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  • News: DOL Publishes Final Rule Making Annual Adjustments To Penalties For Visa Program Violations

    [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 1 (Tuesday, January 2, 2018)] [Rules and Regulations] [Pages 7-19] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2017-28224]

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    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

    Employment and Training Administration

    20 CFR Part 655

    Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

    20 CFR Parts 702, 725, 726

    Office of the Secretary

    29 CFR Part 5

    41 CFR Part 50-201

    Wage and Hour Division

    29 CFR Parts 500, 501, 503, 530, 570, 578, 579, 801, 825

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903

    Employee Benefits Security Administration

    29 CFR Part 2560, 2575, 2590

    Mine Safety and Health Administration

    30 CFR Part 100

    RIN 1290-AA33

    Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2018

    AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary, Wage and Hour Division, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor.

    ACTION: Final rule.

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    SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced in its regulations, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost- of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly, this final rule sets forth the Department's 2018 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties.

    DATES: This final rule is effective on January 2, 2018. As provided by the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after January 2, 2018.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin FitzGerald, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-5076 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this final rule may be obtained in alternative formats (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693-5959 (this is not a toll-free number). TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free 1-877-889-5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Preamble Table of Contents

    I. Background II. Adjustment for 2018 III. Paperwork Reduction Act IV. Administrative Procedure Act V. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review, Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Costs VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act VII. Other Regulatory Considerations A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments D. The Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999: Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families E. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks F. Environmental Impact Assessment G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property Rights I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis

    I. Background

    On November 2, 2015, Congress enacted the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Public Law 114-74, sec. 701 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which further amended the Federal Civil

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    Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as previously amended by the 1996 Debt Collection Improvement Act (collectively, the ``Prior Inflation Adjustment Act''), to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The Inflation Adjustment Act required agencies to: (1) Adjust the level of civil monetary penalties with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment through an interim final rule (IFR); and (2) make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation, no later than January 15 of each year. On July 1, 2016, the Department published an IFR that established the initial catch-up adjustment for most civil penalties that the Department administers and requested comments. See 81 FR 43430 (DOL IFR). On January 18, 2017, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2017 Annual Adjustment for those civil monetary penalties adjusted in the DOL IFR. See 82 FR 5373 (DOL 2017 Annual Adjustment). On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) (collectively, ``the Departments'') jointly published an IFR that established the initial catch-up adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced in connection with the employment of temporary nonimmigrant workers under the H-2B program. See 81 FR 42983 (Joint IFR). On March 17, 2017, the Departments jointly published the final rule establishing the 2017 Annual Adjustment for the H-2B civil monetary penalties. See 82 FR 14147 (Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment). The Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment also explained that DOL would make future adjustments to the H-2B civil monetary penalties consistent with DOL's delegated authority under 8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14), Immigration and Nationality Act section 214(c)(14), and the Inflation Adjustment Act. See 82 FR 14147-48. This rule implements the 2018 annual inflation adjustments, as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, including H-2B civil monetary penalties. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of the increase. Pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act, this final rule is published notwithstanding Section 553 of the APA.

    II. Adjustment for 2018

    The Department has undertaken a thorough review of civil penalties administered by its various components pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act and in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.\1\ The Department first identified the most recent penalty amount, which is the amount established by the 2017 annual adjustment as set forth in the DOL 2017 Annual Adjustment published on January 18, 2017, and the Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment published on March 17, 2017. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ M-18-03, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2018, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 15, 2017). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Department is required to calculate the annual adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U). Annual inflation adjustments are based on the percent change between the October CPI-U preceding the date of the adjustment, and the prior year's October CPI-U; in this case, the percent change between the October 2017 CPI-U and the October 2016 CPI-U. The cost-of-living adjustment multiplier for 2018, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI- U) for the month of October 2017, not seasonally adjusted, is 1.02041.\2\ In order to compute the 2018 annual adjustment, the Department multiplied the most recent penalty amount for each applicable penalty by the multiplier, 1.02041, and rounded to the nearest dollar. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \2\ OMB provided the year-over-year multiplier, rounded to 5 decimal points. Id. at 1. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    As provided by the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of this rule.\3\ Accordingly, for penalties assessed after January 2, 2018, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015, the higher penalty amounts outlined in this rule will apply. The tables below demonstrate the penalty amounts that apply: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \3\ Appendix 1 consists of a table that provides ready access to key information about each penalty.

    Civil Monetary Penalties for the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker Program ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Which penalty Violations occurring Penalty assessed level applies ------------------------------------------------------------------------ On or before November 2, 2015. On or before August 1, Pre-August 1, 2016. 2016 levels. On or before November 2, 2015. After August 1, 2016.. Pre-August 1, 2016 levels. After November 2, 2015........ After August 1, 2016, August 1, 2016 but on or before levels. March 17, 2017. After November 2, 2015........ After March 17, 2017 March 17, 2017 but on or before levels. January 2, 2018. After November 2, 2015........ After January 2, 2018. January 2, 2018 levels. ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Civil Monetary Penalties for Other DOL Programs ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Which penalty Violations occurring Penalty assessed level applies ------------------------------------------------------------------------ On or before November 2, 2015. On or before August 1, Pre-August 1, 2016. 2016 levels. On or before November 2, 2015. After August 1, 2016.. Pre-August 1, 2016 levels. After November 2, 2015........ After August 1, 2016, August 1, 2016 but on or before levels. January 13, 2017. After November 2, 2015........ After January 13, 2017 January 13, 2017 but on or before levels. January 2, 2018. After November 2, 2015........ After January 2, 2018. January 2, 2018 levels. ------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    III. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507(d)) requires that the Department consider the impact of paperwork and other information collection burdens imposed on the public. The Department has determined that this final rule does not require any collection of information.

