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BASF Corporation Geismar Site

Parent Companies:
BASF Corporation
EPA Facility ID:
100000144444
Other ID:
70734BSFCRRIVER
Facility DUNS:
156835001
Parent Company DUNS:
71014385

Location:

Address:
8404 Highway 75
Geismar, LA 70734
County:
ASCENSION
Lat / Long:
30.197, -90.998 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Photo
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:
24000

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Tom Yura
Phone:
(225) 339-7226
Address:
8404 Highway 75
Geismar, LA 70734 -0457
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
David Mihalik
Title:
EHS Hub Director

Emergency contact:

Name:
Donovan Waguespack
Title:
Emergency Response Coordinator
Phone:
(225) 339-2231
24-hour phone:
(225) 339-2231
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Ascension Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
1,019
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
See Section 7
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
Yes
Last Safety Inspection Date:
July 24, 2014
Inspecting Agency:
OSHA
Using Predictive Filing:
Yes

Processes:

Diols
RMP ID:
1000058196
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Acetylene [Ethyne]
74-86-2
10,000
No
Formaldehyde (solution)
50-00-0
450,000
No
Methylamine [Methanamine]
74-89-5
330,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Amines
RMP ID:
1000058197
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
2-Methylpropene [1-Propene, 2-methyl-]
115-11-7
1,100,000
No
Acrylonitrile [2-Propenenitrile]
107-13-1
1,800,000
No
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
330,000
No
Cyclohexylamine [Cyclohexanamine]
108-91-8
810,000
No
Dimethylamine [Methanamine, N-methyl-]
124-40-3
3,200,000
No
Methylamine [Methanamine]
74-89-5
1,800,000
No
Piperidine
110-89-4
270,000
No
Trimethylamine [Methanamine, N,N-dimethyl-]
75-50-3
230,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
260,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Carboxy
RMP ID:
1000058198
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Industrial Gas Manufacturing (32512)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (conc 20% or greater)
7664-41-7
26,000
No
Vinyl acetate monomer [Acetic acid ethenyl ester]
108-05-4
260,000
No
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
15,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
EO/EG
RMP ID:
1000058199
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ethylene oxide [Oxirane]
75-21-8
3,400,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
44,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
MDI
RMP ID:
1000058200
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing (32518)
Cyclic Crude, Intermediate, and Gum and Wood Chemical Manufacturing (325194)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
160,000
No
Formaldehyde (solution)
50-00-0
55,000
No
Hydrogen chloride (anhydrous) [Hydrochloric acid]
7647-01-0
15,000
No
Phosgene [Carbonic dichloride]
75-44-5
110,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Polyols
RMP ID:
1000058201
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ethylene oxide [Oxirane]
75-21-8
230,000
No
Propylene oxide [Oxirane, methyl-]
75-56-9
1,270,000
No
Ethylenediamine [1,2-Ethanediamine]
107-15-3
140,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
TDI
RMP ID:
1000058202
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing (32518)
Cyclic Crude, Intermediate, and Gum and Wood Chemical Manufacturing (325194)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
18,000
No
Chlorine
7782-50-5
13,000
No
Hydrochloric acid (conc 37% or greater)
7647-01-0
7,700,000
No
Phosgene [Carbonic dichloride]
75-44-5
190,000
No
Toluene diisocyanate (unspecified isomer) [Benzene, 1,3-diisocyanatomethyl-]
26471-62-5
7,700,000
No
Hydrogen chloride (anhydrous) [Hydrochloric acid]
7647-01-0
7,700
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Utilities
RMP ID:
1000058203
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation (221112)
Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
12,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
EO/EG: EO Rail Cars
RMP ID:
1000058204
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ethylene oxide [Oxirane]
75-21-8
9,400,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
POL: PO Rail Cars
RMP ID:
1000058205
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Propylene oxide [Oxirane, methyl-]
75-56-9
3,100,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
ISO: TDI Rail Cars
RMP ID:
1000058206
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Cyclic Crude, Intermediate, and Gum and Wood Chemical Manufacturing (325194)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Toluene diisocyanate (unspecified isomer) [Benzene, 1,3-diisocyanatomethyl-]
26471-62-5
3,400,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Acetylene
RMP ID:
1000058207
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Industrial Gas Manufacturing (32512)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
12,000
No
Methane
74-82-8
8,400
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
1,100,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Surfactants
RMP ID:
1000058208
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ethylene oxide [Oxirane]
75-21-8
50,000
No
Propylene oxide [Oxirane, methyl-]
75-56-9
60,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Formic Acid
RMP ID:
1000058211
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Methyl formate [Formic acid, methyl ester]
107-31-3
1,800,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
380,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Oct. 9, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Regulated substance present above TQ in new (or previously not covered) process (40 CFR 68.190(b)(4))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000046693

