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Arch Chemicals, Inc. - Shreveport Plant

Parent Companies:
Arch Chemicals, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000135855
Other ID:
LAD052528965
Facility DUNS:
52528965
Parent Company DUNS:
49422509

Location:

Address:
10889 Highway 1 South
Shreveport, LA 71115
County:
CADDO
Lat / Long:
32.360, -93.635 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Map
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
m
Horizontal reference datum:
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Joe A. Jayroe II
Phone:
(318) 797-2595
Address:
P. O. Box 52147
Shreveport, LA 71135 -2147
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Joe A. Jayroe II
Title:
Plant Manager
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
J. M. Parker
Title:
Customer Service Representative
Phone:
(318) 797-2595
24-hour phone:
(318) 797-2595
Ext or PIN:
5011
Email:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Caddo-Bossier OEP
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
31
Covered by OSHA PSM:
No
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
July 8, 1998
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Oleum Mfg and Storage
RMP ID:
16863
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing (325188)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Oleum (Fuming Sulfuric acid) [Sulfuric acid, mixture with sulfur trioxide]
8014-95-7
2,000,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 24, 1999
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
12607

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 Oleum Mfg and Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.5
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
not considered:
  • 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 Oleum Mfg and Storage)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
CHARM
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.70
Stability class:
C
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
not considered:
  • 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

Oleum Mfg and Storage, All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing (325188)
Prevention Program ID:
8854
Safety Review Date
Nov. 18, 1998, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Nov. 18, 1998, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if/Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
Monitoring Systems
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
June 1, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Aug. 31, 1997, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
June 15, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 15, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 30, 1999
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 20, 1998
Pre-startup Review Date
None
Compliance Audit Date
None
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
April 9, 1999
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
July 30, 1999
Participation Plan Review Date
Dec. 1, 1998
Hot Work Review Date
May 1, 1999
Contractor Safety Review Date
June 15, 1999, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
None, since latest RMP submission

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:
Aug. 30, 1998
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(318) 673-6620
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:
No
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

2340 LDEQ Facility ID Number Arch Chemicals, Inc. Shreveport, Louisiana
RMP
Executive Summary



1.0 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE POLICIES

At Arch Chemicals, Inc. - Shreveport Plant, we are committed to operating and maintaining all of our processes (especially those using hazardous substances) in a safe and responsible manner. We use a combination of accidental release prevention programs and emergency response planning programs to help ensure the safety of our employees and the public as well as protection of the environment. This document provides a brief overview of the comprehensive risk management activities that we have designed and implemented, including:

a. A description of our facility and use of substances regulated by EPA's RMP regulation
b. A summary of results from our assessment of the potential offsite consequences from accidental chemical releases
c. An overview of our accidental release prevention programs
d. A five-year accident history for accidental releases of chemicals regulated by EPA's RMP rule
e. An overview of our emergency response program
f. An overview of planned improvements at the facility to help prevent accidental chemical releases from occurring and adversely affecting our employees, the public, and the environment
g. The certifications that EPA's RMP rule requires us to provide
h. The detailed information (called data elements) about our risk management program


2.0 STATIONARY SOURCE AND REGULATED SUBSTANCES

Our facility produces oleum by passing sulfur trioxide gas through a packed tower and contacting it with 35% oleum. 98% or 99% sulfuric acid is added to the tower to control the product strength at approximately 35% oleum. Oleum has been identified by the EPA as having the potential to cause significant offsite consequences in the event of a substantial accidental release.

Our accidental release prevention programs and our contingency planning efforts help us effectively manage the hazards tha
t are posed to our employees, the public, and the environment by our use of this chemical.

3.0 OFF-SITE CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS

EPA's RMP rule requires that we provide information about the worst-case release scenario(s) for our facility. The following are brief summaries of these scenarios, including information about the key administrative controls and mitigation measures to limit the exposure distances for each scenario:

Worst-case Release Scenario(s) - Regulated Toxic Chemicals

The worst case scenario selected for the Arch - Shreveport facility involves the catastrophic rupture of one of the 1000 ton Oleum storage tanks into a diked area. Worst case meteorological data as defined in the RMP rule was used in the evaluation.

Based on the tables provided in the Rule, the estimated exposure distance would be approximately 0.81 miles. Approximately 10 residences are within this radius, along with a number of public receptors adjacent to the facility. The Emergency Response Program developed for the facility will address releases of this magnitude.

A more likely scenario would be one where a two-inch loading line separates from a railcar. However, due to constant attendance by employees, the duration of this release would only be approximately one minute, and the distance to the endpoint would be only 0.64 miles.


4.0 GENERAL ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM AND CHEMICAL-SPECIFIC PREVENTION STEPS

We are using this information to help us ensure that our emergency response plan and the community emergency response plan address all reasonable contingency cases.

We maintain a number of programs to help prevent accidental releases and ensure safe operation. The accident prevention programs in place include, among others:

- 24-hour operator oversight
- Tank and piping inspections
- Use of proper materials of construction
- Process Hazard Analyses (Hazard and operability analysis/keyword reminder check)
- Industrial hygiene surveys
- "Near miss" incident
investigations
- Hazcom training
- PPE training

As part of our prevention efforts, we have implemented the following chemical-specific prevention steps:

- 24-hour operator oversight of oleum process

These individual elements of our prevention program work together to prevent accidental chemical releases. Our company and our employees are committed to the standard that these management systems set for the way we do business, and we have specific accountabilities and controls to ensure that we are meeting our own high standards for accident prevention.


5.0 FIVE-YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY

We keep records for all significant accidental chemical releases that occur at our facility. However, there have been no significant chemical releases from the oleum process within the five-year report period.

When incidents do occur, we conduct formal incident investigations to identify and correct the root causes of the events.


6.0 EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM

We maintain an Emergency Response Plan which has been coordinated with the local fire department and the LEPC. Our plan provides the essential planning and training for effectively protecting the workers, the public, and the environment during emergency situations.


7.0 PLANNED CHANGES TO IMPROVE SAFETY

We are in the process of installing continuous level measurement instrumentation for our Oleum Storage tanks to help prevent and/or improve our response to accidental chemical releases.