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Guidance Documents Managed by the Office of Air and Radiation

This page displays a list of all documents managed by the Office of Air and Radiation designated as guidance documentsGuidance DocumentsAgency statements of general applicability, intended to have future effects on the behavior of regulated parties, that set forth a policy on a statutory, regulatory, or technical issue, or an interpretation of a statute or regulation, with some exceptions as detailed in E.O. 13891, Section 2(b). EPA's guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, unless expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract. The agency may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on this website, except to establish historical facts.

EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation notes that certain agency documents, including statements of specific, rather than general, applicability, are excluded from the definition of guidance document under Executive Order 13891 and therefore may be excluded from this guidance portal. Specifically, EPA may exclude communications or statements regarding particular locations or facilities, and correspondences with individual persons or entities. For the same reason, such documents are not deemed to be rescinded by virtue of the fact that they have been excluded from this portal.