Nondiscrimination Policy

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or service that it provides on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title 40 Part 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. 

WDEQ does not retaliate against persons who file a discrimination complaint or lawsuit, who complain to WDEQ about discrimination, or who participate in a discrimination proceeding, such as being a witness in a complaint investigation or lawsuit. WDEQ will not tolerate intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination against any individual or group.

This policy establishes a framework for taking reasonable measures to ensure access to all services provided by WDEQ and establishes procedures whereby WDEQ will receive and investigate allegations of discrimination. If you need communication or language aids or services, you may call the WDEQ Title VI Coordinator by telephone at 307-777-7937. You may also access Wyoming’s Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD/TTY) by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-877-9965.

You have the right to file a grievance with the Wyoming DEQ about potential discrimination or failure to provide communication or language aids or services. You can file a grievance with our agency using any of the methods below. This form is automatically submitted to the Non­discrimination Coordinator. A process is in place for the Non-discrimination Coordinator to receive, review, make a judgment and effectuate any necessary remediation on all grievances submitted:

    • Telephone:  307-777-7937 (Please ask for the Title VI Coordinator)
    • Mail:  WDEQ Title VI Coordinator, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002
    • Online Form: Click here