CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week In Regulation

This week in the world of regulation:

  • The first full week of 2013 saw 52 new final regulations. This is up from 28 new final rules the previous, holiday-shortened week.
  • That’s the equivalent of a new regulation precisely every two hours and 8 minutes — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • All in all, 80 final rules have been published in the Federal Register this year.
  • If this keeps up, the total tally for 2013 will be 2,222 new final rules.
  • Last week, 1,760 new pages were added to the 2013 Federal Register, for a total of 2,610 pages.
  • At its current pace, the 2013 Federal Register will run 72,500 pages.
  • Rules are called “economically significant” if they have costs of $100 million or more in a given year. One such rule has been published so far in 2013.
  • So far, six final rules that meet the broader definition of “significant” have been published in 2013.
  • So far this year, 23 final rules affect small business; one of them is a significant rule.

Highlights from final rules published last week:

For more data, go to TenThousandCommandments.com.