Economically Significant Rules by Agency

The following graphs present the number of economically significant final rules published each presidential year by executive branch agencies.




Created in 1977 by Congress, the Department of Energy manages the United States' nuclear infrastructure, administers the country's energy policy, and also funds scientific research in the field.

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Economically Significant Final Rules Published by EPA each Presidential Year


Created in 1970 by executive order by President Richard Nixon, the Environmental Protection Agency's mission is to protect human health and the environment.

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Graph containng the number of Economically Significant rules published each year.


Created in 1953 by Congress, the Small Business Administration is an independent agency that aids, counsels, assists, and protects the interests of small businesses.

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Created in 1967 by Congress, the Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure the U.S. has the safest, most efficient, and modern transportation system in the world.

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Created in 1849 by Congress, the Department of the Interior conserves and manages the United State’s natural resources and cultural heritage.

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HHS Economically Significant Rules Chart


Created in 1953 by Congress, the Department of Health & Human Services' mission is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans.

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USDA Economically Significant Rules Chart


Created in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln, the Department of Agriculture promotes agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world.

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DOL Economically Significant Rules Chart


Created in 1913 by Congress, the Department of Labor's mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States.

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HUD Economically Significant Rules Chart


Created in 1965 by Congress, the Department of Housing & Urban Development's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

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ED Economically Significant Rules Chart


Created in 1979 by Congress, the Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

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