Wed. April 25, 2018

Data Used by Houston Chronicle in Periodic Articles on Chemical Risk

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Pasadena Citizens' Advisory Council

Wed. April 25, 2018

Data Used by Houston Chronicle in Periodic Articles on Chemical Risk


Meetings are usually held at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Write for details or to RSVP.

Welcome to Pasadena Citizens’ Advisory Council (PCAC)

PCAC celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016.  Twenty-five years of fostering community-industry dialogue is captured in this 25th Anniversary History. Photos were taken by PCAC's Jackie Welch.

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 in Pasadena.

Come to a PCAC Meeting!

Next Regular Meeting: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018--Data Used by Houston Chronicle in Periodic Articles on Chemical Risk
  • Meetings usually are held at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas. 
  • Write us at for details or to sign up to attend.

 Recent PCAC Topics

Jan. 2018 - Emergency Response and Communications associated with a large ship fire at a plant dock. SummarySlides.
Feb. 2018 -Annual Report on Worker Safety in PCAC Plants. Summary.
Mar. 2018 -Washburn Tunnel: History, Operations and Emergency Response.  Summary.  Tunnel Slides


Jan. 2017 - Overview of Environmental Permitting. Summary. Slides. Update on Air Alliance Project in Pasadena.  Summary.  Slides. TCEQ Brochures on Public Participation in Environmental Permitting before 9-1-15 and after 9-1-15
Feb. 2017Annual Report on Worker Safety in PCAC Plants. Summary.
Mar. 2017Tour of Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at Houston TranStar.  Summary
Apr. 2017Emergency Management and Communications Meeting Review. Introduction to  Summary
May 2017 Port of Houston UpdateSummarySlides.
Sep. 2017 Hurricane Harvey Experiences. Summary.  Tour of San Jacinto College Maritime Academy.  SummarySlides
Oct. 2017 San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site.  SummarySlides.
Nov. 2017 - Annual Report on Air Emissions from PCAC Plants. Summary. Highlights. 

See “Topics and Meetings” page for a list of issues we’ve addressed since 2012, with a short summary of the presentation and, when available, the presentation slides. 

   Host Plant of the Month:   Oxy Vinyls Pasadena Plant

OxyVinyls, 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. OxyChem’s and OxyVinyls’ market position was among the top three producers in the U.S. in 2016 for principle products they manufacture and market. 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.

 PCAC's 18 Pasadena Plants:  

Afton Chemical
Air Products
Chevron Phillips
Enterprise Products
Gulf Coast Authority
INEOS Phenol
Intercontinental Terminals
Kinder Morgan Export Terminal
KM Liquids Terminals
LyondellBasell Houston Refinery
Oxy Vinyls
Pasadena Refining
PCI Nitrogen

The PCAC Plant Directory briefly describes all PCAC Plants.




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