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Southern Star Operating, Inc. Common Point

Parent Companies:
Southern Star Operating, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000203399
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
5700 Benton Road
Benton, LA 71006
County:
BOSSIER
Lat / Long:
32.648, -93.736 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
10 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Southern Star Operating, Inc.
Phone:
(832) 375-0330
Address:
110 Cypress Station Drive
Suite 152
Houston, TX 77090
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Doug Harwell
Title:
Operations Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Doug Harwell
Title:
Operations Manager
Phone:
(832) 375-0330
24-hour phone:
(281) 460-1814
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
0
Covered by OSHA PSM:
No
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
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:

Natural Gas Liquid Tank
RMP ID:
75959
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
1
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
61,129
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Will Ward
Address:
400 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(318) 429-2267

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Aug. 4, 2008
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
52255

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
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 Natural Gas Liquid Tank)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Blast walls

5. Flammables: Alternative release

None

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

No Prevention Program level 3

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:
No
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
No
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
None
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(318) 965-9454
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


Executive Summary



1.0 Executive Summary



The Southern Star Operating, Inc. Common Point (Facility) is committed to operating in a manner that is safe for workers, the public, and the environment. This Risk Management Plan (RMP) helps manage the risks at the site and complies with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency?s (EPA?s) rule 40 CFR 68, Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs (the RMP Rule), and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality regulation (LAC 33:III.Chapter 59).



The facility is subject to the standards of the RMP regulation due to the on-site storage of a Natural Gas Liquid Mix that contains listed flammable substances in excess of the threshold quantity. The site meets the definition of a Program 1 Source; therefore, under the requirements of the RMP regulation, the following is required of the facility.

* Submit a single RMP as provided in 40 CFR 68.150 through 68.185;

* Analyze the worst-case release scenario (40 CFR 68.25) and submit in plan (40 CFR 68.165;

* Document the nearest public receptor is beyond the endpoint distance [40 CFR 68.22(a)];

* Document the Five Year Accident History of the site (40 CFR 68.42) and submit in the Plan (40 CFR 68.168);

* Ensure Response Actions have been coordinated (40 CFR 68.10); and

* Certify the Plan (40 CFR 68.185).



This Executive Summary is part of the Plan submittal as required by the RMP rule under 40 CFR 68.155 and is intended to provide the public with a description of the RMP at the facility. Information relating to components of a Program 1 Source as listed above, will be discussed further in the sections below. This Executive Summary will also address the additional information listed under 40 CFR 68.155.



1.1 Background



The Facility is a refrigeration plant that separates natural gas liquids from field gas. Liquids are stored in a pressurized tank, the contents of which are transported offsite by tank truck. The sto
rage tank is the regulated process at the site as it stores flammable substances in excess of the threshold quantity.



The Operations Manager of Southern Star Operating, Inc. (Southern Star) has overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the RMP for the regulated process at the Facility. Additional information, including the emergency contact, is provided within the RMP submit report.





1.2 Offsite Consequence Analysis



The Facility performed an offsite consequence analysis to estimate the potential impact from an accidental release of the flammable liquid to the surrounding area. In accordance with 40 CFR 68.25, the analysis consisted of evaluating the worst-case release scenario from the 12,000 gallon storage tank. The analysis was based on the full tank capacity of the flammable liquid spilling instantaneously to form a liquid pool. The resulting pool would then vaporize resulting in a vapor cloud explosion. The Facility does not expect a worst-case release scenario to ever occur. The endpoint distance for a Worst-Case Release Scenario from the storage tank is less than the distance to a public receptor since the Facility is located in a rural agricultural location in North Bossier Parish.



1.3 Accident Prevention and Emergency Response



The Facility has a commitment to the safety of the general public, of the employees, and to the preservation of the environment. One primary portion of this commitment is the prevention of accidental releases of hazardous substances in and around the facility. The facility utilizes engineering controls, inspection programs, and detailed procedures as a means to prevent accidental releases.



In cooperation with the Bossier Parish Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC), the ability exists to notify the local community in the unlikely event during an emergency with potential impact to the public.



1.4 Five Year Accident History



The facility is a new site that has recently started
operations; therefore, there is no relevant accident history to report at this time. In accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR 68.42, information relating to any accidental release that results in death, injury, significant property damage, or known offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage will be documented for the Facility and provided in future RMP submittals. The data relating to the incident will include the items listed below:



* Date, time, and approximate duration of release

* Chemicals released

* Estimated quantity released in pounds and percentage concentration by weight of the released flammable substances within the mixture

* NAICS code that corresponds to the process

* Type and source of the release

* Weather conditions

* On-site impacts

* Known offsite impacts

* Known initiating event and contributing factors

* Whether offsite responders were notified

* Operational or process changes that resulted from the incident investigation

1.5 Audits and Updates



To help ensure that the accident prevention program is functioning properly, audits will be conducted periodically to confirm the procedures and practices required by the accident prevention program are being implemented. At a minimum, in accordance with 40 CFR 68.190, the Plan will be reviewed at least once every five years and updated as necessary. The updated plan will be submitted to the EPA and LDEQ. The plan will also be updated and resubmitted for changes in Facility operations that meet either of the standards listed under 40 CFR 68.190(b).



1.6 Recordkeeping and Public Access



Records supporting the preparation and implementation of this RMP shall be maintained for a minimum of five years in accordance with 40 CFR 68.200.



1.7 Public Access



As required in 40 CFR 68.210, the information contained within the RMP is available to the public through Southern Star. The contact information for Southern Star is
available within the RMPSubmit report.