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VA Significant Guidance Documents

VA maintains a list of Significant Guidance Documents as required by the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) "Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices, 07-02, January 18, 2007".

Purpose and Definitions:

OMB established good guidance practices to ensure that guidance documents of executive branch departments and agencies are

  • developed with appropriate review and public participation,
  • accessible and transparent to the public,
  • of high quality, and
  • not improperly treated as legally binding requirements.

Among other things, OMB has directed agencies to develop procedures for creating, issuing, and using significant guidance documents and economically significant guidance documents.


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