[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 11, 2022)]

[Rules and Regulations]

[Pages 1317-1330]

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

[FR Doc No: 2022-00105]

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Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2022 / Rules

and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

6 CFR Part 27

8 CFR Parts 270, 274a, and 280

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

19 CFR Part 4

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 27

Transportation Security Administration

49 CFR Part 1503

RIN 1601-AB05

Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation

AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

makes the 2022 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary

penalties. On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law The

Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of

2015 (the 2015 Act). Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust

their civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in

the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts the

Department's civil monetary penalties for 2021 pursuant to the 2015 Act

and Executive Office of the President (EOP) Office of Management and

Budget (OMB) guidance. The new penalties will be effective for

penalties assessed after January 11, 2022 whose associated violations

occurred after November 2, 2015.

DATES: This rule is effective on January 11, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hillary Hunnings, 202-282-9043,

hillary.hunnings@hq.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Contents

  1. Statutory and Regulatory Background
  2. Overview of Final Rule

III. Adjustments by Component

  1. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  2. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  3. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  4. U.S. Coast Guard
  5. Transportation Security Administration
  6. Administrative Procedure Act
  7. Regulatory Analyses
  8. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563
  9. Regulatory Flexibility Act
  10. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
  11. Paperwork Reduction Act
  12. Signing Authority
  1. Statutory and Regulatory Background

On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law the Federal

Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Pub.

  1. 114-74 section 701 (Nov. 2, 2015)) (2015 Act).\1\ The 2015 Act

amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990

(28 U.S.C. 2461 note) to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary

penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The 2015 Act required

agencies to: (1) Adjust the level of civil monetary penalties with an

initial ``catch-up'' adjustment through issuance of an interim final

rule (IFR) and (2) make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation.

Through the ``catch-up'' adjustment, agencies were required to adjust

the maximum amounts of civil monetary penalties to more accurately

reflect inflation rates.

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\1\ The 2015 Act was part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015,

Public Law 114-74 (Nov. 2, 2015).

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For the subsequent annual adjustments, the 2015 Act requires

agencies to increase the penalty amounts by a cost-of-living

adjustment. The 2015 Act directs OMB to provide guidance to agencies

each year to assist agencies in making the annual adjustments. The 2015

Act requires agencies to make the annual adjustments no later than

January 15 of each year and to publish the adjustments in the Federal

Register.

Pursuant to the 2015 Act, DHS undertook a review of the civil

penalties that DHS and its components administer.\2\ On July 1, 2016,

DHS published an IFR adjusting the maximum civil monetary penalties

with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment, as required by the 2015

Act.\3\ DHS calculated the adjusted penalties based upon

nondiscretionary provisions in the 2015 Act and upon guidance that OMB

issued to agencies on February 24, 2016.\4\ The adjusted penalties were

effective for civil penalties assessed after August 1, 2016 (the

effective date of the IFR), whose associated violations occurred after

November 2, 2015 (the date of enactment of the 2015 Act). On January

27, 2017, DHS published a final rule making the annual adjustment for

2017.\5\ On April 2, 2018, DHS made the 2018 annual inflation

adjustment.\6\ On April 5, 2019, DHS made the 2019 annual inflation

adjustment.\7\ On June 17, 2020, DHS made the 2020 annual inflation

adjustment.\8\ On October 18, 2021, DHS made the 2021 annual inflation

adjustment.\9\

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\2\ The 2015 Act applies to all agency civil penalties except

for any penalty (including any addition to tax and additional

amount) under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et

seq.) and the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1202 et seq.). See sec.

4(a)(1) of the 2015 Act. In the case of DHS, several civil penalties

that are assessed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and

the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) fall under the Tariff Act of 1930, and

therefore DHS did not adjust those civil penalties in this

rulemaking.

\3\ See 81 FR 42987.

\4\ Office of Mgmt. & Budget, Exec. Office of The President, M-

16-06, Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation

Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Table A: 2016 Civil

Monetary Penalty Catch-Up Adjustment Multiplier by Calendar Year,

(Feb. 24, 2016) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-16-06.pdf).

\5\ See 82 FR 8571.

\6\ See 83 FR 13826.

\7\ See 84 FR 13499.

\8\ See 85 FR 36469.

\9\ See 86 FR 57532.

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  1. Overview of the Final Rule

This final rule makes the 2022 annual inflation adjustments to

civil monetary penalties pursuant to the 2015 Act and pursuant to

guidance OMB issued to agencies on December 15, 2021.\10\ The penalty

amounts in this final rule will be effective for penalties assessed

after January 11, 2022 where the associated violation occurred after

November 2, 2015. Consistent with OMB guidance, the 2015 Act does not

change previously assessed penalties that the agency is actively

collecting or has collected.

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\10\ Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President,

M-22-07, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2022,

Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act

Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 15, 2021) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/M-22-07.pdf).

\11\ Section 550 has since been superseded by the Protecting and

Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014

(Pub. L. 113-254). The new legislation codified the statutory

authority for the CFATS program within Title XXI of the Homeland

Security Act of 2002, as amended. See 6 U.S.C. 621 et seq. Public

Law 113-254 authorized the CFATS program from January 18, 2015, to

January 17, 2019. Public Law 116-150 extends the CFATS program

authorization to July 27, 2023.

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The adjusted penalty amounts will apply to penalties assessed after

the effective date of this final rule. We discuss civil penalties by

DHS component in Section III below. For each component identified in

Section III, below, we briefly describe the relevant civil penalty (or

penalties), and we provide a table showing the increase in the

penalties for 2022. In the table for each component, we show (1) the

penalty name, (2) the penalty statutory and or regulatory citation, (3)

the penalty amount as adjusted in the 2021 final rule, (4) the cost-of-

living adjustment multiplier for 2022 that OMB provided in its December

15, 2021, guidance, and (5) the new 2022 adjusted penalty. The 2015 Act

instructs agencies to round penalties to the nearest $1. For a more

complete discussion of the method used for calculating the initial

``catch-up'' inflation adjustments and a component-by-component

breakdown to the nature of the civil penalties and relevant legal

authorities, please see the IFR preamble at 81 FR 42987-43000.

III. Adjustments by Component

In the following sections, we briefly describe the civil penalties

that DHS and its components, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure

Security Agency (CISA), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP),

the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Coast

Guard (USCG), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA),

assess. Other components not mentioned do not impose any civil monetary

penalties. We include tables at the end of each section, which list the

individual adjustments for each penalty.

  1. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

administers only one civil penalty that the 2015 Act affects. That

penalty assesses fines for violations of the Chemical Facility Anti-

Terrorism Standards (CFATS). CFATS is a program that regulates the

security of chemical facilities that, in the discretion of the

Secretary, present high levels of security risk. DHS established the

CFATS program in 2007 pursuant to section 550 of the Department of

Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 109-295).\11\ The

CFATS regulation is located in part 27 of title 6 of the Code of

Federal Regulations (CFR). Below is a table showing the 2022 adjustment

for the CFATS penalty that CISA administers.

Table 1--CFATS Civil Penalty Adjustment

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Penalty amount as New penalty as

Penalty name Citation adjusted in the Multiplier * adjusted by this

2021 FR final rule

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Penalty for non-compliance with 6 U.S.C. 624(b)(1); $35,905 per day.... 1.06222 $38,139 per day.

 CFATS regulations. 6 CFR 27.300(b)(3).

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* Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M-22-07, Implementation of Penalty Inflation

Adjustments for 2022, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of

2015 (Dec. 15, 2021) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/M-22-07.pdf).

  1. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assesses civil

monetary penalties under various titles of the United States Code

(U.S.C.) and the CFR. These include penalties for certain violations of

title 8 of the CFR regarding the Immigration and Nationality Act of

1952 (Pub. L. 82-414, as amended) (INA). The INA contains provisions

that impose penalties on persons, including carriers and aliens, who

violate specified provisions of the INA. The relevant penalty

provisions appear in numerous sections of the INA; however, CBP has

enumerated these penalties in regulation in one location--8 CFR 280.53.

For a complete list of the INA sections for which penalties are

assessed, in addition to a brief description of each violation, see the

2016 IFR preamble at 81 FR 42989-42990. For a complete list and brief

description of the non-INA civil monetary penalties assessed by CBP

subject to adjustment and a discussion of the history of the DHS and

CBP adjustments to the non-INA penalties, see the 2019 annual inflation

adjustment final rule preamble at 84 FR 13499, 13500 (April 5, 2019).

Below is a table showing the 2022 adjustment for the penalties that

CBP administers.

Table 2--U.S. Customs and Border Protection Civil Penalties Adjustments

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Penalty amount as New penalty as

Penalty name Citation adjusted in the Multiplier * adjusted by this

2021 FR final rule

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Penalties for non-compliance with 8 U.S.C. 1221(g); 8 $1,436............. 1.06222 $1,525.

 arrival and departure manifest CFR 280.53(b)(1)

 requirements for passengers, (INA section

 crewmembers, or occupants 231(g)).

 transported on commercial

 vessels or aircraft arriving to

 or departing from the United

 States.

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Penalties for non-compliance with 8 U.S.C. 1224; 8 $3,901............. 1.06222 $4,144.

 landing requirements at CFR 280.53(b)(2)

 designated ports of entry for (INA section 234).

 aircraft transporting aliens.

Penalties for failure to depart 8 U.S.C. 1229c(d); $1,644-$8,224...... 1.06222 $1,746-$8,736.

 voluntarily. 8 CFR 280.53(b)(3)

(INA section

240B(d)).

Penalties for violations of 8 U.S.C. $3,289............. 1.06222 $3,494.

 removal orders relating to 1253(c)(1)(A); 8

 aliens transported on vessels or CFR 280.53(b)(4)

 aircraft under section 241(d) of (INA section

 the INA, or for costs associated 243(c)(1)(A)).

 with removal under section

 241(e) of the INA.

Penalties for failure to remove 8 U.S.C. $8,224............. 1.06222 $8,736.

 alien stowaways under section 1253(c)(1)(B); 8

 241(d)(2) of the INA. CFR 280.53(b)(5)

(INA section

243(c)(1)(B)).

Penalties for failure to report 8 U.S.C. 1281(d); 8 $390 for each alien 1.06222 $414 for each

 an illegal landing or desertion CFR 280.53(b)(6) alien.

 of alien crewmen, and for each (INA section

 alien not reported on arrival or 251(d)).

 departure manifest or lists

 required in accordance with

 section 251 of the INA.

Penalties for use of alien 8 U.S.C. 1281(d); 8 $9,753............. 1.06222 $10,360.

 crewmen for longshore work in CFR 280.53(b)(6)

 violation of section 251(d) of (INA section

 the INA. 251(d)).

Penalties for failure to control, 8 U.S.C. 1284(a); 8 $975-$5,851........ 1.06222 $1,036-$6,215.

 detain, or remove alien crewmen. CFR 280.53(b)(7)

(INA section

254(a)).

Penalties for employment on 8 U.S.C. 1285; 8 $1,951............. 1.06222 $2,072.

 passenger vessels of aliens CFR 280.53(b)(8)

 afflicted with certain (INA section 255).

 disabilities.

Penalties for discharge of alien 8 U.S.C. 1286; 8 $2,925-$5,851...... 1.06222 $3,107-$6,215.

 crewmen. CFR 280.53(b)(9)

(INA section 256).

Penalties for bringing into the 8 U.S.C. 1287; 8 $19,505............ 1.06222 $20,719.

 United States alien crewmen with CFR 280.53(b)(10)

 intent to evade immigration laws. (INA section 257).

Penalties for failure to prevent 8 U.S.C. 1321(a); 8 $5,851............. 1.06222 $6,215.

 the unauthorized landing of CFR 280.53(b)(11)

 aliens. (INA section

271(a)).

Penalties for bringing to the 8 U.S.C. 1322(a); 8 $5,851............. 1.06222 $6,215.

 United States aliens subject to CFR 280.53(b)(12)

 denial of admission on a health- (INA section

 related ground. 272(a)).

Penalties for bringing to the 8 U.S.C. 1323(b); 8 $5,851............. 1.06222 $6,215.

 United States aliens without CFR 280.53(b)(13)

 required documentation. (INA section

273(b)).

Penalties for failure to depart.. 8 U.S.C. 1324d; 8 $823............... 1.06222 $874.

CFR 280.53(b)(14)

(INA section 274D).

Penalties for improper entry..... 8 U.S.C. 1325(b); 8 $82-$412........... 1.06222 $87-$438.

CFR 280.53(b)(15)

(INA section

275(b)).

Penalty for dealing in or using 19 U.S.C. 469...... $546............... 1.06222 ** $580.

 empty stamped imported liquor

 containers.

Penalty for employing a vessel in 19 U.S.C. 1706a; 19 $1,368............. 1.06222 $1,453.

 a trade without a required CFR 4.80(i).

 Certificate of Documentation.

Penalty for transporting 46 U.S.C. $546............... 1.06222 ** $580.

 passengers coastwise for hire by 12118(f)(3).

 certain vessels (known as

 Bowaters vessels) that do not

 meet specified conditions.

Penalty for transporting 46 U.S.C. 55103(b); $822............... 1.06222 $873.

 passengers between coastwise 19 CFR 4.80(b)(2).

 points in the United States by a

 non-coastwise qualified vessel.

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Penalty for towing a vessel 46 U.S.C. 55111(c); $957-$3,011, plus 1.06222 $1,017-$3,198 plus

 between coastwise points in the 19 CFR 4.92. $164 per ton. $174 per ton.

 United States by a non-coastwise

 qualified vessel.

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* Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M-22-07, Implementation of Penalty Inflation

Adjustments for 2022, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of

2015 (Dec. 15, 2021) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/M-22-07.pdf).

** No applicable conforming edit to regulatory text.

  1. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) assesses civil

monetary penalties for certain employment-related violations arising

from the INA. ICE's civil penalties are located in title 8 of the CFR.

There are three different sections in the INA that impose civil

monetary penalties for violations of the laws that relate to employment

actions: Sections 274A, 274B, and 274C. ICE has primary enforcement

responsibilities for two of these civil penalty provisions (sections

274A and 274C), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) has enforcement

responsibilities for one of these civil penalty provisions (section

274B). The INA, in sections 274A and 274C, provides for imposition of

civil penalties for various specified unlawful acts pertaining to the

employment eligibility verification process (Form I-9, Employment

Eligibility Verification), the employment of unauthorized aliens, and

document fraud.

Because both DHS and DOJ implement the three employment-related

penalty sections in the INA, both Departments' implementing regulations

reflect the civil penalty amounts. For a complete description of the

civil money penalties assessed and a discussion of DHS's and DOJ's

efforts to update the penalties in years past, see the IFR preamble at

81 FR 42991. Below is a table showing the 2022 adjustment for the

penalties that ICE administers.\12\

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\12\ Table 3 also includes two civil penalties that are also

listed as penalties administered by CBP. These are penalties for

failure to depart voluntarily, INA section 240B(d), and failure to

depart after a final order of removal, INA section 274D. Both CBP

and ICE may administer these penalties, but as ICE is the DHS

component primarily responsible for assessing and collecting them,

they are also listed among the penalties ICE administers.

Table 3--U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Civil Penalties Adjustments

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Penalty amount as New penalty as

Penalty name Citation adjusted in the Multiplier * adjusted by this

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Civil penalties for failure to 8 U.S.C. 1229c(d); $1,644-$8,224...... 1.06222 $1,746-$8,736.

 depart voluntarily, INA section 8 CFR 280.53(b)(3).

 240B(d).

Civil penalties for violation of 8 CFR $487-$3,901........ 1.06222 $517-$4,144.

 INA sections 274C(a)(1)-(a)(4), 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(A).

 penalty for first offense.

Civil penalties for violation of 8 CFR $412-$3,289........ 1.06222 $438-$3,494.

 INA sections 274C(a)(5)-(a)(6), 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(B).

 penalty for first offense.

Civil penalties for violation of 8 CFR $3,901-$9,753...... 1.06222 $4,144-$10,360.

 INA sections 274C(a)(1)-(a)(4), 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(C).

 penalty for subsequent offenses.

Civil penalties for violation of 8 CFR $3,289-$8,224...... 1.06222 $3,494-$8,736.

 INA sections 274C(a)(5)-(a)(6), 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(D).

 penalty for subsequent offenses.

Violation/prohibition of 8 CFR 274a.8(b).... $2,360............. 1.06222 $2,507.

 indemnity bonds.

Civil penalties for knowingly 8 CFR $590-$4,722........ 1.06222 $627-$5,016.

 hiring, recruiting, referral, or 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(

 retention of unauthorized A).

 aliens--Penalty for first

 offense (per unauthorized alien).

Penalty for second offense (per 8 CFR $4,722-$11,803..... 1.06222 $5,016-$12,537.

 unauthorized alien). 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(

B).

Penalty for third or subsequent 8 CFR $7,082-$23,607..... 1.06222 $7,523-$25,076.

 offense (per unauthorized alien). 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(

C).

Civil penalties for I-9 paperwork 8 CFR 274a.10(b)(2) $237-$2,360........ 1.06222 $252-$2,507.

 violations.

Civil penalties for failure to 8 U.S.C. 1324d; 8 $823............... 1.06222 $874.

 depart, INA section 274D. CFR 280.53(b)(14).

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* Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M-22-07, Implementation of Penalty Inflation

Adjustments for 2022, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of

2015 (Dec. 15, 2021) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/M-22-07.pdf).

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  1. U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard is authorized to assess close to 150 penalties

involving maritime safety and security and environmental stewardship

that are critical to the continued success of Coast Guard missions.

Various statutes in titles 14, 16, 19, 33, 42, 46, and 49 of the U.S.C.

authorize these penalties. Titles 33 and 46 authorize the vast majority

of these penalties as these statutes deal with navigation, navigable

waters, and shipping. For a complete discussion of the civil monetary

penalties assessed by the Coast Guard, see the 2016 IFR preamble at 81

FR 42992.

The Coast Guard has identified the penalties it administers,

adjusted those penalties for inflation, and is listing those new

penalties in a table located in the CFR--specifically, Table 1 in 33

CFR 27.3. Table 1 in 33 CFR 27.3 identifies the statutes that provide

the Coast Guard with civil monetary penalty authority and sets out the

inflation-adjusted maximum penalty that the Coast Guard may impose

pursuant to each statutory provision. Table 1 in 33 CFR 27.3 provides

the current maximum penalty for violations that occurred after November

2, 2015.

