Building True Partnerships Between Community and Industry

Topics and Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

  • May 2020 -- There are no regular meetings at this time.
  • 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.

Question of the Month: What is DPCAC?

  • DPCAC is the Deer Park Community Advisory Council. It is a forum for an open and frank mutual exchange of ideas between representatives of the local community and the Deer Park chemical and refining industry. The group engages in frequent dialogue to develop a shared understanding of the interdependency of industry and community. The DPCAC serves as a resource to industry and the community at large on health, occupational, environmental, and economic issues. DPCAC held its first meeting in March 1990 and has typically met 9 times a year since then.
  • 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.