HARRIS COUNTY, TX – Commissioner Adrian Garcia is urging private, state and federal agencies to work together and provide timely and accurate information to Harris County officials so that the public can be effectively informed about the current situation at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) Deer Park facility.
“It is imperative elected officials are being informed and receiving timely updates to make informed decisions. I’m frustrated with ITC’s commitment and management of the current situation,” said Commissioner Garcia.
TCEQ and Harris County have filed multiple violations against ITC in the past. According to the Houston Chronicle report, the facility has been fined for violating clean air and clean water rules multiple times since 2009 and was cited for not following federal risk management regulations.
“Air quality is a top concern and I want to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep the public safe and informed,” Commissioner Garcia said.
Harris County Pollution Control has been on the ground monitoring the situation since learning about the fire and will continue to do so for the next coming days.
Commissioner Garcia encourages the public to follow the following Facebook pages for live updates.