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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

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

DATES:

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Background

II. Adjustment for 2018

III. Paperwork Reduction Act

IV. Administrative Procedure Act

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

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

VII. Other Regulatory Considerations

A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism

C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments

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

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

F. Environmental Impact Assessment

G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply

H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property Rights

I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis

I. Background

On November 2, 2015, Congress enacted the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Public Law 114-74, sec. 701 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which further amended the Federal Civil Start Printed Page 8Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as previously amended by the 1996 Debt Collection Improvement Act (collectively, the “Prior Inflation Adjustment Act”), to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The Inflation Adjustment Act required agencies to: (1) Adjust the level of civil monetary penalties with an initial “catch-up” adjustment through an interim final rule (IFR); and (2) make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation, no later than January 15 of each year.

On July 1, 2016, the Department published an IFR that established the initial catch-up adjustment for most civil penalties that the Department administers and requested comments. See 81 FR 43430 (DOL IFR). On January 18, 2017, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2017 Annual Adjustment for those civil monetary penalties adjusted in the DOL IFR. See 82 FR 5373 (DOL 2017 Annual Adjustment). On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) (collectively, “the Departments”) jointly published an IFR that established the initial catch-up adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced in connection with the employment of temporary nonimmigrant workers under the H-2B program. See 81 FR 42983 (Joint IFR). On March 17, 2017, the Departments jointly published the final rule establishing the 2017 Annual Adjustment for the H-2B civil monetary penalties. See 82 FR 14147 (Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment). The Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment also explained that DOL would make future adjustments to the H-2B civil monetary penalties consistent with DOL's delegated authority under 8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14), Immigration and Nationality Act section 214(c)(14), and the Inflation Adjustment Act. See 82 FR 14147-48.

This rule implements the 2018 annual inflation adjustments, as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, including H-2B civil monetary penalties. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of the increase. Pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act, this final rule is published notwithstanding Section 553 of the APA.

II. Adjustment for 2018

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

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

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

Civil Monetary Penalties for the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker Program

Violations occurringPenalty assessedWhich penalty level applies
On or before November 2, 2015On or before August 1, 2016Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
On or before November 2, 2015After August 1, 2016Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
After November 2, 2015After August 1, 2016, but on or before March 17, 2017August 1, 2016 levels.
After November 2, 2015After March 17, 2017 but on or before January 2, 2018March 17, 2017 levels.
After November 2, 2015After January 2, 2018January 2, 2018 levels.

Civil Monetary Penalties for Other DOL Programs

Violations occurringPenalty assessedWhich penalty level applies
On or before November 2, 2015On or before August 1, 2016Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
On or before November 2, 2015After August 1, 2016Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
After November 2, 2015After August 1, 2016, but on or before January 13, 2017August 1, 2016 levels.
After November 2, 2015After January 13, 2017 but on or before January 2, 2018January 13, 2017 levels.
After November 2, 2015After January 2, 2018January 2, 2018 levels.
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III. Paperwork Reduction Act

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

IV. Administrative Procedure Act

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

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

Executive Order 12866 requires that regulatory agencies assess both the costs and benefits of significant regulatory actions. Under the Executive Order, a “significant regulatory action” is one meeting any of a number of specified conditions, including the following: Having an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; creating a serious inconsistency or interfering with an action of another agency; materially altering the budgetary impact of entitlements or the rights of entitlement recipients, or raising novel legal or policy issues.

The Department has determined that this final rule is not a “significant” regulatory action and a cost-benefit and economic analysis is not required. This regulation merely adjusts civil monetary penalties in accordance with inflation as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, and has no impact on disclosure or compliance costs. The benefit provided by the inflationary adjustment to the maximum civil monetary penalties is that of maintaining the incentive for the regulated community to comply with the laws enforced by the Department, and not allowing the incentive to be diminished by inflation. This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866.

Executive Order 13563 directs agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility to minimize burden.

This final rule is exempt from the requirements of the APA because the Inflation Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the annual adjustments without regard to Section 553 of the APA. In that context, Congress has already determined that any possible increase in costs is justified by the overall benefits of such adjustments. This final rule makes only the statutory changes outlined herein; thus there are no alternatives or further analysis required by Executive Order 13563.

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

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

VII. Other Regulatory Considerations

A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

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

B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism

Section 18 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 667) requires OSHA-approved State Plans to have standards and an enforcement program that are at least as effective as federal OSHA's standards and enforcement program. OSHA-approved State Plans must have maximum and minimum penalty levels that are at least as effective as federal OSHA's per section 18(c)(2) of the OSH Act; 29 CFR 1902.4(c)(2)(xi); 1902.37(b)(12). State Plans are required to increase their penalties in alignment with OSHA's penalty increases to maintain at least as effective penalty levels.

