Title VI and Environmental Justice

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

THE OAHU METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

The OahuMPO operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the OahuMPO.

For more information on the OahuMPO’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 808-587-2015; email oahumpo@oahumpo.org; or visit our office at
707 Richards St., Suite 200, Honolulu, 96813. For more information, visit : http://www.oahumpo.org/resources/publications-and-reports/title-vi-and-environmental-justice/

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590

If information is needed in another language, contact 808-587-2015. Information regarding translation services is available here.

Title VI Investigation and Complaint Procedures

OahuMPO complies with the applicable Title VI requirements, and regularly monitors its plans and programs for compliance based on the Title VI performance measures documented in the reports below. However, any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin by OahuMPO may file a Title VI complaint by completing and submitting a Title VI Complaint Form. A complaint may also be filed by a representative on behalf of such a person.

A complaint form may be downloaded here.

Completed complaint forms should be sent to:

 Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization

707 Richards Street, Suite 200

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

OahuMPO follows the Title VI investigation and complaint procedures developed by the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation. Refer to the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s website (http://hawaii.gov/dot/administration/ocr/title6) for information on OahuMPO’s nondiscrimination obligations and complaint procedures. In order to have the complaint considered under this procedure, the complainant must file the complaint no later than 180 days after the alleged incident.

Once a completed complaint form is received, OahuMPO will review it to determine if it is complete and if our office has jurisdiction. Within ten (10) working days of receiving a complaint form, OahuMPO will notify the complainant in writing, informing her/him of whether the complaint will be investigated by our office and of the anticipated timeline for completion.