Significant Guidance Documents

In order to increase the quality and transparency of agency guidance practices and to comply with OMB's "Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices" published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2007 (72 FR 3432-3440), AMS is providing the information below on its significant guidance documents. 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. A discussion of this definition and various types of guidance documents and other background information is available at the following sites:

OMB on Good Guidance in Federal Register (pdf)

Contact Information

Members of the public who wish to request that the agency issue, reconsider, modify, or rescind a significant guidance document, or to complain that the agency is not following the procedures in OMB's Bulletin or is improperly treating a significant guidance document as a binding requirement, may do so by sending an email to:

Or by mailing a letter to the following office:

Guidance Officer
Management Support Staff
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Room 1643
Washington, DC 20250

Additionally, you may submit comments through on new or revised significant guidance documents open for comment as indicated in the chart below.

This agency effort and OMB's Bulletin is intended to improve the internal management of the Executive Branch and is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, against the United States, its agencies or other entities, its officers or employees, or any other person.

Significant Guidance Documents

At this time, AMS does not have any significant guidance documents as defined by OMB.