Quality of Information

In order to ensure the quality, objectivity, utility and objectivity of information, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has established procedures to allow members of the public to seek and obtain correction of information it disseminates. We in APHIS have done this in accordance with Section 515 of Public Law 106-554, codified at 44 U.S.C. 3516, and in accordance with USDA’s Quality of Information Guidelines available at: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/policy-directives-records-forms/information-quality-activities

Information to be Submitted with a Request for Correction

To seek a correction of information, please submit a written request as follows:

We do not intend this guidance to be a set of legally binding requirements. However, we may be unable to meet your request in a timely fashion, or at all, if you omit one or more of these elements. We do not intend to imply that, as an individual, you have any rights to request amendment of your own records beyond those permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974 or other organization specific laws.

Where to Submit a Formal Request for Correction

Please submit your request for correction of APHIS information by letter, fax, or email to:

Connie Williams
Quality of Information Officer
USDA/APHIS/Policy and Program Development, Unit 120
Riverdale, MD 20737
Fax: 301 734-5899
Email: connie.m.williams@aphis.usda.gov

Agency Review of Requests

Based on its review of the information you provide, APHIS will:

Public Disclosure of Requests for Correction of Information Disseminated by APHIS and Requests for Reconsideration of Decisions