294 Costliest Rules in Biden’s Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations
294 Costliest Rules in Biden’s Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations

Unelected federal agencies personnel issue over 3,000 rules and regulations every year. That compares to a far lower number of laws passed by the elected Congress, whose recent 10-year average is 169 annually.

The Biden White House’s new Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions was released in late June (I profiled it here; a breakdown of its 3,803 rules here). As I often note, since 1981 the Agenda has surveyed a selection of the executive branch’s regulatory priorities.

As one of its first actions, the Biden administration repudiated the Trump-era one-in, two-out program and regulatory streamlining itself. The Office of Management and Budget’s one-time overseers have shifted gears on streamlining and now reinforce progressive activism with extension of health programs and the climate and “equity” agenda.  

Biden’s Spring Agenda finds 67 departments, agencies and commissions presenting the aforementioned 3,803 rules in the pipeline at the “Active” (pre-rule, proposed, and final) “Completed,” and “Long-term” stages.

There are 1,191 among these deemed “significant.” A costlier subset of 294 of these are deemed as “economically significant,” meaning means they bear at least $100 million in annual effect, either adding costs or reducing them.

The 294 economically significant rules break out as 220 Active (15 of which appear in the Agenda for the first time), 36 recently Completed, and 38 Long term. The chart below breaks these economically significant down by the department or agency issuing them.

Trump’s counts were somewhat lower than this, yet inflated by the need to write a rule to eliminate a rule in pursuit of the one-in, two-out goal, as well as by the issuance of rules addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and the federal response to it, such as Small Business Administration rules implementing the Paycheck Protection Program.

Biden’s executive actions and public proclamations pursue regulatory activism, and regulatory components of the recent infrastructure package are now influencing what gets presented in the Agenda. Among much else are reinvigorated environmental regulations such as those covering the Waters of the United States rule, energy conservation, interventions purporting to address supply chain concerns, rural broadband grants, cigarette regulation, and impaired driver monitoring.

The full list of 294 economically significant rules and regulations in the new spring 2022 Unified Agenda appears below. This list provides details for the chart above, presenting rules by department or agency and by stage of completion.

Inventory of 294 “Economically Significant” Rules in the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda

Inventory of 294 Economically Significant Rules in the Pipeline

The “Regulation Identifier Number” or RIN appears at the end of each entry below.

ACTIVE RULEMAKINGS (220 Actions)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

  1. USDA/AgSEC, Final Rule Stage, Pandemic Assistance Programs, 0503-AA75
  2. USDA/FCIC, Final Rule Stage, Pandemic Cover Crop Program, 0563-AC77
  3. USDA/RUS, Final Rule Stage, Rural Broadband Grant, Loan, and Loan Guarantee Program, 0572-AC46
  4. USDA/AMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards, 0581-AE06
  5. USDA/FNS, Proposed Rule Stage, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Revisions in the WIC Food Packages, 0584-AE82
  6. USDA/FNS, Proposed Rule Stage, Child Nutrition Programs: Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 0584-AE88
  7. USDA/FNS, Final Rule Stage, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Standard Utility Allowances Based on the Receipt of Energy Assistance Payments, 0584-AE43
  8. USDA/FNS, Final Rule Stage, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances, 0584-AE69
  9. USDA/FNS, Final Rule Stage, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Requirement for Interstate Data Matching, 0584-AE75

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

  1. DOC/ADMIN, Final Rule Stage, Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain, 0605-AA51

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

  1. DOD/COE, Proposed Rule Stage, Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States”–Rule 2 (Reg Plan Seq No. XX), 0710-AB47
  2. DOD/COE, Final Rule Stage, Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States”–Rule 1, 0710-AB40
  3. DOD/DODOASHA, Proposed Rule Stage, TRICARE: Chiropractic and Acupuncture Treatment Under the TRICARE Program, 0720-AB77
  4. DOD/DARC, Final Rule Stage, Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements (DFARS Case 2019-D041), 0750-AK81
  5. DOD/OS, Final Rule Stage, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), 0790-AK85
  6. DOD/OS, Final Rule Stage, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Framework, 0790-AL49

