Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation, 13826-13839 [2018-06486]

Download as PDF 13826 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations repetition of arguments previously raised. Thomas H. Armstrong, General Counsel, United States Government Accountability Office. [FR Doc. 2018–06413 Filed 3–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1610–02–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 6 CFR Part 27 8 CFR Parts 270, 274a, and 280 19 CFR Part 4 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 27 Transportation Security Administration 49 CFR Part 1503 RIN 1601–AA80 Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS’s civil monetary penalties for 2018 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after April 2, 2018 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015. SUMMARY: DATES: This rule is effective on April 2, 2018. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Westmoreland, AttorneyAdvisor, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Phone: 202–447–4384. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Statutory and Regulatory Background II. Overview of Final Rule III. Adjustments by Component VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 A. National Protection and Programs Directorate B. U.S. Customs and Border Protection C. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement D. U.S. Coast Guard E. Transportation Security Administration IV. Administrative Procedure Act V. Regulatory Analyses A. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 B. Regulatory Flexibility Act C. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act D. Paperwork Reduction Act I. 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. L. 114– 74 section 701 (Nov. 2, 2105)) (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. 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. See 81 FR 42987. DHS calculated the adjusted penalties based upon nondiscretionary 1 The 2015 Act was enacted as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Public Law 114–74 (Nov. 2, 2015). 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 fall under the Tariff Act of 1930, and thus DHS did not adjust those civil penalties in this rulemaking. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 provisions in the 2015 Act and upon guidance that OMB issued to agencies on February 24, 2016.3 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 finalizing the IFR and making the annual adjustment for 2017. See 82 FR 8572. II. Overview of the Final Rule This final rule makes the 2018 annual inflation adjustments to civil monetary penalties pursuant to the 2015 Act and pursuant to guidance OMB issued to agencies on December 15, 2017.4 The penalty amounts in this final rule will be effective for penalties assessed after April 2, 2018 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. 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 2018. 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 2017 final rule, (4) the cost-of-living adjustment multiplier for 2018 that OMB provided in its December 15, 2017 guidance, and (5) the new 2018 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. 3 OMB, Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Table A, 24 February 2016. https:// www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ omb/memoranda/2016/m-16-06.pdf (last accessed Dec. 5, 2017). 4 OMB, Implementation of the 2018 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https:// www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ M-18-03.pdf (last accessed Dec. 15, 2017). E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 13827 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations III. Adjustments by Component A. National Protection and Programs Directorate In the following sections, we briefly describe the civil penalties that DHS and its components assess. We include tables at the end of each section, which list the individual adjustments for each penalty. The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) administers only one civil penalty that the 2015 Act affects. That penalty assesses fines for violations of the Chemical Facility AntiTerrorism 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).5 The CFATS regulation is located in part 27 of title 6 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Below is a table showing the 2018 adjustment for the CFATS penalty that NPPD administers. TABLE 1—CFATS CIVIL PENALTY ADJUSTMENT Penalty name Citation Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2017 FR Penalty for non-compliance with CFATS regulations. 6 U.S.C. 624(b)(1); 6 CFR 27.300(b)(3) .... $33,333 per day .... New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Multiplier * 1.02041 $34,013 * OMB, Implementation of the 2018 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2017/m-17-11_0.pdf. B. U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assesses civil monetary penalties under various titles of the United States Code 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 are located in numerous sections of the INA, however CBP has enumerated these penalties in regulation in one location—in 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 IFR preamble at 81 FR 42989–42990. On December 8, 2017, CBP adjusted three non-INA penalties inadvertently left out of the IFR and 2017 final rule. See 82 FR 57821. The three penalties concern the following violations: Transporting passengers between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel; towing a vessel between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel; and dealing in or using an empty stamped imported liquor container after it has already been used once. This final rule incorporates those three penalties alongside the other CBP penalties and adjusts them according to the 2018 multiplier. Below is a table showing the 2018 adjustment for the penalties that CBP administers. TABLE 2—U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2017 FR 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. Penalties for non-compliance with landing requirements at designated ports of entry for aircraft transporting aliens. Penalties for failure to depart voluntarily daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Citation 8 U.S.C. 1221(g) 8 CFR 280.53(b)(1) (INA section 231(g)). $1,333 .................... 1.02041 $1,360. 8 U.S.C. 1224 8 CFR 280.53(b)(2) (INA section 234). $3,621 .................... 1.02041 $3,695. 8 U.S.C. 1229c(d) 8 CFR 280.53(b)(3) (INA section 240B(d)). 8 U.S.C. 1253(c)(1)(A) 8 CFR 280.53(b)(4) (INA section 243(c)(1)(A)). $1,527–$7,635 ....... 1.02041 $1,558–$7,791. $3,054 .................... 1.02041 $3,116. 8 $7,635 .................... 1.02041 $7,791. Penalties for violations of removal orders relating to aliens transported on vessels or aircraft under section 241(d) of the INA, or for costs associated with removal under section 241(e) of the INA. Penalties for failure to remove alien stowaways under section 241(d)(2) of the INA. U.S.C. 1253(c)(1)(B) 280.53(b)(5) (INA 243(c)(1)(B)). 5 Section 550 has since been superseded by the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–254). The VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 8 CFR section new legislation codified the statutory authority for the CFATS program within Title XXI of the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Penalty name Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended. See 6 U.S.C. 621 et seq. E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 13828 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 2—U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2017 FR Citation 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 INA. Penalties for use of alien crewmen for longshore work in violation of section 251(d) of the INA. Penalties for failure to control, detain, or remove alien crewmen. Penalties for employment on passenger vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities. Penalties for discharge of alien crewmen. Penalties for bringing into the United States alien crewmen with intent to evade immigration laws. Penalties for failure to prevent the unauthorized landing of aliens. Penalties for bringing to the United States aliens subject to denial of admission on a health-related ground. Penalties for bringing to the United States aliens without required documentation. Penalties for failure to depart ................. 8 U.S.C. 1281(d) 8 CFR 280.53(b)(6) (INA section 251(d)). $362 for each alien 1.02041 $369 for each alien. 8 U.S.C. 1281(d) 8 CFR 280.53(b)(6) (INA section 251(d)). $9,054 .................... 1.02041 $9,239. 8 U.S.C. 1284(a) 8 CFR 280.53(b)(7) (INA section 254(a)). 8 U.S.C. 1285 8 CFR 280.53(b)(8) (INA section 255). $906–$5,432 .......... 1.02041 $924–$5,543. $1,811 .................... 1.02041 $1,848. 8 U.S.C. 1286 8 CFR 280.53(b)(9) (INA section 256). 8 U.S.C. 1287 8 CFR 280.53(b)(10) (INA section 257). $2,716–$5,432 ....... 1.02041 $2,771–$5,543. $18,107 .................. 1.02041 $18,477. 8 U.S.C. 1321(a) 8 CFR 280.53(b)(11) (INA section 271(a)). 8 U.S.C. 1322(a) 8 CFR 280.53(b)(12) (INA section 272(a)). $5,432 .................... 1.02041 $5,543. $5,432 .................... 1.02041 $5,543. 8 U.S.C. 1323(b) 8 CFR 280.53(b)(13) (INA section 273(b)). $5,432 .................... 1.02041 $5,543. 8 U.S.C. 1324d 8 CFR 280.53(b)(14) (INA section 274D). 8 U.S.C. 1325(b) 8 CFR 280.53(b)(15) (INA section 275(b)). 19 U.S.C. 469 ........................................ $763 ....................... 1.02041 $779. $76–$382 ............... 1.02041 $78–$390. $508 ** ................... 1.02041 $518. 46 U.S.C. 55103(b) 19 CFR 4.80(b)(2) $762 ** ................... 1.02041 $778. 46 U.S.C. 55111(c) 19 CFR 4.92 .......... $889–$2795, plus $152 per ton **. 1.02041 $907–$2852, plus $155 per ton. Penalties for improper entry ................... Penalty for dealing in or using empty stamped imported liquor containers. Penalty for transporting passengers between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel. Penalty for towing a vessel between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel. Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Penalty name * OMB, Implementation of the 2018 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/M-18-03.pdf. ** Adjustments made in Dec 8, 2017 final rule, 82 FR 57821. 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) and the employment of unauthorized aliens. Because both DHS and DOJ implement the three employmentrelated 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 2018 adjustment for the penalties that ICE administers.6 6 Table 3 also includes two civil penalties that were previously listed as penalties administered by CBP, but that are now indicated in this final rule as penalties that ICE administers. 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 now also listed among the penalties ICE administers. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES C. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 13829 TABLE 3—U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2017 FR Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Penalty name Citation Civil penalties for failure to depart voluntarily, Immigration and Naturalization Act section 240B(d). Civil penalties for violation of Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) sections 274C(a)(1)–(a)(4), penalty for first offense. Civil penalties for violation of Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) sections 274C(a)(5)–(a)(6), penalty for first offense. Civil penalties for violation of Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) sections 274C(a)(1)–(a)(4), penalty for subsequent offenses. Civil penalties for violation of Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) sections 274C(a)(5)–(a)(6), penalty for subsequent offenses. Violation/prohibition of indemnity bonds ... Civil penalties for knowingly hiring, recruiting, referral, or retention of unauthorized aliens—Penalty for first offense (per unauthorized alien). Penalty for second offense (per unauthorized alien). Penalty for third or subsequent offense (per unauthorized alien). Civil penalties for I–9 paperwork violations Civil penalties for failure to depart, Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) section 274D. 8 U.S.C. 1229c(d) 8 CFR 280.53(b)(3) ... $1,527–$7,635 1.02041 $1,558–$7,791 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(A) ........................... $452-$3,621 1.02041 $461–$3,695 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(B) ........................... $382–$3,054 1.02041 $390–$3,116 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(C) .......................... $3,621–$9,054 1.02041 $3,695–$9,239 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(D) .......................... $3,054–$7,635 1.02041 $3,116–$7,791 8 CFR 274a.8(b) ...................................... 8 CFR 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(A) ....................... $2,191 $548–$4,384 1.02041 1.02041 $2,236 $559–$4,473 8 CFR 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(B) ....................... $4,384–$10,957 1.02041 $4,473–$11,181 8 CFR 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(C) ...................... $6,575–$21,916 1.02041 $6,709–$22,363 8 CFR 274a.10(b)(2) ............................... 8 U.S.C. 1324d 8 CFR 280.53(b)(14) ..... $220–$2,191 $763 1.02041 1.02041 $224–$2,236 $779 * OMB, Implementation of the 2018 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/M-18-03.pdf. D. 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 United States Code authorize these penalties. Titles 33 and 46 authorize the vast majority of these penalties as these statutes deal with navigation, navigable waters, and shipping. Beyond titles 33 and 46, the Coast Guard is also authorized to collect civil monetary penalties related to the organization and management of the Coast Guard, aquatic species conservation, obstruction of revenue, and hazardous substances and materials. For a complete discussion of the civil monetary penalties assessed by the Coast Guard, see the 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 inflationadjusted 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 2018 adjustment for the penalties that the Coast Guard administers. TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2017 FR daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Citation Saving Life and Property ................................ Saving Life and Property; Intentional Interference with Broadcast. Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (first offense). 14 U.S.C. 88(c) .............................................. 14 U.S.C. 88(e) .............................................. $10,181 1,045 1.02041 1.02041 $10,389 1,066 14 U.S.C. 645(i); 33 CFR 27.3 ...................... 5,114 1.02041 5,218 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Penalty name 13830 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2017 FR daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Citation Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (subsequent offenses). Aquatic Nuisance Species in Waters of the United States. Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels. Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels—Minimum Penalty. Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge. Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge—Minimum Penalty. Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations General. Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations St. Mary’s river. Bridges/Failure to Comply with Regulations ... Bridges/Drawbridges ....................................... Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge Obstructing Navigation. Bridges/Maintenance and Operation .............. Bridge to Bridge Communication; Master, Person in Charge or Pilot. Bridge to Bridge Communication; Vessel ....... PWSA Regulations ......................................... Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person in Charge. Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Owner Onboard Vessel. Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Other Persons. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I per violation). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I total under paragraph). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II per day of violation). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II total under paragraph). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per day of violation) Judicial Assessment. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Carry Out Removal/Comply With Order (Judicial Assessment). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Comply with Regulation Issued Under 1321(j) (Judicial Assessment). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence—Minimum Penalty (Judicial Assessment). Marine Sanitation Devices; Operating ............ Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or Manufacture. International Navigation Rules; Operator ....... International Navigation Rules; Vessel ........... Pollution from Ships; General ......................... Pollution from Ships; False Statement ........... Inland Navigation Rules; Operator ................. Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel ..................... Shore Protection; General .............................. Shore Protection; Operating Without Permit .. Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation ........ 14 U.S.C. 645(i); 33 CFR 27.3 ...................... 34,095 1.02041 34,791 16 U.S.C. 4711(g)(1); 33 CFR 27.3 ............... 38,175 1.02041 38,954 19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR 27.3 ........................... 7,623 1.02041 7,779 19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR 27.3 ........................... 1,779 1.02041 1,815 19 U.S.C. 1581(d) .......................................... ** 5,000 N/A ** 5,000 19 U.S.C. 1581(d) .......................................... ** 1,000 N/A ** 1,000 33 U.S.C. 471; 33 CFR 27.3 ......................... 11,053 1.02041 11,279 33 U.S.C. 474; 33 CFR 27.3 ......................... 762 1.02041 778 33 U.S.C. 495(b); 33 CFR 27.3 ..................... 33 U.S.C. 499(c); 33 CFR 27.3 ..................... 33 U.S.C. 502(c); 33 CFR 27.3 ..................... 27,904 27,904 27,904 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 28,474 28,474 28,474 33 U.S.C. 533(b); 33 CFR 27.3 ..................... 33 U.S.C. 1208(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 27,904 2,033 1.02041 1.02041 28,474 2,074 33 U.S.C. 1208(b); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 33 U.S.C. 1232(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 33 U.S.C. 1236(b); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 2,033 90,063 9,054 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 2,074 91,901 9,239 33 U.S.C. 1236(c); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 9,054 1.02041 9,239 33 U.S.C. 1236(d); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 4,527 1.02041 4,619 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i); 33 CFR 27.3 ....... 18,107 1.02041 18,477 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i); 33 CFR 27.3 ....... 45,268 1.02041 46,192 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii); 33 CFR 27.3 ...... 18,107 1.02041 18,477 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii); 33 CFR 27.3 ...... 226,338 1.02041 230,958 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A); 33 CFR 27.3 .......... 45,268 1.02041 46,192 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A); 33 CFR 27.3 .......... 1,811 1.02041 1,848 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B); 33 CFR 27.3 .......... 45,268 1.02041 46,192 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C); 33 CFR 27.3 .......... 45,268 1.02041 46,192 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D); 33 CFR 27.3 .......... 5,432 1.02041 5,543 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D); 33 CFR 27.3 .......... 181,071 1.02041 184,767 33 U.S.C. 1322(j); 33 CFR 27.3 .................... 33 U.S.C. 1322(j); 33 CFR 27.3 .................... 7,623 20,327 1.02041 1.02041 7,779 20,742 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 14,252 14,252 71,264 14,252 14,252 14,252 50,276 20,111 45,268 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 14,543 14,543 72,718 14,543 14,543 14,543 51,302 20,521 46,192 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. PO 00000 1608(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 1608(b); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 1908(b)(1); 33 CFR 27.3 ............... 1908(b)(1); 33 CFR 27.3 ............... 2072(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 2072(b); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 2609(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 2609(b); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 2716a(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................. Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Penalty name Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 13831 TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Penalty name Clean Hulls ...................................................... Clean Hulls-related to false statements .......... Clean Hulls-Recreational Vessel .................... Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class I). Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II). Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II subsequent offense). Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment). Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment subsequent offense). Safe Containers for International Cargo ......... daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Suspension of Passenger Service .................. Vessel Inspection or Examination Fees ......... Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing ............ Negligent Operations: Recreational Vessels .. Negligent Operations: Other Vessels ............. Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Dangerous Drug. Vessel Reporting Requirements: Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, or Agent. Vessel Reporting Requirements: Master ........ Immersion Suits .............................................. Inspection Permit ............................................ Vessel Inspection; General ............................. Vessel Inspection; Nautical School Vessel .... Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3304(b). Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3309(c). Vessel Inspection; Vessel ≥1600 Gross Tons Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600 Gross Tons Vessel Inspection; Failure to Comply with 3311(b). Vessel Inspection; Violation of 3318(b)– 3318(f). List/count of Passengers ................................ Notification to Passengers .............................. Notification to Passengers; Sale of Tickets .... Copies of Laws on Passenger Vessels; Master. Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo ......................... Uninspected Vessels ...................................... Recreational Vessels (maximum for related series of violations). Recreational Vessels; Violation of 4307(a) .... Recreational vessels ....................................... Uninspected Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels. Abandonment of Barges ................................. Load Lines ...................................................... Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a) ..................... Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b) ..................... Reporting Marine Casualties .......................... Reporting Marine Casualties; Violation of 6104. Manning of Inspected Vessels; Failure to Report Deficiency in Vessel Complement. Manning of Inspected Vessels ........................ Manning of Inspected Vessels; Employing or Serving in Capacity not Licensed by USCG. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2017 FR Citation Jkt 244001 33 33 33 42 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule 3852(a)(1)(A); 33 CFR 27.3 .......... 3852(a)(1)(A); 33 CFR 27.3 .......... 3852(c); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 9609(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 41,446 55,263 5,526 54,789 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 42,292 56,391 5,639 55,907 42 U.S.C. 9609(b); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 54,789 1.02041 55,907 42 U.S.C. 9609(b); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 164,367 1.02041 167,722 42 U.S.C. 9609(c); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 54,789 1.02041 55,907 42 U.S.C. 9609(c); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 164,367 1.02041 167,722 46 U.S.C. App 1505(a)(2) (codified as 46 U.S.C. 80509); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. App 1805(c)(2) (codified 46 U.S.C. 70305); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 2110(e); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 46 U.S.C. 2115; 33 CFR 27.3 ....................... 46 U.S.C. 2302(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 46 U.S.C. 2302(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1); 33 CFR 27.3 ............... 5,989 1.02041 6,111 59,893 1.02041 61,115 9,054 7,370 6,666 33,333 7,370 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 9,239 7,520 6,802 34,013 7,520 46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4); 33 CFR 27.3 ............... 11,478 1.02041 11,712 46 46 46 46 46 46 2306(b)(2); 33 CFR 27.3 ............... 3102(c)(1); 33 CFR 27.3 ............... 3302(i)(5); 33 CFR 27.3 ................ 3318(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 3318(g); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 3318(h); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 2,296 11,478 2,394 11,478 11,478 2,296 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 2,343 11,712 2,443 11,712 11,712 2,343 46 U.S.C. 3318(i); 33 CFR 27.3 .................... 2,296 1.02041 2,343 46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1); 33 CFR 27.3 ................ 46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1); 33 CFR 27.3 ................ 46 U.S.C. 3318(k); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 22,957 4,591 22,957 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 23,426 4,685 23,426 46 U.S.C. 3318(l); 33 CFR 27.3 .................... 11,478 1.02041 11,712 46 46 46 46 3502(e); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 3504(c); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 3504(c); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 3506; 33 CFR 27.3 ....................... 239 23,933 1,196 479 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 244 24,421 1,220 489 46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1); 33 CFR 27.3 ............... 46 U.S.C. 4106; 33 CFR 27.3 ....................... 46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1); 33 CFR 27.3 ............... 59,834 10,055 316,566 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 61,055 10,260 323,027 46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1); 33 CFR 27.3 ............... 46 U.S.C. 4311(c); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 46 U.S.C. 4507; 33 CFR 27.3 ....................... 6,331 2,394 10,055 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 6,460 2,443 10,260 46 46 46 46 46 46 4703; 33 CFR 27.3 ....................... 5116(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 5116(b); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 5116(c); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 6103(a); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 6103(b); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 1,704 10,957 21,916 10,957 38,175 10,055 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1,739 11,181 22,363 11,181 38,954 10,260 46 U.S.C. 8101(e); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 1,811 1.02041 1,848 46 U.S.C. 8101(f); 33 CFR 27.3 .................... 46 U.S.C. 8101(g); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 18,107 18,107 1.02041 1.02041 18,477 18,477 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 13832 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2017 FR daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Citation Manning of Inspected Vessels; Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small Passenger Vessel, or Sailing School Vessel. Watchmen on Passenger Vessels .................. Citizenship Requirements ............................... Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(a) or (b). Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h). Staff Department on Vessels .......................... Officer’s Competency Certificates .................. Coastwise Pilotage; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge. Coastwise Pilotage; Individual ........................ Federal Pilots .................................................. Merchant Mariners Documents ....................... Crew Requirements ........................................ Small Vessel Manning .................................... Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge. Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual .................... Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of 9303 ........ Failure to Report Sexual Offense ................... Pay Advances to Seamen .............................. Pay Advances to Seamen; Remuneration for Employment. Allotment to Seamen ...................................... Seamen Protection; General .......................... Coastwise Voyages: Advances ...................... Coastwise Voyages: Advances; Remuneration for Employment. Coastwise Voyages: Seamen Protection; General. Effects of Deceased Seamen ......................... Complaints of Unfitness .................................. Proceedings on Examination of Vessel .......... Permission to Make Complaint ....................... Accommodations for Seamen ......................... Medicine Chests on Vessels .......................... Destitute Seamen ........................................... Wages on Discharge ...................................... Log Books; Master Failing to Maintain ........... Log Books; Master Failing to Make Entry ...... Log Books; Late Entry .................................... Carrying of Sheath Knives .............................. Vessel Documentation .................................... Documentation of Vessels—Related to Activities involving mobile offshore drilling units. Vessel Documentation; Fishery Endorsement Numbering of Undocumented Vessels—Willful violation. Numbering of Undocumented Vessels ........... Vessel Identification System ........................... Measurement of Vessels ................................ Measurement; False Statements .................... Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Mortgagor. Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Violation of 31329. Port Security ................................................... Port Security—Continuing Violations .............. Maritime Drug Law Enforcement .................... Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels ...... Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels— Penalty from Fatalities, Serious Injuries/Illness or substantial Damage to Property. 46 U.S.C. 8101(h); 33 CFR 27.3 ................... 2,394 1.02041 2,443 46 U.S.C. 8102(a) .......................................... 46 U.S.C. 8103(f) ........................................... 46 U.S.C. 8104(i) ........................................... 2,394 1,196 18,107 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 2,443 1,220 18,477 46 U.S.C. 8104(j) ........................................... 18,107 1.02041 18,477 46 U.S.C. 8302(e) .......................................... 46 U.S.C. 8304(d) .......................................... 46 U.S.C. 8502(e) .......................................... 239 239 18,107 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 244 244 18,477 46 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 8502(f) ........................................... 8503 .............................................. 8701(d) .......................................... 8702(e) .......................................... 8906 .............................................. 9308(a) .......................................... 18,107 57,391 1,196 18,107 38,175 18,107 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 18,477 58,562 1,220 18,477 38,954 18,477 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 9308(b) .......................................... 9308(c) .......................................... 10104(b) ........................................ 10314(a)(2) .................................... 10314(b) ........................................ 18,107 18,107 9,623 1,196 1,196 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 18,477 18,477 9,819 1,220 1,220 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 10315(c) ........................................ 10321 ............................................ 10505(a)(2) .................................... 10505(b) ........................................ 1,196 8,296 8,296 8,296 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1,220 8,465 8,465 8,465 46 U.S.C. 10508(b) ........................................ 8,296 1.02041 8,465 10711 ............................................ 10902(a)(2) .................................... 10903(d) ........................................ 10907(b) ........................................ 11101(f) ......................................... 11102(b) ........................................ 11104(b) ........................................ 11105(c) ........................................ 11303(a) ........................................ 11303(b) ........................................ 11303(c) ........................................ 11506 ............................................ 12151(a)(1) .................................... 12151(a)(2) .................................... 479 1,196 239 1,196 1,196 1,196 239 1,196 479 479 359 120 15,675 26,126 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 489 1,220 244 1,220 1,220 1,220 244 1,220 489 489 366 122 15,995 26,659 46 U.S.C. 12151(c) ........................................ 46 U.S.C. 12309(a) ........................................ 119,786 11,967 1.02041 1.02041 122,231 12,211 12309(b) ........................................ 12507(b) ........................................ 14701 ............................................ 14702 ............................................ 31309 ............................................ 31330(a)(2) .................................... 2,394 20,111 43,832 43,832 20,111 20,111 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 2,443 20,521 44,727 44,727 20,521 20,521 46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2) .................................... 50,276 1.02041 51,302 33,333 59,893 5,526 78,376 182,877 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 1.02041 34,013 61,115 5,639 79,976 186,610 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 49 49 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. PO 00000 70119(a) ........................................ 70119(b) ........................................ 70506(c) ........................................ 5123(a)(1) ...................................... 5123(a)(2) ...................................... Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Penalty name 13833 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2017 FR Penalty name Citation Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels; Training. 49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3) ...................................... New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Multiplier * 471 1.02041 481 * OMB, Implementation of the 2017 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/M-18-03.pdf. ** Enacted under the Tariff Act; exempt from inflation adjustments. E. 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) and (4) and 49 U.S.C. 114(v),7 TSA may impose penalties for violations of any statute that TSA administers, whether an implementing regulation or order imposes the penalty. 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),8 as well as violations of requirements described in chapter 449 of title 49 of the United States Code. 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 2018 adjustment for the penalties that TSA administers. TABLE 5—TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2017 FR Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Penalty name Citation Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449 (except secs. 44902, 44903(d), 44907(a)–(d)(1)(A), 44907(d)(1)(C)–(f), 44908, and 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 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 (except secs. 44902, 44903(d), 44907(a)–(d)(1)(A), 44907(d)(1)(C)–(f), 44908, and 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 46302 or 46303, a regulation 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. Violation of any other provision of title 49 U.S.C. or of 46 U.S.C. ch. 701, a regulation prescribed, or order issued thereunder. 49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1), (4); 49 CFR 1503.401(c)(2). $32,666 (up to a total of $522,657 per civil penalty action). 1.02041 $33,333 (up to a total of $533,324 per civil penalty action). 49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1), (4); 49 CFR 1503.401(c)(1). $13,066 (up to a total of $65,333 total for small businesses, $522,657 for others). 1.02041 $13,333(up to a total of $66,666 total for small business, $533,324 for others). 49 U.S.C. 114(v); 49 CFR 1503.401(b). $11,182 (up to a total of $55,910 total for small businesses, $447,280 for others). 1.02041 $11,410 (up to a total of $57,051 total for small businesses, $456,409 for others). * OMB, Implementation of the 2018 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/M-18-03.pdf. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES V. 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 7 As amended by sec. 1302 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–53, 121 Stat. 266 (Aug. 3, 2007)). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 United States Code. 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. VI. Regulatory Analyses A. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and 8 See, e.g., 46 U.S.C. 70105, 49 U.S.C. 46302 and 46303, and U.S.C. chapter 449. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 13834 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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.9 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. final rule does not trigger any new or revised recordkeeping or reporting. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act 49 CFR Part 1503 Administrative practice and procedure, Investigations, Law enforcement, Penalties. 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. C. 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES D. Paperwork Reduction Act 8 CFR Part 270 Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Fraud, Penalties. Title 8—Aliens and Nationality 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 Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Freight, Harbors, Maritime carriers, Oil pollution, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vessels. § 270.3 33 CFR Part 27 Administrative practice and procedure, 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 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. 2. In § 27.300, revise paragraph (b)(3) to read as follows: ■ Jkt 244001 Orders. * 9 OMB, Implementation of the 2018 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https:// www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ M-18-03.pdf. 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 6 CFR Part 27 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures. § 27.300 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 List of Subjects during which the violation continues, if the violation of the Order occurred on or before November 2, 2015, or $34,013 for each day during which the violation of the Order continues, if the violation occurred after November 2, 2015. * * * * * * * * * (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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 PART 270—PENALTIES FOR DOCUMENT FRAUD 3. 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. 4. In § 270.3, revise paragraphs (b)(1)(ii)(A) through (D) to read as follows: 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 $461 and not exceeding $3,695 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 $390 and not exceeding $3,116 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 E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations $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 $3,695 and not more than $9,239 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 $3,116 and not more than $7,791 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 5. The authority citation for part 274a continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101, 1103, 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. 6. In § 274a.8, revise paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ § 274a.8 Prohibition of indemnity bonds. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES * * * * * (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 $2,236 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. ■ 7. In § 274a.10, revise paragraphs (b)(1)(ii)(A) through (C) and (b)(2) introductory text to read as follows: § 274a.10 * * Penalties. * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 (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 $559 and not more than $4,473 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 $4,473 and not more than $11,181 for each unauthorized alien with respect to 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 $6,709 and not more than $22,363 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 § 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 $224 and not more than $2,236 for each individual with respect to whom such violation occurred after November 2, 2015. In PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 13835 determining the amount of the penalty, consideration shall be given to: * * * * * PART 280—IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF FINES 8. 