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Complete Solutions for Pulp and Paper® Overview of Hercules, Chicopee for ECB/AIM Meeting Agenda What is Hercules? What & Where is the Chicopee Plant?

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1 Complete Solutions for Pulp and Paper® Overview of Hercules, Chicopee for ECB/AIM Meeting Agenda What is Hercules? What & Where is the Chicopee Plant? Current ESH Programs & Initiatives Safe Neighborhoods Chemical Initiative Inspection- Recap the Day SNCI Inspection Outcomes

2 Complete Solutions for Pulp and Paper® What Is Hercules? World’s top provider of chemistry to the Pulp and Paper IndustryWorld’s top provider of chemistry to the Pulp and Paper Industry Headquarters in Wilmington, DelawareHeadquarters in Wilmington, Delaware >$2 billion sales>$2 billion sales 24 manufacturing24 manufacturing plants globally for Paper Technology

3 Complete Solutions for Pulp and Paper® What is Hercules Chicopee? 27 Employees27 Employees Service ~ 150 customers in NorthEast region & CanadaService ~ 150 customers in NorthEast region & Canada Production ~ 24 hrs/day, 5-6 days/weekProduction ~ 24 hrs/day, 5-6 days/week Shipping ~ 16 hrs/day, 5 days/weekShipping ~ 16 hrs/day, 5 days/week Manufacture three product lines:Manufacture three product lines: –Strength Resins (Kymene®, Reten®) –Wax Emulsions (Hercon®, Aquapel®, Paracol®, Precis®) –Process Biocides (Spectrum®) Third Party Industrial Service:Third Party Industrial Service: –Weighing Wax Trucks for Yankee Candle

4 Complete Solutions for Pulp and Paper® Plant build in remote location in 1918Plant build in remote location in 1918 City and Infrastructure grew around plantCity and Infrastructure grew around plant History & Location of the Chicopee Plant

5 Complete Solutions for Pulp and Paper® Hercules Chicopee ESH Governance and Initiatives OSHA Process Safety Management –Process Hazard Analysis - HazOps –Mechanical Integrity programs and measures –Personnel Training Requirements EPA’s Risk Management Planning State Fire Marshall Above Ground Storage Tanks –Annual Integrity Inspections & improvement plan Myriad of City, State and Federal Regulations Responsible Care Management Systems –All elements to Level 3 compliance by end 2008, certification in 2009

6 Complete Solutions for Pulp and Paper® SNCI Inspection – July 12 th 2007 Original Request for Information submitted in advance –Most information cited existing programs Hosted 9 Regulatory Visitors (~ double plant size) –Represented: MDEP (4), MDEP SNCI Contractor (1), State Fire Marshall (2), State Police (1), Chicopee Fire (1), Spent approximately 4 hours touring site Close out meeting held with preliminary findings Additional Information requested => provided –tank permits, hot work procedure, 3 year hazardous. waste shipping manifests, hazardous waste inspection sheet

7 Complete Solutions for Pulp and Paper® SNCI Inspection – Outcomes & Follow ups “ No neighborhood-scale imminent danger identified due to acceptable high-hazard material management ” MDEP including contractor –Spill kits, Aerosol Cans to Hazardous Waste Storage => complete –Clarification of practices for dikes & water collection => provided –Dust management, wind sock, electrical classification signs => compete –Positive pressure control room => under review Fire services –Review permits & inspections => provided State Police –Request contact => provided Chicopee Fire –Check alarms and hydrants => added to maintenance schedule –Door labeling for contents and names => compete –Training rank and file fire members => 50% complete

8 Complete Solutions for Pulp and Paper® Jack Mayausky, Ph.D. Plant Manager Hercules, Chicopee Office: (413)


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