In May 2022, the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviewed 42 significant regulatory actions issued by federal agencies. OIRA approved six of these rules with no changes and approved the intent of 33 rules while recommending changes to their content. Two rules were withdrawn from the review process by the issuing agency. One rule was subject to a statutory or judicial deadline.
OIRA reviewed 35 significant regulatory actions in May 2021, 56 significant regulatory actions in May 2020, 36 significant regulatory actions in May 2019, 22 significant regulatory actions in May 2018, and four significant regulatory actions in May 2017.
OIRA has reviewed a total of 174 significant rules in 2022. The agency reviewed a total of 502 significant rules in 2021, 676 significant rules in 2020, 475 significant rules in 2019, 355 significant rules in 2018, and 237 significant rules in 2017.
As of June 1, 2022, OIRA’s website listed 114 regulatory actions under review.
OIRA is responsible for reviewing and coordinating what it deems to be all significant regulatory actions made by federal agencies, with the exception of independent federal agencies. Significant regulatory actions include agency rules that have had or may have a large impact on the economy, environment, public health, or state and local governments and communities. These regulatory actions may also conflict with other regulations or with the priorities of the president.