What is an IQA Request?

If you believe information we have dissiminated warrants correction under the Information Quality Act, you may submit a request, formally called a "Petition for Correction" to have that information changed. 

Requests for correction must include:

  • a statement that the communication is a Petition for Correction under the Information Quality Guidelines;
  • identification of the FWS information or FWS information dissemination product that is the subject of the petition;
  • a description of how the information does not comply with the OMB guidelines or Government-wide Guidelines and how they are affected by the information;
  • all supporting evidence which the petitioner believes provides a persuasive case and all supporting documentation necessary to resolve the complaint; and
  • the specific corrective action sought, including (if applicable) temporary corrective action pending full resolution of the complaint.

Requests and their resolutions will be available here for a period of three years. If you have any questions about previous IQA requests or this process, please contact Charisa Morris, Science Advisor.