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Walker #30 Production Facility

Parent Companies:
Mayne & Mertz, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000212156
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
5405 Hwy 90 West
Vinton, LA 70668
County:
CALCASIEU
Lat / Long:
30.168, -93.622 (Get map)
Method:
Global Positioning System (GPS) Carrier Phase Static Relative Positioning Technique
Description:
Storage Tank
Horizonal accuracy:
3 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Mayne & Mertz, Inc.
Phone:
(713) 963-0031
Address:
24 Greenway Plaza, Suite 605
Houston, TX 77046
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Ricky Clark
Title:
Contract Operator
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Ricky Clark
Title:
Contract Operator
Phone:
(337) 526-4639
24-hour phone:
(337) 526-4639
Ext or PIN:
Email:
N/A

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Calcasieu Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
0
Covered by OSHA PSM:
No
EPCRA section 302:
No
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 Liquids
RMP ID:
1000019092
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Butane
106-97-8
78,000
No
Ethane
74-84-0
55,500
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Condensate Production
RMP ID:
1000019093
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction (211111)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Pentane
109-66-0
115,500
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Christy Bolton
Address:
117 Park Center
Broussard, LA 70518
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(337) 839-1075

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Aug. 6, 2010
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
1000015201

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other
Other Reason:
Facility sold to third party

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 Liquids)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Blast walls
Public OCA Chemical (in Condensate 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 Natural Gas Liquids)
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
Public OCA Chemical (in Condensate 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

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

No Prevention Program level 3

8. Prevention Program level 2

Natural Gas Liquids, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
1000013211
Safety Review Date
Aug. 2, 2010, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • ASTM Standards
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Aug. 2, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Aug. 2, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Aug. 2, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Aug. 2, 2010, 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
Condensate Production, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction (211111)
Prevention Program ID:
1000013209
Safety Review Date
Aug. 2, 2010, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • ASTM Standards
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Aug. 2, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Aug. 2, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Aug. 2, 2010, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Aug. 2, 2010, 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:
Yes
Facility Own Response Plan:
No
Specific Facility Response Plan:
Yes
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
Yes
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
Aug. 2, 2010
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(337) 721-3800
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:
No
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

This facility is subject to the EPA's SPCC regulation (40 CFR 112.7) and the release prevention procedures are discussed in more detail in the facility SPCC plan. The emergency response procedures are contained at the front of this plan and these procedures will be implemented in the event of an accidental release or the threat of such a release.

This facility processes natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), and oil from various field wells. High pressure gas from the wells is sent to a high pressure separator with the gas being routed to a glycol contact tower for drying and is then routed to the J.T. Unit. The J.T. Unit strips out NGL liquids which are stored in a 15,000 gallon pressurized bullet tank operating at approximately 100 psig. The NGL is removed from the facility by transfer to tank trucks. Liquids from the high pressure separator are routed to lower pressure separation vessels and the oil product is stored in five bulk atmospheric storage tanks (500 barrels each) and removed from the site via transfers to tank trucks. The facility is subject to the RMP requirements since it is a natural gas processing plant producing NGL and contains threshold quantities of regulated substances.

The facility contains 78,000 pounds of NGL and 115,500 of condensate. The NGL and oil products are a mixture of hydrocarbons consisting of methane, ethane, butane, isobutane, propane, pentane, and isopentane. For purposes of determining the largest weight on site, the highest density substance was used (butane for NGL and pentane for condensate).

Since this facility is a Program 2, a documented prevention program is required. This program is discussed in a "Chemical Accident Prevention Compliance Manual" along with a Operations and Maintenance Manual prepared for the facility. The prevention program does discuss both NGL and condensate which are the specific chemicals contained in an amount above the threshold quantity.

The facility has not experienced a release a
s defined in the regulation within the past five years.

Since this facility is a Program 2, a written emergency response program is required. This program is contained in Section 5.0 of the "Chemical Accident Prevention Compliance Manual" prepared for the facility. Further, emergency response procedures have been developed and are contained at the front of this RMP and these procedures will be implemented in the event of an accidental release or the threat of such a release. Basically, the instructions are to evacuate the facility and then notify the proper authorities.

At present time, there are no planned changes to improve safety.