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Compania Cervecera de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000182312
Other ID:
PR0001341 NPDES
Facility DUNS:
41000079

Location:

Address:
100 Blvd. Alfonso Valdez
Mayaguez, PR 00680
County:
MAYAGUEZ
Lat / Long:
18.207, -67.142 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Photo
Description:
Process Unit Area Centroid
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:
24000

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Lic. Camalia Valdez
Phone:
(787) 834-1000
Address:
P.O. Box 1690
Mayaguez, PR 00681 -1690
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Dwight Pagan
Title:
Environmental Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Dwight Pagan
Title:
Environmental Manager
Phone:
(787) 834-1000
24-hour phone:
(787) 447-1214
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
LEPC Region Mayaguez
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
280
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
TV2082500597038
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
March 31, 2008
Inspecting Agency:
State occupational safety agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Cold Block Ammonia Refrig
RMP ID:
1000041824
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Breweries (31212)
Malt Manufacturing (311213)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
29,500
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Arlene Pagan, PE
Address:
Paseo Los Robles
1837 Carlos Casanova St.
Mayaguez, PR 00682 -7904
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(787) 831-1136

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
May 6, 2013
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000034245

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 Cold Block Ammonia Refrig)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
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):
1.3
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 Cold Block Ammonia Refrig)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres [ALOHA(R)]
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.60
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
Public OCA Chemical (in Cold Block Ammonia Refrig)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres [ALOHA(R)]
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.60
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
Public OCA Chemical (in Cold Block Ammonia Refrig)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres [ALOHA(R)]
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.60
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

Oct. 6, 2007 at 23:35
ID:
1000028318
NAICS:
Breweries (31212)
Duration:
3 hours and 30 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Ammonia (anhydrous)
Release events:
Gas release
Explosion
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
None miles/h
Temperature:
81.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
F
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:
35
Property damage:
$500000
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
35
Evacuated:
2000
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
Initiating event:
Human Error
Contributing factors:
  • Equipment failure
  • Human error
  • Improper procedure
  • Hazard recognition and Training
Off-site responders notified:
Notified Only
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Revised training
  • Revised operating procedures
  • Performed a Process Hazard Analysis of a carbon dioxide system (not RMP covered)

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Cold Block Ammonia Refrig, Breweries (31212)
Prevention Program ID:
1000036431
Safety Review Date
May 31, 2013
PHA Update Date
May 31, 2013
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Water Curtain
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
  • Mitigation Systems
Training Type
  • Classrom
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
Procedure Review Date
March 7, 2015
Training Review Date
May 12, 2010
Maintenance Review Date
July 16, 2007
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 15, 2008
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 15, 2003
Pre-startup Review Date
July 20, 2007
Compliance Audit Date
July 23, 2013
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 18, 2003
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 30, 2003
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 20, 2003
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
May 18, 2007

8. Prevention Program level 2

No Prevention Program level 2

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:
June 1, 2007
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(787) 833-1188
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

Cerveceria India, Inc. is an established brewery in Mayaguez, PR, with 280 employees. The company is committed to comply with all applicable requirements for its beverage manufacturing operations. Cerveceria India uses one of the compounds which appear on the list of Risk Management Planning chemicals and which is stored in greater-than-threshold quantities. The facility operates an ammonia refrigeration system as part of its manufacturing operations. This Cold Block refrigeration system utilizes ammonia as a refrigerant in a closed system. *Prevention Program: Cerveceria India, Inc., has implemented a prevention program for the covered process. Hazard reviews have been conducted, and updated at least every five years to aid in identifying hazards and recommendations for improvement. Operators and maintenance personnel are trained and provided with written instructions as well as safe work practices. Training is provided at least every three years or more often if necessary. Contractors working in or adjacent to the refrigeration system receive training in applicable ammonia hazards and safe work practices. Cerveceria India, Inc. has developed procedures for maintaining the ongoing integrity of equipment. All incidents and near misses are investigated and recommendations resolved as soon as possible.

*Five Years Accident History: The facility had an accidental release on October 6, 2007. A release of carbon dioxide and ammonia from Cerveceria India, Inc. located at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, resulted in the evacuation of residential population within a 2 square mile area (2,000 people were e
vacuated in total). One employee and 36 residents required medical attention and/or hospitalization. Seven vessels, part of a carbon dioxide transfer system, failed and the resulting overpressure impacted an ammonia refrigeration system. The system failure resulted in a release of 85,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide and 18,074 lbs. of ammonia over a 3.5 hr. period.

*Emergency Response Program: Cerveceria India, Inc., has developed and emergency action plan to respond to minor fires and spills and for a safe plant evacuation. Cerveceria India, Inc. has coordinated emergency response through a private contractor specialized in response for this type of emergencies. Cerveceria India, Inc. is actually participating in the LEPC meetings and is committed to contribute to this program. *Planned Changes to Improve Safety: As part of the incident investigation, 23 recommendations were identified. Training and a Process Hazard Analysis of a new CO2 system have been completed. Also, improvements to the Emergency Response Plan and related equipment are being pursued.