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Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6057

Parent Companies:
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000175124
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
51957769
Parent Company DUNS:
51957769

Location:

Address:
45366 Parkway Blvd.
Robert, LA 70455
County:
TANGIPAHOA
Lat / Long:
30.511, -90.322 (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:
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Phone:
(985) 902-3000
Address:
45366 Parkway Blvd.
Robert, LA 70455
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Title:
Maintenance Manager
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Kevin Arbaugh
Title:
General Manager
Phone:
(985) 902-3000
24-hour phone:
(985) 902-3000
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Tangipahoa Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
742
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:
Jan. 2, 2015
Inspecting Agency:
Fire Department
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Unspecified process
RMP ID:
1000069625
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
55,097
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Industrial Consultants
Address:
PO Box 833
Owasso, OK 74055
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(918) 274-8639

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Feb. 22, 2016
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000055697

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:
Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres [ALOHA(R)]
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 Unspecified process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres [ALOHA(R)]
Wind speed (meters per sec):
0.90
Stability class:
B
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares

4. Flammables: Worst-case

None

5. Flammables: Alternative release

None

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

, Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Prevention Program ID:
1000058211
Safety Review Date
Jan. 13, 2016, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Jan. 13, 2016, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if/Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Fire Walls
  • Blast Walls
  • Enclosure
  • Neutralization
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
  • Perimeter Monitors
Changes since PHA
  • None Recommended
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 13, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 13, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 13, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Jan. 12, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
July 10, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 13, 2016
Pre-startup Review Date
July 10, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 13, 2016
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Feb. 13, 2016
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Jan. 13, 2016
Hot Work Review Date
Jan. 13, 2016
Contractor Safety Review Date
Jan. 13, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Jan. 13, 2016, 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:
Dec. 30, 2015
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(504) 748-9602
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

WAL-MART DISTRIBUTION CENTER #6057

Robert, Louisiana



RISK MANAGMENT PLAN

Executive Summary





1. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE POLICIES.



At this Wal-Mart Distribution Center (D. C.), we utilize anhydrous ammonia that is considered hazardous by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The properties that make ammonia valuable as a refrigerant also necessitate certain safety precautions. Wal-Mart strives to protect all its valuable resources and assets - both personnel and property. We live and have families in this community. We want to prevent exposure to all our personnel as well as nearby members of our community, existing natural resources, and the surrounding environment. It is our policy to comply with all Federal, State, and Local regulations. Through continual, accurate training and various safety devices and procedures, we work to minimize potential releases.



Our emergency response program has specific procedures for accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia as well as other emergencies. We work in conjunction with the Robert Fire Department and the Local Emergency Planning Committee to prepare for necessary notification of all affected neighbors.





2. THE STATIONARY SOURCE AND REGULATED SUBSTANCES HANDLED.



The primary purpose of our facility is the temporary storage of refrigerated and frozen foods. We utilize anhydrous ammonia as the primary means for refrigeration and freezing. An outside company is used to fill our main receiver tanks. Piping then carries the ammonia to the needed refrigeration or freezing units. Access to the site is restricted to facility employees, authorized management personnel and authorized contractors.



The regulated substance used at our facility is anhydrous ammonia. The maximum amount of ammonia stored at this facility is 55,097 pounds. We have the capacity for more but our policy is not to exceed IIAR recommendations.





3. THE WORST CASE RELEASE SCENARIO(S) AND
THE ALTERNATIVE RELEASE SCENARIO(S), INCLUDING ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS AND MITIGATION MEASURES TO LIMIT THE DISTANCES FOR EACH REPORTED SCENARIO.



Worst Case Scenario

The worst-case scenario would be failure of our largest receiver. Our policy restricts the maximum capacity of this 10,361 pound tank to 80% of capacity. The maximum quantity stored in this receiver is 8289 pounds. It is assumed that the entire contents are released as a two-phase flow (gas and aerosol-ALOHA).

Distance to endpoint: 1.2 miles



Alternative Scenario

The alternative scenario would be the release of ammonia due to the failure of a pressure relief valve. The emergency valves shutdown release would engage and stop the flow and sounds an alarm. The monitoring system would alert personnel to manually shut the valve. The maximum time of the release would be 51 minutes and maximum quantity released would be approximately 2,596 pounds of ammonia.

Distance to endpoint: 0.10 miles (or 291 yards)





4. FIVE-YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY.



This facility opened in February of 2001. To date, this Wal-Mart D. C. facility has not incurred a reportable release.





5. THE RMP MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.



The management of the RMP program will be handled by the Maintenance Manager. He/She will administrate in conjunction with the Wal-Mart D. C. management and personnel. Other entities or organizations that will be coordinated with include the Emergency Management Association (EMA) and the Robert Fire Department.





6. THE GENERAL ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM AND THE SPECIFIC PREVENTION STEPS.



The Wal-Mart D. C. facility complies with all applicable Federal, State and Local regulations including the EPAA?s Accidental Release Prevention Rule. Our personnel are trained about this during our Hazard Communications Training and through access to our Written Programs. Our Refrigeration Maintenance operators receive a combination of classroom and On-The-Job training (OJT). They are gi
ven written and oral tests. They are observed and are able to demonstrate proper job skills and knowledge. Also, the ammonia system is operated, tested and maintained to the standard of International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, the most stringent standards of the industry.





7. THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM.



Wal-Mart D. C. has onsite Hazardous Materials trained personnel to immediately respond to adverse conditions. We have monthly meetings as well as annual certification. This helps minimize the potential of an off-site release.



We work very closely with the Tangipahoa Parish Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Robert Fire Department on emergency preparedness. We meet periodically with representatives of each to address any changes in the facility or any new concerns.





8. PLANNED CHANGES TO IMPROVE SAFETY.



Currently, Wal-Mart D. C. trains and tests all refrigeration technicians. Our preventative maintenance program is above standard and our total ammonia Process Safety Program is reviewed annually and updated periodically. Our program is improved continuously through annual updated of our written program and annual training of our technicians. We also take advantage of new technologies when safer and more economical alternatives are available.



In December of 1999, Wal-Mart D. C. implemented the IIAR training protocol for their refrigeration technicians. The program consists of classroom training, viewing various training/safety videos and written testing procedures. The training will be conducted on at least an annual basis.