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Kroger - Bouldercrest


Facility #1 : Kroger - Bouldercrest

Basic Facility Info facility_Basic_Facility_Info help link help link  
Facility ID100000028695
Deregistered (Yes/No)No
Facility NameKroger - Bouldercrest
Street Address Line 13475 International Park Drive
Zip Code30316
CountyDeKalb County
113th Congressional DistrictGA05: Georgia 5
Owner or Operator NameAmericold Logistics, LLC
Parent CompanyAmericold Logistics, LLC
Number of RMP Submissions5

Most Recent Submission Info facility_Most_Recent_Submission_Info help link help link  
RMP ID1000001169
Submission Typerevised submission for facility
Submission Date05/12/2009
Reason For Submission5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Process Toxic Amount Total (lbs)22,000
Process Flammable Amount Total (lbs)0
Process Amount Total (lbs)22,000
Number of Potential Offsite Consequence Processes1
Potential Offsite Consequence Toxic Amount Total (lbs)22,000
Potential Offsite Consequence Flammable Amount Total (lbs)0
Potential Offsite Consequence Amount Total (lbs)22,000
All Process NAICS49312
Exec Summary Submission Date05/12/2009

Executive Summary facility_Executive_Summary help link help link (Facility #1 : Kroger - Bouldercrest, executive summary: all)

Executive Summary

Executive Summary


Atlanta - Bouldercrest


ATLAS COLD STORAGE Management has elected to implement the requirements of the Risk Management Plan at all locations in order to operate each facility in accordance with regulations and support of best industry standards. The ultimate objective is to minimize the risk of an accidental ammonia release. The facility management has developed an Emergency Response Plan along with training to ensure a fast and efficient response in the event of an accidental hazardous material release, fire or other emergency situation.

In order to prevent a potential accidental ammonia release at any ATLAS facilities, the Company has an ongoing review process for design and operating procedures. This assists in ensuring the refrigeration systems comply with OSHA, EPA and other local, state and federal regulatory agency safety standards, as well as its own internal standards.

ATLAS COLD STORAGE has a rigorous emergency response training program that follows the guidelines of federal, state and local regulatory agencies. The management believes that cooperative emergency response training must include company employees, local emergency responders and regulatory agency people in order to provide a safe workplace and a safe environment. In an emergency, all personnel are trained to cooperate with fellow employees and other support personnel as directed by the Emergency Response Incident Commander.

ATLAS COLD STORAGE Bouldercrest is a refrigerated warehousing facility. The large majority of products stored are refrigerated foods for human consumption and inherently pose no known environmental or safety risks. Ammonia, a regulated substance, is the commonly used refrigerant in industrial refrigeration systems that maintain low storage temperature and can be safely managed by trained operators. The ammonia refrigeration process functions within a closed piping networ
k serving the facility operations. The refrigeration system in this facility contains approximately 22000 pounds of ammonia inventory for this process.

In accordance with the EPA's requirements, various accidental release scenarios are performed in order to develop a radius of potential impact around the facility. The primary purpose of this is to assist the local Emergency Planning Commission with additional information if an accidental release was to occur. The release model used was the EPA supplied RMP *Comp, Atlas Cold Storage also uses ALOHA for internal training on release modeling.

In the worst case scenario, a pipe at the high pressure receiver liquid outlet is broken allowing the entire liquid ammonia charge of that receiver to be released in ten minutes.


Based on the RMP *Comp models, this scenario could have a potential offsite area of concern extending to a radius of .9 mile.

In an alternate scenario, a relief valve opens from some process upset and allows a ten minute release of ammonia gas from the high pressure receiver. Based on the RMP * Comp model, this scenario could present a potential offsite area of concern extending to a radius of .1 miles.

These release scenario plans are maintained at the site and are used for training and provide information for Responders and for the LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE.

ATLAS is committed to a safe management and operation of the closed Ammonia Refrigeration System. Maintenance employees are trained to observe operational procedures designed to be as fail-safe as possible to prevent accidental release of ammonia at any time. Should any accidental release occur, all maintenance employees are certified Emergency Hazardous Material Responders and are required to observe safe emergency response procedures.
They are trained to work in conjunction with the local Emergency Planning Commission to minimize the impact of any accidental release.

As part of the Atlas safety program, we have adopt
ed the OSHA Process Safety Management Plan as an integral part of our base safety manual. The OSHA PSM Program has been implemented and covers the entire scope of safe operation procedures of the ammonia refrigeration system from start-up and normal operations to potential emergency response operations and subsequent clean-up and restoration of systems. Normal operations rely on the following:

A The Maintenance Management Procedures are used to perform preventive maintenance and to maintain records of all maintenance work performed. This helps to ensure that the closed ammonia system continues to work safely, reliably and efficiently in the originally intended manner.

