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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 13.  What is the Chlorine Institute?    

Answer:  The Chlorine Institute (CI) is a technical trade association of companies involved in the safe production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides and sodium hypochlorite, the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride and the distribution of vinyl chloride monomer.    

The Chlorine Institute accomplishes its mission by: Improving the safety, human health and environmental protection performance of chlor-alkali producers, packagers, distributors, and users; fostering the development of regulations that support the achievement of continuous improvement and voluntary mechanisms that preclude the need for new government regulations; and positioning the Institute as an authoritative and credible source of technical and safety related information and emergency response procedures to prevent and mitigate the release of chlorine and other mission chemicals. Source: Chlorine Institute website ( (#13 – September 2017 – OXY Vinyls)    

Click here to read previous Questions and Answers related to Deer Park industry. 

Deer Park Community Advisory Council

Next Meeting
October 23, 2017
Safety of Chemicals Then and Now:
Benzene & 1,3-Butadiene

For details or an invitation, contact   

2017 Calendar

 Jan. 23                                                                              

Feb. 27

Mar. 27

Apr. 24

May 22 (which is not Memorial Day)

No June meeting

No July meeting

Aug. 28

Sept. 25

Oct. 23

Nov. 27 (after Thanksgiving)
no December 

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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