• Committees

    AFPM relies on advice and support from the many experts among its more than 450 member companies. Our standing committees assist the Board of Directors to meet our goals. With the exception of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, appointments to the standing committees are made by the President with the oversight of the Executive Committee. Applications for committee membership from member companies are always welcome.

    Committee Descriptions

    Communications Committee

    The Communications Committee enables AFPM members to share information, ideas and strategies to use communications to increase support by external audiences for policy positions established by the Executive Committee and adopted by the Board of Directors. This includes ideas on common messaging dealing with industry-wide issues to improve the effectiveness of communications efforts.

    Communications Committee Roster

    Environmental Committee 

    The Environmental Committee provides information and advice to the Board of Directors and AFPM staff on environmental laws/regulations and other matters that affect the operation of the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries. The Environmental Committee provides a forum for members to exchange views and discuss their activities in the environmental area through an annual Environmental Conference.

    Environmental Committee Roster

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    Fuels Committee 

    The purpose of the Fuels Committee is to provide information and advice to the Board of Directors, and AFPM staff on legislative, regulatory, research, technology development, specification development and other matters that affect the manufacture, supply, distribution and quality of fuels and fuel additives.

    Fuels Committee Roster

    Government Relations Committee 

    The Government Relations Committee includes government affairs representatives from AFPM's refining and petrochemical companies. Committee members meet monthly to exchange information and to strategize on public policy issues at both the federal and state levels. The goals and objectives of the Committee are to ensure that the viability of the refining and petrochemical industry is maintained and that its economic importance is recognized as the Congress and regulatory agencies deliberate on industry-related public policy issues.

    Government Relations Committee Roster

    Issues Committee

    The objective of the Issues Committee is to establish public policy for the Association consistent with the interests of AFPM membership. It serves as the senior strategy-setting body for the Association. The Issues Committee advises the Executive Committee and assists the AFPM staff on current policy issues important to the refining and petrochemical industries. It reviews, coordinates and develops Association policy that is relevant and that reflects the views of the membership.

    Issues Committee Roster

    Labor Relations and Human Resources Committee

    The Labor Relations and Human Resources Committee provides information and advice to the Board of Directors and AFPM staff on issues pertaining to industrial and labor relations, human resources practices, and collective bargaining. The committee also develops the program for the annual National Labor Relations and Human Resources Conference.

    Labor Relations and Human Resources Committee Roster

    Base Oils & Waxes Committee 

    The Lubricants & Waxes Committee provides advice and assistance to the Board of Directors on fuels, lubricants, and wax matters; develops technical programs for presentation at the Annual Meeting and the National Lubricants & Waxes Meeting; and compiles data pertaining to the manufacture and marketing of lubricants and waxes and arranges for the timely dissemination of this information.

    Base Oils & Waxes Committee Roster

    Waxes Subcommittee

    The Waxes Subcommittee leads the effort of promoting and showcasing the benefits of petroleum wax through endorsement of current and new wax uses and technologies to the marketplace. The group also educates the public, media and opinion leaders about the vital role of wax in the marketplace and provides leadership related to the safe handling, transportation and specifications of petroleum wax products. 

    Waxes Subcommittee Roster

    Legal Committee

    The primary purpose of the Legal Committee is to recommend litigation strategies to advance the interests of AFPM's members and the industry. The Committee also provides guidance to the AFPM staff on legislative and regulatory proposals and general legal issues affecting the industry. The Committee forms Legal Task Groups to focus on specific legal issues. Currently, the following Legal Task Groups are active: California LCFS Litigation and Climate Change/GHG.

    Legal Committee Roster

    Reliability & Maintenance Committee

    The Reliability & Maintenance Committee advises the AFPM Board of Directors on issues related to process plant reliability, maintenance practices, mechanical integrity, and workforce issues. The Committee promotes the exchange of technical information and proven practices on reliability, maintenance, inspection, procurement, project engineering, and turnarounds through the annual AFPM Reliability & Maintenance Conference and Exhibition, the Cat Cracker Seminar, and the Labor Outlook Roundtable.

