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CRE Comments to
Department of Interior -
Fish & Wildlife Service

CRE Submits Comments to Fish & Wildlife Service on its Proposed Data Quality Guidelines
CRE has provided specific written comments to the Department of Interior's Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) on its proposed Data Quality guidelines. CRE's comments expressed doubts about the legality of the many exemptions contained within those guidelines. CRE also asked FWS to adapt or adopt the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) risk assessment standards, as required by OMB's government-wide Data Quality guidelines.

In addition to its letter comments, the Center also attached two papers: (1) a set of CRE Generic Comments to all agencies on their Data Quality guidelines which discuss a variety of important cross-cutting issues; and (2) a Legal Memorandum challenging the OMB's and other agencies' attempts to exempt certain categories of information from the Data Quality Act guidelines' applicability.

  • Click to review CRE's comment letter to Department of Interior's Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Click to review CRE's Generic Comments attachment
  • Click to review Legal Memorandum on proposed agency exemptions to the Data Quality Act Guidelines
  • Click to submit a comment