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2019 Emissions Inventory Workshops

The annual emissions inventory workshop is scheduled for January 23 at the National Weather Center in Norman and again on January 30 at the OU Schusterman Center in Tulsa. Also, our online tool Redbud is now open for submitting 2018 inventories, which are due by April 1, 2019.

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January Air Quality Advisory Council

The January Air Quality Advisory Council was held on Wednesday, January 16th at the DEQ headquarters. The meeting summary ("Action") and SIP and Delegation Update presentation and have been posted.

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Apply Now for ChargeOK Grant Program

ChargeOK - Oklahoma Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Grant Program - will offer approximately $3.1 million to install EV charging stations throughout Oklahoma. Funded by the Volkswagen State Environmental Mitigation Trust, ChargeOK grants will reimburse 80% of the cost for projects in designated EV transportation corridors and single point locations. A full description can be found in the Request for Proposals (RFP), which was revised on December 13, 2018. Applications are due on or before March 1, 2019. For more information, application materials, and webinar slides/video, visit the ChargeOK Program page. Also, ChargeOK FAQs are now available.

Apply now for ChargeOK Grant Program
Volkswagen Settlement

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) and Alternative Fuel School Bus Programs. ChargeOK (Oklahoma Electric Vehicle Charging) Grant Program applications are due on or before March 1, 2019.

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:

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Last Updated: January 25, 2019


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