Regulatory Drafting Guide
We recommend that agencies this guide when drafting regulatory documents for publication in the Federal Register to improve clarity and enforceability.
In addition to this guide, use:
- the Document Drafting Handbook (DDH) for formatting, style, and codification requirements
- the Government Publishing Office (GPO) Style Manual (most recent version) for style requirements (including punctuation, capitalization, and spelling) not included in the DDH
- the Federal Plain Language Guidelines for additional plain language principles