TITLE VI COMPLIANCE PLAN NOTIFICATION TO THE PUBLIC
The Wenatchee Valley Transportation Council (WVTC) hereby gives notice that it is the policy of the agency to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which WVTC receives federal financial assistance.
Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the WVTC. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the WVTC Title VI Coordinator within one hundred eight (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence.
Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from the WVTC at no cost by calling 509-663-9059.
Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Environmental Justice will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a health environment in which to live, learn and work. There are three fundamental Environmental Justice principles:
- To avoid, minimize, or mitigate disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority populationsand low-income populations.
- To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially affected communities in the transportation decision-making process.
- To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significatn delay in the receipt of benefits by minority populations and low-income populations.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
Individuals requiring reasonable accomodations may request written materials in alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodations by contacting the Wenatchee Valley Transportation Council (WVTC) at 509-663-9059 with at least two weeks advance notice. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact the WVTC through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.