Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
In connection with the Civil Rights Program administered by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the agency's Outreach and Compliance Coordination Program (OCCP) oversees the agency's Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Program, which has the following primary objectives:
- Ensure that information on NRC-conducted programs and activities can be meaningfully accessed and understood by persons whose proficiency in speaking,reading, or understanding English is limited.
- Perform regular assessments of programs and activities to determine the current LEP landscape and whether existing assistance is meeting the needs of such persons.
- Ensure that NRC management and staff are aware of the procedures for accessing language assistance resources.
Toward that end, the OCCP establishes and oversees the implementation of the NRC's plan for improving access to agency programs and activities by persons with limited English proficiency (LEP). Known as the LEP Plan, this plan identifies the policies, procedures, and steps that the NRC will take to ensure that persons with LEP can meaningfully access and understand information about NRC-conducted programs and activities.
The OCCP also establishes and oversees the implementation of the NRC's Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons.
In addition, the OCCP has established a contract to assist NRC offices in meeting its LEP requirements. Please contact OCCPrograms.Resources@nrc.gov or 301-415-4085 for more information.
Statutes and Regulations
Information regarding LEP-related statutes and regulations is available through the Web site administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.