The applicable civil penalty amounts for violations occurring on or

before November 2, 2015, are set forth in previously published

regulations amending 33 CFR part 27. To find the applicable penalty

amount for a violation that occurred on or before November 2, 2015,

look to the prior versions of the CFR that pertain to the date on which

the violation occurred.

Table 4 below shows the 2022 adjustment for the penalties that the

Coast Guard administers.

Table 4--U.S. Coast Guard Civil Penalties Adjustments

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Penalty amount as New penalty as

Penalty name Citation adjusted in the Multiplier * adjusted by this

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Saving Life and Property........... 14 U.S.C. 521(c)..... $10,967 1.06222 $11,649

Saving Life and Property; 14 U.S.C. 521(e)..... 1,125 1.06222 1,195

 Intentional Interference with

 Broadcast.

Confidentiality of Medical Quality 14 U.S.C. 936(i); 33 5,508 1.06222 5,851

 Assurance Records (first offense). CFR 27.3.

Confidentiality of Medical Quality 14 U.S.C. 936(i); 33 36,726 1.06222 39,011

 Assurance Records (subsequent CFR 27.3.

 offenses).

Obstruction of Revenue Officers by 19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR 8,212 1.06222 8,723

 Masters of Vessels. 27.3.

Obstruction of Revenue Officers by 19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR 1,916 1.06222 2,035

 Masters of Vessels-Minimum Penalty. 27.3.

Failure to Stop Vessel When 19 U.S.C. 1581(d).... ** 5,000 N/A ** 5,000

 Directed; Master, Owner, Operator

 or Person in Charge.

Failure to Stop Vessel When 19 U.S.C. 1581(d).... ** 1,000 N/A ** 1,000

 Directed; Master, Owner, Operator

 or Person in Charge-Minimum

 Penalty.

Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations 33 U.S.C. 471; 33 CFR 11,906 1.06222 12,647

 General. 27.3.

Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations 33 U.S.C. 474; 33 CFR 822 1.06222 873

 St. Mary's river. 27.3.

Bridges/Failure to Comply with 33 U.S.C. 495(b); 33 30,058 1.06222 31,928

 Regulations. CFR 27.3.

Bridges/Drawbridges................ 33 U.S.C. 499(c); 33 30,058 1.06222 31,928

CFR 27.3.

Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge 33 U.S.C. 502(c); 33 30,058 1.06222 31,928

 Obstructing Navigation. CFR 27.3.

Bridges/Maintenance and Operation.. 33 U.S.C. 533(b); 33 30,058 1.06222 31,928

CFR 27.3.

Bridge to Bridge Communication; 33 U.S.C. 1208(a); 33 2,190 1.06222 2,326

 Master, Person in Charge or Pilot. CFR 27.3.

Bridge to Bridge Communication; 33 U.S.C. 1208(b); 33 2,190 1.06222 2,326

 Vessel. CFR 27.3.

Oil/Hazardous Substances: 33 U.S.C. 19,505 1.06222 20,719

 Discharges (Class I per violation). 1321(b)(6)(B)(i); 33

CFR 27.3.

Oil/Hazardous Substances: 33 U.S.C. 48,762 1.06222 51,796

 Discharges (Class I total under 1321(b)(6)(B)(i); 33

 paragraph). CFR 27.3.

Oil/Hazardous Substances: 33 U.S.C. 19,505 1.06222 20,719

 Discharges (Class II per day of 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii);

 violation). 33 CFR 27.3.

Oil/Hazardous Substances: 33 U.S.C. 243,808 1.06222 258,978

 Discharges (Class II total under 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii);

 paragraph). 33 CFR 27.3.

Oil/Hazardous Substances: 33 U.S.C. 48,762 1.06222 51,796

 Discharges (per day of violation) 1321(b)(7)(A); 33

 Judicial Assessment. CFR 27.3.

Oil/Hazardous Substances: 33 U.S.C. 1,951 1.06222 2,072

 Discharges (per barrel of oil or 1321(b)(7)(A); 33

 unit discharged) Judicial CFR 27.3.

 Assessment.

Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure 33 U.S.C. 48,762 1.06222 51,796

 to Carry Out Removal/Comply With 1321(b)(7)(B); 33

 Order (Judicial Assessment). CFR 27.3.

Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure 33 U.S.C. 48,762 1.06222 51,796

 to Comply with Regulation Issued 1321(b)(7)(C); 33

 Under 1321(j) (Judicial CFR 27.3.

 Assessment).

Oil/Hazardous Substances: 33 U.S.C. 5,851 1.06222 6,215

 Discharges, Gross Negligence (per 1321(b)(7)(D); 33

 barrel of oil or unit discharged) CFR 27.3.

 Judicial Assessment.

Oil/Hazardous Substances: 33 U.S.C. 195,047 1.06222 207,183

 Discharges, Gross Negligence- 1321(b)(7)(D); 33

 Minimum Penalty (Judicial CFR 27.3.

 Assessment).

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Marine Sanitation Devices; 33 U.S.C. 1322(j); 33 8,212 1.06222 8,723

 Operating. CFR 27.3.

Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or 33 U.S.C. 1322(j); 33 21,896 1.06222 23,258

 Manufacture. CFR 27.3.

International Navigation Rules; 33 U.S.C. 1608(a); 33 15,352 1.06222 16,307

 Operator. CFR 27.3.

International Navigation Rules; 33 U.S.C. 1608(b); 33 15,352 1.06222 16,307

 Vessel. CFR 27.3.

Pollution from Ships; General...... 33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1); 76,764 1.06222 81,540

33 CFR 27.3.

Pollution from Ships; False 33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(2); 15,352 1.06222 16,307

 Statement. 33 CFR 27.3.

Inland Navigation Rules; Operator.. 33 U.S.C. 2072(a); 33 15,352 1.06222 16,307

CFR 27.3.

Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel.... 33 U.S.C. 2072(b); 33 15,352 1.06222 16,307

CFR 27.3.

Shore Protection; General.......... 33 U.S.C. 2609(a); 33 54,157 1.06222 57,527

CFR 27.3.

Shore Protection; Operating Without 33 U.S.C. 2609(b); 33 21,663 1.06222 23,011

 Permit. CFR 27.3.

Oil Pollution Liability and 33 U.S.C. 2716a(a); 48,762 1.06222 51,796

 Compensation. 33 CFR 27.3.

Clean Hulls........................ 33 U.S.C. 44,646 1.06222 47,424

3852(a)(1)(A); 33

CFR 27.3.

Clean Hulls-related to false 33 U.S.C. 59,528 1.06222 63,232

 statements. 3852(a)(1)(A); 33

CFR 27.3.

Clean Hulls-Recreational Vessel.... 33 U.S.C. 3852(c); 33 5,953 1.06222 6,323

CFR 27.3.

Hazardous Substances, Releases, 42 U.S.C. 9609(a); 33 59,017 1.06222 62,689

 Liability, Compensation (Class I). CFR 27.3.

Hazardous Substances, Releases, 42 U.S.C. 9609(b); 33 59,017 1.06222 62,689

 Liability, Compensation (Class II). CFR 27.3.

Hazardous Substances, Releases, 42 U.S.C. 9609(b); 33 177,053 1.06222 188,069

 Liability, Compensation (Class II CFR 27.3.

 subsequent offense).

Hazardous Substances, Releases, 42 U.S.C. 9609(c); 33 59,017 1.06222 62,689

 Liability, Compensation (Judicial CFR 27.3.

 Assessment).

Hazardous Substances, Releases, 42 U.S.C. 9609(c); 33 177,053 1.06222 188,069

 Liability, Compensation (Judicial CFR 27.3.

 Assessment subsequent offense).

Safe Containers for International 46 U.S.C. 80509; 33 6,451 1.06222 6,852

 Cargo. CFR 27.3.

Suspension of Passenger Service.... 46 U.S.C. 70305; 33 64,515 1.06222 68,529

CFR 27.3.

Vessel Inspection or Examination 46 U.S.C. 2110(e); 33 9,753 1.06222 10,360

 Fees. CFR 27.3.

Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing. 46 U.S.C. 2115; 33 7,939 1.06222 8,433

CFR 27.3.

Negligent Operations: Recreational 46 U.S.C. 2302(a); 33 7,181 1.06222 7,628

 Vessels. CFR 27.3.

Negligent Operations: Other Vessels 46 U.S.C. 2302(a); 33 35,905 1.06222 38,139

CFR 27.3.

Operating a Vessel While Under the 46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1); 7,939 1.06222 8,433

 Influence of Alcohol or a 33 CFR 27.3.

 Dangerous Drug.

Vessel Reporting Requirements: 46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4); 12,363 1.06222 13,132

 Owner, Charterer, Managing 33 CFR 27.3.

 Operator, or Agent.

Vessel Reporting Requirements: 46 U.S.C. 2306(b)(2); 2,473 1.06222 2,627

 Master. 33 CFR 27.3.

