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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

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LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
84684

2005-12-20
No information given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Chalmette Refinery is rescinding the December 20, 2005 notification. Upon further review, the event that prompted the call was not a reportable incident. The incident did not result in a reportable release as defined by the applicable regulations. CELLC is rescinding the notification made relative to Sulfur Dioxide. Upon further review, the total amount of S02 released is estimated to be less than the reportable quantity. The reportable quantity for S02 is 500 pounds. They estimate that approximately 77 pounds of S02 was released during the December 20, 205. The release did not cause an emergency condition. Therefore, notification was not required.
Sulfur Dioxide: 77.0 pounds
84015

2005-11-21
No. 2 Crude Unit Prefractionator (Prefrac) Tower
Cause: Pressure spikes on the No. 2 Crude Unit Prefractionator Tower coupled with increased Overhead Accumulator levels, and problems maintaining tower bottoms circulation. The tower pressure exceeded the process relief valve set pressure, ad the Prefrac Towerrelieved to the No. 2 Flare resulting in Sulfur Dioxide emissions in excess of reportable quantity.

Followup: No

Notes: In an effort to stop the release, bypasses were opened o the water boot level controllers on both the Atmospheric and Prefrac Towers, and the Prefrac Overhead fin-fans were started. Prefrac Bottoms product was slopped due to water content and the Stabilizer Tower was also shutdown. Following determination by Refinery Personnel that the problem was due to a false Prefrac Bottoms level indication, the level was dropped by increasing the flow to slop, returning tower operation to normal. The level tritter is scheduled for repair in order to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence.
Sulfur Dioxide: 841.0 pounds
80685

2005-08-03
No information given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: BELOW REPORTABLE QUANTITIES


80590

2005-07-18
No information given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: BELOW REPORTABLE QUANTITIES
Nitric Oxide: 4.0 pounds
80465

2005-07-09
No information given
Cause: Vessel overpressured and went to flare.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Below reportable quantities. There is a discrepancy on the date that this happened; the call in report says 7/9 but the written reports say 7/10
Hydrofluoric Acid: 7.7 pounds
80291

2005-07-04
No information given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Rescind notification since it was below reportable quantities.
Sulfur Dioxide: 309.0 pounds
No LDEQ Reported

2005-06-30
No information given
Cause: Diesel Fuel was released to the surface of the Mississippi River

Followup: No

Notes: BELOW REPORTABLE QUANTITIES. No information given.
Diesel Fuel: 1.0 gallons
79840

2005-06-14
No information given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Rescind notification
Compressed Flammable Gas: 1,177.0 pounds
79331

2005-05-24
No information given
Cause: Leak to cooling tower

Followup: No

Notes: Rescind of notification made based on analyzer data which was disproved by personnel observations or analysis conducted by a third party laboratory.

79123

2005-05-16
Tank
Cause: Seal flush water going from the pump to the tank overflowed the tank.

Followup: No

Notes: Spill cleaned up and flow redirected. This is a call and there is no more complete report on file.
Oil, Bio Sludge: 25.0 gallons
No LDEQ Reported

2005-05-07
No information given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Below reportable quantities
Nitric Oxide: 5.0 pounds
78808

2005-05-05
No information given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Below reportable quantities. In calculations section of report addition releases of 1 lb of NO and 1 lb of H2S are also listed.
Sulfur Dioxide: 402.0 pounds
No LDEQ Reported

2005-04-30
None Reported
Cause: This is an incident that caused injury to personnel working at CRLLC; report goes on to say that upon further review the injuries sustained were not directly caused by a release of hazardous material per LAC 33.V.10111.B, and thus not reportable.

Followup: No

Notes: Injuries sustained were not directly caused by a release of regulated hazardous material
No LDEQ Reported

2005-04-15
None Reported
Cause: This is an injury to a person as in the report of 4 / 13/05

Followup: No

Notes: Another injury with cut and paste saying, describes incident as not being directly caused by a release of regulated hazardous materials.
78092

2005-04-07
None Reported
Cause: This is an injury to a person

Followup: No

Notes: Letter rescinds verbal report because incident did not meet reporting requirements. �
76179

2005-01-13
No information given
Cause: Released to surface of Mississippi River. Cause not provided. Verbal report states that spill came from line going over the water.

