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Ozone SIP Comments

We are taking comments until noon 4/30/14 and hearing requests until 10 a.m. Monday 4/28/14 on our infrastructure review for implementing the 2008 changes to the Primary and Secondary Ozone NAAQS.

Get More Information on the Rules & Planning Page
Air Data Report Cover Graphics

Just posted: Our annual data report from our network of National Ambient Air Quality Monitors. It gives a clear picture of the air in the State of Oklahoma.

This Year's Air Data Report
Redbud Tutorials

The Emissions Inventory Unit has produced seven new video tutorials to guide you through your emissions inventory this year.

Preview Our New Redbud Tutorials
Let's Caulk

The division has added two new videos to our multimedia web page. We now have five videos on energy efficiency and air pollution, a quick visual summary of 2013 ScienceFest, a visit to a mercury monitoring site, and a new Prezi on air quality tools.

Visit Our New Multimedia Page
Weather Infographic

Weather can significantly influence air quality conditions. Understanding this influence is essential to protecting our health when pollution levels are high. Our latest infographic lays it out for you.

Weather: How Does It Fit into the Air Quality Puzzle?

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: March 28, 2014


 

 
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