EDA Guidance Documents
Executive Order 13891, “Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents,” requires agencies to post guidance documents to a single guidance website. A guidance document is an agency statement of general applicability and future effect, other than a regulatory action, that sets forth a policy on a statutory, regulatory, or technical issue, or an interpretation of a statute or regulation. Guidance documents are intended to provide helpful information to the public, such as clarifying obligations under an existing law or regulation, providing information on agency procedures. Guidance documents do not, however, themselves impose obligations on the public.
At this time, EDA does not have in effect any guidance documents subject to Executive Order 13891.
Helpful background documents
- Executive Order 13891: Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents (October 9, 2019)
- OMB Memorandum M-20-02: Guidance Implementing Executive Order 13891 (PDF) (October 31, 2019)
- OMB Bulletin 07-02: Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices (PDF) (January 18, 2007)
If you wish to petition EDA to modify or withdraw any of its guidance documents, please write to us at:
- Office of Chief Counsel – Guidance Documents
Economic Development Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Suite 72023
Washington, DC 20230