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1 API Process Safety Committee Meeting 10/22/09 Wendy Dominguez November 11, 2009 An Update for the CRE - Fall Meeting, 2009

2 Standards & RPs  Status of RPs 752, 754 & 755 – all targeted for publication end of 2009  RP-752 – Building Siting (excl tents, to be addressed in 2010) - Document was re-balloted after feedback from OSHA, now closed  RP-754 – Process Safety Metrics - ANSI document out for public comment, ballot closes 16 Nov - Outside reviewers tapped to comment (some by CSB) - 2 year update timing proposed  RP-755 – Fatigue Management - Ditto RP-754, ballot closes Nov 23 rd. - API project with Circadian on documentation of “Hours of Service” - 5 year update timing proposed - USW walked away from the table on 754/755 development API Process Safety Committee Meeting 10/22/09 An Update for the CRE - Fall Meeting, 2009

3  Roll-Out and Implementation of RPs  jointly with NPRA, issue press releases, fact sheets, complimentary copies to OSHA and CSB; CSB briefing on 754 and 755 to be held  discussed how best to support industry acceptance and implementation – decided on a series of conferences coinciding with key meetings (NPRA, CCPS, ACC, API, MKO etc.). Have a coordinating council to plan and execute this. Ron Chittim is API’s rep.  API university or other course offerings to follow  Sustainability of RP’s Which API committee should own them? CRE? GCR? SFPC? API Process Safety Committee Meeting 10/22/09

4 API Process Safety Committee Meeting 10/22/09 Legislative/Regulatory Activities  HF Alky  RP-751 – Alky Safe Operations  NPRA S&H Committee met with CSB on HF Alky, discussed 3 HF incidents to date, CSB requesting more data on industry HF Alky units.  Advocacy info (safety record, etc.) to be developed by API to share with CSB and others (HF for Alky plants only 4% of total volume in the US)  RFP issued by API to study HF mitigation technologies, strategies, and relative costs/effectiveness, etc. (ie: vapor suppression additives, solid acid or MHF, water curtain, etc.)  Industry would like to take a more wholistic approach to HF risk mgmt, vs. IST technology “solutions”. (Plan B - procedural, passive, active, inherent) An Update for the CRE - Fall Meeting, 2009

5 API Process Safety Committee Meeting 10/22/09 Legislative/Regulatory Activities  OSHA ANPRM on Combustible Dust (Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule- making)  FSPC will determine applicability to refining (coke dust? Cat fines?) and impact assessment.  Status of “Protect American Workers Act”  USW supported  Will increase penalties and required actions over and above OSHA requirements Obama admin might “give this” to Labor An Update for the CRE - Fall Meeting, 2009

6 API Process Safety Committee Meeting 10/22/09 Other Business  Report on LOPA/SIS Benchmarking Efforts  Blinded industry survey by PSC to determine current level of protection on specific refining equipment being conducted  2009 Process Safety Performance Indicators Reporting  Tier 1 data to be reported in Tier 2 in  NPRA, ACC< and API all reporting separately. A concern about duplication of effort and risk of how data is interpreted  OSHA NEP Update and Development of 2010 PSC Workplan  OSHA auditing VPP sites and asking to use them for training OSHA inspectors! An Update for the CRE - Fall Meeting, 2009

7 API Process Safety Committee Meeting 10/22/09 Other Business (Cont)  OSHA NEP Update and Development of 2010 PSC Workplan  2010 workplan for PSC to address some of the issues found in the NEP audits …definition of RAGAGEP, vehicles as ignition sources (* not covered in API 500), hydrogen level in fuel gas and elect classification, elect classification of public roads near a process area, process safety competence training of senior leaders, P&ID guidelines, tank safety Systems.  Review of recent incidents/investigations - Flare Stack overflow and pool fire at Tesoro Salt Lake City (similar to BP Texas City) - Tank fires, Gulf refinery in Catano, P.R. An Update for the CRE - Fall Meeting, 2009

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