Penalty Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties, 1654-1655 [2018-00487]

Download as PDF 1654 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Notices Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) ........................ ........................ Number of respondents Totals ........................................................................................................ 4. Modified Benefit Formula Questionnaire—Foreign Pension—0960– 0561. SSA uses Form SSA–308 to determine exactly how much (if any) of a foreign pension we can use to reduce the amount of Title II Social Security retirement or disability benefits under the modified benefit formula. In addition, SSA agreed to pay the full amount of all reductions or refund the 275,000 full amount of all sums that SSA made to, or collected from, the Class member’s of Social Security OASDI benefits payments (OASDI Benefits), due to the application of the Windfall Elimination Provision to those OASDI Benefits based on the receipt of Old Age Benefits from the National Institute of Israel, per the Greenberg, et al. v. Colvin case settlement. The respondents are Modality of completion Number of respondents Estimated total annual burden (hours) 24,292 applicants for Title II Social Security retirement or disability benefits who have foreign pensions. Correction Notice: SSA is updating the burden information for this collection, so it differs from the information we published at 82 FR 52088, on 11/9/17. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–308 .......................................................................................................... Greenberg Cases ............................................................................................ 2,426 283 1 1 10 60 404 283 Totals ........................................................................................................ 2,709 ........................ ........................ 687 5. Request to Show Cause for Failure to Appear—20 CFR 404.938, 20 CFR 416.1438, and 20 CFR 404.957(a)(ii)— 0960–0794. When claimants who requested a hearing before an ALJ fail to appear at their scheduled hearing, the ALJ may reschedule the hearing if the claimants establish good cause for missing the hearings. To establish good cause, following: (1) SSA did not properly notify the claimant of the hearing, or (2) an unexpected event occurred without sufficient time for the claimant to request a postponement. The claimants can use paper Form HA– L90 or HA–L90–OP1 to provide their reason for not appearing at their scheduled hearings; or the claimants’ representatives can use Electronic Records Express (ERE), OMB Control No. 0960–0753, internet screens to submit the HA–L90 online. SSA uses the HA–L90 for new cases, and the HA– L90–OP1 for redeterminations cases. We need two versions of the paper form, as the ALJ follows different procedures when determining the good cause on redetermination cases (cases that have a prior decision and evidence on file), than they do for new cases (where we have no evidence on file). The ERE modality automatically adjusts for Modality of completion Number of respondents redetermination cases, so we only need one version of the internet screens. If the ALJ determines the claimants established good cause for failure to appear at the hearing, the ALJ will schedule a supplemental hearing; if not, the ALJ will make a claims eligibility determination based on the claimants’ evidence of record. Respondents are claimants, or their representatives, seeking to establish good cause for failure to appear at a scheduled hearing before an ALJ. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) HA–L90 ............................................................................................................ HA–L90–OP1 ................................................................................................... 39,500 500 1 1 10 10 6,583 83 Totals ........................................................................................................ 40,000 ........................ ........................ 6,666 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES * We do not account for the Electronic Records Express internet screens here as we account for them under OMB Control No. 0960–0753. Dated: January 8, 2018. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–00396 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jan 11, 2018 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA 2017–0066] Penalty Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties Social Security Administration. Notice announcing updated penalty inflation adjustments for civil monetary penalties for 2018. AGENCY: ACTION: The Social Security Administration is giving notice of its SUMMARY: Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 updated maximum civil monetary penalties. These amounts are effective from January 15, 2018 through January 14, 2019. These figures represent an annual adjustment for inflation. The updated figures and notification are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The updated maximum amount of civil money penalties in this notice DATES: E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Notices are applicable to penalties assessed on or after January 15, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Gangloff, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, Room 3–ME–1, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, (410) 966–4440, both directly and for IPTTY. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call the Social Security Administration’s national toll-free number, 1–800–772– 1213 or TTY 1–800–325–0778, or visit the Social Security Administration’s internet site, Social Security Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 27, 2016, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act),1 we published an interim final rule to adjust the level of civil monetary penalties (CMP) under sections 1129 and 1140 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1320a–8 and 1320b–10, with an initial ‘‘catch-up’’ adjustment effective August 1, 2016.2 We announced in the interim final rule that for any future adjustments, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register to announce the new amounts. The annual inflation adjustment in subsequent years must be a cost-of-living adjustment based on any increases in the October Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) (not seasonally adjusted) each year.3 Inflation adjustment increases must be rounded to the nearest multiple of $1. 4 We last updated the maximum penalty amounts effective January 15, 2017.5 Based on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, the information below serves as public notice of the new maximum penalty amounts for 2018. The adjustment results in the following new maximum sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 1 See https://www.congress.gov/bill/114thcongress/house-bill/1314/text. See also https:// www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/27/ 2016-13241/penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civilmoney-penalties. 2 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/ 2016/06/27/2016-13241/penalty-inflationadjustments-for-civil-money-penalties. 3 See OMB Memorandum, Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, M–16–06, p. 1 (February 24, 2016), https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/ whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-1606.pdf. See also https://www.federalregister.gov/ documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penaltyinflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties. 4 OMB Memorandum, Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, M–16–06, p. 3 (February 24, 2016), https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/ whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-1606.pdf. See also https://www.federalregister.gov/ documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penaltyinflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties. 5 See https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/ 2016/12/29/2016-31423/notice-on-penaltyinflation-adjustments-for-civil-monetary-penalties. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jan 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 penalties, which will be effective as of January 15, 2018. Section 1129 CMPs (42 U.S.C. 1320a–8) $7,623.00 (current maximum per violation for fraud facilitators in a position of trust) × 1.02041 (OMB-issued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $7,778.59. When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is $7,779.00. $8,084.00 (current maximum per violation for all other violators) × 1.02041 (OMB-issued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $8,248.99. When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is $8,249.00. Section 1140 CMPs (42 U.S.C. 1320b– 10) $10,055.00 (current maximum per violation for all violations other than broadcasts or telecasts) × 1.02041 (OMBissued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $10,260.22. When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is $10,260.00. $50,276.00 (current maximum per broadcast or telecast) × 1.02041 (OMBissued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $51,302.13. When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is $51,302.00. Dated: December 27, 2017. Gale Stallworth Stone, Acting Inspector General of Social Security. [FR Doc. 2018–00487 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10264] Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, New York, from on or about February 14, 2018, until on or about May 13, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. SUMMARY: Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliot Chiu in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The foregoing determinations were made pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257–1 of December 11, 2015). I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register. Alyson Grunder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–00402 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10267] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Borrego Pipeline Presidential Permit Application, Webb County, Texas Department of State. Notice of availability. AGENCY: Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past’’ Exhibition PO 00000 1655 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: The U.S. Department of State (Department) is advising the public that on January 3, 2018, the Department approved a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) for the Borrego Pipeline Presidential Permit Application. DATES: The FONSI and Final EA are available as of the publication date of this notice at https://www.state.gov/e/ enr/applicant/applicants/ borregopipeline/c73505.htm. ADDRESSES: Copies of the FONSI and Final EA are available at the following: • Main Laredo Public Library, 1120 E. Calton Road, Laredo, Texas 78041 • https://www.state.gov/e/enr/ applicant/applicants/borregopipeline/ index.htm SUMMARY: Copies of the FONSI and Final EA may also be requested by email at E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 9 (Friday, January 12, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1654-1655]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA 2017-0066]