Immersion Suits.................... 46 U.S.C. 3102(c)(1); 12,363 1.06222 13,132

33 CFR 27.3.

Inspection Permit.................. 46 U.S.C. 3302(i)(5); 2,579 1.06222 2,739

33 CFR 27.3.

Vessel Inspection; General......... 46 U.S.C. 3318(a); 33 12,363 1.06222 13,132

CFR 27.3.

Vessel Inspection; Nautical School 46 U.S.C. 3318(g); 33 12,363 1.06222 13,132

 Vessel. CFR 27.3.

Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give 46 U.S.C. 3318(h); 33 2,473 1.06222 2,627

 Notice in accordance with (IAW) CFR 27.3.

 3304(b).

Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give 46 U.S.C. 3318(i); 33 2,473 1.06222 2,627

 Notice IAW 3309(c). CFR 27.3.

Vessel Inspection; Vessel >=1600 46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1); 24,730 1.06222 26,269

 Gross Tons. 33 CFR 27.3.

Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600 46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1); 4,946 1.06222 5,254

 Gross Tons (GT). 33 CFR 27.3.

Vessel Inspection; Failure to 46 U.S.C. 3318(k); 33 24,730 1.06222 26,269

 Comply with 3311(b). CFR 27.3.

Vessel Inspection; Violation of 46 U.S.C. 3318(l); 33 12,363 1.06222 13,132

 3318(b)-3318(f). CFR 27.3.

List/count of Passengers........... 46 U.S.C. 3502(e); 33 257 1.06222 273

CFR 27.3.

Notification to Passengers......... 46 U.S.C. 3504(c); 33 25,780 1.06222 27,384

CFR 27.3.

Notification to Passengers; Sale of 46 U.S.C. 3504(c); 33 1,288 1.06222 1,368

 Tickets. CFR 27.3.

Copies of Laws on Passenger 46 U.S.C. 3506; 33 516 1.06222 548

 Vessels; Master. CFR 27.3.

Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo........ 46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1); 64,452 1.06222 68,462

33 CFR 27.3.

Uninspected Vessels................ 46 U.S.C. 4106; 33 10,832 1.06222 11,506

CFR 27.3.

Recreational Vessels (maximum for 46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1); 341,000 1.06222 362,217

 related series of violations). 33 CFR 27.3.

Recreational Vessels; Violation of 46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1); 6,820 1.06222 7,244

 4307(a). 33 CFR 27.3.

Recreational vessels............... 46 U.S.C. 4311(c); 33 2,579 1.06222 2,739

CFR 27.3.

Uninspected Commercial Fishing 46 U.S.C. 4507; 33 10,832 1.06222 11,506

 Industry Vessels. CFR 27.3.

Abandonment of Barges.............. 46 U.S.C. 4703; 33 1,835 1.06222 1,949

CFR 27.3.

Load Lines......................... 46 U.S.C. 5116(a); 33 11,803 1.06222 12,537

CFR 27.3.

Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a)... 46 U.S.C. 5116(b); 33 23,607 1.06222 25,076

CFR 27.3.

Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b)... 46 U.S.C. 5116(c); 33 11,803 1.06222 12,537

CFR 27.3.

Reporting Marine Casualties........ 46 U.S.C. 6103(a); 33 41,120 1.06222 43,678

CFR 27.3.

Reporting Marine Casualties; 46 U.S.C. 6103(b); 33 10,832 1.06222 11,506

 Violation of 6104. CFR 27.3.

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Manning of Inspected Vessels; 46 U.S.C. 8101(e); 33 1,951 1.06222 2,072

 Failure to Report Deficiency in CFR 27.3.

 Vessel Complement.

Manning of Inspected Vessels....... 46 U.S.C. 8101(f); 33 19,505 1.06222 20,719

CFR 27.3.

Manning of Inspected Vessels; 46 U.S.C. 8101(g); 33 19,505 1.06222 20,719

 Employing or Serving in Capacity CFR 27.3.

 not Licensed by USCG.

Manning of Inspected Vessels; 46 U.S.C. 8101(h); 33 2,579 1.06222 2,739

 Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small CFR 27.3.

 Passenger Vessel, or Sailing

 School Vessel.

Watchmen on Passenger Vessels...... 46 U.S.C. 8102(a).... 2,579 1.06222 2,739

Citizenship Requirements........... 46 U.S.C. 8103(f).... 1,288 1.06222 1,368

Watches on Vessels; Violation of 46 U.S.C. 8104(i).... 19,505 1.06222 20,719

 8104(a) or (b).

Watches on Vessels; Violation of 46 U.S.C. 8104(j).... 19,505 1.06222 20,719

 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h).

Staff Department on Vessels........ 46 U.S.C. 8302(e).... 257 1.06222 273

Officer's Competency Certificates.. 46 U.S.C. 8304(d).... 257 1.06222 273

Coastwise Pilotage; Owner, 46 U.S.C. 8502(e).... 19,505 1.06222 20,719

 Charterer, Managing Operator,

 Agent, Master or Individual in

 Charge.

Coastwise Pilotage; Individual..... 46 U.S.C. 8502(f).... 19,505 1.06222 20,719

Federal Pilots..................... 46 U.S.C. 8503....... 61,820 1.06222 65,666

Merchant Mariners Documents........ 46 U.S.C. 8701(d).... 1,288 1.06222 1,368

Crew Requirements.................. 46 U.S.C. 8702(e).... 19,505 1.06222 20,719

Small Vessel Manning............... 46 U.S.C. 8906....... 41,120 1.06222 43,678

Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner, 46 U.S.C. 9308(a).... 19,505 1.06222 20,719

 Charterer, Managing Operator,

 Agent, Master or Individual in

 Charge.

Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual.. 46 U.S.C. 9308(b).... 19,505 1.06222 20,719

Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of 46 U.S.C. 9308(c).... 19,505 1.06222 20,719

 9303.

Failure to Report Sexual Offense... 46 U.S.C. 10104(b)... 10,366 1.06222 11,011

Pay Advances to Seamen............. 46 U.S.C. 10314(a)(2) 1,288 1.06222 1,368

Pay Advances to Seamen; 46 U.S.C. 10314(b)... 1,288 1.06222 1,368

 Remuneration for Employment.

Allotment to Seamen................ 46 U.S.C. 10315(c)... 1,288 1.06222 1,368

Seamen Protection; General......... 46 U.S.C. 10321...... 8,935 1.06222 9,491

Coastwise Voyages: Advances........ 46 U.S.C. 10505(a)(2) 8,935 1.06222 9,491

Coastwise Voyages: Advances; 46 U.S.C. 10505(b)... 8,935 1.06222 9,491

 Remuneration for Employment.

Coastwise Voyages: Seamen 46 U.S.C. 10508(b)... 8,935 1.06222 9,491

 Protection; General.

Effects of Deceased Seamen......... 46 U.S.C. 10711...... 516 1.06222 548

Complaints of Unfitness............ 46 U.S.C. 10902(a)(2) 1,288 1.06222 1,368

Proceedings on Examination of 46 U.S.C. 10903(d)... 257 1.06222 273

 Vessel.

Permission to Make Complaint....... 46 U.S.C. 10907(b)... 1,288 1.06222 1,368

Accommodations for Seamen.......... 46 U.S.C. 11101(f)... 1,288 1.06222 1,368

Medicine Chests on Vessels......... 46 U.S.C. 11102(b)... 1,288 1.06222 1,368

Destitute Seamen................... 46 U.S.C. 11104(b)... 257 1.06222 273

Wages on Discharge................. 46 U.S.C. 11105(c)... 1,288 1.06222 1,368

Log Books; Master Failing to 46 U.S.C. 11303(a)... 516 1.06222 548

 Maintain.

Log Books; Master Failing to Make 46 U.S.C. 11303(b)... 516 1.06222 548

 Entry.

Log Books; Late Entry.............. 46 U.S.C. 11303(c)... 387 1.06222 411

Carrying of Sheath Knives.......... 46 U.S.C. 11506...... 129 1.06222 137

Vessel Documentation............... 46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(1) 16,884 1.06222 17,935

Documentation of Vessels--Related 46 U.S.C. 12151 28,142 1.06222 29,893

 to Activities involving mobile (a)(2).

 offshore drilling units.

Vessel Documentation; Fishery 46 U.S.C. 12151(c)... 129,032 1.06222 137,060

 Endorsement.

Numbering of Undocumented Vessels-- 46 U.S.C. 12309(a)... 12,891 1.06222 13,693

 Willful violation.

Numbering of Undocumented Vessels.. 46 U.S.C. 12309(b)... 2,579 1.06222 2,739

Vessel Identification System....... 46 U.S.C. 12507(b)... 21,663 1.06222 23,011

Measurement of Vessels............. 46 U.S.C. 14701...... 47,216 1.06222 50,154

Measurement; False Statements...... 46 U.S.C. 14702...... 47,216 1.06222 50,154

Commercial Instruments and Maritime 46 U.S.C. 31309...... 21,663 1.06222 23,011

 Liens.

Commercial Instruments and Maritime 46 U.S.C. 31330(a)(2) 21,663 1.06222 23,011

 Liens; Mortgagor.

Commercial Instruments and Maritime 46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2) 54,157 1.06222 57,527

 Liens; Violation of 31329.

