[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 198 (Friday, October 11, 2002)]
[Page 63382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-25914]

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Information Quality Guidelines: Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing the 
availability of its final Guidelines for Ensuring the Quality, 
Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information disseminated by the 

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 11, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 
Washington, DC 20207, or that office, room 502, East-West Highway, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kelsey, Office of Information 
Services, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 301-504-0000 ext. 2230, 
e-mail [email protected]; or Terry Hardy, Office of Planning and 
Evaluation, 301-504-0416 ext. 2191, e-mail [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These guidelines and supporting documents 
are available on the internet at http://www.cpsc.gov/library/infoguideliness.html and are issued pursuant to section 515 of the 
Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 
2001, Public Law 106-554, which mandated that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) issue government-wide guidelines that ``provide policy 
and procedural guidance to Federal agencies for ensuring and maximizing 
the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information 
(including statistical information) disseminated by Federal agencies.'' 
The statute further requires OMB to require each Federal agency to 
issue its own guidelines. OMB's amended final guidance appears at 67 FR 
8452, February 22, 2002, and at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg/final_information_quality.htm. The OMB guidelines, as further revised 
at 67 FR 9797, March 4, 2002, required each Federal agency to post its 
own draft guidelines on the internet by May 1, 2002, which the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission has done. These final guidelines incorporate 
comments from the public and OMB. Hereafter, starting on January 1, 
2004, agencies must file annual fiscal year reports to OMB on the 
number, nature and resolution of complaints about alleged noncompliance 
with the agency guidelines.
    A paper copy of the guidelines may also be obtained by telephoning 
Mary Kelsey at 301-504-0000 ext. 2230.

    Dated: October 7, 2002.
Todd Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 02-25914 Filed 10-10-02; 8:45 am]