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Valero Memphis Refinery

Parent Companies:
Valero Refining Company-Tennessee, L.L.C.
EPA Facility ID:
100000158107
Other ID:
TND007026958
Facility DUNS:
199623414
Parent Company DUNS:
199623414

Location:

Address:
2385 Riverport Road
Memphis, TN 38109
County:
SHELBY
Lat / Long:
35.086, -90.083 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Photo
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:
24000

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Valero Memphis Refinery
Phone:
(901) 774-3100
Address:
P.O. Box 2930
Memphis, TN 38101 -2930
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Mark Skobel
Title:
Vice-President and General Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Mike Hammersmith
Title:
Director Environmental/Safety
Phone:
(901) 947-8307
24-hour phone:
(901) 774-3100
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(901) 775-5756
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Shelby County LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
306
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:
Dec. 3, 2012
Inspecting Agency:
State occupational safety agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Cryogenic Unit II
RMP ID:
1000037583
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
90,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Alkylation Unit
RMP ID:
1000037584
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
7664-39-3
160,000
No
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
2,400,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Cryogenic Unit
RMP ID:
1000037585
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
210,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
FCC Unit
RMP ID:
1000037586
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
640,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Gas Con
RMP ID:
1000037587
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
1,100,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
DHDS Unit
RMP ID:
1000037588
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
160,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Sat Gas Unit
RMP ID:
1000037589
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
780,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Tank Farm
RMP ID:
1000037590
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
14,000,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
NHDS
RMP ID:
1000037591
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
830,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
CCR
RMP ID:
1000037592
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
80,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Cat Gasoline Hydrotreater
RMP ID:
1000037593
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
980,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Hydrocracking Unit
RMP ID:
1000037596
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
30,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
MSAT
RMP ID:
1000037598
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
410,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
West Crude Unit
RMP ID:
1000037599
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
180,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
East Crude Unit
RMP ID:
1000037600
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
620,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
May 28, 2013
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000030830

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 Alkylation Unit)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
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 Alkylation Unit)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.50
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Deluge systems
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown

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 Tank Farm)
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 Tank Farm)
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

Dec. 3, 2012 at 09:00
ID:
1000027776
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
23 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Propane
  • Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
3.5999999 meters/second S
Temperature:
68.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
1
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
1
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
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:
  • Overpressurization
  • Unsuitable equipment
Off-site responders notified:
Notified and Responded
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Revised training
Aug. 5, 2011 at 07:25
ID:
1000025351
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
25 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Fire
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
3.5999999 meters/second S
Temperature:
80.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
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:
$22887691
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$230104
Environmental damage:
Initiating event:
Human Error
Contributing factors:
  • Human error
  • Upset condition
Off-site responders notified:
self responded
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Revised training
  • Revised operating procedures
  • Changed process
April 29, 2010 at 14:20
ID:
1000025347
NAICS:
Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Duration:
48 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Liquid spills/evaporation
Fire
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
8.5 meters/second S
Temperature:
80.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
1
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$645373
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:
  • Human error
  • Improper procedure
  • Upset condition
  • Process design failure
Off-site responders notified:
Notified and Responded
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • Revised training
  • Revised operating procedures