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

  1. ED/OPE, Proposed Rule Stage, Ability to Benefit, 1840-AD51
  2. ED/OPE, Proposed Rule Stage, Borrower Defense, 1840-AD53
  3. ED/OPE, Proposed Rule Stage, Pell Grants for Prison Education Programs, 1840-AD54
  4. ED/OPE, Proposed Rule Stage, Determining the Amount of Federal Education Assistance Funds Received by Institutions of Higher Education (90/10), 1840-AD55
  5. ED/OPE, Proposed Rule Stage, Gainful Employment, 1840-AD57
  6. ED/OPE, Proposed Rule Stage, Improving Discharges for Total and Permanent Disabilities, Closed Schools, and False Certification, 1840-AD59
  7. ED/OPE, Proposed Rule Stage, Factors of Financial Responsibility, 1840-AD64
  8. ED/OPE, Proposed Rule Stage, Improving Income-Driven Repayment [1840-AD69], Implementing Statutory Changes to Pell Grants for Incarcerated individuals [1840-AD54] and 90/10 [1840-AD55] and Clarifying Rules on Changes in Ownership, 1840-AD69
  9. ED/OPE, Proposed Rule Stage, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, 1840-AD70
  10. ED/OPE, Proposed Rule Stage, Interest Capitalization, 1840-AD71
  11. ED/OS, Proposed Rule Stage, Debt Collection Practices, 1894-AA12

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

  • DOE/ENDEP, Prerule Stage, Loan Guarantees for Projects That Employ Innovative Technologies, 1901-AB54
  • DOE/ENDEP, Prerule Stage, Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program, 1901-AB55
  • DOE/EE, Prerule Stage, Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Furnaces, 1904-AF19
  • DOE/EE, Proposed Rule Stage, Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Non-Weatherized Gas Furnaces and Mobile Home Gas Furnaces, 1904-AD20
  • DOE/EE, Proposed Rule Stage, Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating-Equipment, 1904-AD34
  • DOE/EE, Proposed Rule Stage, Energy Conservation Standards for Pool Heaters, 1904-AD49
  • DOE/EE, Proposed Rule Stage, Energy Conservation Standards for Room Air Conditioners, 1904-AD97
  • DOE/EE, Proposed Rule Stage, Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors, 1904-AF27
  • DOE/EE, Proposed Rule Stage, Fossil Fuel-Generated Energy Consumption Reduction for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings, 1904-AB96
  • DOE/CFO, Proposed Rule Stage, General Policy for Pricing and Charging for Materials and Services Sold by DOE, 1920-AA01

