CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

Along with last wwek’s usual slew of final regulations covering everything from power plants to televisions, an additional 55 proposed regulations also hit the books.

On to the data:

  • Last week, 58 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register, after 68 new regulations the previous week.
  • That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every two hours and 54 minutes.
  • So far in 2015, 674 final regulations have been published in the Federal Register. At that pace, there will be a total of 2,856 new regulations this year, which would be nearly 1,000 fewer rules than the usual total.
  • Last week, 1,398 new pages were added to the Federal Register, after 1,157 pages the previous week.
  • Currently at 16,531 pages, the 2015 Federal Register is on pace for 70,047 pages.
  • Rules are called “economically significant” if they have costs of $100 million or more in a given year. Six such rules have been published so far this year, one in the past week.
  • The total estimated compliance cost of 2015’s economically significant regulations ranges from $693 million to $746 million for the current year.
  • Sixty-two final rules meeting the broader definition of “significant” have been published so far this year.
  • So far in 2015, 137 new rules affect small businesses; 23 of them are classified as significant. 

Highlights from selected final rules published last week:

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