Due to its highly toxic nature, high flammability and high reactivity, allyl alcohol requires special handling. As part of LyondellBasell’s commitment to product stewardship and regulatory compliance, we have developed recommended and minimum safety and handling requirements, which must be met prior to the receipt of bulk quantities of allyl alcohol.
Customers processing, storing or otherwise handling bulk quantities of allyl alcohol are subject to U.S. EPA’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) for Accidental Releases pursuant to section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act, as amended, codified at 40 CFR 68.130. The RMP regulation applies to facilities that process or store allyl alcohol in quantities of 15,000 pounds or more. Additionally, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard, codified at 29 CFR 1910.119, may apply. The PSM standard applies to processes that involve allyl alcohol, in one location, in quantities of 10,000 pounds or more.
Facilities handling bulk quantities of ally alcohol will be required to develop management plans to prevent or minimize the on- and off-site consequences of catastrophic or accidental releases. It may also be necessary for facilities to notify and educate local emergency responders regarding the exposure potential and hazards associated with on- and off-site releases of allyl alcohol. Though LyondellBasell does not assume the responsibility of deeming management plans as appropriate or effective, LyondellBasell will require that facilities provide evidence of compliance with these regulations, including, but not limited to, providing copies of the management plans to LyondellBasell prior to delivery of bulk quantities.
Further, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, as codified at 49 CFR 172.800, will require facilities to establish or update a written transportation security plan to account for the transportation, storage, and handling of any quantity of allyl alcohol.