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  • HHS/FDA, Proposed Rule Stage, Medication Guide; Patient Medication Information, 0910-AH68
  • HHS/FDA, Proposed Rule Stage, Institutional Review Boards; Cooperative Research, 0910-AI08
  • HHS/FDA, Proposed Rule Stage, Nutrient Content Claims, Definition of Term: Healthy, 0910-AI13
  • HHS/FDA, Proposed Rule Stage, Tobacco Product Standard for Characterizing Flavors in Cigars, 0910-AI28
  • HHS/FDA, Proposed Rule Stage, Tobacco Product Standard for Menthol in Cigarettes, 0910-AI60
  • HHS/FDA, Proposed Rule Stage, Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Certain Tobacco Products, 0910-AI76
  • HHS/FDA, Final Rule Stage, Medical Devices; Ear, Nose and Throat Devices; Establishing Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and Aligning Other Regulations, 0910-AI21
  • HHS/FDA, Final Rule Stage, Requirements For Additional Traceability Records For Certain Foods, 0910-AI44
  • HHS/FDA, Final Rule Stage, Prohibition of Sale of Tobacco Products to Persons Younger Than 21 Years of Age, 0910-AI51
  • HHS/SAMHSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Treatment of Opioid use Disorder With Extended Take Home Doses of Methadone, 0930-AA39
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Medicare Secondary Payer and Future Medicals (CMS-6047), 0938-AT85
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Radiation Oncology (RO) Model (CMS-5527), 0938-AT89
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Streamlining the Medicaid and CHIP Application, Eligibility Determination, Enrollment, and Renewal Processes (CMS-2421), 0938-AU00
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Administrative Simplification: Modifications to NCPDP Retail Pharmacy Standards (CMS-0056), 0938-AU19
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Alternative Payment Model (CMS-5535), 0938-AU51
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Amendments to Rules Governing Organ Procurement Organizations (CMS-3409), 0938-AU54
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Improving Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care Facilities (CMS-3405), 0938-AU58
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program Payment Policy (CMS-4198), 0938-AU59
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance; Update (CMS-9904), 0938-AU67
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, FY 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNFs) Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing and Updates to the Value-Based Purchasing and Quality Reporting Programs (CMS-1765), 0938-AU76
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, CY 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and Home Infusion Therapy Services Payment Update (CMS-1766), 0938-AU77
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, CY 2023 Changes to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program (CMS-1768), 0938-AU79
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, CY 2023 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B (CMS-1770), 0938-AU81
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, CY 2023 Hospital Outpatient PPS Policy Changes and Payment Rates and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Policy Changes and Payment Rates (CMS-1772), 0938-AU82
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals; the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System; and FY 2023 Rates (CMS-1771), 0938-AU84
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Transitional Coverage for Emerging Technologies (CMS-3421), 0938-AU86
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Interoperability and Prior Authorization for MA Organizations, Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care and State Agencies, FFE QHP Issuers, MIPS Eligible Clinicians, Eligible Hospitals and CAHs (CMS-0057), 0938-AU87
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Basic Health Program; Federal Funding Methodology for Program Year 2023 and Proposed Changes to Basic Health Program Regulations (CMS-2441), 0938-AU89
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Medicare and Medicaid Program Integrity (CMS-6084), 0938-AU90
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Culturally Competent and Person-Centered Requirements to Increase Access to Care and Improve Quality for All (CMS-3418), 0938-AU91
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs) and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) COP Updates (CMS-3419), 0938-AU92
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program for Contract Year 2024 (CMS-4201), 0938-AU96
  • HHS/CMS, Proposed Rule Stage, Medicaid Managed Care (CMS-2439), 0938-AU99
  • HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs for Contract Year 2020; Risk Adjustment Data Validation (CMS-4185), 0938-AT59
  • HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part II (CMS-9908), 0938-AU62
  • HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, CY 2023 Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts (CMS-8080), 0938-AU71
  • HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, FY 2023 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System Rate Update and Quality Reporting Program (CMS-1767), 0938-AU78
  • HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, FY 2023 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System Rate (CMS-1769), 0938-AU80
  • HHS/CMS, Final Rule Stage, FY 2023 Hospice Wage Index, Payment Rate Update, and Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1773), 0938-AU83
  • HHS/OCR, Proposed Rule Stage, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities, 0945-AA17
  • HHS/OCR, Proposed Rule Stage, Rescission of the Regulation Entitled “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority”, 0945-AA18
  • HHS/OCR, Final Rule Stage, HIPAA Privacy: Changes to Support, and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care and Individual Engagement, 0945-AA00
  • HHS/ACF, Proposed Rule Stage, Foster Care Legal Representation, 0970-AC89
  • HHS/ACF, Final Rule Stage, Vaccine and Mask Requirements To Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in Head Start Programs, 0970-AC90

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

  • DHS/USCIS, Proposed Rule Stage, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule, 1615-AC68
  • DHS/USCIS, Proposed Rule Stage, Modernizing H-1B Requirements and Oversight and Providing Flexibility in the F-1 Program, 1615-AC70
  • DHS/USCIS, Final Rule Stage, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, 1615-AC64
  • DHS/USCIS, Final Rule Stage, Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers, 1615-AC67
  • DHS/USCIS, Final Rule Stage, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, 1615-AC74
  • DHS/USCIS, Final Rule Stage, Temporary Increase of the Automatic Extension Period of Employment Authorization and Documentation for Certain Renewal Applicants, 1615-AC78
  • DHS/USCBP, Proposed Rule Stage, 9-11 Response & Biometric Entry-Exit Fees for H-1B and L-1 Visas, 1651-AB48
  • DHS/USCBP, Final Rule Stage, Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS), 1651-AB04
  • DHS/USCBP, Final Rule Stage, Mandatory Advance Electronic Information for International Mail Shipments, 1651-AB33
  • DHS/USCBP, Final Rule Stage, Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Operational Fee Change, 1651-AB45

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

  • HUD/OH, Final Rule Stage, Increased 40-year Term for Loan Modifications (FR-6263), 2502-AJ59