    IV. Administrative Procedure Act

    The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall annually adjust civil monetary penalties for inflation notwithstanding Section 553 of the APA. Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a nondiscretionary cost-of-living formula for annual adjustment of the civil monetary penalties. For these reasons, the requirements in sections 553(b), (c), and (d) of the APA, relating to notice and comment and requiring that a rule be effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, are inapplicable.

    V. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review, Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

    Executive Order 12866 requires that regulatory agencies assess both the costs and benefits of significant regulatory actions. Under the Executive Order, a ``significant regulatory action'' is one meeting any of a number of specified conditions, including the following: Having an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; creating a serious inconsistency or interfering with an action of another agency; materially altering the budgetary impact of entitlements or the rights of entitlement recipients, or raising novel legal or policy issues. The Department has determined that this final rule is not a ``significant'' regulatory action and a cost-benefit and economic analysis is not required. This regulation merely adjusts civil monetary penalties in accordance with inflation as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, and has no impact on disclosure or compliance costs. The benefit provided by the inflationary adjustment to the maximum civil monetary penalties is that of maintaining the incentive for the regulated community to comply with the laws enforced by the Department, and not allowing the incentive to be diminished by inflation. This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13563 directs agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility to minimize burden. This final rule is exempt from the requirements of the APA because the Inflation Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the annual adjustments without regard to Section 553 of the APA. In that context, Congress has already determined that any possible increase in costs is justified by the overall benefits of such adjustments. This final rule makes only the statutory changes outlined herein; thus there are no alternatives or further analysis required by Executive Order 13563.

    VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. (RFA), imposes certain requirements on Federal agency rules that are subject to the notice and comment requirements of the APA, 5 U.S.C. 553(b). This final rule is exempt from the requirements of the APA because the Inflation Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the annual adjustments without regard to Section 553 of the APA. Therefore, the requirements of the RFA applicable to notices of proposed rulemaking, 5 U.S.C. 603, do not apply to this rule. Accordingly, the Department is not required to either certify that the final rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities or conduct a regulatory flexibility analysis.

    VII. Other Regulatory Considerations

    A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531-1538, requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or Tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. This Final Rule will not result in such an expenditure. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.

    B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism

    Section 18 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 667) requires OSHA-approved State Plans to have standards and an enforcement program that are at least as effective as federal OSHA's standards and enforcement program. OSHA-approved State Plans must have maximum and minimum penalty levels that are at least as effective as federal OSHA's per section 18(c)(2) of the OSH Act; 29 CFR 1902.4(c)(2)(xi); 1902.37(b)(12). State Plans are required to increase their penalties in alignment with OSHA's penalty increases to maintain at least as effective penalty levels. State Plans are not required to impose monetary penalties on state and local government employers. See Sec. 1956.11(c)(2)(x). Five (5) states and one territory have State Plans that cover only state and local government employees: Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Maine, and the Virgin Islands. Therefore, the requirements to increase the penalty levels do not apply to these State Plans. Twenty- one (21) states and one U.S. territory have State Plans that cover both private sector employees and state and local government employees: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. These states must increase their penalties for private- sector employers. Other than as listed above, this final rule does not have federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct effects on the states, on the relationship between the national government and the states, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Accordingly, Executive Order 13132, Federalism, requires no further agency action or analysis.

    C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments

    This final rule does not have ``tribal implications'' because it does not have substantial direct effects on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal government and Indian tribes. Accordingly, Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with

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    Indian Tribal Governments, requires no further agency action or analysis.

    D. The Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999: Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families

    This final rule will have no effect on family well-being or stability, marital commitment, parental rights or authority, or income or poverty of families and children. Accordingly, section 654 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999 (5 U.S.C. 601 note) requires no further agency action, analysis, or assessment.

    E. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks

    This final rule will have no adverse impact on children. Accordingly, Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks, as amended by Executive Orders 13229 and 13296, requires no further agency action or analysis.

    F. Environmental Impact Assessment

    A review of this final rule in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality, 40 CFR 1500 et seq.; and the Departmental NEPA procedures, 29 CFR part 11, indicates that the final rule will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. As a result, there is no corresponding environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement.

    G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply

    This final rule has been reviewed for its impact on the supply, distribution, and use of energy because it applies, in part, to the coal mining and uranium industries. MSHA has concluded that the adjustment of civil monetary penalties to keep pace with inflation and thus maintain the incentive for operators to maintain safe and healthful workplaces is not a significant energy action because it is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. This final rule has not been identified to have other impacts on energy supply. Accordingly, Executive Order 13211 requires no further Agency action or analysis.

    H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property Rights

    This final rule will not implement a policy with takings implications. Accordingly, Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights, requires no further agency action or analysis.

