MassDEP Nondiscrimination & Civil Rights

MassDEP's Notice of Nondiscrimination, Title VI Grievance Plan, and grievance form

MassDEP prohibits discrimination in all of its programs, services and activities on the basis of race, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, limited English proficiency, disability, veteran's status (including Vietnam-era-veterans) or background.

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Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Governor's Executive Order 526, section 4 in the implementation of its programs.

This notice is also available below in Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, French, Haitian-Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. 

English
MassDEP Notice of Nondiscrimination

Cape Verdean Creole
Aviso di nao Diskriminason di MassDEP

Spanish
Aviso de no discriminación de MassDEP

Haitian Creole
Avi MassDEP sou Nondiskriminasyon

Portuguese
Aviso de não discriminação do MassDEP

Khmer
េសចក􀄺ីជូនដំណឹងរបស់ MassDEP អំពីការមិនេរ􀇪សេអើង

Simplified Chinese
麻萨诸塞州环境保护部非歧视通知

Traditional Chinese
麻薩諸塞州環境保護部非歧視通知

Vietnamese
Thông Báo Về Việc Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử của MassDEP

French
MassDEP Notification au public

Arabic
إشعار خاص بالجمهور

Russian
УВЕДОМЛЕНИЕ ОБЩЕСТВЕННОСТИ

Additional Resources

Title VI Grievance Plan

The May 2020 update to the Nondiscrimination Plan includes minor edits for clarity and corrects formatting issues. The Plan is now translated into Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, French, Haitian-Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

The objectives of the MassDEP Civil Rights and Non-Discrimination Plan are:

  1. To outline MassDEP's goals and principles in the areas of civil rights and non-discrimination, and to provide clear procedures for filing, investigating, and resolving civil rights and non-discrimination complaints in a prompt and fair manner.
  2. To ensure MassDEP's compliance with Civil Rights and Non-Discrimination laws (including compliance by MassDEP's funding recipients, sub-recipients, contractors, and related entities) and to assign responsibilities for ensuring compliance.
  3. To ensure that all persons are able to receive the benefits of MassDEP programs, services and activities consistent with the notions of fair treatment, equal protection, self-determination, and the just distribution of the benefits and burdens of decisions and actions.
  4. To ensure that all persons, including limited English proficiency (LEP) individuals, and individuals with disabilities, are provided meaningful access to MassDEP programs, services and activities.
  5. To avoid, minimize or mitigate disproportionate adverse environmental effects.

English
MassDEP Civil Rights and Non-Discrimination Plan

Cape Verdean Creole
Massachusetts Dipartamentu di Pruteson Ambiental Direitus Sivil i Sen Diskriminason Planu

Spanish
Plan por los Derechos Civiles y contra la Discriminación

Haitian Creole
Plan sou Dwa Sivil ak Non-Diskriminasyon

Portuguese
Plano de Direitos Civis e Não Discriminação

Simplified Chinese
马萨诸塞州环境保护部  公民权利和不歧视 计划

Traditional Chinese
麻塞諸塞州環境保護部 公民權利和不歧視 計畫

Khmer
ក្ក្សួងការពារបរសាា នរដ្ឋម៉ា សាជរសូ ត Massachusetts ផែនការសិទធិពលរដ្ឋ និងការមិនររសរ ើង

Vietnamese
Sở Bảo Vệ Môi Trường Massachusetts Kế Hoạch về Quyền Công Dân và Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

French
Massachusetts Département de la protection de l’environnement Droits civils et non-discrimination Plan

Arabic
ماساتشوستس إدارة حماية البيئة الحقوق المدنية وعدم التمييز الخطة

Russian
Департамент охраны окружающей среды штата Массачусетс План рассмотрения жалоб по вопросам нарушения гражданских прав и дискриминации

Grievance form

Anyone who believes that they or any specific class of persons has been subjected to discrimination, or intimidated or retaliated against, by MassDEP in violation of Title VI, or other federal nondiscrimination laws and regulation, or a state non-discrimination law. The form is now translated into Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, French, Haitian-Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

English
MassDEP Civil Rights & Non-Discrimination Grievance Form

Cape Verdean Creole
Dipartamentu di Pruteson Ambiental di Massachusetts Direitus Sivil & Formulariu di Riklmamason di Sen Diskriminason

Khmer
ក្រសួងការពារបរិស្ថានរដ្ឋម៉ាសាជូសេត Massachusetts សំណុំបែបបទបណ្តឹងសារទុក្ខអំពីសិទ្ធិជនស៊ីវិល និងការមិនរើសអើង

Spanish
Formulario de Quejas por los Derechos Civiles y contra la Discriminación

Haitian Creole
Fòmilè Plent pou Dwa Sivil & Non-Diskriminasyon

Portuguese
Formulário de Queixa sobre Direitos Civis e Não Discriminação

Simplified Chinese
公民权利与非歧视申诉表

Traditional Chinese
公民權利及非歧視申訴表

Vietnamese
Sở Bảo Vệ Môi Trường Massachusetts Quyền Công Dân & Biểu Mẫu Khiếu Nại Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

French
Formulaire de grief relatif aux droits civils et à la non-discrimination du Département de la protection de l'environnement du Massachusetts

Arabic
إدارة حماية البيئة في ماساتشوستس نموذج التظلم بشأن الحقوق المدنية والعنصرية

Russian
Департамент охраны окружающей среды штата Массачусетс Форма для подачи жалобы на нарушение гражданских прав и дискриминацию

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