The Black Hole
There's a giant sucking sound:
Recent examples of federal regulatory dark matter include Obamacare mandate waivers that extended employer mandate deadlines, Department of Justice guidance on transgender students, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s driverless car guidance. (RELATED: Obama Drops 1,500 Pages Of Regulations On Final Day)You've got to stay away from the event horizon or you'll be trapped...
“Congress lacks a clear grasp of the amount and cost of the thousands of executive branch” dark matter regulations, the CEI report said. “There are hundreds of ‘significant’ agency guidance documents now in effect, plus many thousands of other such documents that are subject to little scrutiny or democratic accountability.”
Additionally, it’s uncertain how many federal regulatory agencies exist, although there are at least 440, according to the Federal Register. Federal agencies typically issue more than 3,000 new regulations each year.