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Gasoline Dispensing Facilities Permit

A newly promulgated Permit by Rule (PBR) OAC 252:100-7-60.7 is available for gasoline dispensing facilities. A new form (#100-225) has been posted to register under the PBR. For more information, please contact Artisha Hicks.

Go to the Air Quality Forms Page
Air Data Report 2017

Our annual data report shows Oklahoma met all the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for criteria pollutants in 2017. The report charts data from 30 monitors across the state and includes analysis of each criteria pollutant.

View the 2017 Report
Smoke Management

It's fire season again, and smoke from fires contains air pollutants like particulate matter and ozone precursors. We have a new Smoke Management web page and brochure about reducing smoke impacts from prescribed and wildland fires.

Go to our Smoke Management Page
Volkswagen Settlement

The Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement allocated approximately $21 million for Oklahoma to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from the transportation sector. The final VW Beneficiary Mitigaton Plan (BMP) was submitted to the Trust on June 8, 2018.

Go to DEQ's VW Settlement Page
October Council

The October Air Quality Advisory Council will be held Wednesday, October 10th at the DEQ headquarters. Proposed rules and other meeting materials have been posted.

Go to the Proposed Rules

What is air quality?
The amount of pollution in the air from all sources - natural and human - defines the quality of the air we breathe.  Air pollution isn't limited to our cities; it can blow into any part of Oklahoma from neighboring states.

Why is it important?
Bad air quality can affect everybody's health.  It can have direct effects on the lungs, and it can worsen an existing condition, such as asthma.  Some people are more sensitive to air pollution than others.  These include young children who are growing rapidly and older adults who have reduced immune systems.
Poor public health also incurs economic costs for society, e.g., increased healthcare costs and loss of working days.  And a clean environment makes Oklahoma an attractive place to live, work and play: something we can all be proud of.

What does the Air Quality Division do?
Most importantly, we work to effectively protect the public health in Oklahoma.  We do this by:

More information about the Air Quality Division

To reach the main AQD programs use the links on the right or the pulldown menu at the top left on any AQD page.

Last Updated: September 21, 2018


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