Central Oklahoma Air Quality
The impact of transportation on Central Oklahoma’s quality air is a component of ACOG’s regional planning efforts. Since the establishment of comprehensive federal and state emission regulations by the 1970 Clean Air Act, research has continued to demonstrate the deep relationship between public health and air quality.
While ACOG is not a regulatory body and has no enforcement capabilities, it does work to assure compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards through a variety of programs which serve to educate and affect the public’s capacity to work towards improved air quality in Central Oklahoma.
Air Quality & Clean Cities Manager
Hannah Nolen, AICP
Mobility & Planning Manager
AQ and Clean Cities Planner II
Through an annual public education campaign utilizing Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds, ACOG pursues opportunities to better distribute information regarding air quality in Central Oklahoma directly to citizens.
ACOG works in partnership and cooperation with local, state and federal partners including U.S. EPA to help ensure air quality standards for the Central Oklahoma region. ACOG’s work on behalf of the people of Central Oklahoma includes technical research including air quality monitoring, emissions inventory development, data analysis, modeling, and pollution control strategy evaluation. View a map of the air quality monitoring stations and current air quality conditions in Central Oklahoma.
ACOG’s Air Quality Small Grant Program seeks to improve air quality in Central Oklahoma by reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicle trips. Small active transportation and transit infrastructure projects as well as projects focused on congestion relief efforts are all eligible.
Fleet Conversion Grants
ACOG’s Public Fleet Conversion Grants Program allows eligible entities to access federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program funds on a competitive basis in order to implement clean fuel projects.