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Emissions Inventories Due April 1

Emissions Inventories are due by April 1, 2019. Our online tool Redbud is open for submissions. Presentations from our 2019 workshops are also available.

Go to the Emissions Inventory Hompage
Ozone Season

Oklahoma's ozone season runs from March to November, months where there is enough sunlight to promote ozone formation. Automobile combustion engines are one source of ozone precursor chemicals. For short trips, consider walking or cycling to your destination.

What will you do for Cleaner Air?
Reduce your smoke exposure: 1 - Stay inside with doors and windows closed, 2 - Run an air conditioner with a clean filter, 3 - Seek alternative shelter away from smoke, 4 - Don't rely on dust dust masks for protection; they don't trap fine smoke particles

Smoke from fires has air pollutants like particulate matter (PM) and ozone precursors that can cause or aggravate serious health conditions.

How Smoke from Fires can Affect Your Health (goes to EPA)
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: March 28, 2019

 

 
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