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VW and Clean Diesel Funding

DEQ is pleased to announce two funding programs, the Oklahoma Clean Diesel (DERA) Program and the Alternative Fuel School Bus Program (funded by the Volkswagen State Environmental Trust), toward reducing vehicle emissions in Oklahoma. Each program will offer funding for different types of projects.

A full description of eligible projects can be found in their respective Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Applications for both programs are due on or before December 3, 2018.

View a comparison factsheet of the two programs
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
Smoke Management

It's fire season again, and smoke from fires contains air pollutants like particulate matter and ozone precursors. We have a new Smoke Management web page and brochure about reducing smoke impacts from prescribed and wildland fires.

Go to our Smoke Management Page
Air Data Report 2017

Our annual data report shows Oklahoma met all the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for criteria pollutants in 2017. The report charts data from 30 monitors across the state and includes analysis of each criteria pollutant.

View the 2017 Report
Village Green and Weather Station

Our friends at the Myriad Gardens installed a weather station next to the Village Green bench in the Children's Garden. Check out all the instruments, gauges, and our daily air quality flag forecast!

Learn more about Village Green

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: October 17, 2018

 

 
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