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George's Chicken, LLC

Parent Companies:
George's, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000130262
Other ID:
22824RCCFRRTE42
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
65315194

Location:

Address:
19992 Senedo Road
Edinburg, VA 22824
County:
SHENANDOAH
Lat / Long:
38.876, -78.610 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Plant Entrance (General)
Horizonal accuracy:
100 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
George's Chicken, LLC
Phone:
(540) 984-4121
Address:
19992 Senedo Road
Edinburg, VA 22824
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Alan Leep
Title:
Maintenance Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Alan Leep
Title:
Maintenance Manager
Phone:
(540) 984-6843
24-hour phone:
(540) 984-1408
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(479) 927-7125
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Shenandoah County LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
1,000
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:
Feb. 3, 2014
Inspecting Agency:
OSHA
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Ammonia Refrigeration
RMP ID:
1000018593
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Poultry Processing (311615)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
20,360
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Feb. 10, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Revised PHA / Hazard Review due to process change (40 CFR 68.190(b)(5))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000014797

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 Ammonia Refrigeration)
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:
  • 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 Ammonia Refrigeration)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
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:
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers

4. Flammables: Worst-case

None

5. Flammables: Alternative release

None

6. Five-year accident history

Jan. 31, 2014 at 12:00
ID:
1000032137
NAICS:
Poultry Processing (311615)
Duration:
30 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Ammonia (anhydrous)
Release events:
Gas release
Liquid spills/evaporation
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
0.100000001 miles/h NW
Temperature:
44.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$30405
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
566
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Human error
  • Overpressurization
  • Upset condition
  • Maintenance activity/inactivity
  • Process design failure
Off-site responders notified:
Notified and Responded
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Revised maintenance
  • Revised training
  • Revised operating procedures
  • New process controls

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Ammonia Refrigeration, Poultry Processing (311615)
Prevention Program ID:
1000015273
Safety Review Date
Jan. 19, 2016
PHA Update Date
March 2, 2016
PHA Techniques
  • What if
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 19, 2016
Training Review Date
Jan. 19, 2016
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 19, 2016
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 21, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 3, 2016
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 19, 2016
Pre-startup Review Date
April 16, 2016
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 19, 2016
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
May 26, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
March 21, 2016
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
March 21, 2016
Participation Plan Review Date
Jan. 19, 2016
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 19, 2016
Contractor Safety Review Date
Jan. 19, 2016
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
April 16, 2016

8. Prevention Program level 2

No Prevention Program level 2

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:
Jan. 15, 2014
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(540) 459-6167
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
Yes
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
Yes
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

EPA RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY



George's Food LLC (EDINBURG, VA.)







1. Accidental release prevention and emergency response polices. To insure safe

operation and release prevention at George's Food LLC (EDINBURG, VA.), this facility has

implemented The Occupational Safety and Health Administrations Chemical Process Safety

Management Program 29 CFR 1910.119. All operators of systems containing the threshold amount

of hazardous chemicals will undergo Chemical Process Safety Management training and operator

training specific to the system.

To insure proper response to emergency situations, George's Food LLC (EDINBURG, VA.),

has implemented Emergency Action Plans as required by The Occupational Safety and Health

Administrations 29 CFR 1910.38(a) and Emergency Response Plans 29 CFR 1910.120. All safety

personnel and operators of the process will be trained in these emergency procedures.



2. The stationary source and regulated substances handled.

POULTRY SLAUGHTER FACILITY

ANHYDROUS AMMONIA



3. The general accidental release prevention program.

This facility complies with the Occupational Safety and Health Administrations Chemical

Process Safety Management 29 CFR 1910.119 and the Environmental Protection Agencies Risk

Management Program 40 CFR Part 68. For ammonia systems

George's Food LLC. has adopted the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration guidelines for

system operation and maintenance. George's Food LLC. uses the IIAR Basic Ammonia

Refrigeration Training Series for all operators.



4. Five-year accident history.

There has been 1 release dated: 1/31/2014 with no injuries. 803# of Ammonia was released due to a relief valve

rupture



5. The emergency response program.

A fully trained and equipped Emergency Response Team is on site. This team is trained to the

Hazardous Materials Responder-Technician response capability in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR

1910.120 (q). The team is capable of affecting all control m
easures (both confinement operations

and containment operations) required to remediate the incident.

A written Emergency Response Plan has been developed and is on record at the Facility. This plan

includes Pre-Emergency Planning with Outside Agencies, Personnel Roles and Lines of Incident

Command Authority, Facility Hazard Analysis and Emergency Prevention, Safe Distances and

Places of Refuge, Site Security and Control, Evacuation Routes and Procedures, Decontamination

Procedures, provisions for Emergency Medical Treatment, Emergency Notification Procedures,

Chemical Response Procedures, Post Incident Critique, and Personal Protective Clothing and

Emergency Equipment.

All Hazmat courses at George's Food LLC , are designed to meet training requirements of the OSHA

29 CFR 1910.120 (q) (7) and (8).

All (EDINBURG, VA.) Hazmat Team Members are trained 24 hours initially to the Technician

level followed by 8 hours of refresher training per year under the direction of "Industrial Refrigeration Technical College.

The training is designed to teach both theory and hands-on training giving the person an overall

understanding of the nature of hazardous materials and the ability to assess and safely respond to

the incidents in the Incident Command structure. Technician level training includes but is not limited

to the following:

AA? Knowledge of basic hazards and risk assessment techniques

AA? Proper selection and use of appropriate and required PPE for the chemical hazard

AA? Terminology associated with Hazmat

AA? Advanced site control/security procedures

AA? Advanced Containment/Control/Decon procedures

AA? Use of Atmospheric Monitoring Equipment and Contaminant Test Procedures

AA? Incident Command Structure Roles and Line of Authority

AA? Interaction with Local and State Officials

AA? Standard Operating Procedures for Clean-up and termination

AA? Critique





All Team members are taught in Hazard Communication to report any observed chemical

leaks
/spills and odors to their supervisor or lead person immediately. Supervisors and Leads are

taught to report the above to the Safety or Process Manager immediately for

further investigation and action by the Hazmat team. MSDS information books are accessible to all

team members for review.



6. Planned changes to improve safety.

As needed we will make changes to improve safety