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 the regulatory activity of an administration, which takes into account both regulatory and deregulatory actions.
From September 20 to 24, the Federal Register increased by 1,114 pages to a total of 53,184 pages since the start of the year.
The Federal Register reached an all-time high of 95,894 pages in 2016.
This week’s Federal Register featured the following 597 documents:
Three proposed rules, including a Department of Energy’s energy conservation program, and six final rules, including a correction to the Environmental Protection Agency‘s GHG emission standards and testing procedures for the control of air pollution from airplanes and aircraft engines, were deemed important under EO 12866. âdefined by the potential to have significant impacts on the economy, the environment , public health, or state or local governments. Important actions can also conflict with presidential priorities or other agency rules. The Biden administration released 61 important proposed rules, 69 important final rules, and one important notice as of September 24.
- 492 Reviews
- Seven presidential documents
- 31 proposed rules
- 67 final rules
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