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Basic Facility Info facility_Basic_Facility_Info help link help link  
Facility ID100000063717
Deregistered (Yes/No)No
Facility NameAmick Farms, LLC
Street Address Line 1274 Nealson Street
CityHurlock
StateMD
Zip Code21643
CountyDorchester County
113th Congressional DistrictMD01: Maryland 1
Owner or Operator NameAmick Farms
Parent CompanyOSI Group, LLC
Latitude38.634703
Longitude-075.858589
Number of RMP Submissions5

Most Recent Submission Info facility_Most_Recent_Submission_Info help link help link  
RMP ID1000023698
Submission Typerevised submission for facility
Submission Date11/06/2012
Reason For SubmissionVoluntary update (not described by any of the above reasons)
Process Toxic Amount Total (lbs)20,000
Process Flammable Amount Total (lbs)0
Process Amount Total (lbs)20,000
Number of Potential Offsite Consequence Processes1
Potential Offsite Consequence Toxic Amount Total (lbs)20,000
Potential Offsite Consequence Flammable Amount Total (lbs)0
Potential Offsite Consequence Amount Total (lbs)20,000
All Process NAICS311615
Exec Summary Submission Date11/06/2012

Executive Summary facility_Executive_Summary help link help link (Facility #1 : Amick Farms, LLC, executive summary: all)

Executive Summary
A Risk Management Program (RMP) has been developed and a Risk Management Plan (RMP) has been prepared for use and storage of anhydrous ammonia in the Amick Farms' Maryland facility refrigeration system. The Risk Management Program and RMP meet and address the requirements of Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 68.

This Executive Summary briefly describes the following elements:

The accidental release prevention and emergency response policies at the stationary source;

The stationary source and regulated substances handled;

The general accidental release prevention program and chemical-specific prevention steps;

The five-year accident history;

The emergency response program; and

Planned changes to improve safety.



To address concerns of an accidental release prevention and emergency response key plant and field personnel are trained in ammonia emergency response procedures and use of appropriate protective equipment. Refresher training and emergency response drills are conducted on a periodic basis to ensure personnel are equipped, trained, prepared, and practiced in responding to ammonia emergencies.



Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies



Amick Farms recognizes management's responsibility in protecting the public, its employees, the environment, equipment and property. The safety and health of all personnel are very important. The control of accidents has been and will continue to be a basic responsibility of all personnel in the Hurlock, Maryland facility.



To accomplish the company's goal in controlling accidental losses, the facility has established a Plant Safety Program. The objectives of the Plant Safety Program are to: maximize safety performance, eliminate human suffering and the economic burden resulting from injuries and accidents and reduce losses associated with damage of property.



One of the activities associated with the Plant Safety Program has been the development and implementat
ion of accidental release prevention and emergency response programs which are designed to comply with OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) standard (Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, 29 CFR 1910.119), and EPA's Risk Management Program (RM program) regulation (Risk Management Programs for Chemical Accidental Release Prevention, 40 CFR Part 68).

The purpose of the accidental release prevention and emergency response programs is to prevent the occurrence and minimize the consequences of significant releases of toxic substances as well as fires, explosions, and other types of catastrophic accidents. Overall, these programs prevent accidental fatalities, injuries and illnesses, environmental impact and avoid physical property damage.



The accidental release prevention and emergency response programs help prevent accidents because they focus on the rules, procedures, and practices which govern individual processes, activities, or pieces of equipment. These rules are detailed and improved a necessary. They are also communicated to and accepted by all employees at the facility.



Stationary Source and Regulated Substances Handled



The Amick Farms Hurlock facility manufactures poultry products. It operates an ammonia refrigeration system to provide cooling and freezing capabilities. Since an ammonia release from the system could pose a risk of offsite public and/or environmental impact and the system regulated under the OSHA PSM standard (29 CFR 1910.119), the system is subject to the Program 3 requirements of the EPA's RM program.



Description of the Accidental Release Prevention Program



The prevention program consists of the following elements:



Employee Participation: This program involves the employees in establishing and implementing the program. Employees are also to be involved when a process hazard analysis is conducted. The program also ensures that all employees have complete access to the program.



Process Safety Inf
ormation: Written information has been collected which enables the employees to identify and understand the potential hazards in the system. The written information includes the ammonia MSDS and a description of the design of the ammonia refrigeration system.



Process Hazard Analysis (PHA): Formal studies using the What-If/Checklist Technique have been conducted to examine the system and identify potential hazards. Any recommendations from the PHA are resolved to improve facility safety.



Operating Procedures: Written, detailed procedures have been developed which describe the steps which should be followed to safely operate the ammonia refrigeration system.



Training: A training program has been developed which ensures that employees are trained on all aspects of the system and on the duties which they should perform to ensure the safe operation of the ammonia.



Contractors: All contractors are screened and evaluated before they perform work on or near the ammonia refrigeration system. The contractors are also periodically evaluated to ensure that they perform work by following safe work practices.



