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City of Gretna Wastewater Treatment Plant

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000125848
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
1101 Burmaster Street
Gretna, LA 70053
County:
JEFFERSON
Lat / Long:
29.930, -90.046 (Get map)
Method:
GPS Code Measurements (Psuedo Range) Differential (DGPS)
Description:
Plant Entrance (General)
Horizonal accuracy:
7 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
City of Gretna, LA
Phone:
(504) 363-1551
Address:
1101 Burmaster Street
Gretna, LA 70053
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Michael J. Baudoin
Title:
Director of Public Utilities
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Ron Johnson
Title:
Plant Superintendent
Phone:
(504) 363-1551
24-hour phone:
(504) 377-7508
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Jeff. Parish Emergency Prep.
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
10
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:
Sept. 30, 2013
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Chlorine Disinfection
RMP ID:
1000055779
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
12,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
URS Corporation
Address:
3500 N. Causeway Blvd.
Suite 900
Metairie, LA 70002
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(504) 837-6326

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
July 9, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000045063

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 Chlorine Disinfection)
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:
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • 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 Chlorine Disinfection)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Neutralization
  • Scrubbers
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • 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

Chlorine Disinfection, Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Prevention Program ID:
1000035862
Safety Review Date
Aug. 9, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Equipment failure
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Enclosure
  • Neutralization
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
  • Mitigation Systems
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Aug. 9, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Aug. 9, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Aug. 9, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
June 26, 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
Aug. 9, 2012
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
July 31, 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:
Yes
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
Yes
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
Sept. 3, 2010
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(504) 363-1595
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

City of Gretna Wastewater Treatment Plant

Gretna, Louisiana

(EPA ID: 1000 0012 5848)

(LDEQ Facility ID: 19596)





EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

FOR

THE RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN (RMPlan)





Introduction and Policies



City of Gretna (Gretna) is committed to the continuous improvement of chemical safety management. Gretna maintains Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) management systems to ensure the safe operation of its facilities. As part of this commitment, Gretna invests resources in various areas of accident prevention, such as:



* Safety in process design;

* Safe operating policies and procedures;

* A comprehensive mechanical integrity program;

* Management of process changes;

* Training;

* Incident investigation and auditing; and

* Emergency response participation.



This document provides an overview of the risk management activities at the Gretna Wastewater Treatment Plant, including:



* A description of the facility and substances regulated by the EPA RMP rule;

* A summary of potential release scenarios and potential off-site consequences;

* An overview of the Prevention Program to prevent accidental chemical releases;

* A five-year history of accidental releases of chemicals regulated by EPA's RMP rule;

* An overview of the emergency response program; and

* Planned changes to improve safety.





FACILITY DESCRIPTION AND REGULATED SUBSTANCES



Gretna Wastewater Treatment Plant uses chlorine as a disinfectant. Chlorine is stored as a liquid under pressure in 1-ton cylinders. Chlorine is the only regulated substance in sufficient quantities to be covered under the Risk Management Program (RMP) regulation. The facility is classified as Program Level 2 under the RMP regulation.



ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROGRAM



Gretna's ongoing analysis of the potential hazards of the process, detailed training of the employees, and constant emphasis on safety have allowed us to operate without serious accidents. Part of the Accident Prevention Program a
lso involves identifying and taking steps to avoid potential accidental chemical releases. This is accomplished through Process Hazard Analyses and periodic review of policies and procedures. Additionally, the site has various safety features to detect, contain and control, and mitigate the consequences of a release that include:



1. Release detection



Process alarms

Operator surveillance

Process area detectors



2. Release containment and control



Enclosures

Manual and automatic shutoffs

Scrubbers



3. Release Mitigation



Trained emergency response personnel



FIVE YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY



No incident caused by a covered RMP process has occurred at the Gretna Wastewater Treatment Plant within the last five years.



EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM



The overall emergency response program for the Gretna Wastewater Treatment Plant is coordinated with the Jefferson Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP). This coordination includes periodic committee meetings with or communications to local emergency response officials, local government officials, and community members. Gretna Wastewater Treatment Plant has access to trained and fully equipped firefighting, HAZMAT, and medical/rescue teams capable of managing a broad range of emergency incidents. Gretna Wastewater Treatment Plant also maintains a 24 hr. communications capability with Jefferson Parish OEP officials, as well as area emergency response organizations (i.e. local fire departments, Sheriff's department, State Police, etc.). Periodic emergency drills are held with the Jefferson Parish OEP and local emergency response organizations. Refresher training is also provided to local emergency response organizations on the hazards of regulated substances at the site.



Jefferson Parish OEP is responsible for maintaining written plans for the preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery of any natural or technological disaster that may occur in Jefferson Parish. This responsibility i
ncludes coordination with neighboring Parishes who may be affected by an emergency incident within Jefferson Parish. The OEP is also responsible for coordinating the plans and operations of various emergency response agencies in Jefferson Parish such as fire, police, emergency medical services, public works, volunteers and other groups that respond to emergencies.



Gretna Wastewater Treatment Plant maintains a written emergency response program designed to protect workers, public safety, and the environment. This program consists of policies and procedures for responding to releases, including actions to be taken in the event of a fire, explosion, or chemical release. These procedures address all aspects of emergency response, including first aid and medical treatment, evacuation, personnel accountability plans, notification requirements to Jefferson Parish OEP and the public in the event of a release, post-incident cleanup and area decontamination requirements. In addition, there are procedures that address maintenance, inspection, testing, and use of emergency response equipment. Employees receive training in these procedures as necessary to perform their specific response duties. The emergency response program is updated as needed to address changes to the Plant. The Management of Change process is used to trigger updates to the emergency response plan, including notification and training of personnel affected by the change.



PLANNED CHANGES TO IMPROVE SAFETY



Diligent compliance with our RMP Prevention Program forms the framework on which we will continue to improve the level of safety at the facility. Some of the key components of the safety improvements we expect to achieve are as follows:



1. The Management of Change provisions ensure that we consider the potential safety and health impacts of any change we make to process chemicals, technology, equipment or procedures.



2. The Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) provisions serve as a tool to ensure
continual evaluation of potential hazards, thereby leading to continual improvements in our safety standards.



3. The Mechanical Integrity provisions ensure that process equipment and instrumentation are designed, constructed, installed and maintained to minimize the risk of hazardous releases, thereby serving as an integral part of our safety program.



4. Internal and third party compliance audits will ensure we maintain and increase our level of safety protection.



5. An ongoing dialogue with the Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Director or his designate will ensure a constant state of readiness to respond to any potential emergencies, as well as a means to implement improvements as the need develops. In this way, we shall bolster our strong commitment to the safety of our workers and the community.