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Southern Foods Group, LLC d/b/a Foremost Dairies

Parent Companies:
Dean West, LLC
EPA Facility ID:
100000150766
Other ID:
LAD008050742
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
5301 Interstate Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71109
County:
CADDO
Lat / Long:
32.459, -93.827 (Get map)
Method:
Address Matching - House Number
Description:
Plant Entrance (General)
Horizonal accuracy:
0.1 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Southern Foods Group,LLC
Phone:
(318) 635-4311
Address:
5415 Interstate Drive
Shreveport, LA 71109
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Ken Pedersen
Title:
Plant Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Danny Hembree
Title:
Plant Engineer
Phone:
(504) 529-9255
24-hour phone:
(504) 416-4759
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Caddo Bossier LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
240
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
No
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
July 22, 2008
Inspecting Agency:
EPA
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Ammonia Refrigeration Sy.
RMP ID:
1000013147
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Fluid Milk Manufacturing (311511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
24,400
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Sept. 29, 2009
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
1000011062

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Source terminated operations
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 Sy.)
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:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • 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 Ammonia Refrigeration Sy.)
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:
  • 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

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Ammonia Refrigeration Sy., Fluid Milk Manufacturing (311511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000010911
Safety Review Date
April 19, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
May 1, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if/Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Equipment failure
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • Classrom
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
Procedure Review Date
March 10, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
May 12, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
April 1, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Sept. 7, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Sept. 8, 2009
Management of Change Review Date
May 20, 2009
Pre-startup Review Date
April 2, 2009
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 25, 2007
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
July 15, 2010
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
July 22, 2008
Hot Work Review Date
July 22, 2008
Contractor Safety Review Date
July 21, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
July 21, 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:
No
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
No
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
None
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(318) 675-2137
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

Southern Foods Group, d/b/a Foremost Dairies provides quality products to our customers while maintaining the highest level of safety and environmental action possible for out employees and the community served. This commitment to safety, the environment and sustainability is exercised daily. Personnel from every department take active rolls in quality assurance, accident prevention, training and community involvement.

DESCRIPTION OF FACILITY AND REGULATED SUBSTANCE HANDLED:

Foremost Dairies produce fluid milk and fluid milk products. The facility utilizes a refrigerant (anhydrous ammonia) to cool milk products during production and to maintain the milk and milk products in the cooler vaults. Anhydrous ammonia has a distinct odor that is self alarming in the event of a leak. Anhydrous ammonia is also an environmentally friendly chemical and has excellent refrigerating properties. Ammonia is one of the most common chemicals on earth. Its most common use is in fertilizer. The refrigerant is normally a gas at ambient temperature but is handled in the ammonia refrigeration system as a liquid & vapor under pressure. The refrigeration system consist of a high pressure receiver, a recirculation system, evaporators, ice builders, chillers, compressors, condensers, piping & valves. The refrigeration capacity is equivalent to producing approximately 500,000 lbs of ice daily.

ACCICENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM AND CHEMICAL PREVENTION STEPS:

As a part of the PSM / RMP programs, Foremost Dairies has established numerous programs that serve to prevent accidental releases of ammonia. The elements of these programs include: Process Safety Management, Pre-startup Review, Compliance Audits, Incident Investigations, Employee Participation, Hot Work Permits, and Contractor Safety.

FIVE YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY:

The plant has not experienced any accidents involving the ammonia refrigeration system during the past or previous five years.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE INFORMAT
ION

As part of the PSM/RMP programs, the facility maintains an Emergency Action Plan that was prepared to use in case of an emergency.

CHANGES TO FURTHER ENHANCE SAFETY:

An automated control system was recently added to control sequencing of the compressors. The system has additional capacity for adding defrost sequencing, ammonia detectors, etc.