Non-Discrimination 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.

Jennifer Skjod, acting non-discrimination coordinator, is responsible for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning non-discrimination requirements implemented by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7 (Non-discrimination 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 non-discrimination laws); and other applicable state and federal laws.

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

Jennifer Skjod, Acting Non-discrimination Coordinator
North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality
4201 Normandy St.
Bismarck, ND 58503-1324
(701) 328-5226
jskjod@nd.gov

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