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Basic Facility Info facility_Basic_Facility_Info help link help link  
Facility ID100000121735
Deregistered (Yes/No)Yes
Facility NameMCB Camp Pendleton
Street Address Line 1Building 22831
CityCamp Pendleton
StateCA
Zip Code92055
Zip Code Extension5008
CountySan Diego County
113th Congressional DistrictCA49: California 49
Owner or Operator NameUS Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Parent CompanyUnited States Marine Corps
Latitude33.288056
Longitude-117.370278
Number of RMP Submissions1

Most Recent Submission Info facility_Most_Recent_Submission_Info help link help link  
RMP ID11568
Submission Typefirst submission for facility
Submission Date06/22/1999
Deregistration Date07/26/2004
Deregistration Effective Date12/31/2003
Deregistration ReasonSource reduced inventory of all regulated substances below TQs
Process Toxic Amount Total (lbs)4,300
Process Flammable Amount Total (lbs)0
Process Amount Total (lbs)4,300
Number of Potential Offsite Consequence Processes1
Potential Offsite Consequence Toxic Amount Total (lbs)4,300
Potential Offsite Consequence Flammable Amount Total (lbs)0
Potential Offsite Consequence Amount Total (lbs)4,300
All Process NAICS92811
Exec Summary Submission Date06/22/1999

Executive Summary facility_Executive_Summary help link help link (Facility #1 : MCB Camp Pendleton, executive summary: all)

Executive Summary

MCB Camp Pendleton (Base) is the United States Marine Corps' largest amphibious assault training facility. The Base covers an area of approximately 125,000 acres and is populated by over 40,000 military personnel and civilian employees in addition to numerous military dependents. The Base provides its own water supply and wastewater treatment facilities within its boundaries. Disinfection is therefore necessary to reduce the potential for transmission of infectious diseases. Chlorination has long been the accepted and preferred method of disinfection for both water and wastewater in the United States. The same properties that make chlorine valuable as a disinfectant also make it necessary to observe certain safety precautions to prevent unnecessary human exposure during handling and, to protect the health of persons on MCB Camp Pendleton and in the surrounding communities.

1.1 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE POLICIES

Accidental release prevention for the MCB Camp Pendleton systems is dependent on developed chlorine handling procedures, safety devices inherent in the design of the facilities, and staff training. Base facilities have been assessed against the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 55 - Storage, Use and Handling of Compressed and Liquefied Gases in Portable Cylinders, and it is Base policy to adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Each chlorine system is enclosed in a locked building and access is restricted to authorized employees and contractors. Building 22831 is clearly signed "Danger Chlorine" to reduce unauthorized entry. An Emergency Response Program has been developed to respond to both worst-case and alternative release scenarios. The emergency response actions involves system operators and maintenance staff, the Base Fire Department, and off-site expertise from the San Diego County Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT), when necessary. In addition, the Assistant Chief of S
taff, Environmental Security (AC/S, Environmental Security) serves as the focal point for notifying the appropriate agencies and providing information to the public.

The accidental release protection for the chlorine systems also a involves prevention program that includes:

7 Documenting process safety information
7 Conduct a process hazard analysis
7 Using operating procedures
7 Implementing a maintenance program
7 Conducting incident investigations
7 Conducting compliance audits

1.2 STATIONARY SOURCE AND REGULATED SUBSTANCES HANDLED

Building 22831, Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) 3, houses two (2), one-ton containers on-line and two (2), 150-pound cylinders in storage for a maximum amount of 4,300 pounds. Chlorine at this facility is used for wastewater disinfection.


1.3 WORST-CASE RELEASE SCENARIO(S) AND ALTERNATIVE RELEASE SCENARIO(S), INCLUDING ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS AND MITIGATION MEASURES TO LIMIT THE DISTANCES FOR EACH REPORTED SCENARIO

U.S. EPA regulations require MCB Camp Pendleton to conduct an off-site consequence analysis to provide information to the public and government agencies about the potential consequences of an accidental chlorine release. The offsite consequence analysis (OCA) consists of two elements:

7 Worst-case release scenario
7 Alternative release scenario

1.3.1 Worst-Case Release Scenario

U.S. EPA regulations require the evaluation of a worst-case release scenario consisting of a release from the largest vessel in the system over a ten minute period under conservative weather conditions. Therefore, an analysis was made of the entire contents of an one-ton container releasing a rate of 200 pounds per minute, under weather condition prescribed by the U.S. EPA as Class F stability and wind speed of 1.5 meters/second. The release conditions were evaluated to determine the distance away from the systems where a maximum airborne concentration of 0.0087 mg/l (3 ppm) would exist. This airborne concentration has been determ
ined by the U.S. EPA as the "toxic endpoint" below which it is believed that nearly all individuals can be exposed for up to one hour without experiencing or developing irreversible or other serious health effects or symptoms which could impair an individual's ability to take protective action.

