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Lonestar NGL Geismar Frac

Parent Companies:
Lonestar NGL, LLC
EPA Facility ID:
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
Parent Company DUNS:


10334 Highway 75
Geismar, LA 70734
Lat / Long:
30.219, -91.038 (Get map)
GPS Code Measurements (Psuedo Range) Precise Positioning Service
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
1 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:


La Grange Acquisitions, LLC
(210) 403-7300
800 E. Sonterra Blvd.
Suite 400
San Antonio, TX 78258 -3941
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Cody Milburn
Lone Star PSM Manager

Emergency contact:

Louis Cappiello
Plant Manager
(225) 906-9291
24-hour phone:
(225) 677-9399
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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


Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Ascension Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
Covered by OSHA PSM:
EPCRA section 302:
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Feb. 10, 2015
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:


NGL Fractionation
CBI claimed:
Program Level:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
Quantity (lbs.)
Flammable Mixture
Public OCA Chemical

RMP Preparer:


Foreign Address:


Latest RMP Submission:

April 25, 2016
Revised OCA due to change (40 CFR 68.190(b)(6))


Effective Date:
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: Worst-case


3. Toxics: Alternative release


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 NGL Fractionation)
CBI claimed:
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
  • 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 NGL Fractionation)
CBI claimed:
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

NGL Fractionation, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
Safety Review Date
Dec. 1, 2011, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Aug. 13, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if/Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Feb. 15, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 1, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Sept. 23, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
June 11, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Feb. 23, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Oct. 1, 2013
Pre-startup Review Date
Feb. 23, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
June 20, 2013
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Nov. 18, 2013
Incident Investigation Date
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Participation Plan Review Date
Oct. 1, 2013
Hot Work Review Date
Oct. 1, 2013
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 1, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 19, 2015, since latest RMP submission

8. Prevention Program level 2

No Prevention Program level 2

9. Emergency response

Facility In Community Plan:
Facility Own Response Plan:
Specific Facility Response Plan:
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
April 7, 2015
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(225) 621-8360
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
Subject To - CWA:
Subject To - RCRA:
Subject To - OPA:
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

1. Accidental Release Prevention and Energy Response Policies

We at Lonestar are strongly committed to employee, public, and environmental safety. This commitment is demonstrated by our comprehensive accidental release prevention program that covers areas such as design, installation, operating procedures, maintenance, and employee training associated with the processes at our facility. It is our policy to implement appropriate controls to prevent possible releases of regulated substances. If such a release does occur at the Lone Star NGL Geismar Frac our response activities are coordinated with the Ascension Parish LEPC and the Prairieville VFD.

2. The Stationary Source and the Regulated Substances Handled

The Lone Star NGL Geismar Frac RMP-regulated activities involves the extraction and fractionation of RGP and O-grade Y Grade feedstock delivered by means of an eighty mile 10" pipeline originating in Chalmette LA. The 25,000 bbl/day rated Geismar facility fractionates the RGP and O-grade liquids into the following separate hydrocarbon compounds:

1. Ethane

2. Ethylene

3. Isobutane

4. Normal Butane

5. Natural Gasoline (unrefined liquid with no additives)

6. Propane

7. Propylene

Most product is shipped to customers via pipeline. Some products are shipped by tank trucks. There is a limited amount of onsite storage of product in pressurized tanks. All products are gaseous at atmospheric pressure and temperature.

3. General Accidental Release Prevention Program

The General Accidental Release Prevention Program and the Chemical-Specific Prevention Steps the facility has taken represents all the necessary steps to comply with the accident release prevention requirements set out under 40 CFR Part 68. The following sections briefly describe the elements of the release program that is in place at our stationary source.

Process Safety Information

Lonestar maintains a detailed record of safety information that describes the chemical hazards, operat
ing parameters, and equipment designs associated with all processes.

