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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

NHTSA Advises Public That Rulemaking Comments Must Meet Data Quality Act Standards
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now correctly advises the public that any comments on NHTSA's proposed rules must meet Data Quality Act Standards before NHTSA can use or rely on the comments. NHTSA explains in its proposed rulemaking to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208: "Please note that pursuant to the Data Quality Act, in order for substantive data to be relied upon and used by the agency, it must meet the information quality standards set forth in the OMB and DOT Data Quality Act guidelines. Accordingly, we encourage you to consult the guidelines in preparing your comments." 68 FR 46539, 46542 n.4 (Aug. 6, 2003). CRE believes that all federal agencies subject to the Data Quality Act should provide similar advisories in their proposed rulemaking notices.

  • Click for NHTSA's notice of proposed rulemaking.