[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 189 (Monday, September 30, 2002)]
[Pages 61353-61354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-24679]



Availability of Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the 
Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information 
Disseminated by the National Science Foundation

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice of availability of guidelines.


SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation hereby announces the 
availability of its information quality guidelines on its website. The 
guidelines contain NSF's standards of quality, utility, objectivity, 
and integrity for information that is disseminated to the public, and 
the administrative

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procedures for preparing, reviewing, and disseminating information 
products. The guidelines also describe the mechanisms for the public to 
request correction of information, and to request reconsideration of an 
NSF decision to deny a request for correction. The report will be 
available electronically at http://www.nsf.gov/home/pubinfo/infoqual.htm on October 1, 2002.

DATES: The information quality guidelines will be effective as of 
October 1, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Section 515 Information Quality 
Officer; 4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 305; Arlington, VA 22230; electronic 
mail to [email protected], or via fax to (703) 292-9084. Individuals 
who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the 
Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 
a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
issued Government-wide guidelines under section 515 of the Treasury and 
General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Pub. L. 
106-554) to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility and 
integrity of information disseminated by Federal agencies. Each Federal 
agency is responsible for issuing its own section 515 guidelines. 
Subsequently, the National Science Foundation developed corresponding 
information quality guidelines.

    Dated: September 24, 2002.
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.
[FR Doc. 02-24679 Filed 9-27-02; 8:45 am]