Ports and Waterway Safety 46 U.S.C. 70036(a); 97,014 1.06222 103,050

 Regulations. 33 CFR 27.3.

Vessel Navigation: Regattas or 46 U.S.C. 9,753 1.06222 10,360

 Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person 70041(d)(1)(B); 33

 in Charge. CFR 27.3.

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Vessel Navigation: Regattas or 46 U.S.C. 9,753 1.06222 10,360

 Marine Parades; Owner Onboard 70041(d)(1)(C); 33

 Vessel. CFR 27.3.

Vessel Navigation: Regattas or 46 U.S.C. 4,876 1.06222 5,179

 Marine Parades; Other Persons. 70041(d)(1)(D); 33

CFR 27.3.

Port Security...................... 46 U.S.C. 70119(a)... 35,905 1.06222 38,139

Port Security--Continuing 46 U.S.C. 70119(b)... 64,515 1.06222 68,529

 Violations.

Maritime Drug Law Enforcement...... 46 U.S.C. 70506(c)... 5,953 1.06222 6,323

Hazardous Materials: Related to 49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1). 84,425 1.06222 89,678

 Vessels.

Hazardous Materials: Related to 49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2). 196,992 1.06222 209,249

 Vessels-Penalty from Fatalities,

 Serious Injuries/Illness or

 substantial Damage to Property.

Hazardous Materials: Related to 49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3). 508 1.06222 540

 Vessels; Training.

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* Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M-22-07, Implementation of Penalty Inflation

Adjustments for 2022, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of

2015 (Dec. 15, 2021) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/M-22-07.pdf).

** Enacted under the Tariff Act; exempt from inflation adjustments.

  1. Transportation Security Administration

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is updating its

civil penalties regulation in accordance with the 2015 Act. Pursuant to

its statutory authority in 49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1), (4), (5), (6), 49

U.S.C. 46301(d)(2), (8), and 49 U.S.C. 114(u), TSA may impose penalties

for violations of statutes that TSA administers, including penalties

for violations of implementing regulations or orders. Note that

pursuant to division K, title I, sec. 1904(b)(1)(I), of Public Law 115-

254, 132 Stat. 3186, 3545 (Oct. 5, 2018), the TSA Modernization Act--

part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018--the former 49 U.S.C.

114(v), which relates to penalties, was re-designated as 49 U.S.C.

114(u).

TSA assesses these penalties for a wide variety of aviation and

surface security requirements, including violations of TSA's

requirements applicable to Transportation Worker Identification

Credentials (TWIC),\13\ as well as violations of requirements described

in chapter 449 of title 49 of the U.S.C. These penalties can apply to a

wide variety of situations, as described in the statutory and

regulatory provisions, as well as in guidance that TSA publishes. Below

is a table showing the 2022 adjustment for the penalties that TSA

administers.

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\13\ See, e.g., 46 U.S.C. 70105, 49 U.S.C. 46302 and 46303, and

49 U.S.C. chapter 449.

Table 5--Transportation Security Administration Civil Penalties Adjustments

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Penalty amount as New penalty as

Penalty name Citation adjusted in the Multiplier * adjusted by this

2021 FR final rule

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Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449 49 U.S.C. $35,188 (up to a 1.06222 $37,377 (up to a

 (except secs. 44902, 46301(a)(1), (4), total of $562,996 total of $598,026

 44903(d), 44907(a)-(d)(1)(A), (5), (6); 49 U.S.C. per civil penalty per civil penalty

 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908, 46301(d)(2), (8); 49 action). action).

 and 44909), or 49 U.S.C. CFR 1503.401(c)(3).

 46302 or 46303, a regulation

 prescribed, or order issued

 thereunder by a person

 operating an aircraft for the

 transportation of passengers

 or property for compensation.

Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449 49 U.S.C. $14,074 (up to a 1.06222 $14,950 (up to a

 (except secs. 44902, 46301(a)(1), (4), total of $70,375 total of $74,754

 44903(d), 44907(a)-(d)(1)(A), (5); 49 U.S.C. for individuals or for individuals or

 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908, 46301(d)(8); 49 CFR small businesses, small businesses,

 and 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 1503.401(c)(1) and $562,996 for $598,026 for

 46302 or 46303, a regulation (2). others). others).

 prescribed, or order issued

 thereunder by an individual

 (except an airman serving as

 an airman), any person not

 operating an aircraft for the

 transportation of passengers

 or property for compensation,

 or a small business concern.

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Violation of any other 49 U.S.C. 114(u); 49 $12,045 (up to a 1.06222 $12,794 (up to a

 provision of title 49 U.S.C. CFR 1503.401(b). total of $60,226 total of $63,973

 or of 46 U.S.C. ch. 701, a total for total for

 regulation prescribed, or individuals or individuals or

 order issued thereunder. small businesses, small businesses,

$481,802 for $511,780 for

others). others).

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* Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M-22-07, Implementation of Penalty Inflation

Adjustments for 2022, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of

2015 (Dec. 15, 2021) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/M-22-07.pdf).

  1. Administrative Procedure Act

DHS is promulgating this final rule to ensure that the amount of

civil penalties that DHS assesses or enforces reflects the statutorily

mandated ranges as adjusted for inflation. The 2015 Act provides a

clear formula for adjustment of the civil penalties, leaving DHS and

its components with little room for discretion. DHS and its components

have been charged only with performing ministerial computations to

determine the amounts of adjustments for inflation to civil monetary

penalties. In these annual adjustments DHS is merely updating the

penalty amounts by applying the cost-of-living adjustment multiplier

that OMB has provided to agencies. Furthermore, the 2015 Act

specifically instructed that agencies make the required annual

adjustments notwithstanding section 553 of title 5 of the U.S.C. Thus,

as specified in the 2015 Act, the prior public notice-and-comment

procedures and delayed effective date requirements of the

Administrative Procedure Act (APA) do not apply to this rule. Further,

as described above, this rule makes minor amendments to the regulations

to reflect changes required by clear statutory authority, and DHS finds

that prior notice and comment procedures and a delayed effective date

for these amendments are unnecessary.

  1. Regulatory Analyses
  1. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

Executive Orders 12866 (``Regulatory Planning and Review'') and

13563 (``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review'') direct agencies

to assess the 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, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of

promoting flexibility.

OMB has not designated this final rule a ``significant regulatory

action'' under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, OMB

has not reviewed this rule.

This final rule makes nondiscretionary adjustments to existing

civil monetary penalties in accordance with the 2015 Act and OMB

guidance.\14\ DHS therefore did not consider alternatives and does not

have the flexibility to alter the adjustments of the civil monetary

penalty amounts as provided in this rule. To the extent this final rule

increases civil monetary penalties, it would result in an increase in

transfers from persons or entities assessed a civil monetary penalty to

the government.

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M-22-07, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2022,

Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act

Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 15, 2021) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/M-22-07.pdf).

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  1. Regulatory Flexibility Act

The Regulatory Flexibility Act applies only to rules for which an

agency publishes a notice of proposed rulemaking pursuant to 5 U.S.C.

553(b). See 5 U.S.C. 601-612. The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not

apply to this final rule because a notice of proposed rulemaking was

not required for the reasons stated above.

  1. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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.

  1. Paperwork Reduction Act

The provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C.

chapter 35, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, do not

apply to this final rule, because this final rule does not trigger any

new or revised recordkeeping or reporting.

  1. Signing Authorities

The amendments to 19 CFR part 4 in this document are issued in

accordance with 19 CFR 0.2(a), which provides that the authority of the

Secretary of the Treasury with respect to CBP regulations that are not

related to customs revenue functions was transferred to the Secretary

of Homeland Security pursuant to Section 403(l) of the Homeland

Security Act of 2002. Accordingly, this final rule to amend such

regulations may be signed by the Secretary of Homeland Security (or his

or her delegate).

List of Subjects

6 CFR Part 27

Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures.

8 CFR Part 270

Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Fraud,

Penalties.

8 CFR Part 274a

Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment,

Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

8 CFR Part 280

Administrative practice and procedure, Immigration, Penalties.

19 CFR Part 4

Exports, Freight, Harbors, Maritime carriers, Oil pollution,

Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vessels.

33 CFR Part 27

Administrative practice and procedure, Penalties.

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49 CFR Part 1503

Administrative practice and procedure, Investigations, Law

enforcement, Penalties.

Amendments to the Regulations

Accordingly, for the reasons stated in the preamble, DHS is

amending 6 CFR part 27, 8 CFR parts 270, 274a, and 280, 19 CFR part 4,

33 CFR part 27, and 49 CFR part 1503 as follows:

Title 6--Domestic Security

PART 27--CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS

0

  1. The authority citation for part 27 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 6 U.S.C. 624; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890, as

amended by Pub. L. 114-74, 129 Stat. 599; Pub. L. 113-254, 128 Stat.

2898, as amended by Pub. L. 116-150, 134 Stat. 679.

0

  1. In Sec. 27.300, revise paragraph (b)(3) to read as follows:

Sec. 27.300 Orders.

* * * * *

(b) * * *

(3) Where the Assistant Secretary determines that a facility is in

violation of an Order issued pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section

and issues an Order Assessing Civil Penalty pursuant to paragraph

(b)(1) of this section, a chemical facility is liable to the United

States for a civil penalty of not more than $25,000 for each day during

which the violation continues, if the violation of the Order occurred

on or before November 2, 2015, or $38,139 for each day during which the

violation of the Order continues, if the violation occurred after

November 2, 2015.

* * * * *

Title 8--Aliens and Nationality

PART 270--PENALTIES FOR DOCUMENT FRAUD

0

  1. The authority citation for part 270 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101, 1103, and 1324c; Pub. L. 101-410, 104

Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321 and Pub. L.

114-74, 129 Stat. 599.

0

  1. In Sec. 270.3, revise paragraphs (b)(1)(ii)(A) through (D) to read

as follows:

Sec. 270.3 Penalties.

* * * * *

(b) * * *

(1) * * *

(ii) * * *

(A) First offense under section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4). Not less

than $275 and not exceeding $2,200 for each fraudulent document or each

proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of

the Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $375 and not exceeding

$3,200 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity

described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of the Act on or after

March 27, 2008, and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than

$517 and not exceeding $4,144 for each fraudulent document or each

proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of

the Act after November 2, 2015.

(B) First offense under section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6). Not less than

$250 and not exceeding $2,000 for each fraudulent document or each

proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the

Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $275 and not exceeding $2,200

for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in

section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act on or after March 27, 2008, and

on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $438 and not exceeding

$3,494 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity

described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act after November 2,

2015.

(C) Subsequent offenses under section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4).

Not less than $2,200 and not more than $5,500 for each fraudulent

document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1)

through (a)(4) of the Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $3,200

and not exceeding $6,500 for each fraudulent document or each

proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of

the Act occurring on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November

2, 2015; and not less than $4,144 and not more than $10,360 for each

fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section

274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of the Act after November 2, 2015.

(D) Subsequent offenses under section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6). Not

less than $2,000 and not more than $5,000 for each fraudulent document

or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6)

of the Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $2,200 and not

exceeding $5,500 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed

activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act occurring

on or after March 27, 2008, and on or before November 2, 2015; and not

less than $3,494 and not more than $8,736 for each fraudulent document

or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6)

of the Act after November 2, 2015.

* * * * *

PART 274a--CONTROL OF EMPLOYMENT OF ALIENS

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  1. The authority citation for part 274a continues to read as follows:

Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101, 1103, 1105a, 1324a; 48 U.S.C. 1806; 8

CFR part 2; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L.

114-74, 129 Stat. 599.

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  1. In Sec. 274a.8, revise paragraph (b) to read as follows:

Sec. 274a.8 Prohibition of indemnity bonds.

* * * * *

(b) Penalty. Any person or other entity who requires any individual

to post a bond or security as stated in this section shall, after

notice and opportunity for an administrative hearing in accordance with

section 274A(e)(3)(B) of the Act, be subject to a civil monetary

penalty of $1,000 for each violation before September 29, 1999, of

$1,100 for each violation occurring on or after September 29, 1999, but

on or before November 2, 2015, and of $2,507 for each violation

occurring after November 2, 2015, and to an administrative order

requiring the return to the individual of any amounts received in

violation of this section or, if the individual cannot be located, to

the general fund of the Treasury.

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  1. In Sec. 274a.10, revise paragraphs (b)(1)(ii)(A) through (C) and

the first sentence of paragraph (b)(2) introductory text to read as

follows:

Sec. 274a.10 Penalties.

* * * * *

(b) * * *

(1) * * *

(ii) * * *

(A) First offense--not less than $275 and not more than $2,200 for

each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the offense occurred

before March 27, 2008; not less than $375 and not exceeding $3,200, for

each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the offense occurred

occurring on or after March 27, 2008, and on or before November 2,

2015; and not less than $627 and not more than $5,016 for each

unauthorized alien with respect to whom the offense occurred occurring

after November 2, 2015;

(B) Second offense--not less than $2,200 and not more than $5,500

for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the second offense

occurred before March 27, 2008; not less than $3,200 and not more than

$6,500, for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the second

offense occurred on or after March 27, 2008, and on or before November

2, 2015; and not less than $5,016 and not more than $12,537 for each

unauthorized alien with respect to

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whom the second offense occurred after November 2, 2015; or

(C) More than two offenses--not less than $3,300 and not more than

$11,000 for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the third or

subsequent offense occurred before March 27, 2008; not less than $4,300

and not exceeding $16,000, for each unauthorized alien with respect to

whom the third or subsequent offense occurred on or after March 27,

2008, and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $7,523 and

not more than $25,076 for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom

the third or subsequent offense occurred after November 2, 2015; and

* * * * *

(2) A respondent determined by the Service (if a respondent fails

to request a hearing) or by an administrative law judge, to have failed

to comply with the employment verification requirements as set forth in

Sec. 274a.2(b), shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount of

not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 for each individual with

respect to whom such violation occurred before September 29, 1999; not

less than $110 and not more than $1,100 for each individual with

respect to whom such violation occurred on or after September 29, 1999,

and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $252 and not more

than $2,507 for each individual with respect to whom such violation

occurred after November 2, 2015. * * *

* * * * *

PART 280--IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF FINES

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  1. The authority citation for part 280 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103, 1221, 1223, 1227, 1229, 1253, 1281,

1283, 1284, 1285, 1286, 1322, 1323, 1330; 66 Stat. 173, 195, 197,

201, 203, 212, 219, 221-223, 226, 227, 230; Pub. L. 101-410, 104

Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L. 114-74, 129 Stat. 599.

0

  1. In Sec. 280.53, revise paragraphs (b)(1) through (15) to read as

follows:

Sec. 280.53 Civil monetary penalties inflation adjustment.

* * * * *

(b) * * *

(1) Section 231(g) of the Act, penalties for non-compliance with

arrival and departure manifest requirements for passengers,

crewmembers, or occupants transported on commercial vessels or aircraft

arriving to or departing from the United States: From $1,436 to $1,525.

(2) Section 234 of the Act, penalties for non-compliance with

landing requirements at designated ports of entry for aircraft

transporting aliens: From $3,901 to $4,144.

(3) Section 240B(d) of the Act, penalties for failure to depart

voluntarily: From $1,644 minimum/$8,224 maximum to $1,746 minimum/

$8,736 maximum.

(4) Section 243(c)(1)(A) of the Act, penalties for violations of

removal orders relating to aliens transported on vessels or aircraft,

under section 241(d) of the Act, or for costs associated with removal

under section 241(e) of the Act: From $3,289 to $3,494.

(5) Penalties for failure to remove alien stowaways under section

241(d)(2) of the Act: From $8,224 to $8,736.

(6) Section 251(d) of the Act, penalties for failure to report an

illegal landing or desertion of alien crewmen, and for each alien not

reported on arrival or departure manifest or lists required in

accordance with section 251 of the Act: From $390 to $414; and

penalties for use of alien crewmen for longshore work in violation of

section 251(d) of the Act: From $9,753 to $10,360.

(7) Section 254(a) of the Act, penalties for failure to control,

detain, or remove alien crewmen: From $975 minimum/$5,851 maximum to

$1,036 minimum/$6,215 maximum.

(8) Section 255 of the Act, penalties for employment on passenger

vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities: From $1,951 to

$2,072.

(9) Section 256 of the Act, penalties for discharge of alien

crewmen: From $2,925 minimum/$5,851 maximum to $3,107 minimum/$6,215

maximum.

(10) Section 257 of the Act, penalties for bringing into the United

States alien crewmen with intent to evade immigration laws: From

$19,505 maximum to $20,719 maximum.

(11) Section 271(a) of the Act, penalties for failure to prevent

the unauthorized landing of aliens: From $5,851 to $6,215.

(12) Section 272(a) of the Act, penalties for bringing to the

United States aliens subject to denial of admission on a health-related

ground: From $5,851 to $6,215.

(13) Section 273(b) of the Act, penalties for bringing to the

United States aliens without required documentation: From $5,851 to

$6,215.

(14) Section 274D of the Act, penalties for failure to depart: From

$823 maximum to $874 maximum, for each day the alien is in violation.

(15) Section 275(b) of the Act, penalties for improper entry: From

$82 minimum/$412 maximum to $87 minimum/$438 maximum, for each entry or

attempted entry.

Title 19--Customs Duties

PART 4--VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES

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  1. The authority citation for part 4 continues to read in part as

follows:

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1415, 1431, 1433, 1434,

1624, 2071 note; 46 U.S.C. 501, 60105.

* * * * *

Sections 4.80, 4.80a, and 4.80b also issued under 19 U.S.C.

1706a; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; 46 U.S.C. 12112, 12117, 12118, 50501-

55106, 55107, 55108, 55110, 55114, 55115, 55116, 55117, 55119,

56101, 55121, 56101, 57109; Pub. L. 108-7, Division B, Title II,

Sec. 211;

* * * * *

Section 4.92 also issued under 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; 46 U.S.C.

55111;

* * * * *

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  1. In Sec. 4.80, revise paragraphs (b)(2) and (i) to read as follows:

Sec. 4.80 Vessels entitled to engage in coastwise trade.

