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October Air Quality Advisory Council

The October Air Quality Advisory Council meeting will be held October 12, 2016 at TulsaTech Owasso Campus at 9 a.m. The notice has been published and is posted with links to the proposed rules on our Council Meetings page.

Access the notice and rules from our Council page
Open for Comments and Hearing Requests

AQD is taking comments until noon Tuesday, October 25th and hearing requests until 10 a.m. Friday, October 21st on a proposed change to Oklahoma's SIP related to Subchapter 9 of the AQ Rules and EPA's SSM policy for excess emissions.

Go to our Rules & Planning Page for Specifics
2016 Fall Smoke School

The Oklahoma City lecture for Fall Smoke School will be September 20th with field qualification on the 21st and 22nd. The Tulsa lecture will be October 18th with field qualification on the 19th and 20th.

Register for Smoke School
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
Visitor's Parking Across the Street

DEQ visitor parking has been moved across Robinson Avenue to the east of the DEQ building. The space north of headquarters will now hold state vehicles. New signs mark these changes.

Map of new location and other Local Parking

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: September 14, 2016

 

 
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