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Myriant Lake Providence, Inc.

Parent Companies:
Myriant Corporation
EPA Facility ID:
100000220398
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
833171197
Parent Company DUNS:
831308577

Location:

Address:
525 Port Road
Lake Providence, LA 71254
County:
EAST CARROLL
Lat / Long:
32.748, -91.168 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Storage Tank
Horizonal accuracy:
3 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Myriant Lake Providence
Phone:
(318) 559-0912
Address:
525 Port Road
Lake Providence, LA 71254
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Terry Brown
Title:
EHS Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Timothy Stafford
Title:
General Manager
Phone:
(318) 418-1940
24-hour phone:
(318) 418-1940
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(318) 559-0912
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
East Carroll Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
50
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:
Inspecting Agency:
Never had one
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Anhydrous Ammonia
RMP ID:
1000039364
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
255,600
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
ARCADIS, U.S., Inc.
Address:
222 South Main Street
Suite 300
Akron, OH 44320
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(330) 515-5660

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
March 1, 2013
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
1000032194

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Source no longer uses any regulated substance
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 Anhydrous Ammonia)
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:
  • 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 Anhydrous Ammonia)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
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:
  • Excess flow valve
  • Emergency shutdown
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • 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

Anhydrous Ammonia, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000034380
Safety Review Date
Nov. 27, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Sept. 26, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Excess Flow Device
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Dec. 26, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Dec. 20, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 6, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 7, 2012, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 14, 2012
Pre-startup Review Date
Feb. 7, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
None
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
Dec. 7, 2012
Hot Work Review Date
Dec. 14, 2012
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 14, 2012, 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:
(318) 559-2245
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
No
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
Yes
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

Executive Summary



Myriant Lake Providence, Inc. (Myriant) utilizes more than the threshold quantity of anhydrous ammonia (10,000 pounds) in their succinic acid bio-refinery processes. Therefore, the facility is required to submit a Risk Management Plan (RMP) as defined in 40 CFR Part 68.150. The anhydrous ammonia system at the facility is subject to RMP Program Level 3 requirements. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) RMP Rule requires that covered facilities prepare an Executive Summary. The following pages represent the Executive Summary, summarizing the items required as described in 40 CFR Part 68.155 (a) through (f).



?68.155(a) Accidental Release and Emergency Response Policies



Myriant has documented emergency response procedures in place, as documented in the facility's Emergency Response Plan (HSE-08) and Emergency Action Plan (HSE-07). This plan has been endorsed by Myriant staff responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility. Myriant has procedures in place, including both onsite activities and coordination with offsite responders, which must be followed in the event of an anhydrous ammonia leak. All personnel involved in handling anhydrous ammonia are trained with regard to ammonia safety and accident prevention.



?68.155(b) Stationary Source and Regulated Substances Handled



The stationary source subject to 40 CFR Part 68 is the Myriant Lake Providence, Inc. facility. The regulated substance handled is anhydrous ammonia.



?68.155(c) Accidental Release Prevention Program and Chemical-Specific Prevention Steps

Myriant has a documented Prevention Program for the anhydrous ammonia process that documents release prevention measures. These prevention measures include elements such as Process Safety Information, Process Hazard Analysis, Operating Procedures, Training, Mechanical Integrity, Management of Change, Pre-Startup Review, Compliance Audits, Incident Investigation, Employee Participation, Hot Wo
rk Permit and Contractors.



Myriant employees who are involved in anhydrous ammonia operations and maintenance are trained in specific procedures regarding handling and storage of anhydrous ammonia at the facility.



?68.155(d) Five-Year Accident History

Myriant is a new facility. As such, Myriant has had no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia in the last five years that have resulted in on-site injuries or off-site injuries or other impacts.



?68.155(e) Emergency Response Program

Myriant is a non-responding facility, as defined by USEPA (29 CFR Part 40 CFR Part 311). Therefore, Myriant has developed an Emergency Response Plan (EHS-08) and Emergency Action Plan (EHS-07)to ensure employee safety instead of an Emergency Response Program, as allowed by 40 CFR Part 68.90(b). The Myriant Emergency Response Plan / Emergency Action Plan outlines actions required to respond to an anhydrous ammonia emergency and has coordinated this plan with East Carroll Parish LEPC and East Carroll Parish Fire Department. Fire Department personnel are the designated first responders in the event of an anhydrous ammonia emergency at the Myriant facility. Myriant employees are not designated responders to an anhydrous ammonia release. As specified in 40 CFR Part 68.90, Myriant's Emergency Response Plan / Emergency Action Plan meets the exception listed in 40 CFR Part 68.90(b) and therefore, the facility is not required to have the Emergency Response Program of 40 CFR Part 68.95.



?68.155(f) Planned Changes to Improve Safety

Recommendations for safety improvements were identified in the Process Hazard Analysis which was conducted for the anhydrous ammonia process at the Myriant facility in September 2012. Recommended improvements for the Myriant facility were identified in three main categories: Standard Operating Procedures, Engineering/Maintenance, and Administrative. All safety improvements were made prior to startup and were investigated concerning their impacts o
n other systems and/or procedures prior to implementation. Additional recommendations may be made upon review of any accidents and/or when the Process Hazard Analysis is updated every five years or when a major process change is made.