A Any set specifications of systems temperature, pressure, level or power interruption, that are exceeded or violated will normally trigger an alarm and safety shutdown. Maintenance technicians are notified of a deviation from normal operation specifications through indicator or alarm systems.

A In the event of deviations, technicians are trained to analyze the situation, follow personal safety procedures at all times, determine that everything is under control and correct problems and/or deviations.

A If a problem cannot be corrected immediately, the equipment needing repair service will be safely locked out of service until such time as repairs have been completed.


A If a problem cannot be safely handled by the Maintenance Personnel, procedures are in place to obtain the required resources to correct the situation.

During the past five years there have been no accidental releases at this facility.


A Written procedures for emergency operations include emergency evacuation procedures, emergency shutdown instructions, emergency response training expectations, emergency response unit coordination plans, regulatory agency notification and other pertinent information.

A The emergency Response Plan is for ma
naging emergency responses. It identifies response teams, assigns specific emergency tasks to each team, provides emergency contact information and sets up procedures for recovery of information systems. It also provides forms for logging emergency operations from beginning to end of these operations and forms to facilitate a systematic incident investigation and corrective measures to prevent recurrence of a similar incident.

A The emergency Response Training program includes all maintenance employees and local emergency responders. This establishes an effective and informed emergency response team that is familiar with systems and potential hazards in each Atlas facility.

It is the intent of Atlas Cold Storage to not only meet any regulatory requirement, but also take a pro-active approach into implementing these requirements as part of a working safety plan. Atlas Cold Storage is in a constant review process of its operations and industry standards to provide a safe working environment for our employees, customers and neighbors.

Although this facility is below the threshold requirement for filing purposes, Atlas has elected to complete these forms as part of its internal safety policy. In order to insure consistent safety practices for all sites, Atlas Cold Storage establishes OSHA Process Safety Management, EPA Risk Management and Industry Standards as integral parts of its safety programs. Therefore new acquisitions are in standard safety practices.
Submission - Other Facility Info facility_Submission_-_Other_Facility_Info help link help link  
Number of Full Time Employees350
Owner or Operator NameAmericold Logistics, LLC
Owner or Operator Address Line 110 Glenlake Parkway, Suite 800
Owner or Operator CityAtlanta
Owner or Operator StateGA
Owner or Operator Zip30028
Parent Dun and Bradstreet Number0
Second Parent Dun and Bradstreet Number0
Number of Full Time Employees350
Number of FTE CBI FlagNo
Covered by OSHA PSM StandardYes
Covered by EPCRA Section 302Yes
Covered by CAA Title VNo
Last Safety Inspection Date03/19/2002
Last Safety Inspection ByFire Department
OSHA Star or Merit RankingNo
LEPC NameGeorgia State DNR

Submission - Contact Info facility_Submission_-_Contact_Info help link help link (Facility #1 : Kroger - Bouldercrest, RMP submission #1 : 2009-05-12)
Owner or Operator Phone6784411400
Facility Phone4042441111
Facility Dun and Bradstreet Number0
RMP ContactMike Elliott
RMP Contact TitleSE Regional Compliance Manager
RMP Contact

Submission - Additional Info facility_Submission_-_Additional_Info help link help link  
RMP Complete FlagYes
Predictive FilingNo
No RMP Accidents Last 5 YearsNo
Complete Check Date02/21/2012
Postmark Date05/12/2009
Anniversary Date05/12/2014
Confidential Business InformationNo

Submission - Lat/Long Info facility_Submission_-_Lat_Long_Info help link help link  
Valid Lat/LongYes
Lat/Long MethodInterpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Lat/Long Location TypePlant Entrance (General)
FRS Latitude33.68
FRS Longitude-84.32

Submission - Counts and Totals facility_Submission_-_Counts_and_Totals help link help link (Facility #1 : Kroger - Bouldercrest, RMP submission #1 : 2009-05-12)
Number of RMP Accidents0
RMP Accident Flammable Total (lbs)0
RMP Accident Toxic Total (lbs)0
RMP Accident Amount Total (lbs)0
Number of RMP Accidents0
Number of Processes1
Number of Process Chemicals0
Number of Toxic Worst-case Scenarios1
Number of Toxic Alternate Case Scenarios1
Number of Flammable Worst-case Scenarios0
Number of Flammable Alternate Case Scenarios0
RMP Accident Flammable Total (lbs)0
RMP Accident Toxic Total (lbs)0
RMP Accident Amount Total (lbs)0
Total RMP Accident Deaths0
Total RMP Accident Injuries0
Total RMP Accident Evacuated/Sheltering In Place0
Total RMP Accident Property Damage$0

