Data Quality Act

The FTC is committed to ensuring and maximizing information quality, objectivity, utility and integrity, as provided under section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for FY2001, Pub. L. No. 106–554 ("Data Quality Act" or "DQA").

FTC Information Quality Guidelines (Oct. 1, 2002)  [HTML]  [PDF]

Administrative Mechanism for Correction of FTC-Disseminated Information (Oct. 1, 2002)  [HTML]  [PDF]

OMB Final Information Quality Guidelines, published at 67 Fed. Reg. 8452 (Feb. 22, 2002) [HTML]  [PDF]

Information Quality Correspondence

  • Agency Response (Dec. 22, 2005) to Request for Reconsideration from Center for Regulatory Effectiveness [PDF]
     
  • Request for Reconsideration (September 26, 2005) from Center for Regulatory Effectiveness [PDF]
     
  • Agency Response (August 16, 2005) to Request from Center for Regulatory Effectiveness [PDF]
     
  • Request from Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (May 20, 2005) [PDF]
    • Appendix A [PDF]
    • Appendix B [PDF]

Annual Data Quality Reports to OMB

Public Comments Received Prior to Publication of Final Guidelines

FTC Peer Review Agenda

“Based on the review it has conducted, the FTC believes that it does not currently produce or sponsor the distribution of influential scientific information (including highly influential scientific assessments) within the definitions promulgated by OMB. As a result, at this time the FTC has no agenda of forthcoming influential scientific disseminations to post on its website in accordance with OMB's Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review.”

OMB Peer Review Bulletin (M-05-03, Dec. 14, 2004), published at 70 Fed. Reg. 2664 (Jan. 14, 2005) [HTML] [PDF]

See also OMB Guidance on Agency Survey and Statistical Information Collections (Questions and Answers When Designing Surveys for Information Collections) subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (Jan. 20, 2006) [PDF]

See also OMB Standards and Guidelines for Statistical Surveys (Sept. 2006) [PDF]