The South Carolina Ports Authority (“SCPA”) complies with Federal civil rights laws and is committed to providing its programs and services without discrimination in accordance with:
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin (including language).
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination based on disability.
- Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination based on age.
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulation 6 C.F.R. Part 19, which prohibits discrimination based on religion in social service programs.
It is the policy of SCPA that no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in the receipt of its services on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap, creed/religion, low income, Limited English Proficiency (“LEP”), or any other federally protected category as protected under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended and any other non-discrimination statutes that afford legal protection.
SCPA has prepared an LEP Plan to reduce barriers and ensure meaningful access to services, programs and activities on the part of LEP persons. This plan was prepared in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d, et seq., and its implementing regulations, which state that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin under any federally assisted program or activity because they face challenges communicating in English.
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