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Sugarplums or Lumps of Coal? White House's 192 Big Rules in Pipeline Herald More Regulation than Deregulation

No matter the presidential administration, every year there are thousands of federal rules and regulations compared to a relative handful of laws passed by Congress.

We got a partial reprieve from Washington’s big government ways in 2017 from Trump administration moves like the executive order requiring that agencies ditch at least two rules for every one they add.

In the White House’s new 2019 Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, as well as in the “Regulatory Reform Results for Fiscal Year 2019” roundup, the administration touts progress in adhering to President Trump’s goal to eliminate two “significant regulatory actions” for every one adopted, but falls a bit short.

The most costly subset of rules in the Agenda are classified as “economically significant,” which loosely means they have $100 million in effect, either imposing costs, reducing costs, or otherwise exhibiting heft.

The Fall 2019 Unified Agenda reports on 3,752 rules and regulations at the “active,” “completed,” and “long-term” stages of the regulatory pipeline, many of them holdovers from earlier volumes.

Among these, there were 192 “economically significant” rules in the queue, 119 active, 29 long-term, and 44 recently completed. The overall flow of economically significant rules in Trump’s fist (2017) Fall Unified Agenda started out 27 percent lower than Obama’s final year, but they’ve been creeping up since.

On a positive note, Trump’s figures contain numerous rules that are classified as “deregulatory”there’s even a radio button to click to sort them out. But there is also a “regulatory” button, and the one-in, two-out mandate notwithstanding, 67 percent of economically significant rules in the pipeline are regulatory. There are 33 deregulatory and 67 regulatory; just by coincidence, these classifications add up to 100 this time.

The trends are wrong for two-for-one to ever work again, which is why other approaches to restraint, disclosure, and accountability will rise in importance.

The full list of the 192 economically significant rules and regulations in the Fall 2019 Unified Agenda appears below, broken down by department or agency, and by stage of completion.

Inventory of 192 Economically Significant Rules in the Pipeline

(active, recently completed, and long-term)

67% are regulatory: 33 deregulatory and 67 regulatory

Source: Compiled by Wayne Crews from “The Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions,” at reginfo.gov. Note: The “Regulation Identifier Number” or RIN appears at the end of each entry below. For additional information see the publication “How to Use the Unified Agenda.”

33 deregulatory actions highlighted in bold.

67 regulatory actions highlighted in italics.

ACTIVE RULEMAKINGS (119 actions, 20 of them deregulatory, 39 regulatory)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

  1. USDA/RUS, Final Rule Stage, Rural Broadband Grant, Loan, and Loan Guarantee Program, 0572-AC46
  2. USDA/RHS, Proposed Rule Stage, Implementation of the Multi-Family Housing U.S. Citizenship Requirements, 0575-AC86
  3. USDA/NRCS, Final Rule Stage, Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), 0578-AA67
  4. USDA/NRCS, Final Rule Stage, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Changes, 0578-AA68
  5. USDA/NRCS, Final Rule Stage, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), 0578-AA70
  6. USDA/AMS, Final Rule Stage, Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program, 0581-AD82
  7. USDA/FNS, Proposed Rule Stage, Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), 0584-AE62
  8. USDA/FNS, Proposed Rule Stage, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances, 0584-AE69
  9. USDA/FNS, Proposed Rule Stage, Strengthening Integrity and Reducing Retailer Fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), 0584-AE71
  10. USDA/FNS, Proposed Rule Stage, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Procedural Requirements for Households That Have Zero Gross Countable Income and Include A Work Registrant, 0584-AE76
  11. USDA/FNS, Final Rule Stage, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents, 0584-AE57
  12. USDA/FNS, Final Rule Stage, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Requirement for Interstate Data Matching to Prevent Multiple Issuances, 0584-AE75

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

  1. DOC/PTO, Final Rule Stage, Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2020, 0651-AD31

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

  1. ED/OPE, Proposed Rule Stage, Ensuring Student Access to High Quality and Innovative Postsecondary Educational Programs, 1840-AD38
  2. ED/OPE, Final Rule Stage, Federal-State Relationship Agreements, Pell Grant, ACG, National Smart Grant and LEAP, 1840-AD46
  3. ED/OPE, Final Rule Stage, Total and Permanent Disability Discharge of Loans Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, 1840-AD48

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

  1. DOE/EE, Proposed Rule Stage, Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing, 1904-AC11
  2. DOE/EE, Proposed Rule Stage, Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Non-Weatherized Gas Furnaces and Mobile Home Gas Furnaces, 1904-AD20
  3. DOE/EE, Final Rule Stage, Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating Equipment, 1904-AD34
  4. DOE/OGC, Proposed Rule Stage, Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent Cost Allocation, 1990-AA39

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  1. HHS/FDA, Proposed Rule Stage, Nutrient Content Claims, Definition of Term: Healthy, 0910-AI13
  2. HHS/FDA, Proposed Rule Stage, Tobacco Product Standard for Characterizing Flavors in Cigars, 0910-AI28
  3. HHS/FDA, Final Rule Stage, Sunscreen Drug Products For Over-The-Counter-Human Use; Final Monograph, 0910-AF43
  4. HHS/FDA, Final Rule Stage, Mammography Quality Standards Act; Amendments to Part 900 Regulations, 0910-AH04
  5. HHS/FDA, Final Rule Stage, General and Plastic Surgery Devices: Sunlamp Products, 0910-AH14
  6. HHS/FDA, Final Rule Stage, Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements, 0910-AI39
  7. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Conditions for Coverage for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities--Third Party Payments (CMS-3337-P), 0938-AT11
  8. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Adoption of Standards for Health Care Attachments Transactions, Acknowledgments Transactions, Electronic Signatures, and Modification to Referral Certification and Authorization Standard (CMS-0053-P), 0938-AT38
  9. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Medicaid Fiscal Accountability (CMS–2393–P), 0938-AT50
  10. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technologies (CMS-3372-P), 0938-AT88
  11. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, International Pricing Index Model For Medicare Part B Drugs (CMS-5528-P), 0938-AT91
  12. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Proposed Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program for Contract Year 2021 (CMS-4190-P), 0938-AT97
  13. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021 (CMS-9916-P), 0938-AT98
  14. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Revisions to Promote Patient's Electronic Access to Healthcare Information and Improve Interoperability for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers (CMS-9123-P), 0938-AT99
  15. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Transparency in Coverage (CMS-9915-P), 0938-AU04
  16. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, FY 2021 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System Rate Update and Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1729-P), 0938-AU05
  17. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, CY 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1730-P), 0938-AU06
  18. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, CY 2021 Changes to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program (CMS-1732-P), 0938-AU08
  19. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, FY 2021 Hospice Wage Index, Payment Rate Update, and Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1733-P), 0938-AU09
  20. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, CY 2021 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B (CMS-1734-P), 0938-AU10
  21. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals; the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System; and FY 2021 Rates (CMS-1735-P), 0938-AU11
  22. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, CY 2021 Hospital Outpatient PPS Policy Changes and Payment Rates and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Policy Changes and Payment Rates (CMS-1736-P), 0938-AU12
  23. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, FY 2021 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNFs) Prospective Payment System Rate Update and Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1737-P), 0938-AU13
  24. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Payment Policies for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) (CMS-1738-P), 0938-AU17
  25. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022 (CMS-9914-P), 0938-AU18
  26. HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Medicaid Eligibility Determination and Mechanized Claims Processing and Retrieval Systems (CMS-2433-P), 0938-AU20
  27. HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs for Contract Year 2020; Risk Adjustment Data Validation (CMS-4185-F2), 0938-AT59
  28. HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, CY 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1711-F), 0938-AT68
  29. HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, CY 2020 Changes to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) (CMS-1713-F), 0938-AT70
  30. HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B (CMS-1715-F), 0938-AT72
  31. HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, CY 2020 Hospital Outpatient PPS Policy Changes and Payment Rates and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Policy Changes and Payment Rates (CMS-1717-F), 0938-AT74
  32. HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, CY 2020 Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts (CMS-8071-N), 0938-AT76
  33. HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, CY 2021 Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts (CMS-8074-N), 0938-AU14
  34. HHS/OCR, Final Rule Stage, Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities, 0945-AA11
  35. HHS/ONC, Final Rule Stage, 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program, 0955-AA01
  36. HHS/ACF, Final Rule Stage, Head Start Service Duration Requirements, 0970-AC73

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

  1. DHS/OS, Prerule Stage, Collection of Alien Biometric Data Upon Exit From the United States at Air and Sea Ports of Departure, 1601-AA34
  2. DHS/USCIS, Proposed Rule Stage, Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses From the Classes of Aliens Eligible for Employment Authorization, 1615-AC15
  3. DHS/USCIS, Proposed Rule Stage, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements, 1615-AC18
  4. DHS/USCIS, Proposed Rule Stage, Removal of 30-Day Processing Provision for Asylum Applicant-Related Form I-765 Employment Authorization Applications, 1615-AC19
  5. DHS/USCIS, Proposed Rule Stage, Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization for Applicants, 1615-AC27
  6. DHS/USCBP, Proposed Rule Stage, Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)--Noncompliant Traveler Fee, 1651-AB06
  7. DHS/USCBP, Final Rule Stage, Collection of Biometric Data From Aliens Upon Entry To and Exit From the United States, 1651-AB12
  8. DHS/USICE, Proposed Rule Stage, Visa Security Program Fee, 1653-AA77
  9. DHS/FEMA, Proposed Rule Stage, Cost of Assistance Estimates in the Disaster Declaration Process for the Public Assistance Program, 1660-AA99

