New Executive Order on Federal Agencies’ Use of Guidance Documents
On October 9, 2019, President Trump issued a new Executive Order entitled Executive Order on Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents. This Order establishes requirements for federal agencies’ development and use of guidance documents. For example, the new Order states, “The requirements and procedures of Executive Orders 12866, 13563, and 13609 shall apply to guidance documents, consistent with section 4 of this order.” The new guidance document Executive Order puts the the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and its Office of information and Regulatory Affairs, in charge of overseeing and ensuring compliance with the Order’s requirements. Click here to read the new guidance document Executive Order.