* * * * *

(b) * * *

(2) The penalty imposed for the unlawful transportation of

passengers between coastwise points is $300 for each passenger so

transported and landed on or before November 2, 2015, and $873 for each

passenger so transported and landed after November 2, 2015 (46 U.S.C.

55103, as adjusted by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment

Act Improvements Act of 2015).

* * * * *

(i) Any vessel, entitled to be documented and not so documented,

employed in a trade for which a Certificate of Documentation is issued

under the vessel documentation laws (see Sec. 4.0(c)), other than a

trade covered by a registry, is liable to a civil penalty of $500 for

each port at which it arrives without the proper Certificate of

Documentation on or before November 2, 2015, and $1,453 for each port

at which it arrives without the proper Certificate of Documentation

after November 2, 2015 (19 U.S.C. 1706a, as adjusted by the Federal

Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015). If

such a vessel has on board any foreign merchandise (sea stores

excepted), or any domestic taxable alcoholic beverages, on which the

duty and taxes have not been paid or secured to be paid, the vessel and

its cargo are subject to seizure and forfeiture.

0

  1. In Sec. 4.92, revise the third sentence to read as follows:

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Sec. 4.92 Towing.

* * * The penalties for violation of this section occurring after

November 2, 2015, are a fine of from $1,017 to $3,198 against the owner

or master of the towing vessel and a further penalty against the towing

vessel of $174 per ton of the towed vessel (46 U.S.C. 55111, as

adjusted by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act

Improvements Act of 2015).

Title 33--Navigation and Navigable Waters

PART 27--ADJUSTMENT OF CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR INFLATION

0

  1. The authority citation for part 27 continues to read as follows:

Authority: Secs. 1-6, Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890, as

amended by Sec. 31001(s)(1), Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321 (28

U.S.C. 2461 note); Department of Homeland Security Delegation No.

0170.1, sec. 2 (106).

0

  1. In Sec. 27.3, revise the third sentence of the introductory text

and table 1 to read as follows:

Sec. 27.3 Penalty adjustment table.

* * * The adjusted civil penalty amounts listed in Table 1 to this

section are applicable for penalty assessments issued after January 11,

2022, with respect to violations occurring after November 2, 2015. * *

*

Table 1 to Sec. 27.3--Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2022 Adjusted

U.S. code citation Civil monetary penalty description maximum penalty

amount ($)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

14 U.S.C. 521(c)........................................ Saving Life and Property........... 11,649

14 U.S.C. 521(e)........................................ Saving Life and Property; 1,195

Intentional Interference with

Broadcast.

14 U.S.C. 936(i)........................................ Confidentiality of Medical Quality 5,851

Assurance Records (first offense).

14 U.S.C. 936(i)........................................ Confidentiality of Medical Quality 39,011

Assurance Records (subsequent

offenses).

19 U.S.C. 70............................................ Obstruction of Revenue Officers by 8,723

Masters of Vessels.

19 U.S.C. 70............................................ Obstruction of Revenue Officers by 2,035

Masters of Vessels--Minimum

Penalty.

19 U.S.C. 1581(d)....................................... Failure to Stop Vessel When 5,000

Directed; Master, Owner, Operator

or Person in Charge \1\.

19 U.S.C. 1581(d)....................................... Failure to Stop Vessel When 1,000

Directed; Master, Owner, Operator

or Person in Charge--Minimum

Penalty \1\.

33 U.S.C. 471........................................... Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations 12,647

General.

33 U.S.C. 474........................................... Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations 873

St. Mary's River.

33 U.S.C. 495(b)........................................ Bridges/Failure to Comply with 31,928

Regulations.

33 U.S.C. 499(c)........................................ Bridges/Drawbridges................ 31,928

33 U.S.C. 502(c)........................................ Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge 31,928

Obstructing Navigation.

33 U.S.C. 533(b)........................................ Bridges/Maintenance and Operation.. 31,928

33 U.S.C. 1208(a)....................................... Bridge to Bridge Communication; 2,326

Master, Person in Charge or Pilot.

33 U.S.C. 1208(b)....................................... Bridge to Bridge Communication; 2,326

Vessel.

33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i).............................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: 20,719

Discharges (Class I per violation).

33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i).............................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: 51,796

Discharges (Class I total under

paragraph).

33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii)............................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: 20,719

Discharges (Class II per day of

violation).

33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii)............................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: 258,978

Discharges (Class II total under

paragraph).

33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A)................................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: 51,796

Discharges (per day of violation)

Judicial Assessment.

33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A)................................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: 2,072

Discharges (per barrel of oil or

unit discharged) Judicial

Assessment.

33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B)................................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure 51,796

to Carry Out Removal/Comply With

Order (Judicial Assessment).

33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C)................................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure 51,796

to Comply with Regulation Issued

Under 1321(j) (Judicial

Assessment).

33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D)................................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: 6,215

Discharges, Gross Negligence (per

barrel of oil or unit discharged)

Judicial Assessment.

33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D)................................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: 207,183

Discharges, Gross Negligence--

Minimum Penalty (Judicial

Assessment).

33 U.S.C. 1322(j)....................................... Marine Sanitation Devices; 8,723

Operating.

33 U.S.C. 1322(j)....................................... Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or 23,258

Manufacture.

33 U.S.C. 1608(a)....................................... International Navigation Rules; 16,307

Operator.

33 U.S.C. 1608(b)....................................... International Navigation Rules; 16,307

Vessel.

33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1).................................... Pollution from Ships; General...... 81,540

33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(2).................................... Pollution from Ships; False 16,307

Statement.

33 U.S.C. 2072(a)....................................... Inland Navigation Rules; Operator.. 16,307

33 U.S.C. 2072(b)....................................... Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel.... 16,307

33 U.S.C. 2609(a)....................................... Shore Protection; General.......... 57,527

33 U.S.C. 2609(b)....................................... Shore Protection; Operating Without 23,011

Permit.

33 U.S.C. 2716a(a)...................................... Oil Pollution Liability and 51,796

Compensation.

33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A)................................. Clean Hulls; Civil Enforcement..... 47,424

33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A)................................. Clean Hulls; related to false 63,232

statements.

33 U.S.C. 3852(c)....................................... Clean Hulls; Recreational Vessels.. 6,323

42 U.S.C. 9609(a)....................................... Hazardous Substances, Releases, 62,689

Liability, Compensation (Class I).

42 U.S.C. 9609(b)....................................... Hazardous Substances, Releases, 62,689

Liability, Compensation (Class II).

42 U.S.C. 9609(b)....................................... Hazardous Substances, Releases, 188,069

Liability, Compensation (Class II

subsequent offense).

42 U.S.C. 9609(c)....................................... Hazardous Substances, Releases, 62,689

Liability, Compensation (Judicial

Assessment).

42 U.S.C. 9609(c)....................................... Hazardous Substances, Releases, 188,069

Liability, Compensation (Judicial

Assessment subsequent offense).

46 U.S.C. 80509(a)...................................... Safe Containers for International 6,852

Cargo.

46 U.S.C. 70305(c)...................................... Suspension of Passenger Service.... 68,529

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46 U.S.C. 2110(e)....................................... Vessel Inspection or Examination 10,360

Fees.

46 U.S.C. 2115.......................................... Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing. 8,433

46 U.S.C. 2302(a)....................................... Negligent Operations: Recreational 7,628

Vessels.

46 U.S.C. 2302(a)....................................... Negligent Operations: Other Vessels 38,139

46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1).................................... Operating a Vessel While Under the 8,433

Influence of Alcohol or a

Dangerous Drug.

46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4).................................... Vessel Reporting Requirements: 13,132

Owner, Charterer, Managing

Operator, or Agent.

46 U.S.C. 2306(b)(2).................................... Vessel Reporting Requirements: 2,627

Master.

46 U.S.C. 3102(c)(1).................................... Immersion Suits.................... 13,132

46 U.S.C. 3302(i)(5).................................... Inspection Permit.................. 2,739

46 U.S.C. 3318(a)....................................... Vessel Inspection; General......... 13,132

46 U.S.C. 3318(g)....................................... Vessel Inspection; Nautical School 13,132

Vessel.

46 U.S.C. 3318(h)....................................... Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give 2,627

Notice in accordance with (IAW)

3304(b).

46 U.S.C. 3318(i)....................................... Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give 2,627

Notice IAW 3309(c).

46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1).................................... Vessel Inspection; Vessel >=1,600 26,269

Gross Tons.

46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1).................................... Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1,600 5,254

Gross Tons (GT).

46 U.S.C. 3318(k)....................................... Vessel Inspection; Failure to 26,269

Comply with 3311(b).

46 U.S.C. 3318(l)....................................... Vessel Inspection; Violation of 13,132

3318(b)-3318(f).

46 U.S.C. 3502(e)....................................... List/count of Passengers........... 273

46 U.S.C. 3504(c)....................................... Notification to Passengers......... 27,384

46 U.S.C. 3504(c)....................................... Notification to Passengers; Sale of 1,368

Tickets.

46 U.S.C. 3506.......................................... Copies of Laws on Passenger 548

Vessels; Master.

46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1).................................... Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo........ 68,462

46 U.S.C. 4106.......................................... Uninspected Vessels................ 11,506

46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1).................................... Recreational Vessels (maximum for 362,217

related series of violations).

46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1).................................... Recreational Vessels; Violation of 7,244

4307(a).

