Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Since we have arrived at the end of another month, let’s see how the Federal Register page count is going. Please see previous month-end wrap-ups if you would like to learn where the horse race was at those points. Here is today’s ending page number compared to the last few years of the last weekday in June (and the half-way mark of the calendar year):
- May 31, 2016: 42,982
- June 30, 2015: 37,527
- June 30, 2014: 37,154
- June 28, 2013: 39,116
Last month (May), we saw 2016 pull ahead with a slightly under 4,000 page lead. It seems as though 2016 is now solidly on track to outpace the past four volumes with a current 5,828 page lead. The closest rival remains 2013, but that year has fallen behind by 3,866 pages. It is going to be difficult for 2013 to catch up. We now move into the second half of CY2016.