These guidelines also outline administrative mechanisms for EPA pre-dissemination review of information products and describe some new mechanisms to enable affected persons to seek and obtain corrections from EPA regarding disseminated information that they believe does not comply with EPA or OMB guidelines.
Visit our Frequent Questions page to find more information about the Information Quality Guidelines process. Visit our Requests for Correction and Requests for Reconsideration Submitted to EPA page to view recent requests for correction or reconsideration.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility and Integrity of Information Disseminated by the Environmental Protection Agency (PDF)(64 pp, 905 K,
This document contains EPA’s policy and procedural guidance for ensuring and maximizing the quality of information we disseminate.
Office of Management and Budget (OMD) Information Quality Guidelines (PDF)(10 pp, 161 K,
February 22, 2002)
Guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility and Integrity of Information Disseminated by Federal Agencies; Notice: Republication
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-19-15, Subject: Improving Implementation of the Information Quality Act (PDF)(11 pp, 1 MB,
April 25, 2019)
EPA is committed to applying each of the updates outlined in M-19-15 to the EPA Information Quality Guidelines.