Public Availability of Agency Guidance Documents

Recommendation 2019-3 Public Availability of Agency Guidance Documents offers best practices for promoting widespread availability of guidance documents on agency websites. It urges agencies to develop and disseminate internal policies for publishing, tracking, and obtaining input on guidance documents; post guidance documents online in a manner that facilitates public access; and undertake affirmative outreach to notify members of the public of new or updated guidance documents.

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2019-3, Public Availability of Agency Guidance Documents, 84 Fed. Reg. 38931 (Aug. 8, 2019).

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Public Availability of Agency Guidance Documents

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2019-3
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Among their many activities, government agencies issue guidance documents that help explain their programs and policies or communicate other important information to regulated entities and the public. Members of the public should have ready access to these guidance documents so that they can understand how their government works and how their government relates to them.

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date File
Proposed Recommendation - Public Availability of Agency Guidance Regulation Recommendation Download
4-23-2019 Agenda for Committee Meeting Regulation Agenda Download
Consultant Report - Public Availability of Agency Guidance Documents Regulation Report Download
David Rostker Comment (Part 1) Regulation Member Comment Download
David Rostker Comment (Part 2) Regulation Member Comment Download
First Meeting Agenda - Public Availability of Agency Guidance Regulation Agenda Download
Peter Strauss Comment 04.02.2019 Regulation Member Comment Download
Peter Strauss Comment 04.18.2019 Regulation Public Comment Download
Peter Strauss Comment 05.3.2019 Regulation Member Comment Download
Plenary Comment from Peter Strauss Regulation Member Comment Download
Plenary Comment from Stephen Williams Regulation Member Comment Download
Proposed Recommendation for Public Availability of Guidance - 04162019 Regulation Recommendation Download
Proposed Recommendation for Public Availability of Guidance - 04292019 Regulation Recommendation Download
Public Availability of Agency Guidance - For Plenary (redline) Regulation Recommendation Download
Public Availability of Agency Guidance Documents Regulation Recommendation Download
Public Availability of Agency Guidance Draft Report Regulation Report Download
Public Availability of Agency Guidance Recommendation for Plenary Regulation Recommendation Download
Third Meeting Agenda - Public Availability of Agency Guidance Regulation Agenda Download

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