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Air Data Report 2015

Our annual data report shows Oklahoma met all the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for criteria pollutants in 2015. The report charts data from 25 monitors across the state and includes analysis of each criteria pollutant.

View the 2015 Report
PM2.5 transport hearing and comments

We are taking comments until noon on Friday, December 9th and hearing requests until 10 a.m. Monday, December 5th on the proposed certification that Oklahoma meets the CAA's "good neighbor provision" requirements (interstate pollutant transport) for the PM2.5 NAAQS.

See the Rules & Planning Page for more specifics
Emissions Inventory Workshops

Our free annual emissions inventory workshop will be presented by EI manager Carrie Schroeder and staff. Half-day workshops are scheduled for January 19 in Norman and again on February 2 in Tulsa.

Register for a Workshop
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
Oklahoma meets new ozone standard

Governor Mary Fallin has recommended all 77 Oklahoma counties be designated attainment/unclassifiable for the 2015 revision to the primary and secondary ozone standards based on our 2013 through 2015 air monitoring data.

Read the Governor's letter to EPA's Region 6 Administrator

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: December 2, 2016

 

 
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