State Plans are not required to impose monetary penalties on state and local government employers. See § 1956.11(c)(2)(x). Five (5) states and one territory have State Plans that cover only state and local government employees: Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Maine, and the Virgin Islands. Therefore, the requirements to increase the penalty levels do not apply to these State Plans. Twenty-one (21) states and one U.S. territory have State Plans that cover both private sector employees and state and local government employees: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. These states must increase their penalties for private-sector employers.

Other than as listed above, this final rule does not have federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct effects on the states, on the relationship between the national government and the states, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Accordingly, Executive Order 13132, Federalism, requires no further agency action or analysis.

C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments

This final rule does not have “tribal implications” because it does not have substantial direct effects on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal government and Indian tribes. Accordingly, Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Start Printed Page 10Indian Tribal Governments, requires no further agency action or analysis.

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

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

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

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

F. Environmental Impact Assessment

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

G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply

This final rule has been reviewed for its impact on the supply, distribution, and use of energy because it applies, in part, to the coal mining and uranium industries. MSHA has concluded that the adjustment of civil monetary penalties to keep pace with inflation and thus maintain the incentive for operators to maintain safe and healthful workplaces is not a significant energy action because it is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy.

This final rule has not been identified to have other impacts on energy supply. Accordingly, Executive Order 13211 requires no further Agency action or analysis.

H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property Rights

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

I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis

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

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List of Subjects

20 CFR Part 655

  • Immigration
  • Penalties
  • Labor

20 CFR Part 702

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

20 CFR Part 725

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

20 CFR Part 726

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Black lung benefits
  • Coal miners
  • Mines
  • Penalties

29 CFR Part 5

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

29 CFR Part 500

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

29 CFR Part 501

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

29 CFR Part 503

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

29 CFR Part 530

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Clothing
  • Homeworkers
  • Indians—arts and crafts
  • Penalties
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Surety bonds
  • Watches and jewelry

29 CFR Part 570

  • Child labor
  • Law enforcement
  • Penalties

29 CFR Part 578

  • Penalties
  • Wages

29 CFR Part 579

  • Child labor
  • Penalties

29 CFR Part 801

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

29 CFR Part 825

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

29 CFR Parts 1902 and 1903

  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Law enforcement
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Penalties

29 CFR Part 2560

  • Employee benefit plans
  • Law enforcement
  • Penalties
  • Pensions
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

29 CFR Part 2575

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Health care
  • Penalties
  • Pensions

29 CFR Part 2590

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

30 CFR Part 100

  • Mine safety and health
  • Penalties

41 CFR Part 50-201

  • Child labor
  • Government procurement
  • Minimum wages
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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For the reasons set out in the preamble, 20 CFR chapters V and VI, 29 CFR subtitle A and chapters V, XVII, and XXV, 30 CFR chapter I, and 41 CFR subtitle B are amended as follows:

Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration

Title 20—Employees' Benefits

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

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

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

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Subpart A issued under 8 CFR 214.2(h).

Subpart B issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), and 1188; and 8 CFR 214.2(h).

Subparts F and G issued under 8 U.S.C. 1288(c) and (d); sec. 323(c), Pub. L. 103-206, 107 Stat. 2428; and 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, Pub. L. 114-74 at section 701.

Subparts H and I issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) and (b)(1), 1182(n) and (t), and 1184(g) and (j); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. L. 102-232, 105 Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 412(e), Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681; 8 CFR 214.2(h); and 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, Pub. L. 114-74 at section 701.

Subparts L and M issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c) and 1182(m); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106-95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); Pub. L. 109-423, 120 Stat. 2900; and 8 CFR 214.2(h).

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

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§ 655.620(a)$9,054$9,239
§ 655.801(b)7,3707,520
§ 655.810(b)(1) introductory text1,8111,848
§ 655.810(b)(2) introductory text7,3707,520
§ 655.810(b)(3) introductory text51,58852,641

Department of Labor

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

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PART 702—ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE

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

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

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

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§ 702.204$22,957$23,426.
§ 702.204January 13, 2017January 2, 2018.
§ 702.236$279$285.
§ 702.236January 13, 2017January 2, 2018.
§ 702.271(a)(2)January 13, 2017January 2, 2018.
§ 702.271(a)(2)$2,296$2,343.
§ 702.271(a)(2)$11,478$11,712.
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PART 725—CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS UNDER PART C OF TITLE IV OF THE FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT, AS AMENDED

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

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

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6. In § 725.621, amend paragraph (d) by removing “January 13, 2017” and adding in its place “January 2, 2018” and by removing “$1,397” and adding in its place “$1,426”.

