On January 18, 2007, President Bush signed amendments to clarify and strengthen Executive Order (E.O.) 12,866, which President Clinton had issued to update principles for inter-agency planning and review of regulations. The most important provisions of President Bush's E.O. 13,422 clearly extend interagency review to guidance documents. E.O. 13,422 was reinforced by a Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Together, E.O. 13,422 and the OMB Bulletin establish the first government-wide "rules of the road" to manage the development and use of guidance documents.

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