The distance to the endpoint of 0.0087 mg/L (3 ppm) for the worst-case scenario is dependent on the topographic setting (i.e., urban or rural) for the process. Building 22831 is located in an urban setting and has a toxic endpoint distance of 1.3 miles. An evaluation of this distance determined that several public receptors, offsite impacts, are likely to be affected during this worst-case release scenario.

1.3.2 Alternative Release Scenario

The selected alternative involves mechanical failure of a fusible plug. As a safety relief device, 1-ton chlorine containers have six fusible metal plugs, three on each end, spaced 120: apart. Assuming a scenario where the malfunctioning plug is located in the lowest position (closest to the ground), a liquid chlorine release could result. Based on U.S. EPA's Risk Management Program Guidance for Wastewater Treatment Plants (October 1998), a 0.3-inch opening would result in a release rate of 240 lbs/min and an endpoint distance of 0.3 miles. The more common weather conditions of Class D stability, 25: Celsius (77: Fahrenheit) temperature, and wind speed of 3.0 meters/second are assumed for the alternative scenario. Evaluation of the alternative zone of vulnerability for Building 22831 indicates that public receptors could be impacted.


1.4 GENERAL ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM AND THE SPECIFIC PREVENTION STEPS

MCB Camp Pendleton has taken steps so that the chlorine systems comply with U.S. EPA's Accidental Release Prevention Rule and with applicable state codes and regulations. Building upgrades are being planned or considered for Building 22831 and are described in Section 1.7.

MCB Camp Pendleton has develop
ed a prevention program that includes:

7 Documenting process safety information regarding the hazards of chlorine and components of the system.

7 Conducting a process hazard analysis to evaluate potential mechanical failures or operational causes that could result in an accidental release

7 Implementing a standard operating procedure

7 Implementing a mechanical integrity program

7 Conducting incident investigations

7 Conducting compliance audits

7 Implementing Management of Change Procedures

7 Conducting a pre-startup review

7 Implementing an employee participation program

7 Implementing an employee training program

7 Implementing a contractor safety program

1.5 FIVE-YEAR ACCIDENT HISTORY

According to information provided by the MCB Camp Pendleton Fire Department and AC/S, Environmental Security, since June 21, 1994, or the date of construction of the system if later, there have been no accidental releases from facility 22831 that resulted in injuries to public receptors, or response or restoration activities at an environmental receptor.

1.6 EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM

The Emergency Response Program is based upon the existing management system for responding to emergencies, the appropriate discovery and notification procedures, and coordination with the San Diego County Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT). The operators and maintenance staff for the Facilities Maintenance Department (FMD) have been trained as Facilities Responders to report accidental releases to the Base Fire Department. The Base Fire Department subsequently notifies HIRT for emergency response actions. The AC/S, Environmental Security plays an active role in notifying the appropriate government agencies and communicating releases to the public.

1.7 PLANNED UPGRADES TO IMPROVE SAFETY

Upgrades to improve the safety of several of the Program Level 3 systems are being considered or planned at the time of this document's initial preparation and submittal. Subject to f
unding availability, upgrades to Building 22831 are scheduled for construction in September 2000. Other changes proposed as a result of the compliance audit are scheduled for June 1999 and when the next chlorine vendor's contract is renewed.
Submission - Other Facility Info facility_Submission_-_Other_Facility_Info help link help link  
Number of Full Time Employees42,000
Owner or Operator NameUS Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Owner or Operator Address Line 1Box 555008
Owner or Operator CityCamp Pendleton
Owner or Operator StateCA
Owner or Operator Zip92055
Owner or Operator Zip Extension5008
Parent Dun and Bradstreet Number0
Second Parent Dun and Bradstreet Number0
Number of Full Time Employees42,000
Number of FTE CBI FlagNo
Other Facility IDCA2170023533
Covered by OSHA PSM StandardYes
Covered by EPCRA Section 302Yes
Covered by CAA Title VNo
Last Safety Inspection Date01/01/1998
Last Safety Inspection ByOSHA
OSHA Star or Merit RankingNo
LEPC NameSDCO DEH, Haz Mat Div

Submission - Contact Info facility_Submission_-_Contact_Info help link help link (Facility #1 : MCB Camp Pendleton, RMP submission #1 : 1999-06-22)
Owner or Operator Phone7607259756
Facility Phone7607255566
Facility Dun and Bradstreet Number0
RMP ContactMr. Doug Casey
RMP Contact TitleEngineering Division Head

Submission - Additional Info facility_Submission_-_Additional_Info help link help link  
RMP DescriptionBuilding 22831
RMP Complete FlagYes
Predictive FilingNo
No RMP Accidents Last 5 YearsYes
Complete Check Date07/13/1999
Postmark Date06/21/1999
Anniversary Date06/21/2004
Confidential Business InformationNo

