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ExxonMobil Beaumont Chemical Plant (BMCP)

Parent Companies:
Exxon Mobil Corporation
ExxonMobil Oil Corporation
EPA Facility ID:
100000152103
Other ID:
77704MBLCHGULFS
Facility DUNS:
109860556
Parent Company #1 DUNS:
1213214
Parent Company #2 DUNS:
1294834

Location:

Address:
2775 Gulf States Road
Beaumont, TX 77701
County:
JEFFERSON
Lat / Long:
30.063, -94.060 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Plant Entrance (General)
Horizonal accuracy:
60 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Marc L. Raimbault
Phone:
(409) 240-7051
Address:
P.O. Box 3868
Beaumont, TX 77704 -3868
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
David M. Gorsich
Title:
Beaumont Complex SSH&E Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
David Gorsich
Title:
SSHE Manager
Phone:
(409) 240-3499
24-hour phone:
(409) 782-9823
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(409) 833-9411
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Jefferson County LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
534
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
O2292
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Oct. 25, 2012
Inspecting Agency:
OSHA
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Cyclohexane
RMP ID:
1000061541
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
1
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
54,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Paraxylene
RMP ID:
1000061542
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
120,000
No
Propylene [1-Propene]
115-07-1
150,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Water Treatment Plant
RMP ID:
1000061543
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
38,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Ethylene Cold
RMP ID:
1000061544
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
510,000
No
Ethane
74-84-0
590,000
No
Ethylene [Ethene]
74-85-1
390,000
No
Propylene [1-Propene]
115-07-1
570,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
USC I
RMP ID:
1000061545
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
130,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
RGCB
RMP ID:
1000061546
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
20,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
USC II
RMP ID:
1000061547
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
84,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Ethylene Hot
RMP ID:
1000061548
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Propylene [1-Propene]
115-07-1
410,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
370,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Ethylene Movements
RMP ID:
1000061549
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
2,700,000
No
Propylene [1-Propene]
115-07-1
1,800,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
PAO
RMP ID:
1000061550
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Boron trifluoride [Borane, trifluoro-]
7637-07-2
46,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Sage Environmental Consulting, L.P.
Address:
12727 Featherwood Dr.
Suite 210
Houston, TX 77034
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(281) 484-6200

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
July 8, 2015
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Voluntary update (not described by any of the above reasons)
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000049083

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 PAO)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
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 Water Treatment Plant)
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:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in PAO)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Deluge systems
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers

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 Cyclohexane)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Blast walls
Public OCA Chemical (in Ethylene Movements)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
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 Ethylene Cold)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
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

March 29, 2015 at 23:32
ID:
1000038959
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Duration:
5 hours and 50 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Propylene [1-Propene]
Release events:
Gas release
Fire
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
None
Temperature:
None ℉
Atmospheric stability:
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
Yes
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:
$5000000
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
130
Sheltered-in-place:
10
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
Initiating event:
Human Error
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • Improper procedure
  • Overpressurization
  • Operators unaware of the thermal expansion hazard in valve bonnet.
Off-site responders notified:
Notified and Responded
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Revised training
  • Revised operating procedures
  • Ensure previously closed Safety items have complete, sustainable closure.
Jan. 12, 2015 at 19:00
ID:
1000038958
NAICS:
Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Duration:
1 hours and 9 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Gas release
Fire
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
None
Temperature:
None ℉
Atmospheric stability:
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
Yes
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:
$15000000
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
Initiating event:
Human Error
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • Improper procedure
  • Management error
Off-site responders notified:
Notified and Responded
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Revised training
  • Revised operating procedures
  • Feed pipeline reliability lead to operators having to decoke the furnace.

