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New Orleans Cold Storage and Warehousing LTD

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000217623
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
Henry Clay Avenue Wharf
New Orleans, LA 70115
County:
ORLEANS
Lat / Long:
29.916, -90.130 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Storage Tank
Horizonal accuracy:
10 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
New Orleans Cold Storage
Phone:
(504) 214-4567
Address:
Henry Clay Avenue Wharf
New Orleans, LA 70115
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Randy Scarpero
Title:
VP Operations

Emergency contact:

Name:
Eric Alejos
Title:
Plant Engineer
Phone:
(504) 944-4400
24-hour phone:
(985) 710-6117
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Orleans Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
55
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:
March 15, 2012
Inspecting Agency:
Fire Department
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Program Level 3
RMP ID:
1000033884
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
23,500
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:
April 11, 2012
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000027756

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 Program Level 3)
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:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • 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 Program Level 3)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP Guidance for Ammonia Refrigeration Reference Tables or Equations
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:
  • 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

Program Level 3, Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Prevention Program ID:
1000029616
Safety Review Date
Feb. 28, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Feb. 29, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if/Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Floods
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
Procedure Review Date
Feb. 28, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Feb. 28, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Feb. 28, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
March 15, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
Feb. 28, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
None
Compliance Audit Date
None
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Feb. 28, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
Feb. 28, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
None, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
None, since latest RMP submission

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:
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:
(504) 565-7800
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

New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf 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 refrigeration personnel are coordinated with the Hazmat/Fire Department which provides emergency response expertise.



Stationary Source and the Regulated Substances Handled

Our facility's primary activities revolve around the storage and distribution of products. Anhydrous ammonia is the only regulated substance present at our facility. The entire ammonia inventory is attributed to its use as a refrigerant.



Worst Case Release Scenario and the Alternative Release Scenario. Information pertaining to the off-site consequences is located within the Risk Management Program at our facility.



Prevention Program: 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. The following sections briefly describe the elements of the release prevention program that is in place at our stationary source.



Process Safety Information

New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf 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 analyses 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, New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf 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

New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf 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

New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf 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 New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf to manage changes in process chemicals, technology, equipment and procedures. Process operators, maintenance personnel and all other employees whose job tasks are affected by a change in a process are prompt
ly 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 New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf. The 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

New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf 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

New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf 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

New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf 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. New Orlean
s Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf has a strict policy of informing 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

New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf has an excellent record of preventing accidental releases over the last 5 years. This facility is expected to continue this exemplary record.



Emergency Response Plan

New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehousing LTD-Henry Clay Avenue Wharf has a written emergency action plan to deal with accidental releases of hazardous materials. The plan includes employee evacuations, notification of local emergency response agencies and the public, as well as a post-incident investigation. The Hazmat/Fire Department is the agency with which our emergency plan has been coordinated and verified.