History: Established in the summer of 1997 to provide a forum for responding to the EPA Risk Management Program by the community. It evolved into an ongoing advisory panel operating under ground rules drafted in 1998 by an industry-community committee.
Number of plants: 16
Number of community members: Approximately 40
Facilitator: Mary Jane Naquin
Liaisons: The Baytown West Chambers County LEPC, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Harris County Pollution Services.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Monthly – 3rd Mondays, unless rescheduled due to holidays, etc.; 5:45–8:00 pm, usually at Lee College Center for Workforce and Community Development. Meetings also use the ZOOM online platform at this time in compliance with CDC protocols.
The Baytown Area CAP provides a means for ongoing, constructive conversations that increase communication, understanding and trust between industry and its community neighbors as it addresses mutual interests, challenges and concerns.
- To open communications between community and industry through a respectful dialogue that addresses items of interest to the community and industry sponsors.
- To learn about industry’s performance, plans and the potential challenges that could affect employees, communities nearby, area business or passersby.
- To serve as a conduit to the broader community via members’ friends, families and networks and to give feedback to industry management.
Most common issues of interest: