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DOD/OS RIN: 0790-AL39 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: DoD Guidance Documents 

Executive Order 13891, titled "Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents," which required Federal agencies to finalize regulations, or amend existing regulations as necessary, to set forth processes and procedures for issuing guidance documents, was revoked by President Biden on January 20, 2021, via Executive Order 13992, titled "Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation." Executive Order 13992 published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2021 (86 FR 7049-7050).  By issuing this final rule, the Department of Defense (DoD) is amending DoD policies and processes governing the issuance and use of guidance documents in response to the repeal of Executive Order 13891 and to make certain clarifications.

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 32 CFR 339   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  07/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Patricia Lynn Toppings
Director, Regulatory Directorate
Department of Defense
DIOR\ICD, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 08F07,
Alexandria, VA 22350-3100
Phone:571 372-0485
Fax:571 372-0487