[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 2, 2002)]
[Page 61922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-25114]



Information Quality Guidelines

AGENCY: International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The United States International Trade Commission (Commission) 
announces the posting of its final Information Quality Guidelines 
(Guidelines) on the Commission's website.

EFFECTIVE DATE: As indicated in more detail in the Guidelines, the 
Guidelines are effective as of October 1, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen A. McLaughlin, Acting Chief 
Information Officer, telephone 202-205-3131. Hearing-impaired 
individuals are advised that information on this matter may be obtained 
by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-3105. Persons 
with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining 
access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 515 of the Treasury and General 
Government Appropriations Act for FY 2001 (Pub. L. 106-554) directed 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue government-wide 
guidelines providing guidance to Federal agencies for ensuring and 
maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of 
information, including statistical information, disseminated by Federal 
agencies. OMB then published ``Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing 
the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information 
Disseminated by Federal Agencies'' on September 28, 2001 (66 FR 49718), 
as updated on January 3, 2002 (67 FR 369), and corrected on February 
22, 2002 (67 FR 8452) (OMB's Government-Wide Guidelines). In compliance 
with section 515 and OMB's Government-Wide Guidelines, each Federal 
agency is required to publish guidelines for ensuring and maximizing 
the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of the information it 
disseminates. The Commission posted draft Guidelines on the 
Commission's Web site (www.usitc.gov), published draft Guidelines on 
June 3, 2002 (67 FR 38293), and sought public comments. Taking into 
consideration these comments, as well as guidance from OMB, the 
Commission revised its Guidelines. The Commission now announces the 
publication of its final Guidelines on its Web site. The Commission's 
Guidelines describe the agency's procedures for ensuring the quality 
(including objectivity, utility, and integrity) of information that it 
disseminates, the procedures by which an affected person may obtain 
correction of information disseminated by the Commission that does not 
comply with OMB's Government-Wide Guidelines and the Commission's 
Guidelines, and the procedures for periodic reporting to OMB.

    Issued: September 27, 2002.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 02-25114 Filed 10-1-02; 8:45 am]