[Federal Register: May 1, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 84)]
[Page 21641]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Information Quality Guidelines

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of 

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government 
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-554) requires 
all Federal agencies covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35), including the Department of Education, to issue guidelines 
by October 1, 2002, for the purpose of ``ensuring and maximizing the 
quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information (including 
statistical information) disseminated by the agency.'' (Public Law 106-
554). The agency guidelines must be consistent with government-wide 
guidelines published by the Office of Management and Budget (66 FR 
49718, September 28, 2001; 67 FR 8452, February 22, 2002) and must 
include ``administrative mechanisms allowing affected persons to seek 
and obtain correction of information'' that the agency maintains and 
disseminates, and that does not comply with the OMB or agency 
    This Notice of Availability informs the public that the Department 
of Education has written draft guidelines, which are available for 
public information and comment as described in this notice.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 31, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments about the guidelines to the Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Education, 7th and D 
Streets, SW., room 4082, Washington, DC 20202-4580. If you prefer to 
send your comments through the Internet, use the following address: 
    You must include the term ``Section 515 Information Quality 
Guidelines'' in the subject line of your electronic message.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For a Copy of the Guidelines and 
Further Information: The guidelines are available through the Internet 
at the following site: www.ed.gov/offices/ocio/section515/index.html.
    Alternatively, you may contact Arthur Graham, U.S. Department of 
Education, 7th and D Streets, SW., room 4060A, Washington, DC 20202-
4651. Telephone: (202) 260-0710.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under For a Copy of 
the Guidelines and Further Information.


Invitation to Comment

    We invite you to submit comments regarding the guidelines. During 
and after the comment period, you may view all public comments about 
these guidelines at the following site: www.ed.gov/offices/ocio/

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities in Reviewing the 
Rulemaking Record

    On request, we will supply an appropriate aid, such as a reader or 
print magnifier, to an individual with a disability who needs 
assistance to review the comments or other documents in the public 
record for these guidelines. If you want to schedule an appointment for 
this type of aid, please contact the person listed under For a Copy of 
the Guidelines and Further Information.

Electronic Access to This Document

    You may view this document, as well as all other Department of 
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: 
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, D.C., area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://

    Dated: April 26, 2002.
Craig B. Luigart,
Chief Information Officer.
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