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Farmerville Waste Water Treatment Plant

Parent Companies:
Town of Farmerville
EPA Facility ID:
100000154174
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
550 Downsville Street
Farmerville, LA 71241
County:
UNION
Lat / Long:
32.764, -92.383 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Water Release Pipe
Horizonal accuracy:
10 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Town of Farmerville
Phone:
(318) 368-9242
Address:
P. O. Box 427
Farmerville, LA 71241 -0427
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Mike Allen
Title:
Supervisor of Public Services

Emergency contact:

Name:
Mike Allen
Title:
Supervisor of Public Services
Phone:
(318) 368-8941
24-hour phone:
(318) 368-2226
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(318) 368-9242
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Union Parish Police Jury LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
1
Covered by OSHA PSM:
No
EPCRA section 302:
No
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Inspecting Agency:
Never had one
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Unspecified process
RMP ID:
1000019624
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
8,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Aug. 31, 2010
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000015656

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 Unspecified process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
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 Unspecified process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.50
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

4. Flammables: Worst-case

None

5. Flammables: Alternative release

None

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

No Prevention Program level 3

8. Prevention Program level 2

, Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Prevention Program ID:
1000013589
Safety Review Date
July 26, 2010, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Corrosion
Process Controls
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Alarms
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Detection
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
July 26, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
July 26, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
July 26, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
July 26, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Management of Change Review Date
Pre-startup Review Date
Compliance Audit Date
July 26, 2010
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 31, 2010
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Hot Work Review Date
Contractor Safety Review Date
, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
, since latest RMP submission

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) 368-3124
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
No
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
No
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

LDEQ Facility ID Number - 30493

The only hazardous chemical in use at the Farmerville Waste Water Treatment Plant is chlorine. The chlorine is stored in ton cylinders. This facility is located in the edge of a residential area of town. The site is approximately fourteen acres which is totally fenced. When no one is on duty at the plant, the gates are locked to prevent unauthorized entry. Signs are also posted which advise that chlorine is present.

This facility was constructed in 1985, and improvements were made in 1994, part of which was done to increase safety in handling the chlorine cylinders. The unloading structure was enlarged, and the winch was replaced to make it safer to unload and move the cylinders. Usually, there are about three ton cylinders at the plant, although not all are full. The maximum quantity that will ever be stored at the facility is 8000 pounds.

The plant is designed to treat waste water from the Town of Farmerville to acceptable levels for release into Lake D'Arbonne.

The worst-case scenario which is included in this plan described a release of a full ton cylinder of chlorine from it's storage site. Using "Offsite Consequence Analysis Guidance" along with RMP* Comp, it was determined that the release would require an evacuation of at least 1.3 miles, although concern for the safety of our citizens might lead to an evacuation of the entire Town, including other areas, depending on weather conditions. Included in this radius is a school, nursing home, jail facility, recreation facility, and numerous business locations. In addition, the high school and elementary school are located just outside the radius, leading to the probability that evacuations would also include these facilities. The personnel of all emergency response organizations would be used to control the disaster and to carry out evacuation of all necessary citizens.

The Union Parish LEPC or 911 Center would be called to do any containment of a chlorine release.
This would involve the possibility of making emergency repairs to the chlorine cylinder. Emergency numbers are posted at the plant and at the emergency dispatch center for our chlorine supplier, which also has an emergency response team. It is standard opertating procedure for our emergency dispatch center to inform the Louisiana State Police of the type of situation. The LA State Police HazMat would respond to the emergency. The City of Farmerville WWTP does not have an emergency response plan, but relies on the community's emergency response plan to handle any emergency. The City of Farmerville's Police and Fire Department would also respond to the emergency.

There have been no releases of chlorine from this facility since it was constructed in 1985.

Our chlorine supplier, Harcros Chemical Co., of Shreveport, LA, has conducted classes for town employees and fire department responders in the use of chlorine cylinder repair kits. These personnel periodically practice these repair procedures to maintain familiarity with the equipment.