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North American Cold Storage, Inc.

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000238628
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
79424437

Location:

Address:
23202 Roemer Drive
Woodburn, IN 46797
County:
ALLEN
Lat / Long:
41.137, -84.842 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Map
Description:
Process Unit Area Centroid
Horizonal accuracy:
10 m
Horizontal reference datum:
World Geodetic System of 1984
Source map scale:
1

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Scott Parker
Phone:
(260) 632-0301
Address:
23202 Roemer Drive
Woodburn, IN 46797
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Scott Parker
Title:
President / Managing Partner

Emergency contact:

Name:
Scott Parker
Title:
President / Managing Partner
Phone:
(260) 632-0301
24-hour phone:
(260) 433-0975
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

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

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
34
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:

Ammonia Refrigeration
RMP ID:
1000086927
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
12,024
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Wagner-Meinert, LLC
Address:
7617 Freedom Way
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(260) 489-7555

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
April 23, 2018
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000069369

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 Ammonia Refrigeration)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres [ALOHA(R)]
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.0
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Urban
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 Ammonia Refrigeration)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres [ALOHA(R)]
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • Enclosures
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • 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

Ammonia Refrigeration, Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage (49312)
Prevention Program ID:
1000073478
Safety Review Date
March 16, 2018
PHA Update Date
Sept. 6, 2017
PHA Techniques
  • What if/Checklist
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Contamination
  • Equipment failure
  • Earthquake
  • Floods
  • Tornado
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Feb. 27, 2018
Training Review Date
Feb. 27, 2018
Maintenance Review Date
July 31, 2017
Maintenance Inspection Date
Jan. 26, 2018
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
June 12, 2017
Management of Change Review Date
Jan. 25, 2018
Pre-startup Review Date
Jan. 25, 2018
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 31, 2017
Hot Work Review Date
Oct. 24, 2017
Contractor Safety Review Date
Nov. 27, 2017
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
None

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:
No
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
Jan. 30, 2018
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(260) 632-9200
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:
No
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

1.0 RELEASE PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE POLICIES

North American Cold Storage, Inc. is a cold storage warehousing facility serving customers throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana that may have cold storage warehousing needs. North American Cold Storage, Inc. is located a 23202 Roemer Drive Woodburn, Indiana.



2.0 PROCESS DESCRIPTION AND REGULATED SUBSTANCES

North American Cold Storage, Inc. uses anhydrous ammonia for refrigeration of a variety of products. Anhydrous ammonia is subject to EPA regulation under 40 CFR 68, Accidental Release Risk Management (RMP) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and OSHA Regulation under 29 CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM). To date North American Cold Storage, Inc. has not experienced a release of ammonia involving consequences that affected employees, residents or the environment.



3.0 WORST-CASE AND ALTERNATIVE RELEASE SCENARIOS

The ammonia refrigeration systems have associated hazards that can potentially affect on-site employees and the general public off-site if there is a release from the system. Described below are the associated hazards for the regulated chemical. Though there are other scenarios possible, EPA only requires that one worst-case and one alternative scenario be reported for each process. See supporting letter for details the worst and alternate case release scenarios and other scenarios considered.



4.0 GENERAL ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM AND CHEMICAL-SPECIFIC PREVENTION STEPS

Pursuant to RMP/PSM regulations, North American Cold Storage, Inc. has developed a comprehensive PSM/RMP written program to protect employees and the surrounding community from exposure to the hazardous chemicals located on site. The facility completed an initial Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and subsequent 5 Year PHA Revalidations for the ammonia refrigeration system using the industry standard What-If Checklist Analysis developed through the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR). The
PHA's were completed using technical and operations staff from the facility as well as ammonia refrigeration contractors and Corporate Personnel.



North American Cold Storage, Inc.'s implementation of the PSM Program includes employee education in the hazards of ammonia and measures that can be used to reduce employee and community exposure to accidental releases. The plan includes a regular preventative maintenance program (mechanical integrity) for the ammonia system components, and a program for both pre-startup safety reviews and management of change (MOC) to the ammonia refrigeration system. The program also includes specific requirements safe work practices (such as safe approaches to welding and similar hot work), and safety requirements for contractors who may be hired to work on the refrigeration system.



5.0 FIVE-YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY

To date North American Cold Storage, Inc. has not experienced a release of ammonia involving consequences that affected employees, residents or the environment in the last five years.



6.0 EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM

North American Cold Storage, Inc. is committed to minimizing accidental releases from the refrigeration process at the Woodburn, IN facility. Facility Management is involved in the operation and maintenance of the refrigeration system. North American Cold Storage, Inc.'s employees are involved in the development of the PSM and RMP Programs. Management is committed to working with local agencies and the community to educate the public regarding the hazards of ammonia and to ensure a safe workplace and surrounding community. Specific questions regarding RMP compliance at North American Cold Storage, Inc. should be address to the President at the Woodburn facility.



7.0 PLANNED CHANGES TO IMPROVE SAFETY

North American Cold Storage, Inc. is committed to continuous improvement of our policies, procedures, and facility. It is the intention of North American Cold Storage, Inc. to remain an industry leader.
New technology, training techniques, and equipment are continuously being added to our system.