Federal Register weekly update: 609 new documents added

The Federal Register is a daily journal of federal government activity that includes presidential documents, proposed and final rules, and public notices. It is a common measure of an administration’s regulatory activity, accounting for both regulatory and deregulatory actions.

From January 10 through January 14, the Federal Register grew by 1,462 pages for a year-to-date total of 2,522 pages.

The Federal Register hit an all-time high of 95,894 pages in 2016.

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 609 documents:

  1. 484 notices
  2. Zero presidential documents
  3. 46 proposed rules
  4. 79 final rules

Five proposed rules, including reopening of public comment for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing (DOE/EIS-0550) from the Energy Department, and seven final rules, including a delay of the effective date of an interim final rule to establish new cybersecurity controls for National Security and Anti-terrorism reasons from the Industry and Security Bureau were deemed significant under E.O. 12866—defined by the potential to have large impacts on the economy, environment, public health, or state or local governments. Significant actions may also conflict with presidential priorities or other agency rules. The Biden administration has issued nine significant proposed rules, 13 significant final rules, and zero significant notices as of January 14.

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