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ScienceFest 2015

More science, more technology, more engineering, more math in a new venue! ScienceFest 2015 was held April 30th at OK State Fair Park. And it was a huge success!

Lawnmower Exchange

The next Lawnmower Exchange is May 30th! OSU-OKC Farmer's Market from 8 am to 1 pm. Drain the oil and gas from an old working gas mower and turn it in for a $100 voucher toward a new, electric Black & Decker mower. OKC metro area residents only. One voucher per household.

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June Air Quality Advisory Council

The next Air Quality Advisory Council meeting will be at Tulsa Technology Center's Owasso Campus on Wednesday, June 10th. Proposed rules and the Notice of Rulemaking have been posted.

Go to the Notice of Rulemaking
2014 A Very Good Year

The 2014 ozone season comes to an end with Oklahoma clearly in attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone.

More about the 2014 ozone season
New Methane and VOC rules coming this summer

EPA plans to establish new rules to control methane and VOC emissions from oil and gas production sites. The rules are expected to be proposed this summer.

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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:

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Last Updated: May 5, 2015


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