[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 1, 2002)]
[Page 61725]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-24738]



Surface Transportation Board

[STB Ex Parte No. 587]

Information Quality Guidelines

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of final guidelines.


SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is adopting 
Information Quality Guidelines (I.Q. Guidelines). The I.Q. Guidelines 
contain the Board's information resource management procedures for 
reviewing and substantiating the quality of information before it is 
disseminated to the public, and the procedures by which an affected 
person may obtain correction of information disseminated by the Board 
that does not comply with the I.Q. Guidelines.

DATES: The Board's I.Q. Guidelines are effective October 1, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John M. Atkisson (202) 565-1710. 
(Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) (Hearing Impaired): (800) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By decision served April 1, 2002, and 
published in the Federal Register on the same date (67 FR 15450), the 
Board initiated this proceeding and sought comments from interested 
parties on the Board's draft I.Q. Guidelines. The draft I.Q. Guidelines 
have been revised in response to comments received from interested 
parties. A frequent user of the Board's Reading Room misunderstood the 
scope of the I.Q. Guidelines, prompting us to specify with greater 
particularity which information is subject to them. General comments on 
other agencies' guidelines from the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness 
led to amplification of our procedure for making corrections in the 
event erroneous information is disseminated by the Board. In addition, 
the draft I.Q. Guidelines have been revised in response to suggestions 
of the Office of Management and Budget.
    The Board's final I.Q. Guidelines are posted on the Board's Web 
site, www.stb.dot.gov. Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision. Copies of this decision, containing the I.Q. 
Guidelines, may be purchased from Da-2-Da Legal Copy Service, Suite 
405, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006, telephone (202) 293-
7776, [email protected].

    Authority: Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government 
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Pub. L. 106-554; 114 Stat. 

    Decided: October 1, 2002.

    By the Board, John M. Atkisson, Designated Official.
Vernon A. Williams,
[FR Doc. 02-24738 Filed 9-30-02; 8:45 am]