CEP Magazine (November 2020)
Pursuant to Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued two new rules governing the release of guidance documents. The updated rules ensure that guidance documents cannot carry enforcement implications and also provide for a guidance portal, where all guidance documents must be stored going forward.
1 Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents, 84 Fed. Reg. 55,235 (October 15, 2019).
2 U.S. Department of Justice, “Department of Justice Announces Rules Furthering Lawfulness and Transparency in the Regulatory Process,” news release, August 26, 2020, https://bit.ly/3jzbF61.
3 “Guidance Documents,” U.S. Department of Justice, accessed September 2, 2020, https://bit.ly/3jCelzV.