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Med South Water Facility

Parent Companies:
City of Opelousas Water Department
EPA Facility ID:
100000215545
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
241 Lazaro Blvd.
Opelousas, LA 70570
County:
ST. LANDRY
Lat / Long:
30.470, -92.081 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Process Unit
Horizonal accuracy:
39.7 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
City of Opelousas
Phone:
(337) 948-2555
Address:
PO Box 1879
436 W. Park Ave.
Opelousas, LA 70570
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Israel Roberts
Title:
Water Plant Supervisor

Emergency contact:

Name:
Israel Roberts
Title:
Water Plant Supervisor
Phone:
(337) 948-2555
24-hour phone:
(337) 447-0450
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(337) 948-2555
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
St. Landry Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
0
Covered by OSHA PSM:
No
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Sept. 9, 2011
Inspecting Agency:
Fire Department
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Chlorination
RMP ID:
1000074806
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (22131)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
8,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
MunicipalH2O - Benjamin Clardy
Address:
650 South Shackleford Road
Suite 325
Little Rock, AR 72211 -3546
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(800) 897-9425

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Oct. 19, 2016
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000059918

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 Chlorination)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
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:
Rural
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 Chlorination)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown

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

Chlorination, Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (22131)
Prevention Program ID:
1000046810
Safety Review Date
Sept. 6, 2016, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • None
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic Release
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None Recommended
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Sept. 6, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Sept. 6, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Sept. 6, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Sept. 7, 2016, 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
Sept. 6, 2016
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Dec. 6, 2016
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:
(337) 948-2542
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

City of Opelousas

Med South Water Facility

RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY





1.0 Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility is committed to the safety of our workers, the public, and the environment. The resources invested in the prevention of accidental releases of hazardous substances demonstrate this commitment. The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility implements reasonable controls, such as training of personnel and the safe design, installation, operation and maintenance of our processes. Our policy is to make every effort to prevent the release of hazardous substances but in the event of a release, our trained personnel and local emergency response agencies will respond to control and contain the release in a manner that will be safe for workers and will help prevent injuries to the public or the environment.





2.0 Description of The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility and Regulated Substances



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility handles one substance regulated by the Risk Management Plan Rule (RMP Rule) in quantities above the Threshold Quantity. This substance is:



* Chlorine - stored in 1 ton cylinders and used for disinfection of the water prior to distribution.







3.0 Hazard Assessment



The RMP Rule requires The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility to perform a Hazard Assessment of the regulated substances stored and used in the covered processes at the facility. This Hazard Assessment includes an offsite consequence analysis for the following scenarios:



* One worst-case and one alternative release scenario for the toxic substance chlorine for the chlorination process unit at the facility.



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility completed a Hazard Assessment for the covered processes and the results have been appropriately communicated to the local emergency response agencies. The Hazard Assessment has been re
cently updated to reflect changes in population.





4.0 Accidental Release Prevention Program and Chemical-Specific Prevention Steps



The RMP Rule requires that a prevention program be established for The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility chlorination processes. The following details the prevention program elements at The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility that apply to these processes.



4.1 Safety Information



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility maintains a variety of technical documents that are used to help ensure safe operation of The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility processes. Material safety data sheets (MSDSs) document the physical and chemical properties of hazardous substances handled at The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility, including the chlorine in the covered process. The engineering design documents include the operating parameters, the design basis and configuration of the equipment in each covered process, and references to applicable codes and standards.





4.2 Hazard Review



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility performs and periodically updates hazard reviews of the covered processes to help identify and control process hazards. Checklists are used to guide the hazard review. These checklists include items to help ensure The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility operates and maintains the equipment in a manner consistent with the applicable design specifications, codes, standards, and regulations.



4.3 Operating Procedures



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility develops and maintains operating procedures to define how tasks related to process operations should be performed. The operating procedures are used to:



1. train employees and contractors, and

2. serve as reference guides for appropriate actions to take during both normal and abnormal process conditions.



4.4 Training



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility trains personnel in the op
erating procedures to help ensure safe and effective performance of their assigned tasks. A record of all training is maintained to help ensure new and refresher training is provided on a timely basis.



4.5 Maintenance



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility properly maintains the equipment in our processes. The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility maintenance program includes:



1. procedures to safely guide workers in their maintenance tasks,

2. worker training in the maintenance procedures, and

3. inspection and testing program to help identify equipment deterioration and damage before equipment fails.



4.6 Compliance Audits



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility performs periodic (at least every three years) audits of covered processes to verify the processes are operating in compliance with the requirements of the RMP Rule. A compliance audit report is prepared after each audit, and any deficiencies noted by the audit are corrected in a timely manner.





4.7 Incident Investigations



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility investigates all incidents that could reasonably have resulted in a serious injury to personnel, the public, or the environment. The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility trains employees to identify and report any and all incidents requiring investigation. An investigation team is assembled and the investigation is initiated within 48 hours of the incident. The results of the investigation are documented, recommendations are resolved, and appropriate process enhancements are implemented.



4.8 Chemical-specific Prevention Steps - Chlorine



Industry standards are followed at The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility to help ensure safe handling of chlorine. The vendor supplies chlorine via a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved truck and in DOT approved 1 ton cylinders. The process equipment is designed and constructed with state-of-the-art materials and technology utilizi
ng the standards and guidelines of the Chlorine Institute, American Water Works Association, ASME, ANSI, and other applicable codes. Workers who perform operations involving chlorine receive training emphasizing safe handling procedures according to the guidelines required by The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility.





5.0 Five Year Accident History



There has been no accidents or incidents that resulted in injuries to employee, the public, or the environment at The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility in the past five years.





6.0 Emergency Response Programs



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility has prepared a written emergency response plan that complies with the RMP Rule, other federal standards and industry guidelines. This plan has been communicated to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and local fire department. The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility periodically conducts emergency drills to test our emergency plan and coordinate these drills with the local fire department.





7.0 Planned Changes to Improve Safety



The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility continuously attempts to improve the safety of our processes to protect our employees, the public and the environment. The City of Opelousas Med South Water Facility incident investigations, employee suggestions and improvements in technology are utilized to update the safety aspects of the processes.