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

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The Funnel of Gov

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On the Depth of Regulatory Cost Review, 2001-Present

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Major Executive Agency Rules Reviewed by OMBTotal OMBFederalCosted RulesCosted Rules as

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Both costsRules w/Grand Total, CostsTotal“Budget”Major RuleRegisteras % of Majoras % of Finalized*

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& benefitsCosts Onlyrules w/ costsAbsentRulesRulesReviewsFinal RulesRule FlowRule Flow

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2001 (OMB 2002, Table 7, p. 38)14132773453874,13231.03%0.65%

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2002 (OMB 2003, Table 1, p. 6)3033625314,1679.68%0.07%

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2003 (OMB 2004, Table 1, p. 7)641041425394,14825.64%0.24%

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2004 (OMB 2005, Table 1-3, p. 12)1171882619454,10140.00%0.44%

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2005 (OMB 2006, Table 1-3, p. 7)1321562124453,94333.33%0.38%

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2006 (OMB 2007, Table 1-3, p. 8)71821018283,71828.57%0.22%

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2007 (OMB 2008, Table 1-3, p. 10)1241621822403,99540.00%0.40%

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2008 (OMB 2009, Table 1-3, p. 14)1361922121423,83045.24%0.50%

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2009 (OMB 2010, Table 1-3, p. 20)16122853333663,50342.42%0.80%

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2010 (OMB 2011, Table 1-4, p. 23)1882683432663,57339.39%0.73%

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2011 (OMB 2012, Table 1-5,6)136195243054380735.19%0.50%

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2012 (OMB 2013, Table 1-5,6)149232252247370848.94%0.62%

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2013 (OMB Draft 2014)711186243054365933.33%0.49%

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TOTALS 140722125426632459046,62535.93%0.45%

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Benefits Percentages 23.73%0.30%

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Source: Compiled by W. Crews from OMB, various fiscal years' editions of Report to Congress on Costs and Benefits,
available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg_regpol_reports_congress;
Notes: *Finalized rules are presented by calendar year; other data by fiscal year.
Budget rules are "regulations implement[ing] or adjusting Federal budgetary programs, which primarily caused income transfers, usually from taxpayers to program beneficiaries.
Federal Register Final Rules are depicted for each respective calendar year rather than fiscal; available in the Appendix of various years' editions of Ten Thousand Commandments: www.tenthousandcommandments.com