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Cameron Meadows Gas Processing Facility

Parent Companies:
PSI Midstream Partners, L.P.
EPA Facility ID:
100000135999
Other ID:
LAD980630065
Facility DUNS:
781229930
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
5526 Gulf Beach Highway
Cameron, LA 70631
County:
CAMERON
Lat / Long:
29.762, -93.640 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Photo
Description:
Plant Entrance (General)
Horizonal accuracy:
10 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:
500

Owner/Operator:

Name:
PSI Midstream
Phone:
(337) 569-7500
Address:
5526 Gulf Beach Highway
Cameron, LA 70631
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
John T Labove
Title:
Env. Health and Safety Specialist

Emergency contact:

Name:
John T Labove
Title:
Env. Health and Safety Specialist
Phone:
(337) 569-7511
24-hour phone:
(337) 263-3899
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
18
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
0560-00002-V3
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Sept. 21, 2010
Inspecting Agency:
State Agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Natural Gas Processing
RMP ID:
1000028549
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
2,600,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Natural gas processing
RMP ID:
1000028552
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Methane
74-82-8
4,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
C-K Associates, LLC
Address:
17170 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(225) 755-1000

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Oct. 24, 2011
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000023380

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: Worst-case

None

3. Toxics: Alternative release

None

4. Flammables: 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 Natural Gas Processing)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • A diked containment system surrounds the condensate tank.
not considered:
  • Blast walls

5. Flammables: 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 Natural Gas Processing)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Natural Gas Processing, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
1000024646
Safety Review Date
Feb. 23, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Feb. 23, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
Procedure Review Date
Aug. 31, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Nov. 13, 2008, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 15, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 2, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Nov. 23, 2009
Management of Change Review Date
April 11, 2009
Pre-startup Review Date
Jan. 23, 2009
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 21, 2010
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Sept. 21, 2010
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 4, 2010
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Feb. 7, 2010
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 6, 2008
Hot Work Review Date
Dec. 18, 2008
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 27, 2008, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
June 4, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Natural gas processing, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
1000024836
Safety Review Date
Feb. 23, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Feb. 23, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
Procedure Review Date
Aug. 31, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Nov. 13, 2008, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 15, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 2, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Nov. 23, 2009
Management of Change Review Date
April 11, 2009
Pre-startup Review Date
Jan. 23, 2009
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 21, 2010
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Sept. 21, 2010
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 4, 2010
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Feb. 7, 2010
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 6, 2008
Hot Work Review Date
Dec. 18, 2008
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 27, 2008, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
June 4, 2009, 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:
June 15, 2010
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(337) 775-7048
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

Accidental release prevention and emergency response policies:



The Cameron Meadows Plant has implemented all the elements of a Program 3 Risk Management Plan (RMP) and all the elements of OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) program. The plant has also implanted all the elements of PSI Midstream Partners, LP System Integrity Plan (SIP), which contains additional environmental, health, and safety standards.



The Cameron Meadows Plant's Emergency Response Plan is site-specific. It includes required actions by plant employees as well as required notification and coordination with local responders and agencies. All employees are trained in the execution of the Emergency Response Plan and drills are conducted annually.



The Stationary Source and Regulated substances:



The Cameron Meadows Plant processes raw natural gas into pure methane and natural gas liquids. The raw material is received by pipeline. The finished products are delivered by pipelines.



General Accidental Release Prevention Program:



The Cameron Meadows Plant has implemented all the elements of a Program 3 Risk Management Plan (RMP) and all the elements of OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) program. The plant has also implemented all the elements of PSI Midstream Partners, LP System Integrity Plan (SIP), which contains additional environmental, health, and safety standards. Key element of these programs include:



Process Safety Information: A variety of technical documents that are used to help maintain safe operation of the process.



Process Hazard Analysis (PHA): A systematic examination of the plant to identify possible hazards and ensure that adequate controls are in place to manage these hazards.



Operating Procedures: Cameron Meadows Plant maintains written procedures that address various modes of process operations, such as (1) initial start-up, (2) normal operations, (3) temporary operations, (4) emergency shutdown, (5) emergency operations, (6) normal shutdown, an
d (7) start-up after turnaround.



Contractors: Cameron Meadows Plant uses contractors to supplement its workforce during periods of increased maintenance or construction activities. Because some contractors work on or near process equipment, the plant has procedures in place to ensure that contractors, (1) perform their work in a safe manner, (2) are aware of any hazards in the workplace, (3) understand what they should do in the event of an emergency, (4) understand and follow site safety rules, and (5) inform plant personnel of any hazards that they find during their work.



Pre-startup Safety Reviews (PSSR's): The purpose of the PSSR is to ensure that safety features, procedures, personnel, and equipment are appropriately prepared for startup before placing modified equipment into service.



Mechanical Integrity: Cameron Meadows Plant has well established practices and procedures to maintain pressure vessels, piping systems, relief and vent systems, controls, pumps and compressors, and emergency shutdown systems in safe operating condition.



Safe Work Practices and Procedures: Examples of safe work practices include methods for controlling plant entry, presence and exit of support personnel, and lockout/ tagout procedures to ensure isolation of energy sources for equipment undergoing maintenance, hot work procedures and permits for work with the potential for generating ignition sources in the presence of flammable or combustible material, and confined space entry permits and procedure to ensure that adequate precautions are in place before entry is allowed into a permit required confined space.



Training: The plant has implemented a comprehensive training program for all employees involved in operating a process. The program includes Classroom, OJT, and computer-based training. Employees are tested to demonstrate competency.



Management of Change: Changes are reviewed to ensure that adequate controls are in place to manage any new hazards and
to verify that existing controls have not been compromised by the change.



Incident Investigation: The goal of each investigation is to determine the facts concerning an incident or near miss and to develop corrective actions to prevent recurrence of the incident or a similar incident.



Compliance Audits: Audits are conducted on a regular basis to ensure that the facility is in compliance with applicable RMP / PSM / SIP procedures and regulations.



Five-year Accident History:



No release of a regulated substance with offsite consequences has occurred in the last 5 years.



Emergency Response Program Information:



Cameron Meadows Plant maintains a written emergency response program to protect employees, contractors, public and the environment from hazards associated with accidental releases of regulated substances. The program consists of procedures for responding to releases of regulated substances, including the possibility of associated fires or explosions. The procedures address all aspects of emergency response, including evacuation plans, accounting for personnel after an evacuation, notification of local emergency response agencies and the public, if a release occurs. Employees receive training in these procedures annually to perform emergency response duties. The program is updated when necessary based on modifications made to the gas plant processes. Emergency response program changes are administered through the MOC process. The overall emergency response program for Cameron Meadows Plant is coordinated with the Cameron Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP). This coordination includes attending periodic meetings of the committee, which includes local emergency response officials and industry representatives. Cameron Meadows Plant has 24-hour communications capability with the Cameron Parish OEP. The plant conducts periodic emergency drills that involve the OEP and emergency response organizations.



Planned Changes to Improve
Safety:



In response to the most recent Process Hazard Analysis, the Cameron Meadows Plant plans to install additional engineering safeguards and continued learning and training of employees and contractors. These additional safeguards will lessen the risk associated with the release of regulated substances.