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Technical Report 
Guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity, of information disseminated by the Environmental Protection Agency 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency :: U.S. EPA 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information 
Washington, DC 
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is committed to providing public access to environmental information. This commitment is integral to our mission to protect human health and the environment. One of our goals is that all parts of society--including communities, individuals, businesses, State and local governments, Tribal governments--have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks. To fulfill this and other important goals, EPA must rely upon information of appropriate quality for each decision we make.