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Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000210979
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
198542214

Location:

Address:
10868 189th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
County:
POTTAWATTAMIE
Lat / Long:
41.262, -95.861 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Wellhead Protection Area
Horizonal accuracy:
1 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Brian Cahill
Phone:
(712) 352-5002
Address:
10868 189th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503 -6925
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Brian Cahill
Title:
General Manager /CEO

Emergency contact:

Name:
Dan Wych
Title:
Plant Manager
Phone:
(712) 352-5013
24-hour phone:
(712) 326-8401
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(712) 366-0392
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Pottawattamie County LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
60
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
14-TV-014-M001
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Aug. 20, 2015
Inspecting Agency:
Fletcher Safety Consulting
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Ethyl Alcohol Production
RMP ID:
1000084438
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing (325193)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
1,520,485
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Jan. 5, 2018
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Process no longer covered (source has other processes that remain covered) (40 CFR 68.190(b)(7))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000067281

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 Ethyl Alcohol Production)
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 Ethyl Alcohol Production)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
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

Oct. 7, 2016 at 15:22
ID:
1000052430
NAICS:
Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing (325193)
Duration:
6 hours
Chemicals involved:
  • Flammable Mixture
Release events:
Liquid spills/evaporation
Fire
Explosion
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
6.9000001 miles/h
Temperature:
63.00 ℉
Atmospheric stability:
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
No
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
1
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$1000000
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
0
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
Initiating event:
Unknown
Contributing factors:
Off-site responders notified:
Notified and Responded
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Improved/upgraded equipment
  • New process controls

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Ethyl Alcohol Production, Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing (325193)
Prevention Program ID:
1000071211
Safety Review Date
May 29, 2015
PHA Update Date
Feb. 16, 2017
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Flares
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Quench System
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Aug. 1, 2017
Training Review Date
Oct. 1, 2017
Maintenance Review Date
Feb. 9, 2009
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 26, 2017
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Nov. 20, 2017
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 28, 2017
Pre-startup Review Date
Nov. 8, 2017
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 27, 2016
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
May 5, 2018
Incident Investigation Date
Oct. 28, 2017
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
June 1, 2018
Participation Plan Review Date
Nov. 27, 2017
Hot Work Review Date
July 1, 2017
Contractor Safety Review Date
Jan. 10, 2017
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 1, 2017

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:
No
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
Feb. 27, 2015
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(888) 814-7477
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

RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy





Accidental Release Prevention and Response Policies:



SIRE has a commitment to worker and public safety. This commitment is demonstrated in the resources invested in accident prevention, such as training personnel as well as considering safety in the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the facility.



SIRE's policy is to implement reasonable controls including level checks, level alarms, pressure reliefs, breakaway couplers, tank inspections and secondary containment to prevent foreseeable releases of regulated substances. However, if a release does occur, plant personnel will respond to contain the release as necessary.



Description of the Stationary Source and Regulated Substances:



SIRE ethanol plant is located on 189th Street, south of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.



The facility operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for the purpose of manufacturing fuel grade ethanol from grain. Regulated substances stored at the facility include natural gasoline, which is used as a denaturant in the ethanol fuel product.

In the past the facility had stored anhydrous ammonia, which is a regulated substance, however use and storage of ammonia was discontinued in early 2017



Off-site Consequence Analysis Results:





The worst-case flammable scenario at the facility is the release of 1,520,485 pounds of denaturant creating a vapor cloud explosion. The worst-case scenario is based on a release from entire denaturant tank. The worst case vapor cloud endpoint is approximately 0.7 miles from the center of the facility. There are industrial receptors within the 0.7 mile radius.



Although SIRE has numerous controls in place to prevent such a release and to manage potential consequences, no credit for administrative controls or passive mitigation measures were taken into account in evaluating this scenario.





Five Year Accident History:



SIRE has had one ac
cident involving a flammable mixture, in October of 2016.





Emergency Response Program Information:



The SIRE ethanol plant has several safety programs in place at the facility that incorporate emergency response, including a Health and Safety Plan. A Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control plan and Facility Response Plan are implemented in accordance with applicable regulatory standards as is a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.



The facility also conducts employee training as part of facility activities. SIRE's corporate policy places the utmost importance on worker, public and environmental safety, which is reflected in facility plans and training activities.



Safety inspections are completed at the facility on a quarterly basis.