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Federal Register weekly update: Highest weekly significant document total so far in 2022

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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, accounting for both regulatory and deregulatory actions.

From November 28 through December 2, the Federal Register grew by 1,430 pages for a year-to-date total of 74,288 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 540 documents:

  1. 391 notices
  2. Two presidential documents
  3. 49 proposed rules
  4. 98 final rules

Eleven proposed rules, including a request for input on ways to strengthen cybersecurity in the pipeline and rail sectors from the Transportation Security Administration, and seven final rules, including amendments to regulations for the Rural Broadband Program from the Rural Utilities Service were deemed significant under E.O. 12866—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 has issued 217 significant proposed rules, 235 significant final rules, and four significant notices as of December 2.

Ballotpedia maintains page counts and other information about the Federal Register as part of its Administrative State Project. The project is a neutral, nonpartisan encyclopedic resource that defines and analyzes the administrative state, including its philosophical origins, legal and judicial precedents, and scholarly examinations of its consequences. The project also monitors and reports on measures of federal government activity.

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Click here to find yearly information about additions to the Federal Register from 1936 to 2019: https://ballotpedia.org/Historical_additions_to_the_Federal_Register,_1936-2019



Federal Register weekly update: 541 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 November 21 through November 25, the Federal Register grew by 2,158 pages for a year-to-date total of 72,858 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 541 documents:

  • 451 notices
  • Four presidential documents
  • 29 proposed rules
  • 57 final rules

Four proposed rules, including amendments to the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 from the Employee Benefits Security Administration, and nine final rules, including emission standards and test procedures for certain classes of aircraft engines from the Environmental Protection Agency were deemed significant under E.O. 12866—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 has issued 206 significant proposed rules, 228 significant final rules, and four significant notices as of November 25.

Ballotpedia maintains page counts and other information about the Federal Register as part of its Administrative State Project. The project is a neutral, nonpartisan encyclopedic resource that defines and analyzes the administrative state, including its philosophical origins, legal and judicial precedents, and scholarly examinations of its consequences. The project also monitors and reports on measures of federal government activity.

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Federal Register weekly update: More than 20,000 notices issued so far in 2022

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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, accounting for both regulatory and deregulatory actions.

From November 14 through November 18, the Federal Register grew by 2,682 pages for a year-to-date total of 70,700 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 592 documents:

  1. 469 notices
  2. Five presidential documents
  3. 41 proposed rules
  4. 77 final rules

Seven proposed rules, including revisions to natural disaster procedures from the Engineers Corps, and six final rules, including amendments to regulations under the Privacy Act of 1974 from the Homeland Security Department were deemed significant under E.O. 12866—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 has issued 202 significant proposed rules, 219 significant final rules, and four significant notices as of November 18.

Ballotpedia maintains page counts and other information about the Federal Register as part of its Administrative State Project. The project is a neutral, nonpartisan encyclopedic resource that defines and analyzes the administrative state, including its philosophical origins, legal and judicial precedents, and scholarly examinations of its consequences. The project also monitors and reports on measures of federal government activity.

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Click here to find yearly information about additions to the Federal Register from 1936 to 2019: https://ballotpedia.org/Historical_additions_to_the_Federal_Register,_1936-2019



Federal Register weekly update: 480 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 November 4 through November 11, the Federal Register grew by 1,084 pages for a year-to-date total of 68,018 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 480 documents:

  1. 397 notices
  2. Five presidential documents
  3. 40 proposed rules
  4. 38 final rules

Three proposed rules, including a proposal to lift the moratorium on licensing Small Business Lending Companies and remove the Loan Authorization requirement from the Small Business Administration, and two final rules, including revisions to the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System for calendar year 2023 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were deemed significant under E.O. 12866—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 has issued 195 significant proposed rules, 213 significant final rules, and four significant notices as of November 11.

Ballotpedia maintains page counts and other information about the Federal Register as part of its Administrative State Project. The project is a neutral, nonpartisan encyclopedic resource that defines and analyzes the administrative state, including its philosophical origins, legal and judicial precedents, and scholarly examinations of its consequences. The project also monitors and reports on measures of federal government activity.

Additional reading:

Click here to find yearly information about additions to the Federal Register from 1936 to 2019: https://ballotpedia.org/Historical_additions_to_the_Federal_Register,_1936-2019



Federal Register weekly update: More than 400 significant documents issued so far in 2022

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 October 31 through November 4, the Federal Register grew by 1,416 pages for a year-to-date total of 66,934 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 545 documents:

  1. 441 notices
  2. 11 presidential documents
  3. 37 proposed rules
  4. 56 final rules

Six proposed rules, including an amendment to the color additive regulation to increase the certification services fee from the Food and Drug Administration, and five final rules, including amendments to regulations regarding the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, the Federal Perkins Loan, and the Federal Family Education Loan Program from the Education Department were deemed significant under E.O. 12866—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 has issued 192 significant proposed rules, 211 significant final rules, and four significant notices as of November 4.

Ballotpedia maintains page counts and other information about the Federal Register as part of its Administrative State Project. The project is a neutral, nonpartisan encyclopedic resource that defines and analyzes the administrative state, including its philosophical origins, legal and judicial precedents, and scholarly examinations of its consequences. The project also monitors and reports on measures of federal government activity.

