HOW THE CCCAC WAS FORMED
The Corpus Christi Community Advisory Council (CCCAC) was formed in 1993 with a mission to identify, understand, and address issues of concern and importance for residents living, or working near industrial facilities. For the past 20 years, CCCAC has facilitated open and constructive communication between our sponsor industry representatives and the community.
CCCAC members meet on a monthly basis. Some of the topics discussed over the past year include pipeline safety, hurricane preparedness, Eagle Ford shale, fracking, flaring and emissions. The CCCAC provides specialized speakers to discuss the requested subjects. CCCAC is also involved in community health fairs and emergency preparedness presentations.
To identify, understand, and address issues of concern and importance to the community and the sponsors through a self-directed citizen forum that encourages productive, honest dialog and fosters mutual understanding. The mission will be achieved in ways that demonstrate these characteristics.
- Develop and nurture an honest, productive dialog between the community and sponsors that promotes mutual understanding and trust in a spirit of partnership.
- Serve as a forum where sponsors and community representatives can meet to identify issues from the citizens, understand the issue and provide feedback to the citizens.
- Continually identify, address and respond to community concerns about operation of sponsors.
- Continually evaluate the effectiveness of sponsors communications/efforts with the community and advise sponsors on other issue and interests that benefit the communities.
- Partner with others: LEPC, RMP, Air Quality Committee, Operation Clean Sweep, schools and others.
Framework and Model to Accomplish Mission
|Local Residents||Diversity||Work Groups|
|Schools||Sustainable Ongoing Open Communications||Identify Issue|
|Experts||Trusting Relationships||Identify Issue|
|Government||Challenging Critique||Share Understanding|
|Action – Get it Done!|
EXPECTATIONS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES
Reach 15,000 households, about 50,000 citizens, along the North side near I-37 from downtown to the Five Points area in the Northwest with these messages:
- Personal safety plan concepts – 70% plus
- Huisache monitor – benzene annual level below 1 ppbv and 24-hour level below 4 ppbv
- Air quality Scorecards – review regularly with CITGO, Flint Hills, and Valero
- Drinking Water quality scorecards – review regularly with CITGO, Flint Hills, and Valero
GOALS FOR THE CCCAC
Continue to orient members on refinery and water plant operations – conduct tours & offer orientation sessions.
Continue to be strong supporters of LEPC and using a personal safety plan for a chemical emergency.
Continue performance based work in the environmental arena – Air and Water Quality.
Continue focus to understand drinking water – Water Division.
CCCAC GUIDING PRINCIPLES
- Identify & Process Issues
- Constructive Discussion
- Self-Directed by Citizens
- Work Together
QUESTION, COMMENT, OR CONCERN? CONTACT US
We value community feedback as it is essential to the CCCAC’s success. Please share your thoughts or concerns, or direct your questions by contacting us.