46 U.S.C. 4311(c)....................................... Recreational Vessels............... 2,739

46 U.S.C. 4507.......................................... Uninspected Commercial Fishing 11,506

Industry Vessels.

46 U.S.C. 4703.......................................... Abandonment of Barges.............. 1,949

46 U.S.C. 5116(a)....................................... Load Lines......................... 12,537

46 U.S.C. 5116(b)....................................... Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a)... 25,076

46 U.S.C. 5116(c)....................................... Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b)... 12,537

46 U.S.C. 6103(a)....................................... Reporting Marine Casualties........ 43,678

46 U.S.C. 6103(b)....................................... Reporting Marine Casualties; 11,506

Violation of 6104.

46 U.S.C. 8101(e)....................................... Manning of Inspected Vessels; 2,072

Failure to Report Deficiency in

Vessel Complement.

46 U.S.C. 8101(f)....................................... Manning of Inspected Vessels....... 20,719

46 U.S.C. 8101(g)....................................... Manning of Inspected Vessels; 20,719

Employing or Serving in Capacity

not Licensed by U.S. Coast Guard

(USCG).

46 U.S.C. 8101(h)....................................... Manning of Inspected Vessels; 2,739

Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small

Passenger Vessel, or Sailing

School Vessel.

46 U.S.C. 8102(a)....................................... Watchmen on Passenger Vessels...... 2,739

46 U.S.C. 8103(f)....................................... Citizenship Requirements........... 1,368

46 U.S.C. 8104(i)....................................... Watches on Vessels; Violation of 20,719

8104(a) or (b).

46 U.S.C. 8104(j)....................................... Watches on Vessels; Violation of 20,719

8104(c), (d), (e), or (h).

46 U.S.C. 8302(e)....................................... Staff Department on Vessels........ 273

46 U.S.C. 8304(d)....................................... Officer's Competency Certificates.. 273

46 U.S.C. 8502(e)....................................... Coastwise Pilotage; Owner, 20,719

Charterer, Managing Operator,

Agent, Master or Individual in

Charge.

46 U.S.C. 8502(f)....................................... Coastwise Pilotage; Individual..... 20,719

46 U.S.C. 8503.......................................... Federal Pilots..................... 65,666

46 U.S.C. 8701(d)....................................... Merchant Mariners Documents........ 1,368

46 U.S.C. 8702(e)....................................... Crew Requirements.................. 20,719

46 U.S.C. 8906.......................................... Small Vessel Manning............... 43,678

46 U.S.C. 9308(a)....................................... Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner, 20,719

Charterer, Managing Operator,

Agent, Master or Individual in

Charge.

46 U.S.C. 9308(b)....................................... Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual.. 20,719

46 U.S.C. 9308(c)....................................... Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of 20,719

9303.

46 U.S.C. 10104(b)...................................... Failure to Report Sexual Offense... 11,011

46 U.S.C. 10314(a)(2)................................... Pay Advances to Seamen............. 1,368

46 U.S.C. 10314(b)...................................... Pay Advances to Seamen; 1,368

Remuneration for Employment.

46 U.S.C. 10315(c)...................................... Allotment to Seamen................ 1,368

46 U.S.C. 10321......................................... Seamen Protection; General......... 9,491

46 U.S.C. 10505(a)(2)................................... Coastwise Voyages: Advances........ 9,491

46 U.S.C. 10505(b)...................................... Coastwise Voyages: Advances; 9,491

Remuneration for Employment.

46 U.S.C. 10508(b)...................................... Coastwise Voyages: Seamen 9,491

Protection; General.

46 U.S.C. 10711......................................... Effects of Deceased Seamen......... 548

46 U.S.C. 10902(a)(2)................................... Complaints of Unfitness............ 1,368

46 U.S.C. 10903(d)...................................... Proceedings on Examination of 273

Vessel.

46 U.S.C. 10907(b)...................................... Permission to Make Complaint....... 1,368

46 U.S.C. 11101(f)...................................... Accommodations for Seamen.......... 1,368

46 U.S.C. 11102(b)...................................... Medicine Chests on Vessels......... 1,368

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46 U.S.C. 11104(b)...................................... Destitute Seamen................... 273

46 U.S.C. 11105(c)...................................... Wages on Discharge................. 1,368

46 U.S.C. 11303(a)...................................... Log Books; Master Failing to 548

Maintain.

46 U.S.C. 11303(b)...................................... Log Books; Master Failing to Make 548

Entry.

46 U.S.C. 11303(c)...................................... Log Books; Late Entry.............. 411

46 U.S.C. 11506......................................... Carrying of Sheath Knives.......... 137

46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(1)................................... Vessel Documentation............... 17,935

46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(2)................................... Documentation of Vessels--Related 29,893

to activities involving mobile

offshore drilling units.

46 U.S.C. 12151(c)...................................... Vessel Documentation; Fishery 137,060

Endorsement.

46 U.S.C. 12309(a)...................................... Numbering of Undocumented Vessels-- 13,693

Willful violation.

46 U.S.C. 12309(b)...................................... Numbering of Undocumented Vessels.. 2,739

46 U.S.C. 12507(b)...................................... Vessel Identification System....... 23,011

46 U.S.C. 14701......................................... Measurement of Vessels............. 50,154

46 U.S.C. 14702......................................... Measurement; False Statements...... 50,154

46 U.S.C. 31309......................................... Commercial Instruments and Maritime 23,011

Liens.

46 U.S.C. 31330(a)(2)................................... Commercial Instruments and Maritime 23,011

Liens; Mortgagor.

46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2)................................... Commercial Instruments and Maritime 57,527

Liens; Violation of 31329.

46 U.S.C. 70036(a)...................................... Ports and Waterways Safety 103,050

Regulations.

46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(B)................................ Vessel Navigation: Regattas or 10,360

Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person

in Charge.

46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(C)................................ Vessel Navigation: Regattas or 10,360

Marine Parades; Owner Onboard

Vessel.

46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(D)................................ Vessel Navigation: Regattas or 5,179

Marine Parades; Other Persons.

46 U.S.C. 70119(a)...................................... Port Security...................... 38,139

46 U.S.C. 70119(b)...................................... Port Security--Continuing 68,529

Violations.

46 U.S.C. 70506......................................... Maritime Drug Law Enforcement; 6,323

Penalties.

49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1).................................... Hazardous Materials: Related to 89,678

Vessels--Maximum Penalty.

49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2).................................... Hazardous Materials: Related to 209,249

Vessels--Penalty from Fatalities,

Serious Injuries/Illness or

Substantial Damage to Property.

49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3).................................... Hazardous Materials: Related to 540

Vessels--Training.

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\1\ Enacted under the Tariff Act of 1930 exempt from inflation adjustments.

Title 49--Transportation

PART 1503--INVESTIGATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES

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  1. The authority citation for part 1503 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 6 U.S.C. 1142; 18 U.S.C. 6002; 28 U.S.C. 2461

(note); 49 U.S.C. 114, 20109, 31105, 40113-40114, 40119, 44901-

44907, 46101-46107, 46109-46110, 46301, 46305, 46311, 46313-46314;

Pub. L. 104-134, as amended by Pub. L. 114-74.

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  1. In Sec. 1503.401, revise paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) and (c)(1),

(2), and (3) to read as follows:

Sec. 1503.401 Maximum penalty amounts.

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(b) * * *

(1) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015,

$10,000 per violation, up to a total of $50,000 per civil penalty

action, in the case of an individual or small business concern (``small

business concern'' as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act

(15 U.S.C. 632)). For violations that occurred after November 2, 2015,

$12,794 per violation, up to a total of $63,973 per civil penalty

action, in the case of an individual or small business concern; and

(2) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015,

$10,000 per violation, up to a total of $400,000 per civil penalty

action, in the case of any other person. For violations that occurred

after November 2, 2015, $12,794 per violation, up to a total of

$511,780 per civil penalty action, in the case of any other person.

(c) * * *

(1) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015,

$10,000 per violation, up to a total of $50,000 per civil penalty

action, in the case of an individual or small business concern (``small

business concern'' as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act

(15 U.S.C. 632)). For violations that occurred after November 2, 2015,

$14,950 per violation, up to a total of $74,754 per civil penalty

action, in the case of an individual (except an airman serving as an

airman), or a small business concern.

(2) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015,

$10,000 per violation, up to a total of $400,000 per civil penalty

action, in the case of any other person (except an airman serving as an

airman) not operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers

or property for compensation. For violations that occurred after

November 2, 2015, $14,950 per violation, up to a total of $598,026 per

civil penalty action, in the case of any other person (except an airman

serving as an airman) not operating an aircraft for the transportation

of passengers or property for compensation.

(3) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015,

$25,000 per violation, up to a total of $400,000 per civil penalty

action, in the case of a person operating an aircraft for the

transportation of passengers or property for compensation (except an

individual serving as an airman). For violations that occurred after

November 2, 2015, $37,377 per violation, up to a total of $598,026 per

civil penalty action, in the case of a person (except an individual

serving as an airman) operating an aircraft for the transportation of

passengers or property for compensation.

Jonathan E. Meyer,

General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

[FR Doc. 2022-00105 Filed 1-10-22; 8:45 am]

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