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C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc.

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000224679
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
46553744

Location:

Address:
3301 Carbide Dr
Sulphur, LA 70665
County:
CALCASIEU
Lat / Long:
30.205, -93.333 (Get map)
Method:
Address Matching - House Number
Description:
Administrative Building
Horizonal accuracy:
1 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Steve Belshe
Phone:
(337) 842-3232
Address:
3301 Carbide Dr
Sulphur, LA 70665
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Steve Belshe
Title:
Owner

Emergency contact:

Name:
Steve Belshe
Title:
Owner
Phone:
(337) 842-3232
24-hour phone:
(337) 882-1580
Ext or PIN:
Email:
N/A

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(337) 882-1580
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Calcasieu Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
19
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:
Dec. 17, 2013
Inspecting Agency:
Fire Department
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Gas Chlorine
RMP ID:
1000048411
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
2
NAICS:
Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (42469)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Chlorine
7782-50-5
7,950
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
March 18, 2014
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000039217

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 Gas Chlorine)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
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 Gas Chlorine)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
Model used:
EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations
Wind speed (meters per sec):
0.50
Stability class:
F
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

Gas Chlorine, Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (42469)
Prevention Program ID:
1000032035
Safety Review Date
Oct. 14, 2013, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
, since latest RMP submission
Safety Regulations
  • OSHA (Ammonia)
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
Mitigation Systems
  • None
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classroom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 14, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 14, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Oct. 14, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Oct. 14, 2013, 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
Oct. 14, 2013
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
Oct. 14, 2013
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:
Oct. 14, 2013
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(337) 583-2365
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

Risk Management Plan

General Executive Summary for Wholesale Chemical Facilities



1. Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies



We at C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. are strongly 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.



2. The Stationary Source and the Regulated Substances Handled



Our facility's primary activities encompass WHOLESALE CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTOR. We have 1 regulated substance present at our facility. This substance is Chlorine. Chlorine is used for Resale to Municipalities for Potable Drinking Water.



3. The Worst Case Release Scenario(s) and the Alternative Release Scenario(s), including administrative controls and mitigation measures to limit the distances for each reported scenario.



To evacuate the worst case scenarios, we have used the EPA's OCA Guidance Reference Tables or Equations. For alternative release scenario analyses we have employed the same. The following paragraphs provide details of the chosen scenarios.



The worst case release scenario submitted for Program 2 toxic substances as a class involves a catastrophic release from Gas Chlorine. In this scenario 7950.50 lb. of Chlorine is released. The toxic gas released is assumed to form a 1-cm deep pool from which evaporation takes place. The entire pool is estimated to evaporate over 10 minutes. The released quantity has been limited to 100% of the maximum capacity of the source by a system of administrative controls. At Class F atmospheric stability and 1.5 m/s wind speed, the maximum distance of 12 miles is obtained corresponding to a toxic endpoint of 0.0087 mg/L.



4. The General Accidental Release
Prevention Program and the Chemical Specific Prevention Steps



Our facility has taken all the necessary steps to comply with the accidental release prevention requirement set out under 40 CFR part 68 of the EPA. The following sections briefly describe the elements of the release prevention program that is in place at our stationary source.



Process Safety Information

C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. maintains a detailed record of safety information that describes the chemical hazards, operating parameters and equipment designs associated with all processes.







Process Hazard Analysis

Our facility conducts comprehensive studies to ensure that hazards associated with our processes are identified and controlled efficiently. Any findings related to the hazard analysis are addressed in a timely manner. The most recent PHA/update was performed on 10/14/2013.



Operating Procedures

For the purposes of safely conducting activities within our covered processes, C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. 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 regularly reviewed and is readily accessible to operators involved in the process.



Training

C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. has a comprehensive training program in place to ensure that employees who are operating processes are competent in the operating procedures associated with the processes. Refresher training is provided at least every three (3) years and more frequently if needed.



Mechanical Integrity

C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. carries out highly documented maintenance checks on process equipment to ensure proper operations. Process equipment examined by these checks includes among others; pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping systems, relief and vent systems, emergency shutdown systems, controls
and pumps. Maintenance operations are carried out by qualified personnel with previous training in maintenance practices. Furthermore, these personnel are offered specialized training as needed. Any equipment deficiencies identified by the maintenance checks are corrected in a safe and timely manner.



Management of Change

Written procedures are in place at C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. to manage changes in process for chemicals, technology, equipment and procedures. The most recent review/revision of maintenance procedures was performed on 10/14/2013. Process operators, maintenance personnel or any other employee whose job tasks are affected by a modification in process conditions are promptly made aware of and offered training to deal with the modification.



Pre-startup Reviews

Pre-startup safety reviews related to new processes and to modifications in established processes are conducted as a regular practice at C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. The most recent review was performed on 05/20/2010. These reviews are conducted weekly to confirm that construction, equipment, operating and maintenance procedures are suitable for safe startup prior to placing equipment into operation.



Compliant Audits

C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. conducts audits on a regular basis to determine whether the provisions set out under the RMP rule are being implemented. The most recent compliance audit was conducted on 10/14/2013. These audits are carried out at least every year and any corrective actions required as a result of the audits are undertaken in a safe and prompt manner.









Incident Investigation

C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. promptly investigates any incident that has resulted in, or 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 five
(5) years.



Employee Participation

C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. truly believes that process safety management and accident prevention is a team effort. Company employees are strongly encouraged to express their views concerning accident prevention issues and to recommend improvements. In addition, our employees have access to all information created as part of the facility's implementation of the RMP rule, including information resulting from process hazard analyses in particular.



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. C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. has a strict policy of informing the contractors of known potential hazards related to the contractor's work and the processes. Contractors are also informed of all the procedures for emergency response should an accidental release of a regulated substance occur.



5. Five-year Accident History



C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc has had an excellent record of preventing accidental releases over the last five (5) years. Due to our stringent release prevention policies, there has been no accidental release during this period.



6. Emergency Response Plan



C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc. carries a written emergency response plan to deal with accidental releases of hazardous materials. The plan includes all aspects of emergency response including adequate first aid and medical treatment, evacuations, notification of local emergency response agencies and the public, as well as post-incident decontamination of affected areas.



To ensure proper functioning, our emergency response equipment is regularly inspected and serviced. In addition, the plan is promptly updated to reflect any pertinent changes taking place within our processes that would require a modified emergency response.



Calcasieu Parish LEPC is the Local Emergenc
y Planning Committee (LEPC) with which our emergency plan has been coordinated and verified.



7. Planned Changes to Improve Safety



Several developments and findings have resulted from the implementation of the various elements of our accidental release prevention program. These changes are implemented and will continue on an ongoing basis.