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Red Tape Strangulation: 3,600 New Federal Rules in 2013

Posted on November 19, 2013

Here is a report on new rules published in the Federal Register. This may hit 3,400 this year, and 77,000 pages.  Here is a report.

  • Last week, 66 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. There were 78 new final rules the previous week.
  • That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every two hours and 33 minutes.
  • All in all, 3,186 final rules have been published in the Federal Register this year.
  • If this keeps up, the total tally for 2013 will be 3,604 new final rules.
  • Last week, 1,689 new pages were added to the 2013 Federal Register, for a total of 68,313 pages.
  • At its current pace, the 2013 Federal Register will run 77,278 pages, which would be good for fifth all time. The current record is 81,405 pages, set in 2010.
  • Rules are called “economically significant” if they have costs of $100 million or more in a given year.  No such rules were published last week, keeping the total at 35 so far in 2013.
  • The total estimated compliance costs of this year’s economically significant regulations ranges from $6.42 billion to $11.82 billion.
  • So far, 289 final rules that meet the broader definition of “significant” have been published in 2013.
  • So far this year, 629 final rules affect small business; 86 of them are significant rules.

Highlights from selected final rules published last week:


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8 thoughts on “Red Tape Strangulation: 3,600 New Federal Rules in 2013

  1. I have a new regulation myself, it’s called buzz off government! That’s the fix for their regulations. I am a sovereign citizen, the government does not own me!

  2. Phillip the Bruce says:

    The Constitution says Congress shall make the laws. Therefore, all these regulations should be declared null and void.

  3. I'm with you. We are all born free. We are not serfs or slaves or wards of the ruling political class.

  4. The inept and untrained administration in Washington is strangling the country to death and their kool aid drinkers keep supporting the rot. 2014 is coming. Americans must smarten up. See my blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com

  5. Just an FYI not -directly related- to this article but pertinent as a NEW EPA REGULATION.
    In spite of SEMA requesting that sale of ethanol E15 be held off until studies can be completed
    the EPA is pushing the sale of E15 at gas stations.

    Anything older than 2000/2001 isnt safe from E10 (E10 has already damaged my fuel pump and
    some gaskets in a 10 year old car.) and anything older than 2012 is not safe from E15.

    Many manufacturers are already proclaiming disallowance of any warranty coverage of damages
    caused by E15!!

    Aint that sweet? We are caught between a barack and a hard place. Its terrible when the populace
    has to fear what their government.is going to do next, the way we do!!

  6. How about a report on federal laws, rules or regulations that have been rescinded? Any? THAT would be news!

  7. They do not get rid of rules, just make new ones to add to them.

  8. Phillip the Bruce says:

    This is not anything new with the Obomba administration. It is just escalating.