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Baton Rouge SMR

Parent Companies:
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000209865
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
3001070

Location:

Address:
2 Gulf States Utility Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
County:
EAST BATON ROUGE
Lat / Long:
30.494, -91.187 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Photo
Description:
Process Unit
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:
24000

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Air Products and Chemicals
Phone:
(225) 355-4613
Address:
2 Gulf States Utility Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Darrell Serrett
Title:
Area Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Kevin Otwell
Title:
Site Supervisor
Phone:
(225) 355-4613
24-hour phone:
(225) 314-5178
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
East Baton Rouge LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
13
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
0840-00271-V0
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
June 26, 2012
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Unspecified process
RMP ID:
1000061067
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Industrial Gas Manufacturing (32512)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
67,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Matt Hornyak
Address:
1423 Pasadena Highway
Pasadena, TX 77506
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(713) 502-4206

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
March 4, 2015
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000048720

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 Unspecified process)
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 Unspecified process)
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

, Industrial Gas Manufacturing (32512)
Prevention Program ID:
1000050781
Safety Review Date
Jan. 28, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Jan. 28, 2015, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Runaway reaction
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Keyed Bypass
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
Procedure Review Date
Jan. 5, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Feb. 12, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Sept. 26, 2011, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Feb. 9, 2015, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Jan. 8, 2015
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 1, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
Jan. 12, 2015
Compliance Audit Date
Jan. 28, 2015
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Jan. 26, 2018
Incident Investigation Date
Aug. 27, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Aug. 29, 2014
Participation Plan Review Date
April 15, 2011
Hot Work Review Date
Dec. 1, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
April 1, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Feb. 12, 2015, 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:
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:
(800) 862-0466
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
Yes
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
No
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Hydrogen Facility



1. Accidental release prevention and emergency response policies:



At this facility, we manufacture gaseous hydorgen. Hydrogen, in the amounts handled by our facility, is considered hazardous by the EPA. It is our policy to adhere to all applicable Federal and state rules and regulations. Air Products manages the safety of the regulated processes by means of operating procedures, equipment testing and inspections, safety devices (e.g., alarms, shutdowns, instrumentation, relief devices) inherent in the design of this facility and other controls and systems designed to prevent accidental releases of hazardous chemicals. Safe work practices and training of our personnel supplement the inherent safe design of the plant.



Our emergency response program is based upon OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation. The emergency response plan includes procedures for the notificaiton of Industrial Emergency Services (IES) and other local emergency responders so that appropriate measures can be taken by local emergency responders to control accidental releases.



This document has been prepared in accordance with the EPA's Risk Management Plan Regulation (40 CFR, Part 68). The substances and processes considered during the preparation of this RMP and the scenarios described were selected based on criteria established in the regulation.



2. The stationary source and regulated substances handled:



The primary purpose of this facility is the manufacturing of gaseous hydrogen. Our refinery customer uses the hydrogen. Natural gas is received by our plant via pipeline and used as feedstock. The feedstock is reacted in the reformer furnace. By exposing the feedstock to a catalyst in the presence of heat (approximately 1,600 degrees F) and steam, a chemical reaction takes place that converts the feedstock into hydorgen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. The carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are t
hen separated from the hydrogen in a Pressure-Swing Adsorption (PSA) system.



The regulated substance handled at this facility is the flammable gas mixture.



3. The general accidental release prevention program and specific prevention steps:



The facility developed prevention program elements based on the Federal EPA's Accidental Release Prevention Plan and OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) regulation. This facility was designed and constructed to comply with applicable state and industry codes.



4. Five-year accident history:



There have been no accidents involving accidental releases of flammable gas that resulted in any deaths, injuries, or significant property damage on site; or known off-site deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage.



5. The emergency response program:



The facility's emergency response program is based upon OSHA's HAZWOPER standard. At this site, employees are trained to recognize emergencies and initiate emergency response from outside agencies. They have been trained to OSHA's First Responder Awareness Level. The employees will receive annual refresher training in their role in the emergency plan. Emergency response activities will be coordinated with IES, a local emergency response services provider.



6. Planned changes to improve safety:



The facility resolves recommendations from PHAs and incident investigations, some of which may result in modifications to the plant design and operating procedures.