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Tip of the Costberg project on the cost of federal regulation: Wayne Crews -- www.tenthousandcommandments.com

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OMB Regulatory Cost Roundup, Original 2001 Dollars

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Major final rules subset with both quantified benefits and costs

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cost up to $354 billion in 2013 according to OMB

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(millions of 2001 dollars)

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TotalAnnualYEARLY TOTALS

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# rulesUSDAEnergyDOJHHSDHSHUDLaborTransEPAOther$ Totalsw/ 2000 aggregate

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"1788" thru 2000n/a21,44620,317191,88724,832$258,482$258,482

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FY 2002 Report121841,4501725782,0005,338$10,775$269,257

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FY 2003 Report21,132192$1,324$270,581

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FY 2004 Report617361,538360$1,951$272,532

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FY 2005 Report10894(32)1,953$2,815$275,347

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FY 2006 Report12737118362,3322,872$6,095$281,442

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FY 2007 Report7274271754132$1,431$282,873

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FY 2008 Report12415426304(42)1,9687,522$10,593$293,466

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FY 2009 Report11385699202128,780$9,205$302,671

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FY 2010 Report1573819148843,7352,241$9,512$312,183

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FY 2011 Report181,3619271261,6453,6054,700$12,364$324,547

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FY 2012 Report12218761645801510739496$10,128$334,675

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FY 2013 Draft14800120020020046684008800$20,066$354,741

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TOTAL1311,3538,1321,0457,05529988426,67936,445234,02138,828$354,741

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Post-20th-Century component1,3538,1321,0457,0552998845,23316,12842,13413,99696,259

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Source: Compiled by Wayne Crews from OMB, Report to Congress on Benefits and Costs
available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg_regpol_reports_congress;
For the initial entry, OMB used prior aggregated social cost estimates which it de-emphasized in later years. but for which it never substituted as far as aggregate cost is concerned.
Notes:
OMB's tabluar presentation includes only rules for which both costs and benefits are depicted. Separately in Tip of the Costberg I have assembled rules for which costs but not benefits were provided.
n/a not applicable
USDA = Department of Agriculture
DOJ = Department of Justice
HHS = Department of Health and Human Services
HUD = Department of Housing and Urban Development
DHS= Department of Homeland Security
EPA = Environmental Protection Agency
$191,877 for EPA is taken from OMB 2001, Table 2's $170 billion. Here it is adjusted from original 1996 dollars to 2001 dollars (as all OMB data has now been presented for a decade) by the change in the consumer price index between 1996 and 2001, derived from U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2011, Table 724, “Consumer Price Indexes (CPI-U) by Major Groups: 1990 to 2009,” http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2011/tables/11s0724.pdf.
Incidentally, for comparing the EPA column's 2003 (from 2004 OMB Report) costs with SBA/Crain & Crain pre-2009 costs, Crain used $335 million from the 2005 OMB Draft Report, whereas here the final report's $360 million is used (and this report also incorporates 2010-12 OMB Report data not available for SBA 2010). Also, for OMB 2005 tally for EPA, Crain had input all that year's regulatory costs and benefits; here, just the EPA numbers are used.
All "1788" thru 2000 values are from OMB 2001, Table 2, p. 11. Original 1996 dollars here converted to 2001 values since all other OMB sources feature 2001 dollars. The $24.8 billion "Other" category refers to social regulations not captured in the specified fields at that time.
The $4.7 billion "Other" in 2011 and $8.8 billion in 2013 are Joint DOT/EPA rules on fuel econmy/light-duty CAFE standards; the $496 million "Other" in 2012 is their rule on commercial truck fuel efficiency standards.