    I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis

    This final rule was drafted and reviewed in accordance with Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This final rule was written to provide a clear legal standard for affected conduct and was carefully reviewed to eliminate drafting errors and ambiguities, so as to minimize litigation and undue burden on the Federal court system. The Department has determined that this final rule meets the applicable standards provided in section 3 of Executive Order 12988.

    List of Subjects

    20 CFR Part 655

    Immigration, Penalties, Labor.

    20 CFR Part 702

    Administrative practice and procedure, Longshore and harbor workers, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Workers' compensation.

    20 CFR Part 725

    Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal miners, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    20 CFR Part 726

    Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal miners, Mines, Penalties.

    29 CFR Part 5

    Administrative practice and procedure, Construction industry, Employee benefit plans, Government contracts, Law enforcement, Minimum wages, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    29 CFR Part 500

    Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Housing, Insurance, Intergovernmental relations, Investigations, Migrant labor, Motor vehicle safety, Occupational safety and health, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages, Whistleblowing.

    29 CFR Part 501

    Administrative practice and procedure, Agriculture, Aliens, Employment, Housing, Housing standards, Immigration, Labor, Migrant labor, Penalties, Transportation, Wages.

    29 CFR Part 503

    Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Housing, Immigration, Labor, Penalties, Transportation, Wages.

    29 CFR Part 530

    Administrative practice and procedure, Clothing, Homeworkers, Indians--arts and crafts, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Surety bonds, Watches and jewelry.

    29 CFR Part 570

    Child labor, Law enforcement, Penalties.

    29 CFR Part 578

    Penalties, Wages.

    29 CFR Part 579

    Child labor, Penalties.

    29 CFR Part 801

    Administrative practice and procedure, Employment, Lie detector tests, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    29 CFR Part 825

    Administrative practice and procedure, Airmen, Employee benefit plans, Health, Health insurance, Labor management relations, Maternal and child health, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Teachers.

    29 CFR Parts 1902 and 1903

    Intergovernmental relations, Law enforcement, Occupational Safety and Health, Penalties.

    29 CFR Part 2560

    Employee benefit plans, Law enforcement, Penalties, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    29 CFR Part 2575

    Administrative practice and procedure, Employee benefit plans, Health care, Penalties, Pensions.

    29 CFR Part 2590

    Employee benefit plans, Health care, Health insurance, Penalties, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    30 CFR Part 100

    Mine safety and health, Penalties.

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    41 CFR Part 50-201

    Child labor, Government procurement, Minimum wages, Occupational safety and health, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, 20 CFR chapters V and VI, 29 CFR subtitle A and chapters V, XVII, and XXV, 30 CFR chapter I, and 41 CFR subtitle B are amended as follows:

    Department of Labor

    Employment and Training Administration

    Title 20--Employees' Benefits

    PART 655--TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN WORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES

    0 1. The authority citation for part 655 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Section 655.0 issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E)(iii), 1101(a)(15)(H)(i) and (ii), 8 U.S.C. 1103(a)(6), 1182(m), (n) and (t), 1184(c), (g), and (j), 1188, and 1288(c) and (d); sec. 3(c)(1), Pub. L. 101-238, 103 Stat. 2099, 2102 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 221(a), Pub. L. 101-649, 104 Stat. 4978, 5027 (8 U.S.C. 1184 note); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. L. 102- 232, 105 Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 323(c), Pub. L. 103-206, 107 Stat. 2428; sec. 412(e), Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106-95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); 29 U.S.C. 49k; Pub. L. 107-296, 116 Stat. 2135, as amended; Pub. L. 109-423, 120 Stat. 2900; 8 CFR 214.2(h)(4)(i); and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(iii). Subpart A issued under 8 CFR 214.2(h). Subpart B issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), and 1188; and 8 CFR 214.2(h). Subparts F and G issued under 8 U.S.C. 1288(c) and (d); sec. 323(c), Pub. L. 103-206, 107 Stat. 2428; and 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, Pub. L. 114-74 at section 701. Subparts H and I issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) and (b)(1), 1182(n) and (t), and 1184(g) and (j); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. L. 102-232, 105 Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 412(e), Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681; 8 CFR 214.2(h); and 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, Pub. L. 114-74 at section 701. Subparts L and M issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c) and 1182(m); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106-95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); Pub. L. 109-423, 120 Stat. 2900; and 8 CFR 214.2(h).

    Sec. Sec. 655.620, 655.801, and 655.810 [Amended]

    0 2. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paragraph Remove Add ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sec. 655.620(a)...................... $9,054............................. $9,239 Sec. 655.801(b)...................... 7,370.............................. 7,520 Sec. 655.810(b)(1) introductory text. 1,811.............................. 1,848 Sec. 655.810(b)(2) introductory text. 7,370.............................. 7,520 Sec. 655.810(b)(3) introductory text. 51,588............................. 52,641 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Department of Labor

    Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

    PART 702--ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE

    0 3. The authority citation for part 702 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, and 8171 et seq.; 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.; 43 U.S.C. 1333; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174, 64 Stat. 1263; Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 58834.

