Krotz Springs Plant
Krotz Springs, LA 70750
Lafayette, LA 70505
Person responsible for RMP implementation:
Broussard, LA 70518
Latest RMP Submission:
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:
- Names of the chemicals in the Off-Site Consequence Analysis
- Amount of chemical released
- Rate of chemical release
- Radius of affected area
- Vulnerable areas affected
- Count of affected population
- Maps or other optionally provided supplementary material
Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.
- Blast walls
- containment dike
- Blast walls
5. Flammables: Alternative release
6. Five-year accident history
7. Prevention: Program level 3
8. Prevention Program level 2
9. Emergency response
The emergency response procedures are contained at the front of the Risk Management Plan Manual and these procedures will be implemented in the event of an accidental release or the threat of such a release.
This facility processes natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), and oil from various field wells. High pressure gas from the wells is sent to a high pressure separator with the gas being routed to a glycol contact tower for drying and is then routed to the inlet of the gas plant. The gas plant strips out NGL liquids which are stored in two 48,000 gallon pressurized bullet tanks operating at approximately 200 psig. Liquids from the high pressure separator are routed to lower pressure separation vessels and the oil product is stored in one 1,000 barrel skim tank and two 400 barrel bulk atmospheric storage tanks. The facility is subject to the RMP requirements since it is a natural gas processing plant producing NGL and contains threshold quantities of regulated substances The NGL and oil products are a mixture of hydrocarbons consisting of methane, ethane, butane, isobutane, propane, pentane, and isopentane. For purposes of determining the largest weight on site, the highest density substance was used (butane for NGL and pentane for condensate).
Since this facility is a Program 2, a documented prevention program is required. This program is discussed in a "Chemical Accident Prevention Compliance Manual" along with a Operations and Maintenance Manual prepared for the facility. The prevention program does discuss both NGL and condensate which are the specific chemicals contained in an amount above the threshold quantity
The facility has not experienced a release as defined in the regulation within the past five years.
Since this facility is a Program 1, a written prevention plan is not required. Emergency response procedures have been developed and are contained at the front of this plan and these procedures will be implemented in the event of an
accidental release or the threat of such a release.
At present time, there are no planned changes to improve safety.