DEQ is pleased to announce two funding programs toward reducing vehicle emissions in the state: the Oklahoma Clean Diesel (DERA) Program and the Alternative Fuel School Bus Program, funded by the Volkswagen State Environmental Trust. A full description of eligible projects can be found in their Grant Solicitations. Applications are due on or before December 6, 2019. Applications received by November 22, 2019 will be screened for completeness. View a comparison factsheet of the two programs
This year our Emissions Inventory workshop is a series of webinars! The series will begin in December and go over SLEIS (State and Local Emission Inventory System), our new online reporting tool.
Register for a webinar
The October Air Quality Advisory Council will be held Wednesday, October 16th at the DEQ headquarters. Proposed rules and other meeting materials have been posted. Go to the October meeting page
Air Data Report 2018Air Data Report 2018
The 2018 Air Data Report has now been posted. The report charts air quality monitoring data collected at 29 monitors for criteria pollutants. The report shows Oklahoma continues to attain (meet) the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), along with analysis of each pollutant. View the 2018 Report
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? 
Gasoline Dispensing FacilitiesGasoline 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 Cecelia Kleman. Go to the Air Quality Forms Page. 

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.

Air Monitoring

Measures the ambient (outdoor) air quality across Oklahoma

Air quality forecasts, alerts, and health advisories

Air Toxics

Air Permits

Issues permits to companies with facilities that produce air pollutant emissions

Emissions Inventory

Collects data about emissions released into the air from all Oklahoma sources

Compliance & Enforcement

Inspects air pollution sources based on permits and potential violations

Asbestos

Lead-Based Paint

Certification and accreditation program

Rules & Planning

Reviews and proposes rule changes to the Air Quality Advisory Council

Researches and develops regulatory strategies