Topics and Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, September 28, 2020 -- "COVID 101: Facts about the Coronavirus" 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 info@deerparkcac.org if you would like an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Question of the Month: What do I do if I've already sheltered in place but start to feel symptoms such as burning of the eyes, nose or throat?

  • Continue to stay indoors, do not venture outdoors unless instructed to do so by Emergency Response Personnel.
  • If symptoms are in the eyes you must flush your eyes with room temperature water for at least 15 minutes.
  • If you continue to smell/taste or feel symptoms in the nose or throat ensure your Air Conditioning Unit is turned off and block off the AC vents/registers so that nothing gets inside your home through that route. Then tape around all exterior doors of your home.
  • Do not induce vomiting or use any ointments and continue to monitor your symptoms noting details and times for medical professionals to use later.
  • Call 911 or the Poison Control Center 1 (800) 222-1222 for further instructions if symptoms worsen.
  • 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.