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Labokay 11 #1

Parent Companies:
Samson Exploration, LLC
EPA Facility ID:
100000218953
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
0

Location:

Address:
1404 Creek Rd.
Vinton, LA 70668
County:
CALCASIEU
Lat / Long:
30.300, -93.558 (Get map)
Method:
GPS - Unspecified
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
10 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Samson Exploration, LLC
Phone:
(918) 879-0279
Address:
110 West 7th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119 -1076
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Steve Trujillo
Title:
Mgr Environmental Health & Safety

Emergency contact:

Name:
Matt Chesser
Title:
Superintendent
Phone:
(936) 336-2530
24-hour phone:
(409) 284-3457
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(877) 586-5215
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:

Refrigeration Plant
RMP ID:
1000036443
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
1
NAICS:
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction (211112)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Flammable Mixture
00-11-11
132,180
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Cherice Wheeler
Address:
110 West 7th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119 -1076
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(918) 879-9677

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Aug. 24, 2012
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
1000029888

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Source no longer uses any regulated substance
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:

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

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

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:
Yes
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
July 18, 2012
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(337) 743-6424
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

LABOKAY 11 #1 RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY



ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE POLICIES



Samson Exploration, LLC, has a long-standing commitment to workers and public safety. This commitment is demonstrated by the resources invested in accident prevention such as training personnel and considering safety in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of the facility's processes. The Samson policy is to implement reasonable controls to prevent foreseeable releases of substances.



The LaBokay 11 #1 Facility conditions the raw natural gas stream to make it suitable for sales. After bulk liquid separation, water is removed from the gas stream by means of glycol dehydration. Following glycol dehydration the gas stream is sent to a refrigeration skid to recover Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs). Any liquids that are removed from the natural gas stream through bulk separation are sent to a heater treater for three phase separation prior to being sent to atmospheric storage tanks. Liquids from the refrigeration plant are sent to a stabilizer tower. Liquids from the stabilizer tower go to the NGLs storage tank and are later transported offsite via tanker trucks. Gas leaving the refrigeration unit goes to pipeline. Any gases generated by the stabilization of natural gas liquids at the facility are compressed and re-circulated to the inlet of the facility.



The LaBokay 11 #1 Facility was evaluated to determine if any regulated flammable or toxic substances were present in the process and if they exceeded threshold quantity. All equipment and vessels are considered to be connected and/or co-located; consequently, all equipment and vessels can be considered as part of a single process. The identification of even a single vessel exceeding threshold quantity of a regulated flammable or toxic substance would subject a process to threshold determination for offsite consequence analysis.



Samson identified one flammable liquid mixture and zero regulat
ed toxic substances. The identification of this exceedance indicated that the LaBokay 11 #1 Facility is a covered process with a regulated substance subject to offsite consequence analysis.



Concerning the emergency response policy at the facility, the owner has made the decision that employees will respond to accidental releases of regulated substances and, if safe to do so, attempt to stop the source of the leak.



40 CFR 68.155 The owner or operator shall provide in the RMP an executive summary that includes a brief description of the following elements: (a) The accidental release prevention and emergency response policies at the stationary source. (b) The stationary source and regulated substances handled. (c) The general accidental release program and chemical specific prevention steps. (d) The five year accident history. (e) The emergency response program. (f) Planned changes to improve safety.



This facility processes Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) which are stored in one (1) 30,000 gallon pressurized bullet tank. The facility is subject to RMP requirements since it is a natural gas processing plant producing NGLs and contains threshold quantities of regulated substances as indicated in the following table:



Flammable Mixture Containing the following Regulated Substances:





Natural Gas

Regulated Quantity Percent

Substance (lbs) (>1%)

Ethane 10,000 17.227

Propane 10,000 41.013

i-Butane 10,000 13.167

n-Butane 10,000 12.151

i-Pentane 10,000 4.5341

n-Pentane 10,000 2.9145

Methane 3.00



Onsite lbs = (total gallons) x (lbs/gallons)

NGL lbs = 30,000 x 4.406 = 132,180 lbs



Since this facility is a Program 1, a documented prevention program is NOT required.



As documented in Section 2.1 of this plan, the facility has not experienced any accident
al releases that meet the criteria for an accidental release as discussed in 40 CFR 68.42 within the past five years.



This facility is a Program 1, and a written emergency response program is NOT required. However, since Samson employees will respond, emergency response procedures have been developed and are contained in this RMP. These procedures will be implemented in the event of an accidental release or the threat of such a release. Copies of this facility Emergency Response Plan are kept with operating personnel, at the local field office, Samson Intranet site and the corporate office. Employees will respond to accidental releases of regulated substances and, if safe to do so, attempt to stop the source of the leak. Emergency response activities are also coordinated with the local fire department as required in 40 CFR 68.12(b)(3).



PLANNED CHANGES TO IMPROVE SAFETY

Samson is committed to operating the LaBokay 11 #1 Facility in a safe manner for workers, the public, and the environment. Samson personnel have an opportunity to make suggestions that could improve the safety of the facility during regional safety meetings. Samson will also conduct compliance audits and hazard reviews as required and make improvements to safety, based on findings of the audits and reviews.