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2019 Emissions Inventory Workshop



Our annual free workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in Norman and again on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, in Tulsa. Attendees will learn about the inventory reporting process, QC procedures, and view training in Redbud, our secure online reporting application. Details and how to register... Updated November 9, 2018

 

NEW!

Redbud will be used for 2018 Emission Inventory Reporting



DEQ is currently working to replace Redbud, our in-house tool for reporting emissions inventories online, with the State and Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS) from Windsor Solutions. Due to the time needed to complete customization, implementation, testing and training on SLEIS, the Air Quality Division has determined that Redbud will continue to be used for the submission of 2018 inventories, which are due by April 1, 2019. Updated October 25, 2018

 

NEW!

Funding Available for Diesel Vehicle Projects



 

DEQ is pleased to announce two funding programs toward reducing vehicle emissions in Oklahoma.

The Clean Diesel (DERA) Program will offer approximately $683,000 toward the installation of exhaust control retrofits on a variety of vehicles, and diesel or gasoline school bus replacements.

The Alternative Fuel School Bus Program, funded by the Volkswagen State Environmental Mitigation Trust, will offer approximately $4.1 million toward alternative fuel school bus projects.

DEQ has a comparison factsheet of the similarities and differences between the two programs. A full description of eligible projects can be found in their respective Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Applications for both programs are due on or before December 3, 2018. Updated October 17, 2018

 

NEW!

Permit By Rule for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities



 

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. Updated September 21, 2018

 

 

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... Updated August 7, 2018

 

Volkswagen Settlement

 

DEQ and the office of the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment (SOEE) submitted the Oklahoma Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) to Wilmington Trust on June 8, 2018. The BMP is a high-level plan describing the State's intentions for utilizing Oklahoma's funding allocation from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. This submittal follows a public comment period on the proposed BMP which ran from April 24, 2018 to May 24, 2018. Read the final BMP here. Updated June 19, 2018

 

 

E-Permitting for Air Quality Permits



 

Our new online permitting system is live. The following materials provide an overview of creating individual accounts for the system, creating and tracking permit applications, and optimizing your experience.

This guidance will show you the types of applications available online, how to upload supplemental materials, how to interact with the assigned engineer, and how to streamline using previous online submissions. If you need assistance, please call (405) 702-4100 and ask for E-Permitting help. Updated February 8, 2017

 

 

Permit By Rule for Emergency Engine Facilities

 

Effective September 15, 2016, a newly-promulgated Permit by Rule (PBR) is available OAC 252:100-7-60.6 for facilities that must obtain a permit because of installation of an emergency engine that is subject to a federal standard. Use new Form #100-224 to register under the PBR. Updated September 14, 2016

 

 

Revisions to Test Methods, Performance Specifications, and Testing Regulations for Air Emission Sources

 

Final Rule Signed August 5, 2016: The final "revisions" rule allows source owners and operators of stationary spark ignition internal combustion engines to continue to use Methods 18 and 320 and ASTM D6348-03 to measure VOC but requires reporting of all QA/QC data. See Subpart JJJJ, Section 60.4245(d) and Table 2.

    For Method 18, results from Sections 8.4 and 11.1.1.4 must be reported.

    For Method 320, results from Sections 8.6.2, 9.0, and 13.0 must be reported.

    For ASTM D6348-03, results of all QA/QC procedures in Annexes 1-7 must be reported.

In the preamble to the final "revisions" rule, EPA states that it will revisit the above decision and make a subsequent determination of the appropriateness of the use of Method 320 and/or ASTM D6348 during the first risk and technology review evaluation for stationary spark ignition internal combustion engines. Updated August 30, 2016

 

Now Available

Estimating Condensate and Crude Oil Loading Losses from Tank Trucks NEW

Subpart OOOO and General Permit Guidance

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Guidance to assist permit applicants in addressing state and federal requirements for GHGs.

Self Disclosure Form is available on both the Forms and the Compliance & Enforcement pages.

A Fugitive Emission Equipment Leak Report form has been posted to the Forms page.

Minor Source Permitting Guidance for Facilities Subject to Federal Standards

Updated Annual Compliance Certification Forms

Upcoming Meetings and Workshops
 

The next Air Quality Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for January 16, 2019 in Oklahoma City.

 

The 2019 Emissions Inventory Workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the National Weather Center in Norman and again on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at the OU Schusterman Center in Tulsa.


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