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|LDEQ Accident Number
|Amount of Release
|Cause: A temporary loss of power resulted in multiple units venting to the South Flare for pressure release purposes. Based upon engineering calculations, amount of sulfur dioxide released should be below RQ.
Notes: Courtesy notification only. Only refinery letter included in this report.
|Sulfur Dioxide: 188.0 pounds
|Cause: Facility initially reported release of unknown quantities of H2S and Liquified Petroleum Gas. Follow-up letter from the company stated that the release was from the North Flare, due to sudden loss of electrical power in Area C Desalters, causing process upset.
Notes: Facility initially reported release of unknown quantities of H2S and LPG. Letter stated release of SO2 was below the reportable quantity (RQ) and later confirmed via telephone by a Phillips 66 representative that the amount release was 22 lbs. It was noted that there is no RQ for SO2 under CERCLA regulations but rather the RQ for SO2 under EPCRA regulations is 500 lbs for which reporting to the Louisiana State Police is required. There is documentation of what caused the power outage or duration of the emission.