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Cryogenic Unit II, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032836
Safety Review Date
Sept. 4, 2012
PHA Update Date
Sept. 4, 2012
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
April 3, 2013
Training Review Date
April 11, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 14, 2013
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 15, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
March 15, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
Alkylation Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032826
Safety Review Date
April 9, 2013
PHA Update Date
April 16, 2013
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
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
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
March 15, 2013
Training Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 20, 2013
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 25, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
April 26, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 4, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
June 25, 2013
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
Cryogenic Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032827
Safety Review Date
May 1, 2013
PHA Update Date
June 3, 2011
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
May 30, 2012
Training Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 31, 2012
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Jan. 11, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
Feb. 13, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
May 15, 2004
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Aug. 24, 2004
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Feb. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
FCC Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032828
Safety Review Date
April 22, 2013
PHA Update Date
Sept. 18, 2009
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
March 19, 2013
Training Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 9, 2013
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 17, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
April 24, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
Oct. 15, 2012
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
May 9, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
Gas Con, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032829
Safety Review Date
April 3, 2013
PHA Update Date
Nov. 18, 2009
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
April 4, 2013
Training Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
Oct. 11, 2011
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 15, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
March 15, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
Dec. 14, 2010
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
May 9, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
April 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
DHDS Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032830
Safety Review Date
April 23, 2013
PHA Update Date
May 27, 2011
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • 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
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
April 25, 2013
Training Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 31, 2012
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Jan. 29, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
March 25, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 20, 2011
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
May 9, 2011
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
Sat Gas Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032831
Safety Review Date
April 8, 2013
PHA Update Date
Sept. 17, 2010
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 11, 2013
Training Review Date
Aug. 1, 2012
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
Feb. 1, 2013
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 22, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
March 26, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
March 18, 2010
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Oct. 8, 2010
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
Tank Farm, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032832
Safety Review Date
April 30, 2013
PHA Update Date
Jan. 30, 2009
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
  • Process Detection
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
March 7, 2013
Training Review Date
April 11, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
Nov. 15, 2011
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 22, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
April 22, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 23, 2012
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
May 12, 2013
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
NHDS, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032833
Safety Review Date
May 3, 2013
PHA Update Date
June 13, 2008
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
April 26, 2013
Training Review Date
April 11, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
Jan. 4, 2013
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 22, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
April 3, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
May 27, 2012
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Feb. 28, 2013
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
CCR, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032834
Safety Review Date
April 16, 2013
PHA Update Date
July 28, 2010
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Quench System
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 7, 2013
Training Review Date
April 11, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 31, 2012
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 22, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
April 23, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
April 18, 2011
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Nov. 30, 2011
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
Cat Gasoline Hydrotreater, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032835
Safety Review Date
Dec. 13, 2012
PHA Update Date
July 21, 2011
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Dec. 31, 2012
Training Review Date
April 11, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
Jan. 19, 2012
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 8, 2012
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
Dec. 19, 2012
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
May 6, 2010
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
July 7, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
Hydrocracking Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032857
Safety Review Date
June 13, 2012
PHA Update Date
March 31, 2011
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Dec. 13, 2012
Training Review Date
April 11, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 31, 2012
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
March 6, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
March 11, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 18, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
April 3, 2013
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
MSAT, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032858
Safety Review Date
April 9, 2013
PHA Update Date
Oct. 22, 2009
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
June 13, 2012
Training Review Date
April 11, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 17, 2010
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 3, 2012
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
Oct. 3, 2012
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
Sept. 29, 2011
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
March 13, 2012
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
West Crude Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032859
Safety Review Date
Oct. 22, 2012
PHA Update Date
Dec. 3, 2010
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
April 30, 2013
Training Review Date
April 11, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
Jan. 28, 2013
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Feb. 26, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
Feb. 28, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
Jan. 11, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Aug. 7, 2013
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012
East Crude Unit, Petroleum Refineries (32411)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032860
Safety Review Date
Sept. 5, 2012
PHA Update Date
Oct. 31, 2011
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
March 22, 2013
Training Review Date
April 11, 2013
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 23, 2013
Maintenance Inspection Date
Feb. 25, 2013
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
April 3, 2013
Management of Change Review Date
Nov. 29, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
April 5, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 28, 2011
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Aug. 28, 2014
Incident Investigation Date
April 17, 2012
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Oct. 3, 2012
Participation Plan Review Date
March 21, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 29, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 15, 2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Aug. 14, 2012

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:
April 22, 2013
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(901) 528-2780
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

Risk Management Plan (RMP) Executive Summary



Valero has a long-standing commitment to the safety and health of our community and workers and protection of the environment. This commitment is demonstrated by the resources invested in training personnel and promoting safety in the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of our processes. Our policy is to implement reasonable controls to prevent foreseeable releases of regulated substances. If a release does occur, our trained personnel will respond quickly and effectively to control and mitigate the release.



Description of the Stationary Source and Regulated Substances Handled



Valero Refining Company-Tennessee, L.L.C. (the Refinery), located in Memphis, Tennessee, operates a variety of processes to produce petroleum products (i.e., propane, butane, gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel, etc.) from raw crude oil. The Refinery handles several regulated flammables including propane, butane, etc. In addition, the Refinery utilizes hydrofluoric acid (concentration 50% or greater) which is a regulated toxic substance. For the purposes of this plan, the Refinery operates fifteen (15) covered processes.



