Topics and Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, November 30, 2020 -- "Annual Report on Emissions from CAC Plants" 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 is a Risk Matrix and how is it used in Industry?

  • A probability and severity Risk Matrix is designed to help you minimize the probability of potential risk to optimize situation outcome and/or performance
  • A Risk Matrix is a visual depiction of the risks affecting a project to enable companies to develop a mitigation strategy
  • A Risk Matrix helps to identify areas for risk reduction
  • A Risk Matrix provides a quick and relatively inexpensive risk analysis
  • A Risk Matrix enables more detailed analysis to be focused on high-risk areas
  • A risk matrix is typically a chart that plots the probability of an event occurring on one axis, and the severity of it occurring on the other. The example below formats the matrix as a table, where the risk consequences are columns, and the risk likelihood are listed in rows.
  • Click here to view an example of a risk matrix.
  • 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.