Additional reading:

Click here to find yearly information about additions to the Federal Register from 1936 to 2019: https://ballotpedia.org/Historical_additions_to_the_Federal_Register,_1936-2019



Federal Register weekly update: Tops 65,000 pages

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 October 24 through October 28, the Federal Register grew by 1,370 pages for a year-to-date total of 65,518 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 575 documents:

  1. 487 notices
  2. Four presidential documents
  3. 36 proposed rules
  4. 48 final rules

Two proposed rules, including a public hearing on minimum safety requirements for the size of train crews from the Federal Railroad Administration, and five final rules, including amendments to regulations for Federal Pell Grants for prison education programs from the Education Department were deemed significant under E.O. 12866—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 has issued 186 significant proposed rules, 206 significant final rules, and four significant notices as of October 28.

Ballotpedia maintains page counts and other information about the Federal Register as part of its Administrative State Project. The project is a neutral, nonpartisan encyclopedic resource that defines and analyzes the administrative state, including its philosophical origins, legal and judicial precedents, and scholarly examinations of its consequences. The project also monitors and reports on measures of federal government activity.

Additional reading:

Click here to find yearly information about additions to the Federal Register from 1936 to 2019:https://ballotpedia.org/Historical_additions_to_the_Federal_Register,_1936-2019



Federal Register weekly update: 13 significant documents added

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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, accounting for both regulatory and deregulatory actions.

From October 17 through October 21, the Federal Register grew by 1,428 pages for a year-to-date total of 64,148 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 558 documents:

  • 454 notices
  • Seven presidential documents
  • 42 proposed rules
  • 55 final rules

Seven proposed rules, including the establishment of indexing methodologies to calculate loan limits for Title I Manufactured Home Loans from the Housing and Urban Development Department, and six final rules, including the establishment of the Rural eConnectivity Program from the Rural Utilities Service were deemed significant under E.O. 12866—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 has issued 184 significant proposed rules, 201 significant final rules, and four significant notices as of October 21.

Ballotpedia maintains page counts and other information about the Federal Register as part of its Administrative State Project. The project is a neutral, nonpartisan encyclopedic resource that defines and analyzes the administrative state, including its philosophical origins, legal and judicial precedents, and scholarly examinations of its consequences. The project also monitors and reports on measures of federal government activity.

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Federal Register weekly update: 1,504 pages 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 October 10 through October 14, the Federal Register grew by 1,504 pages for a year-to-date total of 62,720 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 449 documents:

  1. 361 notices
  2. 14 presidential documents
  3. 24 proposed rules
  4. 50 final rules

Five proposed rules, including an extension of the public comment period for proposed amendments to organic livestock and poultry production requirements from the Agricultural Marketing Service, and six final rules, including an increase to the minimum rest period for flight attendants from the Federal Aviation Administration were deemed significant under E.O. 12866—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 has issued 177 significant proposed rules, 195 significant final rules, and four significant notices as of October 14.

Ballotpedia maintains page counts and other information about the Federal Register as part of its Administrative State Project. The project is a neutral, nonpartisan encyclopedic resource that defines and analyzes the administrative state, including its philosophical origins, legal and judicial precedents, and scholarly examinations of its consequences. The project also monitors and reports on measures of federal government activity.

Additional reading:

Click here to find yearly information about additions to the Federal Register from 1936 to 2019: https://ballotpedia.org/Historical_additions_to_the_Federal_Register,_1936-2019



Federal Register weekly update: 601 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 October 3 through October 7, the Federal Register grew by 1,584 pages for a year-to-date total of 61,216 pages.

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

This week’s Federal Register featured the following 601 documents:

  1. 497 notices
  2. 17 presidential documents
  3. 31 proposed rules
  4. 56 final rules

Two proposed rules, including revisions to regulations under the Packers and Stockyards Act to promote inclusive competition and market integrity from the Agricultural Marketing Service, and three final rules, including amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from the Environmental Protection Agency were deemed significant under E.O. 12866—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 has issued 172 significant proposed rules, 189 significant final rules, and four significant notices as of October 7.

Ballotpedia maintains page counts and other information about the Federal Register as part of its Administrative State Project. The project is a neutral, nonpartisan encyclopedic resource that defines and analyzes the administrative state, including its philosophical origins, legal and judicial precedents, and scholarly examinations of its consequences. The project also monitors and reports on measures of federal government activity.

Additional reading:

Click here to find yearly information about additions to the Federal Register from 1936 to 2019: https://ballotpedia.org/Historical_additions_to_the_Federal_Register,_1936-2019



Federal Register weekly update: 1,378 pages 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 September 26 through September 30, the Federal Register grew by 1,378 pages for a year-to-date total of 59,632 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:

  1. 502 notices
  2. Three presidential documents
  3. 30 proposed rules
  4. 61 final rules

Four proposed rules, including the use of a single institutional review board (IRB) to review Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated research from the Food and Drug Administration, two final rules, including reporting requirements for beneficial ownership from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and three notices, including amounts for inpatient hospital deductibles and hospital and extended care services coinsurance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were deemed significant under E.O. 12866—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 has issued 170 significant proposed rules, 186 significant final rules, and four significant notices as of September 30.

Ballotpedia maintains page counts and other information about the Federal Register as part of its Administrative State Project. The project is a neutral, nonpartisan encyclopedic resource that defines and analyzes the administrative state, including its philosophical origins, legal and judicial precedents, and scholarly examinations of its consequences. The project also monitors and reports on measures of federal government activity.

Additional reading:

Click here to find yearly information about additions to the Federal Register from 1936 to 2019:

https://ballotpedia.org/Historical_additions_to_the_Federal_Register,_1936-2019