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Apply Now for ChargeOK Grant Program

ChargeOK - Oklahoma Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Grant Program - will offer approximately $3.1 million to install EV charging stations throughout Oklahoma. Funded by the Volkswagen State Environmental Mitigation Trust, ChargeOK grants will reimburse 80% of the cost for projects in designated EV transportation corridors and single point locations. A full description can be found in the Request for Proposals (RFP). Applications are due on or before March 1, 2019. For more information and application materials, visit the ChargeOK Program page.

An informational webinar on the ChargeOK Grant Program will be held on December 13 from 11 AM to 12 PM. Please register in advance.

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VW and Clean Diesel Funding

DEQ is pleased to announce two funding programs, the Oklahoma Clean Diesel (DERA) Program and the Alternative Fuel School Bus Program (funded by the Volkswagen State Environmental Trust), toward reducing vehicle emissions in Oklahoma. Each program will offer funding for different types of projects.

A full description of eligible projects can be found in their respective Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Applications for both programs are due on or before December 3, 2018. Application deadline extended to December 20, 2018.

View a comparison factsheet of the two programs
NESHAP Delegation

DEQ submitted an updated delegation request to EPA for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). EPA published final approval of DEQ's request. With this action, DEQ has the primary responsibility to implement and enforce the delegated standards. Associated notifications and reports only need to be submitted to DEQ, not EPA. The publication includes tables listing the delegation status for each NESHAP.

View the Federal Register Notice
January Air Quality Advisory Council

The January Air Quality Advisory Council will be held on Wednesday, January 16th at the DEQ headquarters. Proposed rules and other meeting materials have been posted.

Go to the Proposed Rules
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

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:

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Last Updated: December 11, 2018

 

 
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