From: George Washington University/The Regulatory Studies Center

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviews draft proposed and final regulations to ensure they comply with the regulatory principles stated in Presidential Executive Orders and reflect the President’s policies and priorities. E.O. 12866 established a 90 day period for review, but authorized the rulemaking agency head to request, or the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director to approve, extensions of review beyond 90 days (E.O. 12866 Section 6(b)(2)(c). Figure 1 below shows the average length of review for regulations concluded in each year.

At the request of the Assembly of the Administrative Conference of the United States, the GW Regulatory Studies Center makes these data on annual OIRA review times available here.

Some additional statistics on aggregate regulatory activity over time (like the chart above) are presented on our Reg Stats page.

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