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

  1. HUD/HUDSEC, Final Rule Stage, Housing and Community Development of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status, 2501-AD89
  2. HUD/CPD, Final Rule Stage, Housing Trust Fund (FR-5246), 2506-AC30

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

  1. DOI/FWS, Proposed Rule Stage, Migratory Bird Hunting; 2020-2021 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations, 1018-BD89
  2. DOI/FWS, Proposed Rule Stage, Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed 2021–22 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations With Requests for Indian Tribal Proposals, 1018-BE34

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  1. DOL/ETA, Final Rule Stage, Labor Certification Process for Temporary Agricultural Employment in the United States (H-2A workers), 1205-AB89
  2. DOL/EBSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Default Electronic Disclosures by Employee Pension Benefit Plans Under ERISA, 1210-AB90
  3. DOL/EBSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Transparency in Coverage, 1210-AB93
  4. DOL/OSHA, Prerule Stage, Emergency Response, 1218-AC91
  5. DOL/WHD, Proposed Rule Stage, Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 1235-AA21
  6. DOL/WHD, Final Rule Stage, Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 1235-AA26

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  1. DOT/FAA, Proposed Rule Stage, Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, 2120-AL31
  2. DOT/FMCSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Hours of Service of Drivers, 2126-AC19
  3. DOT/NHTSA, Prerule Stage, Retroreflective Tape for Single-Unit Trucks, 2127-AL57
  4. DOT/NHTSA, Final Rule Stage, Establish Side Impact Performance Requirements for Child Restraint Systems (MAP-21), 2127-AK95
  5. DOT/NHTSA, Final Rule Stage, The Safer Affordable Fuel–Efficient (Safe) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, 2127-AL76
  6. DOT/PHMSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Pipeline Safety: Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform, 2137-AF36

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

  1. TREAS/FINCEN, Proposed Rule Stage, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network: Cross-Border Electronic Transmittals of Funds, 1506-AB01
  2. TREAS/FINCEN, Final Rule Stage, Anti-Money Laundering Program and Suspicious Activity Report Filing Requirements for Investment Advisers, 1506-AB10
  3. TREAS/CUSTOMS, Final Rule Stage, Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Required for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry) Filings, 1515-AE03
  4. TREAS/IRS, Proposed Rule Stage, Treatment of Certain Interests in Corporations as Stock or Indebtedness, 1545-BO18
  5. TREAS/IRS, Proposed Rule Stage, Rules for Denial of Deduction for Certain Fines, Penalties, and Other Amounts, 1545-BO67
  6. TREAS/IRS, Proposed Rule Stage, Guidance on the Elimination of Interbank Offered Rates, 1545-BO91
  7. TREAS/IRS, Proposed Rule Stage, Revisions to the Section 168(k) Final Regulations, 1545-BP32
  8. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Hybrid Dividends and Payments, 1545-BO53
  9. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Section 250 Regulations, 1545-BO55
  10. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Section 59A Proposed Regulations, 1545-BO56
  11. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Rules Regarding Business Interest Limitation Under Section 163(j), 1545-BO73
  12. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Additional First-Year Depreciation Allowance, 1545-BO74
  13. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Capital Gains Invested in Opportunity Zones, 1545-BP03
  14. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Qualified Opportunity Funds, 1545-BP04
  15. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Guidance Under Section 199A (RIC-REIT), 1545-BP12
  16. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Guidance Under Sections 951(b) and 951A, 1545-BP15
  17. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Foreign Tax Credit Guidance, 1545-BP19
  18. TREAS/OCC, Proposed Rule Stage, Reforming the Community Reinvestment Act Regulatory Framework, 1557-AE34
  19. TREAS/OCC, Final Rule Stage, Net Stable Funding Ratio, 1557-AD97

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

  1. VA, Proposed Rule Stage, Schedule for Rating Disabilities--Ear, Nose, Throat, and Audiology Disabilities; Special Provisions Regarding Evaluation of Respiratory Conditions; Respiratory System, 2900-AQ72
  2. VA, Proposed Rule Stage, Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Amendments Under the VA MISSION Act of 2018, 2900-AQ48
  3. VA, Final Rule Stage, Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2900-AP02

