What is Title VI?
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that states that “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
The Port of Newport is dedicated to promoting nondiscrimination in all of its facilities, programs and services.
Public Notice of Non-Discrimination Rights
The Port of Newport gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with the non-discrimination requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related nondiscrimination authorities. Title VI and related nondiscrimination authorities stipulate that no person in the United States of America shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, income level or Limited English Proficiency be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Any person who desires more information regarding the Port of Newport’s Title VI and ADA Program can contact the Director of Finance and Business Services at the address noted below.
Any person who believes they have, individually or as a member of any specific class of persons, been subjected to discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, income level or Limited English Proficiency has the right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint must be submitted in writing within 180 days of the date of the alleged occurrence to:
Finance and Business Services
The Port of Newport
600 SE Bay Blvd,
Newport, OR 97365
A complaintant may also file a complaint directly with the Maritime Administration by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing a written complaint to:
United States Maritime Administration Office of Civil Rights
West Building, 2nd Floor MAR-130 1200 New Jersey Avenue,
SE Washington, DC 20590Title VI and ADA Discrimination Complaint Procedures and Complaint Form
Non-Discrimination Policy Statement
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color and national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.
The Port of Newport is committed to compliance with the non-discrimination requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related federal statutes, regulations and Executive Orders. In accordance with these requirements, the Port of Newport commits to administer its programs, services and program activities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, including income-level and persons who are Limited English Proficient (LEP) as required by the nondiscrimination provisions of 49 CFR Part 21, 49 CFR Part 25, 49 CFR Part 27, and the DOT Standard Title VI Assurances and Non-Discrimination Provisions. The Port of Newport will take reasonable steps to provide access to its services to people with disabilities and those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
The Port of Newport will make every effort to ensure that all its recipients of federal funds comply with the non-discrimination provisions of its Title VI/ADA Program. The Port of Newport further certifies that all its programs will be administered in accordance with these provisions.
Any person who believes that he/she individually or as a group has been subjected to discrimination prohibited by this policy may file a complaint within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the alleged discriminatory conduct. Requests for additional information must be sent to (or complaints must be filed with) the Director of Finance and Business Services or via email at email@example.com.
Port of Newport employees and affected personnel are directed to coordinate with the Director of Finance and Business Services to ensure the effective implementation of DOT Title VI and ADA requirements.
This policy will be distributed annually to all employees and posted on the Port of Newport website and bulletin boards. Upon request, this policy will be made available in a language other than English and in alternative formats. The Port of Newport compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of the Title VI program and the ADA will be monitored by the Director of Finance and Business Services.
ORS 777 -- Ports Generally
To learn about the Oregon Statute creating Ports and their authority as Special Districts, please visit https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors777.html