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Braden No. 1 Facility

Parent Companies:
Mayne & Mertz, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000189878
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
5 miles SW of Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles, LA 70601
County:
CALCASIEU
Lat / Long:
30.138, -93.301 (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:
Mayne & Mertz, Inc.
Phone:
(713) 963-0031
Address:
24 Greenway Plaza, Suite 605
Houston, TX 77046
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Scott Pullen
Title:
Operations Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Jerry Cooley
Title:
Contract Operator
Phone:
(337) 302-5032
24-hour phone:
(337) 302-3052
Ext or PIN:
Email:
N/A

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Calcasieu 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:
59424
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Butane
106-97-8
93,600
No
Methane
74-82-8
30,600
No
Ethane
74-84-0
66,600
No
Propane
74-98-6
82,800
No
Isobutane [Propane, 2-methyl]
75-28-5
93,600
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Condensate production
RMP ID:
59425
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Pentane
109-66-0
115,500
No
Isopentane [Butane, 2-methyl-]
78-78-4
115,500
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
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:
Nov. 23, 2004
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
41359

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:
22471
Safety Review Date
Sept. 15, 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
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Sept. 15, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Sept. 15, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Sept. 15, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Sept. 15, 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:
22472
Safety Review Date
Sept. 15, 2004, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • ASTM Standards
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
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Sept. 15, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Sept. 15, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Sept. 15, 2004, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Sept. 15, 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:
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:
Sept. 15, 2004
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(337) 437-3512
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:
Yes
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 Braden No. 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 (JT separator). The gas plant strips out NGL liquids which are stored in a single 18,000 gallon pressurized bullet tank operating at approximately 200 psig. The NGL is removed from the facilityby transfers to tank trucks. Liquids from the high pressure separator are routed to lower pressure separation vessels and the oil product is stored in two bulk atmospheric storage tanks (500 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 93,600 pounds and the amount of condensate is estimated at 115,500 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). 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 prevent
ion 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.