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2016 Air Data Report
The 2016 Air Data Report is available now. The report charts air quality monitoring data collected at 26 monitors for criteria pollutants. Oklahoma remains in attainment for all the NAAQS, and the report includes analysis of each pollutant. View the 2016 Report...

The Clean Air Act establishes standards to protect the public and the environment from adverse health and welfare effects of air pollution. These standards, National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), define the maximum permissible concentrations for certain pollutants, known as criteria pollutants.

NAAQS currently exist for six criteria pollutants: carbon monoxide (CO), lead (Pb), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and particulate matter (PM). There are two categories of PM, particulate matter less than 10 micrometers (PM-10) and particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM-2.5).

A network of air quality monitoring stations routinely measures concentrations of the criteria air pollutants in the ambient air. To see the monitor locations and the types of pollutants monitored at each site, use the GPS map here.

Air quality monitoring data for 2016 is now posted in the 2016 Air Data Report. Earlier reports are still available for the years: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

Page last updated: September 19, 2017
 

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