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

  1. EPA/RODENVER, Proposed Rule Stage, Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas Sources: Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in Utah, 2008-AA03
  2. EPA/OW, Proposed Rule Stage, Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category- Reconsideration, 2040-AF77
  3. EPA/OW, Proposed Rule Stage, National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper: Regulatory Revisions, 2040-AF15
  4. EPA/OAR, Proposed Rule Stage, Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act, 2060-AM75
  5. EPA/OAR, Final Rule Stage, Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Reconsideration, 2060-AT54
  6. EPA/OAR, Final Rule Stage, The Safer Affordable Fuel–Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, 2060-AU09

COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

  1. CFTC, Final Rule Stage, Proposed Revisions to Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds (Volcker Rule), 3038-AE72

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

  1. CPSC, Final Rule Stage, Flammability Standard for Upholstered Furniture, 3041-AB35
  2. CPSC, Final Rule Stage, Regulatory Options for Table Saws, 3041-AC31

FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION

  1. FAR, Proposed Rule Stage, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2018-004; Increased Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds, 9000-AN65

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

  1. GSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC); FPISC Case 2019-001, Adding a New Sector of Covered Projects Under FAST-41 by the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, 3090-AK13

NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION

  1. NIGC, Proposed Rule Stage, Definitions, 3141-AA32
  2. NIGC, Proposed Rule Stage, Management Contracts, 3141-AA58
  3. NIGC, Proposed Rule Stage, Buy Indian Goods and Services (BIGS), 3141-AA62

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

  1. NRC, Proposed Rule Stage, Revision of Fee Schedules: Fee Recovery for FY 2020 [NRC-2017-0228], 3150-AK10

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

  1. SSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Rules Regarding the Frequency and Notice of Continuing Disability Reviews, 0960-AI27

COMPLETED  ACTIONS (44 actions, 11 of the deregulatory, 16 regulatory)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

  1. USDA/FSA, Emergency Conservation Program, 0560-AH43
  2. USDA/FSA, Crop Assistance Program, 0560-AI11
  3. USDA/FSA, Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program and Dairy Indemnity Payment Program, 0560-AI37
  4. USDA/FSA, Trade Mitigation Program, 0560-AI51
  5. USDA/FSA, Agricultural Disaster Assistance Indemnity Programs, 0560-AI52
  6. USDA/RBS, Strategic Economic and Community Development, 0570-AA94
  7. USDA/NRCS, Environmental Quality Incentives Program, 0578-AA45
  8. USDA/FNS, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Farm Bill of 2008 Retailer Sanctions, 0584-AD88

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

  1. ED/OPE, Institutional Accountability, 1840-AD26
  2. ED/OPE, Program Integrity; Gainful Employment, 1840-AD31
  3. ED/OPE, State Authorization and Related Issues, 1840-AD36
  4. ED/OPE, Accreditation and Related Issues, 1840-AD37

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  1. HHS/OIG, Removal of Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates to Plans or PBMs Involving Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Creation of New Safe Harbor Protection, 0936-AA08
  2. HHS/CMS, Hospital and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Changes to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care (CMS-3295-F), 0938-AS21
  3. HHS/CMS, Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies (CMS-3317-F), 0938-AS59
  4. HHS/CMS, Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Allotment Reductions (CMS-2394-F), 0938-AS63
  5. HHS/CMS, Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process (CMS-6058-F), 0938-AS84
  6. HHS/CMS, Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction (CMS-3346-F), 0938-AT23
  7. HHS/CMS, Medicaid Provider Payment Reassignment (CMS-2413-F), 0938-AT61
  8. HHS/CMS, FY 2020 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System Rate Update and Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1710-F), 0938-AT67
  9. HHS/CMS, FY 2020 Hospice Wage Index, Payment Rate Update, and Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1714-F), 0938-AT71
  10. HHS/CMS, Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals; the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System; and FY 2020 Rates (CMS-1716-F), 0938-AT73
  11. HHS/CMS, FY 2020 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNFs) Prospective Payment System Rate Update and Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1718-F), 0938-AT75
  12. HHS/CMS, Health Reimbursement Arrangements and Other Account-Based Group Health Plans (CMS-9918-F), 0938-AT90
  13. HHS/OCR, Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority, 0945-AA10
  14. HHS/ACF, Apprehension, Processing, Care, and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Alien Children, 0970-AC42

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

  1. DHS/USCIS, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, 1615-AA22
  2. DHS/USICE, Apprehension, Processing, Care and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Alien Children, 1653-AA75

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

  1. DOI/BSEE, Revisions to the Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule, 1014-AA39
  2. DOI/FWS, Migratory Bird Hunting; 2019-2020 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations, 1018-BD10