Process Hazard Analysis

Our facility conducts comprehensive studies to ensure that hazards associated with our processes are identified and controlled efficiently. Lonestar Geismar Frac may use a variety of widely recognized quantitative and qualitative process hazard and risk analysis methodologies such as "Hazop", "What-if", and "LOPA" to recognize and manage our facility hazard and risk reduction processes. The studies are undertaken by a team of qualified personnel with expertise in engineering and process operations and are revalidated at a regular interval not to exceed 5 years. Any findings related to the hazard analysis are addressed in a timely manner.

Operating Procedures

For the purpose of safely conducting activities within our covered processes, Lonestar maintains written operating procedures. These procedures address various modes of operation such as startup, normal operations, temporary operations, emergency shutdown, emergency operations, normal shutdown and startup after a turnaround. The information is regularly reviewed and is readily accessible to operators involved in the processes.


Lonestar has a comprehensive training program in place to ensure that employees who are operating the process are competent in the operating procedures associated with these processes. Refresher training is provided at least every three (3) years, and more frequently as needed.

Mechanical Integrity

Lonestar carries out highly documented maintenance checks on process equipment to ensure proper operations. Process equipment examined by these checks include, among others: pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping systems, relief and vent systems, emergency shutdown systems, controls, pumps, valves, gas detectors, flame detector, and temperature and pressure switches, Maintenance operations are carried out by qualified personnel with previous training in maintenance practices.
Furthermore, these personnel are offered specialized training as needed. Any equipment deficiencies identified by the maintenance checks are corrected in a safe and timely manner.

Management of Change

Written procedures are in place at Lonestar to manage changes in process chemicals, technology, and any administrative change that could impact safety and health.

Pre-Startup Reviews

Pre-start up safety reviews related to new processes and to modifications in established processes are conducted as a regular practice at Lonestar. These reviews are conducted to confirm that construction, equipment, operating, and maintenance procedures are suitable for safe startup prior to placing equipment in operation.

Compliance Audits

Lonestar will conduct audits on a regular basis to confirm that the provisions set out under the RMP rule are being properly and adequately implemented. These audits will be carried out at least every three (3) years and any corrective actions required as a result of the audits will be undertaken in a safe and timely manner.

Incident Investigation

Lonestar promptly investigates any incident that results in, or could reasonably result in, a catastrophic release of a regulated substance. These investigations are undertaken to identify the situation leading to the incident as well as any corrective actions to prevent the release from reoccurring. All reports are retained for a minimum of five (5) years.

Employee Participation

Lonestar truly believes that process safety management and accident prevention is a team effort. Company employees are strongly encourage to express their views concerning accident prevention issues and to recommend improvements. In addition, our employees have access to information created as part of the facility's implementation of the RMP rule, including information resulting from process hazard analyses in particular.


On occasion, our company hires contractors to conduct specialized maintenanc
e and construction activities. Prior to selecting a contractor, a thorough evaluation of safety performance of the contractor is carried out. Lonestar has a strict policy of informing the contractors of known potential hazards related to contractors work and processes. Contractors are also informed of all the procedures for emergency response should an accidental release of a regulated substance occur.

4. Five-year Accident History

Lonestar as a whole company has had an excellent record of preventing accidental releases over the last 5 years. Due to our stringent release prevention polices, there have been no accidental release of substances regulated under 40 CFR Part 68 at the Lonestar Geismar NGL Frac during this period which have resulted in deaths, injuries, or significant property damage on site, or known off-site deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage.

5. Emergency Response Plan

Lonestar maintains a written emergency response plan to deal with accidental releases of hazardous materials. The plan includes all aspects of emergency response including adequate first aid and medical treatment, evacuations, notification of local emergency response agencies and the public, as well as post incident decontamination of affected areas. To ensure proper functioning, our emergency response equipment is regularly inspected and serviced. In addition, the emergency response plan is promptly updated to reflect any pertinent changes taking place within our process that would require a modified emergency response.

6. Planned Changes to Improve Safety

At the present time, there are no plans for significant changes to the facility for the purpose of improving safety.