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Information Quality Guidelines: Notice of Availability
These guidelines and supporting documents are available on the internet athttp://www.cpsc.gov/library/infoguideliness.htmland 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 athttp://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.