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. 9. In § 280.53, revise paragraphs (b)(1) through (15) to read as follows: ■ § 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 $1,333 to $1,360. (2) Section 234 of the Act, Penalties for non-compliance with landing requirements at designated ports of entry for aircraft transporting aliens: From $3,621 to $3,695. (3) Section 240B(d) of the Act, Penalties for failure to depart voluntarily: From $1,527 minimum/ $7,635 maximum to $1,558 minimum/ $7,791 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 $3,054 to $3,116; (5) Penalties for failure to remove alien stowaways under section 241(d)(2): From $7,635 to $7,791. (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 $362 to $369; and penalties for use of alien crewmen for longshore work in violation of section 251(d) of the Act: From $9,054 to $9,239. (7) Section 254(a) of the Act, Penalties for failure to control, detain, or remove alien crewmen: From $906 minimum/ $5,432 maximum to $924 minimum/ $5,543 maximum. (8) Section 255 of the Act, Penalties for employment on passenger vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities: From $1,811 to $1,848. (9) Section 256 of the Act, Penalties for discharge of alien crewmen: From E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 13836 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations $2,716 minimum/$5,432 maximum to $2,771 minimum/$5,543 maximum. (10) Section 257 of the Act, Penalties for bringing into the United States alien crewmen with intent to evade immigration laws: From $18,107 maximum to $18,477 maximum. (11) Section 271(a) of the Act, Penalties for failure to prevent the unauthorized landing of aliens: From $5,432 to $5,543. (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 $5,432 to $5,543. (13) Section 273(b) of the Act, Penalties for bringing to the United States aliens without required documentation: From $5,432 to $5,543. (14) Section 274D of the Act, Penalties for failure to depart: From $763 to $779, for each day the alien is in violation. (15) Section 275(b) of the Act, Penalties for improper entry: From $76 minimum/$382 maximum to $78 minimum/$390 maximum, for each entry or attempted entry. Title 19—Customs Duties PART 4—VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES 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, § 211; * * * * 11. In § 4.80, revise paragraph (b)(2) to read as follows: per ton of the towed vessel. The penalties for violation of this provision occurring after November 2, 2015, are a fine of from $907 to $2,852 against the owner or master of the towing vessel and a further penalty against the towing vessel of $155 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). § 4.80 Vessels entitled to engage in coastwise trade. Title 33—Navigation and Navigable Waters * * Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1431, 1433, 1434, 1624, 2071 note; 46 U.S.C. 501, 60105. * * * * * * * * ■ * * * * * (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 $778 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). * * * * * ■ 12. In § 4.92, revise the second and third sentences to read as follows: § 4.92 10. The authority citation for part 4 continues to read in part as follows: ■ * Section 4.92 also issued under 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; 46 U.S.C. 55111; PART 27—ADJUSTMENT OF CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR INFLATION 13. 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). 14. In § 27.3, revise the third sentence of the introductory text and table 1 to read as follows: ■ § 27.3 Towing. * * * The penalties for violation of this provision occurring on or before November 2, 2015, are a fine of from $350 to $1,100 against the owner or master of the towing vessel and a further penalty against the towing vessel of $60 Penalty adjustment table. * * * The adjusted civil penalty amounts listed in Table 1 are applicable for penalty assessments issued after April 2, 2018, with respect to violations occurring after November 2, 2015. * * * TABLE 1—CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS U.S. Code citation daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 14 14 14 14 16 19 19 19 19 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 88(c) ....................... 88(e) ....................... 645(i) ...................... 645(i) ...................... 4711(g)(1) ............... 70 ............................ 70 ............................ 1581(d) ................... 1581(d) ................... 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 471 .......................... 474 .......................... 495(b) ..................... 499(c) ..................... 502(c) ..................... 533(b) ..................... 1208(a) ................... 1208(b) ................... 1232(a) ................... 1236(b) ................... 1236(c) ................... 1236(d) ................... 1321(b)(6)(B)(i) ....... 1321(b)(6)(B)(i) ....... 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii) ...... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 2018 adjusted maximum penalty amount Civil monetary penalty description Saving Life and Property ........................................................................................................... Saving Life and Property; Intentional Interference with Broadcast ........................................... Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (first offense) ....................................... Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (subsequent offenses) ........................ Aquatic Nuisance Species in Waters of the United States ....................................................... Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels .......................................................... Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels—Minimum Penalty ........................... Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge 1 ....... Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge—Minimum Penalty 1. Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations General ...................................................................... Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations St. Mary’s River ......................................................... Bridges/Failure to Comply with Regulations ............................................................................. Bridges/Drawbridges .................................................................................................................. Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge Obstructing Navigation ............................................................. Bridges/Maintenance and Operation ......................................................................................... Bridge to Bridge Communication; Master, Person in Charge or Pilot ...................................... Bridge to Bridge Communication; Vessel .................................................................................. PWSA Regulations .................................................................................................................... Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person in Charge ..................... Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Owner Onboard Vessel .............................. Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Other Persons ............................................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I per violation) ................................................ Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I total under paragraph) ................................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II per day of violation) .................................... Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 $10,389 1,066 5,218 34,791 38,954 7,779 1,815 5,000 1,000 11,279 778 28,474 28,474 28,474 28,474 2,074 2,074 91,901 9,239 9,239 4,619 18,477 46,192 18,477 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 13837 TABLE 1—CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS—Continued 2018 adjusted maximum penalty amount U.S. Code citation Civil monetary penalty description 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii) ...... 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A) .......... 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A) .......... Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II total under paragraph) ................................ Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per day of violation) Judicial Assessment ................ Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Carry Out Removal/Comply With Order (Judicial Assessment). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Comply with Regulation Issued Under 1321(j) (Judicial Assessment). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence—Minimum Penalty (Judicial Assessment). Marine Sanitation Devices; Operating ....................................................................................... Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or Manufacture ...................................................................... International Navigation Rules; Operator .................................................................................. International Navigation Rules; Vessel ...................................................................................... Pollution from Ships; General .................................................................................................... Pollution from Ships; False Statement ...................................................................................... Inland Navigation Rules; Operator ............................................................................................ Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel ................................................................................................ Shore Protection; General ......................................................................................................... Shore Protection; Operating Without Permit ............................................................................. Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation ................................................................................... Clean Hulls; Civil Enforcement .................................................................................................. Clean Hulls; related to false statements ................................................................................... Clean Hulls; Recreational Vessels ............................................................................................ Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class I) ...................................... Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II) ..................................... Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II subsequent offense) .... Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment) ................ Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment subsequent offense). Safe Containers for International Cargo .................................................................................... Suspension of Passenger Service ............................................................................................ Vessel Inspection or Examination Fees .................................................................................... Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing ....................................................................................... Negligent Operations: Recreational Vessels ............................................................................. Negligent Operations: Other Vessels ........................................................................................ Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Dangerous Drug .................... Vessel Reporting Requirements: Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, or Agent ................ Vessel Reporting Requirements: Master ................................................................................... Immersion Suits ......................................................................................................................... Inspection Permit ....................................................................................................................... Vessel Inspection; General ........................................................................................................ Vessel Inspection; Nautical School Vessel ............................................................................... Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3304(b) ............................................................ Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3309(c) ............................................................ Vessel Inspection; Vessel ≥1600 Gross Tons .......................................................................... Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600 Gross Tons .......................................................................... Vessel Inspection; Failure to Comply with 3311(b) ................................................................... Vessel Inspection; Violation of 3318(b)–3318(f) ....................................................................... List/count of Passengers ........................................................................................................... Notification to Passengers ......................................................................................................... Notification to Passengers; Sale of Tickets ............................................................................... Copies of Laws on Passenger Vessels; Master ....................................................................... Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo .................................................................................................... Uninspected Vessels ................................................................................................................. Recreational Vessels (maximum for related series of violations) ............................................. Recreational Vessels; Violation of 4307(a) ............................................................................... Recreational Vessels ................................................................................................................. Uninspected Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels .................................................................. Abandonment of Barges ............................................................................................................ Load Lines ................................................................................................................................. Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a) ............................................................................................... Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b) ............................................................................................... Reporting Marine Casualties ..................................................................................................... Reporting Marine Casualties; Violation of 6104 ........................................................................ Manning of Inspected Vessels; Failure to Report Deficiency in Vessel Complement .............. Manning of Inspected Vessels .................................................................................................. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B) .......... 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C) .......... 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) .......... 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) .......... daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 42 42 42 42 42 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 1322(j) .................... 1322(j) .................... 1608(a) ................... 1608(b) ................... 1908(b)(1) ............... 1908(b)(2) ............... 2072(a) ................... 2072(b) ................... 2609(a) ................... 2609(b) ................... 2716a(a) ................. 3852(a)(1)(A) .......... 3852(a)(1)(A) .......... 3852(c) ................... 9609(a) ................... 9609(b) ................... 9609(b) ................... 9609(c) ................... 9609(c) ................... 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 80509(a) ................. 70305(c) ................. 2110(e) ................... 2115 ........................ 2302(a) ................... 2302(a) ................... 2302(c)(1) ............... 2306(a)(4) ............... 2306(b)(2) ............... 3102(c)(1) ............... 3302(i)(5) ................ 3318(a) ................... 3318(g) ................... 3318(h) ................... 3318(i) .................... 3318(j)(1) ................ 3318(j)(1) ................ 3318(k) ................... 3318(l) .................... 3502(e) ................... 3504(c) ................... 3504(c) ................... 3506 ........................ 3718(a)(1) ............... 4106 ........................ 4311(b)(1) ............... 4311(b)(1) ............... 4311(c) ................... 4507 ........................ 4703 ........................ 5116(a) ................... 5116(b) ................... 5116(c) ................... 6103(a) ................... 6103(b) ................... 8101(e) ................... 8101(f) .................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\02APR1.SGM 02APR1 230,958 46,192 1,848 46,192 46,192 5,543 184,767 7,779 20,742 14,543 14,543 72,718 14,543 14,543 14,543 51,302 20,521 46,192 42,292 56,391 5,639 55,907 55,907 167,722 55,907 167,722 6,111 61,115 9,239 7,520 6,802 34,013 7,520 11,712 2,343 11,712 2,443 11,712 11,712 2,343 2,343 23,426 4,685 23,426 11,712 244 24,421 1,220 489 61,055 10,260 323,027 6,460 2,443 10,260 1,739 11,181 22,363 11,181 38,954 10,260 1,848 18,477 13838 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1—CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS—Continued 2018 adjusted maximum penalty amount U.S. Code citation Civil monetary penalty description 46 U.S.C. 8101(g) ................... 46 U.S.C. 8101(h) ................... Manning of Inspected Vessels; Employing or Serving in Capacity not Licensed by USCG .... Manning of Inspected Vessels; Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small Passenger Vessel, or Sailing School Vessel. Watchmen on Passenger Vessels ............................................................................................ Citizenship Requirements .......................................................................................................... Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(a) or (b) ...................................................................... Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h) ........................................................ Staff Department on Vessels ..................................................................................................... Officer’s Competency Certificates ............................................................................................. Coastwise Pilotage; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge. Coastwise Pilotage; Individual ................................................................................................... Federal Pilots ............................................................................................................................. Merchant Mariners Documents ................................................................................................. Crew Requirements ................................................................................................................... Small Vessel Manning ............................................................................................................... Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge. Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual ............................................................................................... Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of 9303 ................................................................................... Failure to Report Sexual Offense .............................................................................................. Pay Advances to Seamen ......................................................................................................... Pay Advances to Seamen; Remuneration for Employment ...................................................... Allotment to Seamen ................................................................................................................. Seamen Protection; General ..................................................................................................... Coastwise Voyages: Advances ................................................................................................. Coastwise Voyages: Advances; Remuneration for Employment .............................................. Coastwise Voyages: Seamen Protection; General ................................................................... Effects of Deceased Seamen .................................................................................................... Complaints of Unfitness ............................................................................................................. Proceedings on Examination of Vessel ..................................................................................... Permission to Make Complaint .................................................................................................. Accommodations for Seamen ................................................................................................... Medicine Chests on Vessels ..................................................................................................... Destitute Seamen ...................................................................................................................... Wages on Discharge ................................................................................................................. Log Books; Master Failing to Maintain ...................................................................................... Log Books; Master Failing to Make Entry ................................................................................. Log Books; Late Entry ............................................................................................................... Carrying of Sheath Knives ......................................................................................................... Vessel Documentation ............................................................................................................... Documentation of Vessels- Related to activities involving mobile offshore drilling units ......... Vessel Documentation; Fishery Endorsement .......................................................................... Numbering of Undocumented Vessels—Willful violation .......................................................... Numbering of Undocumented Vessels ...................................................................................... Vessel Identification System ...................................................................................................... Measurement of Vessels ........................................................................................................... Measurement; False Statements ............................................................................................... Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens ............................................................................ Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Mortgagor ......................................................... Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Violation of 31329 ............................................ Port Security .............................................................................................................................. Port Security—Continuing Violations ......................................................................................... Maritime Drug Law Enforcement; Penalties .............................................................................. Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Maximum Penalty ................................................. Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Penalty from Fatalities, Serious Injuries/Illness or Substantial Damage to Property. Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Training ................................................................. 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 8102(a) ................... 8103(f) .................... 8104(i) .................... 8104(j) .................... 8302(e) ................... 8304(d) ................... 8502(e) ................... 46 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 8502(f) .................... 8503 ........................ 8701(d) ................... 8702(e) ................... 8906 ........................ 9308(a) ................... 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 49 49 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 9308(b) ................... 9308(c) ................... 10104(b) ................. 10314(a)(2) ............. 10314(b) ................. 10315(c) ................. 10321 ...................... 10505(a)(2) ............. 10505(b) ................. 10508(b) ................. 10711 ...................... 10902(a)(2) ............. 10903(d) ................. 10907(b) ................. 11101(f) .................. 11102(b) ................. 11104(b) ................. 11105(c) ................. 11303(a) ................. 11303(b) ................. 11303(c) ................. 11506 ...................... 12151(a)(1) ............. 12151(a)(2) ............. 12151(c) ................. 12309(a) ................. 12309(b) ................. 12507(b) ................. 14701 ...................... 14702 ...................... 31309 ...................... 31330(a)(2) ............. 31330(b)(2) ............. 70119(a) ................. 70119(b) ................. 70506 ...................... 5123(a)(1) ............... 5123(a)(2) ............... 49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3) ............... daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 1 Enacted 18,477 2,443 2,443 1,220 18,477 18,477 244 244 18,477 18,477 58,562 1,220 18,477 38,954 18,477 18,477 18,477 9,819 1,220 1,220 1,220 8,465 8,465 8,465 8,465 489 1,220 244 1,220 1,220 1,220 244 1,220 489 489 366 122 15,995 26,659 122,231 12,211 2,443 20,521 44,727 44,727 20,521 20,521 51,302 34,013 61,115 5,639 79,976 186,610 under the Tariff Act of 1930, exempt from inflation adjustments Title 49—Transportation PART 1503—INVESTIGATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES 15. 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For violations that occurred after November 2, 2015 $11,410 per violation, up to a total of $57,051 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, $11,410 per violation, up to a total of $456,409 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, as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632). For violations that occurred after November 2, 2015, $13,333 per violation, up to a total of $66,666 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, $13,333 per violation, up to a total of $533,324 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, $33,333 per violation, up to a total of $533,324 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Mar 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: March 26, 2018. Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 63 (Monday, April 2, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