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

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

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

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

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

Department of Labor

Wage and Hour Division

Title 29—Labor

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

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

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

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10. In § 5.5, amend paragraph (b)(2) by removing “$25” and adding in its place “$26”.

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11. In § 5.8, amend paragraph (a) by removing “$25” and adding in its place “$26”.

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PART 500—MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION

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

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

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13. In § 500.1, amend paragraph (e) by removing “$2,394” and adding in its place “$2,443”.

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

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

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

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

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§ 501.19(c) introductory text$1,658$1,692
§ 501.19(c)(1)5,5815,695
§ 501.19(c)(2)55,26356,391
§ 501.19(c)(4)110,524112,780
§ 501.19(d)5,5815,695
§ 501.19(e)16,57916,917
§ 501.19(f)16,57916,917
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PART 503—ENFORCEMENT OF OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY NONIMMIGRANT NON-AGRICULTURAL WORKERS DESCRIBED IN THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT

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

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

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§ 503.23(b)$12,135$12,383
§ 503.23(c)12,13512,383
§ 503.23(d)12,13512,383
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PART 530—EMPLOYMENT OF HOMEWORKERS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES

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

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

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

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

Nature of violationPenalty per affected homeworker
MinorSubstantialRepeated, intentional or knowing
Recordkeeping$20-205$205-410$410-1,026
Monetary violations20-205205-410
Employment of homeworkers without a certificate205-410410-1,026
Other violations of statutes, regulations or employer assurances20-205205-410410-1,026
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PART 570—CHILD LABOR REGULATIONS, ORDERS AND STATEMENTS OF INTERPRETATION

Subpart G [Amended]

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

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

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21. In § 570.140, amend paragraph (b)(1) by removing “$12,278” and adding in its place “$12,529” and paragraph (b)(2) by removing “$55,808” and adding in its place “$56,947”.

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

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

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

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23. In § 578.3, amend paragraph (a) by removing “$1,925” and adding in its place “$1,964”.

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PART 579—CHILD LABOR VIOLATIONS—CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES

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

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

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

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§ 579.1(a)(1)(i)(A)$12,278$12,529
§ 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B)55,80856,947
§ 579.1(a)(2)1,9251,964
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PART 801—APPLICATION OF THE EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT OF 1988

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

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

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27. In § 801.42 amend paragraph (a) introductory text by removing “$20,111” and adding in its place “$20,521”.

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PART 825—THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993

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

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

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29. In § 825.300 amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing “$166” and adding in its place “$169”.

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Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Title 29—Labor

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PART 1903—INSPECTIONS, CITATIONS, AND PROPOSED PENALTIES

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

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

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

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§ 1903.15(d) introductory textJanuary 13, 2017January 2, 2018.
§ 1903.15(d)(1)$9,054$9,239.
§ 1903.15(d)(1)126,749129,336.
§ 1903.15(d)(2)126,749129,336.
§ 1903.15(d)(3)12,67512,934.
§ 1903.15(d)(4)12,67512,934.
§ 1903.15(d)(5)12,67512,934.
§ 1903.15(d)(6)12,67512,934.

Department of Labor

Mine Safety and Health Administration

Title 30—Mineral Resources

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

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

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

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

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Determination of penalty amount; regular assessment.
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Table XIV—Penalty Conversion Table

PointsPenalty ($)
60 or fewer$132
61143
62154
63168
64182
65197
66213
67232
68250
69271
70294
71318
72346
73374
74404
75439
76477
77514
78558
79605
80655
81709
82768
83833
84902
85978
861,059
871,146
881,243
891,346
901,458
911,579
921,710
931,852
942,007
952,174
962,355
972,551
982,764
992,994
1003,244
1013,513
1023,806
1034,123
1044,466
1054,839
1065,242
1075,679
1086,152
1096,664
1107,219
1117,819
1128,472
1139,178
1149,942
11510,769
11611,666
11712,638
11813,691
11914,832
12016,066
12117,405
12218,854
12320,425
12422,127
12523,967
12625,964
12728,128
12830,470
12933,008
13035,757
13138,735
13241,961
13345,455
13449,081
13552,706
13656,333
13759,957
13863,583
13967,208
140 or more70,834
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§ 100.4(a)$2,314$2,361
§ 100.4(b)4,6274,721
§ 100.4(c) introductory text5,7855,903
§ 100.4(c) introductory text69,41770,834
§ 100.5(c)7,5207,673
§ 100.5(d)318324
§ 100.5(e)254,530259,725

Title 41—PUBLIC CONTRACTS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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PART 50-201—GENERAL REGULATIONS

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

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

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36. In § 50-201.3, amend paragraph (e) by removing “$25” and adding in its place “$26”.

