Non-Discrimination

Notice of Non-Discrimination

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

TDEC 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; and Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (hereinafter referred to collectively as the federal non-discrimination laws). 


Complaints of Discrimination

Any person or group alleging discrimination by TDEC in access to services, programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, or national origin may file a complaint.

Language Assistance

TDEC is committed to taking reasonable steps to ensure that people of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access to participate in our services, programs, and activities. Please visit TDEC's Language Assistance page if it is difficult for you to read, speak, or understand English and you want to learn more about our LEP services. 

TDEC se compromete a tomar medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso significativo para participar en nuestros servicios, programas y actividades. Visite la página de asistencia lingüística de TDEC si le resulta difícil leer, hablar o entender inglés y desea obtener más información sobre nuestros servicios LEP.


Contact

If you have any questions about any of TDEC’s non-discrimination programs, policies, or procedures or if you believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to a TDEC program or activity, you may contact:  

Rachael Maitland, Senior Policy Analyst 
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation 
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave, 2nd Floor 
Nashville, TN 37243 
TDEC.TitleVI@tn.gov  

More information about TDEC’s Title VI program and commitment to environmental justice is available via the Office of Policy and Planning.