[Federal Register: October 18, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 202)]
[Page 64407]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Quality Guidelines Pursuant to Section 515 of the 
Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: A notice published by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) in the Federal Register directed Federal agencies to issue and 
implement guidelines to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, 
utility, and integrity of Government information disseminated to the 
public. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), are issuing these 
final Information Quality Guidelines to comply with the OMB 

DATES: These guidelines are effective October 1, 2002.

ADDRESSES: To obtain a copy of the Fish and Wildlife Service Quality 
Guidelines please contact the Science Advisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Office of the Assistant Director--External Affairs, 1849 C 
Streets, NW., Mail Stop 301, Washington, DC 20240-0001, or by calling 
(202) 208-6541, or via e-mail to scienceadvisor@fws.gov. In addition, 
these guidelines are available on the Service website (www.fws.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Science Advisor, (202) 208-6541.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A notice published by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in the Federal Register, dated January 3, 
2002 (67 FR 369), and re-issued February 22, 2002 (67 FR 8451), 
directed Federal agencies to issue and implement guidelines to ensure 
and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of 
Government information disseminated to the public. On May 24, 2002, the 
Department of the Interior published a Federal Register notice 
providing the web site where the proposed Departmental Information 
Quality Guidelines may be reviewed. On August 5, 2002, the Department 
of the Interior published a Notice of Availability in the Federal 
Register of the proposed bureau specific information quality guidelines 
for public comment. Comments were received from a variety of sources 
and were considered in the preparation of this guidance. We are issuing 
these final Information Quality Guidelines in order to comply with 
Section 515 and the OMB direction.
    FWS, which includes Headquarters and 7 Regional Offices, 
disseminates a wide variety of information to the public regarding the 
nation's fish and wildlife resources, habitat conservation and 
endangered species programs. The disseminated information includes 
organizational and management information, programs and services 
products, research and statistical reports, policy and regulatory 
information, and general reference material.

    Dated: October 4, 2002.
Marshall P. Jones, Jr.,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 02-26484 Filed 10-17-02; 8:45 am]