Civil Rights Non-Discrimination Information
The WVOEHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, and the WVOEHS does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in or oppose actions protected/prohibited by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.
Michelle Cochran, Office Director, 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).
If you have any questions about this notice or any of the WVOEHS’s non-discrimination programs, policies or procedures, you may contact:
Michelle Cochran, Director
Office of Environmental Health Services (OEHS)
Bureau for Public Health
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
350 Capitol Street, Room 313
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
If you believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to a WV OEHS program or activity, you may contact the Office Director identified above to file a complaint of discrimination.