Final Rule Data Explained

Editor’s Note:  A pdf of the Regulatory Studies Center’s complete article on number of federal rules published annually is attached below.

From: The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center

 By Kathryn Vesey, Research Associate  

The GW Regulatory Studies Center has pulled together data on the number of final rules issued annually by the federal government. These figures include all regulations subject to review by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Therefore, these statistics only account for “significant regulatory actions” promulgated by federal agencies under the Executive Branch. Regulations issued by independent regulatory agencies, as well as all regulatory actions deemed not significant, are excluded from the data.  


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