General Accidental Release Prevention Program Steps



The following summary describes the management system in place to implement the accident prevention program at Valero. RMP-regulated processes at the refinery are subject to the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. Therefore, this summary will address each of the OSHA PSM elements.



Due to the ongoing nature of our safety program, the dates associated with the various activities in our accident prevention program are constantly changing. To minimize rework, May 3, 2013, was selected as the date to end collecting information regarding the 2013 resubmission. Consequently, reviews/updates conducted after that date are not reflected in the Data Element Information.



Employee Participation



The Refinery encourages employees and contracto
rs to participate in all facets of process safety management and accident prevention. Each refinery department is responsible for ensuring employee participation within the department. The management system policy for each PSM element identifies responsibilities that are more specific. Examples of employee participation include involvement in pre-startup safety reviews, HAZOPs, and incident investigations. In addition, the Refinery has a number of safety committees and forums in which employees and contractors can address their process and occupational safety issues. These committees are composed of employees representing a broad spectrum of disciplines and experiences.



Process Safety Information



The Refinery maintains information pertaining to the highly hazardous materials used or produced at the facility, the technology of the processes, and the equipment used. Information is readily available and is updated when changes are made in accordance with management of change procedures. A variety of technical documents are used to facilitate safe operation of the processes. The documents address limits for key process parameters, specific chemical inventories, and equipment design basis/configuration information.



Process Hazard Analysis



Valero conducts scheduled evaluations of the safety of all processes and related facilities within its boundary limits to ensure safe operation and prevent the catastrophic release of hazardous materials. Potential offsite consequences are considered as part of this evaluation. The refinery currently uses the hazard and operability (HAZOP) method of analysis. Each analysis is conducted by a cross-functional team and facilitated by someone familiar with both the Refinery and HAZOP methodology.



As safety concerns are evaluated, they are rated according to probability and consequence. All concerns are documented as part of the HAZOP process. Safety concerns that warrant action are formally documented as recommendatio
ns, and passed on to an individual or department that will be responsible for resolution.



HAZOP results are periodically updated and revalidated to help ensure that process controls and / or process hazards do not deviate significantly from the original design safety features. These periodic reviews are conducted at least every five years and will continue until the process is no longer operating. The results of these updates are documented and retained. Updated findings are forwarded to management for consideration, and resolution of the findings is documented and retained.



Operating Procedures



The Refinery has developed and compiled a comprehensive set of operating procedures to provide instruction in the safe operation of refinery processes. Procedures must provide a reliable and consistent reference for all phases of process operations including 1) unit startup, 2) normal operations, 3) temporary operations, 4) emergency shutdown, 5) normal shutdown, 6) initial startup of a new process, 7) emergency operations, and 8) startup following an abnormal or emergency shutdown.



Each procedure developed is reviewed for accuracy, consistency, and completeness. Each procedure contains procedure steps, operating parameters and limits, safety and health hazard information, safety control measures, and assignment of responsibility for performing the procedure. Current operating procedures are periodically reviewed and annually certified.



Training



Valero has implemented a comprehensive training program for all employees involved in operating a process. New employees first receive basic training in refinery operations. After successfully completing this training, a new operator is paired with a senior operator to learn process-specific duties and tasks. Operators may work independently only after showing (e.g., through tests, skills demonstration) adequate knowledge to perform job duties and tasks in a safe manner. Refresher training is conducted at le
ast every three years. All training is documented and credited to the employee's personal record.



Contractors



Valero has developed a Contractor Safety Program to satisfy PSM guidelines by extending plant safety requirements to non-Valero employees working within the refinery. The Program is intended to maintain a plant-wide, consistent level of safe work performance. Because some contractors work on or near process equipment, the refinery has procedures in place to ensure that contractors (1) perform their work in a safe manner, (2) have the appropriate knowledge and skills, (3) are aware of the hazards in their workplace, (4) understand what they should do in the event of an emergency, (5) understand and follow site safety rules, and (6) inform refinery personnel of any hazards that they find during their work. This is accomplished by providing contractors with (1) a process overview, (2) information about safety and health hazards, (3) emergency response plan requirements, and (4) safe work practices prior to their beginning work. In addition, the Refinery evaluates contractor safety programs and performance during the selection of a contractor. Refinery personnel periodically monitor contractor performance to ensure that contractors are fulfilling their safety obligations.



Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSRs)



Valero conducts a pre-startup safety review (PSSR) any time new equipment or modifications to existing equipment change the associated process safety information. The review is intended to verify and document that all aspects of the equipment's design, construction and operation have been evaluated, and to certify that the equipment can be placed in operation. The PSSR team uses checklists and field verification of construction to examine all aspects of readiness. The PSSR is the final step in the construction or installation of new or modified equipment before the equipment is placed in service. The review addresses 1) design and construction,
2) maintenance and inspection, 3) procedures, and 4) training.



Mechanical Integrity



The Refinery has well-established practices and procedures to maintain ongoing integrity of process equipment. The basic aspects of this program include: (1) conducting training, (2) developing written procedures, (3) performing inspections and tests, (4) correcting identified deficiencies, and (5) applying quality assurance measures. In combination, these activities form a system that maintains the mechanical integrity of the process equipment.



Work is performed under the supervision of a maintenance craft foreman. Maintenance personnel follow industry standards and equipment specifications during maintenance activities. Written safety procedures are followed for specific job tasks (i.e. line openings). A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is conducted for maintenance jobs that are non-routine or may be different due to variables in the operation (i.e. hot taps or work on flare line.)



Safe Work Practices



Valero has longstanding safe work practices in place to help ensure worker and process safety. Examples of these include 1) control of the entry/presence/exit of support personnel, 2) a lockout/tagout procedure to ensure isolation of energy sources for equipment undergoing maintenance, 3) a procedure for safe removal of hazardous materials prior to opening process piping or equipment, 4) a permit and procedure to control spark-producing activities (i.e., hot work), and 5) a permit and procedure to ensure that adequate precautions are in place before entry into a confined space. These procedures (and others), along with training, help ensure that operations and maintenance activities are preformed safely.



Management of Change



Any modification that creates a change in existing process safety information must go through a documented process of verification. The management of change (MOC) process is a system of checks and balances intended to ensure that each depa
rtment involved in the planning, installation, and operation of the modified process has reviewed the change. The process also ensures that all affected process safety information is updated to reflect the change, and that the safety of the modification has been evaluated before startup.



Incident Investigation and Event Notices



The Memphis Refinery promptly investigates incidents that resulted in, or reasonably could have resulted in, a fire/explosion, toxic gas release, major property damage, environmental loss, or personnel injury. The goal of each investigation is to determine the facts and develop corrective actions to prevent a recurrence of the incident or a similar incident. A formal report is presented and distributed at the conclusion of the investigation. Each recommendation arising from the investigation is assigned and tracked until it is resolved. Resolution to each recommendation is documented and retained.



Compliance Audits



As required by the PSM standard, at least once every three years the refinery is subject to a compliance audit. The audit team includes at least one employee knowledgeable in the refinery and in the audit process. At the conclusion of the audit, the audit team submits a report to the Refinery. Refinery management makes appropriate responses to each finding in the report, and takes steps necessary to correct any deficiencies detected by the audit. Resolution of the audit findings is documented. As required by 29 CFR 1910.119(o), the Memphis Refinery retains the two most recent audit reports.



Trade Secrets



The Memphis Refinery withholds no information necessary for employees to safely carry out their assigned job tasks. However, refinery employees are required to enter into a confidentiality agreement as a condition of employment to protect trade secrets or other proprietary information. The confidentiality agreement may also be required of contractors or contract employees, if necessary.



