Ryan Young

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It was a busy week with more than 80 new regulations. This coming week, the number of new regulations on the year should top 1,000, and the Federal Register’s page count will top 22,000.

On to the data:

  • Last week, 84 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. There were 59 new final rules the previous week.
  • That’s the equivalent of a new regulation precisely every 2 hours.
  • So far in 2014, 952 final regulations have been published in the Federal Register. At that pace, there will be a total of 3,173 new regulations this year. This would be the lowest total in decades; this will likely change as the year goes on.
  • Last week, 1,254 new pages were added to the Federal Register.
  • Currently at 21,981 pages, the 2014 Federal Register is on pace for 73,270 pages, which would be the lowest total since 2009.
  • Rules are called “economically significant” if they have costs of $100 million or more in a given year. 12 such rules have been published so far this year, none of them in the past week.
  • The total estimated compliance costs of 2014’s economically significant regulations currently ranges from $1.64 billion to $2.01 billion. They also affect several billion dollars of government spending.
  • Eighty final rules meeting the broader definition of “significant” have been published so far this year.
  • So far in 2014, 196 new rules affect small businesses; 27 of them are classified as significant.

Highlights from selected final rules published last week:

For more data, see Ten Thousand Commandments and follow @10KC and @RegoftheDay on Twitter.

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Iain Murray, CEI’s Vice President for Strategy, along with Freedom Association Director Rory Broomfield, won second place in the Institute for Economic Affairs’ Brexit Competition. The goal of the competition is to devise a strategy for Britain’s exit from the European Union.

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Two new economically significant regulations last week will impose more than half a billion dollars in compliance costs on the economy. The additional 57 regulations agencies finalized last week will hopefully be less impactful.

On to the data:

  • Last week, 59 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. There were 79 new final rules the previous week.
  • That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every 2 hours and 51 minutes.
  • So far in 2014, 868 final regulations have been published in the Federal Register. At that pace, there will be a total of 3,100 new regulations this year. This would be the lowest total in decades; this will likely change as the year goes on.
  • Last week, 1,766 new pages were added to the Federal Register.
  • Currently at 20,727 pages, the 2014 Federal Register is on pace for 74,025 pages, which would be the lowest total since 2009.
  • Rules are called “economically significant” if they have costs of $100 million or more in a given year. 12 such rules have been published so far this year, two of them in the past week.
  • The total estimated compliance costs of 2014’s economically significant regulations currently ranges from $1.64 billion to $2.01 billion. They also affect several billion dollars of government spending.
  • Seventy-seven final rules meeting the broader definition of “significant” have been published so far this year.
  • So far in 2014, 184 new rules affect small businesses; 26 of them are classified as significant.

Highlights from selected final rules published last week:

For more data, see Ten Thousand Commandments and follow @10KC and @RegoftheDay on Twitter.

Have a listen here.

Senior Fellow Angela Logomasini talks about her new Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk.

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After a slow start to the year, regulations are now coming out at their usual pace, with nearly 80 rules last week. The Federal Register will likely exceed 20,000 pages this week.

On to the data:

  • Last week, 79 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. There were 64 new final rules the previous week.
  • That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every 2 hours and 8 minutes.
  • So far in 2014, 809 final regulations have been published in the Federal Register. At that pace, there will be a total of 3,112 new regulations this year. This would be the lowest total in decades; this will likely change as the year goes on.
  • Last week, 1,134 new pages were added to the Federal Register.
  • Currently at 18,961 pages, the 2014 Federal Register is on pace for 72,927 pages, which would be the lowest total since 2009.
  • Rules are called “economically significant” if they have costs of $100 million or more in a given year. 10 such rules have been published so far this year, none of them in the past week.
  • The total estimated compliance costs of 2014’s economically significant regulations currently ranges from $1.05 billion to $1.34 billion. They also affect several billion dollars of government spending.
  • Seventy-three final rules meeting the broader definition of “significant” have been published so far this year.
  • So far in 2014, 174 new rules affect small businesses; 24 of them are classified as significant.

Highlights from selected final rules published last week:

For more data, see Ten Thousand Commandments and follow @10KC and @RegoftheDay on Twitter.

Have a listen here.

Senior Fellow William Yeatman is skeptical of an EPA report claiming the Clean Air Act will have nearly $2 trillion in annual benefits by 2020.

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There was no Bureau post last week since I was out of the country. Here are the up-to-date numbers; it was very much business as usual while I was away.

On to the data:

  • Last week, 64 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. There were 77 new final rules the previous week.
  • That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • So far in 2014, 730 final regulations have been published in the Federal Register. At that pace, there will be a total of 3,042 new regulations this year. This would be the lowest total in decades; this will likely change as the year goes on.
  • Last week, 1,938 new pages were added to the Federal Register.
  • Currently at 17,827 pages, the 2014 Federal Register is on pace for 74,280 pages, which would be the lowest total since 2009.
  • Rules are called “economically significant” if they have costs of $100 million or more in a given year. 10 such rules have been published so far this year, one of them in the past week.
  • The total estimated compliance costs of 2014’s economically significant regulations currently ranges from $1.05 billion to $1.34 billion. They also affect several billion dollars of government spending.
  • Sixty-nine final rules meeting the broader definition of “significant” have been published so far this year.
  • So far in 2014, 158 new rules affect small businesses; 24 of them are classified as significant.

Highlights from selected final rules published last week:

For more data, see Ten Thousand Commandments and follow @10KC and @RegoftheDay on Twitter.

Have a listen here.

CEI Fellow Marc Scribner talks about his new paper, “Bait and Reciprocal Switch: Forced Access Regulation Threatens the Rail Renaissance.”

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It was a week like any other for regulations, with rules affecting everything from olive taxes in California to what types of gasoline are legal in Atlanta.

On to the data:

  • Last week, 67 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. There were 84 new final rules the previous week.
  • That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • So far in 2014, 589 final regulations have been published in the Federal Register. At that pace, there will be a total of 2,945 new regulations this year. This would be the lowest total in decades; this will likely change as the year goes on.
  • Last week, 1,415 new pages were added to the Federal Register.
  • Currently at 14,593 pages, the 2014 Federal Register is on pace for 72,965 pages, which would be the lowest total since 2009.
  • Rules are called “economically significant” if they have costs of $100 million or more in a given year. 8 such rules have been published so far this year, two of them in the past week.
  • The total estimated compliance costs of 2014’s economically significant regulations currently ranges from $616 million to $887 million. They also affect several billion dollars of government spending.
  • Fifty-nine final rules meeting the broader definition of “significant” have been published so far this year.
  • So far in 2014, 121 new rules affect small businesses; 18 of them are classified as significant.

Highlights from selected final rules published last week:

For more data, see Ten Thousand Commandments and follow @10KC and @RegoftheDay on Twitter.

Have a listen here.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. Founder and Chairman Fred Smith reflects on CEI’s accomplishments and what the next 30 years will hold.