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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

NHTSA Warns it Can't Use Public Comment That Doesn't Meet DQA Standards
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently solicited public comment on the agency's proposed safety rules for automobile rollovers. In the Federal Register notice of the proposed rules, NHTSA correctly stated that the Agency cannot use or rely upon any public comments that do not meet Data Quality Act standards:

    "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 guidelines. Accordingly, we encourage you to consult the guidelines in preparing your comments. OMB's guidelines may be accessed at
    fedreg/reproducible.html DOT's guidelines may be accessed at"
CRE commends NHTSA for providing this notice to the public. CRE recommends that all agencies include the same notification in their Federal Register requests for public comment.
  • Click for NHTSA Federal Register notice (DQA notice occurs on page 49244 of notice)