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2016 School Bus Rebate Program

EPA is now accepting applications for 2016 School Bus Replacement or Retrofit Funding. This is a $7 million program to replace or retrofit buses and reduce emissions significantly. Applications will be accepted until November 1 at 4 p.m. ET.

Go to EPA's Bus Rebate Program Guide
Monitoring Air Quality

Though ozone season is officially March through November, we monitor air quality year round. If you're interested in the quality of the air you are breathing, sign up for our Air Quality Health Advisories.

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Keith Dunca Retires

After 35 years of serving the State of Oklahoma, Keith Duncan sings a farewell song to his co-workers. We wish Keith the best!

New minor source forms for emergency engines

Effective September 15, 2016, a newly-promulgated Permit by Rule (PBR) is available OAC 252:100-7-60.6 for facilities that must obtain a permit because of installation of an emergency engine that is subject to a federal standard.

Use form #100-224 to register under the PBR
October Air Quality Advisory Council

The post-meeting agenda for the October Air Quality Advisory Council meeting has been posted under "action". The Program Update presentation by Leon Ashford has been posted to the proposed rules page.

Access the notice and rules from our Council page

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: October 21, 2016


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