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

  • DOI/BOEM, Proposed Rule Stage, Renewable Energy Modernization Rule, 1010-AE04
  • DOI/BOEM, Proposed Rule Stage, Risk Management and Financial Assurance for OCS Lease and Grant Obligations, 1010-AE14
  • DOI/BSEE, Proposed Rule Stage, Revisions to Decommissioning Requirements on the OCS, 1014-AA53
  • DOI/FWS, Proposed Rule Stage, Migratory Bird Hunting; 2022–23 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations, 1018-BF07
  • DOI/FWS, Proposed Rule Stage, Migratory Bird Hunting; 2023–24 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations, 1018-BF64
  • DOI/FWS, Proposed Rule Stage, Migratory Bird Hunting; 2024–25 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations, 1018-BG63
  • DOI/ASLM, Proposed Rule Stage, Carbon Sequestration, 1082-AA04

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

  1. DOJ/DEA, Final Rule Stage, Implementation of the Provision of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Relating to the Partial Filling of Prescriptions for Schedule II Controlled Substances, 1117-AB45
  2. DOJ/DEA, Final Rule Stage, Implementation of the SUPPORT Act: Dispensing and Administering Controlled Substances for Medication-Assisted Treatment, 1117-AB55
  3. DOJ/EOIR, Final Rule Stage, Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers, 1125-AB20

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  1. DOL/ETA, Proposed Rule Stage, Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States, 1205-AC00
  2. DOL/ETA, Final Rule Stage, Apprenticeship Programs, Labor Standards for Registration, Amendment of Regulations, 1205-AC06
  3. DOL/EBSA, Prerule Stage, Improved Fee Disclosure for Welfare Plans, 1210-AB37
  4. DOL/EBSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Definition of the Term “Fiduciary”, 1210-AC02
  5. DOL/EBSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance; Update, 1210-AC12
  6. DOL/EBSA, Final Rule Stage, Pension Benefit Statements-Lifetime Income Illustrations, 1210-AB20
  7. DOL/EBSA, Final Rule Stage, Requirements Related to Surprise Billing, Part 1, 1210-AB99
  8. DOL/EBSA, Final Rule Stage, Requirements Related to Surprise Billing, Part 2, 1210-AC00
  9. DOL/EBSA, Final Rule Stage, Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights, 1210-AC03
  10. DOL/OSHA, Prerule Stage, Process Safety Management and Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents, 1218-AC82
  11. DOL/OSHA, Proposed Rule Stage, Infectious Diseases, 1218-AC46
  12. DOL/OSHA, Proposed Rule Stage, Emergency Response, 1218-AC91
  13. DOL/OSHA, Final Rule Stage, Subpart U–Emergency Temporary Standard–COVID-19, 1218-AD36
  14. DOL/WHD, Proposed Rule Stage, Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees, 1235-AA39
  15. DOL/WHD, Final Rule Stage, High Wage Components of the Labor Value Content Requirements Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act, 1235-AA36
  16. DOL/WHD, Final Rule Stage, Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations, 1235-AA40

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

  1. STATE, Final Rule Stage, Visas: Temporary Visitors for Business or Pleasure, 1400-AE95
  2. STATE, Final Rule Stage, Schedule of Fees for Consular Services–Nonimmigrant and Special Visa Fees, 1400-AF33

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  1. DOT/FAA, Final Rule Stage, Flight Attendant Duty Period Limitations and Rest Requirements, 2120-AL41
  2. DOT/FAA, Final Rule Stage, Promoting Aviation Regulations for Technical Training, 2120-AL67
  3. DOT/NHTSA, Prerule Stage, Advanced Impaired Driving Technology, 2127-AM50
  4. DOT/NHTSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Rear Seat Belt Reminder System, 2127-AL37
  5. DOT/NHTSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Heavy Vehicle Automatic Emergency Braking, 2127-AM36
  6. DOT/NHTSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Light Vehicle Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) With Pedestrian AEB, 2127-AM37
  7. DOT/NHTSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles, 2127-AM39
  8. DOT/NHTSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Rear Designated Seating Position Alert, 2127-AM49
  9. DOT/NHTSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Light Vehicle CAFE Standards Beyond MY 2026, 2127-AM55
  10. DOT/NHTSA, Final Rule Stage, Establish Side Impact Performance Requirements for Child Restraint Systems (MAP-21), 2127-AK95
  11. DOT/PHMSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Hazardous Materials: Advancing Safety of Highway, Rail, and Vessel Transportation, 2137-AF41
  12. DOT/PHMSA, Final Rule Stage, Pipeline Safety: Class Location Requirements, 2137-AF29

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

  1. TREAS/DO, Final Rule Stage, Small Business Administration Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Additional Criteria for Seasonal Employers, 1505-AC67
  2. TREAS/DO, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Requirements–Loan Forgiveness, 1505-AC69
  3. TREAS/DO, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Requirements-Loan Forgiveness, 1505-AC70
  4. TREAS/DO, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Additional Revisions to Loan Forgiveness and Loan Review Procedures Interim Final Rules, 1505-AC71
  5. TREAS/DO, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Extension of and Changes to Paycheck Protection Program, 1505-AC74
  6. TREAS/DO, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Loan Forgiveness Requirements and Loan Review Procedures as Amended by Economic Aid Act, 1505-AC75
  7. TREAS/DO, Final Rule Stage, Emergency Capital Investment Program–Restrictions on Executive Compensation, Share Buybacks, and Dividends, 1505-AC76
  8. TREAS/FINCEN, Proposed Rule Stage, Section 6403. Corporate Transparency Act, 1506-AB49
  9. TREAS/CUSTOMS, Final Rule Stage, Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Required for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry) Filings, 1515-AE03
  10. TREAS/IRS, Proposed Rule Stage, Definition of Church Plan, 1545-BO31
  11. TREAS/IRS, Proposed Rule Stage, Guidance Regarding Treatment of Amounts Required to be Capitalized in Certain Transactions to Which Section 1.263(a)-5 Applies, 1545-BQ19
  12. TREAS/IRS, Proposed Rule Stage, Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance; Update, 1545-BQ28
  13. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Rules for Denial of Deduction for Certain Fines, Penalties, and Other Amounts, 1545-BO67
  14. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Guidance on the Elimination of Interbank Offered Rates, 1545-BO91
  15. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Guidance Under Section 954(b)(4) (Rules for High-Taxed Subpart F Income) and Section 964 (Rules for Determining the Earnings and Profits of a Foreign Corporation), 1545-BP62
  16. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Guidance Related to the Foreign Tax Credit, Clarification of Foreign-Derived Intangible Income, 1545-BP70
  17. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Requirements Related to Surprise Billing, Part 1, 1545-BQ01
  18. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Requirements Related to Surprise Billing, Part 2, 1545-BQ02
  19. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Requirements Related to Surprise Billing, Part 1 (Temporary Regulation), 1545-BQ04
  20. TREAS/IRS, Final Rule Stage, Requirements Related to Surprise Billing, Part 2 (Temporary Regulation), 1545-BQ05

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

  1. VA, Proposed Rule Stage, Schedule for Rating Disabilities–Ear, Nose, Throat, and Audiology Disabilities; Special Provisions Regarding Evaluation of Respiratory Conditions; Respiratory System, 2900-AQ72
  2. VA, Proposed Rule Stage, Schedule for Rating Disabilities–Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, 2900-AQ73
  3. VA, Proposed Rule Stage, Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Mental Disorders, 2900-AQ82
  4. VA, Proposed Rule Stage, Post-9/11 Improvements, Fry Scholarship, and Interval Payments Amendments, 2900-AQ88
  5. VA, Proposed Rule Stage, Updating VA Adjudication Regulations for Disability or Death Benefit Claims Related to Herbicide Exposure, 2900-AR10
  6. VA, Proposed Rule Stage, Diseases Associated With Exposure to Certain Herbicide Agents (Bladder Cancer, Parkinsonism, and Hypothyroidism), 2900-AR45
  7. VA, Final Rule Stage, Schedule for Rating Disabilities: The Digestive System, 2900-AQ90
  8. VA, Final Rule Stage, Presumptive Service Connection for Respiratory Conditions Due to Exposure to Particulate Matter, 2900-AR25
  9. VA, Final Rule Stage, Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2900-AP02
  10. VA, Final Rule Stage, Supportive Services for Veterans Families, 2900-AR15

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

  1. EPA/RODENVER, Final Rule Stage, Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas Sources; Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in Utah, 2008-AA03
  2. EPA/OW, Proposed Rule Stage, Federal Recreational Water Quality Criteria Applicable to Certain Waters in New York, 2040-AG08
  3. EPA/OW, Proposed Rule Stage, Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category, 2040-AG23
  4. EPA/OAR, Proposed Rule Stage, Volume Requirements for 2023 and Beyond Under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program, 2060-AV14
  5. EPA/OAR, Proposed Rule Stage, Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Updates to the Allowance Allocation and Trading Program Under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act for 2024 and Later Years, 2060-AV45
  6. EPA/OAR, Proposed Rule Stage, Multi-Pollutant Emissions Standards for Model Years 2027 and Later Light-Duty and Medium-Duty Vehicles, 2060-AV49
  7. EPA/OAR, Proposed Rule Stage, Federal Implementation Plan for Prong 1 and Prong 2 Infrastructure Requirements (“Interstate Transport”) for the 2015 8-Hour Primary Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), 2060-AV51
  8. EPA/OAR, Proposed Rule Stage, NESHAP: Coal-and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units-Review of the Residual Risk and Technology Review, 2060-AV53
  9. EPA/OAR, Final Rule Stage, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters: Amendments, 2060-AU20
  10. EPA/OAR, Final Rule Stage, Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards, 2060-AU41
  11. EPA/OAR, Final Rule Stage, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: RFS Annual Rules, 2060-AV11
  12. EPA/OAR, Final Rule Stage, Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review, 2060-AV16
  13. EPA/OCSPP, Proposed Rule Stage, Asbestos (Part 1: Chrysotile Asbestos); Rulemaking Under TSCA Section 6(a), 2070-AK86

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

  1. CPSC, Final Rule Stage, Regulatory Options for Table Saws, 3041-AC31

FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION

  1. FAR, Proposed Rule Stage, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2017-016, Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), 9000-AN56
  2. FAR, Proposed Rule Stage, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2021-017, Cyber Threat and Incident Reporting and Information Sharing, 9000-AO34
  3. FAR, Final Rule Stage, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2019-009, Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, 9000-AN92
  4. FAR, Final Rule Stage, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2020-011, Implementation of FASC Exclusion Orders, 9000-AO13

FEDERAL ENERGY RERGULATORY COMMISSION

  1. FERC, Final Rule Stage, Managing Transmission Line Ratings, 1902-AF84

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

  1. NRC, Proposed Rule Stage, Revision of Fee Schedules: Fee Recovery for FY 2023 [NRC-2021-0024], 3150-AK58
  2. NRC, Final Rule Stage, Revision of Fee Schedules: Fee Recovery for FY 2022 [NRC-2020-0031], 3150-AK44

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

  1. OPM, Final Rule Stage, Prescription Drug and Health Care Spending, 3206-AO27
  2. OPM, Final Rule Stage, Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I, 3206-AO30
  3. OPM, Final Rule Stage, Paid Parental Leave and Miscellaneous Family and Medical Leave Act, 3206-AN96
  4. OPM, Final Rule Stage, Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part II, 3206-AO29

PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION

  1. PBGC, Final Rule Stage, Special Financial Assistance by PBGC, 1212-AB53

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  1. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program, 3245-AH34
  2. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program, 3245-AH35
  3. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Additional Eligibility Criteria and Requirements for Certain Pledges of Loans, 3245-AH36
  4. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Requirements–Promissory Notes, Authorizations, Affiliation, and Eligibility, 3245-AH37
  5. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Requirements–Disbursements, 3245-AH38
  6. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Requirements–Corporate Groups and Non-Bank and Non-Insured Depository Institution Lenders, 3245-AH39
  7. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Nondiscrimination and Additional Eligibility Criteria, 3245-AH40
  8. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Requirements–Extension of Limited Safe Harbor With Respect to Certification Concerning Need for PPP Loan Request, 3245-AH41
  9. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Loan Increases, 3245-AH42
  10. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Eligibility of Certain Electric Cooperatives, 3245-AH43
  11. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Treatment of Entities With Foreign Affiliates, 3245-AH44
  12. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Second Extension of Limited Safe Harbor With Respect to Certification Concerning Need for PPP Loan and Lender Reporting, 3245-AH45
  13. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Requirements–Loan Forgiveness, 3245-AH46
  14. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–SBA Loan Review Procedures and Related Borrower and Lender Responsibilities, 3245-AH47
  15. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Eligibility of Certain Telephone Cooperatives, 3245-AH48
  16. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Revisions to First Interim Final Rule, 3245-AH49
  17. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Additional Revisions to First Interim Final Rule, 3245-AH50
  18. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Revisions to the Third and Sixth Interim Final Rules, 3245-AH51
  19. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Revisions to Loan Forgiveness and Loan Review Procedures Interim Final Rules, 3245-AH52
  20. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Additional Eligibility Revisions to First Interim Final Rule, 3245-AH53
  21. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Certain Eligible Payroll Costs, 3245-AH54
  22. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Treatment of Owners and Forgiveness of Certain Nonpayroll Costs, 3245-AH56
  23. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Consolidation of Interim Final Rules, 3245-AH58
  24. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Additional Revisions to Loan Forgiveness and Loan Review Procedures Interim Final Rules, 3245-AH59
  25. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program as Amended by Economic Aid Act, 3245-AH62
  26. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Loans, 3245-AH63
  27. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Loan Forgiveness Requirements and Loan Review Procedures as Amended by Economic Aid Act, 3245-AH65
  28. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–Revisions to Loan Amount Calculation and Eligibility, 3245-AH67
  29. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program as Amended by American Rescue Plan Act, 3245-AH77
  30. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program–COVID Revenue Reduction Score, Direct Borrower Forgiveness Process, and Appeals Deferment, 3245-AH79
  31. SBA, Final Rule Stage, Disaster Loan Program Changes, 3245-AH80

