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2016 Workshops

Our 2016 Air Quality Workshops have been completed. Presentation materials are available for download.

Review the 2016 presentations
January Air Quality Advisory Council

The January Air Quality Advisory Council was held on Wednesday, January 20th at DEQ Headquarters. The post-meeting agenda, proposed rules and other meeting materials have been posted.

The post-meeting agenda is linked under action
Icy Windbird at Yukon Site

Our monitoring unit maintains our sites through rain, sleet or snow. This icy windbird was shot at our site in Yukon just before the New Year. Brrrr!

Check the air quality where you live
New General Permit for Air Curtain Incinerators

A new general permit has been posted for Air Curtain Incinerators, along with a corresponding application form (#100-365). The general permit streamlines permitting for this type of incinerator, which may be particularly useful to municipalities through the winter storm season.

Go to the General Permits page
Village Green Project

Our new Village Green bench is reporting up-to-the minute concentrations of air pollution in downtown OKC. Stop by the Children's Garden and have a seat.

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: January 20, 2016


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