U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Mar 21, 2023
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, a proposed USDA guidance document determined to be a “significant guidance document” shall be subject to the following informal notice-and-comment procedures. The issuing agency shall publish a notice in the
(b) The requirements of paragraph (a) of this section will not apply to any significant guidance document or categories of significant guidance documents for which OBPA finds, in consultation with OIRA, the proposing agency, and the Office of the Secretary, good cause that notice and public comment thereon are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest (and incorporates the finding of good cause and a brief statement of reasons therefor in the guidance document issued).
(c) Where appropriate, the proposing agency may recommend to OBPA that a particular guidance document that is otherwise of importance to the Department's interests shall also be subject to the informal notice-and-comment procedures described in paragraph (a) of this section.