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Feb 8, 2016

Top 400 Taxpayers See Tax Rates Rise, But There’s More to the Story

As Americans were gathering party supplies to greet the New Year, the Internal Revenue Service released their annual report of cumulative tax data reported on the 400 tax r...

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Feb 4, 2016

Chlorine Bleach Plants Needlessly Endanger 63 Million Americans

Chlorine bleach plants across the U.S. put millions of Americans in danger of a chlorine gas release, a substance so toxic it has been used as a chemical weapon. Greenpeace’s new repo...

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Jan 25, 2016

U.S. Industrial Facilities Reported Fewer Toxic Releases in 2014

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data for 2014 is now available. The good news: total toxic releases by reporting facilities decreased by nearly six percent from 2013 levels. Howe...

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Jan 22, 2016

Methane Causes Climate Change. Here's How the President Plans to Cut Emissions by 40-45 Percent.

  UPDATE (Jan. 22, 2016): Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its proposed rule to reduce methane emissions...

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Data Quality and Peer Review Correspondence

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Agency Guidelines for Data Quality

Text and Resources Cabinet Departments Department of Agriculture Department of Commerce Department of Defense Department of Education Department of Energy Department of Health and Human Services Department of Housing and Urban Development Department of the Interior Department of Justice Department of Labor Department of State Department of Transportation Department of the Treasury Department of Veteran Affairs Other Executive Agencies Agency for International Development Census Bureau Corporation for Na

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Analysis and Background on Data Quality

Analysis of Data Quality Guidelines Analysis of OMB's Report to Congress (07/12/04) Analysis of First Court Ruling on Data Quality Act (06/28/04) Analysis of State Level Data Quality and Access Legislation (03/24/03) Comparison Chart of Agencies' Draft Data Quality Guidelines OMB Watch Sensible Principles on Data Quality Guidelines (05/28/02) Background on Data Quality Guidelines (05/28/02) Analysis of Data Quality Challenges Department of Agriculture Department of Commerce Department of Defense Department of Education Department of Health and Human Services

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Data Quality Challenges

OMB Watch's webpage for tracking data quality requests has moved. Please note the new URL at http://www.ombwatch.org/article/articleview/2668/1/231?TopicID=7.

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Model State Bills for Data Quality and Access

Apparently initial efforts have begun to develop data quality and data access legislation at the state level. OMB Watch has obtained model legislation for both bills that was reportedly drafted by the The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE), a strong supporter of both policy efforts at the federal level. Both state level model bills are clearly patterned after federal policies. The state data quality bill borrows heavily from the just recently completed Federal Data Quality Guidelines.

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Analysis of State Level Data Quality and Access Legislation

The Bureau of National Affairs recently reported (“Drive Under Way to Enact Legislation On Data Quality, Access at State Level” February 12, 2003) that the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE), a conservative clearinghouse that focuses on data quality and data access issues, has drafted and is making efforts to promote a state version of the federal Data Quality Act along with a state Data Access Bill. Apparently CRE has submitted the two model bills to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative policy group that advocates specific legislation at the state level.

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Data Quality Cases and Decisions Begin to Mount

As the first challenges under the Data Quality Act are being decided and appeals are being considered, new industry challenges are being filed: recently two data quality challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been decided at least in part; and two new challenges have been filed, one also with the EPA and another with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). Data Quality Challenges Answered Atrazine

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Data Quality Challenge on Barium

On October 29, 2002 the Chemical Products Corporation (CPC) submitted a data quality petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), challenging a barium risk assessment. CPC believes that the oral reference dose for barium disseminated in the agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) does not comply with the data quality requirements of objectivity or reproducibility. Request for Correction

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Data Quality Invoked in Information Collection

In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dated November 6, 2002, the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) raised data quality concerns with NHTSA's recent Proposed Collection of Information.

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Data Quality's First Test

The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE), Kansas Corn Growers Association, and the Triazine Network filed a request for correction of information with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) November 25, 2002 under the data quality guidelines. The petition could cripple EPA's ability to address endocrine disruptors. Challenge on Atrazine Report

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Living in the Shadow of Danger: Poverty, Race, and Unequal Chemical Facility Hazards

People of color and people living in poverty, especially poor children of color, are significantly more likely...

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A Tale of Two Retirements: One for CEOs and One for the Rest of Us

The 100 largest CEO retirement funds are worth a combined $4.9 billion, equal to the entire retirement account savings of 41 percent of American fam...

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