Federal Register weekly update: 454 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 Nov. 6, 2023, through Nov. 10, 2023, the Federal Register grew by 1,394 pages for a year-to-date total of 77,490 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 454 documents:

  • 363 notices
  • Two presidential documents
  • 30 proposed rules
  • 59 final rules

One proposed rule, including an announcement to reschedule a public hearing regarding proposed regulations relating to information reporting by brokers from the Internal Revenue Service; and four final rules, including updates to the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System for 2024 from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, were deemed significant under E.O. 12866, as amended by E.O. 14094—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 304 significant proposed rules, 233 significant final rules, and 12 significant notices as of Nov. 10.

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