OIRA reviewed 45 significant rules in January (2024)

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The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in January 2024 reviewed 45 significant regulatory actions issued by federal agencies. OIRA approved three of these rules with no changes and approved the intent of 38 rules while recommending changes to their content.

OIRA reviewed 40 significant regulatory actions in January 2023 and 26 significant regulatory actions in January 2022. During the Trump administration from 2017-2020, OIRA reviewed an average of 39 significant regulatory actions each November.

OIRA reviewed a total of 45 significant rules to date in 2024. This compares to the following totals from the past seven years:

  • 575 significant rules in 2023
  • 485 significant rules in 2022
  • 502 significant rules in 2021
  • 676 significant rules in 2020
  • 475 significant rules in 2019
  • 355 significant rules in 2018
  • 237 significant rules in 2017

OIRA’s website listed 157 regulatory actions under review as of Feb. 1, 2024.​​

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.

Every month, Ballotpedia compiles information about regulatory reviews conducted by OIRA. To view this project, visit: https://ballotpedia.org/Completed_OIRA_review_of_federal_administrative_agency_rules