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Proposed Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices

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Office of Management and Budget.


Notice of proposed guidelines and request for comments.


The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing policies and procedures for agencies to develop, issue, and use guidance documents. This Bulletin is intended to increase the quality and transparency of agency guidance practices and the guidance documents produced through them.


Written comments regarding OMB's Proposed Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices are due by December 23, 2005.


Due to potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail, respondents are strongly encouraged to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. Electronic comments may be submitted to: Please put the full body of your comments in the text of the electronic message and as an attachment. Please include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address in the text of the message. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to (202) 395-7245.

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Lisa Jones, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., New Executive Office Building, Room 10201, Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: (202) 395-5897.

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OMB is seeking comments on its Proposed Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices by December 23, 2005. The draft Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices is posted on OMB's Web site,​omb/​inforeg/​regpol.html. This draft Bulletin provides a definition of guidance; describes the legal effect of guidance documents; establishes practices for developing guidance documents and receiving public input; and establishes ways for making guidance documents available to the public.

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Dated: November 23, 2005.

John D. Graham,

Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

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[FR Doc. E5-6704 Filed 11-29-05; 8:45 am]