    Sec. Sec. 702.204, 702.236, and 702.271 [Amended]

    0 4. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount or date indicated in the right column.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paragraph Remove Add ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sec. 702.204......................... $22,957............................ $23,426. Sec. 702.204......................... January 13, 2017................... January 2, 2018. Sec. 702.236......................... $279............................... $285. Sec. 702.236......................... January 13, 2017................... January 2, 2018. Sec. 702.271(a)(2)................... January 13, 2017................... January 2, 2018. Sec. 702.271(a)(2)................... $2,296............................. $2,343. Sec. 702.271(a)(2)................... $11,478............................ $11,712. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    PART 725--CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS UNDER PART C OF TITLE IV OF THE FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT, AS AMENDED

    0 5. The authority citation for part 725 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174; 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., 902(f), 921, 932, 936; 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 405; Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 58834.

    Sec. 725.621 [Amended]

    0 6. In Sec. 725.621, amend paragraph (d) by removing ``January 13, 2017'' and adding in its place ``January 2, 2018'' and by removing ``$1,397'' and adding in its place ``$1,426''.

    PART 726--BLACK LUNG BENEFITS; REQUIREMENTS FOR COAL MINE OPERATOR'S INSURANCE

    0 7. The authority citation for part 726 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., 902(f), 925, 932, 933, 934, 936; 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174; Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 58834.

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    Sec. 726.302 [Amended]

    0 8. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount or date indicated in the right column.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paragraph Remove Add ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sec. 726.302(c)(2)(i)................ January 13, 2017................... January 2, 2018. Sec. 726.302(c)(2)(i)................ $136............................... $139. Sec. 726.302(c)(2)(i)................ $272............................... $278. Sec. 726.302(c)(2)(i)................ $409............................... $417. Sec. 726.302(c)(2)(i)................ $544............................... $555. Sec. 726.302(c)(4)................... January 13, 2017................... January 2, 2018. Sec. 726.302(c)(4)................... $136............................... $139. Sec. 726.302(c)(5)................... January 13, 2017................... January 2, 2018. Sec. 726.302(c)(5)................... $409............................... $417. Sec. 726.302(c)(6)................... January 13, 2017................... January 2, 2018. Sec. 726.302(c)(6)................... $2,795............................. $2,852. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Department of Labor

    Wage and Hour Division

    Title 29--Labor

    PART 5--LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS COVERING FEDERALLY FINANCED AND ASSISTED CONSTRUCTION (ALSO LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO NONCONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS SUBJECT TO THE CONTRACT WORK HOURS AND SAFETY STANDARDS ACT)

    0 9. The authority citation for part 5 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; R.S. 161, 64 Stat. 1267; Reorganization Plan No. 14 of 1950, 5 U.S.C. appendix; 40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.; 40 U.S.C. 3145; 40 U.S.C. 3148; 40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.; and the laws listed in 5.1(a) of this part; Secretary's Order No. 01-2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec. 701, 129 Stat 584.

    Sec. 5.5 [Amended]

    0 10. In Sec. 5.5, amend paragraph (b)(2) by removing ``$25'' and adding in its place ``$26''.

    Sec. 5.8 [Amended]

    0 11. In Sec. 5.8, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$25'' and adding in its place ``$26''.

    PART 500--MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION

    0 12. The authority citation for part 500 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Pub. L. 97-470, 96 Stat. 2583 (29 U.S.C. 1801-1872); Secretary's Order No. 01-2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-74, 129 Stat 584.

    Sec. 500.1 [Amended]

    0 13. In Sec. 500.1, amend paragraph (e) by removing ``$2,394'' and adding in its place ``$2,443''.

    PART 501--ENFORCEMENT OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY ALIEN AGRICULTURAL WORKERS ADMITTED UNDER SECTION 218 OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT

    0 14. The authority citation for part 501 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), and 1188; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec. 701.

    Sec. 501.19 [Amended]

    0 15. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paragraph Remove Add ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sec. 501.19(c) introductory text..... $1,658............................. $1,692 Sec. 501.19(c)(1).................... 5,581.............................. 5,695 Sec. 501.19(c)(2).................... 55,263............................. 56,391 Sec. 501.19(c)(4).................... 110,524............................ 112,780 Sec. 501.19(d)....................... 5,581.............................. 5,695 Sec. 501.19(e)....................... 16,579............................. 16,917 Sec. 501.19(f)....................... 16,579............................. 16,917 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    PART 503--ENFORCEMENT OF OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY NONIMMIGRANT NON-AGRICULTURAL WORKERS DESCRIBED IN THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT

    0 16. The authority citation for part 503 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b); 8 U.S.C. 1184; 8 CFR 214.2(h); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec. 701.

    Sec. 503.23 [Amended]

    0 17. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph, and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column:

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    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paragraph Remove Add ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sec. 503.23(b)....................... $12,135............................ $12,383 Sec. 503.23(c)....................... 12,135............................. 12,383 Sec. 503.23(d)....................... 12,135............................. 12,383 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    PART 530--EMPLOYMENT OF HOMEWORKERS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES

    0 18. The authority citation for part 530 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Sec. 11, 52 Stat. 1066 (29 U.S.C. 211) as amended by sec. 9, 63 Stat. 910 (29 U.S.C. 211(d)); Secretary's Order No. 01- 2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at sec. 701, 129 Stat 584.

