[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 1, 2002)]
[Page 61702]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-24902]



Notice of Availability of the Pension Benefit Guaranty 
Corporation Information Quality Guidelines

AGENCY: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the requirements of 
the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) Guidelines for Ensuring 
and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility and Integrity of 
Information Disseminated by Federal Agencies, the Pension Benefit 
Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has made available its Information Quality 
Guidelines on its Web site at http://www.pbgc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harold J. Ashner, Assistant General 
Counsel, or James L. Beller, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, 
PBGC, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005-4026; 202-326-4024. 
(TTY/TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1-800-
877-8339 and ask to be connected to 202-326-4024.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 515 of the Treasury and General 
Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Pub. L. 106-554) 
directs OMB to 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 OMB guidelines require each agency to prepare a report providing 
the agency's information quality guidelines. Each agency is required to 
publish a notice of availability of this report in the Federal Register 
and to post this report on its web site by October 1, 2002. The PBGC 
has posted its Information Quality Guidelines on its Web site at http:/
    Prior to submitting this report for OMB review, the PBGC posted the 
report in draft form on its web site for public comment. The Center for 
Regulatory Effectiveness (the CRE) prepared generic comments applicable 
to all federal agencies. The PBGC considered the CRE's comments and 
made appropriate changes to the guidelines. The PBGC received no other 
comments before submitting the guidelines to OMB. OMB suggested some 
modifications, which are reflected in the PBGC's final guidelines.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on this 26th day of September 2002.
Steven A. Kandarian,
Executive Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
[FR Doc. 02-24902 Filed 9-30-02; 8:45 am]