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River Road Treatment Plant

Parent Companies:
St. John the Baptist Parish
EPA Facility ID:
100000156591
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
65473670
Parent Company DUNS:
65473670

Location:

Address:
144 Water Plant Rd off Hwy 44
LaPlace, LA 70068
County:
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Lat / Long:
30.053, -90.548 (Get map)
Method:
GPS Carrier Phase Kinematic Relative Positioning Technique
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
5 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
St. John the Baptist Parish
Phone:
(985) 652-9569
Address:
1801 West Airline Hwy
LaPlace, LA 70068
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Virgil Rauneri
Title:
Utility Director

Emergency contact:

Name:
Jobe Boucvalt
Title:
Director of Health and Safety
Phone:
(985) 652-2222
24-hour phone:
(985) 652-6338
Ext or PIN:
j,boucvalt

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
St. John The Baptist Parish LE
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
4
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:
Inspecting Agency:
Never had one
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Wastewater Treatment
RMP ID:
1000035085
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:
Mike Curtis
Address:
185 Belle Terre Blvd
Suite D
LaPlace, LA 70068
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(985) 653-0000

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 6, 2012
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
1000028757

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Source reduced inventory of all regulated substances below TQs
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 Wastewater Treatment)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
99.5
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP Guidance for Waste Water Treatment Plants Reference Tables or Equations
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.7
Stability class:
C
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 Wastewater Treatment)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
99.5
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP Guidance for Waste Water Treatment Plants Reference Tables or Equations
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.70
Stability class:
C
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

Wastewater Treatment, Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Prevention Program ID:
1000023771
Safety Review Date
Jan. 15, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • NFPA 58
  • OSHA (Ammonia)
  • ASTM Standards
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None Recommended
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
March 12, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
March 12, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Aug. 31, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Sept. 12, 2011, 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
May 1, 1999
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
May 1, 1999
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 24, 2012
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(985) 652-2222
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
No
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
Yes
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
No
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

Our Program includes all phases of accident prevention directed toward the prevention of injuries, occupational illnesses and accidents, including thiose resulting from motor vehicles, harmfull chemicals, biological an dother occupational exposures, and accidents resulting from equipment faiures or human error. Accidents are preventable through identification and elimination of causes. Two of the most obvious causes of accidents are an unsafe act and unsafe condition. Basic casues of unsage acts and unsafe conditions can be aidentified and eliminated through engineering, education and enforcement. Some basic casuse are deficiencies in training, supervision, attitude and procedure of work-place . Our program includes routine saftey meetings and training, area and facility inspections, accident investigations and record keeping. St. John Parish's Administration has a sincere concern for the welfare and safety of its employees and the public it serves. Administration acknowledges its obligation, as an employer, to provide the safest possible working conditions for employees and, as a government service organization, to provide a safe environment for the public that uses it services. When accidents involving dangerous chemicals occur, the Department of Public Safety or the Parish President will decide when Parish employees are needed. A Parish supervisor will be called to report to the Civil Defense command post at the scene of the accident. Communication is the key to a safe outcome. REGULATED CHEMICALS HANDLED All of our wastewater and pot
able water treatment plants handle RMP - listed chemicals. Chlorine and Sulfur Dioxide are the RMP-listed chemicals ( over the TQ value) which are handled by St. John the Baptist Parish. Each plant carries between 2 to 8 tons of chlorine or Sulfur Dioxide to treat our waste or potable water. St. John the Baptist utilizes these chemicals in the pressurized liquid form for sterilizing and disinfecting water supply systems and sanitary waste treatment discharges. It has been used for many years by the Parish without any serious impact on anyone. WORST CASE AND ALTERNATIVE RELEASE SCNEARIO The worst case scrnario is no longer required in this summary. The Alternate case scenario is no longer required in this summary. GENERAL ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM AND CHEMICAL-SPECIFIC PERVENTION STEPS St. John the Baptist Parish follows NFPA 58 based on state laws, OSHA and ASTM standards for complying with all PLant safety requirements. Safety and training meetings are held on a routine monthly basis or more often if needed. Employees are encourged to add recommendations and suggestions for safety topics or personal concerns dealing with the safe handling of chemicals or equipment. Whe dealing with chlorine, the Parish employees use the following steps. (1) Two (2) ment work on chlorine equipment at all times. (2) One (1) operator goes to the chlorintator area with respirator properly fitted and on face. (3) Second operator stands back with resirator properly fitted and on face, plus he carries two (2) five (5) minute air packs in case of a chlorine leak.
(4) Second man is standing by operator only for rescue purposes. (5) Primary operator performs work or cylinder change-out. (6) If leak or chemical release occurs, Operator one must access situation. Operator one must be a normal wastewater plant operator. If minor and repairable by operator (valve closure, ect.), work should be completed immediately with Operator two on alert. (7) If Operator determines situation is uncontrollable, both operators should retreat and begin emergency procedures. (8) Lead Operator must notify Emergency Coordinators (911) and initiate site evacuation plan. (9) Upon notification of Emergency Coordinator, Lead Operator should insure proper evacuation/accounting of all plant personnel. These steps are practiced routinely, so that if a situation occurs, the steps involving the safety of the employees and the community are second nature to the Operators. For more details on the matter, please see our St. John the Baptist parish Chemical Realese Contingency Plan. FIVE-YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY St. John Parish has had one reportable accidient at any five covered facilities. In November of 1996, and accident occurred releasing thirteen (13) pounds of gaseous chlorine due to a untightened lead washer on the cylinder valve. No one offsite was injured, but an evacuation (precautionary) did occure to comply with St. John's policy of protecting the community.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM When an accident occures, the Operator on duty should remain in a safe location to assist with on-site directions. The Operator will notify the Emergency Coordinator at 911, immediately. The Coordinator will initiaite all coordination between local agencies (State Police, Hopitals, LADEQ, etc.). Any required assistance must be coordinated in the plant by the on-side Operator. A list of emergency phone numbers of agencies, a hazardous material incident reporting form, a spill leak, release decision tree form, safety equipment and more are provided for the Operators to guide them and managers, to a safe outcome of a potentially dangerous situations. PLANNED CHANGES TO IMPROVE SAFETY St. John the Baptist Parish believes in training and will continue to train their employees. Safety meetings will be held to ensure that safety ideas, procedure and concerns are met. People are our most important asset - their safety our greatest responsibility.