Federal Register weekly update: Lowest weekly final rule total so far in 2022

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 June 20 through June 24, the Federal Register grew by 1,214 pages for a year-to-date total of 37,976 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 397 documents:

  • 324 notices
  • Six presidential documents
  • 34 proposed rules
  • 33 final rules

Five proposed rules, including minimum standards for projects under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program from the Federal Highway Administration, and five final rules, including a delay of the effective date of an interim rule to amend the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) regulations from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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 95 significant proposed rules, 120 significant final rules, and one significant notice as of June 24.

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