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New! 2017 Air Data Report
The 2017 Air Data Report has now been posted. The report charts air quality monitoring data collected at 30 monitors for criteria pollutants. The report shows Oklahoma is in attainment for all the NAAQS, along with analysis of each pollutant. View the 2017 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. DEQ annually reviews changes to the network, and the final 2018 Annual Monitoring Network Plan is now available. To see the monitor locations and the types of pollutants monitored at each site, use the GPS map here.

Air quality monitoring data for 2017 is now posted in the 2017 Air Data Report. Earlier reports are still available for the years: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

Smoke from prescribed and wildland fires release air pollutants like particulate matter and ozone precursors. Visit our Smoke Management page to learn more about reducing smoke impacts on public health and welfare.

Page last updated: August 7, 2018
 

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