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 17 Houston Ship Channel plant members
include the major industrial facilities
Come to a PCAC Meeting!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Public Involvement in the TCEQ Permitting Process
See “Topics and Meetings
” for dates for remainder of year. Meetings are held at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for details or to RSVP.
Recent PCAC Topics
Jan. 2015- Overview and Tour of San Jacinto College Process Technology Program. Summary. Presentation.
Feb. 2015- Annual Report on Worker Safety. Summary.
Mar. 2015- Overview and Tour of PISD Career and Technical High School. Summary.
Apr. 2015-- I've Got Something on My Mind. Program Planning. Summary.
Feb. 2014 - Annual Report on Safety of Workers in PCAC Plants. Summary.
Mar. 2014 - Industry and Pasadena ISD Support of Industrial Workforce Development. Summary. Careers in Manufacturing brochure. Careers in Manufacturing job descriptions.
Apr. 2014 -- Pipelines and Salt Domes. Summary.
May 2014 -- Emergency Communications Refresher. Summary. Slides on city and school district emergency communications. Handout on Pasadena community warning systems. Poster on how to shelter in place. CAER Line facts in English. CAER Line facts in Spanish.
August 2014 -- Health Impacts from Environmental Exposure. Summary. Slides on Causes of Mortality in Pasadena vs. Texas as a Whole. Slides on Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Use of Air Monitoring Date to Help Protect Public Health.
October 2014 -- Pasadena Police Department Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Program. Summary. Slides.
December 2014 -- Annual Report on PCAC Plant Air Emissions. Summary.
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.
August 2013 -- Panama Canal Expansion. Summary. Slides.
September 2013 -- "I've Got Something on My Mind" and Program Planning for 2014. Summary.
October 2013 -- Annual Report on Air Emissions from PCAC Plants. Summary.
December 2013 -- Air Quality Trends and Emerging Issues. Summary. Slides.
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.
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: Oxy Vinyls
"Oxy Vinyls, LP (OxyVinyls) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem). Together, OxyVinyls and OxyChem are the leading North American manufacturers of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. For every product they make, OxyChem’s and OxyVinyls’ market positions are No. 1 or No. 2 in the U. S. OxyChem is based in Dallas.
"OxyVinyls is a major producer of vinyl products, including PVC and its precursor, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). PVC is the second-largest commodity plastic and is used in piping, electrical insulation, construction materials and automotive products.
"OxyVinyls is committed to safeguarding the environment and protecting the safety and health of our employees and neighboring communities."
The PCAC Plant Directory briefly describes all 17 PCAC plants.