The June Air Quality Advisory Council meeting will be held
Wednesday, June 21 at the Tulsa Tech Owasso Campus. Proposed rules and other meeting materials have been posted. Go to the June meeting page
The draft SO2
Annual Report is available for public inspection and comment through June 12, 2023. The report contains an annual comparison of SO2
emissions from four applicable sources in counties that were designated as attainment/unclassifiable for the 2010 primary SO2
National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) based on modeling submitted by DEQ.
View the draft report
Our Air Monitoring Network Plan is now available for public review and comment through June 19, 2023. It contains proposed changes to the Oklahoma Air Monitoring Network for 2023. View Plan and Learn More
Oklahoma's ozone season runs from March to November, months where there is enough sunlight to promote ozone formation. Automobile combustion engines are one source of ozone precursor chemicals. For short trips, consider walking or cycling to your destination. What will you do for cleaner air?
New Compliance and Enforcement Guidance on AQD’s Interpretation of “Annual” for NSPS/NESHAPsIn order to clear up a recent misunderstanding of AQD’s interpretation of “annual” for the purposes of New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) reporting, testing, and maintenance, AQD has developed new guidance. This is the interpretation AQD will use unless a Subpart specifies a different timeframe. View the Guidance
AQD announces issuance of a new version of the General Permit for Oil and Gas Facilities on July 1, 2022. For details, please see the General Permits and PBR Page
DEQ is announcing the deployment of the Lead-Based Paint (LBP) electronic form submittal system for LBP and RRP contractors. For more information, visit the Air Forms page
With funding from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement, DEQ has developed several new programs to promote healthier air quality across the state. Learn More about Volkswagen Settlement
What is Air Quality?
The amount of pollution in the air from all sources – natural and human – defines the quality of the air we breathe. Air pollution isn’t limited to our cities; it can blow into any part of Oklahoma from neighboring states.
Bad air quality can affect everybody’s health. It can have direct effects on the lungs, and it can worsen an existing condition, such as asthma. Some people are more sensitive to air pollution than others. These include young children who are growing rapidly and older adults who have reduced immune systems.
Poor public health also incurs economic costs for society, e.g., increased healthcare costs and loss of working days. A clean environment makes Oklahoma an attractive place to live, work and play: something we can all be proud of.
What does the Air Quality Division do?
The Air Quality Division operates various programs to carry out DEQ’s regulatory duties under state and federal law.
Measures the ambient (outdoor) air quality across Oklahoma
Air quality forecasts, alerts, and health advisories
Issues permits to companies with facilities that produce air pollutant emissions
Collects data about emissions released into the air from all Oklahoma sources
Rules & Planning
Reviews and proposes rule changes to the Air Quality Advisory Council
Researches and develops regulatory strategies