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Martin Brower

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000233295
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
57861650

Location:

Address:
15900 Industry Way
Walker, LA 70785
County:
LIVINGSTON
Lat / Long:
30.501, -90.821 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Satellite
Description:
Storage Tank
Horizonal accuracy:
40 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Martin Brower
Phone:
(800) 535-8080
Address:
15900 Industry Way
Walker, LA 70785
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Ashley Woodward
Title:
Quality Assurance Supervisor

Emergency contact:

Name:
Larry Daigle
Title:
General Manager
Phone:
(225) 267-1400
24-hour phone:
(225) 413-4998
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Livingston Parish LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
180
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:
1000075373
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
12,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Innovative Refrigeration Systems
Address:
373 Mt. Torrey Rd.
Lyndhurst, VA 22952
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(540) 941-1999

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Nov. 2, 2016
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
No
RMP ID:
1000060167

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other
Other Reason:
intended inventory of 12,000lbs.the actual amount loaded was 8,499lbs.

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:
Urban
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:
Urban
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

Anhydrous Ammonia, Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Prevention Program ID:
1000063346
Safety Review Date
July 19, 2016, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
July 19, 2016, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • What if/Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Earthquake
  • Floods
  • Tornado
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • None
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Oral Test
Procedure Review Date
July 19, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
July 19, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
July 19, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Nov. 2, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
July 19, 2016
Pre-startup Review Date
Nov. 1, 2016
Compliance Audit Date
None
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
July 19, 2016
Hot Work Review Date
July 19, 2016
Contractor Safety Review Date
July 19, 2016, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
July 19, 2016, 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:
(225) 664-7102
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

Martin Brower



Risk Management Plan Executive Summary



General Executive Summary:



1. Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies:

We at Martin Brower are committed to employee, public and environmental safety. This commitment is demonstrated by our comprehensive accidental release prevention program that covers areas such as the 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. Unforeseeable, if such a release does occur; our highly trained employees are on hand to control and mitigate the effects of the release. We are also completely coordinated with Walker Fire Department which provide our emergency response services.



2. The Stationary Source and the Regulated Substances Handled:

We have one regulated substance present at our facility. This substance is Ammonia (anhydrous). The maximum inventory of Ammonia (anhydrous) that is expected to be present in this facility, based on Process/operational requirements, is 12,000 pounds.



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

Our facility has taken the following steps as required by 40 CFR Part 68 of the EPA, and the OSHA PSM Standard under 29 CFR 1910.119. Our facility is also subject to EPCRA Section 302 reporting requirements. The following sections briefly describe the elements of the release prevention program that is in place at our facility.



Process Safety Information:

Our facility keeps comprehensive Process Safety Information (PSI) documentation on the ammonia process at the Martin Brower facility. This PSI assists the employee operators and outside contractors in understanding the ammonia process so they can operate and maintain the refrigeration system in a safe efficient manner. PSI is available to all employees.



Proces
s Hazard Analysis:

Our facility conducts comprehensive studies to ensure that hazards associated with our process are identified and controlled efficiently. The methodology used to carry out these analyses is the What if/Checklist Study. The studies are undertaken by a team of qualified personnel with expertise in engineering and process operations and are revalidated at a regular interval of every five years. The process hazard analysis is also revalidated when there is an extensive change in the process. Any findings related to the hazard analysis are addressed in a timely manner.



Operating Procedures:

Martin Brower maintains written operating procedures. These procedures address various modes of operation such as initial start-up, normal operations, temporary operations, emergency shutdown, emergency operations, normal shutdown, and start-up after a turnaround. The information is regularly reviewed and is readily accessible to operators involved in the process.



Training:

Martin Brower has a comprehensive training program in place to ensure that employees who are operating processes are competent in the operating procedures associated with these processes. New employees involved in the process receive basic classroom training in process operations, followed by on-the-job supervision until they are deemed competent to work independently. Refresher training is provided at least every 3 years and more frequently as needed.



Mechanical Integrity:

Martin Brower carries out highly documented maintenance checks on process equipment to ensure proper operation. Process equipment examined by these checks includes pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping system, relief and vent systems, emergency shutdown systems, controls and pumps. Qualified personnel carry out maintenance operations with special training in maintenance practices. Furthermore, these personnel are given specialized training as needed. Any equipment deficiencies identified by the maintenance check
s are corrected in a timely manner.



Management of Change:

Written procedures are in place at Martin Brower to manage change in process chemicals, technology, equipment and processes. Process operators, maintenance personnel, or any other employees whose job tasks are affected by a modification in process operations, are promptly made aware of, and given, training to deal with the modifications.



Pre-Startup Reviews:

Pre-startup reviews related to new processes, and to modifications in established processes are conducted as a regular practice at Martin Brower These reviews are conducted to confirm that construction, equipment, operating and maintenance procedures are suitable for safe start-up prior to placing equipment into operation.



Compliance Audits:

Martin Brower 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 three years and any corrective actions required as a result of the audits are undertaken in a safe and timely manner.



Incident Investigation:

Martin Brower 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 recurring. All reports are retained for a minimum of 5 years.



Employee Participation:

Martin Brower believes that process safety management and accident prevention are a team effort. Employees are strongly urged 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 analysis, in particular.



Contractors:

On occasion, Martin Brower hires contractors to conduct specialized mainten
ance and construction activities. Prior to selecting a contractor, a thorough evaluation of the contractor's safety performance is completed. Martin Brower has a strict policy of informing contractors of known potential hazards related to the contractor's work and the process. Contractors are also informed of all the procedures for emergency notification and evacuation, should an accidental release of a regulated substance occur.



4. 5-Year Accident History:

This facility has not had any accidental releases from covered processes that have resulted in deaths, injuries, or significant property damage on site, or known offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage during the past 5 years.



5. Emergency Response Plan:

Martin Brower is included in the written community emergency response plan. This facility has its own emergency action plan. The emergency action plan includes specific actions to be taken in response to accidental releases of regulated substances. The emergency action plan includes procedures for informing the public and local response agencies of a chemical release. The emergency action plan includes information on emergency health care.

The local agency coordinating the facility emergency response plan is Walker Fire Department.

225-664-7102



6. Planned Changes to Improve Safety:

Several developments and findings have resulted from the implementation of the various elements of our accidental release prevention program. We will continue our annual facility evacuation drills and planning/training site visits with Walker Fire Department in the future.