Submission - Lat/Long Info facility_Submission_-_Lat_Long_Info help link help link  
Latitude33.288056
Longitude-117.370278
Valid Lat/LongYes
Lat/Long MethodInterpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Lat/Long Location TypeCenter of Facility
FRS Latitude33.3
FRS Longitude-117.34
FRS Lat/Long DescriptionOTHER
FRS Lat/Long MethodINTERPOLATION - DIGITAL MAP SRCE (TIGER)

Submission - Counts and Totals facility_Submission_-_Counts_and_Totals help link help link (Facility #1 : MCB Camp Pendleton, RMP submission #1 : 1999-06-22)
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 Chemicals1
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 : MCB Camp Pendleton, RMP submission #1 : 1999-06-22, process #1 : Chlorination)
Process DescriptionChlorination
Program Level3
Confidential Business InformationNo
Toxic Amount Total (lbs)4,300
Flammable Amount Total (lbs)0
Process Amount Total (lbs)4,300
Number of Process Chemicals1
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 IDChlorine
CAS number007782505
Chemical TypeToxic
Process Chemical Amount (lbs)4,300
Confidential Business InformationNo

Process Chemicals facility_Process_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : MCB Camp Pendleton, RMP submission #1 : 1999-06-22, process #1 : Chlorination, 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  
Percent Weight (Within Mixture)100
Physical StateGas
Model UsedEPA's RMP Guidance for Waste Water Treatment Plants Reference Tables or Equations
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 : MCB Camp Pendleton, RMP submission #1 : 1999-06-22, process #1 : Chlorination, process chemical #2, alternate toxic scenario #1)
Percent Weight (Within Mixture)100
Physical StateLiquid
Model UsedEPA's RMP Guidance for Waste Water Treatment Plants Reference Tables or Equations
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 : MCB Camp Pendleton, RMP submission #1 : 1999-06-22, process #1 : Chlorination, process NAICS code #1 : 92811)
NAICS Code92811: National Security

Prevention Program 3 facility_Prevention_Program_3 help link help link  
Safety Info Review Date04/01/1999
PHA Update Date01/26/1999
PHA Technique - What IfNo
PHA Technique - ChecklistNo
PHA Technique - What If/ChecklistYes
PHA Technique - HAZOPYes
PHA Technique - FMEANo
PHA Technique - FTANo
PHA Change Completion Date09/30/2000
Hazard Identified - Toxic ReleaseYes
Hazard Identified - FireYes
Hazard Identified - ExplosionNo
Hazard Identified - Runaway ReactionNo
Hazard Identified - PolymerizationNo
Hazard Identified - OverpressureNo
Hazard Identified - CorrosionYes
Hazard Identified - OverfillingNo
Hazard Identified - ContaminationNo
Hazard Identified - Equipment FailureYes
Hazard Identified - Cooling LossNo
Hazard Identified - EarthquakeYes
Hazard Identified - FloodNo
Hazard Identified - TornadoNo
Hazard Identified - HurricaneNo
Process Controls - VentsYes
Process Controls - Relief ValvesNo
Process Controls - Check ValvesNo
Process Controls - ScrubbersNo
Process Controls - FlaresNo
Process Controls - Manual ShutoffsNo
Process Controls - Auto ShutoffsNo
Process Controls - InterlocksNo
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 - SprinklersNo
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 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 - NoneNo
Changes Since PHA - OtherChanges to administrative procedures recommended
Procedure Review Date04/01/1999
Training Review Date04/01/1999
Type of Training - ClassroomYes
Type of Training - On the JobYes
Competency Testing - Written TestsYes
Competency Testing - Oral TestsNo
Competency Testing - DemonstrationYes
Competency Testing - ObservationYes
Maintenance Review Date04/01/1999
Maintenance Inspection Date06/20/1999
Equipment TestedInspections are performed on the entire system daily
Management of Change Review Date04/01/1999
Compliance Audit Date04/01/1999
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date09/30/2000
Participation Plan Review Date04/01/1999
Hot Work Review Date04/01/1999
Contractor Safety Review Date04/01/1999
Confidential Business InformationNo

Prevention Program 3 Chemicals facility_Prevention_Program_3_Chemicals help link help link (Facility #1 : MCB Camp Pendleton, RMP submission #1 : 1999-06-22, process #1 : Chlorination, process NAICS code #1 : 92811, prev. program 3 #1, prev. program 3 chemical: all)
Process Chemical Record ID
19332

Prevention Program 3 Text facility_Prevention_Program_3_Text help link help link  
Prevention Program Description
One-ton cylinders are used for chlorination

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 Date04/01/1999
Response Training Date01/13/1998
Local Response AgencySD County HIRT
Local Response Agency Phone6195655255
Subject To - OSHA EAPYes
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPERNo
Subject To - CWAYes
Subject To - RCRANo
Subject To - OPAYes
Subject To - State EPCRANo


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RMP Facility ID100000121735

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