Followup: No

Notes: Letter rescinds verbal report because below reportable quantity.
Sweet Crude Oil: 10.0 gallons
92491

2006-12-08
Number 2 Flare
Cause: Under investigation

Followup: No

Notes: Relief valve will be inspected; Pressure was lowered on First Stage Stripper. The inlet block valve was closed and flow to the #2 Flare stopped, ending the incident. The block valve was reopened.
Nitrogen Oxide: 48.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide: 2.0 pounds
92440

2006-12-05
#2 Flare - AE-AOA-05-0109 EPN 29
Cause: Quench pump G-7621 was down which increased gas production and caused a sudden increase in off gas from crude 2 vacuum tower.

Followup: No

Notes: Unknown why quench pump was down. Will install a switch guard to prevent unintentional shutdown.
Nitrogen Oxide: 119.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide: 5,505.0 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide: 13.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds: 463.0 pounds
91726

2006-10-29
Flare
Cause: Compressor tripped and the safety valve on first-stage suction relieved to flare

Followup: Yes

Notes: DEQ report without corresponding letter from CRLLC
Nitric Oxide: 34.0 pounds
90842

2006-09-22
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 9/22/6

90624

2006-09-12
#1 Flare - AE-AOA-05-0109 EPN 28
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 9/12/6


90319

2006-08-29
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 8/29/06
Volatile Organic Compounds: 44.0 pounds
Nitric Oxide: 1.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide: 37.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide: 1.0 pounds
89716

2006-08-02
AE-AOA-05-0109 EPN 46
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: This incident tied to 84697. Both listed in same incident report from CRLLC.

89057

2006-07-06
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Several pages missing from report!

89525

2006-06-26
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 6/26/06
Sulfur Dioxide: 46.0 pounds
88173

2006-05-28
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that emissions were BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide: 100.0 pounds
87236

2006-04-17
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that emissions were BRQ
Sulfur Dioxide: 378.0 pounds
85837

2006-02-14
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 2/14/06
Sulfur Dioxide: 322.0 pounds
85682

2006-02-08
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 2/8/06
Non-Flammable Organic Liquid: 27.0 pounds
85641

2006-02-06
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 2/6/06
Nitric Oxide: 7.0 pounds
85422

2006-01-26
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 1/26/06
Hydrogen Sulfide: 19.0 pounds
85175

2006-01-15
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 1/15/06.

84904

2006-01-01
No Information Given
Cause: No information given

Followup:

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 1/1/06.

101848

2007-12-20
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: No information given
101814

2007-12-19
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: No information given
101165

2007-11-19
#2 Flare
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: No information given

100705

2007-11-01
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: Not Applicable

Notes: discovered small hole in bottom of tank covered in rust while pressure washing tank.
100668

2007-10-31
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: No information given
100420

2007-10-22
Outfall 004
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: letter follows up on report that indicated a potential overflow of stormwater system. Letter states that all the storm water runoff normally routed the WWTP was contained on site.
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99911

2007-10-02
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 10/2 concerning release of SO2. DEQ letter indicates there was an SO2 release of 1500 lbs.

99939

2007-09-28
Waste Water Treatment Plant
Cause: Under investigation.

Followup: No

Notes: CRLLC increased ph in tank 1013 in response to detected sulfides in the feed to minimize H2S emissions.
Hydrogen Sulfide: 212.0 pounds
99117

2007-09-04
#1 Flare
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that no RQ's were exceeded


98732

2007-08-12
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: High SO2 readings at Chalmette Vista site and AAM site. Both CRLLC and CII state normal operations with no malfunctions.

98556

2007-08-10
No information given
Cause: Under investigation. Source is wastewater treatment plant.

Followup: No

Notes: Ongoing intermittent release of H2S. Suspected sources contaminated water are being isolated and a sampling schedule has been implemented for all sources leading to the WWTP Feed Tank 1013. CRLLC is sampling for sulfides and pH every 6 hours on all streams entering the WWTP. Sampling will continue until a source is Id'd.
Hydrogen Sulfide: 6,407.0 pounds
98248

2007-07-31
Flare
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that no RQ's were exceeded


98210

2007-07-29
#2 Flare
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: No information given



98137

2007-07-24
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: High SO2 reading at Chalmette Vista air site

97897

2007-07-15
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Chalmette Vista ambient air site had high SO2 readings from 7/15=7/17. Voluntary response from CRLLC and CII was that everything was operating normally.

