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Highway 5 Facility

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000207689
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
Highway 5
Kingston, LA 71027
County:
DE SOTO
Lat / Long:
32.184, -93.728 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
12.5 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
J-W Operating Company
Phone:
(903) 643-3413
Address:
P.O. Box 8488
Longview, TX 75607
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Jim Rumsey
Title:
Compliance Specialist
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Bruce Friday
Title:
Pipeline Foreman
Phone:
(318) 294-3593
24-hour phone:
(800) 274-0033
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Desoto Parish LEPC
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:

Refrigeration Unit
RMP ID:
79272
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
65,760
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
C-K Associates, LLC
Address:
2001 East 70th Street
Suite 503
Shreveport, LA 71105
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(318) 797-8636

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
May 14, 2009
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
54293

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 Refrigeration Unit)
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

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 Refrigeration Unit)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
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

Refrigeration Unit, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
28718
Safety Review Date
Jan. 15, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • ANSI Standards
  • ASME Standards
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 15, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Feb. 19, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Jan. 15, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Feb. 28, 2009, 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:
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) 872-3956
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

HIGHWAY 5 FACILITY RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE POLICIES

J-W Operating Company (J-W) has a long-standing commitment to workers and public safety. This commitment is demonstrated by the resources invested in accident prevention, such as training personnel and considering safety in the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the facility?s processes. The J-W policy is to implement reasonable controls to prevent foreseeable releases of substances.

DESCRIPTION OF THE STATIONARY SOURCE AND REGULATED SUBSTANCES

J-W operates the Highway 5 Facility located in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. The Highway 5 Facility is a natural gas processing plant that produces liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by mechanical refrigeration with water removal by glycol dehydration. The LPG, a mixture of methane, ethane, propane, butanes, pentanes, hexanes, and C6+ compounds, is stored in a pressurized bullet tank for transportation by truck. As evidenced in the ensuing text and based on criteria outlined in the Accidental Release Prevention (ARP) Program, the Highway 5 Facility is a Program 2 RMP process.

Operations at the Highway 5 Facility were evaluated to determine if any regulated flammable or toxic substances were present in the process and if they exceeded the threshold quantity. All equipment and vessels are considered to be connected and/or co-located; consequently, for the purposes of the ARP Program, all equipment and vessels are part of a single process. The identification of even a single vessel exceeding threshold quantities of a regulated flammable or toxic substance would subject a process to threshold determination for offsite consequence analysis.

FIVE-YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY

The Highway 5 Facility has not had any accidental releases in the past five years that meet the criteria of an accidental release as defined in 40 CFR 68.42.

GENERAL ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM

The followi
ng is a summary of the accident prevention program in place at the Highway 5 Facility:

Employee Participation

J-W actively encourages all employees and contract employees to participate in creating a safe work environment. This participation begins with well-established mechanisms of communication with all employees regarding covered process information. Employees are involved in maintaining RMP rule compliance based on their knowledge, skill, job responsibilities, and experience.

Process Safety Information

J-W maintains written information intended to provide a foundation for identifying and understanding the process hazards. This information addresses chemical properties, inventories, and associated hazards, as well as key process parameter limits and equipment design basis/configuration information.

Chemical-specific information, including exposure hazards and emergency response/exposure treatment considerations, is provided in the material safety data sheets (MSDSs). In addition, J-W has documented safety-related limits for specific process parameters and ensures limit maintenance by using highly trained personnel, process controls, and monitoring and protective instrument systems.

Hazard Review and Analysis

J-W has a comprehensive program to ensure that hazards associated with the process are identified and controlled. Within this program, each process is systematically examined to identify hazards and ensure that adequate controls are in place to manage these hazards.

J-W primarily uses the ?What-if? method to perform these evaluations. The Hazard Review is conducted by persons knowledgeable about the process. Based on the answers to the questions, consequences and preliminary recommendations can be determined.

The Hazard Review findings are promptly and systematically addressed. J-W assures that the recommendations are documented and resolved in a timely manner. This documentation includes the actions to be taken and a written sched
ule of completion dates. All Hazard Review findings are communicated with J-W employees and contractors that may be affected.

To help ensure that the process controls and/or process hazards do not eventually deviate from the original design safety features, the plant periodically updates and revalidates the hazard analysis results. These periodic reviews are conducted at least every five years by the Hazard Review team.

Operating Procedures

J-W maintains written procedures that address various modes of process operations, such as (1) initial startup, (2) normal startup, (3) normal operations, (4) temporary operations, (5) normal shutdown, (6) emergency shutdown and operations, and (7) startup following a normal or emergency shutdown. These procedures can be used as a reference by experienced operators and provide a consistent training basis for new operators. Operating procedures are periodically reviewed and certified as current. When a process change occurs, operating procedures are revised as necessary.

Training

To complement the written process operating procedures, J-W has implemented a comprehensive training program for all employees. New employees receive job specific basic training in plant operations. Employee training includes emphasis on safety and health hazards, emergency shutdown operations, and safe work practices. Operators demonstrating adequate knowledge to safely perform duties and tasks are allowed to work independently.

Mechanical Integrity

J-W has well-established programs, procedures and practices that are required to ensure that equipment used to process, store, or handle flammable material is designed, constructed, installed, and maintained to minimize the risk of a release. Equipment examples include vessels, storage tanks, piping systems, and relief and vent systems with associated emergency shutdown systems and controls (i.e., monitoring devices, sensors, alarms, and interlocks).

Maintenance personnel receive training on
(1) an overview of the process, (2) a review of the process hazards, and (3) the procedures applicable to the employee?s job tasks to ensure that the employees can perform the job tasks in a safe and satisfactory manner. Process equipment inspection and testing follows recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices. Equipment deficiencies that are outside of acceptable limits are corrected before further use or in a safe and timely manner when necessary means are taken to ensure safe operation.

Incident Investigation

J-W promptly investigates all incidents that resulted in, or reasonably could have resulted in, a fire/explosion, major property damage, environmental loss, or personal injury. An incident investigation is initiated as promptly as possible to thoroughly investigate and analyze the incident. This investigation is led by an incident investigation team consisting of those with appropriate knowledge and experience in the process. The findings and recommendations made by the incident investigation team are promptly addressed and resolved in a timely manner. The final resolution of each finding or recommendation is documented, and the investigation results are reviewed with all employees (including contractors) who could be affected by the findings.

Emergency Planning and Response

Emergency Response activities for this facility are coordinated with the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). In the case of an accidental release, the J-W employee will activate the emergency shutdown system if possible and evacuate upwind of the release. They will immediately notify the local fire department who will then respond to the emergency.

Compliance Audits

To ensure that the accident prevention program is functioning properly, J-W periodically conducts an audit to determine whether the procedures and practices required by the accident prevention program are being implemented. The audit team includes those knowledgeable in the process, op
erations personnel, and at least one person trained in audit techniques and practices. The audit team develops findings and corrective actions which are tracked until they are complete. The final resolution of each finding is documented, and the two most recent audit reports are retained.

PLANNED CHANGES TO IMPROVE SAFETY

J-W is committed to operating the Highway 5 Facility in a safe manner for workers, the public, and the environment. When major changes to the process take place, J-W will update operating procedures and train operators on the new equipment. J-W will also conduct compliance audits and hazard reviews as required and make improvements to safety based on findings of the audits and reviews.