[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 192 (Thursday, October 3, 2002)]
[Pages 62081-62082]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-25176]



Peace Corps Information Quality Guidelines

AGENCY: Peace Corps.

ACTION: Notice of availability of information quality guidelines.


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SUMMARY: The Peace Corps gives notice of the availability of its 
information quality guidelines. The guidelines are required by law and 
are intended to ensure and maximize the quality of information 
disseminated to the public by the Peace Corps. The guidelines are based 
on those issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on January 
3, 2002 (67 FR 369-378), as corrected and reprinted on February 22, 
2002 (67 FR 8451-8460). The guidelines set out the Agency's policies 
and procedures for ensuring the quality (objectivity, utility, and 
integrity) of information provided to the public. The guidelines also 
establish administrative mechanisms permitting affected persons to seek 
and obtain, where appropriate, timely correction of information 
maintained and disseminated by the Agency that does not comply with the 
OMB or its own guidelines. These guidelines represent Agency policy and 
procedures and have no legal effect and do not create any legal rights 
or obligations.

DATES: The guidelines are effective upon their issuance on the Peace 
Corps public Web site http://www.peacecorps.gov

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne B. Glasow, Associate general 
Counsel, 202-692-2150.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB issued guidelines on January 3, 2002 (67 
FR 369-378), as corrected and reprinted on February 22, 2002 (67 FR 
8451-8460), to implement Section 151 of the Treasury and General 
Government Appropriations Act for FY 2001 (Public Law 106-554, HR 
5658). Section 515 and the OMB Guidelines require each federal agency 
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act to issue its own guidelines that 
provide policies and procedures used by the Agency to ensure the 
objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated by the 
Agency. The guidelines must also establish administrative mechanisms 
allowing affected persons to obtain correction of information 
disseminated to the public that does not comply with OMB and Agency 
guidelines. The Peace Corps published proposed guidelines in the 
Federal Register on August 21, 2002, and requested public comment on 
the guidelines. See 67 FR 54329. the Agency received no comments from 
the public. The Agency did receive comments and guidance from OMB that 
have been integrated into the final guidelines. The guidelines may be 
accessed on the Agency's public Web site at http://www.peacecorps.gov 
or by written request addressed to Suzanne B. Glasow, Office of the 
General Counsel, 1111 20th Street, NW., Washington DC 20526.

    Dated: September 30, 2002.
Tyler S. Posey,
General Counsel.
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