    Sec. 530.302 [Amended]

    0 19. In Sec. 530.302, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$1,005'' and adding in its place ``$1,026'' and revise paragraph (b) to read as follows:

    Sec. 530.302 Amounts of civil penalties.

    * * * * * (b) The amount of civil money penalties shall be determined per affected homeworker within the limits set forth in the following schedule, except that no penalty shall be assessed in the case of violations which are deemed to be de minimis in nature:

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Penalty per affected homeworker ----------------------------------------------- Nature of violation Repeated, Minor Substantial intentional or knowing ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recordkeeping................................................... $20-205 $205-410 $410-1,026 Monetary violations............................................. 20-205 205-410 .............. Employment of homeworkers without a certificate................. .............. 205-410 410-1,026 Other violations of statutes, regulations or employer assurances 20-205 205-410 410-1,026 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    PART 570--CHILD LABOR REGULATIONS, ORDERS AND STATEMENTS OF INTERPRETATION

    Subpart G [Amended]

    0 20. The authority citation for subpart G of part 570 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 52 Stat. 1060-1069, as amended; 29 U.S.C. 201-219; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec. 701.

    Sec. 570.140 [Amended]

    0 21. In Sec. 570.140, amend paragraph (b)(1) by removing ``$12,278'' and adding in its place ``$12,529'' and paragraph (b)(2) by removing ``$55,808'' and adding in its place ``$56,947''.

    PART 578--MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME VIOLATIONS--CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES

    0 22. The authority citation for part 578 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Sec. 9, Pub. L. 101-157, 103 Stat. 938, sec. 3103, Pub. L. 101-508, 104 Stat. 1388-29 (29 U.S.C. 216(e)), Pub. L. 101- 410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note), as amended by Pub. L. 104- 134, section 31001(s), 110 Stat. 1321-358, 1321-373, and Pub. L. 114-74, 129 Stat 584.

    Sec. 578.3 [Amended]

    0 23. In Sec. 578.3, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$1,925'' and adding in its place ``$1,964''.

    PART 579--CHILD LABOR VIOLATIONS--CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES

    0 24. The authority citation for part 579 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 29 U.S.C. 203(l), 211, 212, 213(c), 216; Reorg. Plan No. 6 of 1950, 64 Stat. 1263, 5 U.S.C. App; secs. 25, 29, 88 Stat. 72, 76; Secretary of Labor's Order No. 01-2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-7, 129 Stat 584.

    Sec. 579.1 [Amended]

    0 25. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paragraph Remove Add ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sec. 579.1(a)(1)(i)(A)............... $12,278............................ $12,529 Sec. 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B)............... 55,808............................. 56,947 Sec. 579.1(a)(2)..................... 1,925.............................. 1,964 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    PART 801--APPLICATION OF THE EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT OF 1988

    0 26. The authority citation for part 801 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Pub. L. 100-347, 102 Stat. 646, 29 U.S.C. 2001-2009; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at sec. 701, 129 Stat 584.

    Sec. 801.42 [Amended]

    0 27. In Sec. 801.42 amend paragraph (a) introductory text by removing ``$20,111'' and adding in its place ``$20,521''.

    PART 825--THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993

    0 28. The authority citation for part 825 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 29 U.S.C. 2654; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-74 at sec. 701.

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    Sec. 825.300 [Amended]

    0 29. In Sec. 825.300 amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing ``$166'' and adding in its place ``$169''.

    Department of Labor

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    Title 29--Labor

    PART 1903--INSPECTIONS, CITATIONS, AND PROPOSED PENALTIES

    0 30. The authority citation for part 1903 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Secs. 8 and 9 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 657, 658); 5 U.S.C. 553; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990), as amended by Section 701, Pub. L. 114-74; Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012).

    Sec. 1903.15 [Amended]

    0 31. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount or date indicated in the right column.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paragraph Remove Add ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sec. 1903.15(d) introductory text.... January 13, 2017................... January 2, 2018. Sec. 1903.15(d)(1)................... $9,054............................. $9,239. Sec. 1903.15(d)(1)................... 126,749............................ 129,336. Sec. 1903.15(d)(2)................... 126,749............................ 129,336. Sec. 1903.15(d)(3)................... 12,675............................. 12,934. Sec. 1903.15(d)(4)................... 12,675............................. 12,934. Sec. 1903.15(d)(5)................... 12,675............................. 12,934. Sec. 1903.15(d)(6)................... 12,675............................. 12,934. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Department of Labor

    Mine Safety and Health Administration

    Title 30--Mineral Resources

    PART 100--CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR PROPOSED ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL PENALTIES

    0 32. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 30 U.S.C. 815, 820, 957; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at sec. 701;

    0 33. In Sec. 100.3, amend paragraph (a)(1) introductory text by removing ``$69,417'' and adding in its place ``$70,834'' and in paragraph (g) by revising Table XIV-Penalty Conversion Table to read as follows:

    Sec. 100.3 Determination of penalty amount; regular assessment.

