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DOC/ADMIN RIN: 0605-AA57 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Implementing Executive Order 13891; Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents 

The Department of Commerce (Department) proposes regulations to implement the requirements of Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents signed October 9, 2019 (84 FR 55235).  Consistent with Executive Order 13891, these proposed regulations require that the Department clearly state that guidance documents issued by the Department do not bind the public, except as authorized by law or as incorporated into a contract; establish procedures for the public to petition for withdrawal or modification of guidance documents; and provide, with certain exceptions, that for significant guidance documents, the Department will submit those documents for review by the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) and provide for a period of public notice and comment of at least 30 days. 

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 15 CFR 29   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1512   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2020 
Final Action  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Xenia Kler
Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:202 482-5354