97720

2007-07-09
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: High SO2 readings at Chalmette Vista site. CRLLC found no problems within the facility.

97549

2007-06-30
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter concerns incident of 6/30/07. Blessy Marine was responsible for incident and reported to NRC, LDEQ, and SERC
No LDEQ Reported

2007-06-29
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that no RQ's were exceeded
97329

2007-06-29
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: No information given
97504

2007-06-28
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: High SO2 readings at Chalmette Vista site. CRLLC found no problems within the facility.

97235

2007-06-19
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: No information given

97079

2007-06-14
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that emissions from flaring incident were BRQ
96369

2007-05-20
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: SO2 above trigger levels at Algiers AAM site.
See notes.
96227

2007-05-15
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 5/15 concerning release of SO2, NO, NO2



95667

2007-04-26
Amine Regeneration System
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 4/26 concerning release of SO2
Sulfur Dioxide: 75.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide: 75.0 pounds
95689

2007-04-26
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter written to rescind notification of 4/26 concerning release of SO2
Sulfur Dioxide: 499.0 pounds
95622

2007-04-25
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: DEQ voluntarily investigates site and takes SO2 readings. According to the report, the Chalmette Vista site had the highest 24hr average of SO2 that LDEQ has seen to date. There were 10 hrs of readings over 100 ppb with a final 24 hr avg of 108 ppb. The highest hourly reading was 248 ppb.
See notes.
95652

2007-04-25
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 4/25 concerning release of SO2, NO, NO2, H2S,
Nitrogen Oxide: 17.0 pounds
Nitrogen Dioxide: 1.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide: 186.0 pounds
0
No LDEQ Reported

2007-04-07
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 4/07/07 concerning release of Benzene

94950

2007-03-28
#2 Flare
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 3/28/07 concerning release of SO2
Sulfur Dioxide: 425.0 pounds
94017

2007-02-18
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 1/24/07 concerning release of SO2

93996

2007-02-15
Emergency Flare System
Cause: Under investigation

Followup: No

Notes: Sweet hydrocarbon gas streams were routed to the flare to reduce the flaring of the sour hydrocarbon gas streams. HDS-rate was lowered to reduce the off-gas rate to the WGS.
Sulfur Dioxide: 1,062.0 pounds
No LDEQ Reported

2007-02-03
Waste Gas Compressor / Emergency Flare System
Cause: The WGS compressor k-400 shutdown due to an operational adj. that caused high jacket water temp. Sour hydorcarbons were detected

Followup:

Notes: Sweet hydrocarbon gas streams were routed to the flare to reduce the flaring of the sour hydrocarbon gas streams. The WGS was restarted and reloaded.
Sulfur Dioxide: 784.0 pounds
93451

2007-01-24
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 1/24/07 concerning release of VOC
Volatile Organic Compounds: 781.0 pounds
93412

2007-01-21
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 1/21/07 concerning release of NO and NO2
Nitrogen Oxide: 2.0 pounds

93419

2007-01-21
Coker B Drum
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 1/21/07 concerning release of VOC and SO2
Volatile Organic Compounds: 647.0 pounds
0
Hydrogen Sulfide: 10.0 pounds
93384

2007-01-19
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 1/21/07 concerning release of SO2
Sulfur Dioxide: 10.0 pounds
93362

2007-01-18
Number 1 Flare
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 1/18/07 concerning release of smoke.

93337

2007-01-17
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 1/17/07 concerning release of VOCs and SO2

Sulfur Dioxide: 3.0 pounds
93199

2007-01-10
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter sent to rescind notification of 1/10/07 concerning release of H2S
Hydrogen Sulfide: 2.0 pounds
111385

2008-12-11
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that emissions were BRQ.

110777

2008-11-13
Tank 68
Cause: see notes

Followup: No

Notes: During cleaning and inspection of Tank 68, CRLLC personnel found small holes at bottom, but no indication of a release.
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110720

2008-11-09
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that emissions were BRQ.


109954

2008-10-08
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that emissions were BRQ.
108416

2008-08-28
HDS Unit
Cause: No information given -leak in fin fans

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ.


108408

2008-08-28
Crude Oil Tank
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: Yes

Notes: According to letter, calculation of emission amount is pending


108123

2008-08-16
thermal oxidizer stack
Cause: No information given - train trippedÉhit switch to train oneÉtrain one become overloaded

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ.

107088

2008-07-09
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ.

107015

2008-07-06
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Claims emission was below RQ.
106624

2008-06-23
None Reported
Cause: No information given. Report states that materials release were Below Reportable Quantities.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Claims emission was below reportable quantity. Released liquids were recovered via vacuum truck for appropriate reprocessing. On site impacted soil is being excavated and containerized. LEDQ conducted Field visit on 3/31/10 to follow-up on incident. Follow-up report received by LDEQ on 5/1/2010 explaining process for determining that release from incident was BRQ. No information in initial or follow-up reports specifying contents of materials released.
106452

2008-06-14
No information given
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Liquids recovered for reprocessing and impacted soil was removed for disposal. Letter states that emissions were BRQ.
Benzene: 4.0 pounds
106052

2008-06-01
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that emissions were BRQ.
104942

2008-04-20
Vacuum Truck
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Sludge was cleaned up with absorbent pads and the roadway within the facility was washed down with soapy water. Sludge was disposed of in the sludge tank.
Primary Sludge: 5.0 pounds
103991

2008-03-17
Storage Tank
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that emissions were BRQ.
Fuel Additive: 37.0 gallons
103293

2008-02-21
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that emissions were BRQ.
102908

2008-02-07
None Reported
Cause: No information given

Followup: No

Notes: Letter states that emissions were BRQ.
115514

2009-06-07
PSV lift, tanks 9000, 9006, and 9007
Cause: Unscheduled release of PSV lift, tanks 9000, 9006, and 9007.

Followup: No

Notes: RQ not exceeded.
Sulfur Dioxide: 267.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds: 7.0 pounds
114229

2009-04-16
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Below reportable quantities.
Sulfur Dioxide: 77.7 pounds
113148

2009-03-04
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Below reportable quantities.
Sulfur Dioxide: 18.7 pounds
112971

2009-02-24
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Below reportable quantities.
Compressed Flammable Gas: 300.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds: 60.0 pounds
112952

2009-02-23
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Below reportable quantities.

Benzene: 0.2 pounds
112486

2009-02-03
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Below reportable quantities.

112486

2009-02-03
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given

112467

2009-02-02
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Below reportable quantities.
Volatile Organic Compounds: 131.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide: 57.0 pounds
112269

2009-01-24
#1 Flare
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Below reportable quantities.
Volatile Organic Compounds: 2.2 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide: 151.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide: 0.4 pounds
112239

2009-01-23
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Below reportable quantities.
Volatile Organic Compounds: 890.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide: 8.0 pounds
112124

2009-01-19
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given
Volatile Organic Compounds: 593.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide: 31.0 pounds
112088

2009-01-16
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given
Compressed Flammable Gas: 849.0 pounds
112070

2009-01-15
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given

No LDEQ Reported

2009-01-08
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup:

Notes: Gasoline recovered via vacuum truck. Below reportable quantities.
Gasoline: 9.0 gallons
111871

2009-01-07
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given

128240

2010-12-18
FTC unit
Cause: FCC unit shut itself down when alarm went off, caused lube oil fire.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. LDEQ report states that no reportable quantities were exceeded. Fire lasted about 27m before being extinguished. "Did not cause an emergency condition." LDEQ & SPOC reports only in this file.

128197

2010-12-16
No Information Given
Cause: LDEQ report states that it is an air release. No information given regarding cause.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. According to the follow-up notification letter, this is a courtesy notification. No reportable quantities were exceeded as a result of this release. Refinery equipment was shut down for repairs.

126762

2010-09-29
no information given
Cause: This file only has a brief refinery report with no specific info.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given


126494

2010-09-20
no information given
Cause: "flammable gas in pipe rack" --no further details/explanations Follow-up notifications on 9/21 and 22 referenced in refinery letter but not included in file.

Followup: No

Notes: "Attempted to identify line...set up safe zone perimeter...safety personnel taking readings" no additional information


124891

2010-07-15
Frac Tank
Cause: Waste water containing benzene overflowed a frac tank. The volume released was less than the reportable quantity; however the soil would have to be re-mediated.

Followup: Yes

Notes: BRQ. The contaminated soil around the frac tank was picked up but the area under the frac tank may be contaminated as well. Once the frac tank is moved and checked, a follow up report will be sent. FOLLOW UP STATES: 1/2 of a roll off box has been picked up, and upon removal of frac tank and berm more material may need to be removed.


123259

2010-05-05
No Information Given
Cause: Waste water was released.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. No Information Given. Refinery Letter Included. No LDEQ Report.

123156

2010-04-30
no information given
Cause: "Waste gas compressor shut down causing SO2 to flare"--no details given. File contains DEQ report only, refinery letter dated 8/17/10 referred to but not included.

Followup: No

Notes: no information given.

122808

2010-04-15
no information given
Cause: Inner cooler on compressor has leak--hydrogen in river--volitalized out of water.

Followup: No

Notes: No letter from refinery. LDEQ verbal report.

122541

2010-04-02
no information given
Cause: Verbal DEQ report states: "vapor coming out of ground - Butane." No further details in written report.

Followup: No

Notes: no info given

121183

2010-01-31
no information given
Cause: verbal report states "petroleum coke fire on conveyor." No detailed description in written report. FIRE.

Followup: No

Notes: no information given


135704

2011-12-02
Fluid Catalytic Cracking
Cause: Fluid Catalytic Cracking unit to a stack that is 213.3 feet tall. Permitted for up to 498.5lbs/day of Hydrogen Cyanide and released 155,200lbs in 2010. Above 10 pounds released due to a change in how Hydrogen Cyanide is measured. This will put them above measurement most days.

Followup: No

Notes: There is a 213.3 foot stack for Fluid Catalytic Cracking that has a continuous release of Hydrogen Cyanide. The upper bound of the normal range of the release is 498.5 lbs per day.
Hydrogen Cyanide: 10.0 pounds
135138

2011-11-05
No information given
Cause: No information given.

Followup: No

Notes: Chalmette Refining provided a courtesy notification to the LDEQ regarding a release of Sulfur Dioxide on November 5, 2011. After further review, there were no RQ exceedances or permit violations as a result of this event. The release did not cause an Emergency Condition or require Offsite Protective Action.

134923

2011-10-27
Tank 55
Cause: Chalmette Refining provided a courtesy notification to your office regarding a release of hydrocarbon to the atmosphere from the roof of Tank 55 on October 27, 2011. After further review, there were no RQ or permit exceedances as a result of this event.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given.

Alkylate: 71.0 gallons
134583

2011-10-12
Flare 1
Cause: Permitted flaring at Flare no.1 Flare 1 Flare#1

Followup: No

Notes: Chalmette Refining provided a courtesy notification to the LDEQ on October 12, 2011 regarding flaring at the No.1 Flare during completion of a permitted flare job. This was permitted activity, and therefore, notification was not required.

134066

2011-09-18
No information given
Cause: Sulfur dioxide released to atmosphere with no RQ/BRQ

Followup: No

Notes: Chalette Refining provided a courtesy notification to your office regarding a release of sulfur dioxide to the atmosphere on September 18, 2011. After further review, there were no RQ exceedances as a result of this event.

132392

2011-07-13
No Information Given
Cause: Chalmette Refining, L.L.C. (CRLLC) provided a courtesy notification to your office regarding a release of oil and benzene to the ground on July 13, 2011. After further review, there were no RQ exceedances or permit violations as a result of this event.

Followup: No

Notes: This was just a letter sent from Chalmette Refining, L.L.C., to the LDEQ as a courtesy.


No LDEQ Reported

2012-10-10
no information given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Preliminary air monitoring was observed.



143640

2012-10-05
no information given
Cause: Release of Volatile organic compounds (VOC) on October 5, 2012.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given. Report states that no reportable quantities were exceeded for VOC during this event.

143589

2012-10-04
NIG
Cause: Chalmette Refining provided a notification of a permitted flaring event associated with a planned unit shutdown on October 4, 2012. No reportable quantity exceedances occurred from this event.

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given.

143192

2012-09-25
NIG
Cause: Flaring began September 25, 2012 at approximately 05:36 hours with intermittent flaring occurring until September 28, 2012 at 02:54. The refinery lists this event as a permitted flaring event associated with a planned unit shutdown. Cumulative flaring time was approximately 8 hours and 48 minutes.