Pre-Startup Safety Review: A pre-startup safety review is required for all new ammonia projects to verify that all safety programs are in place, training has been performed, and construction has been completed according to design standards before the project is put into use. A pre-startup safety review is also performed when the process safety information related to the system changes significantly.



Mechanical Integrity: This program ensures that the ammonia refrigeration systems are built and maintained using preventive maintenance procedures to minimize unexpected breakdowns or failures.



Hot Work Permit: These procedures ensure that a signed permit is obtained prior to any cutting, welding, or burning.



Management of Change: Procedures are designed to ensure that all changes made to the ammonia refrigeration system are properly reviewed.



Inci
dent Investigation: The procedures to conduct regular audits of the RM prevention program to ensure that the program is in place and working properly. Any recommendations from the investigation are resolved to improve facility safety.



Compliance Audits: There are procedures to conduct regular audits of the RM prevention program to ensure that the program is in place and working properly. Any recommendations from the audit are resolved to improve the prevention program.



Five-Year Accident History



There are no accidents in the Five-Year Accident History.



Emergency Response Program



An emergency response program has been implemented at the Amick Farms facility. This program contains procedures describing how the facility will respond to ammonia spills and other emergencies, including evacuation procedures. This program has been coordinated with the Hurlock Fire Department.



The Emergency Response Program consists of the following elements:



Organization Plan and Responsibilities

Communications Procedures

Detailed Action Plans

First Aid Procedures

Emergency Medical Treatment Procedures

Evacuation Plans

Description of Outside Assistance Available

Site Re-Entry Procedures

Training Programs and Drills

Revision and Update Criteria



Planned Changes to Improve Safety



Amick Farms will incorporate or address any recommendations resulting from the Process Hazard Analysis, Incident Investigations and Compliance Audits. The flexibility of the program allows Amick Farms to respond effectively to prevent or minimize any potential of exposing Amick Farms employees, the surrounding public, and/or the environment to a release of anhydrous ammonia.


Submission - Other Facility Info facility_Submission_-_Other_Facility_Info help link help link  
Number of Full Time Employees940
Owner or Operator NameAmick Farms
Owner or Operator Address Line 1274 Nealson Street
Owner or Operator CityHurlock
Owner or Operator StateMD
Owner or Operator Zip21643
Parent Dun and Bradstreet Number0
Second Parent Dun and Bradstreet Number0
Number of Full Time Employees940
Number of FTE CBI FlagNo
Covered by OSHA PSM StandardYes
Covered by EPCRA Section 302Yes
Covered by CAA Title VNo
Last Safety Inspection Date06/23/2011
Last Safety Inspection ByState occupational safety agency
OSHA Star or Merit RankingNo
LEPC NameDorchester LEPC

Submission - Contact Info facility_Submission_-_Contact_Info help link help link (Facility #1 : Amick Farms, LLC, RMP submission #1 : 2012-11-06)
Owner or Operator Phone4109433989
Facility URLwww.amickfarms.com
Facility Dun and Bradstreet Number46508875
RMP ContactDoug Smith
RMP Contact TitleDirector of Operations
RMP Contact Emaildoug.smith@amickfarms.com
RMP Preparer NameProcess Compliance Partners, Inc.
RMP Preparer Address Line 1617 Falcon Fork Way
RMP Preparer CitySaint Johns
RMP Preparer StateFL
RMP Preparer Zip32259
RMP Preparer Phone9043156331

Submission - Additional Info facility_Submission_-_Additional_Info help link help link  
RMP Complete FlagYes
Predictive FilingNo
No RMP Accidents Last 5 YearsNo
Complete Check Date11/07/2012
Postmark Date11/06/2012
Anniversary Date11/06/2017
Confidential Business InformationNo

Submission - Lat/Long Info facility_Submission_-_Lat_Long_Info help link help link (Facility #1 : Amick Farms, LLC, RMP submission #1 : 2012-11-06)
Latitude38.634703
Longitude-075.858589
Valid Lat/LongYes
Lat/Long MethodInterpolation - Satellite
Lat/Long Location TypeStorage Tank
FRS Latitude38.63
FRS Longitude-75.85
FRS Lat/Long DescriptionCENTER OF FACILITY
FRS Lat/Long MethodINTERPOLATION - DIGITAL MAP SRCE (TIGER)

Submission - Counts and Totals facility_Submission_-_Counts_and_Totals help link help link  
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 : Amick Farms, LLC, RMP submission #1 : 2012-11-06, process #1 : )
Program Level3
Confidential Business InformationNo
Toxic Amount Total (lbs)20,000
Flammable Amount Total (lbs)0
Process Amount Total (lbs)20,000
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)20,000
Confidential Business InformationNo

