This Guide is designed to help Agency staff involved in developing regulatory actions determine whether Executive Order 13045 "Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks" and/or EPA's policy on evaluating health risks to children applies to an Agency action and, if so, how to implement the Executive Order and/or EPA's Policy. Since the issuance of the first EPA's Rule Writer's Guide to Executive Order 13045 in 1998, EPA has published several guidance documents relating to risk assessment, regulatory policy and action development. The Guide has been revised to reflect these developments. In addition, this Guide more clearly integrates EPA's Policy on Children's Health with the Action Development Process, and provides an updated listing of additional guidance documents.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.