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Air Quality Division

Volkswagen Settlement

The Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement allocated approximately $21 million for Oklahoma to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from the transportation sector. DEQ will hold a public meeting (listening session) in Oklahoma City from 1-4 pm on December 5, 2017 for input on Oklahoma's VW Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. Written comments can also be submitted before the meeting.

Go to DEQ's VW Settlement Page
2017 Oklahoma Clean Diesel Grant Program

DEQ is now accepting applications for the 2017 Oklahoma Clean Diesel Grant Program. $566,018 is available for replacement and idle reduction projects for school buses and similar vehicles. Applications will be accepted until January 19, 2018.

Learn about and Apply for a Clean Diesel Grant
Loading Loss Guidance

AQD's Permitting group has posted new guidance to estimate condensate and crude oil loading losses from tank trucks. The guidance is in response to requests for alternative emission factors in some proposed permit applications.

View the Guidance
New Health Advisories

We rebuilt our health advisories with a fresh look, and now you can also receive them via text message. Our procedure remains the same: we issue advisories whenever air pollution reaches levels unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Sign Up For Our Redesigned Advisories Now
Village Green and Weather Station

Our friends at the Myriad Gardens installed a weather station next to the Village Green bench in the Children's Garden. Check out all the instruments, gauges, and our daily air quality flag forecast!

Learn more about Village Green

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: November 15, 2017


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