Process Chemicals facility_Process_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : Amick Farms, LLC, RMP submission #1 : 2012-11-06, process #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 UsedAreal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres [ALOHA(R)]
Release Duration (minutes)10
Wind Speed (meters/sec)1.5
Atmospheric Stability ClassF
TopographyUrban
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 : Amick Farms, LLC, RMP submission #1 : 2012-11-06, process #1 : , process chemical #2, alternate toxic scenario #1)
Physical StateGas
Model UsedAreal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres [ALOHA(R)]
Wind Speed3
Atmospheric Stability ClassD
TopographyUrban
Passive Mitigation - DikesNo
Passive Mitigation - EnclosuresNo
Passive Mitigation - BermsNo
Passive Mitigation - DrainsNo
Passive Mitigation - SumpsNo
Active Mitigation - SprinklersNo
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 ShutdownNo
Confidential Business InformationNo

Process NAICS facility_Process_NAICS help link help link (Facility #1 : Amick Farms, LLC, RMP submission #1 : 2012-11-06, process #1 : , process NAICS code #1 : 311615)
NAICS Code311615: Poultry Processing

Prevention Program 3 facility_Prevention_Program_3 help link help link  
Safety Info Review Date06/20/2011
PHA Update Date09/17/2010
PHA Technique - What IfNo
PHA Technique - ChecklistNo
PHA Technique - What If/ChecklistYes
PHA Technique - HAZOPNo
PHA Technique - FMEANo
PHA Technique - FTANo
PHA Change Completion Date03/17/2011
Hazard Identified - Toxic ReleaseYes
Hazard Identified - FireYes
Hazard Identified - ExplosionYes
Hazard Identified - Runaway ReactionNo
Hazard Identified - PolymerizationNo
Hazard Identified - OverpressureYes
Hazard Identified - CorrosionYes
Hazard Identified - OverfillingYes
Hazard Identified - ContaminationYes
Hazard Identified - Equipment FailureYes
Hazard Identified - Cooling LossYes
Hazard Identified - EarthquakeNo
Hazard Identified - FloodYes
Hazard Identified - TornadoNo
Hazard Identified - HurricaneYes
Process Controls - VentsYes
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 AirYes
Process Controls - Emergency PowerNo
Process Controls - Backup PumpYes
Process Controls - GroundingNo
Process Controls - Inhibitor AdditionNo
Process Controls - Rupture DisksNo
Process Controls - Excess Flow DevicesNo
Process Controls - Quench SystemNo
Process Controls - Purge SystemYes
Process Controls - NoneNo
Mitigation Systems - SprinklersNo
Mitigation Systems - DikesNo
Mitigation Systems - Fire WallsNo
Mitigation Systems - Blast WallsNo
Mitigation Systems - Deluge SystemsNo
Mitigation Systems - Water CurtainsNo
Mitigation Systems - EnclosureNo
Mitigation Systems - NeutralizationNo
Mitigation Systems - NoneYes
Monitoring Systems - Process AreaYes
Monitoring Systems - PerimeterNo
Monitoring Systems - NoneNo
Changes Since PHA - Reduced InventoryNo
Changes Since PHA - Increased InventoryNo
Changes Since PHA - Process ParametersNo
Changes Since PHA - Process ControlsNo
Changes Since PHA - Process DetectionNo
Changes Since PHA - Perimeter MonitoringNo
Changes Since PHA - Mitigation SystemsNo
Changes Since PHA - None RecommendedNo
Changes Since PHA - NoneYes
Procedure Review Date06/20/2011
Training Review Date06/20/2011
Type of Training - ClassroomYes
Type of Training - On the JobYes
Competency Testing - Written TestsYes
Competency Testing - Oral TestsNo
Competency Testing - DemonstrationNo
Competency Testing - ObservationYes
Maintenance Review Date06/20/2011
Maintenance Inspection Date01/21/2011
Equipment TestedEntire System
Management of Change Review Date06/20/2011
Participation Plan Review Date06/20/2011
Hot Work Review Date06/20/2011
Contractor Safety Review Date06/20/2011
Contractor Safety Eval. Date07/28/2011
Confidential Business InformationNo

Prevention Program 3 Chemicals facility_Prevention_Program_3_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : Amick Farms, LLC, RMP submission #1 : 2012-11-06, process #1 : , process NAICS code #1 : 311615, prev. program 3 #1, prev. program 3 chemical: all)
Process Chemical Record ID
1000034650

Prevention Program 3 Text facility_Prevention_Program_3_Text help link help link  
Prevention Program Description
Ammonia Refrigeration Process

Emergency Response Plan Info facility_Emergency_Response_Plan_Info help link help link  
Facility In Community PlanNo
Facility Own Response PlanYes
Specific Facility Response PlanYes
Inform. Procedures in Response PlanYes
Emergency Care in Response PlanYes
Plan Review Date10/01/2010
Response Training Date08/09/2010
Local Response AgencyHurlock Fire Department
Local Response Agency Phone4109433110
Subject To - OSHA EAPYes
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPERYes
Subject To - CWANo
Subject To - RCRANo
Subject To - OPANo
Subject To - State EPCRAYes


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