Classification of Agency Guidance

Classification of Agency Guidance will develop a classification system to catalog the wide array of guidance agencies issue, which can range from policy manuals to phone calls. It will also identify considerations and circumstances that lead agencies to use one type of guidance instead of another. The project will produce a guide that sets forth a classification scheme and examines how agencies use the many different forms of guidance available to them. The guide will be valuable to agencies, Congress, the courts, and the public in better understanding the role of agency guidance in the interpretation and administration of statutes and regulations.