    * * * * * (g) * * *

    Table XIV--Penalty Conversion Table ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Points Penalty ($) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 60 or fewer............................................. $132 61...................................................... 143 62...................................................... 154 63...................................................... 168 64...................................................... 182 65...................................................... 197 66...................................................... 213 67...................................................... 232 68...................................................... 250 69...................................................... 271 70...................................................... 294 71...................................................... 318 72...................................................... 346 73...................................................... 374 74...................................................... 404 75...................................................... 439 76...................................................... 477 77...................................................... 514 78...................................................... 558 79...................................................... 605 80...................................................... 655 81...................................................... 709 82...................................................... 768 83...................................................... 833 84...................................................... 902 85...................................................... 978 86...................................................... 1,059 87...................................................... 1,146 88...................................................... 1,243 89...................................................... 1,346 90...................................................... 1,458 91...................................................... 1,579 92...................................................... 1,710 93...................................................... 1,852 94...................................................... 2,007 95...................................................... 2,174 96...................................................... 2,355 97...................................................... 2,551 98...................................................... 2,764 99...................................................... 2,994 100..................................................... 3,244 101..................................................... 3,513 102..................................................... 3,806 103..................................................... 4,123 104..................................................... 4,466 105..................................................... 4,839 106..................................................... 5,242 107..................................................... 5,679 108..................................................... 6,152 109..................................................... 6,664 110..................................................... 7,219 111..................................................... 7,819 112..................................................... 8,472 113..................................................... 9,178 114..................................................... 9,942 115..................................................... 10,769 116..................................................... 11,666 117..................................................... 12,638 118..................................................... 13,691 119..................................................... 14,832 120..................................................... 16,066 121..................................................... 17,405 122..................................................... 18,854 123..................................................... 20,425 124..................................................... 22,127 125..................................................... 23,967 126..................................................... 25,964 127..................................................... 28,128 128..................................................... 30,470 129..................................................... 33,008 130..................................................... 35,757 131..................................................... 38,735 132..................................................... 41,961 133..................................................... 45,455 134..................................................... 49,081 135..................................................... 52,706 136..................................................... 56,333 137..................................................... 59,957 138..................................................... 63,583 139..................................................... 67,208 140 or more............................................. 70,834 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    * * * * *

    Sec. Sec. 100.4 and 100.5 [Amended]

    0 34. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column.

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    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paragraph Remove Add ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sec. 100.4(a)........................ $2,314............................. $2,361 Sec. 100.4(b)........................ 4,627.............................. 4,721 Sec. 100.4(c) introductory text...... 5,785.............................. 5,903 Sec. 100.4(c) introductory text...... 69,417............................. 70,834 Sec. 100.5(c)........................ 7,520.............................. 7,673 Sec. 100.5(d)........................ 318................................ 324 Sec. 100.5(e)........................ 254,530............................ 259,725 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Title 41--PUBLIC CONTRACTS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

    PART 50-201--GENERAL REGULATIONS

    0 35. The authority citation for part 50-201 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Sec. 4, 49 Stat. 2038; 41 U.S.C. 38. Interpret or apply sec. 6, 49 Stat. 2038, as amended; 41 U.S.C. 40; 108 Stat. 7201; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec. 701, 129 Stat 584.

    Sec. 50-201.3 [Amended]

    0 36. In Sec. 50-201.3, amend paragraph (e) by removing ``$25'' and adding in its place ``$26''.

    Note: The following Appendix will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017 2018 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Min penalty Min penalty Agency Law Name/description CFR Citation (rounded to Max penalty (rounded to Max penalty nearest (rounded to nearest nearest (rounded to nearest dollar) dollar) dollar) dollar) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MSHA................. Federal Mine Safety Regular Assessment. 30 CFR 100.3(a).... ........... $69,417............ ........... $70,834. & Health Act of 1977. MSHA................. Federal Mine Safety Penalty Conversion 30 CFR 100.3(g).... $129 69,417............. $132 70,834. & Health Act of Table. 1977. MSHA................. Federal Mine Safety Minimum Penalty for 30 CFR 100.4(a).... 2,314 ................... 2,361 & Health Act of any order issued 1977. under 104(d)(1) of the Mine Act. MSHA................. Federal Mine Safety Minimum penalty for 30 CFR 100.4(b).... 4,627 ................... 4,721 & Health Act of any order issued 1977. under 104(d)(2) of the Mine Act. MSHA................. Federal Mine Safety Penalty for failure 39 CFR 100.4(c).... 5,785 69,417............. 5,903 70,834. & Health Act of to provide timely 1977. notification under 103(j) of the Mine Act. MSHA................. Federal Mine Safety Any operator who 30 CFR 100.5(c).... ........... 7,520.............. ........... 7,673. & Health Act of fails to correct a 1977. violation for which a citation or order was issued under 104(a) of the Mine Act-. MSHA................. Federal Mine Safety Violation of 30 CFR 100.5(d).... ........... 318................ ........... 324. & Health Act of mandatory safety 1977. standards related to smoking standards. MSHA................. Federal Mine Safety Flagrant violations 30 CFR 100.5(e).... ........... 254,530............ ........... 259,725. & Health Act of under 110(b)(2) of 1977. the Mine Act. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 209(b): 29 CFR 2575.2(a)... ........... 28................. ........... 29. Income Security Failure to furnish Act. reports (e.g., pension benefit statements) to certain former participants and beneficiaries or maintain records. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(c)(2)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(b)... ........... 2,097.............. ........... 2,140. Income Security Per day for Act. failure/refusal to properly file plan annual report.