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

AgencyLawName/descriptionCFR Citation20172018
Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar)Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar)Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar)Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar)
MSHAFederal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977Regular Assessment30 CFR 100.3(a)$69,417$70,834.
MSHAFederal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977Penalty Conversion Table30 CFR 100.3(g)$12969,417$13270,834.
MSHAFederal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977Minimum Penalty for any order issued under 104(d)(1) of the Mine Act30 CFR 100.4(a)2,3142,361
MSHAFederal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977Minimum penalty for any order issued under 104(d)(2) of the Mine Act30 CFR 100.4(b)4,6274,721
MSHAFederal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977Penalty for failure to provide timely notification under 103(j) of the Mine Act39 CFR 100.4(c)5,78569,4175,90370,834.
MSHAFederal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977Any operator who fails to correct a violation for which a citation or order was issued under 104(a) of the Mine Act-30 CFR 100.5(c)7,5207,673.
MSHAFederal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977Violation of mandatory safety standards related to smoking standards30 CFR 100.5(d)318324.
MSHAFederal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977Flagrant violations under 110(b)(2) of the Mine Act30 CFR 100.5(e)254,530259,725.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 209(b): Failure to furnish reports (e.g., pension benefit statements) to certain former participants and beneficiaries or maintain records29 CFR 2575.2(a)2829.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(2)—Per day for failure/refusal to properly file plan annual report29 CFR 2575.2(b)2,0972,140.
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EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(4)—Per day for failure to disclose certain documents upon request under ERISA 101(k) and (l); failure to furnish notices under 101(j) and 514(e)(3)—each statutory recipient a separate violation29 CFR 2575.2(c)1,6591,693.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(5)—Per day for each failure to file annual report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs)29 CFR 2575.2(d)1,5271,558.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(6)—Per day for each failure to provide Secretary of Labor requested documentation not to exceed a per-request maximum29 CFR 2575.2(e)$149 per day, not to exceed $1,496 per request$152 per day, not to exceed $1,527 per request.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(7)—Per day for each failure to provide notices of blackout periods and of right to divest employer securities—each statutory recipient a separate violation29 CFR 2575.2(f)133136.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(8)—Per each failure by an endangered status multiemployer plan to adopt a funding improvement plan or meet benchmarks; failure of a critical status multiemployer plan to adopt a rehabilitation plan29 CFR 2575.2(g)1,3171,344.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(9)(A)—Per day for each failure by an employer to inform employees of CHIP coverage opportunities under Section 701(f)(3)(B)(i)(l)—each employee a separate violation29 CFR 2575.2(h)112114.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(9)(B)—Per day for each failure by a plan to timely provide to any State information required to be disclosed under Section 701(f)(3)(B)(ii), as added by CHIP regarding coverage coordination—each participant/beneficiary a separate violation29 CFR 2575.2(i)112114.
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EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(10)—Failure by any plan sponsor of group health plan, or any health insurance issuer offering health insurance coverage in connection with the plan, to meet the requirements of Sections 702(a)(1)(F), (b)(3), (c) or (d); or Section 701; or Section 702(b)(1) with respect to genetic information—daily per participant and beneficiary non-compliance period29 CFR 2575.2(j)(1)112114.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(10)—uncorrected de minimis violation29 CFR 2575.2(j)(2)2,7902,847
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(10)—uncorrected violations that are not de minimis29 CFR 2575.2(j)(3)16,74217,084
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(10)—unintentional failure maximum cap29 CFR 2575.2(j)(4)558,078569,468.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(c)(12)—Per day for each failure of a CSEC plan in restoration status to adopt a restoration plan29 CFR 2575.2(k)102104.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActSection 502(m)—Failure of fiduciary to make a proper distribution from a defined benefit plan under section 206(e) of ERISA29 CFR 2575.2(l)16,16916,499.
EBSAEmployee Retirement Income Security ActFailure to provide Summary of Benefits Coverage under PHS Act section 2715(f), as incorporated in ERISA section 715 and 29 CFR 2590.715-2715(e)29 CFR 2575.2(m)1,1051,128.
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health ActSerious Violation29 CFR 1903.15(d)(3)12,67512,934.
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health ActOther-Than-Serious29 CFR 1903.15(d)(4)12,67512,934.
