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1 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Community Presentation The Port of Tampa, Anhydrous Ammonia and YOU

2 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Public Awareness and Knowledge: Industry and GovernmentIndustry and Government Individual and FamilyIndividual and Family -- Preparedness -- Response -- Preparedness -- Response Today’s Road map to achieve

3 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Port of Tampa: Largest cargo throughput port in StateLargest cargo throughput port in State 18th Largest port in the United States18th Largest port in the United States Total cargo 50M lbs per year withTotal cargo 50M lbs per year with value of more than $4 billion value of more than $4 billion

4 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Port Bulk Commodities: Phosphates/FertilizerPhosphates/Fertilizer Anhydrous ammoniaAnhydrous ammonia Molten sulfurMolten sulfur Petroleum productsPetroleum products Other dry bulk (non-container) cargoOther dry bulk (non-container) cargo Sulfuric acidSulfuric acid

5 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII U. S. Coast Guard Requirements: Training and inspectionsTraining and inspections Operations and emergency manualsOperations and emergency manuals Piping systemsPiping systems Emergency shutdownEmergency shutdown CommunicationsCommunications Warning signs, alarmsWarning signs, alarms SecuritySecurity Fire fighting equipmentFire fighting equipment Vessel Safety (underway/at pier)Vessel Safety (underway/at pier)

6 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Focus on Anhydrous Ammonia: Produced from natural gas, steam, airProduced from natural gas, steam, air One of the most widely used chemicalsOne of the most widely used chemicals -- 90% used in fertilizer -- Used as a refrigerant by food industry -- Directly injected into soil as fertilizer Has a large Impact on the LocalHas a large Impact on the Local Tampa Bay economy

7 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Anhydrous Ammonia Characteristics: Colorless gas, strong pungent odorColorless gas, strong pungent odor Lighter than air, vapors riseLighter than air, vapors rise Stored as:Stored as: a liquid under pressure a liquid under pressure refrigerated at atmospheric pressure refrigerated at atmospheric pressure Water soluble, forms corrosive liquidWater soluble, forms corrosive liquid

8 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Anhydrous Ammonia Effects: Liquid contacting the skin can causeLiquid contacting the skin can cause Irritating to nose, throat, eyes and skinIrritating to nose, throat, eyes and skin Inhalation can damage lungsInhalation can damage lungs severe burns The strong smell will usually forceThe strong smell will usually force you to leave the area before it reaches a harmful level

9 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Preparedness Overview: Designing for SafetyDesigning for Safety Maintaining the TerminalsMaintaining the Terminals Operating SafelyOperating Safely Auditing OperationsAuditing Operations TrainingTraining

10 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Designing for Safety: Designed to fail safeDesigned to fail safe Engineered, made, installed by expertsEngineered, made, installed by experts Tanks made with carbon steel, testedTanks made with carbon steel, tested Automatic and manual shutoff devicesAutomatic and manual shutoff devices Continuous monitoringContinuous monitoring and inspected

11 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Maintaining the Terminals: Trained, skilled craftsmenTrained, skilled craftsmen Tanks, piping, hoses, relief, shutdownTanks, piping, hoses, relief, shutdown Preventative maintenance programsPreventative maintenance programs Equipment tested and rechecked byEquipment tested and rechecked by operations after maintenance devices tested and inspected

12 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Operating Safely: Trained, certified operatorsTrained, certified operators Continuous computer and operatorContinuous computer and operator Written operating proceduresWritten operating procedures Controlled entry into ammoniaControlled entry into ammonia monitoring and surveillance storage and work areas

13 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Examining Operations: Independent audits and reviewsIndependent audits and reviews Internal audit, reviews/inspectionsInternal audit, reviews/inspections Design changes reviewedDesign changes reviewed Pre-startup reviewsPre-startup reviews Process hazard analysisProcess hazard analysis Post-Incident investigationsPost-Incident investigations by governmental agencies

14 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Training: Terminal Emergency Response PlansTerminal Emergency Response Plans Emergency Response TeamEmergency Response Team Simulation DrillsSimulation Drills After-action CritiquesAfter-action Critiques

