CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

As it zoomed past the 45,000-page mark, the 2015 Federal Register saw new regulations covering everything from space particles to raspberries.

On to the data:

  • Last week, 71 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register, after 74 the previous week.
  • That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every two hours and 22 minutes.
  • So far in 2015, 1,946 final regulations have been published in the Federal Register. At that pace, there will be a total of 3,201 new regulations this year, which would be several hundred fewer rules than the usual total of 3,500-plus.
  • Last week, 1,586 new pages were added to the Federal Register, after 1,540 pages the previous week.
  • Currently at 45,795 pages, the 2015 Federal Register is on pace for 77,882 pages.
  • Rules are called “economically significant” if they have costs of $100 million or more in a given year. Nineteen such rules have been published so far this year, three in the past week.
  • The total estimated compliance cost of 2015’s economically significant regulations ranges from $1.32 billion to $1.41 billion for the current year.
  • 165 final rules meeting the broader definition of “significant” have been published so far this year.
  • So far in 2015, 331 new rules affect small businesses; 51 of them are classified as significant.

Highlights from selected final rules published last week:

For more data, see Ten Thousand Commandments and follow @10KC and@RegoftheDay on Twitter.

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