Section 515 - Federal Register Notice


Information Quality Guidelines

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration.

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 General Services Administration, 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 (OMB) per (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 guidelines. This Notice of Availability informs the public that the General Services Administration 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 June 30, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments about the guidelines to the Office of the Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration, 1800 F St., NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20405.

If you prefer to send your comments through the Internet, email us at You must include the term "Section 515 Information Quality Guidelines" in the subject line of your email.

For Further Information: The guidelines are available at: Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or other computer media) on request to The deaf or hard of hearing can use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), via the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

Accessibility Information: 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 email us at

Electronic Access to This Document:

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Last Reviewed: 2022-04-04