Penalty Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Notice announcing updated penalty inflation adjustments for 
civil monetary penalties for 2018.

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SUMMARY: The Social Security Administration is giving notice of its 
updated maximum civil monetary penalties. These amounts are effective 
from January 15, 2018 through January 14, 2019. These figures represent 
an annual adjustment for inflation. The updated figures and 
notification are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.

DATES: The updated maximum amount of civil money penalties in this 
notice

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are applicable to penalties assessed on or after January 15, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Gangloff, Chief Counsel to 
the Inspector General, Room 3-ME-1, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, 
MD 21235-6401, (410) 966-4440, both directly and for IPTTY. For 
information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call the Social 
Security Administration's national toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 or 
TTY 1-800-325-0778, or visit the Social Security Administration's 
internet site, Social Security Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 27, 2016, pursuant to the Federal 
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 
2015 Act),\1\ we published an interim final rule to adjust the level of 
civil monetary penalties (CMP) under sections 1129 and 1140 of the 
Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1320a-8 and 1320b-10, with an initial 
``catch-up'' adjustment effective August 1, 2016.\2\ We announced in 
the interim final rule that for any future adjustments, we will publish 
a notice in the Federal Register to announce the new amounts. The 
annual inflation adjustment in subsequent years must be a cost-of-
living adjustment based on any increases in the October Consumer Price 
Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) (not seasonally adjusted) each 
year.\3\ Inflation adjustment increases must be rounded to the nearest 
multiple of $1. \4\ We last updated the maximum penalty amounts 
effective January 15, 2017.\5\ Based on Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) guidance, the information below serves as public notice of the 
new maximum penalty amounts for 2018. The adjustment results in the 
following new maximum penalties, which will be effective as of January 
15, 2018.
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    \1\ See https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1314/text. See also https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties.
    \2\ https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties.
    \3\ See OMB Memorandum, Implementation of the Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, M-16-
06, p. 1 (February 24, 2016), https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-16-06.pdf. See also 
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties.
    \4\ OMB Memorandum, Implementation of the Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, M-16-
06, p. 3 (February 24, 2016), https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-16-06.pdf. See also 
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties.
    \5\ See https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/29/2016-31423/notice-on-penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civil-monetary-penalties.
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Section 1129 CMPs (42 U.S.C. 1320a-8)

    $7,623.00 (current maximum per violation for fraud facilitators in 
a position of trust) x 1.02041 (OMB-issued inflationary adjustment 
multiplier) = $7,778.59. When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new 
maximum penalty is $7,779.00.
    $8,084.00 (current maximum per violation for all other violators) x 
1.02041 (OMB-issued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $8,248.99. 
When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is 
$8,249.00.

Section 1140 CMPs (42 U.S.C. 1320b-10)

    $10,055.00 (current maximum per violation for all violations other 
than broadcasts or telecasts) x 1.02041 (OMB-issued inflationary 
adjustment multiplier) = $10,260.22. When rounded to the nearest 
dollar, the new maximum penalty is $10,260.00.
    $50,276.00 (current maximum per broadcast or telecast) x 1.02041 
(OMB-issued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $51,302.13. When 
rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is $51,302.00.

    Dated: December 27, 2017.
Gale Stallworth Stone,
Acting Inspector General of Social Security.
[FR Doc. 2018-00487 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]
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