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Rea Curran # 1 Facility

Parent Companies:
BTA Oil Producers
EPA Facility ID:
100000185809
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
3,500 feet west of LA Highway 18
Hymel, LA 70090
County:
ST. JAMES
Lat / Long:
30.040, -90.856 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Storage Tank
Horizonal accuracy:
10 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
BTA Oil Producers
Phone:
(432) 682-3753
Address:
104 South Pacos
Midland, TX 76426
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Stuart Beal
Title:
Partner
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Larry Wilcoxson
Title:
Gauger
Phone:
(225) 964-1900
24-hour phone:
(225) 413-9399
Ext or PIN:
Email:
N/A

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
St. James Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
0
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:
Inspecting Agency:
Never had one
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

NGL production
RMP ID:
58478
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Butane
106-97-8
156,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
condensate production
RMP ID:
58479
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Pentane
109-66-0
92,400
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
HLP Engineering, Inc.
Address:
115 Park Center Street
Broussard, LA 70518
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(337) 839-1075

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Oct. 8, 2004
Type:
Correction of existing RMP
Reason:
Minor administrative change
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
40727

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Source terminated operations
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: Worst-case

None

3. Toxics: Alternative release

None

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 production)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Blast walls
Public OCA Chemical (in condensate production)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • 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 production)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve
Public OCA Chemical (in condensate production)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • 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

No Prevention Program level 3

8. Prevention Program level 2

NGL production, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
22156
Safety Review Date
May 17, 2004, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • ASTM Standards
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Automatic Shutoffs
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Oral Test
Procedure Review Date
May 17, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
May 17, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
May 17, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 17, 2004, 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
condensate production, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
22157
Safety Review Date
May 17, 2004, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Automatic Shutoffs
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Oral Test
Procedure Review Date
May 17, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
May 17, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
May 17, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
May 17, 2004, 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:
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:
May 17, 2004
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(225) 562-2364
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

This facility is aware of the requirements in the areas of Safety, Hazard Reviews, written Operating Procedures, Training, Maintenance, Compliance Audits, and Incident Investigations. To assist with ongoing compliance, a "Chemical Accident Prevention Compliance Manual" has been prepared and implemented. Concerning the emergency response policy at the facility, the owner has made the decision that employees will not respond to accidental releases of regulated substances and will instead evacuate.

This facility processes natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), and oil from the Rea Curran # 1 well. High pressure gas from the well 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 a single 30,000 gallon pressurized bullet tank operating at approximately 170 psig. The NGL is removed from the facility by transfers to tank trucks. Liquids from the high pressure separator are routed to lower pressure separation vessels and the oil product is stored in three bulk atmospheric storage tanks (400 barrels each) and removed from the site via transfers to tank trucks. 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 amount of NGL is estimated at 156,000 pounds and the amount of condensate is estimated at 277,200 pounds. 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).

This facility has two applicable worst case release scenarios. Scenario # 1 involves an explosion and fire from an NGL release from the single largest NGL vessel and the distance calculated to the endpoint was
0.4 miles. Scenario # 2 involves an explosion and fire from a condensate release from the single largest tank and the distance calculated to the endpoint was 0.1 miles. Section 3.1 of this RMP shows the calculations used for each scenario. This facility has two alternative release scenarios. Scenario # 1 involves a puncture of the largest diameter NGL cylinder when full and the distance calculated to the endpoint was 0.3 miles. Scenario # 2 involves a puncture of the largest diameter condensate tank when full and the distance calculated to the endpoint was 0.1 miles. Section 3.2 of this RMP shows the calculations used for each scenario. The release scenarios use the maximum capacity of the single largest vessel thus no administrative controls or mitigation measures are used to limit the volume thus limiting the distance to the endpoint.

Since this facility is a Program 2, a documented prevention program is required. This program is discussed in a "Chemical Accident Prevention Compliance 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.

As documented in Section 4.0 of this plan, the facility has not experienced a release as defined in the regulation within the past five years.

Since this facility is a Program 2, a written emergency response program is required. This program is contained in Section 5.0 of the "Chemical Accident Prevention Compliance Manual" prepared for the facility. Further, emergency response procedures have been developed and are contained at the front of this RMP and these procedures will be implemented in the event of an accidental release or the threat of such a release. Basically, the instructions are to evacuate the facility and then notify the proper authorities.

At present time, there are no planned changes to improve safety.