Federal Register weekly update: 1,778 pages 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 May 30 through June 3, the Federal Register grew by 1,778 pages for a year-to-date total of 34,066 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 493 documents:

  • 378 notices
  • 13 presidential documents
  • 40 proposed rules
  • 62 final rules

One proposed rule, including amendments to the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) to support program stability and flexibility from the Personnel Management Office, and eight final rules, including energy conservation standards for manufactured housing from the Energy Department 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 82 significant proposed rules, 109 significant final rules, and one significant notice as of June 3.

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