Air Quality Rules & Planning
DEQ has primary responsibility and authority to prepare and implement Oklahoma’s air quality management plan under the Oklahoma Environmental Quality Act and the Oklahoma Clean Air Act (27A O.S. §§ 2-1-101 et seq.). The US EPA has authorized AQD to implement and enforce most of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) programs under state statutes and rules.
The AQD Rules and Planning Section develops and manages proposed revisions to Oklahoma’s air quality rules through the rulemaking process, as well as creates plans, including Oklahoma’s State Implementation Plan (SIP), to protect the state’s air quality.