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More Regulations in the Pipeline

Created on July 26, 2011

More Regulations in the Pipeline

Economically Significant Regulations

The number of pending regulations that cost $100 million or more every year has more than doubled in under five years.

Average, 2001–2006: 71.8

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 Fall Spring

Source: Data obtained at Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, “Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan Search Criteria,” at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaAdvancedSearch (July 20, 2011). (Note: Under “Agency or Agencies,” select “All,” then “Continue.” Under the “Priority” subheading, select “Economically Significant.” Under “Agenda Stage of Rulemaking,” select “Proposed Rule Stage” and “Final Rule Stage.”)

Chart 1 • B 2586  heritage.org