Administrative Policy Writing
Parts of a Guidance Document: Title
The title of a guidance document should explain what the document is about
in concise terms.
Example title for an environmental rule:
Paint and Paint Related Waste Under the Universal Waste Rule.”
The title page should also include a letter-head or
of the agency issuing
the regulation. This shows that it is an official publication of the agency.
The title usually includes a
The date is important because regulations are always
Guidance documents tend to have a short shelf-life.
The date makes it clear that it is an explanation of regulations in effect on a
. The agency does not want someone to find this document five
years later and think it is still current.
The number “RG-012” provides an easy way to reference the document.