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Paraxylene, Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000052638
Safety Review Date
Aug. 8, 2011
PHA Update Date
Sept. 26, 2011
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
April 24, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 16, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
April 15, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 8, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 17, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 17, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
March 17, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 12, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
April 8, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
April 17, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2012
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 24, 2015
Water Treatment Plant, Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000052639
Safety Review Date
March 27, 2012
PHA Update Date
March 27, 2012
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None Recommended
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 13, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 16, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Aug. 15, 2014
Maintenance Inspection Date
Jan. 20, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 2, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 17, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
Jan. 15, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 12, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 15, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
April 17, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2012
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 24, 2015
Ethylene Cold, Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000052640
Safety Review Date
Feb. 6, 2012
PHA Update Date
March 9, 2012
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
March 31, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 16, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Feb. 25, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 20, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Feb. 24, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 17, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
Dec. 18, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 12, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
March 25, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
April 17, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2012
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 24, 2015
USC I, Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000052648
Safety Review Date
Jan. 14, 2013
PHA Update Date
Feb. 6, 2013
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
April 14, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 16, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
April 15, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 15, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 9, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 17, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
March 6, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 12, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 12, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Sept. 1, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
April 17, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2012
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 24, 2015
RGCB, Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000052642
Safety Review Date
Feb. 2, 2015
PHA Update Date
Feb. 6, 2015
PHA Techniques
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
March 26, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 16, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
March 5, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 13, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 26, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 17, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
March 26, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 12, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
March 3, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
April 17, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2012
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 24, 2015
USC II, Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000052649
Safety Review Date
Jan. 12, 2015
PHA Update Date
Jan. 28, 2015
PHA Techniques
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Overpressurization
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
April 14, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 16, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
March 20, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 25, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Feb. 20, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 17, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
Feb. 16, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 12, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
April 7, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
April 17, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2012
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 24, 2015
Ethylene Hot, Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000052644
Safety Review Date
March 9, 2015
PHA Update Date
March 23, 2015
PHA Techniques
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
April 3, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 16, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Feb. 25, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 5, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 18, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 17, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
April 18, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 12, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
April 11, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
April 17, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2012
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 24, 2015
Ethylene Movements, Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000052645
Safety Review Date
Feb. 16, 2015
PHA Update Date
Feb. 27, 2015
PHA Techniques
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Contamination
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Flares
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
  • Perimeter Monitoring
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
April 7, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 16, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
March 16, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
April 28, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 14, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 17, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
April 14, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 12, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
March 29, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Dec. 1, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
April 17, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2012
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 24, 2015
PAO, Petrochemical Manufacturing (32511)
Prevention Program ID:
1000052646
Safety Review Date
Jan. 24, 2011
PHA Update Date
Feb. 11, 2011
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
  • Enclosure
  • Neutralization
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • None
Procedure Review Date
April 3, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 16, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Feb. 18, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 7, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 11, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 17, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
Dec. 5, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 12, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
Feb. 2, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
April 17, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 1, 2012
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 24, 2015

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 1, 2014
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(409) 838-6371
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

ExxonMobil Oil Corporation

ExxonMobil Beaumont Chemical Plant

Beaumont, Texas 77701



Risk Management Plan (RMP)

Executive Summary

July 2015



1. Accidental Release Prevention and Response Policies

The ExxonMobil Beaumont Chemical Plant, in Beaumont, Texas (BMCP) manufactures commodity building block chemicals for further refinement into plastics and chemical derivatives, as well as synthetic lube oils. BMCP maintains a policy to be a good business partner and a safe and conscientious community member who operates the facility in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

BMCP has a longstanding commitment to worker and public safety. This is evidenced by:



- Our history of support and commitment to the community;

- Our high environmental standards; and

- Our participation as a STAR facility in the U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) since 1984. On November 21, 2012, we were awarded our 9th STAR, and are the longest continuous Star site in OSHA Region VI. We are listed by OSHA as a "Star of Excellence."

BMCP utilizes a management system framework called Operations Integrity Management System (OIMS) to effectively establish safety, health, and environmental expectations and manage operating integrity risks. OIMS addresses all aspect of the business including security measures to prevent unnecessary on-site human exposure and to minimize the potential for any offsite exposure. The 11 OIMS elements are:

1. Management, Leadership, Commitment and Accountability

2. Risk Assessment and Management

3. Facilities Design and Construction

4. Information/Documentation

5. Personnel and Training

6. Operations and Maintenance

7. Management of Change

8. Third-Party Services

9. Incident Investigation and Analysis

10. Community Awareness and Emergency Preparedness

11. Operations Integrity Assessmen
t and Improvement



2. Description of the Stationary Source and Regulated Substances

BMCP handles or manufactures hydrogen, methane, ethane, ethylene, acetylene, propane, propylene, isobutane, 2-methylpropene, butane, butene, crude butadiene, pentane, pentene, and isopentane as materials or RMP-regulated flammable mixtures. Chlorine is used for water treatment and boron trifluoride is used for synthetic lube processes. BMCP is organized into three business units: Olefins, Aromatics, and Catalyst & Synthetics. The RMP-covered processes per the criteria in 40 CFR Part 68 are located within the Olefins, Aromatics, and Catalyst & Synthetics business units. Out of the ten processes, eight (8) processes handle regulated flammable substances and mixtures, one (1) handles Boron Trifluoride, and one (1) handles Chlorine.



