$1.9 Billion in Burdens

The shortened holiday week nevertheless produced two notable rulemakings and $1.9 billion in total costs. Annualized costs were $422 million, compared to $0 in monetized benefits; paperwork was modest, at just 878,000 published burden hours. A final rule attempting to curb opioid abuse and a proposal for securities advisers led the week. The per capita regulatory burden for 2016 is $383.

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