From: Bloomberg

Cheryl Bolen

The Office of Management and Budget is set to publish as early as this week more specific directions to agencies about issuing guidance documents, according to a source familiar with the discussions.

Guidance documents, including letters, bulletins, and other statements, are legally non-binding but are often used in agency enforcement actions. Critics see guidance as a way for agencies to circumvent the lengthier and more cumbersome formal rulemaking process.

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