[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 17, 2006)]
[Page 2600]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-345]



Proposed Risk Assessment Bulletin

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget.

ACTION: Notice of proposed Bulletin and request for comments.


SUMMARY: As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality, 
objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated by the 
Federal Government to the public, the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB), in consultation with the Office of Science and Technology Policy 
(OSTP), has referred to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), for 
their expert review, new guidance to enhance the quality and 
objectivity of risk assessments produced by the Federal Government. OMB 
will also be accepting public comment on this document until June 15, 

DATES: Written comments regarding OMB's Proposed Risk Assessment 
Bulletin are due by June 15, 2006. This date has been selected in order 
to permit the public to participate in a related workshop to be 
organized by the NAS, prior to submitting their written comments.

ADDRESSES: Because of potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing 
of mail, respondents are strongly encouraged to submit comments 
electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that 
comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. 
Electronic comments may be submitted to: OMB_RAbulletin@omb.eop.gov. 
Please put the full body of your comments in the text of the electronic 
message and as an attachment. Please include your name, title, 
organization, postal address, telephone number and e-mail address in 
the text of the message. Please be aware that all comments are 
available for public inspection. Accordingly, please do not submit 
comments containing trade secrets, confidential or proprietary 
commercial or financial information, or other information that you do 
not want to be made available to the public. Comments also may be 
submitted via facsimile to (202) 395-7245.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Nancy Beck, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street, NW., New Executive Office Building, Room 10201, Washington, DC 
20503. Telephone (202) 395-3093.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB is seeking comments on its Proposed Risk 
Assessment Bulletin by June 15, 2006. The proposed Risk Assessment 
Bulletin is posted on OMB's Web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/infopoltech.html#iq.

John D. Graham,
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E6-345 Filed 1-13-06; 8:45 am]