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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 May 20, 2019

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


10 Simple Steps to Improve Air Quality


Aerobic Treatment Systems for New Homes
Aerosol Cans
Air Curtain Incinerators – Information for Municipalities
Air Curtain Incinerators – Information for Owner/Operators
Air Quality Index Chart
An Efficient Roof that Pays You Back
Arsenic and Lead Contamination in Oklahoma Soils
Arsenic, Chromium, Selenium, and Uranium in Private Drinking Water Wells on the Garber Wellington/Central Oklahoma Aquifer
Asbestos / NESHAP Regulations
Asbestos in the Home


Biosolids Management in Oklahoma
Bioremediation of Excavated Petroleum Contaminated Soil
Blue Green Algea
Brownfields Assessmets and Services
Brownfields Financial Incentives
Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund
Business Assistance Requests for Environmental Permits


Car Wash Sludge
Carbon Monoxide
Chat: How to Handle and Minimize Fugitive Dust
Choosing the Right Service:A Lead-Based Paint Inspection or Risk Assessment
Cleanup Recommendations Following Wildfires
Coming Home After a Disaster Event
Community-Wide Tire Collection Event
Construction Permitting FAQs


Day Care Sampling Guidance
DEQ Helping Water Systems Conduct Water Loss Audits
Diesel & Gasoline Spills Cleanup
Diesel Emission Retrofits
Diesel: Frequently Asked Questions
Diesel: Health and Environmental Impacts of Diesel Exhaust
Diesel Idle Reduction
Disaster Debris Management Guidelines for Local Governments
Disaster Debris Management Guidelines for Residents
Disinfection of Individual Water Wells
Disposal Requirements & Options For Hazardous Dental Wastes
Don't Waste Water! It's Costing You Money!
Draining Your Swimming Pool
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)
Drought Impact Contacts
Dry Cleaner: Operating, Recordkeeping, Monitoring Requirements for Dry Cleaning Facilities Using Perchloroethylene
Dry Cleaner: Waste and Emission Reduction Alternatives for Dry Cleaners
Dry Cleaner Minor Facility General Permit


Environmental Complaints Program


Facts About Mold
Fish Consumption Guidance for Mercury

Fugitive Controls and Pollution Prevention Requirements for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities

Fugitive Dust and its Effect on Our Environment


Ground Water Clean-Up FAQs
Ground Water Modeling
Ground Water Rule
Guidance for Portable Electrochemical Analyzer Testing Used for Compliance Monitoring
Guidance for the Remediation of Lead-Contaminated Soils from a Residential Copper Wire Burn Site
Guidance on Estimating Condensate and Crude Oil Loading Losses from Tank Trucks


Hiring an Engineer
Home Water Testing
How to Properly Maintain Your Private Water Well
Hydrochloric Acid or Sulfuric Acid Spills from Trucks or Tank Cars


Illegal Roadside Dumps
Inorganic Chemicals and Metals
Is Oklahoma's Air OK?
Is Your Utility Ready For A Drought?


Kitchen & Laundry Conservation


Land Reclamation Projects
Landfills: FAQs
Large Area Source Category for Dry Cleaning Facilities Using Perchloroethylene Subject to the NESHAP, Subpart M (this fact sheet is being updated)
Lead in Drinking Water
Legionnaires' Disease, Pontiac Fever, Legionellosis and Legionella


Management of Waste Fluorescent Lamps
Methemoglobinemia (Blue Baby Syndrome)
Mercury Exposure
What is Mercury?
Mercury Spill Cleanup Instructions
Monitored Natural Attenuation of Groundwater


Nitrogen Dioxide
Notification of Termination (NOT) Checklist
NPDES Electronic Reporting for the State of Oklahoma


Oklahoma Brownfields
Oklahoma Kill Response Management Team
OKR05 Industrial Activities
OKR10 Construction Activities
Oklahoma Used Tire Recycling Program
Online Excess Emissions System
Open Burning and You
Open Dumping and its Effect on Environment
Options for Reuse/Disposal of Damaged Utility Poles
Outdoor Water Conservation


Particulate Matter
Playground Equipment and Lead-Based Paint Hazards
Polluted Water
pH Testing For Clean Water Act Analysis
Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM)
Private Water Well Analysis
Proper Handling and Disposal of Vehicle Wastes
Proper Disposal of Roofing Materials
Properties of Lead
Public Water Supply FAQs


Quarterly Visual Monitoring


Real Estate Lender or Loan Transactions Sampling Guidance
Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP)
Risk-Based Decision Making for Site Cleanup
Risk-Based Levels for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)


Safe Sharps Disposal
Septage Handling
Significance of Iron and Manganese in Drinking Water
Soil Profie Site Preparation
Stormwater Permit Assistance for Construction and Industrual Activities
Subsurface and Surface Drains for Protection of Groundwater and Septic Systems
Sulfur Dioxide
Surfacing Sewage and its Effects on the Environment
Swimming in Oklahoma’s Lakes, Rivers, and Streams
Swimming in the Illinois River
Synthetic Organic Chemicals (SOCs)


Tree Debris Recycling




Vapor Intrusion into Indoor Air
Volatile Organic Chemicals


Waste Tire Program Recycling Fees
Water Conservation Tips for the Kitchen
Water Conservation Tips for the Outdoors
Water Conservation in Emergency Situations
Water Costs Money, Don't Waste It!
Water System Emergency Procedures
Wellhead Protection: Cost of Making Water Safe Continues to Rise
Wood Chip Guidance