Course Title: Understanding EPA's Nondiscrimination Statutes and Regulations

Now that you have gone through the Training Materials it's time for a Test. Please answer the following 10 Questions.

1. “Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” states that no person in the United States shall be excluded from participation in any programs, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination based on what?

2. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally-assisted programs.
3. Where are EPA’s nondiscrimination regulations found?
4. An Applicant shall submit notice of any lawsuit pending against the applicant alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, or national origin.
5. Who can be a Recipient?
6. A Recipient shall provide initial and continuing notice to the public that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or gender in any program or activity receiving EPA assistance.
7. National Origin discrimination means treating someone different because of their gender.
8. A Recipient is required to designate at least one person to coordinate its efforts to comply with its obligations under EPA’s implementing regulations if the Recipient employs fifteen (15) or more employees.
9. Recipients are required to take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to their programs and activities by Limited English Proficient persons.
10. Each Recipient with more than fifteen (15) full-time employees shall adopt grievance procedures that assure the prompt and fair resolution of complaints which allege violation of EPA’s nondiscrimination regulations.