Topics and Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 -- "Annual State of the Plants Report" Videoconference
  • 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 if you would like an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Question of the Month: What’s in the New Deer Park Local Emergency Planning Committee Calendar?

  • The Deer Park Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is celebrating its 35th year of planning for and education on hazardous materials incidents with the 2021 edition of its annual calendar for Deer Park residents. In addition to calendar pages with important dates, the calendar contains answers to a number of questions commonly asked by the community:
  • 1. Who is Wally Wise Guy?
  • 2. What types of industries do we have in and around the city? What do they do there?
  • 3. What are the colored diamonds on the sides of tankers and trucks? What do they mean?
  • 4. Why do some facilities have flares? Are they bad for the environment?
  • 5. Is air monitoring done in Deer Park? Who does the monitoring?
  • 6. Is there a way I can talk to industry about my specific questions?
  • 7. How do I find out why the citywide alarms have been activated? Why are there sirens throughout the city? When do they go off?
  • 8. What does “shelter in place” mean? How do I do it?
  • 9. What is the LEPC? Do they just make calendars?
  • 10. What are some household hazards I should be aware of?
  • 11. What kind of maintenance do plants do—do they just fix things when they break?
  • 12. What do plants do to prevent fires, explosions, and releases?
  • Deer Park Community Advisory Council is pleased that Questions 6 on the April 2021 calendar page lets residents know they are welcome to come to a DPCAC meeting to share questions and concerns. Learn how at
  • Click here to read previous questions and answers related to Deer Park industry.

Additional Topics

Current and Prior Year Meeting Summaries
Of Special Interest over the Years
  • March 28, 2016 -- Plant Community Relations Programs. Summary.
  • August 22, 2016 -- Industrial Hygiene:  Protecting Workers from Workplace Hazards. Slides.
  • October 26, 2015 -- Deepwells.  Summary. Slides.
  • June 2012 -- Water Planning in Our Region Summary. Slides.
  • November 2011 -- TCEQ Flaring Study Findings Summary. Slides.
  • August 2009 -- Indoor Air Quality Slides.
  • October 2007 -- Understanding the Links between Exposure, Dose, and Health Effects. Slides.
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 can schedule the topics of most community interest. 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.