[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 194 (Monday, October 7, 2002)]
[Page 62474]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-25461]



Final OGE Information Quality Guidelines

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Office of Government Ethics announces that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has completed its review of OGE's 
Information Quality Guidelines. The Office of Government Ethics' final 
Information Quality Guidelines are now posted on the OGE Web site.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary T. Donovan at the Office of 
Government Ethics, Suite 500, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20005-3917; OGE Internet e-mail: [email protected] (for e-mail messages the 
subject line should include the following reference--``Final OGE 
Information Quality Guidelines''); telephone: (202) 208-8000, ext. 
1185; TDD 202-208-8025; FAX: 202-208-8037. A copy of the final 
guidelines may be obtained, without charge, by contacting Ms. Donovan.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 515 of the Treasury & General 
Government Appropriations Act for FY 2001 (Public Law No. 106-554 
requires each Federal agency to publish guidelines for ensuring and 
maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of the 
information it disseminates to the public. Agency guidelines must be 
based on Governmentwide guidelines issued by OMB. In compliance with 
this statutory requirement, OMB has completed its final review of OGE's 
Information Quality Guidelines and OGE has posted its final guidelines 
on the OGE Internet Web site (http://www.usoge.gov). The guidelines, 
effective October 1, 2002, describe OGE's procedures for ensuring the 
quality of information that it disseminates to the public and the 
procedures by which an affected person could obtain correction of 
information disseminated by OGE that did not comply with the 
    On July 31, 2002, OGE published a notice of the posting of its 
draft information quality guidelines on OGE's Web site and requested 
public comment. See 67 FR 49694-49695. The Office of Government Ethics 
received one letter of general comments. In response to that letter and 
OMB's final review of the draft guidelines, OGE added language to 
clarify the effective date of the guidelines once finalized. 
Furthermore, in response to OMB's final review, OGE inserted language 
addressing OGE's current comprehensive public comment process, 
including the separate procedures for commenting on documents published 
in the Federal Register.
    Persons who cannot access the guidelines through the Internet may 
request a paper or electronic copy by contacting Ms. Donovan at the 
address, phone number, e-mail address, or FAX number listed above.

    Approved: October 1, 2002.
Daniel D. Dunning,
Deputy Director for Administration and Information Management, Office 
of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 02-25461 Filed 10-4-02; 8:45 am]