Nondiscrimination Policy

The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, and NDDEQ does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in actions protected, or oppose action prohibited, by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.

NDDEQ's Nondiscrimination Coordinator, is responsible for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning nondiscrimination requirements implemented by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7 (Nondiscrimination in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency), including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (hereinafter referred to collectively as the federal nondiscrimination laws); and other applicable state and federal laws.

If you have any questions about this notice or any of NDDEQ’s nondiscrimination programs, policies or procedures, you may contact:

Nondiscrimination Coordinator
North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality
4201 Normandy St.
Bismarck, ND 58503-1324
(701) 328-5150

If you believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to a NDDEQ program or activity, you may contact the nondiscrimination coordinator or learn how and where to file a complaint of discrimination.