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 TDI)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
Other Model: PHAST 6.7
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.5
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • 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 Diols)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
14.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
Other: PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in Amines)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Sumps
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
Active mitigation
considered:
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in Amines)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
Other model: PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in Amines)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
Other Model: PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in Amines)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
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
Public OCA Chemical (in Carboxy)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
20.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
Other: PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in Carboxy)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
Other model: PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in EO/EG)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
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
Public OCA Chemical (in MDI)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in MDI)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
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
Public OCA Chemical (in MDI)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
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
Public OCA Chemical (in Polyols)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
Other Model: PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in Polyols)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
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
Public OCA Chemical (in TDI)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
37.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
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
Public OCA Chemical (in ISO: TDI Rail Cars)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
Wind speed (meters per sec):
2.70
Stability class:
F
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

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 Diols)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Blast walls
Public OCA Chemical (in Amines)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
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 Amines)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
PHAST 6.7
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

Feb. 6, 2015 at 22:27
ID:
1000038618
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Duration:
1 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Phosgene [Carbonic dichloride]
Release events:
Liquid spills/evaporation
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
0.899999976 meters/second NE
Temperature:
45.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
F
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:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
25
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air Release
Initiating event:
Human Error
Contributing factors:
  • Human error
  • Maintenance activity/inactivity
  • Process design failure
Off-site responders notified:
Notified Only
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Revised training
  • Revised operating procedures
  • New process controls
Nov. 9, 2012 at 08:00
ID:
1000035926
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Duration:
2 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Toluene 2,6-diisocyanate [Benzene, 1,3-diisocyanato-2-methyl-]
Release events:
Liquid spills/evaporation
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
0.100000001 miles/h E
Temperature:
59.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
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:
1
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • none known
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • Human error
Off-site responders notified:
No, not notified
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Reviewed hazard awareness, update PPE grid, and investigated the use of different style valve
April 26, 2012 at 09:45
ID:
1000035925
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Duration:
1 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Chlorine
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
12.0 miles/h S
Temperature:
75.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
D
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:
1
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$500
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air Release
Initiating event:
Equipment Failure
Contributing factors:
  • Improper procedure
  • Upset condition
  • Process design failure
  • N2 hose ruptured
Off-site responders notified:
No, not notified
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Revised operating procedures
  • consider design changes to better manage or prevent solids build up; look at current fresh air use requirements and perform PPE risk assessment and address findings; communicate this incident
Dec. 30, 2011 at 12:15
ID:
1000035924
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Duration:
5 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Methane
  • Ethylene [Ethene]
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
0.100000001 miles/h N
Temperature:
70.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
B
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:
$2000000
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
  • Air Release
Initiating event:
Human Error
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • Human error
  • Maintenance activity/inactivity
Off-site responders notified:
Notified Only
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Revised maintenance
  • Relocated C-300 start/stop switch to a safe location; reviewed C-300 SOPs and checklist and updated as necessary