Processes facility_Processes help link help link (Facility #1 : Kroger - Bouldercrest, RMP submission #1 : 2009-05-12, process #1 : Ammonia Refrigeration #1)
Process DescriptionAmmonia Refrigeration #1
Program Level3
Confidential Business InformationNo
Toxic Amount Total (lbs)22,000
Flammable Amount Total (lbs)0
Process Amount Total (lbs)22,000
Number of Process Chemicals0
Number of Toxic Worst-Case Scenarios1
Number of Toxic Alternate Scenarios1
Number of Flammable Worst-Case Scenarios0
Number of Flammable Alternate Scenarios0

Process Chemicals facility_Process_Chemicals help link help link  
Process Chemical IDAmmonia (anhydrous)
CAS number007664417
Chemical TypeToxic
Process Chemical Amount (lbs)22,000
Confidential Business InformationNo

Process Chemicals facility_Process_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : Kroger - Bouldercrest, RMP submission #1 : 2009-05-12, process #1 : Ammonia Refrigeration #1, process chemical #2)
Process Chemical IDPublic OCA Chemical
CAS number000000000
Process Chemical Amount (lbs)0
Confidential Business InformationNo

Worst-Case Toxic Scenarios facility_Worst-Case_Toxic_Scenarios help link help link  
Physical StateGas liquified by pressure
Model UsedEPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Release Duration (minutes)10
Wind Speed (meters/sec)1.5
Atmospheric Stability ClassF
Passive Mitigation - DikesNo
Passive Mitigation - EnclosuresNo
Passive Mitigation - BermsNo
Passive Mitigation - DrainsNo
Passive Mitigation - SumpsNo
Confidential Business InformationNo

Alternate Case Toxic Scenarios facility_Alternate_Case_Toxic_Scenarios help link help link (Facility #1 : Kroger - Bouldercrest, RMP submission #1 : 2009-05-12, process #1 : Ammonia Refrigeration #1, process chemical #2, alternate toxic scenario #1)
Physical StateGas liquified by pressure
Model UsedEPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind Speed3
Atmospheric Stability ClassD
Passive Mitigation - DikesNo
Passive Mitigation - EnclosuresNo
Passive Mitigation - BermsNo
Passive Mitigation - DrainsNo
Passive Mitigation - SumpsNo
Active Mitigation - SprinklersYes
Active Mitigation - Deluge SystemsNo
Active Mitigation - Water CurtainNo
Active Mitigation - NeutralizationNo
Active Mitigation - Excess Flow ValvesNo
Active Mitigation - FlaresNo
Active Mitigation - ScrubbersNo
Active Mitigation - Emergency ShutdownYes
Confidential Business InformationNo

Process NAICS facility_Process_NAICS help link help link (Facility #1 : Kroger - Bouldercrest, RMP submission #1 : 2009-05-12, process #1 : Ammonia Refrigeration #1, process NAICS code #1 : 49312)
NAICS Code49312: Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage

