Federal Register weekly update: Yearly page total nears 14,000

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. 19, 2024, through Feb. 23, 2024, the Federal Register grew by 1,228 pages for a year-to-date total of 13,970 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 446 documents:

  • 367 notices
  • Four presidential documents
  • 35 proposed rules
  • 40 final rules

Two proposed rules, including a proposal to update cybersecurity for marine transportation systems from the Coast Guard; and four final rules, including revisions to regulations for review and approval of Tribal-State gaming compacts from the Indian Affairs Bureau, 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 41 significant proposed rules, 43 significant final rules, and no significant notices as of Feb. 23, 2024.

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