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EPA Schoolbus Replacement

EPA is now accepting applications for 2014 School Bus Replacement Funding. This is a $3 million rebate program to replace older school buses in both public and private fleets.

More about EPA's School Bus Rebates
EPA's new Clean Power Plan

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants.

Review Proposals and Related Materials for Oklahoma Stakeholders
NSPS for Grain Elevators

EPA is proposing amendments to its New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Grain Elevators. The comment period has been extended to November 6, 2014.

Review EPA's Rule and Implementation Information
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?
Supreme Court Decision on GHG Permitting

EPA Assistant Administrator, Janet McCabe, has issued a memo on the Application of Clear Air Act Permitting Programs to GHG following the Supreme Court Decision.

Read the Assistant Administrator's Memo

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 22, 2014


 

 
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