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June Air Quality Advisory Council

The June Air Quality Advisory Council will be held on Wednesday, June 19th in Owasso (TulsaTech). Proposed rules and other meeting materials have been posted.

Go to the Proposed Rules
Sulfur Dioxide Annual Report

The draft SO2 Annual Report is available for public inspection and comment through June 28, 2019. The report contains an annual comparison of SO2 emissions from four applicable sources in counties that were designated as attainment/unclassifiable for the 2010 primary SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) based on modeling submitted by DEQ.

View The Draft Report
Monitoring Network Review

Our annual Monitoring Network Review is now available for public comment through June 24, 2019. It contains proposed changes to the Oklahoma Air Monitoring Network for 2019.

Visit our monitoring homepage
Volkswagen and Oklahoma Clean Diesel Programs

The Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement allocated approximately $21 million for Oklahoma to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from the transportation sector. DEQ is administering funding programs for different types of projects. Application deadlines closed for the Oklahoma Clean Diesel (DERA), Alternative Fuel School Bus, and ChargeOK Grant Programs.

Go to DEQ's VW Settlement Page
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities Permit

A newly promulgated Permit by Rule (PBR) OAC 252:100-7-60.7 is available for gasoline dispensing facilities. A new form (#100-225) has been posted to register under the PBR. For more information, please contact Artisha Hicks.

Go to the Air Quality Forms Page

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: June 7, 2019

 

 
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