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Evonik, Reserve, LA

Parent Companies:
Evonik Materials Corporation
Evonik Corporation
EPA Facility ID:
100000157144
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company #1 DUNS:
0
Parent Company #2 DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
474 West 19th Street
Reserve, LA 70084
County:
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Lat / Long:
30.069, -90.576 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Process Unit
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Evonik Materials Corporation
Phone:
(985) 536-4576
Address:
474 West 19th Street
Reserve, LA 70084
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
James D. Carter
Title:
Site Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
James D. Carter
Title:
Site Manager
Phone:
(985) 212-7502
24-hour phone:
(985) 212-7502
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(985) 536-4576
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
St. John The Baptist Parish LE
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
48
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
April 4, 2017
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Oxide Storage/Reactors
RMP ID:
1000080820
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Surface Active Agent Manufacturing (325613)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ethylene oxide [Oxirane]
75-21-8
3,000,000
No
Propylene oxide [Oxirane, methyl-]
75-56-9
87,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Jason P. Walker
Address:
474 W. 19th Street
Reserve, LA 70084
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(985) 536-9133

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 29, 2017
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000064423

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 Oxide Storage/Reactors)
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 Oxide Storage/Reactors)
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:
Rural
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
Public OCA Chemical (in Oxide Storage/Reactors)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
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:
  • 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

Oxide Storage/Reactors, Surface Active Agent Manufacturing (325613)
Prevention Program ID:
1000068018
Safety Review Date
Jan. 20, 2017, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Jan. 20, 2017, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Runaway reaction
  • Polymerization
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
June 29, 2017, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
June 3, 2017, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 10, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Feb. 20, 2017, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
June 28, 2017
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
Feb. 20, 2017
Compliance Audit Date
Nov. 19, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
May 20, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 9, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 31, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
March 12, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 16, 2017, 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:
Yes
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
Yes
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
Feb. 7, 2017
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(985) 652-2222
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

Evonik Materials Corporation

Risk Management Plan

LADEQ Facility I.D. - 13560





1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Evonik Materials Corporation (Herein called Evonik) is committed to operating in a manner that is safe for the Evonik Plant workers, the public, and the environment. As part of this commitment, the Evonik Plant has established a system to help ensure safe operation of the processes at this facility. One part of this system is a risk management program (RMP)that helps manage the risks at the Evonik Plant and that complies with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation 40 CFR part 68, Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs (the RMP rule). One of the requirements of the RMP rule is to submit a risk management plan (RMPlan) describing the risk management program at the Evonik Plant. This document is intended to satisfy the RMPlan requirements of the RMP rule and to provide the public with a description of the risk management program at the Evonik Plant.



1.2 Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies



Evonik is committed to the safety of its Plant workers and the public, and to the preservation of the environment, through the prevention of accidental releases of hazardous substances. The Evonik Plant implements reasonable controls to prevent foreseeable releases of hazardous substances. In the event of a significant accidental release, our trained personnel will respond to minimize such releases. The Evonik Plant evaluates each situation, evacuates workers as necessary, and coordinates with the local emergency planning committee (LEPC), which have established a program to warn the community if an accident occurs that could threaten the community.



1.2 The Evonik Plant and Regulated Substances

The Evonik Plant handles two (2) substances regulated by the RMP rule in sufficient quantities to be covered by the RMP rule:



Ethylene and Propylene Oxide (EO/PO) are stored for use
in the oxide storage area. This process is used to feed the alkoxylation reactors at the plant to produce specialty products for targeted markets, such as household specialty products and industrial and institutional products.



As a result of the use of regulated substances at the Evonik Plant, the following process is covered by the RMP rule:



Process Oxide storage/Reactor area process

Program Level 3



1.3 Offsite Consequence Analysis



The Evonik Plant performed an offsite consequence analysis (OCA) to estimate the potential for an accidental release of a regulated substance to affect the public or the environment. The OCA consists of evaluating both worst case scenarios (WCSs) and alternative release scenarios (ARSs). The Evonik Plant does not expect a worst case release scenario to ever occur. An ARS represents a release that might occur during the lifetime of a facility like the Evonik Plant. ARSs help the LEPC improve the community emergency response plan.





1.4 Accidental Release Prevention Program and Chemical specific Prevention Steps



The facility developed prevention program elements basded on the Federal EPA's Accidental Release Prevention Plan and OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) regulation. This facility was designed and constructed to comply with applicable state and industry codes.



1.5 Five-Year Accident History



No releases of oxides have occurred from the Evonik Plant in the last 5 years that have resulted in deaths, injuries, or significant property damage on site, or known deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage off site.





1.6 Emergency Response Program



The Evonik Plant has established a written emergency response plan, which is in place to protect worker and public safety as well as the environment. This plan has been communicated to local emergency response officials through the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC). Regular dialogue is main
tained between the Evonik Plant and the LEPC.

The Evonik Plant has around-the-clock communications capability with appropriate LEPC officials and emergency response organizations (e.g., fire department). This provides a means of notifying the public of an incident, if necessary, as well as facilitating quick response to an incident. In addition to periodic LEPC meetings, the Evonik Plant conducts periodic emergency drills that involve the LEPC and emergency response organizations.



1.7 Planned Changes to Improve Safety



The Evonik Plant constantly strives to improve the safety of covered processes through periodic safety reviews, the incident investigation program, and a program soliciting safety suggestions from the workers. The Evonik Plant resolves all findings from PHAs, some of which may result in modifications to the process and operating procedures.