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Agency Circumvention of the Data Quality Act
Click to read CRE Letter to Dr. John Graham
Click to read CRE list of Data Quality Act Petitions
Federal agencies have been circumventing the Data Quality Act by granting themselves numerous extensions in reaching decisions on Requests for Correction (RFCs) and Requests for Reconsideration (RFRs). In a letter and detailed chart to Dr. John Graham, CRE documents numerous egregious delays in agencies failing to reach timely decisions on RFCs and RFRs.
13 of 18 pending RFCs and RFRs have exceeded the decision time-frames set in agency guidelines.
6 of the 13 past-due RFCs/RFRs have been open for more than 200 days.
The average amount of time the 18 pending RFCs/RFRs have been open is over 150 days.
61 of the 64 delay notices in deciding RFCs/RFRs came from two agencies: HHS and EPA.