6 CFR Part 27

8 CFR Parts 270, 274a, and 280

19 CFR Part 4

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 27

Transportation Security Administration

49 CFR Part 1503

RIN 1601-AA80


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's 
(DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil 
monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment 
Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 
2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil 
monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal 
Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary 
penalties for 2018 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new 
penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after April 2, 2018 
whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.

DATES: This rule is effective on April 2, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Westmoreland, Attorney-Advisor, 
Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 
Phone: 202-447-4384.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Contents

I. Statutory and Regulatory Background
II. Overview of Final Rule
III. Adjustments by Component
    A. National Protection and Programs Directorate
    B. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    C. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    D. U.S. Coast Guard
    E. Transportation Security Administration
IV. Administrative Procedure Act
V. Regulatory Analyses
    A. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563
    B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
    C. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
    D. Paperwork Reduction Act

I. 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. 
L. 114-74 section 701 (Nov. 2, 2105)) (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 enacted as 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. 
See 81 FR 42987. 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.\3\ 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 finalizing the IFR and making the 
annual adjustment for 2017. See 82 FR 8572.
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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 fall under the Tariff Act of 1930, and thus DHS 
did not adjust those civil penalties in this rulemaking.
    \3\ OMB, Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Table A, 24 February 2016. 
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-16-06.pdf (last accessed Dec. 5, 2017).
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II. Overview of the Final Rule

    This final rule makes the 2018 annual inflation adjustments to 
civil monetary penalties pursuant to the 2015 Act and pursuant to 
guidance OMB issued to agencies on December 15, 2017.\4\ The penalty 
amounts in this final rule will be effective for penalties assessed 
after April 2, 2018 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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    \4\ OMB, Implementation of the 2018 annual adjustment pursuant 
to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements 
Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/M-18-03.pdf (last accessed Dec. 15, 2017).
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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 2018. 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 2017 final rule, (4) the cost-of-
living adjustment multiplier for 2018 that OMB provided in its December 
15, 2017 guidance, and (5) the new 2018 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.

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III. Adjustments by Component

    In the following sections, we briefly describe the civil penalties 
that DHS and its components assess. We include tables at the end of 
each section, which list the individual adjustments for each penalty.

A. National Protection and Programs Directorate

    The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) 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).\5\ The CFATS regulation 
is located in part 27 of title 6 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR). Below is a table showing the 2018 adjustment for the CFATS 
penalty that NPPD administers.
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    \5\ 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.

                                     Table 1--CFATS Civil Penalty Adjustment
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                                                      Penalty amount as adjusted                    adjusted by
          Penalty name                Citation              in the 2017 FR         Multiplier *     this final
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Penalty for non-compliance with  6 U.S.C.            $33,333 per day............         1.02041         $34,013
 CFATS regulations.               624(b)(1); 6 CFR
                                  27.300(b)(3).
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* OMB, Implementation of the 2018 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment
  Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2017/m-17-11_0.pdf.

B. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assesses civil monetary 
penalties under various titles of the United States Code 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 are located in 
numerous sections of the INA, however CBP has enumerated these 
penalties in regulation in one location--in 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 IFR preamble 
at 81 FR 42989-42990.
    On December 8, 2017, CBP adjusted three non-INA penalties 
inadvertently left out of the IFR and 2017 final rule. See 82 FR 57821. 
The three penalties concern the following violations: Transporting 
passengers between coastwise points in the United States by a non-
coastwise qualified vessel; towing a vessel between coastwise points in 
the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel; and dealing in 
or using an empty stamped imported liquor container after it has 
already been used once. This final rule incorporates those three 
penalties alongside the other CBP penalties and adjusts them according 
to the 2018 multiplier.
    Below is a table showing the 2018 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
                                                                2017 FR                           final rule
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Penalties for non-compliance     8 U.S.C. 1221(g) 8 CFR   $1,333............         1.02041  $1,360.
 with arrival and departure       280.53(b)(1) (INA
 manifest requirements for        section 231(g)).
 passengers, crewmembers, or
 occupants transported on
 commercial vessels or aircraft
 arriving to or departing from
 the United States.
Penalties for non-compliance     8 U.S.C. 1224 8 CFR      $3,621............         1.02041  $3,695.
 with landing requirements at     280.53(b)(2) (INA
 designated ports of entry for    section 234).
 aircraft transporting aliens.
Penalties for failure to depart  8 U.S.C. 1229c(d) 8 CFR  $1,527-$7,635.....         1.02041  $1,558-$7,791.
 voluntarily.                     280.53(b)(3) (INA
                                  section 240B(d)).
Penalties for violations of      8 U.S.C. 1253(c)(1)(A)   $3,054............         1.02041  $3,116.
 removal orders relating to       8 CFR 280.53(b)(4)
 aliens transported on vessels    (INA section
 or aircraft under section        243(c)(1)(A)).
 241(d) of the INA, or for
 costs associated with removal
 under section 241(e) of the
 INA.
Penalties for failure to remove  8 U.S.C. 1253(c)(1)(B)   $7,635............         1.02041  $7,791.
 alien stowaways under section    8 CFR 280.53(b)(5)
 241(d)(2) of the INA.            (INA section
                                  243(c)(1)(B)).

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Penalties for failure to report  8 U.S.C. 1281(d) 8 CFR   $362 for each              1.02041  $369 for each
 an illegal landing or            280.53(b)(6) (INA        alien.                              alien.
 desertion of alien crewmen,      section 251(d)).
 and for each alien not
 reported on arrival or
 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 CFR   $9,054............         1.02041  $9,239.
 crewmen for longshore work in    280.53(b)(6) (INA
 violation of section 251(d) of   section 251(d)).
 the INA.
Penalties for failure to         8 U.S.C. 1284(a) 8 CFR   $906-$5,432.......         1.02041  $924-$5,543.
 control, detain, or remove       280.53(b)(7) (INA
 alien crewmen.                   section 254(a)).
Penalties for employment on      8 U.S.C. 1285 8 CFR      $1,811............         1.02041  $1,848.
 passenger vessels of aliens      280.53(b)(8) (INA
 afflicted with certain           section 255).
 disabilities.
Penalties for discharge of       8 U.S.C. 1286 8 CFR      $2,716-$5,432.....         1.02041  $2,771-$5,543.
 alien crewmen.                   280.53(b)(9) (INA
                                  section 256).
Penalties for bringing into the  8 U.S.C. 1287 8 CFR      $18,107...........         1.02041  $18,477.
 United States alien crewmen      280.53(b)(10) (INA
 with intent to evade             section 257).
 immigration laws.
Penalties for failure to         8 U.S.C. 1321(a) 8 CFR   $5,432............         1.02041  $5,543.
 prevent the unauthorized         280.53(b)(11) (INA
 landing of aliens.               section 271(a)).
Penalties for bringing to the    8 U.S.C. 1322(a) 8 CFR   $5,432............         1.02041  $5,543.
 United States aliens subject     280.53(b)(12) (INA
 to denial of admission on a      section 272(a)).
 health-related ground.
Penalties for bringing to the    8 U.S.C. 1323(b) 8 CFR   $5,432............         1.02041  $5,543.
 United States aliens without     280.53(b)(13) (INA
 required documentation.          section 273(b)).
Penalties for failure to depart  8 U.S.C. 1324d 8 CFR     $763..............         1.02041  $779.
                                  280.53(b)(14) (INA
                                  section 274D).
Penalties for improper entry...  8 U.S.C. 1325(b) 8 CFR   $76-$382..........         1.02041  $78-$390.
                                  280.53(b)(15) (INA
                                  section 275(b)).
Penalty for dealing in or using  19 U.S.C. 469..........  $508 **...........         1.02041  $518.
 empty stamped imported liquor
 containers.
Penalty for transporting         46 U.S.C. 55103(b) 19    $762 **...........         1.02041  $778.
 passengers between coastwise     CFR 4.80(b)(2).
 points in the United States by
 a non-coastwise qualified
 vessel.
Penalty for towing a vessel      46 U.S.C. 55111(c) 19    $889-$2795, plus           1.02041  $907-$2852, plus
 between coastwise points in      CFR 4.92.                $152 per ton **.                    $155 per ton.
 the United States by a non-
 coastwise qualified vessel.
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* OMB, Implementation of the 2018 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment
  Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/M-18-03.pdf.
** Adjustments made in Dec 8, 2017 final rule, 82 FR 57821.

