EPA Finalizes Rule to Change How Agency Develops Regulatory Guidance
September 14, 2020
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a news release today announcing the final rule to establish consistent requirements and procedures for issuing guidance documents. Earlier this year, EPA launched an online guidance portal to provide public access to agency guidance documents through a searchable database in support of President Trump's Executive Order 13891 (Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents ).
Today's action will:
- Establishes the first formal petition process for the public to request that EPA modify, withdraw or reinstate a guidance document.
- Ensure that the agency’s guidance documents are developed with appropriate review and are accessible to the public.
- Allows public participation in the development of significant guidance documents.
Read the full news release HERE .