On January 18, 2007, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a final Bulletin entitled, "Agency Good Guidance Practices." The primary focus of the Bulletin is to increase the quality and transparency of agency guidance practices and the significant documents produced through them.
The term "guidance document" means an agency statement of general applicability and future effect, other than a regulatory action, that sets forth a policy on a statutory, regulatory or technical issue or an interpretation of a statutory or regulatory issue.
By August 23, 2007, in accordance with OMB's Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices, USDA will make available to the public a list of significant guidance documents and invite public comment on those documents.
List of USDA Significant Guidance Documents: