Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, age, or sex in the administration of its programs or activities. 

For all LDEQ programs covered by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, the LDEQ does not intimidate or retaliated against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in or oppose actions protected by 40 C.F.R., Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.

Roger Ward is the LDEQ’s designated non-discrimination coordinator.  He is responsible for the 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 Assistant from the U.S. 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 IV of the Educational 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 questions or concerns about this notice or any of LDEQ’s non-discrimination programs, policies or procedures, you may contact:

Roger Ward, LDEQ Ombudsman
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Office of the Secretary
Post Office Box 4301
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Physical address:
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Office of the Secretary
602 N. 5th Street, 10th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

If you believe you have been discriminated against with respect to an LDEQ program or activity, you may contact LDEQ’s non-discrimination coordinator Roger Ward or visit LDEQ’s website to learn how and where to file a complaint of nondiscrimination.