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Deer Park Community Advisory Council

Deer Park Community Advisory Council (DPCAC) builds a true partnership between Houston Ship Channel  industry and community in Deer Park, Texas  At meetings held 9-10 times a year, we provide a forum for candid conversation about industry-related issues of community interest or concern.

Open, honest dialogue makes plant members aware of what the community expects of them.  It helps community members understand what plants do and how they work.

The primary issues we address are environment, safety, health, security, emergency response and communications, and hazardous materials transportation.  We also discuss other quality of life issues like the economy and education.

DPCAC currently has 26 community members plus several Deer Park High School student members. They include individuals who live, work or attend school in Deer Park, and representatives of organizations and government entities serving Deer Park. 

Twenty plant members represent 15 industrial facilities in Deer Park, including chemical plants, a refinery, storage terminals, hazardous waste management firms, and related facilities. See DPCAC Plant Directory.

DPCAC celebrated its 25th Anniversary in March 2015.  Historical highlights were documented in a 25th Anniversary History booklet.

"Question of the Month" 

Question 19.  What is Process Safety Management (PSM)?

Process Safety Management standards target highly hazardous chemicals (Hydrogen Sulfide, Phosgene, Nitric Acid, etc.) that have the potential to cause catastrophic incidents. These standards aid employers in their efforts to prevent or mitigate episodic chemical releases that could lead to a catastrophe in the workplace and possibly the surrounding community. The OSHA PSM rules were issued in 1992 as a result of significant process industry incidents. Facilities that process or store highly hazardous chemicals in an amount exceeding the recordable quantity must document and implement the 14 key elements of the PSM program. 
(#19 – Vopak, April 2018)

Click here to read previous questions and answers related to Deer Park industry. 

Deer Park Community Advisory Council

Next Meeting
June 4, 2018
Roads and Bridge: Updates on SH 225, SH 146, BW8 Bridge Expansion, and Other Transportation Projects

For details or an invitation, contact   

2018 Calendar

Jan. 22                                                                              

Feb. 26

Mar. 26

Apr. 23

June 4 (delayed due to Memorial Day)

No end of June Meeting

No July Meeting

Aug. 27

Sept. 24

Oct. 22

Nov. 26 (after Thanksgiving)

No December Meeting

Recent Topics

 Additional meeting summaries and slides may be found
on "Topics and Meetings" page, year by year.

Contact Us

  For information about DPCAC, an invitation to a meeting, or to make suggestions, contact our facilitator at
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