Federal Register weekly update: 580 documents added

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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 12, 2023, through June 16, 2023, the Federal Register grew by 1,788 pages for a year-to-date total of 39,762 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 580 documents:

  • 470 notices
  • Three presidential documents
  • 42 proposed rules
  • 65 final rules

Five proposed rules, including a proposal to modify regulations under the Older Americans Act of 1965 from the Community Living Administration, and five final rules, including revised fee schedules for applicants and licensees from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 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 in 2023 has issued 172 significant proposed rules, 115 significant final rules, and five significant notices as of June 16.

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