Federal Register weekly update: Ten significant 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 Feb. 5, 2024, through Feb. 9, 2024, the Federal Register grew by 2,140 pages for a year-to-date total of 9,738 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 602 documents:

  • 477 notices
  • Six presidential documents
  • 73 proposed rules
  • 46 final rules

Five proposed rules, including proposed amendments to regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regarding per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances from the Environmental Protection Agency; and five final rules, including modifications to regulations to reduce the frequency of renewal applications for indirect air carriers from the Transportation Security Administration 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 32 significant proposed rules, 27 significant final rules, and no significant notices as of Feb. 9, 2024.

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