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Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
The mission of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is to enhance the quality of life in Oklahoma and protect the health of individuals by protecting, preserving, and restoring the water, land, and air of the state. Thus, fostering a clean, attractive, healthy, prosperous, and sustainable environment.
Learn more at www.deq.state.ok.us.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
The mission of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is to manage Oklahoma’s wildlife resources and habitat to provide scientific, educational, aesthetic, economic, and recreational benefits for present and future generations of hunters, anglers, and others who appreciate wildlife.
Learn more at wildlifedepartment.com.
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Created in 1957, the nine-member board is composed of one member from each of five congressional districts, with the remaining members-at-large. Members are appointed by the governor and approved by the Oklahoma Senate for seven- terms. Members represent recreational, industrial, irrigation, municipal, agricultural, soil conservation, and rural residential water uses. The board administers financial assistance programs to fund eligible public water supply and wastewater treatment projects and improvements. The board administers water use permits, the water well drillers licensing program, dam safety, floodplain management programs, the Clean Lakes program, and promulgates state water quality standards.
Learn more at www.owrb.ok.gov.
LP GAS Administration
The mission of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board is to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of the State of Oklahoma and to promulgate rules relating to safety compliance in storage, distribution, dispensing, transporting and utilization of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in this state and in the manufacture, fabrication, assembly, sale, installation or use in this state of LPG systems, containers, apparatus or appliances.
Learn More at: lpgas.ok.gov
OKLAHOMA MUNICIPAL POWER AUTHORITY (OMPA)
The Oklahoma State Legislature authorized the formation of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority in June 1981 with the passage of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority Act.
OMPA was created with the purpose of providing adequate, reliable and economic sources of electric power and energy to Oklahoma municipalities and public trusts operating municipal electric systems on June 2, 1981. This would allow members the financial benefits of a large utility while maintaining control of their electric utility.
By December 1984, 26 cities had signed power sales contracts. Then on July 1, 1985, OMPA came into existence as a full fledged power supplier. After the success of the first year, 6 more cities joined and in 1989 Fairview joined. In 1993, Perry became OMPA’s 34th member when the council signed a power sales contract. Manitou became the 35th member in 1995, Purcell became the 36th in 2008 and Geary became the 37th in 2010. The Town of Orlando and the City of Watonga became OMPA’s 38th and 39th member city in 2011.
In September of 2015, the Town of Mooreland and the Town of Fort Supply became OMPA’s 40th and 41st member city. Beginning in June of 2016, OMPA will begin serving our 42nd member city, the City of Cordell.
OMPA’s power supply comes from a variety of resources; wind, hydro, natural gas, coal and others. Fairview, Kingfisher, Laverne, Mangum, Pawhuska and Ponca City own small generating facilities, and when necessary OMPA schedules and purchases the generated power.
Learn More at ompa.com
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission regulates the exploration and production of oil and gas, the storage and dispensing of petroleum based fuels and the operation of intrastate transportation in Oklahoma. The OCC also establishes rates and services of public utilities and oversees the conservation of natural resources. The Commission is comprised of three statewide elected commissioners.
Learn more at occeweb.com.
Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB)
The mission of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board is to use the strength of Oklahoma’s greatest industry to improve the lives of all Oklahomans through education and restoration. OERB educates Oklahomans about the importance of oil and natural gas in their lives through traditional and non-traditional school curriculum, advertising, and public relations, restores abandoned well sites to productive land use and promotes environmentally sound production methods and technologies.
Learn more at OERB.com.
Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA)
The Grand River Dam Authority was created in 1935 to serve as a conservation and reclamation district for the waters of the Grand River. The Grand River Dam Authority Act established GRDA as a state agency and authorized it to build dams on the Grand River for the purposes of hydroelectric production, recreation, and flood control. GRDA is governed by a seven-member board of directors.
Learn more at GRDA.com.
Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS)
The Oklahoma Geological Survey is charged with collecting and disseminating information about the geology, mineral energy, and water resources of the state. The OGS studies Oklahoma’s geology including hydrocarbon and mineral resources and examines non-fuel minerals, coal and coal bed methane resources, earthquakes in Oklahoma and throughout the world, natural hazards, and other geological issues concerning the state.
Learn more at ogs.ou.edu.
Department of Mines
The Oklahoma Department of Mines enforces and implements various provisions of state and federally-mandated programs in health, safety, mining, and land reclamation practices associated with surface and subsurface mining. The department has programs to safeguard human health and safety, issue permits and inspect all mining operations for land reclamation, minimize environmental impact to land, air and water quality and regulate blasting of a mine site. The department also conducts miner courses in first aid, mine safety, and accident prevention through the Oklahoma Miner Training Institute.
Learn more at ok.gov/mines.