Topics and Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, February 26, 2024 -- Annual State of the Plant Report
  • 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 [email protected] if you would like an invitation to join us at the Republic Grill in Deer Park.


Featuring DPCAC Plant Members

OxyVinyls PVC/KOH

OxyChem manufactures commodity chemicals that help elevate the quality of life across the globe. Our products form the building blocks for everyday household goods and drive crucial industrial processes. We’re proud to have a leading position in our principal product categories, with a reputation for safety, reliability, and sustainability. The Deer Park PVC Site manufactures polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins. OxyChem offers a full product line of PVC resins and utilizes the VCM from our sister plants as a key feedstock. PVC is widely used in making medical grade tubing and blood bags and other medical applications; piping systems; vinyl siding, windows and decking materials; irrigation and sewer construction materials; electrical conduits and wire coatings and cable insulation; flooring and wallcoverings; fencing; gutters and downspouts; landfill liners and environmental barriers; and fire-sprinkler piping. The potassium hydroxide (KOH) plant located within the Deer Park PVC site makes dry flake and crystal products that are used in the manufacturing of fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals as well as the manufacturing of dry cell batteries.

Additional Topics

Current and Prior Year Meeting Summaries
  • February 26, 2024 - Annual "State of the Plant" Reports from DPCAC Plants.
  • January 22, 2024 - Meeting cancelled due to weather
  • November 27, 2023 - Program Planning: Brainstorm and Prioritize Meeting Topics (Sticky Dot Exercise) Summary
  • October 23, 2023 - Annual Report on Air Emissions from DPCAC Plants. Summary
  • September 25, 2023 - Shell Plant Tour. Summary
  • August 28, 2023 - Roads and Traffic in Deer Park. Summary
  • May 22, 2023 - SH 225 and SH 146 Construction and Maintenance Summary
  • April 24, 2023 - Carbon Capture & Storage: Meeting 2 Calpine-CCS Summary
  • March 27, 2023 - Carbon Capture & Storage 101: Meeting 1UH-Krishnamoorti  Houston-CCS-Alliance Summary
  • February 27, 2023 - "January 24th Tornado and Severe Weather" Discussion. Summary
  • January 23, 2023 - Annual "State of the Plant" Reports from DPCAC Plants. Summary.
Of Special Interest over the Years
  • November 28, 2022- Diane Sheridian's last meeting as Facilitator of DPCAC. She retired from DPCAC 12/31/2022. Anne Gowan will be the Facilitator effective 1/1/2023. 
  • November 28, 2022- Origins and History of the Deer Park Community Advisory Council (DPCAC) and the Deer Park Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). DPCAC Slides. LEPC Slides. Summary.
  • October 26, 2020-- DPCAC Role in EHCMA Roll Out of EPA Risk Management Plans. Summary Slides
  • August 24, 2020 -- Port Houston Expansion. Summary . Slides.
  • March 23, 2020 -- DPCAC 30th Anniversary. Summary.
  • February 24, 2020 -- Process Safety Management. PSM Slides. PSM Chemical Thresholds. Summary.
  • June 3, 2019 -- Plant Show and Tell and Program Planning. Summary.
  • March 5, 2019 -- Joint CAC Meeting: Consequences of Regulatory Changes on the Economy and the Environment. Summary. Speaker Slides: Honeycutt, Craft and Beskid
  • February 25, 2019 -- Health Impacts of Living in an Industrialized Area Like Deer Park. Kelsey-Seybold Slides. Texas Cancer Fast Stats
  • 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.