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Mere No. 1 Production Facility

Parent Companies:
Mayne & Mertz, Inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000213119
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
8 miles south of Sulphur, LA
Sulphur, LA 70605
County:
CALCASIEU
Lat / Long:
30.135, -93.315 (Get map)
Method:
Global Positioning System (GPS) Carrier Phase Static Relative Positioning Technique
Description:
Storage Tank
Horizonal accuracy:
1 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:
Scott Pullen
Title:
Operations Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Mike Savant
Title:
Contract Operator
Phone:
(337) 515-0869
24-hour phone:
(337) 515-0869
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:

Oil and NGL Extraction
RMP ID:
1000021604
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction (211111)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Butane
106-97-8
63,000
No
Pentane
109-66-0
140,000
No
Ethane
74-84-0
44,400
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
HLP Engineering
Address:
117 Park Center
Broussard, LA 70518
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(337) 839-1075

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Oct. 19, 2010
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
1000017496

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 Oil and NGL Extraction)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Blast walls
Public OCA Chemical (in Oil and NGL Extraction)
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 Oil and NGL Extraction)
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 Oil and NGL Extraction)
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

Oil and NGL Extraction, Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Prevention Program ID:
1000014730
Safety Review Date
Aug. 25, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • ASTM Standards
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Equipment failure
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Automatic Shutoffs
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Aug. 25, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Aug. 25, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Aug. 25, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Aug. 25, 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
Oil and NGL Extraction, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction (211111)
Prevention Program ID:
1000014731
Safety Review Date
Aug. 25, 2009, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • ASTM Standards
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Equipment failure
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Automatic Shutoffs
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Aug. 25, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Aug. 25, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Aug. 25, 2009, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Aug. 25, 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:
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. 25, 2009
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(337) 437-3512
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:
No
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

This facility is aware of the requirements in the areas of Safety, Hazard Reviews, written Operating Procedures, Training, Maintenance, Compliance Audits, and Incident Investigations. To assist with ongoing compliance, a "Chemical Accident Prevention Compliance Manual" has been prepared and implemented. Concerning the emergency response policy at the facility, the owner has made the decision that employees will not respond to accidental releases of regulated substances and will instead evacuate.

This facility processes natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), and oil from the Mere No. 1 well. High pressure gas from the well 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 inlet of the gas plant (JT separator). The gas plant strips out NGL liquids which are stored in a single 12,000 gallon pressurized bullet tank operating at approximately 250 psig. The NGL is removed from the facility by transfers to tank trucks. Liquids from the high pressure separator are routed to lower pressure separation vessels and the oil product is stored in two bulk atmospheric storage tanks (300 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 volume of NGL is estimated at 62,400 lbs of butane and the volume of condensate is estimated at 138,600 lbs of pentane. 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" 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 as 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.