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Diols, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048456
Safety Review Date
Feb. 25, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
March 25, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Polymerization
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • 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
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 18, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
May 13, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Aug. 29, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Sept. 22, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
Sept. 17, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
April 30, 2012
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
April 30, 2013
Incident Investigation Date
Dec. 8, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
June 13, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Amines, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048457
Safety Review Date
June 20, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
July 21, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • 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
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 6, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Aug. 14, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 7, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
May 9, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
May 9, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 14, 2013
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
July 31, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
April 4, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Sept. 29, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
April 18, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Carboxy, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048458
Safety Review Date
May 30, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
June 30, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Polymerization
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Emergency Power
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 13, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Sept. 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 14, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Aug. 20, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
May 11, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 24, 2012
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 5, 2013
Incident Investigation Date
June 29, 2009
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Aug. 25, 2009
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 25, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
EO/EG, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048459
Safety Review Date
April 29, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
May 29, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 10, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 22, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Aug. 11, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 25, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
March 11, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Feb. 10, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Feb. 10, 2015
Incident Investigation Date
Oct. 2, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Oct. 31, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
July 31, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
MDI, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048460
Safety Review Date
Nov. 12, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Dec. 12, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 30, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Aug. 29, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Sept. 2, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
July 27, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
July 26, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Feb. 24, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Feb. 24, 2015
Incident Investigation Date
July 20, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Nov. 21, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
Sept. 18, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Polyols, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048461
Safety Review Date
Feb. 20, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
March 20, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • None
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Blast Walls
  • Deluge System
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 18, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
June 23, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Aug. 25, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 11, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
July 22, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
March 11, 2013
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Feb. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
May 9, 2012
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Aug. 7, 2012
Participation Plan Review Date
March 4, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
TDI, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048462
Safety Review Date
May 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
May 22, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Fire Walls
  • Blast Walls
  • Deluge System
  • Enclosure
  • Neutralization
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 20, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 24, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Aug. 28, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Aug. 21, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
Aug. 21, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
June 4, 2012
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 5, 2013
Incident Investigation Date
March 28, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Oct. 25, 2013
Participation Plan Review Date
July 31, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Utilities, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048463
Safety Review Date
Feb. 18, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
March 18, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • None
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • Process Detection
  • Perimeter Monitoring
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 21, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Aug. 29, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 30, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
June 10, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
July 31, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Feb. 25, 2013
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
Dec. 24, 2007
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
April 6, 2009
Participation Plan Review Date
April 16, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
EO/EG: EO Rail Cars, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048464
Safety Review Date
May 6, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
May 6, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Polymerization
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 10, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 22, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Aug. 7, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
July 1, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
June 30, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Feb. 10, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Feb. 10, 2015
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
July 31, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
POL: PO Rail Cars, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048465
Safety Review Date
Nov. 15, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Dec. 5, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
Mitigation Systems
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 18, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
June 23, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Jan. 6, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 6, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
Aug. 8, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
March 11, 2013
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Feb. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
March 4, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
ISO: TDI Rail Cars, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048466
Safety Review Date
Nov. 5, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Dec. 5, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Flares
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Fire Walls
  • Blast Walls
  • Deluge System
  • Enclosure
  • Neutralization
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 19, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 24, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
June 25, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
July 7, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
July 7, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
June 4, 2012
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 5, 2013
Incident Investigation Date
April 10, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Oct. 18, 2013
Participation Plan Review Date
July 31, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Acetylene, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048467
Safety Review Date
Feb. 1, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
March 1, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Polymerization
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Nov. 13, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Sept. 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Aug. 14, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 26, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
March 24, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Sept. 24, 2012
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 5, 2013
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 3, 2008
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Jan. 3, 2008
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 25, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Surfactants, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048468
Safety Review Date
Oct. 9, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Oct. 9, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Increased Inventory
  • Process Parameters
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 9, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 9, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Oct. 9, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 9, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
Oct. 9, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Feb. 10, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Feb. 10, 2015
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
July 31, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Formic Acid, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000048563
Safety Review Date
Oct. 9, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Oct. 9, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • None
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 9, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 9, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Oct. 9, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
None
Compliance Audit Date
None
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 25, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 6, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 18, 2014, 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:
May 15, 2014
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(225) 621-8360
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

2049 LDEQ Facility ID Number



Commitment to the Community

BASF Corporation has a long tradition of operating its facilities in the safest possible manner. BASF also believes in being a responsible corporate citizen and maintaining open, constructive dialogue with our neighbors. These principles are an integral part of our corporate vision statement and values. We believe that sharing risk management information with our neighbors makes good sense. We believe that with this information, the community will better understand that operations at the Geismar site are both safe and ecologically sound.