Chemical Sp
ecific Prevention Steps



The processes at Valero involve hazards that must be managed to ensure continued safe operation. The accident prevention program is applied to all RMP-covered processes at Valero. Collectively, these activities help prevent potential accident scenarios that could be caused by equipment failure and/or human error. In addition to the accident prevention program activities, Valero has safety features on many units to help 1) contain/control a release, 2) quickly detect a release, and 3) reduce the consequences of (mitigate) a release. The following types of safety features are used in various processes:



Release Detection

? Hydrocarbon detectors with alarms

? Hydrofluoric acid detectors with alarms

? Hydrogen sulfide detectors with alarms

? Personal hydrogen sulfide detectors worn while in the refinery



Release Containment/Control

? Process relief valves that discharge to a flare to capture and incinerate episodic releases

? Valves to permit isolation of the process (manual or automated)

? Emergency shutdown system

? Hydrofluoric acid dump tank

? Curbs or dikes to contain liquid releases

? Redundant equipment and instrumentation

? Atmospheric relief devices



Release Mitigation

? Fire suppression and extinguishing systems

? Water curtain for Alkylation Unit

? Trained emergency response personnel

? Personal protective equipment

? Blast-resistant buildings to help protect control systems and personnel



Five Year Accident History



The Refinery incurred three reportable incidents in covered processes over the past five years. Each incident was investigated by the Refinery, as well as the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA). On April 29, 2010, a fire occurred at the Selective Hydrogenation Unit (SHU) resulting in one serious employee injury (burns) along with the release of sulfur dioxide off site. There were no offsite injuries. The fire was extinguished in 48 minutes
by the Memphis Refinery Fire Department along with the Memphis Fire Department, who responded for mutual aid. On August 5, 2011, a fire at the #3 East Crude Unit Heater resulted in a failure of the stack and internal damage to the heater. The fire was extinguished by the Memphis Refinery Fire Department within 25 minutes. There were no injuries onsite or offsite. On December 3, 2012, a release in the HF Alkylation Unit resulted in one employee fatality and one contractor lost-time injury.



Other incidents occurring within the last 5 years have been carefully investigated to determine the cause of the incident and what actions to take to prevent similar incidents from occurring. All of these releases were detected and contained within the plant with no off site impact.



Emergency Response Program Information



The Memphis Refinery's Emergency Response Plan (ERP) contains specific procedures for prompt response to emergencies that impact property and personnel inside and outside the refinery. The ERP is part of a combined Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP). Refinery personnel developed the plan in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard, the Memphis Fire Department, the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency, and other local officials. The plan specifies how the emergency is handled, including corrective procedures, coordination with outside response agencies, and communication with the public.



Periodic compliance audits ensure that the plan is kept up-to-date, and changes are made as needed. Copies of the plan are available at several locations and online. The Safety Department coordinates training required by the plan.



The Memphis refinery maintains an incipient fire brigade with personnel trained at the incipient level and an industrial fire department (Memphis Refinery Fire Department) with personnel trained in advanced industrial fire fighter skills. Memphis Refinery Fire Department attend training at Texas A&M or other certified
fire schools. The Memphis Refinery Fire Department is recognized by the State of Tennessee as a certified fire department. The refinery also maintains a Medical Response Team, HAZMAT team, an Oil Spill Response Team, a High Angle Rescue Team, and a Confined Space Entry Rescue Team. Team members attend routine required training that meets OSHA requirements for emergency responders; the training also complies with NFPA Standards.



The overall emergency response program for Valero is coordinated with the Memphis-Shelby County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). This coordination includes monthly LEPC meetings, which consist of local emergency response officials, local government officials, and industry representatives. Valero conducts periodic emergency drills that involve local, state, and federal emergency response organizations, and the refinery provides refresher training to local emergency responders regarding the hazards of regulated substances in the refinery. Valero also participates in national drills such as the Spills of National Significance (SONS 07). The refinery participates actively in the LEPC and maintains good relations with area fire departments. The refinery has 24-hour communications ability to notify appropriate emergency response organization in the event of an emergency. Any public notifications will be coordinated through the Memphis-Shelby County Emergency Management Agency.



Planned Changes to Improve Safety



Valero is committed to a high level of corporate citizenship, placing the highest priority on the safety of persons both within the refinery, and in the neighboring community. The Memphis Refinery strives to continually improve the safety program, and to reward employees for outstanding safety performance.

Valero Energy Corporation has committed to having all their refineries meet the standards for OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program. A plan is being formulated at the Memphis Refinery to move toward this goal.