Guidance Development Procedures
This final rule responds to an Executive order titled ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents'' (October 9, 2019). The central principle of the E.O. is that agency guidance documents should clarify existing obligations. Guidance documents are not permitted to impose new, binding requirements on the public. Pursuant to the E.O., Federal agencies are required to finalize regulations, or amend existing regulations as necessary, to set forth processes and procedures for issuing guidance documents. This final rule codifies internal procedural requirements governing the review and clearance of guidance documents for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) and Pretrial Services Agency (PSA).
Notice of CSOSA and PSA Guidance Portals
Pursuant to Executive Order 13891 and OMB M-20-02: Memorandum for Regulatory Policy Officers at Executive Departments and Agencies and Managing and Executive Directors of Certain Agencies and Commissions (OMB Memorandum M-20-02), Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia (PSA) are noticing the February 28, 2020 by both CSOSA and PSA of a single, searchable, indexed database, each containing all of the respective agency's guidance documents currently in effect.