Significant Rules Tracker
Produced by Patrick McLaughlin and Oliver Sherouse
What this Tracker Tells Us:
According to Executive Order 12866, a regulation is deemed “significant” if the action (1) is estimated to have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy, (2) will interfere with an action planned or taken by another agency, (3) will materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs, or (4) will raise novel legal or policy issues. This chart tracks the number of significant rules passed annually since 1996.
The chart above pulls data directly from the Federal Register website, which means that it automatically updates each time you visit this web page.