Welcome to Pasadena Citizens’ Advisory Council (PCAC)
Pasadena Citizens’ Advisory Council (PCAC) builds a partnership between industry and community in Pasadena, Texas. At meetings held 9 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.
Our community members
include individuals who live or work in Pasadena and representatives of organizations and government entities serving the city. Our 18 Houston Ship Channel plant members
include the major industrial facilities
Come to a PCAC Meeting!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Impacts of Panama Canal Expansion
See “Topics and Meetings
” for dates for remainder of year. Meetings are held at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1068 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for details or to RSVP.
Recent PCAC Topics
Jan. 2013 - Stormwater Management in Industry and the City of Pasadena. Summary. City slides. Industry slides.
Feb. 2013 -- Annual Report on Worker Safety in the 17 PCAC Plants. Summary.
Mar. 2013 -- Hurricane Surge Suppression Efforts. Summary. Slides.
Apr. 2013 -- How PCAC Plants Notify Pasadena of Significant Incidents Using e-Notify. Summary.
May 2013 -- US Coast Guard on Houston Ship Channel Security. Summary.
Jan. 2012 – Emerging Water and Wastewater Issues
Feb. 2012 – Annual Worker Safety Report
Mar. 2012 – Plant and Houston Ship Channel Security
Apr. 2012 -- Wastewater Treatment at Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
May 2012 -- Houston TranStar transportation & emergency management center. Summary. Slides.
Aug. 2012 -- Cyber Security.
Sept. 2012 -- Air Quality Update. Slides. CAER Line Changes.
Oct. 2012 -- Annual Report of Emissions from PCAC Plants. Summary.
Nov. 2012 -- How Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Uses Plant Emissions Inventories and Air Monitoring Data. Summary. Slides.
Nov. 2012 -- Leak Detection and Repair Programs to Find and Fix Fugitive Emissions from Valves, Flanges, Etc. Summary. Slides.
See “Topics and Meetings
” for a list of issues we’ve addressed, with a short summary of the presentation and, when available, the presentation slides.
PCAC Plant of the Month: Intercontinental Terminals (ITC)
In business in Deer Park for more than 40 years, ITC broke ground on May 1 to build a new bulk liquid petrochemical storage terminal in Pasadena. Currently, they are moving dirt and dry dredging the 1250 feet of Houston Ship Channel that will become 2 ship docks and 4 barge docks.
The PCAC Plant Directory briefly describes all 18 PCAC plants.