Policies

BASF Corporation has the following Corporate Guidelines related to environmental, health and safety:

We produce products that are safe to manufacture, use and dispose.

We assist our customers to use our products safely and in an environmentally sound manner. We provide them with information on correct handling of our products.

We minimize the impact on mankind and the environment during production, storage, transportation, marketing and use of our products.

Economic considerations do not take priority over environmental protection, health and safety.

An important contribution to "Sustainable Development" is our involvement in the "Responsible Care" initiative worldwide. This applies to our products and services in all our businesses and affiliates.

We are committed to making continuous improvements in safety, health and environmental protection. We do this acting on our own initiative and in consultation with recognized regulatory authorities. We take any action judged to be necessary, whether or not dictated by statutory obligation or official regulations.

We encourage safety, environmental and health awareness among employees.

We regard it as an important corporate duty to advance science and technology in order to improve safety and environmental protection.

We carefully weigh the potential benefits and risks of new discoveries and technolog
ies in dialogue with scientists and society before deciding on how to proceed.

We pursue an open dialogue with all relevant opinion leaders in society. Our goals are to promote and strengthen mutual understanding and deepen trust in what we do.

The BASF Corporation Geismar Site implements these policies through site-specific programs and procedures.



Facility Description

The BASF Corporation Geismar Site uses acetylene, formaldehyde, and methylamine to manufacture chemicals that are building blocks for products like automotive plastics, fibers for clothing, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products; the site produces acetylene to use in this process. The site uses acrylonitrile, 2-methylpropene, and ammonia (anhydrous) to manufacture various amines including dimethylamine and cyclohexylamine. These chemicals are used as precursors for plastics, agricultural chemicals, dyes, soaps and water treatment chemicals. Ethylene and methane are used to produce ethylene oxide. This chemical is used as a building block for surfactants like soaps and detergents, and is used in the medical industry to sterilize medical instruments. Surfactants such as these are also produced at the Geismar site. Ethylene oxide is used alone to produce glycols, with propylene oxide to produce polymeric alcohols, and with methylamines to produce alkylethanolamines. Glycols are used for antifreeze and fibers, while the polymeric alcohols are used as building blocks for urethane foams like furniture cushions and automobile components. Alkylethanolamines are used in a number of applications including water treatment, polyurethane catalysts and pharmaceuticals. The BASF Corporation Geismar Site uses ammonia (aqueous) and vinyl acetate to produce binders for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. These chemicals are used in such products as hair gels and pharmaceutical tablets. Chlorine, phosgene and formaldehyde are used in the production of diisocyanates. One of the diisocyanates that
the Geismar Site produces is toluene diisocyanate, which is used to produce urethane foams like those found in life preservers and seat cushions. The diisocyanate byproducts, hydrogen chloride and hydrochloric acid (> 37%), are used in industrial and home products. Hydrochloric acid can be purchased from a hardware store as muriatic acid and be used to clean brick and masonry or to adjust the pH of swimming pools. The Geismar Site will be starting up a new Formic Acid plant in 2015. Formic Acid is used widely as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed, as well as in the leather tanning process.



