The White House, Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58 Fed. Reg. 51735 (Sept. 30, 1993) (full-text), amended by Executive Order 13258 and Executive Order 13422. Executive Order 13497, signed January 30, 2009, revoked those amendments.
Executive Order 12866 provides that "[e]ach agency shall identify and assess available alternatives to direct regulation, including . . . providing information upon which choices can be made by the public."