CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week In Regulation

This week in the world of regulation:

  • Last week, 66 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. This is down from 86 new final rules the previous week.
  • That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every two hours and 32 minutes — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • All in all, 1,101 final rules have been published in the Federal Register this year.
  • If this keeps up, the total tally for 2013 will be 3,464 new final rules.
  • Last week, 1,307 new pages were added to the 2013 Federal Register, for a total of 24,940 pages.
  • At its current pace, the 2013 Federal Register will run 76,976 pages.
  • Rules are called “economically significant” if they have costs of $100 million or more in a given year. No such rules wre published last week, for a total of 12 so far in 2013.
  • The total estimated compliance costs of this year’s economically significant regulations ranges from $5.58 billion to $10.19 billion.
  • So far, 84 final rules that meet the broader definition of “significant” have been published in 2013.
  • So far this year, 202 final rules affect small business; 20 of them are significant rules.

Highlights from final rules published last week:

For more data, go to TenThousandCommandments.com.