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2018 Air Monitoring Network Plan Posted for Public Review: The Annual Network Review (ANR) is available for public comment through May 13n, 2018.
It contains proposed changes to the Oklahoma Air Monitoring Network for 2018. Comments should be submitted to the attention of Kent Stafford and Curt Goeller, Environmental Programs Managers, ODEQ, Air Quality Division, Monitoring Section,
PO Box 1677, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 or email Kent Stafford and Curt Goeller. Posted April 11, 2018

The Clean Air Act establishes standards to protect the public and the environment from adverse health and welfare effects of air pollution. These standards, National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), define the maximum permissible concentrations for certain pollutants, known as criteria pollutants.

NAAQS currently exist for six criteria pollutants: carbon monoxide (CO), lead (Pb), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and particulate matter (PM). There are two categories of PM, particulate matter less than 10 micrometers (PM-10) and particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM-2.5).

A network of air quality monitoring stations routinely measures concentrations of the criteria air pollutants in the ambient air. To see the monitor locations and the types of pollutants monitored at each site, use the GPS map here.

Air quality monitoring data for 2016 is now posted in the 2016 Air Data Report. Earlier reports are still available for the years: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

Smoke from prescribed and wildland fires release air pollutants like particulate matter and ozone precursors. Visit our Smoke Management page to learn more about reducing smoke impacts on public health and welfare.

Page last updated: April 11, 2018


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