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

  •  SSA, Proposed Rule Stage, Omitting Food From In-Kind Support and Maintenance Calculations, 0960-AI60

COMPLETED ACTIONS (36 actions)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

  • USDA/FSA, Supplemental Dairy Margin Coverage Payments; Conservation Reserve Program; Dairy Indemnity Payment Program; Marketing Assistance Loans; Loan Deficiency Payments; Oriental Fruit Fly Program; and FSFL, 0560-AI59
  • USDA/FNS, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Electronic Benefits Transfer Requirements for Scanning and Product-Lookup Technology, 0584-AE39
  • USDA/FNS, Child Nutrition Programs: Temporary Standards for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium, 0584-AE81

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

  • DOE/EE, Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing, 1904-AC11
  • DOE/EE, Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High-Rise Residential Buildings Baseline Standards Update, 1904-AE44
  • DOE/EE, Definitions for General Service Lamps, 1904-AF22
  • DOE/EE, Backstop Requirement for General Service Lamps, 1904-AF09

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  • HHS/FDA, Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption; Extension of Compliance Dates for Subpart E, 0910-AI62
  • HHS/CDC, Requirement for Proof of Vaccination or Other Proof of Immunity Against Quarantinable Communicable Diseases, 0920-AA80
  • HHS/CMS, Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule, Adjustments to Resume the Transitional 50/50 Blended Rates to Provide Relief in Non-Competitive Bidding Areas (CMS-1687), 0938-AT21
  • HHS/CMS, Most Favored Nation (MFN) Model (CMS-5528), 0938-AT91
  • HHS/CMS, Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program; MOOP and Cost Sharing Limits (CMS-4190), 0938-AT97
  • HHS/CMS, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Policy Issues and Level II of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) (CMS-1738), 0938-AU17
  • HHS/CMS, Contract Year 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs (CMS-4192), 0938-AU30
  • HHS/CMS, Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals; the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System; and FY 2022 Rates (CMS-1752), 0938-AU44
  • HHS/CMS, COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs-IID) Residents, Clients, and Staff (CMS-3414), 0938-AU57
  • HHS/CMS, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023 (CMS-9911), 0938-AU65
  • HHS/CMS, Prescription Drug and Health Care Spending (CMS-9905), 0938-AU66
  • HHS/CMS, Reassignment of Medicaid Provider Claims (CMS-2444), 0938-AU73
  • HHS/OS, Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely, 0991-AC24

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

  • DHS/USCIS, Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions, 1615-AC61
  • DHS/USCIS, Implementation of the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act, 1615-AC73
  • DHS/USCBP, Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)–Extension of and Increase in Travel Promotion Fee, 1651-AB40

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

  • DOL/EBSA, Prescription Drug and Health Care Spending, 1210-AC07

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  • DOL/WHD, Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 1235-AA21
  • DOL/WHD, Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 1235-AA37
  • DOL/WHD, E.O. 14026, Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors, 1235-AA41

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  • DOT/NHTSA, Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters, 2127-AK92
  • DOT/NHTSA, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Civil Penalties, 2127-AM32
  • DOT/NHTSA, Passenger Car and Light Truck Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, 2127-AM34

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

  • TREAS/DO, Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, 1505-AC77
  • TREAS/FINCEN, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network: Cross-Border Electronic Transmittals of Funds, 1506-AB01
  • TREAS/OCC, Implementation of Emergency Capital Investment Program, 1557-AF09

