NEW!

Plant Internal Alarm Test Schedule Update
 
2015 Air Quality Trends
 
CAER Line messages now available by calling
 281-476-2237
or going to
www.ehcma.org/caerline

Pasadena Citizens' Advisory Council

Thurs. Nov. 30, 2017

Annual Report on Emissions from PCAC Plants

RSVP  to info@pasadenacac.org


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

Resources

PCAC Plants

 Afton Chemical
www.aftonchemical.com

 Air Products LLC
www.airproducts.com

Albemarle Corporation Pasadena Plant
www.albemarle.com

BASF Pasadena Plasticizer Site
www.basf.com

 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
www.cpchem.com  

 Enterprise Products
www.enterpriseproducts.com

Ethyl Corporation Houston Plant
www.ethyl.com

 Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority

www.gcwda.com

INEOS Phenol

www.ineos.com

Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC)
www.iterm.com

Kinder Morgan Terminal LLC, Pasadena Texas Gulf Liquids Region
www.kindermorgan.com

LyondellBasell’s Houston Refining LP
www.lyondellbasell.com

Oxy Vinyls Houston Operations Pasadena PVC Plant

www.oxy.com

Pasadena Refining System, Inc.
www.pasadenarefining.com

PCI Nitrogen LLC

Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America LLC

www.sekisui-sc.com

 

 



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.

Call the CAER Line (281-476-2237) to listen to messages posted by plants that have had an emergency or a noticeable incident that may concern the community. The same messages are now posted on the new CAER Line website:  www.ehcma.org/caerline.  The Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) Line is sponsored by East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA).  Most PCAC plants belong to EHCMA.  CAER Line facts in EnglishCAER Line facts in Spanish.

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.  www.ci.pasadena.tx.us  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  www.911.org.  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.  http://www.hcoem.org/  Go to www.ReadyHarris.org 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.
http://www.houstontranstar.org/

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  http://www.houstoncleanairnetwork.com/

2015 Houston Regional Monitoring Air Quality Report shows downward trends for ozone and air toxics.

www.houstonairquality.com 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:  
http://weather.gov/
http://www.weather.com/
http://www.wunderground.com/
http://www.accuweather.com/
Channel 11:  http://www.khou.com/weather/?nTar=OPUR&IQ_ID=147073
Channel 12:  http://www.click2houston.com/
Channel 13: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/doppler?section=weather/doppler&id=5750607

 Other Pasadena Resources

City of Pasadena
http://www.ci.pasadena.tx.us/

Southeast Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
http://www.serlepc.org/

Pasadena Independent School District
http://www.pasadenaisd.org

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
http://www.pasadenachamber.org/

 Environmental and Safety Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
www.tceq.texas.gov
  •  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 https://www.tceq.texas.gov/enforcement/history/about.html
  • You may search for Emissions Events Reports at http://www2.tceq.texas.gov/oce/eer/
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/

U.S. EPA's Toxics Release Inventory program and TRI Explorer
http://www.epa.gov/tri/
http://www.epa.gov/triexplorer/

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
http://www.osha.gov/

 Petrochemical Industry Organizations

East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA)
http://www.ehcma.org/

Houston Regional Monitoring (HRM) - air quality trends
http://hrm.radian.com/

American Chemistry Council
http://www.americanchemistry.com/

Texas Chemical Council
http://www.txchemcouncil.org/
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