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Section 701 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Public Law 114–74 (Nov. 2, 2015), entitled the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act), amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note) (Inflation Adjustment Act) to require agencies to publish regulations adjusting the amount of civil monetary penalties provided by law within the jurisdiction of the agency not later than July 1, 2016, and annual adjustments thereafter. For the 2018 annual adjustment for inflation of the maximum civil penalty under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, the Board applies the formula provided by the 2015 Act and the Board’s regulations at title 20, Code of Federal Regulations, part 356. In accordance with the 2015 Act, the amount of the adjustment is based on the percent increase between the CPI–U for the month of October preceding the date of the adjustment and the CPI–U for the October one year prior to the October immediately preceding the date of the adjustment. If there is no increase, there is no adjustment of civil penalties. The percent increase between the CPI– U for October 2017 and October 2016, as provided by Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M–18–03 (December 15, 2017) is 1.02041 percent. Therefore, the new maximum penalty under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act is $11,181 (the 2017 maximum penalty of $10,957 multiplied by 1.02041, rounded to the nearest dollar). The new minimum penalty under the False Claims Act is $11,181 (the 2017 minimum penalty of $10,957 multiplied by 1.02041, rounded to the nearest dollar), and the new maximum penalty is $22,363 (the 2017 maximum penalty of $21,916 multiplied by 1.02041, rounded to the nearest dollar). 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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment

AGENCY: Railroad Retirement Board.

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

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SUMMARY: As required by Section 701 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 
2015, entitled the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act 
Improvements Act of 2015, the Railroad Retirement Board (Board) hereby 
publishes its 2018 annual adjustment of civil penalties for inflation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marguerite P. Dadabo, Assistant 
General Counsel, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, 
Chicago, IL 60611-2092, (312) 751-4945, TTD (312) 751-4701.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 701 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 
2015, Public Law 114-74 (Nov. 2, 2015), entitled the Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 
Act), amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 
1990 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note) (Inflation Adjustment Act) to require 
agencies to publish regulations adjusting the amount of civil monetary 
penalties provided by law within the jurisdiction of the agency not 
later than July 1, 2016, and annual adjustments thereafter.
    For the 2018 annual adjustment for inflation of the maximum civil 
penalty under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, the Board 
applies the formula provided by the 2015 Act and the Board's 
regulations at title 20, Code of Federal Regulations, part 356. In 
accordance with the 2015 Act, the amount of the adjustment is based on 
the percent increase between the CPI-U for the month of October 
preceding the date of the adjustment and the CPI-U for the October one 
year prior to the October immediately preceding the date of the 
adjustment. If there is no increase, there is no adjustment of civil 
penalties. The percent increase between the CPI-U for October 2017 and 
October 2016, as provided by Office of Management and Budget Memorandum 
M-18-03 (December 15, 2017) is 1.02041 percent. Therefore, the new 
maximum penalty under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act is $11,181 
(the 2017 maximum penalty of $10,957 multiplied by 1.02041, rounded to 
the nearest dollar). The new minimum penalty under the False Claims Act 
is $11,181 (the 2017 minimum penalty of $10,957 multiplied by 1.02041, 
rounded to the nearest dollar), and the new maximum penalty is $22,363 
(the 2017 maximum penalty of $21,916 multiplied by 1.02041, rounded to 
the nearest dollar). The adjustments in penalties will be effective 
January 23, 2018.

    For The Board.

    Dated: January 18, 2018.
Martha P. Rico,
Secretary to the Board.
[FR Doc. 2018-01144 Filed 1-22-18; 8:45 am]
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