CAER Line messages now available or on the CAER Online App

Pasadena Citizens' Advisory Council

Next Regular Meeting Tues, January 22, 2019: Transportation of Chemicals by Rail


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.


PCAC Plants 

Afton Chemical

Air Products LLC

Albemarle Corporation Pasadena Plant

BASF Pasadena Plasticizer Site

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

Enterprise Products

Ethyl Corporation Houston Plant

Gulf Coast Authority

INEOS Phenol

Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC)

Kinder Morgan Export Terminal

Kinder Morgan Terminal LLC, Pasadena Texas Gulf Liquids Region

LyondellBasell’s Houston Refining LP

Oxy Vinyls Houston Operations Pasadena PVC Plant

Pasadena Refining System, Inc.

PCI Nitrogen LLC

Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America LLC


Emergency Events or Industry Incidents of Concern; Ozone & Air Quality

Since its formation, Pasadena Citizens’ Advisory Council community members have advised plants on what the community expects in terms of communications and plant coordination with the City of Pasadena and surrounding communities during a significant industry incident such as a fire, explosion, or toxic release as well as during other noticeable incidents.

PCAC members encourage local community members to make use of the links that follow to obtain facts during an incident and to take appropriate action when needed.

The CAER Line is being phased out.  Messages posted by plants that have had an emergency or a noticeable incident that may concern the community will now be posted on the new CAER Line website: and on the CAER Online App.  The Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) Line is sponsored by East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA).  Most PCAC plants belong to EHCMA. 

Learn how the City of Pasadena uses its outdoor sirens, telephone notification system, and other methods to warn community members in case of a chemical release.  Be sure to sign up to receive emergency telephone communications from the city at   If you don't use a land line, you must sign up to receive messages on your cell phone or you won't get a call.  That is also true if you use a Voice over Internet Protocol phone service like Comcast or Vonnage.  Sign up at  Also check the home page of the city website for communication instructions.  This emergency alert chart tells you how notifications work in each area city and Harris County, and how to sign up to receive emergency messages from that entity.

Learn how to Shelter in Place as a safety precaution in case of a significant chemical release. 

See how Wally Wise, a big turtle, helps children learn how to Shelter in Place.

Check Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for information during an incident as well as helpful information about weather and other events.  Go to for that info also.  You may obtain the ReadyHarris app where you obtain apps for a smart phone. 

Use the Houston Transtar website to check on traffic jams and road closures.

Many plants have internal alarm systems for warning their workers if, for example, there was a significant chemical release. Neighbors sometimes hear those alarms. To help community members know when the plant alarm is just a test, PCAC publishes a plant alarm test schedule for its member plants. 

A new ozone mapping tool allows you to type in an address and find out what the approximate ozone levels are at that location, based on real-time data at the air monitors closest to that spot. Also available as free smart phone app. See

2015 Houston Regional Monitoring Air Quality Report shows downward trends for ozone and air toxics. is a new "On Air" website broadcasting facts from environmental agencies and other sources for the average Houston region community member. May sign up to receive weekly newsletter.

Weather information:
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Channel 13:

 Other Pasadena Resources

City of Pasadena

Southeast Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Pasadena Independent School District

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

 Environmental and Safety Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  •  Those who want to track plant incidents may do so by reading the State of Texas Electronic Environmental Reporting System (STEERS) Emission Events database, which contains the reports plants make of reportable quantity events, for example. CAER Line messages are courtesy messages for events or activities that might cause community questions or concerns.  These events are not necessarily permit exceedances or reportable quantity releases; therefore, the CAER Line would not provide an accurate record of such events.
  •  “Compliance History Basics” is an explanation for the public. See
  • You may search for Emissions Events Reports at
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. EPA's Toxics Release Inventory program and TRI Explorer

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 Petrochemical Industry Organizations

East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA)

Houston Regional Monitoring (HRM) - air quality trends

American Chemistry Council

Texas Chemical Council

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