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Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Presidential Executive Order 13166 requires all Federal agencies, including the Service, to provide equal access to Federal programs and services for persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). This Executive Order cross-references Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, regarding equal program access on the basis of race, color, and national origin. The LEP program includes oral and written translations for languages where there are a high number o LEP clients speaking that language in the servicing areas and where there is a significant frequency of contact between the LEP beneficiaries and the service providers. The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, has published extensive guidance on LEP, which can be found on the Internet at

To obtain additional information, please contact:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Diversity and Civil Rights

Attn: Angela Butsch
Fax: 503-231-2322


Last Updated: June 6, 2016
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