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IMTT-Geismar

Parent Companies:
International Matex Tank Terminals
EPA Facility ID:
100000200953
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
849795518
Parent Company DUNS:
10385979

Location:

Address:
8112 Highway 75
Geismar, LA 70734
County:
ASCENSION
Lat / Long:
30.186, -90.999 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Photo
Description:
Administrative Building
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:
24000

Owner/Operator:

Name:
IMTT-Geismar
Phone:
(225) 474-1528
Address:
P.O. Box 138
Geismar, LA 70734 -0138
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Robert Nemeth
Title:
Terminal Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Darryl Daigs
Title:
Director of EHS&S
Phone:
(225) 474-2531
24-hour phone:
(504) 460-1736
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Ascension Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
82
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
Yes
Last Safety Inspection Date:
April 22, 2015
Inspecting Agency:
EPA
Using Predictive Filing:
Yes

Processes:

IMTT-Geismar Terminal
RMP ID:
1000071761
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Other Warehousing and Storage (49319)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Dimethylamine [Methanamine, N-methyl-]
124-40-3
832,800
No
Propylene oxide [Oxirane, methyl-]
75-56-9
7,426,600
No
Toluene diisocyanate (unspecified isomer) [Benzene, 1,3-diisocyanatomethyl-]
26471-62-5
22,321,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
June 21, 2016
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Process no longer covered (source has other processes that remain covered) (40 CFR 68.190(b)(7))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000057390

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 IMTT-Geismar Terminal)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.5
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
not considered:
  • 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 IMTT-Geismar Terminal)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
not considered:
  • 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 IMTT-Geismar Terminal)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
not considered:
  • 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

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 IMTT-Geismar Terminal)
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 IMTT-Geismar Terminal)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Dikes
not considered:
  • 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

March 18, 2013 at 05:15
ID:
1000044380
NAICS:
Other Warehousing and Storage (49319)
Duration:
1 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Toluene diisocyanate (unspecified isomer) [Benzene, 1,3-diisocyanatomethyl-]
Release events:
Liquid spills/evaporation
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
0.100000001 miles/h N
Temperature:
70.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
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:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
Initiating event:
Human Error
Contributing factors:
  • Human error
Off-site responders notified:
No, not notified
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • None

7. Prevention: Program level 3

IMTT-Geismar Terminal, Other Warehousing and Storage (49319)
Prevention Program ID:
1000060025
Safety Review Date
June 15, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
April 13, 2016, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 22, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Jan. 31, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 29, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Feb. 3, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Feb. 17, 2016
Management of Change Review Date
Aug. 3, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
April 15, 2016
Compliance Audit Date
Oct. 18, 2013
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
April 9, 2015
Incident Investigation Date
July 16, 2015
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Aug. 31, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 3, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Aug. 3, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Jan. 26, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 1, 2016, since latest RMP submission

8. Prevention Program level 2

No Prevention Program level 2

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:
April 14, 2016
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(225) 621-8360
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

Facility Name: IMTT-Geismar

Geismar, LA 70734

Parent Company: International Matex Tank Terminals





RMP Executive Summary



As required by 40 CFR 68.155, IMTT-Geismar has compiled an executive summary of the Risk Management Plan (RMP).



(a) Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies



The Geismar Logistics Center is owned and operated by IMTT-Geismar. The IMTT-Geismar facility is a bulk liquids storage terminal, providing tank storage capacity for customers. The terminal has a mission to provide the highest quality service to customers while maintaining a safe workplace and protecting the environment. The terminal is proactive in achieving these goals. The terminal policy is to prevent releases before they happen and to provide the appropriate level of emergency response should an accidental release or other emergency occur.



(b) Stationary Sources and Regulated Substances Handled



The IMTT-Geismar terminal requires an RMP because it stores three compounds in excess of the RMP threshold quantities as identified in the Federal Register, January 31, 1994. These include the following:

Dimethylamine [CAS # 124-40-3]

Propylene oxide [CAS # 75-56-9]

Toluene diisocyanate (mixed isomers) [CAS # 26471-62-5]



(c) Worst-Case Release Scenarios and Alternative Release Scenarios



During the development of the Risk Management Plan, IMTT-Geismar facility identified the following scenarios using the guidance provided by the EPA.



Worst-Case Release Scenarios:



(1) Estimated distance to toxic endpoint resulting from the release of propylene oxide from a storage sphere with offsite impacts. The storage tank is inside a diked area which limits the impact of the release.



(2) Vapor cloud explosion resulting from the release of dimethylamine from a storage tank with offsite impacts. The storage tank is inside a diked area which limits the impact of the release.



(3) Estimated distance to toxic endpoint resulting from the release
of a toxic mixture containing toluene 2,4-diisocyanate and toluene 2,6-diisocyanate from a storage tank with offsite impacts. The storage tank is inside a diked area which limits the impact of the release.





Alternative Release Scenarios:



(1) Vapor cloud fire resulting from the release of dimethylamine from a leak from a 1 square inch hole.



(2) Release of propylene oxide from a leak from a 1 square inch hole.



(3) Release of a toxic mixture containing toluene 2,4-diisocyanate and toluene 2,6-diisocyanate from a leak from a 1 square inch hole.





(d) Accidental Release Prevention Program and Chemical Specific Prevention Steps



IMTT-Geismar sustains an extensive accidental release prevention program. Safety information is retained regarding the materials, tanks, and associated equipment for all materials and regulated substances handled on site. Hazard analyses have been conducted for the regulated processes.



IMTT-Geismar operators are trained in the appropriate procedures and receive additional safety training.



IMTT-Geismar maintains an extensive maintenance program and provides continued inspection and maintenance of tanks and loading and unloading systems at the terminal.



Incidents are recorded through an incident investigation program with prompt follow-up.



(e) Five-year Accident History



There has been 1 RMP accident within the last five years. This accident involved an employee injury due to the release of toluene diisocyanate.



(f) Emergency Response Program



IMTT-Geismar maintains a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan that is designed to protect employees, the public, and the environment. The program contains procedures for responding to a release of a regulated substance. Among the procedures covered are: (1) proper first aid and emergency medical treatment necessary to treat accidental human exposures, (2) procedures for informing the public and local emergency response agencies about accidental
releases, (3) procedures for emergency response after an accidental release, (4) procedures for the use of emergency response equipment and for inspection, testing, and maintenance of the equipment, (5) training for all employees in relevant procedures, (6) procedures for reviewing and updating the emergency response plan.



IMTT-Geismar's overall emergency response program is coordinated through the Ascension Parish LEPC, the Sheriff's office, and the local fire departments.



(g) Planned Changes to Improve Safety



There are no planned changes to improve safety for any of the regulated products.