Federal Register weekly update: 73 rules added in second week of March

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 March 11, 2024, through March 15, 2024, the Federal Register grew by 1,960 pages for a year-to-date total of 19,224 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 596 documents:

  • 496 notices
  • Five presidential documents
  • 35 proposed rules
  • 73 final rules

Two proposed rules, including a proposal to require Federal Highway Administration recipients to buy products manufactured in America from the Federal Highway Administration; and four final rules, including the restriction from providing Nicaragua products subject to the Export Administration Regulations following the country’s recent inclusion on the list of countries subject to a U.S. arms trade embargo from the Industry and Security 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 47 significant proposed rules, 58 significant final rules, and no significant notices as of March 15, 2024.

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