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Assumption Parish Water Works District #1

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000155627
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
4633 Highway 1
Napoleonville, LA 70390
County:
ASSUMPTION
Lat / Long:
29.935, -91.016 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Plant Entrance (General)
Horizonal accuracy:
5.8 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Assumption Parish WaterWorks Dis.#1
Phone:
(985) 369-6156
Address:
P.O. Drawer 575
Napoleonville, LA 70390
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Ginger Rushing
Title:
Plant Superintendent

Emergency contact:

Name:
Ginger Rushing
Title:
Plant Superintendent
Phone:
(985) 369-6156
24-hour phone:
(985) 369-6156
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(985) 369-6156
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Assumption Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
20
Covered by OSHA PSM:
No
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
May 22, 2014
Inspecting Agency:
Summit Loss Control Services
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Unspecified process
RMP ID:
1000052793
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (22131)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
6,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 4, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000042799

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:
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:
Rural
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:
Gas
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
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

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

, Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (22131)
Prevention Program ID:
1000034623
Safety Review Date
May 22, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • ANSI Standards
  • ASME Standards
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Equipment failure
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Emergency Power
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Detection
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 7, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 27, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 7, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Oct. 18, 2013, 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
Jan. 10, 2012
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 5, 2013
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:
Yes
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
Yes
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
May 21, 2014
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(985) 369-7386
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

27981 LDEQ Facility ID Number



This Executive Summary is being written for Assumption Parish Waterworks District #1(APWD) for the process of chlorine. APWD uses chlorine to kill harmful bacteria in our drinking water. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the addition of chlorine to drinking water for the purpose of disinfection is one of the Ten Greatest Public Health Achievements of the 20th century. Chlorination and other treatments of drinking water began in the early 1900s and became widespread Public Health Practices, further decreasing the incidence of Waterborne Diseases.



This is a full update submittal for APWD. APWD has a maximum total inventory of 6000 pounds of chlorine which is located at the rear of the facility. This amount is greater than the threshold limit set by EPA. Therefore, this Risk Management Plan is being written and re-submitted by June 18,2014.



APWD'S Risk Management Program (RMP) is kept on file in the plant at all times. We obtained our guidelines for our RMP from "Compliance Guidance and Model Risk Management Program for Water Treatment Plants". This is a book released by The American Water Works Association Research Foundation. The RMP is in "RMP eSubmit" format which is a program obtained through EPA.



In order to ensure the safety of the community, APWD is coordinated with Assumption Parish Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). The LEPC is notified of any leak and will assist APWD in any way possible to ensure the safety of the community. APWD is also coordinated with the local fire department and have invited the fire department to attend several classes on chlorine safety.



The Hazard Assessment is conducted to identify the possibility of a release or an accident. Conducting a five-year accident history survey is part of the Hazard Assessment. There were no accidents to report at APWD.



The Prevention Program is conducted to prevent the possibility of a chemical release. All chlori
ne equipment is inspected and maintained once or twice a year regularly to make sure that all the equipment is working properly. Every inspection and routine maintenance procedure is documented and kept on file with all Risk Management Program information. There is also a procedure followed for receiving and hooking up a chlorine cylinder. APWD has a chlorine system that runs on a vacuum system. This means that in the event of a leak in the line the vacuum is broken and the chlorine cylinder shuts off automatically. A written operating procedure is kept on file and followed by operators at all times. There is a form on file entitled "Designation of Management Program". In this form, the chain of authority is defined according to the RMP. There is a specific amount of safety information on file at APWD at all times. The Material Safety Data Sheets for chlorine and all other chemicals are readily available for all employees at all times. Chemical Inventories and safe upper and lower temperatures and pressures are also available at any given time. A hazard review was conducted and is on file with all RMP information. Any hazards indentified will be corrected immediately to ensure a safe working climate and community. A compliance audit was conducted and a checklist was put on file for future use. A compliance audit will be conducted every three years or in the event of a major change. Forms for an incident investigation are kept on file in case a situation would arise.



The emergency response plan is written to be certain that employees and certain agencies know what to do in the event of a release or an emergency. APWD is coordinated with Assumption Parish LEPC and local fire departments. LEPC will assist APWD in any way and communicate information to the public concerning a chlorine leak by way of radio transmission or cable over-ride as needed. The Louisiana State Police will be contacted in the event of a leak for any assistance they can give. The chlorine distr
ibutor and ChemTrec will be called also to offer help in fixing a leaking cylinder if they are needed.



APWD has made several changes to the plant to improve safety conditions. Self-contained breathing apparatus equipment is on site at the plant in case of an emergency. Chlorine leak detectors and a wind sock were also installed.