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Kaplan Wastewater Treatment Plant

Parent Companies:
City of Kaplan
EPA Facility ID:
100000161601
Other ID:
LA0044661
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
East Mire Street
Kaplan, LA 70548
County:
VERMILION
Lat / Long:
29.992, -92.283 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Map
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
m
Horizontal reference datum:
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
City of Kaplan
Phone:
(337) 643-8604
Address:
701 North Cushing Avenue
Kaplan, LA 70548
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Charles Monceaux
Title:
Superintendent of Facility
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Charles Monceaux
Title:
Superintendent of Facility
Phone:
(337) 643-2414
24-hour phone:
(337) 643-8420
Ext or PIN:
Email:
N/A

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(337) 643-8604
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
3
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:
April 30, 2001
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

chlorine
RMP ID:
34034
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
4,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Dana Simon
Address:
SELLERS & ASSOCIATES, INC.
148 B Easy Street
Lafayette, LA 70506
Foreign Address:
US
Phone:
(337) 232-0777

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
July 13, 2001
Type:
Correction of existing RMP
Reason:
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
23848

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other
Other Reason:
Plant de-activated no chlorine on site

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 chlorine)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
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):
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 chlorine)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
Model used:
EPA's RMP Guidance for Waste Water Treatment Plants Reference Tables or Equations
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
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

chlorine, Sewage Treatment Facilities (22132)
Prevention Program ID:
13080
Safety Review Date
May 10, 2001, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • ANSI Standards
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
May 10, 2001, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
May 10, 2001, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
May 10, 2001, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Oct. 22, 1998, 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
None
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
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:
No
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 10, 2001
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(337) 643-7311
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:
No
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

The Kaplan Wastewater Treatment Plant is a publicly owned and operated wastewater treatment system which services the city limits of Kaplan, Louisiana in the Parish of Vermilion. From 1990 Census Data, the total population of Kaplan is 4,415 persons, and the plant services over 2,000 customers within the City.

A worst-case release and alternative release scenarios were conducted for the Plant. The Risk Management Program Guidance for Wastewater Treatment Plants (October 1998) was utilized as a guidance to conduct each scenario.

For the worst-case scenario, the analysis considered the quantity released to be the maximum capacity of the largest vessel. Therefore, for an accidental release from the largest vessel, the entire affected area is within a 1.3 mile radius of the Plant. The affected area for the alternative release scenario was calculated to be within a 0.1 mile radius of the Plant. The alternative scenario was conducted for holes in the vessels ranging from 1/16 inch to 1/2 inch in diameter.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant personnel operate the Plant in accordance with general practices to protect human health and public safety. Proper maintenance and precautions in operating the process equipment is crucial for the general accidental release prevention program.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant has not had any accidental releases of chlorine in the past five (5) years. Since the Plant is not equipped to handle emergency response in case of a major release of chorine, an emergency response list is compiled which lists the order in contacting emergency response teams