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Department of Environmental Quality's Fact Sheets

Here you'll find links to our various fact sheets generated or distributed by the DEQ. These are listed in alphabetical order.
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If you have questions regarding Fact Sheets,
contact Skylar McElhaney at: 405-702-7167 or e-mail her.

This page last updated on April 6, 2018

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To see a list of the fact sheets by division instead of alphabetical order click here.

Conservation in Emergency Situations


Aerobic Treatment System - Your New Home Has An Aerobic Treatment System
Aerosol Cans
Air Quality Index Chart
Are You Getting a New Roof?
Arsenic and Historic Smelters in Oklahoma
Arsenic, Chromium, Selenium, and Uranium in Private Drinking Water Wells on the Garber Wellington/Central Oklahoma Aquifer
Asbestos / NESHAP Regulationsnew fact sheet added
Asbestos in the Homenew fact sheet added


Bioremediation of Excavated Petroleum Contaminated Soil
Biosolids Management
Biosolids Management to Conserve Energy
Biosolids Management in Oklahoma Considerations of a Biosolids Land Application Process
Biosolids Management in Oklahoma Developing a Land Application Biosolids Management Plan
Brownfield Assessments and Services
Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund
Brownfields Financial Incentives


Carbon Monoxide
Car Wash Sludge
Choosing the Right Service:A Lead-Based Paint Inspection or Risk Assessment for Your Home
Community-Wide Used Tire Collection Event
Copper-wire Burn Site: Guidance for the Remediation of Lead-Contaminated Soils from a Residential Copper-wire Burn Site


Debris Management Guidelines for Residents
Diesel Emission Retrofits
Diesel: Frequently Asked Questions
Diesel - Health and Environmental Impacts of Diesel Exhaust
Diesel Idle Reduction
Disinfection of Water Wells
Disposal Requirements & Options For Hazardous Dental Wastes
Draining Your Swimming Pool
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Fact Sheet
Drought Impact Contacts - Who to call if a drought impacts your community


Evaluating Biosolids Management
Environmental Complaints Program


Fish Consumption Guidance Mercury Advisory
Fugitive Dust


Groundwater Modeling
Ground Water Rule
Guidelines for Debris Management


Hiring an Engineer
How to Properly Maintain Your Private Water Welll


Inorganic Chemical and Metals Fact Sheet
Is Your Utility Ready For A Drought?


Land Application of Biosolids
Landfills FAQs
Land Reclamation Projects
Lead and Historic Smelters in Oklahoma
Lead-Based Paint Inspection or Risk Assessment for Your Home
Lead in Drinking Water


Management of Waste Fluorescent Lamps
Methemoglobinemia (Blue Baby Syndrome)
Mercury Exposure
Mercury Information
Mercury Spills
Moldnew fact sheet added
Monitored Natural Attenuation
Monitoring Requirements for Dry Cleaning Facilities Using Perchloroethylene this fact sheet is being updated


Nitrogen Dioxide
Nutrients in Biosolids


Oklahoma Brownfields
Oklahoma Used Tire Recycling Program List
Online Excess Emissions Reporting
Organic Chemicals
Open Burning
Open Dumping
Options for Reuse/Disposal of Damaged Utility Poles


Particulate Matter
Permissible Open Burning
Playground Equipment and Lead-Based Paint Hazards
Pollution Prevention & Waste Reduction for Wood Manufacturers
Polluted Water
Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM)
Procedures for the Remediation of Diesel & Gasoline Spills
Proper Handling and Disposal of Vehicle Wastes
Protecting Our Environment - About the DEQ
Publications Listing


Radiochemical Fact Sheet
Radon Fact Sheet
Recyclers of Fluorescent Lamps
Risk-Based Cleanup Levels for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
Risk-Based Decision Making for Site Cleanup
Roadside Dumps
Roofs - An Efficient Roof that Pays You Back


Safe Sharps Disposal
Selecting an Accredited Laboratory
State Laboratory Facts
Significance of Iron and Manganese in Drinking Waters
Significance of Private Water Well Analysis
Steps to Stay Safe as You Return Home
Subsurface and Surface Drains for Protections of Groundwater and Septic Systems
Sulfur Dioxide
Surfacing Sewage
Swimming in Oklahoma’s Lakes, Rivers, and Streams
Soil Profile Site Preparation Instructions Title V Program


Trihalomethane (THM)




Vapor Intrusion
Volatile Organic Chemical Fact Sheet


Waste Tire Recycling Fees
Water Conservation Tips for the Bathroom
Water Conservation Tips for the Kitchen
Water Conservation Tips for the Outdoors
Water Costs Money, Don't Waste It!
Water Emergency Procedures
Water Systems Security
Water Volatile Organic Chemicals
Water Well Analysis
Wellhead Protection: Cost of Making Water Safe Continues to Rise
Who To Call If A Drought Impacts Your Community
Wood Chip Guidance