Plan to torpedo nonbinding guidance docs flies under radar

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“EPA has rolled out a proposal that would require public comments on new regulatory guidance documents and allow petitions for killing old ones.

“EPA is trying to use a 19th-century statute giving department heads the right to manage personnel and internal record keeping to constrain the ability of its regional offices to implement guidance specific to the unique geographic regions of the United States,” wrote Kevin Bell, staff counsel for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.”