[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 206 (Thursday, October 24, 2002)]
[Page 65354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-27066]



Council on Environmental Quality

Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, 
Utility, and Integrity of Information

AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the 

ACTION: Notice of availability of final guidelines.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of final guidelines. 
These guidelines implement Section 515 of the Treasury and General 
Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Pub. L. 106-554; 
H.R. 5658). Section 515 directs the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) to issue government-wide guidelines, followed by individual 
agency guidelines, to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, 
utility, and integrity of information, including statistical 
information, disseminated by the agency and to establish administrative 
mechanisms allowing affected persons to seek and obtain correction of 
information maintained and disseminated by the agency that does not 
comply with such guidelines. Each agency must also report periodically 
to the OMB director on the number, nature, and resolution of complaints 
received by the agency in regards to these requirements.
    The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has promulgated 
guidelines implementing these requirements. They are available at CEQ's 
offices at 722 Jackson Place, NW., Washington, DC 20503, and at the CEQ 
web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ceq. The final guidelines are 
intended to comply with both the statutory requirements noted above and 
the final guidelines published by OMB on February 22, 2002 (67 FR 36, 

DATES: Effective October 18, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dinah Bear, General Counsel, Council 
on Environmental Quality. Telephone: (202) 395-7421 or by e-mail to 
[email protected].

    Dated: October 18, 2002.
James L. Connaughton,
Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality.
[FR Doc. 02-27066 Filed 10-23-02; 8:45 am]