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    EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(c)(4)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(c)... ........... 1,659.............. ........... 1,693. Income Security Per day for Act. failure to disclose certain documents upon request under ERISA 101(k) and (l); failure to furnish notices under 101(j) and 514(e)(3)--each statutory recipient a separate violation. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(c)(5)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(d)... ........... 1,527.............. ........... 1,558. Income Security Per day for each Act. failure to file annual report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs). EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(c)(6)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(e)... ........... $149 per day, not ........... $152 per day, not Income Security Per day for each to exceed $1,496 to exceed $1,527 Act. failure to provide per request. per request. Secretary of Labor requested documentation not to exceed a per- request maximum. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(c)(7)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(f)... ........... 133................ ........... 136. Income Security Per day for each Act. failure to provide notices of blackout periods and of right to divest employer securities--each statutory recipient a separate violation. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(c)(8)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(g)... ........... 1,317.............. ........... 1,344. Income Security Per each failure Act. by an endangered status multiemployer plan to adopt a funding improvement plan or meet benchmarks; failure of a critical status multiemployer plan to adopt a rehabilitation plan. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 29 CFR 2575.2(h)... ........... 112................ ........... 114. Income Security 502(c)(9)(A)--Per Act. day for each failure by an employer to inform employees of CHIP coverage opportunities under Section 701(f)(3)(B)(i)(l) -each employee a separate violation. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 29 CFR 2575.2(i)... ........... 112................ ........... 114. Income Security 502(c)(9)(B)--Per Act. day for each failure by a plan to timely provide to any State information required to be disclosed under Section 701(f)(3)(B)(ii), as added by CHIP regarding coverage coordination--each participant/ beneficiary a separate violation.

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    EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(j)(1) ........... 112................ ........... 114. Income Security Failure by any Act. plan sponsor of group health plan, or any health insurance issuer offering health insurance coverage in connection with the plan, to meet the requirements of Sections 702(a)(1)(F), (b)(3), (c) or (d); or Section 701; or Section 702(b)(1) with respect to genetic information--daily per participant and beneficiary non-compliance period. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(j)(2) 2,790 ................... 2,847 Income Security uncorrected de Act. minimis violation. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(j)(3) 16,742 ................... 17,084 Income Security uncorrected Act. violations that are not de minimis. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(j)(4) ........... 558,078............ ........... 569,468. Income Security unintentional Act. failure maximum cap. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(c)(12)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(k)... ........... 102................ ........... 104. Income Security Per day for each Act. failure of a CSEC plan in restoration status to adopt a restoration plan. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Section 502(m)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(l)... ........... 16,169............. ........... 16,499. Income Security Failure of Act. fiduciary to make a proper distribution from a defined benefit plan under section 206(e) of ERISA. EBSA................. Employee Retirement Failure to provide 29 CFR 2575.2(m)... ........... 1,105.............. ........... 1,128. Income Security Summary of Act. Benefits Coverage under PHS Act section 2715(f), as incorporated in ERISA section 715 and 29 CFR 2590.715-2715(e). OSHA................. Occupational Safety Serious Violation.. 29 CFR ........... 12,675............. ........... 12,934. and Health Act. 1903.15(d)(3). OSHA................. Occupational Safety Other-Than-Serious. 29 CFR ........... 12,675............. ........... 12,934. and Health Act. 1903.15(d)(4). OSHA................. Occupational Safety Willful............ 29 CFR 9,054 126,749............ 9,239 129,336. and Health Act. 1903.15(d)(1). OSHA................. Occupational Safety Repeated........... 29 CFR ........... 126,749............ ........... 129,336. and Health Act. 1903.15(d)(2). OSHA................. Occupational Safety Posting Requirement 29 CFR ........... 12,675............. ........... 12,934. and Health Act. 1903.15(d)(6). OSHA................. Occupational Safety Failure to Abate... 29 CFR ........... 12,675............. ........... 12,934. and Health Act. 1903.15(d)(5). WHD.................. Family and Medical FMLA............... 29 CFR ........... 166................ ........... 169. Leave Act. 825.300(a)(1). WHD.................. Fair Labor FLSA............... 29 CFR 578.3(a).... ........... 1,925.............. ........... 1,964. Standards Act. WHD.................. Fair Labor Child Labor........ 29 CFR 579.1(a)(2). ........... 1,925.............. ........... 1,964. Standards Act. WHD.................. Fair Labor Child Labor........ 29 CFR ........... 12,278............. ........... 12,529. Standards Act. 570.140(b)(1). WHD.................. Fair Labor Child Labor........ 29 CFR ........... 12,278............. ........... 12,529. Standards Act. 579.1(a)(1)(i)(A). WHD.................. Fair Labor Child Labor that 29 CFR ........... 55,808............. ........... 56,947. Standards Act. causes serious 570.140(b)(2). injury or death.