C. 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) and the employment of unauthorized aliens.
    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 2018 adjustment for the 
penalties that ICE administers.\6\
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    \6\ Table 3 also includes two civil penalties that were 
previously listed as penalties administered by CBP, but that are now 
indicated in this final rule as penalties that ICE administers. 
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 now also listed among the penalties ICE 
administers.

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                  Table 3--U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Civil Penalties Adjustments
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          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) 8 CFR       $1,527-$7,635         1.02041      $1,558-$7,791
 depart voluntarily, Immigration   280.53(b)(3).
 and Naturalization Act section
 240B(d).
Civil penalties for violation of  8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(A)        $452-$3,621         1.02041        $461-$3,695
 Immigration and Naturalization
 Act (INA) sections 274C(a)(1)-
 (a)(4), penalty for first
 offense.
Civil penalties for violation of  8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(B)        $382-$3,054         1.02041        $390-$3,116
 Immigration and Naturalization
 Act (INA) sections 274C(a)(5)-
 (a)(6), penalty for first
 offense.
Civil penalties for violation of  8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(C)      $3,621-$9,054         1.02041      $3,695-$9,239
 Immigration and Naturalization
 Act (INA) sections 274C(a)(1)-
 (a)(4), penalty for subsequent
 offenses.
Civil penalties for violation of  8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(D)      $3,054-$7,635         1.02041      $3,116-$7,791
 Immigration and Naturalization
 Act (INA) sections 274C(a)(5)-
 (a)(6), penalty for subsequent
 offenses.
Violation/prohibition of          8 CFR 274a.8(b).........             $2,191         1.02041             $2,236
 indemnity bonds.
Civil penalties for knowingly     8 CFR                           $548-$4,384         1.02041        $559-$4,473
 hiring, recruiting, referral,     274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(A).
 or retention of unauthorized
 aliens--Penalty for first
 offense (per unauthorized
 alien).
Penalty for second offense (per   8 CFR                        $4,384-$10,957         1.02041     $4,473-$11,181
 unauthorized alien).              274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(B).
Penalty for third or subsequent   8 CFR                        $6,575-$21,916         1.02041     $6,709-$22,363
 offense (per unauthorized         274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(C).
 alien).
Civil penalties for I-9           8 CFR 274a.10(b)(2).....        $220-$2,191         1.02041        $224-$2,236
 paperwork violations.
Civil penalties for failure to    8 U.S.C. 1324d 8 CFR                   $763         1.02041               $779
 depart, Immigration and           280.53(b)(14).
 Naturalization Act (INA)
 section 274D.
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* OMB, Implementation of the 2018 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment
  Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/M-18-03.pdf.

D. 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 United 
States Code authorize these penalties. Titles 33 and 46 authorize the 
vast majority of these penalties as these statutes deal with 
navigation, navigable waters, and shipping. Beyond titles 33 and 46, 
the Coast Guard is also authorized to collect civil monetary penalties 
related to the organization and management of the Coast Guard, aquatic 
species conservation, obstruction of revenue, and hazardous substances 
and materials. For a complete discussion of the civil monetary 
penalties assessed by the Coast Guard, see the 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 2018 adjustment for the 
penalties that the Coast Guard administers.

                              Table 4--U.S. Coast Guard Civil Penalties Adjustments
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                                                                                                  New penalty as
                                                                  Penalty amount                    adjusted by
            Penalty name                       Citation           as adjusted in   Multiplier *     this final
                                                                    the 2017 FR                        rule
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Saving Life and Property...........  14 U.S.C. 88(c)............         $10,181         1.02041         $10,389
Saving Life and Property;            14 U.S.C. 88(e)............           1,045         1.02041           1,066
 Intentional Interference with
 Broadcast.
Confidentiality of Medical Quality   14 U.S.C. 645(i); 33 CFR              5,114         1.02041           5,218
 Assurance Records (first offense).   27.3.

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Confidentiality of Medical Quality   14 U.S.C. 645(i); 33 CFR             34,095         1.02041          34,791
 Assurance Records (subsequent        27.3.
 offenses).
Aquatic Nuisance Species in Waters   16 U.S.C. 4711(g)(1); 33             38,175         1.02041          38,954
 of the United States.                CFR 27.3.
Obstruction of Revenue Officers by   19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR 27.3..           7,623         1.02041           7,779
 Masters of Vessels.
Obstruction of Revenue Officers by   19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR 27.3..           1,779         1.02041           1,815
 Masters of Vessels--Minimum
 Penalty.
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 27.3.          11,053         1.02041          11,279
 General.
Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations  33 U.S.C. 474; 33 CFR 27.3.             762         1.02041             778
 St. Mary's river.
Bridges/Failure to Comply with       33 U.S.C. 495(b); 33 CFR             27,904         1.02041          28,474
 Regulations.                         27.3.
Bridges/Drawbridges................  33 U.S.C. 499(c); 33 CFR             27,904         1.02041          28,474
                                      27.3.
Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge      33 U.S.C. 502(c); 33 CFR             27,904         1.02041          28,474
 Obstructing Navigation.              27.3.
Bridges/Maintenance and Operation..  33 U.S.C. 533(b); 33 CFR             27,904         1.02041          28,474
                                      27.3.
Bridge to Bridge Communication;      33 U.S.C. 1208(a); 33 CFR             2,033         1.02041           2,074
 Master, Person in Charge or Pilot.   27.3.
Bridge to Bridge Communication;      33 U.S.C. 1208(b); 33 CFR             2,033         1.02041           2,074
 Vessel.                              27.3.
PWSA Regulations...................  33 U.S.C. 1232(a); 33 CFR            90,063         1.02041          91,901
                                      27.3.
Vessel Navigation: Regattas or       33 U.S.C. 1236(b); 33 CFR             9,054         1.02041           9,239
 Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person    27.3.
 in Charge.
Vessel Navigation: Regattas or       33 U.S.C. 1236(c); 33 CFR             9,054         1.02041           9,239
 Marine Parades; Owner Onboard        27.3.
 Vessel.
Vessel Navigation: Regattas or       33 U.S.C. 1236(d); 33 CFR             4,527         1.02041           4,619
 Marine Parades; Other Persons.       27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:            33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i);          18,107         1.02041          18,477
 Discharges (Class I per violation).  33 CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:            33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i);          45,268         1.02041          46,192
 Discharges (Class I total under      33 CFR 27.3.
 paragraph).
Oil/Hazardous Substances:            33 U.S.C.                            18,107         1.02041          18,477
 Discharges (Class II per day of      1321(b)(6)(B)(ii); 33 CFR
 violation).                          27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:            33 U.S.C.                           226,338         1.02041         230,958
 Discharges (Class II total under     1321(b)(6)(B)(ii); 33 CFR
 paragraph).                          27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:            33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A); 33          45,268         1.02041          46,192
 Discharges (per day of violation)    CFR 27.3.
 Judicial Assessment.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:            33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A); 33           1,811         1.02041           1,848
 Discharges (per barrel of oil or     CFR 27.3.
 unit discharged) Judicial
 Assessment.
Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure    33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B); 33          45,268         1.02041          46,192
 to Carry Out Removal/Comply With     CFR 27.3.
 Order (Judicial Assessment).
Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure    33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C); 33          45,268         1.02041          46,192
 to Comply with Regulation Issued     CFR 27.3.
 Under 1321(j) (Judicial
 Assessment).
Oil/Hazardous Substances:            33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D); 33           5,432         1.02041           5,543
 Discharges, Gross Negligence (per    CFR 27.3.
 barrel of oil or unit discharged)
 Judicial Assessment.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:            33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D); 33         181,071         1.02041         184,767
 Discharges, Gross Negligence--       CFR 27.3.
 Minimum Penalty (Judicial
 Assessment).
Marine Sanitation Devices;           33 U.S.C. 1322(j); 33 CFR             7,623         1.02041           7,779
 Operating.                           27.3.
Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or   33 U.S.C. 1322(j); 33 CFR            20,327         1.02041          20,742
 Manufacture.                         27.3.
International Navigation Rules;      33 U.S.C. 1608(a); 33 CFR            14,252         1.02041          14,543
 Operator.                            27.3.
International Navigation Rules;      33 U.S.C. 1608(b); 33 CFR            14,252         1.02041          14,543
 Vessel.                              27.3.
Pollution from Ships; General......  33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1); 33             71,264         1.02041          72,718
                                      CFR 27.3.
Pollution from Ships; False          33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1); 33             14,252         1.02041          14,543
 Statement.                           CFR 27.3.
Inland Navigation Rules; Operator..  33 U.S.C. 2072(a); 33 CFR            14,252         1.02041          14,543
                                      27.3.
Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel....  33 U.S.C. 2072(b); 33 CFR            14,252         1.02041          14,543
                                      27.3.
Shore Protection; General..........  33 U.S.C. 2609(a); 33 CFR            50,276         1.02041          51,302
                                      27.3.
Shore Protection; Operating Without  33 U.S.C. 2609(b); 33 CFR            20,111         1.02041          20,521
 Permit.                              27.3.
Oil Pollution Liability and          33 U.S.C. 2716a(a); 33 CFR           45,268         1.02041          46,192
 Compensation.                        27.3.

