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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement and Notice of Nondiscrimination

Americans with Disabilities Act Statement

Ohio EPA is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability please contact Naquetta V. Porter, ADA Coordinator, 440-975-6801 (text capable) or naquetta.porter@epa.ohio.gov.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is committed to make epa.ohio.gov compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are updating our website in an effort to ensure continuing compliance with these standards. Our goal is to make sure our website is accessible to all visitors.

If you are unable to access information on our site, use our online service, or need additional assistance please email our designee at naquetta.porter@epa.ohio.gov.

If you utilize TTY or TDD equipment and would like to speak with one of our representatives, please contact us through the Ohio Relay service at 800-750-0750. If you would like to speak to one of our representatives and need interpretation service, please contact us at 440-975-6801.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) complies with applicable state and Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, military status and genetic information. Individuals eligible for, receiving services from, or benefiting from programs funded through Ohio EPA are protected by various laws, regulations, rules and policies against unlawful discrimination. 

Ohio EPA:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    • qualified sign language interpreters
    • written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • qualified interpreters
    • information in other languages

If you need services, contact Naquetta Porter.

If you believe Ohio EPA has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, using this form you can file a complaint with:

Office of Employee Services
PO Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone/Text or TTY: 440-975-6801
If you need help filing a grievance, Naquetta Porter, is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Civil Rights, at:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 230A
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20460
Email: Title_VI_Complaints@epa.gov
Fax: 202-564-0196; Phone: 202-564-3316