Outreach and Compliance Coordination: Title VI Program: Race, Color, or National Origin
No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Simple justice requires that public funds, to which all taxpayers of all races contribute, not be spent in any fashion which encourages, entrenches, subsidizes, or results in racial discrimination.
— President John F. Kennedy
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Outreach and Compliance Coordination Program (OCCP) is administered by the Office of Small Business and Civil Rights. OCCP is responsible for providing oversight, compliance coordination, and enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the following related statutes and provisions:
- Environmental Justice, Executive Order 12898
- Limited English Proficiency, Executive Order 13166
- Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Section 119 of the Rehabilitation Act
- Age Discrimination Act of 1975
- Title IV of the Atomic Energy Act, as amended
OCCP leads the agency's efforts to ensure recipients of NRC Federal Financial Assistance (FFA) comply with the requirements imposed by Title VI and applicable Federal Statutes, Regulations, and Policies. OCCP ensures that NRC's recipients do not discriminate against persons who participate (or are eligible to participate) in their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, or national origin. For more information, see NUREG/BR-0457, "Your Rights Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964."