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.
There were only three notable rulemakings this week and two of them were routine airworthiness directives. Annualized costs were $8.9 million, compared to $2.5 million in benefits; regulators proposed 57,000 additional paperwork burden hours this week.