:
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Chlorination
RMP ID:
1000043571
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (22131)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
8,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
MunicipalH2O.com - Benjamin Clardy
Address:
650 S. Shackleford Road, Suite 325
Little Rock, AR 72211 -3849
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(501) 537-4566

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Jan. 22, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000035602

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:
100.0
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:
100.0
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, Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (22131)
Prevention Program ID:
1000029012
Safety Review Date
March 1, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
March 1, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
March 1, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
March 1, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Aug. 2, 2013, 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
March 1, 2013
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
March 1, 2013
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:
0000000911
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

27828 LDEQ Facility Identification



The City of Alexandria Water Department Ground Storage Castor Plunge is located at Castor Plunge Road, Alexandria, LA. Chlorine for the chlorination of the City's drinking water supply is stored at this location. On average, 8,000 pounds of chlorine are stored in one ton cylinders. In case of a chlorine leak, the City of Alexandria has an emergency response policy which requires City personnel to notify LA State Police Hazmat by calling the 911 center. Local fire and police departments are notified. These emergency personnel are used to assist in evacuating citizens in the affected area.



Currently, the City uses daily inspections and a comprehensive preventative maintenance program to ensure the system is operating properly. There are no active or passive mitigation being used at the facility at the present time.



Plant personnel have been properly trained to handle chlorine stored in one ton cylinders. Formal and on-the-job training ensures plant personnel have the necessary knowledge and skill to properly maintain the chlorination system.



The City of Alexandria has no history of reportable release for chlorine at this site. There has been no injury or property loss associated with this chemical.



The City of Alexandria Ground Storage Castor Plunge is included in witten community emergency response plan. The facility does not have its own written emergency response plan. The facility notifies the 911 Center which contacts the State Police HazMat, local fire and police departments for assistance.



The City of Alexandria is reviewing possible active and passive mitigation in order to improve safety at the facility. On-going operator training and preventative maintenance continue to be key tools to ensure the safety of the public.