Nondiscrimination and civil rights

We are committed to promoting fairness, equity, and the principles of environmental justice. We also ensure we do not discriminate in our decisions, actions, or delivery of services. We value the engagement of residents of Minnesota in our work and strive to provide access to all Minnesotans. 

Notice of nondiscrimination

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

MPCA’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 (Nondiscrimination On The Basis Of Sex In Education Programs Or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance) 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; and Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (hereinafter referred to collectively as the federal nondiscrimination laws).

How to submit a complaint

Contact

If you have any questions about this notice or any of MPCA’s nondiscrimination programs, policies or procedures, or believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to an MPCA program or activity, you may contact:

Ned Brooks
Nondiscrimination Coordinator
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road North 
St. Paul, MN  55155-4191
651-757-2557 or 800-657-3864 toll free
ned.brooks@state.mn.us