OIRA 2022 in review: OIRA reviewed 485 significant rules in 2022

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The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviewed a total of 485 significant regulatory actions issued by federal agencies in 2022. 

The Biden administration reviewed a total of 502 significant rules in 2021. Under the Trump administration, the agency reviewed a total of 676 significant rules in 2020, 475 significant rules in 2019, 355 significant rules in 2018, and 237 significant rules in 2017. Between 2009-2016, the Obama administration reviewed an average of 545 significant regulatory actions each year.

As of January 3, 2023, OIRA’s website listed 100 regulatory actions under review.

OIRA is responsible for reviewing and coordinating what it deems to be all significant regulatory actions made by federal agencies, with the exception of independent federal agencies. Significant regulatory actions include agency rules that have had or may have a large impact on the economy, environment, public health, or state and local governments and communities. These regulatory actions may also conflict with other regulations or with the priorities of the president.

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