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 3432440), Rural Development 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 site:

If you wish to contact Rural Development regarding any significant guidance document, please do so by sending an email to or by mailing a letter to the following office:

Branch Chief
Regulations and Paperwork Management

Rural Development
1400 Independence Ave., SW, M/S 0742
Washington, DC 20250

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

There are currently no significant guidance documents.