Author: Caitlin Styrsky

  • Federal Register weekly update; only 14 documents published as government shutdown continues

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    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.   During the week of January 14 to January 18, the number of pages in the Federal Register increased by 88 pages, bringing the…

  • Federal judge challenges citizenship question on census, citing Administrative Procedure Act

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    Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, a President Obama nominee, issued a ruling on January 15, 2019, holding that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by not properly following APA procedure when including a question regarding citizenship status in the 2020…

  • Gov. Ducey renews moratorium on new state regulations in place since 2009

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    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) issued an executive order on January 9, 2019, that renewed a moratorium on regulatory rulemaking by state agencies for 2019. The moratorium is aimed at facilitating innovation and job growth in the state while curbing state government expansion, according to the governor’s office. Ducey has renewed the moratorium each year…

  • Federal Register weekly update; government shutdown results in low page count

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    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.   During the week of January 7 to January 11, the Federal Register grew by 72 pages, bringing the year-to-date total to 106…

  • Federal Register weekly update; 2019 off to a slow start

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    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 measure of an administration’s regulatory activity.   During the week of January 1 to January 4, the number of pages in the _Federal Register_ increased by 34 pages. A total…

  • Federal Register 2018 in review

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    In 2018, the Trump administration added a total of 68,082 pages to the _Federal Register_, a daily journal of federal government activity which includes presidential documents, proposed and final rules, and public notices. It is a common measure of an administration’s regulatory execution. The page total will likely decrease after the National Archives processes the…

  • December 2018 OIRA review count on same level as previous year; Total 2018 review count more than 100 rules higher than 2017

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    In December 2018, the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviewed 31 significant regulatory actions issued by federal agencies. The agency approved the intent of 26 rules while recommending changes to their content. OIRA approved three other rules without changes. Agencies withdrew two rules from the review process.   The 31 significant…

  • New Mexico governor orders regulatory impact statements for all new proposed rules or regulatory changes

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    New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) signed an executive order on Tuesday that requires all state boards, commissions, and agencies to complete a Regulatory Impact Form (RIF) for each proposed rule or regulatory change.  The RIFs will feature information about each proposal’s impact on the general public and possible outcomes to expect if the proposal…