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

  • EPA/OAR, Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards, 2060-AV13

CFEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

  • FHFA, 2022–2024 Single-Family and 2022 Multifamily Enterprise Housing Goals, 2590-AB12
  • FHFA, Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework Rule–Prescribed Leverage Buffer Amount and Credit Risk Transfer, 2590-AB17

LONG-TERM ACTIONS (38 actions)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

USDA/FSIS, Maximum Line Speed Under the New Poultry Inspection System, 0583-AD85

USDA/FNS, Modernizing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefit Redemption Systems, 0584-AE37

USDA/FNS, Simplifying Meal Service and Monitoring Requirements in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, 0584-AE67

USDA/FNS, Strengthening Integrity and Reducing Retailer Fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), 0584-AE71

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

DOE/OGC, Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent Cost Allocation, 1990-AA39

HHS/FDA, General and Plastic Surgery Devices: Restricted Sale, Distribution, and Use of Sunlamp Products, 0910-AH14

HHS/FDA, Medical Devices; Quality System Regulation Amendments, 0910-AH99

HHS/CMS, Administrative Simplification: Adoption of Standards for Health Care Attachment Transactions and Electronic Signatures, and Modification to Referral Certification and Authorization Standard (CMS-0053), 0938-AT38

HHS/CMS, Treatment of Medicare Part C Days in the Calculation of a Hospital’s Medicare Disproportionate Patient Percentage (CMS-1739), 0938-AU24

HHS/CMS, Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination (CMS-3415), 0938-AU75

DHS/USCIS, Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Nonimmigrants in the United States, 1615-AC06

DHS/USCBP, Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements, 1651-AA70

DHS/USCBP, Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)–Noncompliant Traveler Fee, 1651-AB06

DHS/USCBP, Collection of Biometric Data From Noncitizens Upon Entry To and Exit From the United States, 1651-AB12

DHS/FEMA, Cost of Assistance Estimates in the Disaster Declaration Process for the Public Assistance Program, 1660-AA99

HUD/CPD, Housing Trust Fund (FR-5246), 2506-AC30

DOJ/CRT, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability: Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Governments, 1190-AA79

DOL/ETA, Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Nonimmigrants in the United States, 1205-AB76

DOL/OSHA, COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard Rulemaking, 1218-AD42

DOL/WHD, Modernizing the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act Regulations, 1235-AA38

DOT/FAA, Prohibit or Restrict the Operation of an Unmanned Aircraft in Close Proximity to a Fixed Site Facility, 2120-AL33

DOT/FMCSA, Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters, 2126-AB63

DOT/NHTSA, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 150 – Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Communication, 2127-AL55

DOT/NHTSA, Retroreflective Tape and Underride Guards for Single Unit Trucks, 2127-AL57

DOT/PHMSA, Pipeline Safety–Safety of Carbon Dioxide Pipelines, 2137-AF60

TREAS/IRS, Prescription Drug and Health Care Spending, 1545-BQ27

TREAS/CDFIF, Interim Rule for the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, 1559-AA01

VA, Reimbursement for Emergency Treatment, 2900-AQ08

EPA/OAR, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 3, 2060-AV50

FCC, Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions (GN Docket No. 12-268), 3060-AJ82

FCC, Processing Applications in the Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Service; Feasibility of Reduced Orbital Spacing for Provision of DBS Service in the United States (IB Docket No. 06-160), 3060-AI86

FCC, Parts 2 and 25 to Enable GSO FSS in the 17.3-17.8 GHz Band, Modernize Rules for 17/24 GHz BSS Space Stations, and Establish Off-Axis Uplink Power Limits for Extended Ka-Band FSS (IB Doc. No. 20-330), 3060-AL28

FCC, Restoring Internet Freedom (WC Docket No. 17-108); Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet (GN Docket No. 14–28), 3060-AK21

FCC, Implementation of the National Suicide Improvement Act of 2018, 3060-AL01

FCC, Establishing a 5G Fund for Rural America; GN Docket No. 20-32, 3060-AL15

FHFA, Prior Approval of Enterprise Products, 2590-AA17

FHFA, Enterprise Liquidity Requirements, 2590-AB09

NRC, Revision of Fee Schedules: Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2024 [NRC-2022-0046], 3150-AK74

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