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RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

Risk Management Plan (RMP)

 

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EPA Clean Air Act 112(r) requires the implementation of this plan to prevent accidental releases of regulated substances and to reduce the severity of those releases that do occur.

 

Ammonia Threshold Quantities: A process is regulated if a listed substance is present in amounts greater than it’s threshold quantity.

 

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Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3) = 10,000 lbs

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Ammonium Hydroxide (NH4OH) = 20,000 lbs (20% NH3 or greater)

 

R. M. Technologies will complete all written portions of this program in accordance with applicable regulations; work with safety personnel to submit the necessary parts of the program to the proper governing agency and aid in the implementation of the program parts. 

 

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The following is a listing and brief description of the criteria and requirements for each of the three programs defined in the RMP program.

 

PROGRAM

CRITERIA

REQUIREMENTS

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No off-site accident history in the five (5) years prior to RMP submittal date.

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No public receptors in the worst-case scenario circle.

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Worst-Case Analysis

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Five (5) Year Accident History

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Certify no additional steps are needed

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Emergency response is coordinated with local responders.

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The process is not eligible for Programs 1 or 3.

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Worst-Case Analysis

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Alternative Releases

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Five (5) Year Accident History

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Document Management System

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Process Safety Information

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Process Hazard Review

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Operating Procedures

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Training

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Maintenance

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Incident Investigation

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Compliance Audit

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Process is subject to OSHA’s PSM program.

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Process is in SIC Code 2611, 2812, 2819, 2821, 2865, 2869, 2873, 2879 or 2911.

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Worst-Case Analysis

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Alternative Releases

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Five (5) Year Accident History

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Document Management System

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Process Safety Information

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Process Hazard Review

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Operating Procedures

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Training

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Maintenance

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Incident Investigation

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Compliance Audit

 

 

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