Building True Partnerships Between Community and Industry

Topics and Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

  • December 2, 2019 -- Coastal Protection
  • 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 attend.

Question of the Month: What steps do you take to prevent a spill?

  • We do a visual inspection on every tank each month to ensure the vessel is not showing any signs of leaking.
  • We measure the thickness of the walls of the tank at the required intervals.
  • All of our tanks have a redundant high level system. If the high level system is tripped, all of the pumps in the plant are automatically turned off.
  • All tanks are located inside a dike wall. The containment area is designed to hold the contents of the largest tank plus a freeboard of a 25 year, 24 hour rain event.
  • Our truck bay has a containment area of 10,500 gallons. If a trailer did rupture, the concrete is sloped so all of the product would flow into the containment pit.
  • If a trailer ruptured in the parking lot our storm water drains contain valves that we can close to prevent oil from entering the storm water drainage system.
  • September 2019 Question of the Month answered by Valvoline.
  • 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. Summary. Slides.
  • October 26, 2015 -- Deepwells.  Summary. Slides.
  • 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 Summary. Slides.
  • November 2011 -- TCEQ Flaring Study Findings Summary. Slides.
  • April 2010 -- Ship's Pilot's Photographic Tour of Houston Ship Channel
  • August 2009 -- Indoor Air Quality
  • 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.