Followup: No

Notes: Unit operations and shutdown and timing were adjusted to minimize environmental impact.
Sulfur Dioxide: 3,014.0 pounds
No LDEQ Reported

2012-02-09
No information given
Cause: There is a courtesy notification regarding a release of Compressed Flammable Gas and a potential release of oil. There is no detail in the Incident report regrading the cause of the release.

Followup: No

Notes: There is no information given regarding the cause or remedial actions. There is no LDEQ report and no SPOC report attached to the file.


152220

2013-11-07
No Information Given
Cause: Reported release of volatile organic compounds and hydrogen sulfide that occurred on November 7, 2013. No reportable quantities were exceeded during this event.

Followup: No

Notes:


150508

2013-08-21
No Information Given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes: Reported release of sulfur dioxide and volatile organic compounds that occurred at Chalmette Refining, L.L.C. on August 21, 2013. After further evaluation, we have determined that no reportable quantities were exceeded during this event.


149707

2013-07-16
No Information Given
Cause: CRLLC reported release of sulfur dioxide that occured on July 16, 2013.

Followup: No

Notes: It was determined that no reportable quantities were exceeded during this event. No additional information was provided in addition to not exceeding reportable quantities of sulfur dioxide.

149037

2013-06-06
No Information Given
Cause: Release of sulfur dioxide that occurred at the Chalmette Refinery, L.L.C. (CRLLC) on June 6, 2013. After further evaluation, they have determined that no reportable quantities were exceeded during this event.

Followup: No

Notes: No information was provided in the refinery letter regarding the duration or point source of the release.
Sulfur Dioxide: 133.0 pounds
148913

2013-05-25
No Information Given
Cause:

Followup: No

Notes:

148156

2013-04-16
Alkylation Unit
Cause: A hydrofluoric acid leak at a flange on the alkylation unit was discovered during start up on April 16, 2013 at approximately 12:45 hours.

Followup: No

Notes: A clamp isolated the leak on the evening of April 17, 2013. The initial report estimated 26 pounds of flammable gas was released along with less than 1 pound of hydrogen fluoride. The refinery letter states that no reportable quantities were exceeded during this event.


148142

2013-04-16
NIG
Cause: On April 16, 2013 Chalmette Refining experienced a leak of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. The refinery letter stated that no reportable quantities were exceeded. No additional information was provided.

Followup: No

Notes:


146246

2013-01-29
no information given
Cause: A release of Hydrogen Sulfide and compressed flammable gas on January 29, 2013. No information given to the root cause.

Followup: No

Notes: According to the facility's report, there were no adverse environmental impacts that occurred during this time.


159284

2014-10-02
None Reported
Cause: Flaring occurred at Chalmette Refining on October 2, 2014 at 01:47. After further evaluation, Chalmette Refining reports that no reportable quantities were exceeded. An all clear for this event was called in on October 2, but at 23:42 a second flaring event occurred and was reported under LDEQ # 159191. The same root cause occurred during both events and the emissions will be included in the incident notification form for 159191.

Followup: No

Notes:
157094

2014-06-29

Cause: Smoking event associated with the #2 Flare.

Followup: No

Notes: There were no reportable quantities or offsite impacts associated with this event.

154310

2014-03-06

Cause: A release of compressed flammable gas, benzene, and sulfur dioxide occurred on March 6, 2014. No further information about accident is given.

Followup: No

Notes: Only document provided about accident is one page refinery letter.



154043

2014-02-23
None Reported
Cause: On 2/23/2014 at 13:29, a resident notified the Louisiana state police hazmat hotline about orders detected at his residence, resembling a dry chemical smell. Jeff Bergeron, Environmental Adviser for Chalmette Refinery, stated that the "sweet" flare was operating at this time, within facility permit limit. Brandon Cox, EHS Rain CII, also stated that normal feed rates were logged at the incident and that no process upsets had occurred.

Followup: No

Notes:
153414

2014-01-17

Coker 2 Unit
Cause: On January 17, 2014, there was a release of SO2 to air due to a unit shut down. Chalmette Refining reported that Coker 2 unit shut down causing a flare event.

Followup: No

Notes: According the refinery letter, it was determined that no reportable quantities were exceeded during the event. Prior to the refinery letter, it was estimated that 500 lbs of SO2 was emitted in the SPOC report. Note: A Citizen Complaint (#153347) cites this event as a contributing factor for 3 days of odor, which the citizen described as "terrible."