Mary Whisner, Some Guidance About Federal Agencies and Guidance, 105 Law Libr. J. 385 (2013), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/librarians-articles/24
Law Library Journal
Administrative Procedure Act, U.S. agencies
The federal administrative system is complex and contains ambiguities about what counts as an “agency,” and there is an amorphous border between regulations and guidance. The body of guidance documents (or nonlegislative rules) is growing, both in volume and in importance, and legal researchers should be aware of this important source of authority, as well as its unclear status.