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Southern Cold Storage, LLC

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000210103
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
7150 South Choctaw Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
County:
EAST BATON ROUGE
Lat / Long:
30.470, -91.117 (Get map)
Method:
Global Positioning System (GPS) Carrier Phase Static Relative Positioning Technique
Description:
Storage Tank
Horizonal accuracy:
10 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Southern Cold Storage, LLC
Phone:
(225) 929-6400
Address:
7150 South Choctaw Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
James Robinson
Title:
Vice President

Emergency contact:

Name:
James Robinson
Title:
Vice President
Phone:
(256) 413-6901
24-hour phone:
(256) 955-3498
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:
18
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Jan. 23, 2013
Inspecting Agency:
State environmental agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Phase 1
RMP ID:
1000057320
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
7,900
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Phase 2
RMP ID:
1000057321
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
5,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Ammonia Safety Management, Inc.
Address:
500 Macy Dr
Roswell, GA 30076
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(770) 992-6116

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Sept. 26, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000046108

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 Phase 1)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
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:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Public OCA Chemical (in Phase 2)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
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:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • 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 Phase 1)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
Public OCA Chemical (in Phase 2)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers

4. Flammables: Worst-case

None

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

Phase 1, Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Prevention Program ID:
1000036613
Safety Review Date
May 15, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classroom
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
Procedure Review Date
March 10, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
May 23, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
May 15, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Sept. 25, 2014, 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
May 22, 2012
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Sept. 17, 2012
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
Phase 2, Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Prevention Program ID:
1000036614
Safety Review Date
May 15, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classroom
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
Procedure Review Date
March 10, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
May 23, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
May 15, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Sept. 25, 2014, 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
May 22, 2012
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Sept. 17, 2012
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:
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:
(225) 383-4448
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



Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies

Southern Cold Storage is committed to employee, public and environmental safety. This commitment is demonstrated by our comprehensive accidental release prevention program that covers areas such as design, installation, operating procedures, maintenance, and employee training associated with the processes at our facility. It is our policy to implement appropriate controls to prevent possible releases of regulated substances. Unforeseeably, if such a release does occur, our highly trained emergency response personnel are at hand to control and mitigate the effects of the release. We are also completely coordinated with Fire Department/Hazmat Team which provides additional emergency response expertise.



The Stationary Source and the Regulated Substances Handled

Our facility is a cold storage and distribution warehouse. Anhydrous ammonia is the only regulated substance present at our facility. All of the ammonia inventory is attributed to its use as a refrigerant.



The Worst Case Release Scenario(s) and the Alternative Release

Worst case and alternate release scenarios were developed using the methodology given in the EPA "RMP*COMP" as well as the EPA "Risk Management Program Guidance for Ammonia Refrigeration". The details of the chosen scenarios are located within the Risk Management Program that is located on site.



The General Accidental Release Prevention Program and the Chemical-Specific Prevention Steps

Our facility has taken all the necessary steps to comply with the accidental release prevention requirements set out under 40 CFR Part 68 of the EPA. In addition, our facility is subject to the OSHA PSM standard under 29 CFR 1910.119. Our facility is also subject to EPCRA Section 302 notification requirements. The following sections briefly describe the elements of the release prevention program that is in place at our stationary source.



Process Safety Informa
tion

Southern Cold Storage maintains a detailed record of written safety information that describes the chemical hazards, operating parameters and equipment designs associated with all the processes.



Process Hazard Analysis

The methodology used to carry out the analysis is What If-Checklist. The analysis are undertaken by a team of qualified personnel with expertise in engineering and process operations and are revalidated at a regular interval of 5 years. Any findings related to the hazard analysis are addressed in a timely manner.



Operating Procedures

For the purposes of safely conducting activities within our covered process, Southern Cold Storage maintains written operating procedures. These procedures address various modes of operation such as initial startup, normal operations, temporary operations, emergency shutdown, emergency operations, normal shutdown and startup after a turnaround. The information is reviewed and is readily accessible to operators involved with the process.



Training

Southern Cold Storage has a training program in place to train employees who are operating the process or are associated with the process. Refresher training is provided at least every three (3) years and more frequently as needed.



Mechanical Integrity

Southern Cold Storage carries out documented maintenance checks on process equipment to ensure proper operations. Process equipment examined by these checks includes pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping systems, relief and vent systems, emergency shutdown systems, controls and compressors. Maintenance procedures are carried out by qualified personnel with a background in maintenance practices. Training is provided to the personnel as needed. Any equipment deficiencies identified during maintenance checks are corrected in a safe and timely manner.



Management of Change

Written procedures are in place at Southern Cold Storage to manage changes in process chemicals, technology, equipment and procedu
res. Process operators, maintenance personnel and all other employees whose job tasks are affected by a change in a process are promptly made aware of and offered training to deal with the changes.



Pre-startup Reviews

Pre-start up safety reviews related to new processes and to modifications in the established process are conducted as a regular practice at Southern Cold Storage. These reviews are conducted to confirm that construction, equipment, operating and maintenance procedures are suitable for safe startup prior to placing equipment into operation.



Compliance Audits

Southern Cold Storage conducts audits on a regular basis to determine whether the provisions set out under the RMP Rule are being implemented. These audits are carried out at least every 3 years and any corrective actions required as a result of the audits are undertaken in a safe and prompt manner.



Incident Investigation

Southern Cold Storage promptly investigates any incident that could reasonably result in a catastrophic release of a regulated substance. These investigations are undertaken to identify the situation leading to the incident as well as any corrective actions to prevent the release from reoccurring. All reports are retained for a minimum of 5 years.



Employee Participation

Southern Cold Storage truly believes that process safety management and accident prevention is a team effort. Company employees are encouraged to express their views concerning accident prevention issues and to recommend improvements. In addition, our employees have access to all information collected as part of the facility's compliance with the RMP Rule including information resulting from process hazard analyses.



Contractors

On occasion, our company hires contractors to conduct specialized maintenance and construction activities. Prior to selecting a contractor, a thorough evaluation of safety performance of the contractor is carried out. Southern Cold Storage has a strict policy of i
nforming the contractors of known potential hazards related the contractor's work and the processes. Contractors are also informed of all applicable procedures for emergency response to an accidental release of a regulated substance.



Five-year Accident History

Southern Cold Storage has an excellent record of preventing accidental releases over the last 5 years. Due to our release prevention policies, there has been no accidental release during this period.



Emergency Response Plan

Southern Cold Storage has a written emergency response plan to deal with accidental releases of hazardous materials. The plan includes all aspects of emergency response including adequate first aid and medical treatment, evacuations, notification of local emergency response agencies and the public, as well as post-incident decontamination of affected areas. The State Police Hazardous Materials Hotline is the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) with which our emergency plan has been coordinated and verified.



Planned Changes to Improve Safety

Several developments and findings have resulted from the implementation of the various elements of our accidental release prevention program. Continued training, and program reviews are some of the major steps we want to take to improve safety at our facility. These changes are expected to be implemented in a timely manner.