3. General Accidental Release Prevention Program and Chemical-Specific Prevention Steps

To ensure that our risk management program is appropriately developed and implemented, the BMCP Plant Manager has assigned the role of RMP Coordinator to the Beaumont Complex SHE Manager. The Beaumont Complex SHE Manager, acting with the authority delegated directly from the BMCP Plant Manager, has the responsibility for the development and implementation of our risk management programs.

BMCP has developed effective programs to comply with the industry's most stringent environmental, health, and safety standards. Our plant adheres to the American Chemistry Council's mandatory Responsible Care Program. This site was the first in the nation to have all of its facilities certified as STAR facilities in OSHA's VPP. Facilities in the STAR program are required to demonstrate exemplary safety performance and agree to work cooperatively with OSHA to serve as an example for the industry as a whole. They are audited by OSHA for compliance every few years. Heritage sites in BMCP were among the first facilities in the nation to earn the prestigious STAR recognitio
n and have maintained it through nine OSHA inspections over a twenty-nine year period.

BMCP takes a systematic, proactive approach to preventing accidental releases of hazardous chemicals. OIMS elements address each of the essential features of successful accident prevention programs including:

- Employee participation is included in Elements 1, 2, and 5

- Process safety information is included in Element 4

- Process hazard analysis is included in Element 2

- Incident investigation is included in Element 9

- Operating procedures is included in Element 6

- Training is included in Element 5

- Mechanical integrity is included in Element 6

- Management of change is included in Element 7

- Pre-startup safety review is included in Element 7

- Hot work permit is included in Element 6

- Contractor safety is included in Element 8

- Emergency Preparedness is included in Element 10

- Compliance audits is included in Elements 6 and 11



Our RMP uses these individual elements to prevent accidental chemical releases. In addition to our industry-leading management programs, we have designed state-of-the-art systems and equipment to control, prevent, detect, and mitigate potential accidental releases. An important tool for managing changes, for example, is our Safe Operations Committee (SOC), which is a review body to ensure that high quality, cost effective facilities, procedures, techniques, and maintenance reduce to the minimum practical level the likelihood of personnel injury, fire or explosion, thereby ensuring a safe and reliable operation.

BMCP employs extensive mechanical integrity and preventive maintenance programs to ensure the integrity of our equipment and safety systems. Our mechanical integrity program uses equipment surveillance and preventive maintenance activities to identify equipment that may be in need of repair or replacement, before failure occurs. This program
also specifies the repairs (or parts replacement) needed to maintain equipment in acceptable operating condition.



We train our employees to safely perform their assigned tasks. Our training program includes new employee training as well as periodic refresher training and training updates when major process or equipment changes are made. Training is also provided special topics, such as the management of change (MOC) system. As part of our training, we include provisions for ensuring that employees understand the covered material, including written tests and field demonstrations.



4. Five-Year Accident History

BMCP had two fires in the five-year period preceding July 2015 RMP update. The accidents primarily met the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency criteria of significant equipment property damage to make both accidents reportable. Neither of the accidents resulted in harm to any individuals or significant known adverse off-site impacts on public or environment.



5. Emergency Response Program Information

BMCP Emergency Response Plan which is outlined and managed under OIMS Element 10, serves as the final line of defense against, and the mechanism for response to, accidental releases and other emergencies. BMCP has an extensive emergency preparedness organization which includes resources from the ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery. Emergency drills and exercises are conducted frequently and coordinated with the City of Beaumont's Fire Department, various government agencies (TCEQ, Coast Guard, LEPC), local hospitals, and the news media.



6. Planned Changes to Improve Safety

BMCP is a STAR facility in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program. We continue to improve our security, safety, health, and environmental programs through scheduled and non-scheduled auditing and assessing. Improvement plans are developed to make the systems and the people who use them more effective. These plans are tracked to completion and validated to ensure they are effectiv
ely implemented. We conduct ongoing training and preplanning for emergencies. We steward progress of process safety and RMP prevention program elements as key performance indicators.



In addition to these actions, the Chemical Plant is working to implement new systems to assist in improving safety performance in the site. The systems being implemented are as follows:



Loss Prevention System (LPS) - Implementation of a proactive behavior-based training and management system aimed at eliminating behaviors which may lead to facility and personnel loss.



OIMS Critical Verifications and Measures (OCVM) - Implementation of a layered stewardship process to improve focus on the most critical OIMS elements and on barrier effectiveness. The goal of OCVM's is the reduction of high consequence level incidents and events.