REGIONAL OFFICES AND MAJOR LABORATORIES
                                                         LIST OF EPA CIVIL RIGHTS CONTACTS IN
                                                     REGIONAL OFFICES AND MAJOR LABORATORIES
                                                                                                                                                                                             United States
                                                                                                                                                                                             Environmental Protection
                                                                                                                                                                                             Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                             Office of Civil Rights
REGION

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  III
  IV
  VI
  VII
  STATES

MAINE
N. HAMPSHIRE
MASSACHUSETTS
CONNECTICUT
RHODE ISLAND
VERMONT

NEW YORK
NEW JERSEY
PUERTO RICO
VIRGIN ISLANDS
CANAL ZONE

PENSYLVANIA
MARYLAND
DELAWARE
VIRGINIA
W.VIRGINIA

N.CAROLINA
S.CAROLINA
KENTUCKY
TENNESSEE
MISSISSIPPI
GEORGIA
ALABAMA
FLORIDA

OHIO
INDIANA
MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS
WISCONSIN
MINNESOTA

LOUISIANA
ARKANSAS
OKLAHOMA
TEXAS
N.MEXICO

MISSOURI
IOWA
NEBRASKA
KANSAS
       ADDRESS

Civil Rights Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg.
Boston, MA 02203
                          Civil Rights Director
                          U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                          26 Federal Plaza
                          New York, NY 10278
Civil Rights Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Curtis Bldg.
6th & Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Civil Rights Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
345 Courtland Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30365
REGION

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                                 IX
 STATES

N.DAKOTA
S.DAKOTA
MONTANA
WYOMING
COLORADO
UTAH

ARIZONA
CALIFORNIA
HAWAII
NEVADA
        ALASKA
        IDAHO
        OREGON
        WASHINGTON
     ADDRESS

Civil Rights Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1860 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80295
                         Civil Rights Director
                         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                         215 FremontStreet
                         San Francisco, CA 94105
                 Civil Rights Director
                 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                 1200 Sixth Avenue
                 Seattle, WA 98101
&EPA    Equal
                 Opportunity  in
                 Federally
                 Assisted
                 Programs
                          Civil Rights Director
                          U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                          230 South Dearborn Street
                          Chicago, IL 60604
Civil Rights Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270
Civil Rights Director
US. Environmental Protection Agency
324 East 11th Street
Kansas City, MO  64106
                                  MAJOR EPA LABORATORIES
           EEO Officer
           US. Environmental Protection Agency
           P.O. Box 15027
           Las Vegas, NV 89114

           EEO Officer
           U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
           Office of Civil Rights
           Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

           EEO Officer
           U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
           Office of Civil Rights
           26 W. St. Clair Street
           Cincinnati, OH 45268
                                                      This brochure is provided for recipients and beneficiaries
                                                      of programs and activities receiving Federal assistance
                                                      from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
                                                      and explains the obligations and restrictions imposed by
                                                      applicable civil rights laws and  Federal regulations.
                                                      Director
                                                      Office of Civil Rights
                                                      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                                                      401 M Street, S.W.
                                                      Washington, D.C. 20460
                                                                                                                                        GPO :  1985 O - 471-004 OL:  3

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 SUMMARY OF RIGHTS

Guaranteed by Laws
Pertaining to Nondiscrimination
in Federally Assisted Programs
     The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Part 7,
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 13 of
the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, as
amended. Title IX of the Education Amendments of
1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 in the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Federally
assisted programs provide that:

     "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
     is responsible for implementing compliance
     with and enforcement of public laws, pro-
     hibiting discrimination because of race, color,
     national origin, sex, handicap and age in pro-
     grams and activities receiving Federal assist-
     ance from the U.S. Environmental Protection
     Agency."
COMPLIANCE

Under Nondiscrimination
in Federally Assisted Programs

      EPA regulations on nondiscrimination in Federally
assisted programs provide the necessary framework for
protecting the rights guaranteed to ultimate program
beneficiaries of EPA assistance.
 DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED ON THE BASIS OF
 RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR SEX

      No person shall be excluded from participation in, be
denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under
any program or activity receiving EPA assistance on the basis
of race, color, national origin, or on the basis of sex in any
program or activity receiving EPA assistance under the  Federal
Water Pollution Control Act, as amended.
DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED ON THE BASIS OF
HANDICAP

     No qualified handicapped person shall solely on the
basis of handicap be excluded from participation in, be denied
the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination
under any program or activity receiving EPA assistance.
DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED ON THE BASIS OF AGE

      No person shall on the basis of age, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected
to discrimination under, any program or activity receiving
EPA assistance. However, complaints concerning discrimi-
nation in employment on the basis of age should be made
to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC). EEOC is responsible for processing such complaints.
 WHO MAY FILE A COMPLAINT

      A person who believes that he or she or a specific class
 of persons has been discriminated against may file a complaint.
 The complaint may be filed by an authorized representative.
 A complaint alleging employment discrimination must identify
 at least one individual aggrieved by such discrimination.  Com-
 plaints solely alleging employment discrimination against an
 individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or
 religion shall be processed under the procedures for complaints
 of employment discrimination filed against recipients of
 federal assistance and shall be referred to the U.S. Equal
 Employment Opportunity Commission.
HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT

     The complainant may file a complaint at any EPA office.
The complaint may be referred to the region in which the
alleged discriminatory acts occurred. (See Regional Listing)

     The complaint must be in writing and it must describe
the alleged discriminatory acts which violate EPA's regulations.

     The complaint must be filed within 180 calendar days of
the alleged discriminatory acts.
INTIMIDATION AND RETALIATION PROHIBITED

     No applicant, recipient, nor other person shall
intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against
any individual or group, either:

     For the purpose of interfering with any right or
privilege guaranteed by the Acts or

     Because the individual has filed a complaint or
has testified, assisted or participated in any way in an
investigation, proceeding or hearing or has opposed
any practice made unlawful by EPA's regulations.
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