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  1. DOL/EBSA, Revision of the Form 5500 Series and Implementing Related Regulations Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 1210-AB63
  2. DOL/EBSA, Health Reimbursement Arrangements and Other Account-Based Group Health Plans, 1210-AB87
  3. DOL/EBSA, Definition of an "Employer" Under Section 3(5) of ERISA--Association Retirement Plans and Other Multiple Employer Plans, 1210-AB88
  4. DOL/WHD, Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees, 1235-AA20

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

  1. DOT/NHTSA, 49 CFR Part 578, Civil Penalties, 2127-AL94

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

  1. TREAS/IRS, Application of Various Provisions of Section 2711 of the Public Health Service Act, the Affordable Care Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to Health Reimbursement Arrangements, 1545-BO46
  2. TREAS/IRS, Guidance Related to Section 951A (Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income Regulations), 1545-BO54
  3. TREAS/IRS, Foreign Tax Credit Guidance Under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), 1545-BO62
  4. TREAS/IRS, State and Local Tax (SALT) Credits and Charitable Contributions, 1545-BO89

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

  1. VA, Veterans Community Care Program, 2900-AQ46
  2. VA, Urgent Care, 2900-AQ47

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

  1. EPA/OW, Definition of "Waters of the United States"--Recodification of Preexisting Rule, 2040-AF74
  2. EPA/OAR, Repeal of the Clean Power Plan; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations, 2060-AT67

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

  1. NRC, Revision of Fee Schedules: Fee Recovery for FY 2019 [NRC-2017-0032], 3150-AJ99

LONG-TERM ACTIONS (29 actions, two of them deregulatory, 12 regulatory

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

  1. USDA/FSIS, Revision of the Nutrition Facts Panels for Meat and Poultry Products and Updating Certain Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed, 0583-AD56

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

  1. DOE/EE, Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged Boilers, 1904-AD01
  2. DOE/EE, Energy Conservation Standards for Portable Air Conditioners, 1904-AD02
  3. DOE/EE, Energy Conservation Standards for Uninterruptible Power Supplies, 1904-AD69
  4. DOE/EE, Fossil Fuel-Generated Energy Consumption Reduction for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings, 1904-AB96

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  1. HHS/CMS, Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule, Adjustments to Resume the Transitional 50/50 Blended Rates to Provide Relief in Non-Competitive Bidding Areas (CMS-1687-F), 0938-AT21
  2. HHS/CMS, Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction (CMS-3347-F), 0938-AT36
  3. HHS/CMS, Proficiency Testing Regulations Related to Analytes and Acceptable Performance (CMS-3355-F), 0938-AT55
  4. HHS/CMS, Interoperability and Patient Access (CMS-9115-F), 0938-AT79
  5. HHS/CMS, Specialty Care Models To Improve Quality of Care And Reduce Expenditures (CMS-5527-F), 0938-AT89

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

  1. DHS/USCIS, Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States, 1615-AC06
  2. DHS/USCBP, Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements, 1651-AA70
  3. DHS/USCBP, Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS), 1651-AB04
  4. DHS/CISA, Ammonium Nitrate Security Program, 1670-AA00

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  1. DOL/ETA, Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States, 1205-AB76
  2. DOL/EBSA, Improved Fee Disclosure for Welfare Plans, 1210-AB37
  3. DOL/OSHA, Infectious Diseases, 1218-AC46
  4. DOL/OSHA, Process Safety Management and Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents, 1218-AC82

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  1. DOT/FMCSA, Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters, 2126-AB63
  2. DOT/NHTSA, Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters, 2127-AK92
  3. DOT/NHTSA, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 150--Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Communication, 2127-AL55
  4. DOT/FRA, High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program; Buy America Program Requirements, 2130-AC23

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

  1. TREAS/CDFIF, Interim Rule for the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, 1559-AA01

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

  1. VA, Reimbursement for Emergency Treatment, 2900-AQ08

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

  1. EPA/OAR, Revision of Emission Requirements for Glider Vehicles, Glider Engines, and Glider Kits, 2060-AT79
  2. EPA/OCSPP, Trichloroethylene (TCE); Rulemaking Under TSCA Section 6(a); Vapor Degreasing, 2070-AK11

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

  1. FCC, Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions (GN Docket No. 12-268), 3060-AJ82
  2. FCC, Restoring Internet Freedom (WC Docket No. 17-108); Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet (GN Docket No. 14–28), 3060-AK21

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

  1. NRC, Revision of Fee Schedules: Fee Recovery for FY 2021 [NRC-2018-0292], 3150-AK24