Week In Regulation

It was a mixed bag for regulation this week, as new final rules added $83 million in annual costs, but an energy efficiency proposal cut $93 million from the ledger. Net annual costs edged up by $160 million and paperwork grew by more than 930,000 hours. A package of transportation regulations and the energy efficiency proposal led the week. The per capita regulatory burden for 2016 is $100.

There were 44 new proposed rules and 66 new final rules this week. In 2016, there have been 14,946 pages of new regulation, $19.7 billion worth of new rules, and $12.6 billion of additional proposed rules.

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