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    WHD.................. Fair Labor Child Labor that 29 CFR ........... 55,808............. ........... 56,947. Standards Act. causes serious 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B). injury or death. WHD.................. Fair Labor Child Labor willful 29 CFR ........... 111,616............ ........... 113,894. Standards Act. or repeated that 570.140(b)(2); 29 causes serious CFR injury or death. 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B). WHD.................. Migrant and MSPA............... 29 CFR 500.1(e).... ........... 2,394.............. ........... 2,443. Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. WHD.................. Immigration & H1B................ 20 CFR ........... 1,811.............. ........... 1,848. Nationality Act. 655.810(b)(1). WHD.................. Immigration & H1B retaliation.... 20 CFR 655.801(b).. ........... 7,370.............. ........... 7,520. Nationality Act. WHD.................. Immigration & H1B willful or 20 CFR ........... 7,370.............. ........... 7,520. Nationality Act. discrimination. 655.810(b)(2). WHD.................. Immigration & H1B willful that 20 CFR ........... 51,588............. ........... 52,641. Nationality Act. resulted in 655.810(b)(3). displacement of a US worker. WHD.................. Immigration & D-1................ 20 CFR 655.620(a).. ........... 9,054.............. ........... 9,239. Nationality Act. WHD.................. Contract Work Hours CWHSSA............. 29 CFR 5.5(b)(2)... ........... 25................. ........... 26. and Safety Standards Act. WHD.................. Contract Work Hours CWHSSA............. 29 CFR 5.8(a)...... ........... 25................. ........... 26. and Safety Standards Act. WHD.................. Walsh-Healey Public Walsh-Healey....... 41 CFR 50-201.3(e). ........... 25................. ........... 26. Contracts Act. WHD.................. Employee Polygraph EPPA............... 29 CFR 801.42(a)... ........... 20,111............. ........... 20,521. Protection Act. WHD.................. Immigration & H2A................ 29 CFR 501.19(c)... ........... 1,658.............. ........... 1,692. Nationality Act. WHD.................. Immigration & H2A willful or 29 CFR 501.19(c)(1) ........... 5,581.............. ........... 5,695. Nationality Act. discrimination. WHD.................. Immigration & H2A Safety or 29 CFR 501.19(c)(2) ........... 55,263............. ........... 56,391. Nationality Act. health resulting in serious injury or death. WHD.................. Immigration & H2A willful or 29 CFR 501.19(c)(4) ........... 110,524............ ........... 112,780. Nationality Act. repeated safety or health resulting in serious injury or death. WHD.................. Immigration & H2A failing to 29 CFR 501.19(d)... ........... 5,581.............. ........... 5,695. Nationality Act. cooperate in an investigation. WHD.................. Immigration & H2A displacing a US 29 CFR 501.19(e)... ........... 16,579............. ........... 16,917. Nationality Act. worker. WHD.................. Immigration & H2A improperly 29 CFR 501.19(f)... ........... 16,579............. ........... 16,917. Nationality Act. rejecting a US worker. WHD.................. Immigration & H-2B............... 29 CFR 503.23(b)- ........... 12,135............. ........... 12,383. Nationality Act. (d). WHD.................. Fair Labor Home Worker........ 29 CFR 530.302(a).. ........... 1,005.............. ........... 1,026. Standards Act. WHD.................. Fair Labor Home Worker........ 29 CFR 530.302(b).. 20 1,005.............. 20 1,026. Standards Act. OWCP................. Longshore and Failure to file 20 CFR 702.204..... ........... 22,957............. ........... 23,426. Harbor Workers' first report of Compensation Act. injury or filing a false statement or misrepresentation in first report. OWCP................. Longshore and Failure to report 20 CFR 702.236..... ........... 279................ ........... 285. Harbor Workers' termination of Compensation Act. payments. OWCP................. Longshore and Discrimination 20 CFR 2,296 11,478............. 2,343 11,712. Harbor Workers' against employees 702.271(a)(2). Compensation Act. who claim compensation or testify in a LHWCA proceeding. OWCP................. Black Lung Benefits Failure to report 20 CFR 725.621(d).. ........... 1,397.............. ........... 1,426. Act. termination of payments. OWCP................. Black Lung Benefits Failure to file 20 CFR 725.621(d).. ........... 1,397.............. ........... 1,426 Act. required reports.

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    OWCP................. Black Lung Benefits Failure to secure 20 CFR 136 ................... 139 Act. payment of 726.302(c)(2)(i). benefits for mines with fewer than 25 employees. OWCP................. Black Lung Benefits Failure to secure 20 CFR 272 ................... 278 Act. payment of 726.302(c)(2)(i). benefits for mines with 25-50 employees. OWCP................. Black Lung Benefits Failure to secure 20 CFR 409 ................... 417 Act. payment of 726.302(c)(2)(i). benefits for mines with 51-100 employees. OWCP................. Black Lung Benefits Failure to secure 20 CFR 544 ................... 555 Act. payment of 726.302(c)(2)(i). benefits for mines with more than 100 employees. OWCP................. Black Lung Benefits Failure to secure 20 CFR 136 ................... 139 Act. payment of 726.302(c)(4). benefits after 10th day of notice. OWCP................. Black Lung Benefits Failure to secure 20 CFR 409 ................... 417 Act. payment of 726.302(c)(5). benefits for repeat offenders. OWCP................. Black Lung Benefits Failure to secure 20 CFR ........... 2,795.............. ........... 2,852. Act. payment of 726.302(c)(5). benefits. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of December, 2017. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2017-28224 Filed 12-29-17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510-HL-P

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