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Deer Park Community Advisory Council

Deer Park Community Advisory Council (DPCAC) builds a true partnership between Houston Ship Channel  industry and community in Deer Park, Texas  At meetings held 9-10 times a year, we provide a forum for candid conversation about industry-related issues of community interest or concern.

Open, honest dialogue makes plant members aware of what the community expects of them.  It helps community members understand what plants do and how they work.

The primary issues we address are environment, safety, health, security, emergency response and communications, and hazardous materials transportation.  We also discuss other quality of life issues like the economy and education.

DPCAC currently has 26 community members plus several Deer Park High School student members. They include individuals who live, work or attend school in Deer Park, and representatives of organizations and government entities serving Deer Park. 

Twenty plant members represent 15 industrial facilities in Deer Park, including chemical plants, a refinery, storage terminals, hazardous waste management firms, and related facilities. See DPCAC Plant Directory.

DPCAC celebrated its 25th Anniversary in March 2015.  Historical highlights were documented in a 25th Anniversary History booklet.

"Question of the Month" 

Question 14.  What is Responsible Care®?  

Answer: Since 1988, Responsible Care has been the chemical industry's commitment to sustainability, the betterment of society, the environment, and the economy. Responsible Care® is a condition of membership for ACC (American Chemistry Council), members all of which have made CEO-level commitments to uphold the program’s Guiding Principles.  Through these principles, members pledge to improve environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance for facilities, processes and products throughout the entire operating system.  Some examples of guiding principles include: 

•      To lead in ethical ways that increasingly benefit society, the economy and the environment.   

•      To design and operate facilities in a safe, secure and environmentally sound manner.   

•      To communicate product, service and process risks to stakeholders and listen to and consider their perspectives.  

•      To make continual progress toward a goal of no accidents, injuries or harm to human health and the environment from products and operations and openly report health, safety, environmental and security performance.  

      To promote Responsible Care by encouraging and assisting other companies to adhere to these Guiding Principles

For more information:    
(#14 – October 2017 – Dow Chemical)    

Click here to read previous Questions and Answers related to Deer Park industry. 

Deer Park Community Advisory Council

Next Meeting
November 27, 2017
Annual Report on Air Quality, and Part 2
"Safety of Chemicals Then and Now" - Ozone

For details or an invitation, contact   

2018 Calendar

Jan. 22                                                                              

Feb. 26

Mar. 26

Apr. 23

June 4 (delayed due to Memorial Day)

No end of June Meeting

No July Meeting

Aug. 27

Sept. 24

Oct. 22

Nov. 26 (after Thanksgiving)

No December Meeting

Recent Topics

 Additional meeting summaries and slides may be found
on "Topics and Meetings" page, year by year.

Contact Us

  For information about DPCAC, an invitation to a meeting, or to make suggestions, contact our facilitator at
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