Bureau of Reclamation
Information Quality Guidelines
Welcome to the Bureau of Reclamation website for information quality guidelines. This site is intended to meet the requirements of Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-554) for Federal agencies to publish Information Quality guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility and integrity of information (including statistical information) disseminated by a Federal agency, and to provide administrative mechanisms allowing the public to seek and obtain correction maintained and disseminated by the agency.
Reclamation Information Quality Guidelines
Reclamation scientific information is subject to a high degree of transparency about data and methods to facilitate the reproducibility of such information by other qualified scientists. This information has a high degree of transparency regarding (1) the source of the data used, (2) the various assumptions employed, (3) the methods applied, and (4) the statistical procedures employed. The degree of rigor with which each of these factors is presented and discussed is scaled as appropriate. If access to data and methods cannot occur due to compelling interests such as privacy, trade secrets, intellectual property and other confidentiality protections, Reclamation will, to the extent practicable, verify information and document that verification steps were taken.
Peer Review Agenda
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has published its final guidelines in the Federal Register on February 22, 2002. The Department of the Interior's (DOI) guidelines are also available.
Requests for corrections should be submitted through the Administrative Process as established in the Guidelines.
Last Reviewed: 12/16/08