Prevention Program 3 facility_Prevention_Program_3 help link help link  
Safety Info Review Date11/01/2006
PHA Update Date02/16/2012
PHA Technique - What IfYes
PHA Technique - ChecklistNo
PHA Technique - What If/ChecklistNo
PHA Technique - HAZOPNo
PHA Technique - FMEANo
PHA Technique - FTANo
PHA Change Completion Date06/01/2012
Hazard Identified - Toxic ReleaseYes
Hazard Identified - FireNo
Hazard Identified - ExplosionNo
Hazard Identified - Runaway ReactionNo
Hazard Identified - PolymerizationNo
Hazard Identified - OverpressureYes
Hazard Identified - CorrosionYes
Hazard Identified - OverfillingYes
Hazard Identified - ContaminationNo
Hazard Identified - Equipment FailureYes
Hazard Identified - Cooling LossYes
Hazard Identified - EarthquakeNo
Hazard Identified - FloodNo
Hazard Identified - TornadoYes
Hazard Identified - HurricaneNo
Process Controls - VentsNo
Process Controls - Relief ValvesYes
Process Controls - Check ValvesYes
Process Controls - ScrubbersNo
Process Controls - FlaresNo
Process Controls - Manual ShutoffsYes
Process Controls - Auto ShutoffsYes
Process Controls - InterlocksYes
Process Controls - AlarmsYes
Process Controls - Keyed BypassNo
Process Controls - Emergency AirNo
Process Controls - Emergency PowerNo
Process Controls - Backup PumpNo
Process Controls - GroundingNo
Process Controls - Inhibitor AdditionNo
Process Controls - Rupture DisksNo
Process Controls - Excess Flow DevicesNo
Process Controls - Quench SystemNo
Process Controls - Purge SystemNo
Process Controls - NoneNo
Mitigation Systems - SprinklersYes
Mitigation Systems - DikesNo
Mitigation Systems - Fire WallsNo
Mitigation Systems - Blast WallsNo
Mitigation Systems - Deluge SystemsNo
Mitigation Systems - Water CurtainsNo
Mitigation Systems - EnclosureYes
Mitigation Systems - NeutralizationNo
Mitigation Systems - NoneNo
Monitoring Systems - Process AreaYes
Monitoring Systems - PerimeterNo
Monitoring Systems - NoneNo
Changes Since PHA - Reduced InventoryNo
Changes Since PHA - Increased InventoryYes
Changes Since PHA - Process ParametersNo
Changes Since PHA - Process ControlsYes
Changes Since PHA - Process DetectionYes
Changes Since PHA - Perimeter MonitoringNo
Changes Since PHA - Mitigation SystemsNo
Changes Since PHA - None RecommendedNo
Changes Since PHA - NoneNo
Procedure Review Date02/16/2009
Training Review Date09/29/2008
Type of Training - ClassroomYes
Type of Training - On the JobYes
Type of Training - OtherFactory Training
Competency Testing - Written TestsYes
Competency Testing - Oral TestsNo
Competency Testing - DemonstrationYes
Competency Testing - ObservationYes
Maintenance Review Date06/04/2007
Maintenance Inspection Date10/21/2008
Equipment TestedRefrigeration System Components
Management of Change Most Recent Date10/01/2001
Management of Change Review Date11/29/2001
Pre-startup Review Date09/15/2001
Compliance Audit Date10/21/2008
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date10/21/2009
Participation Plan Review Date10/21/2008
Hot Work Review Date10/21/2008
Contractor Safety Review Date02/12/2009
Contractor Safety Eval. Date02/03/2002
Confidential Business InformationNo

Prevention Program 3 Chemicals facility_Prevention_Program_3_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : Kroger - Bouldercrest, RMP submission #1 : 2009-05-12, process #1 : Ammonia Refrigeration #1, process NAICS code #1 : 49312, prev. program 3 #1, prev. program 3 chemical: all)
Process Chemical Record ID

Prevention Program 3 Text facility_Prevention_Program_3_Text help link help link  
Prevention Program Description
Prevention Program Description

The Atlas Cold Storage hazardous material release Prevention Program is built on the OSHA Process Safety Management Standard for ammonia refrigeration systems. The first element in the safe function of ammonia refrigeration equipment is in the design itself. All components in the system were designed and installed in compliance with ANSI, ASHRE, ASME, Pressure Vessel Codes and all other applicable design safety standards in effect at the time of construction. In order for this system to function safely and effectively over a period of time, it must be properly maintained and monitored for system integrity and functional efficiency. Maintenance and monitoring is accomplished by employees trained to follow safe procedures when operating the equipment from normal start-up to running and emergency shut-down. Also built into the system are automated and manual safeguards that monitor and maintain pressures, temperatures, liquid levels and warning systems that alert operators to respond early to operational deviations before they become emergencies.

Operator training also includes participation in hazard analysis studies and emergency response procedures that permit hands-on practice in the use of personal protection equipment in an emergency scenario. The hazard analysis ("what-if") study helps operators and emergency responders understand how to evaluate and manage an emergency situation safely and effectively in order to mitigate the potential releases. Lock-out/tag-out procedures are very important for preventing further hazards around malfunctioning equipment or when making even minor repairs on the system.

Spill containment and clean-up training is important so that effects of a spill are minimized.

General employee training involves knowledge of ammonia hazards, warning systems and evacuation procedures.

Annual Internal Corporate Safety Audits include evaluations and recommendations for updating and improving the program.

Emergency Response Plan Info facility_Emergency_Response_Plan_Info help link help link  
Facility In Community PlanYes
Facility Own Response PlanYes
Specific Facility Response PlanYes
Inform. Procedures in Response PlanYes
Emergency Care in Response PlanYes
Plan Review Date03/04/2009
Response Training Date09/29/2008
Local Response AgencyGeorgia State DNR
Local Response Agency Phone8002414113
Subject To - OSHA EAPYes
Subject To - CWANo
Subject To - RCRANo
Subject To - OPANo
Subject To - State EPCRAYes

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RMP Facility ID100000028695