    Maintenance Committee Roster

    Manufacturing Committee

    The Manufacturing Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on technical developments, federal, state and local laws/regulations, and on other matters that affect facility operations and the products of the refining and petrochemical industries. The Manufacturing Committee is responsible for the development of the technical programs for the Annual Meeting and the Technology Q&A Meeting.

    Manufacturing Committee Roster

    Petrochemical Committee

    The Petrochemical Committee advises the Board of Directors, the Issues Committee and AFPM staff on current issues of importance to the petrochemical industry. The Committee participates in the planning, preparation and conduct of the annual AFPM International Petrochemical Conference.

    Petrochemical Committee Roster

    Petrochemical Steering Committee

    The Petrochemical Steering Committee advises and assists the Petrochemical Committee on matters of interest to the petrochemical membership and takes action on any issues as requested by the Petrochemical Committee.

    Petrochemical Steering Committee Roster

    Petrochemical Statistics Subcommittee

    The Petrochemical Statistics Subcommittee advises and assists the Petrochemical Committee on matters pertaining to the collection and dissemination of Petrochemical Statistical data.

    Petrochemical Statistics Subcommittee Roster

    Plant Automation & Decision Support Committee

    The Plant Automation & Decision Support Committee advises the Board of Directors and the AFPM staff on information technology issues. The Committee develops the program for the annual AFPM Plant Automation and Decision Support Conference which focuses on practical experience with the application and management of information technology in areas including process control, modeling, IT networks, and Internet-based applications.

    Plant Automation & Decision Committee Roster

    Cybersecurity Subcommittee

    The Cybersecurity Subcommittee provides information and recommendations to the Plant Automation and Decision Support Committee on matters pertaining to cybersecurity and cyber terrorism targeting business systems and/or control systems in the refining and petrochemical industries. The subcommittee also develops the program for the Cybersecurity Workshop.

    Cybersecurity Subcommittee Roster

    Safety & Health Committee 

    The Safety & Health Committee advises the Board of Directors and the AFPM staff on legislative and regulatory issues relating to occupational and process safety affecting the industry.  The committee also develops the program for the AFPM National Occupational and Process Safety Conference, reviews and monitors the annual Safety Awards Program, and collects statistics for the Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries Illnesses and Process Safety Event Report.

    Safety & Health Committee Roster  

     

    Industrial Hygiene Subcommittee

    The principal objective of the Industrial Hygiene Subcommittee is to advise the Board of Directors to provide for the exchange of information among the AFPM membership pertaining to industrial hygiene related issues within the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries.

    Industrial Hygiene subcommittee Roster

    Regional Process Safety Networks

    The purpose of Regional Process Safety Network (PSN) Meetings is to develop networks of Process Safety practitioners at the plant level and to provide each network a forum for the exchange of ideas to enhance the overall process safety performance of all sites in each region. Agenda items will typically focus on sharing process safety practices, which may include event sharing, industry standards, regulatory challenges, hazard identification and possible safeguarding, and special topics as needed.

    Participants in regional meetings should include at least one individual from a site who is the Process Safety Manager or Process Safety subject matter expert or equivalent representative from each site. Additional attendees may be invited; participants are currently limited to those of AFPM Regular Refining and Petrochemical Members.

    Please contact Eileen Scherzinger for information on participating within a region.

    Map of Regions
    Regional Network Participant Site (Safety Portal)

    Security Committee 

    The Security Committee advises and assists the Board of Directors and AFPM membership concerning security-related practices and policies, standards and guidelines, and regulatory and legislative trends. It solicits and assembles recommendations from members on these matters and ensures that recommendations receive consideration by governmental bodies and industry or trade groups concerned. The Security Committee is also responsible for developing the program for AFPM's Security Conference.

    Security Committee Roster