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October 2017 Air Quality Advisory Council

The October Air Quality Advisory Council will be held Wednesday, October 18th at DEQ Headquarters. Proposed rules and other meeting materials have been posted.

Please allow extra time for parking due to construction on Robinson Avenue north of 6th Street. The DEQ building's main entrance will still be open.

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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.

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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
Fall 2017 Smoke School

Fall Visible Emissions Evaluation Training (Smoke School) for Federal Reference Methods 9 and 22 will be offered September 19-21 in Oklahoma City and October 17-19 in Tulsa.

More about Smoke School
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: October 17, 2017


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