USDA Forest Service

Data Quality
USDA Forest Service
Mail Stop 1143
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20250-1143

PHONE: 202-205-1542
FAX : 202-260-3245

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.


Quality of Information

Link to Peer Review

About Quality of Information

In compliance with the requirement of the U.S. Department of Agriculture of Information Guidelines (see -, this page provides information pertaining to requests for correction of information disseminated by the Forest Service.

The USDA Information Quality Guidelines correction mechanisms are not intended to imply any rights of individuals to request amendment of their own records beyond those permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974 or other organization specific laws.

Quality of Information

- QoI Home

- Where to send requests

- Information requirements

- Public disclosure of requests

Requestors seeking a correction should follow the procedure described at:  

Privacy Act Statement

The USDA Forest Service is authorized to obtain certain information under Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law No. 106-554, codified at 44 U.S.C. 3516, note).  Information is needed by the the USDA Forest Service to process the request for correction and allow the USDA Forest Service to reply accordingly.  This information is needed by the USDA Forest Service to respond to the requestor and initiate follow-up contact with the requestor if required.  Requestors should not send the USDA Forest Service their Social Security Number.  Requestors are advised that they do not have to furnish the information but failure to do so may prevent their request from being processed.  The information requestors furnish is almost never used for any purpose other than to process and respond to their request.  However, the USDA Forest Service may disclose information to a congressional office in response to an inquiry made on behalf of the requestor, to the Department of Justice, a court, other tribunal when the information is relevant and necessary to litigation, or to a contractor or another Federal agency to help accomplish a function related to this process.

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