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Topics & Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, April 24, 2017
Workforce Development Programs


The typical DPCAC meeting agenda includes updates from plants on environmental and safety performance and business information.  The main topic may be a presentation, an annual report, or a tour.  Time is always allotted for Q&A and discussion.  Plans for the next few meetings are reviewed and confirmed. Contact us at info@deerparkcac.org  if you would like an invitation to attend.


 In the Last Year or So
 
DPCAC meeting summaries cover the main topic. Recent summaries also contain updates from plants scheduled to submit written reports and other timely plant news.

2017
January 24-- Annual State of the Plants report.  Summary.
February 27--PetrochemWorks.com & Workforce Development.  Summary
March 27 -- Tour of Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Summary


2016

January 25 -- Annual State of the Plants report. Summary.
February 22 -- Galveston Bay Report Card.  Summary.  Slides.
March 28 -- Plant Community Relations Programs.  Summary.
April 25 -- Overview of Plant Environmental and Safety Programs.  Summary.
May 23 -- US Coast Guard Missions & Tour of Station at Ellington Field. Summary.   Slides.  
August 22 -- Industrial Hygiene:  Protecting Workers from Workplace Hazards. Summary.  Slides.
September 26 - Annual Reports on Emissions and on Air Quality. Summary.  Slides
October 24 -- Emergency Response to a Plant Incident and Related Communications:  Who Does What?  Part I: Response.  Summary
November 28 -- Emergency Response to a Plant Incident and Related Communications:  Who Does What?  Part I: Communications. Summary.   Deer Park Emergency Communications Slides.  CAER Line Slides.


2015
January 26 -- Annual State of the Plants report. Summary. 
February 23 -- Impacts on Roads from Industrial Growth & Panama Canal Expansion. SummarySlides.
March 23 -- DPCAC 25th Anniversary celebration.  Summary. History booklet.
April 27 -- Plant and College Tours.  Summary.
June 1 -- Ships vs. Barges on Houston Ship Channel. Summary.   Slides.
August 24 -- Keystone XL Pipeline Impacts on Gulf Coast Refining Sector.  Summary.
September 28 -- Annual Reports on Emissions and Air Quality. SummaryAir Quality slides. 
October 26 -- Deepwells.  Summary. Slides.
November 30 -- Program Planning.  Summary.

 
  

Of Special Interest

Community members are always interested in what is known about any health effects from living in an industrialized area.  Every few years, DPCAC invites the Texas Department of State Health Services to share Texas Cancer Registry data on cancer incidence and mortality.  DPCAC also works to increase its understanding of exposure, dose, and response by inviting speakers to explain how researchers try to answer questions about health effects.  Other topics were also of particular interest to members, and the presentations are retained here for reference.  

February 2013-- How TCEQ Uses Emissions and Air Monitoring Data to Protect Public Health.  Slides.  Causes of Death in Deer Park Compared to Texas As a Whole. Slide. Summary.
June 2012 -- Water Planning in Our Region SummarySlides.
November 2011 -- TCEQ Flaring Study Findings SummarySlides.
April 2010 -- Ship's Pilot's Photographic Tour of Houston Ship Channel
August 2009 -- Indoor Air Quality 
August 2008    --  Texas Cancer Registry Study and Slides and Data for Deer Park ZIP Code 77536
October 2007  --  Understanding the Links between Exposure, Dose, and Health Effects  


 
How We Select Meeting Topics


Every year or so, DPCAC develops a Program Plan to assure it is addressing issues of greatest interest to community members.  Community members, plant members, and guests brainstorm topics they believe DPCAC should address.  Using sticky dots, they choose those they most want to cover in the coming year.  By using different colors for community and plant members, the CAC is able to schedule the topics of most community interest. Members may also see whether there are differences in what community and plant members want to discuss.  The Program Plan is flexible and may be changed by group agreement.   

Contact us if there are issues you would like DPCAC to address or
if you would like details and an invitation to a DPCAC meeting.The typical meeting agenda includes updates from plants on environmental and safety performance and business information.  The main topic may be a presentation, an annual report, or a tour.  Time is always allotted for Q&A and discussion.  Plans for the next few meetings are reviewed and confirmed.  DPCAC meeting summaries cover the main topic. Recent summaries also contain updates from plants scheduled to submit written reports and other timely plant news.

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