[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 193 (Friday, October 4, 2002)]
[Page 62275]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-25261]



Final Information Quality Guidelines

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice of guidelines.


SUMMARY: On May 3, 2002, The Occupational Safety and Health Review 
Commission (Review Commission) solicited comments on its information 
quality guidelines. (67 FR 22469). Few comments were received. Those 
that were received were general in nature and did not address the 
Review Commission's proposal with specificity. The only changes to the 
proposal were made pursuant to suggestions from OMB. The definition of 
``disseminate'' was amended to conform to the OMB position that 
dissemination ``also does not include distribution limited to 
correspondence with individuals or persons, archival records, public 
filings, subpoenas or adjudicative processes. In addition, 
dissemination does not include distribution limited to press releases, 
unless the release contains new substantive information not covered by 
a previous information dissemination subject to the guidelines.''
    Additionally, the guidelines now require that where an initial 
request for correction or a request for reconsideration requires more 
than 30 working days to resolve, ``the agency will inform the 
complainant that more time is required and indicate the reason why and 
an estimated decision date.''
    The guidelines are posted on the Review Commission's Web site at 

DATES: The guidelines are currently available on the Review Commission 
website and are effective immediately.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Whitsett, Public Information 
Officer, One Lafayette Centre, 1120 20th St., NW., 9th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20036-3419, phone (202) 606-5410, extension 215.

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

    Dated: September 30, 2002.
W. Scott Railton,
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