Regulators published $6.1 billion in regulatory costs this week, or $19 for every person in the U.S. Annualized costs were $406 million, compared to $225 million in benefits. There were 105,000 new paperwork burden hours. A proposed safety standards regulation for railway tank cars led the week.
In a relatively modest week, regulators published $158 million in annualized costs and more than 235,000 associated paperwork burden hours; no regulation monetized possible benefits. However, the week did include notable court proceedings on the Affordable Care Act and Dodd-Frank’s fourth anniversary.
Regulators published $144 million in annualized costs this week with more than 2.4 million associated paperwork burden hours; no regulation monetized possible benefits. An expensive Medicare and Medicaid proposal led the week.
After a record-setting week, regulators added $142 million in regulatory burdens, or 45 cents per person. Annualized costs were $87 million and there were no rulemakings with monetized benefits. A Medicare payment proposal added 2.4 million hours of paperwork, leading the week.
Regulators pushed well past the $100 billion mark, publishing $6.3 billion in total costs this week. Annualized costs were $489 million and there were nearly 300,000 paperwork burden hours. One rule monetized benefits, at approximately $1.7 billion.
After a huge week for regulatory costs, the past few days were relatively tame. Regulators published $14.6 million in annualized costs, compared to no quantified benefits. Paperwork was the highlight this week, with more than 380,000 burden hours.
The publication of EPA’s “Climate Action Plan” and a proposal for new minimum wage standards pushed total costs above $98 billion. This week, annualized cost were $8.8 billion, compared with $71 billion in benefits, almost entirely represented by EPA’s climate proposal. There were more than 450,000 published paperwork burden hours.
This week regulators published $26 million in costs, with no monetized benefits, and more than 1.4 million paperwork burden hours. A proposal from the Comptroller of the Currency that imposes $17 million in costs led the week.
A final Department of Energy rule for walk-in coolers and freezers added $9.8 billion in costs, leading the week. Combined, regulators published $9.87 billion in total costs; annualized benefits were $1.1 billion, compared to $589 million in annualized costs.
After a slow week, regulators added more than $12.9 billion in total costs ($40 per person in the U.S.) and 355,000 paperwork burden hours. Annualized costs were $658 million, compared to $2 billion in benefits. A Department of Energy efficiency standards rule for electric motors led the week.