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health ActWillful29 CFR 1903.15(d)(1)9,054126,7499,239129,336.
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health ActRepeated29 CFR 1903.15(d)(2)126,749129,336.
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health ActPosting Requirement29 CFR 1903.15(d)(6)12,67512,934.
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health ActFailure to Abate29 CFR 1903.15(d)(5)12,67512,934.
WHDFamily and Medical Leave ActFMLA29 CFR 825.300(a)(1)166169.
WHDFair Labor Standards ActFLSA29 CFR 578.3(a)1,9251,964.
WHDFair Labor Standards ActChild Labor29 CFR 579.1(a)(2)1,9251,964.
WHDFair Labor Standards ActChild Labor29 CFR 570.140(b)(1)12,27812,529.
WHDFair Labor Standards ActChild Labor29 CFR 579.1(a)(1)(i)(A)12,27812,529.
WHDFair Labor Standards ActChild Labor that causes serious injury or death29 CFR 570.140(b)(2)55,80856,947.
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WHDFair Labor Standards ActChild Labor that causes serious injury or death29 CFR 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B)55,80856,947.
WHDFair Labor Standards ActChild Labor willful or repeated that causes serious injury or death29 CFR 570.140(b)(2); 29 CFR 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B)111,616113,894.
WHDMigrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection ActMSPA29 CFR 500.1(e)2,3942,443.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH1B20 CFR 655.810(b)(1)1,8111,848.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH1B retaliation20 CFR 655.801(b)7,3707,520.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH1B willful or discrimination20 CFR 655.810(b)(2)7,3707,520.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH1B willful that resulted in displacement of a US worker20 CFR 655.810(b)(3)51,58852,641.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActD-120 CFR 655.620(a)9,0549,239.
WHDContract Work Hours and Safety Standards ActCWHSSA29 CFR 5.5(b)(2)2526.
WHDContract Work Hours and Safety Standards ActCWHSSA29 CFR 5.8(a)2526.
WHDWalsh-Healey Public Contracts ActWalsh-Healey41 CFR 50-201.3(e)2526.
WHDEmployee Polygraph Protection ActEPPA29 CFR 801.42(a)20,11120,521.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH2A29 CFR 501.19(c)1,6581,692.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH2A willful or discrimination29 CFR 501.19(c)(1)5,5815,695.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH2A Safety or health resulting in serious injury or death29 CFR 501.19(c)(2)55,26356,391.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH2A willful or repeated safety or health resulting in serious injury or death29 CFR 501.19(c)(4)110,524112,780.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH2A failing to cooperate in an investigation29 CFR 501.19(d)5,5815,695.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH2A displacing a US worker29 CFR 501.19(e)16,57916,917.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH2A improperly rejecting a US worker29 CFR 501.19(f)16,57916,917.
WHDImmigration & Nationality ActH-2B29 CFR 503.23(b)-(d)12,13512,383.
WHDFair Labor Standards ActHome Worker29 CFR 530.302(a)1,0051,026.
WHDFair Labor Standards ActHome Worker29 CFR 530.302(b)201,005201,026.
OWCPLongshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation ActFailure to file first report of injury or filing a false statement or misrepresentation in first report20 CFR 702.20422,95723,426.
OWCPLongshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation ActFailure to report termination of payments20 CFR 702.236279285.
OWCPLongshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation ActDiscrimination against employees who claim compensation or testify in a LHWCA proceeding20 CFR 702.271(a)(2)2,29611,4782,34311,712.
OWCPBlack Lung Benefits ActFailure to report termination of payments20 CFR 725.621(d)1,3971,426.
OWCPBlack Lung Benefits ActFailure to file required reports20 CFR 725.621(d)1,3971,426
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OWCPBlack Lung Benefits ActFailure to secure payment of benefits for mines with fewer than 25 employees20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i)136139
OWCPBlack Lung Benefits ActFailure to secure payment of benefits for mines with 25-50 employees20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i)272278
OWCPBlack Lung Benefits ActFailure to secure payment of benefits for mines with 51-100 employees20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i)409417
OWCPBlack Lung Benefits ActFailure to secure payment of benefits for mines with more than 100 employees20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i)544555
OWCPBlack Lung Benefits ActFailure to secure payment of benefits after 10th day of notice20 CFR 726.302(c)(4)136139
OWCPBlack Lung Benefits ActFailure to secure payment of benefits for repeat offenders20 CFR 726.302(c)(5)409417
OWCPBlack Lung Benefits ActFailure to secure payment of benefits20 CFR 726.302(c)(5)2,7952,852.
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Signed at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of December, 2017.

R. Alexander Acosta,

Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.

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Footnotes

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

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

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

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