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Civil Monetary Penalties-Adjustments for Inflation; Correction

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Correcting amendments.

SUMMARY:

This document contains corrections to the final regulations published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2003. The regulations related to inflation adjustments in fines and other civil monetary penalties that are mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended.

DATES:

Effective on January 3, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Robert Spears, Office of Standards Evaluation and Development, Coast Guard, telephone 202-267-1099.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register of December 23, 2003 (68 FR 74189). The final rule was authorized by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended (“the statute”; see 28 U.S.C. 2641 note), and promulgated under a “good cause” exception to the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), because the Coast Guard found good cause to dispense with the usual notice and comment requirements due to the lack of discretion rulemakers can exercise under the statute. One of the amendments made by the final rule revised 33 CFR 27.3 and its accompanying Table 1, “Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments.”

Need for Correction

As published, the final rule inadvertently contained some potentially misleading language and omitted certain fines or penalties that, pursuant to the statute, required inclusion.

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List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 27

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Accordingly,

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PART 27—CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES ADMINISTERED BY THE COAST GUARD

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

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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).

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2. Remove § 27.1.

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3. Revise § 27.3 to read as follows:

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Penalty Table.

Table 1 lists sections of the United States Code that authorize civil monetary penalties for laws administered by the Coast Guard. These penalties are assessable in either civil judicial or administrative proceedings. Table 1 is periodically amended to Start Printed Page 18reflect relevant changes in the United States Code and to show adjustments in penalty amounts that are mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended, but Table 1 will not reflect statutory changes that may take effect subsequent to the most recent amendment of Table 1. In any case of conflict between Table 1 and the current provisions of the United States Code or another Federal statute, the current Code or statutory provision is controlling.