15 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Response Overview: WarningWarning Terminal ActionsTerminal Actions Fire RescueFire Rescue

16 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Types of Warning: Fixed site sirensFixed site sirens Automated and manual indicatorsAutomated and manual indicators Mobile sirens and PA systemsMobile sirens and PA systems Automatic telephone dialing systemsAutomatic telephone dialing systems Emergency Alert System (EAS)Emergency Alert System (EAS) NOAA weather radio systemNOAA weather radio system Door-to-door notificationDoor-to-door notification

17 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Siren Warning System: Replaced limited coverage systemReplaced limited coverage system Problem resolved by forming a trueProblem resolved by forming a true (Public/Private Partnership): (Public/Private Partnership): -- CF Industries --Yara North America, Inc. --Kinder Morgan Terminal --United States Coast Guard --Hillsborough County --Tampa Port Authority

18 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Siren System’s Siren Voice message Automatic telephone calling Three capabilities

19 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Previous Siren Coverage:

20 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Improved Siren Coverage:

21 SIREN # 1 YARA N.A./KINDER MORGAN YARA N.A./KINDER MORGAN PORT SUTTON

22 SIREN # 2 C F INDUSTRIES HOOKERS POINT

23 SIREN # 3 F.S. 6 PALMETTO BCH.

24 SIREN # 4 F.S. 17 DAVIS ISLANDS

25 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Terminal Actions: Water fog spray to suppress vaporsWater fog spray to suppress vapors Activate Emergency Response TeamsActivate Emergency Response Teams Obtain weather updatesObtain weather updates Request assistanceRequest assistance

26 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Government Agencies Actions: Hillsborough EOC/Warning PointHillsborough EOC/Warning Point Tampa/Hillsborough Fire RescueTampa/Hillsborough Fire Rescue United States Coast GuardUnited States Coast Guard Tampa Port AuthorityTampa Port Authority Other agenciesOther agencies

27 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Individual/Family Actions: PreparednessPreparedness ResponseResponse

28 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Preparedness: Increase awareness and knowledgeIncrease awareness and knowledge Develop a Family Disaster KitDevelop a Family Disaster Kit Develop a Family Disaster PlanDevelop a Family Disaster Plan -- Evacuation option -- Shelter-in-place option Practice your planPractice your plan

29 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Individual Response: Stay alert, be awareStay alert, be aware Turn on TV/radio for informationTurn on TV/radio for information Follow authorities’ instructionsFollow authorities’ instructions Stay indoors, do not go to the sceneStay indoors, do not go to the scene

30 Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII Shelter-in-Place: Go inside, close all doors and windowsGo inside, close all doors and windows Use masking tape or damp towels toUse masking tape or damp towels to seal openings seal openings Turn off heating, cooling andTurn off heating, cooling and ventilation systems ventilation systems Listen to TV/radio for instructionsListen to TV/radio for instructions Select a saferoomSelect a saferoom

31 Shelter-in-Place: Do not use fireplaces, close dampersDo not use fireplaces, close dampers Do not go to schools to pick upDo not go to schools to pick up children. School authorities are children. School authorities are responsible for taking care of them responsible for taking care of them Do not venture out until theDo not venture out until the All Clear has been given All Clear has been given Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII

32 IF YOU FORGET THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND IN THE FRONT OF THE WHITE PAGES OF YOUR PHONE BOOK (UNDER CUSTOMER INFO GUIDE)

33 TAMPA WHITE PAGES

34 Summary: Anhydrous Ammonia is vitalAnhydrous Ammonia is vital Industry/government formed aIndustry/government formed a New siren systems enhances warningNew siren systems enhances warning Individuals/families should alsoIndividuals/families should also Know how to Shelter-in-PlaceKnow how to Shelter-in-Place Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII to our economy Partnership to prevent and protect plan to protect themselves

35 Final Thought: There has not been an Anhydrous Ammonia release from a ship or terminal facility in the Port of Tampa affecting public safety (RMP) Local Emergency Planning Committee, VIII


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