Federal Register weekly update: 499 documents added in second week of January (2024)

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 Jan. 8, 2024, through Jan. 12, 2024, the Federal Register grew by 1,622 pages for a year-to-date total of 2,480 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 499 documents:

  • 407 notices
  • No presidential documents
  • 27 proposed rules
  • 65 final rules

Seven proposed rules, including one that proposed standards for medical diagnostic equipment to improve its accessibility from the Justice Department; four final rules, including a rule that adjusted civil monetary penalties for inflation from the Employment and Training Administration, the Workers’ Compensation Programs Office, the Wage and Hour Division, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration; and no notices 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 2024 has issued 8 significant proposed rules, 6 significant final rules, and no significant notices as of Jan. 12, 2024.

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