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Regional Haze Progress Report

AQD is taking comments (due by 11 a.m. 09/06/16) and hearing requests (due by 10 a.m. 09/01/16) on the Regional Haze Five Year Progress Report.

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Weekly Walkup at the Children's Garden

Ryan Biggerstaff of Monitoring talks about air pollution at the Village Green Bench on Think Green Thursday, one of the Myriad Children's Garden Weekly Walk-Ups, 10 to noon.

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Changing air quality flag to yellow

Kanan Patel and his mom change the air quality flag from green for good to yellow for moderate at the Village Green Bench at the Myriad Children's Garden.

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Alt Fuel First Responders Training

Oklahoma City Community College is offering training on vehicle collisions, incidents and injuries involving alternative fuel vehicles at their Professional Development Institute. It is sponsored by Tulsa Clean Cities and INCOG.

More about Alternative Fuel Training
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

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Last Updated: June 6, 2016

 

 
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