Topics and Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

  • Next Meeting: January 26, 2021: 30th Anniversary -Celebration of the History of PCAC video conference
  • The typical PCAC meeting agenda includes updates from plants on environmental and safety performance and business information. The main topic may be a presentation, an annual report, or a tour. Time is always allotted for Q&A and discussion. Plans for the next few meetings are reviewed and confirmed. Contact us at if you would like an invitation to join us on Zoom.


Pasadena ISD’s Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School has 24 pathways from which students may choose, ranging from agriculture to welding. The 24 pathways are part of 6 academies:  Agriculture, Health Services, Business and Human Services, Manufacturing and Construction, Technology and Engineering, and Transportation and Shipping.  Students must apply to attend the high school, which PCAC visited in November 2018.

Current and Prior Year Meeting Summaries
  • December 3, 2020--Innovations in the Safety of Pipeline Transportation of Hazardous Materials.  Summary
  • October 27, 2020-- Annual Report on Emissions.  SummaryEmission Highlights
  • September 22, 2020-- Recent and Upcoming Technology to Improve the Safety of Truck Transportation of Plant Raw Materials and Products. Summary  Speaker's SlidesHydroblasting Safety Initiative
  • August 27, 2020-- Cancelled.
  • May 26, 2020--  An Interim Report on Lessons PCAC Plants Have Learned to Date about COVID-19.  Summary
  • April 28, 2020-- Chemical Industry Hurricane Preparedness.  SummarySpeaker Slides
  • March 26, 2020-- Cancelled. Summary
  • February 25, 2020-- Annual Report on Worker Safety PCAC Plants. Round Robin on Effective Worker Safety Programs.  Summary Safety Report Orientation
  • January 28, 2020-- Industry Impacts on the Community: Jobs, Community Relations Programs, and Taxes. Summary
  • December 5, 2019 -- Center for Petrochemical, Energy and Technology Tour. Summary
  • March 5, 2019 -- Joint CAC Meeting: Consequences of Regulatory Changes on the Economy and the Environment. Summary. Speaker Slides: Honeycutt, Craft, Beskid.
  • April 25, 2018 – Joint Meeting with Bay Area Community Advisory Panel to hear Dr. Sam Mannan on Ranking of Chemical Facilities Based on Potential to Cause Harm to the Public. Summary.
Safety Moments

At each meeting, plants report workplace-related worker injuries and illnesses recorded as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Occasionally, PCAC schedules plants to talk about their safety programs. Since 2010, the group has incorporated a Safety Moment into each meeting. Presented by a PCAC plant, the moment may be about safety specific to that plant or about preventing the kind of accidents common in everyday life.

Safety Tips

  • Credit card fraud is on the rise due to quickly evolving technology used to steal credit card information. The technological devices, which are becoming increasingly more available, are used to make ‘white plastic’ that appears to be a real credit card, but is just plastic used by scammers to hold stolen credit card information.

    Safety Moment: Fraud Protection

How We Select Meeting Topics

Every year or so, PCAC develops a Program Plan to assure it is addressing issues of greatest interest to community members.  Community members, plant members, and guests brainstorm topics they believe PCAC should address.  Using sticky dots, they choose those they most want to cover in the coming year.  By using different colors for community and plant members, PCAC is able to schedule the topics of most community interest. Members may also see whether there are differences in what community and plant members want to discuss.  The Program Plan is flexible and may be changed by group agreement.   Contact us at if there are issues you would like PCAC to address