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J.R. Simplot Food Group Moses Lake, WA Biogas Pipeline Providing Boiler Fuel to J.R. Simplot Moses Lake, WA Bringing Earths Resources To Life.

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1 J.R. Simplot Food Group Moses Lake, WA Biogas Pipeline Providing Boiler Fuel to J.R. Simplot Moses Lake, WA Bringing Earths Resources To Life

2 49 CFR Public Awareness States the operators public awareness program must specifically include provisions to educate the public, appropriate government organizations and persons engaged in excavation related activities on: Bringing Earths Resources To Life

3 49 CFR Public Awareness Use of one call notification system prior to excavation and other damage prevention activities; Possible hazards associated with unintended release from the biogas pipeline facility; Physical indications that such a release may have occurred; Bringing Earths Resources To Life

4 49 CFR Public Awareness Steps that should be taken for public safety in the event of a biogas pipeline release; and Procedures for reporting such an event. Bringing Earths Resources To Life

5 49 CFR Public Awareness Bringing Earths Resources To Life

6 Washington One Call Use of one call notification system prior to excavation and other damage prevention activities; J.R. Simplot is registered with Washington One Call. Whenever any excavation work is completed adjacent to or near the biogas pipeline people must call 811at least 3 days prior to beginning the excavation. Bringing Earths Resources To Life

7 Possible Hazards Possible hazards associated with unintended release from the biogas pipeline facility. Methane is odorless, colorless, and a tasteless gas. The gas may cause a flash fire. May cause convulsions. May affect the central nervous system. Reduces oxygen available for breathing Bringing Earths Resources To Life

8 Possible Hazards Possible hazards associated with unintended release from the biogas pipeline facility. Hydrogen Sulfide is the rotten egg smell, extreme fire hazard, heavier than air, need to use analytical device for detection because it causes olfactory fatigue or paralysis of the sense of smell. Low concentrations cause irritation to mucous membranes, headache, dizziness or nausea. Higher concentrations ( ppm) may result in respiratory arrest leading to coma, and exposure for more than 30 minutes at 700 ppm may be fatal. Bringing Earths Resources To Life

9 Physical Indications A pipeline marker is damaged Digging equipment adjacent to pipeline markers Bringing Earths Resources To Life

10 Steps To Protect Public Safety Call 911 Call J.R. Simplot 24-hour contact phone number Isolate for ½ mile in all directions Stay up wind of the excavated area Walk away dont drive away, potential ignition source Keep away from all ignition sources Bringing Earths Resources To Life

11 Procedures for Reporting Call 911 Call J.R. Simplot J.R. Simplot has detailed procedures for reporting pipeline failures. Bringing Earths Resources To Life


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