Table 1.—Civil Monetary Penalties

U.S. Code citationCivil monetary penalty descriptionStatutory penalty ($)Inflation adjustments per 1990 Act as amended ($)
14 U.S.C. 88(c)Saving Life and Property5,0006,500
14 U.S.C. 645(i)Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (first offense)3,0003,300
14 U.S.C. 645(i)Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (subsequent offenses)20,00027,000
16 U.S.C. 4711(g)(1)Aquatic Nuisance Species in Waters of the United States25,00027,500
19 U.S.C. 70Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels2,0002,200
19 U.S.C. 70Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels—Minimum Penalty500550
19 U.S.C. 1581(d)Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge5,000(**)
19 U.S.C. 1581(d)Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge—Minimum Penalty1,000(**)
33 U.S.C. 471Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations General100110
33 U.S.C. 474Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations St. Mary's river200220
33 U.S.C. 495(b)Bridges/Failure to Comply with Regulations* 5,000(***)
33 U.S.C. 499(c)Bridges/Drawbridges* 5,000(***)
33 U.S.C. 502(c)Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge Obstructing Navigation* 5,000(***)
33 U.S.C. 533(b)Bridges/Maintenance and Operation* 5,000(***)
33 U.S.C. 1208(a)Bridge to Bridge Communication; Master, Person in Charge or Pilot500650
33 U.S.C. 1208(b)Bridge to Bridge Communication; Vessel500650
33 U.S.C. 1232(a)PWSA Regulations25,00032,500
33 U.S.C. 1236(b)Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person in Charge5,0006,500
33 U.S.C. 1236(c)Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Owner Onboard Vessel5,0006,500
33 U.S.C. 1236(d)Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Other Persons2,5002,750
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I per violation)10,00011,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I total under paragraph)25,00032,500
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II per day of violation)10,00011,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II total under paragraph)125,000157,500
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per day of violation) Judicial Assessment25,00032,500
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment1,0001,100
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Carry Out Removal/Comply With Order (Judicial Assessment)25,00032,500
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Comply with Regulation Issued Under 1321(j) (Judicial Assessment)25,00032,500
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment3,0003,300
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence-Minimum Penalty (Judicial Assessment)100,000110,000
33 U.S.C. 1322(j)Marine Sanitation Devices; Operating2,0002,200
33 U.S.C. 1322(j)Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or Manufacture5,0006,500
33 U.S.C. 1517(a)Deepwater Ports; Oil Discharge10,00011,000
33 U.S.C. 1608(a)International Navigation Rules; Operator5,0006,500
33 U.S.C. 1608(b)International Navigation Rules; Vessel5,0006,500
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1)Pollution from Ships; General25,00032,500
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(2)Pollution from Ships; False Statement5,0006,500
33 U.S.C. 2072(a)Inland Navigation Rules; Operator5,0006,500
33 U.S.C. 2072(b)Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel5,0006,500
33 U.S.C. 2609(a)Shore Protection; General25,00032,500
33 U.S.C. 2609(b)Shore Protection; Operating Without Permit10,00011,000
33 U.S.C. 2716a(a)Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation25,00032,500
42 U.S.C. 9609(a)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class I)25,00027,500
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42 U.S.C. 9609(b)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II)25,00027,500
42 U.S.C. 9609(b)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II subsequent offense)75,00082,500
42 U.S.C. 9609(c)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment)25,00027,500
42 U.S.C. 9609(d)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment subsequent offense)75,00082,500
46 U.S.C. App 1505(a)(2)Safe Containers for International Cargo5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. App 1805(c)(2)Suspension of Passenger Service50,00060,000
46 U.S.C. 2110(e)Vessel Inspection or Examination Fees5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 2115Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing5,0005,500
46 U.S.C. 2302(a)Negligent Operations: Recreational Vessels5,000(***)
46 U.S.C. 2302(a)Negligent Operations: Other Vessels25,000(***)
46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1)Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Dangerous Drug5,0005,500
46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4)Vessel Reporting Requirements: Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, or Agent5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 2306(b)(2)Vessel Reporting Requirements: Master1,0001,100
46 U.S.C. 3102(c)(1)Immersion Suits5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 3302(i)(5)Inspection Permit1,0001,100
46 U.S.C. 3318(a)Vessel Inspection; General5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 3318(g)Vessel Inspection; Nautical School Vessel5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 3318(h)Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3304(b)1,0001,100
46 U.S.C. 3318(i)Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3309(c)1,0001,100
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1)Vessel Inspection; Vessel ≥ 1600 Gross Tons10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1)Vessel Inspection; Vessel < 1600 Gross Tons2,0002,200
46 U.S.C. 3318(k)Vessel Inspection; Failure to Comply with 3311(b)10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 3318(l)Vessel Inspection; Violation of 3318(b)-3318(f)5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 3502(e)List/count of Passengers100110
46 U.S.C. 3504(c)Notification to Passengers10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 3504(c)Notification to Passengers; Sale of Tickets500650
46 U.S.C. 3506Copies of Laws on Passenger Vessels; Master200220
46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1)Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo25,00032,500
46 U.S.C. 4106Uninspected Vessels5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1)Recreational Vessels (maximum for related series of violations)250,000(***)
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1)Recreational Vessels; Violation of 4307(a)5,000(***)
46 U.S.C. 4311(c)Recreational vessels1,0001,100
46 U.S.C. 4507(a)Uninspected Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 4703Abandonment of Barges1,0001,100
46 U.S.C. 5116(a)Load Lines5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 5116(b)Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a)10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 5116(c)Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b)5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 6103(a)Reporting Marine Casualties25,00027,500
46 U.S.C. 6103(b)Reporting Marine Casualties; Violation of 61045,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 8101(e)Manning of Inspected Vessels; Failure to Report Deficiency in Vessel Complement1,0001,100
46 U.S.C. 8101(f)Manning of Inspected Vessels10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 8101(g)Manning of Inspected Vessels; Employing or Serving in Capacity not Licensed by USCG10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 8101(h)Manning of Inspected Vessels; Freight Vessel < 100 GT, Small Passenger Vessel, or Sailing School Vessel1,0001,100
46 U.S.C. 8102(a)Watchmen on Passenger Vessels1,0001,100
46 U.S.C. 8103(f)Citizenship Requirements500650
46 U.S.C. 8104(i)Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(a) or (b)10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 8104(j)Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h)10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 8302(e)Staff Department on Vessels100110
46 U.S.C. 8304(d)Officer's Competency Certificates100110
46 U.S.C. 8502(e)Coastwise Pilotage; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 8502(f)Coastwise Pilotage; Individual10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 8503Federal Pilots25,00032,500
46 U.S.C. 8701(d)Merchant Mariners Documents500650
46 U.S.C. 8702(e)Crew Requirements10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 8906Small Vessel Manning25,00027,500
46 U.S.C. 9308(a)Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge10,00011,000
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46 U.S.C. 9308(b)Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 9308(c)Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of 930310,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 10104(b)Failure to Report Sexual Offense5,0006,500
46 U.S.C. 10314(a)(2)Pay Advances to Seamen500650
46 U.S.C. 10314(b)Pay Advances to Seamen; Remuneration for Employment500650
46 U.S.C. 10315(c)Allotment to Seamen500650
46 U.S.C. 10321Seamen Protection; General5,0005,500
46 U.S.C. 10505(a)(2)Coastwise Voyages: Advances5,0005,500
46 U.S.C. 10505(b)Coastwise Voyages: Advances; Remuneration for Employment5,0005,500
46 U.S.C. 10508(b)Coastwise Voyages: Seamen Protection; General5,0005,500
46 U.S.C. 10711Effects of Deceased Seamen200220
46 U.S.C. 10902(a)(2)Complaints of Unfitness500650
46 U.S.C. 10903(d)Proceedings on Examination of Vessel100110
46 U.S.C. 10907(b)Permission to Make Complaint500650
46 U.S.C. 11101(f)Accommodations for Seamen500650
46 U.S.C. 11102(b)Medicine Chests on Vessels500650
46 U.S.C. 11104(b)Destitute Seamen100110
46 U.S.C. 11105(c)Wages on Discharge500650
46 U.S.C. 11303(a)Log Books; Master Failing to Maintain200220
46 U.S.C. 11303(b)Log Books; Master Failing to Make Entry200220
46 U.S.C. 11303(c)Log Books; Late Entry150165
46 U.S.C. 11506Carrying of Sheath Knives5065
46 U.S.C. 12122(a)Vessel Documentation10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 12122(c)Vessel Documentation; Fishery Endorsement100,000110,000
46 U.S.C. 12309(b)Numbering of Undocumented Vessels1,0001,100
46 U.S.C. 12507(b)Vessel Identification System10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 14701Measurement of Vessels20,00027,000
46 U.S.C. 14702Measurement; False Statements20,00027,000
46 U.S.C. 31309Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 31330(a)(2)Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Mortgagor10,00011,000
46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2)Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Violation of 3132925,00027,500
46 U.S.C. 70119Port Security25,000(***)
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1)Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels25,00032,500
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1)Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Minimum Penalty250275
* These penalties will increase in accordance with the statute to: $10,000 in 2005, $15,000 in 2006, $20,000 in 2007, and $25,000 in 2008 and thereafter.
** Enacted under the Tariff Act of 1930, exempt from inflation adjustments.
*** These penalties did not qualify for an adjustment under the rounding rules of the Act.
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Dated: December 23, 2004.

T.H. Gilmour,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection.

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[FR Doc. 04-28676 Filed 12-30-04; 8:45 am]

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