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A classification guide(s) is/are

[a] documentary form of classification guidance, issued by an original classification authority. It identifies the elements of information, regarding a specific subject, that must be classified and establishes the level and duration of classification for each such element.[1]
a set of instructions issued by an OCA which identify elements of information regarding a specific subject that must be classified and establish the level and duration of classification for each such element. Classification guides provide consistency and accuracy to classification decisions.[2]
[d]ocuments issued in an exercise of authority for original classification that include determinations with respect to the proper level and duration of classification of categories of classified information.[3]

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