WASHINGTON - July 11 - Analysis Co-author Moulton to Debate Anti-regulation Lobbyist Tozzi on Data Quality Act at D.C. Conference, 'CONFLICTED $CIENCE: Corporate and Political Influence on Science-Based Policymaking'
WHEN: Mon. July 12, 2004, 9:45-11 a.m. (Press welcome)
WHERE: The International Trade Center, 1300 Penn. Ave. NW (Federal Triangle Metro)
[Conference sponsored by Center for Science in the Public Interest. Phone 202-332-9110]
WHAT & WHO:
1) Plenary Debate - "The Data Quality Act and OMB Peer Review Honest Evaluations or New Tools for Manufacturing Doubt and Delay?" Sean Moulton, analysis co-author and Senior Information Policy Analyst, OMB Watch; David Michaels, Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University School of Medicine; and Jim J. Tozzi, Board of Advisers, Center for Regulatory Effectiveness.
2) Analysis to be released at the Debate - OMB Watch, a government watchdog, will release "The Reality of Data Quality Act's First Year: A Correction of OMB's Report to Congress," its critique of the White House Office of Management and Budget's "Information Quality: A Report to Congress." The analysis finds OMB's report "biased" and "its facts inaccurate." The recent Bush administration report seeks to debunk what it sees as "misperceptions" about the first year of operations under the new OMB guidelines of the Information Quality Act.
"The administration's report mischaracterizes the use and impact of the Information Quality Act guidelines at federal regulatory agencies," said Sean Moulton, co-author of the critique and Senior Information Policy Analyst for OMB Watch. "The OMB report has so many flaws it would not stand the information quality test as established by OMB itself."
"The Reality of Data Quality Act's First Year: A Correction of OMB's Report to Congress," is authored by Sean Moulton and Cheryl Gregory of OMB Watch. Download the full analysis (11 a.m. July 12) at www.ombwatch.org/info/dataqualityreport.pdf