Stationary Sources and Regulated Substances Handled

Location and Regulated Substances above Threshold (note some chemicals are included in the list if they are within 2,000 lbs of threshold):

Diols Unit:

Acetylene

Formaldehyde

Methylamine

Amines Unit:

2-Methylpropene

Acrylonitrile

Ammonia (anhydrous)

Cyclohexylamine

Dimethylamine

Piperidine

Methylamine

Dimethylamine

Trimethylamine

Flammable Mixture (MA, DMA, TMA)

Carboxy Unit:

Ammonia (conc 20% or greater)

Anhydrous Ammonia

Vinyl acetate monomer

EO/EG Unit:

Ethylene oxide

Flammable Mixture (Ethylene, Ethylene Oxide, Ethane, Methane)

MDI Unit:

Chlorine

Formaldehyde

Phosgene

Hydrogen Chloride

Polyols Unit:

Ethylene oxide

Propylene oxide

Ethylenediamine

TDI Unit:

Hydrochloric acid (conc 37% or greater)

Chlorine

Hydrogen Chloride (anhydrous)

Phosgene

Toluene diisocyanate

Ammonia (Anhydrous)

Utilities HCL:

Flammable Mixture (Hydrogen, Methane)

EO/EG: EO Rail Cars Unit:

Ethylene oxide

POL: PO Rail Cars Unit:

Propylene oxide

ISO: TDI Rail Cars Unit:

Toluene diisocyanate

Acetylene Unit:

Flammable Mixture containing Acetylene

Flammable Mixture (Hydrogen, Methane)

Methane

Surfactants Unit:

Ethylene oxide

Propylene oxide

Formic Acid Unit:

Methylformate

Flammable Mixture
(Methylformate)



Accidental Release Prevention Program

The BASF Corporation Geismar Site has a multi-layered approach to accident prevention. The foundation for this multi-level approach is composed of design controls. Design controls are implemented at the initial stages of designing a new process or new plant. Design teams ensure that every aspect of the project is designed in the safest way possible. The next layer is comprised of engineering controls that work to prevent accidents or to contain releases. In-line sensors, monitoring key process parameters, act as sentinels for our operations personnel. These sensors provide early warning of potential problems and can act automatically to initiate safe, equipment shutdown sequences. Pressure relief valves, emergency flares, dikes, and interlock systems are other examples of engineering controls. The top layer of the BASF Corporation Geismar Site's accident prevention approach is composed of administrative controls. Key procedures establish processes that address important areas such as preventive maintenance and employee training. Equipment reliability is essential to keeping plants functioning and operating safely and properly. Employee training at the Geismar Site is a continuous process that begins upon hiring and includes periodic sessions to update employees regarding changes in our processes and changes in regulations. This multi-layered approach aids the BASF Corporation Geismar Site in complying with several process safety initiatives including the EPA Risk Management Program, the OSHA Process Safety Management standard, and the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care Process Safety Code.



Five Year Accident History

This facility has had three accidental releases over the past five years that meet the reporting criteria. The releases were of Ethylene/Methane, Chlorine, and Toluene Diisocyanate; none of the releases had off-site impacts. Significant training, operating procedures, an
d design consideration changes were implemented to prevent these types' accidental releases from reoccurring.



Emergency Response Program

While the BASF Corporation Geismar Site places very strong emphasis on accident prevention, how site personnel and systems respond to an emergency also plays a major role in risk management. Emergency response plans, training, and drills receive high priority at the Geismar Site. The fire brigade, Hazmat team members, medical staff and others are well prepared if an emergency does occur.

The Geismar Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) is a consolidated emergency response plan detailing response actions for protecting the health and safety of BASF employees and community members, as well as safeguarding the environment and property. The plan has been prepared based on the National Response Team's (NRT) Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance document that addresses the following types of incidents:

Chemical spills or other releases to the environment

Toxic / flammable vapor or gas releases

Fires and explosions

Medical emergencies

Natural disasters

Bomb threats

Civil disorders

While it is the policy of BASF Geismar to direct resources to the primary effort of preventing accidents, emergency preparedness for the purpose of minimizing the impact of emergency incidents is also needed.



Planned Changes to Improve Safety

Facility processes are routinely changed to improve safety as a result of employee suggestions, process hazard analyses, incident investigations, etc. The site is in process of implementing a behavior based safety program to enhance our safety culture.