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Clean Hulls........................  33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A); 33          41,446         1.02041          42,292
                                      CFR 27.3.
Clean Hulls-related to false         33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A); 33          55,263         1.02041          56,391
 statements.                          CFR 27.3.
Clean Hulls-Recreational Vessel....  33 U.S.C. 3852(c); 33 CFR             5,526         1.02041           5,639
                                      27.3.
Hazardous Substances, Releases,      42 U.S.C. 9609(a); 33 CFR            54,789         1.02041          55,907
 Liability, Compensation (Class I).   27.3.
Hazardous Substances, Releases,      42 U.S.C. 9609(b); 33 CFR            54,789         1.02041          55,907
 Liability, Compensation (Class II).  27.3.
Hazardous Substances, Releases,      42 U.S.C. 9609(b); 33 CFR           164,367         1.02041         167,722
 Liability, Compensation (Class II    27.3.
 subsequent offense).
Hazardous Substances, Releases,      42 U.S.C. 9609(c); 33 CFR            54,789         1.02041          55,907
 Liability, Compensation (Judicial    27.3.
 Assessment).
Hazardous Substances, Releases,      42 U.S.C. 9609(c); 33 CFR           164,367         1.02041         167,722
 Liability, Compensation (Judicial    27.3.
 Assessment subsequent offense).
Safe Containers for International    46 U.S.C. App 1505(a)(2)              5,989         1.02041           6,111
 Cargo.                               (codified as 46 U.S.C.
                                      80509); 33 CFR 27.3.
Suspension of Passenger Service....  46 U.S.C. App 1805(c)(2)             59,893         1.02041          61,115
                                      (codified 46 U.S.C.
                                      70305); 33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection or Examination     46 U.S.C. 2110(e); 33 CFR             9,054         1.02041           9,239
 Fees.                                27.3.
Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing.  46 U.S.C. 2115; 33 CFR 27.3           7,370         1.02041           7,520
Negligent Operations: Recreational   46 U.S.C. 2302(a); 33 CFR             6,666         1.02041           6,802
 Vessels.                             27.3.
Negligent Operations: Other Vessels  46 U.S.C. 2302(a); 33 CFR            33,333         1.02041          34,013
                                      27.3.
Operating a Vessel While Under the   46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1); 33              7,370         1.02041           7,520
 Influence of Alcohol or a            CFR 27.3.
 Dangerous Drug.
Vessel Reporting Requirements:       46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4); 33             11,478         1.02041          11,712
 Owner, Charterer, Managing           CFR 27.3.
 Operator, or Agent.
Vessel Reporting Requirements:       46 U.S.C. 2306(b)(2); 33              2,296         1.02041           2,343
 Master.                              CFR 27.3.
Immersion Suits....................  46 U.S.C. 3102(c)(1); 33             11,478         1.02041          11,712
                                      CFR 27.3.
Inspection Permit..................  46 U.S.C. 3302(i)(5); 33              2,394         1.02041           2,443
                                      CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; General.........  46 U.S.C. 3318(a); 33 CFR            11,478         1.02041          11,712
                                      27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Nautical School   46 U.S.C. 3318(g); 33 CFR            11,478         1.02041          11,712
 Vessel.                              27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give   46 U.S.C. 3318(h); 33 CFR             2,296         1.02041           2,343
 Notice IAW 3304(b).                  27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give   46 U.S.C. 3318(i); 33 CFR             2,296         1.02041           2,343
 Notice IAW 3309(c).                  27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Vessel >=1600     46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1); 33             22,957         1.02041          23,426
 Gross Tons.                          CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600      46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1); 33              4,591         1.02041           4,685
 Gross Tons.                          CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Failure to        46 U.S.C. 3318(k); 33 CFR            22,957         1.02041          23,426
 Comply with 3311(b).                 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Violation of      46 U.S.C. 3318(l); 33 CFR            11,478         1.02041          11,712
 3318(b)-3318(f).                     27.3.
List/count of Passengers...........  46 U.S.C. 3502(e); 33 CFR               239         1.02041             244
                                      27.3.
Notification to Passengers.........  46 U.S.C. 3504(c); 33 CFR            23,933         1.02041          24,421
                                      27.3.
Notification to Passengers; Sale of  46 U.S.C. 3504(c); 33 CFR             1,196         1.02041           1,220
 Tickets.                             27.3.
Copies of Laws on Passenger          46 U.S.C. 3506; 33 CFR 27.3             479         1.02041             489
 Vessels; Master.
Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo........  46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1); 33             59,834         1.02041          61,055
                                      CFR 27.3.
Uninspected Vessels................  46 U.S.C. 4106; 33 CFR 27.3          10,055         1.02041          10,260
Recreational Vessels (maximum for    46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1); 33            316,566         1.02041         323,027
 related series of violations).       CFR 27.3.
Recreational Vessels; Violation of   46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1); 33              6,331         1.02041           6,460
 4307(a).                             CFR 27.3.
Recreational vessels...............  46 U.S.C. 4311(c); 33 CFR             2,394         1.02041           2,443
                                      27.3.
Uninspected Commercial Fishing       46 U.S.C. 4507; 33 CFR 27.3          10,055         1.02041          10,260
 Industry Vessels.
Abandonment of Barges..............  46 U.S.C. 4703; 33 CFR 27.3           1,704         1.02041           1,739
Load Lines.........................  46 U.S.C. 5116(a); 33 CFR            10,957         1.02041          11,181
                                      27.3.
Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a)...  46 U.S.C. 5116(b); 33 CFR            21,916         1.02041          22,363
                                      27.3.
Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b)...  46 U.S.C. 5116(c); 33 CFR            10,957         1.02041          11,181
                                      27.3.
Reporting Marine Casualties........  46 U.S.C. 6103(a); 33 CFR            38,175         1.02041          38,954
                                      27.3.
Reporting Marine Casualties;         46 U.S.C. 6103(b); 33 CFR            10,055         1.02041          10,260
 Violation of 6104.                   27.3.
Manning of Inspected Vessels;        46 U.S.C. 8101(e); 33 CFR             1,811         1.02041           1,848
 Failure to Report Deficiency in      27.3.
 Vessel Complement.
Manning of Inspected Vessels.......  46 U.S.C. 8101(f); 33 CFR            18,107         1.02041          18,477
                                      27.3.
Manning of Inspected Vessels;        46 U.S.C. 8101(g); 33 CFR            18,107         1.02041          18,477
 Employing or Serving in Capacity     27.3.
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Manning of Inspected Vessels;        46 U.S.C. 8101(h); 33 CFR             2,394         1.02041           2,443
 Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small        27.3.
 Passenger Vessel, or Sailing
 School Vessel.
Watchmen on Passenger Vessels......  46 U.S.C. 8102(a)..........           2,394         1.02041           2,443
Citizenship Requirements...........  46 U.S.C. 8103(f)..........           1,196         1.02041           1,220
Watches on Vessels; Violation of     46 U.S.C. 8104(i)..........          18,107         1.02041          18,477
 8104(a) or (b).
Watches on Vessels; Violation of     46 U.S.C. 8104(j)..........          18,107         1.02041          18,477
 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h).
Staff Department on Vessels........  46 U.S.C. 8302(e)..........             239         1.02041             244
Officer's Competency Certificates..  46 U.S.C. 8304(d)..........             239         1.02041             244
Coastwise Pilotage; Owner,           46 U.S.C. 8502(e)..........          18,107         1.02041          18,477
 Charterer, Managing Operator,
 Agent, Master or Individual in
 Charge.
Coastwise Pilotage; Individual.....  46 U.S.C. 8502(f)..........          18,107         1.02041          18,477
Federal Pilots.....................  46 U.S.C. 8503.............          57,391         1.02041          58,562
Merchant Mariners Documents........  46 U.S.C. 8701(d)..........           1,196         1.02041           1,220
Crew Requirements..................  46 U.S.C. 8702(e)..........          18,107         1.02041          18,477
Small Vessel Manning...............  46 U.S.C. 8906.............          38,175         1.02041          38,954
Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner,        46 U.S.C. 9308(a)..........          18,107         1.02041          18,477
 Charterer, Managing Operator,
 Agent, Master or Individual in
 Charge.
Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual..  46 U.S.C. 9308(b)..........          18,107         1.02041          18,477
Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of  46 U.S.C. 9308(c)..........          18,107         1.02041          18,477
 9303.
Failure to Report Sexual Offense...  46 U.S.C. 10104(b).........           9,623         1.02041           9,819
Pay Advances to Seamen.............  46 U.S.C. 10314(a)(2)......           1,196         1.02041           1,220
Pay Advances to Seamen;              46 U.S.C. 10314(b).........           1,196         1.02041           1,220
 Remuneration for Employment.
Allotment to Seamen................  46 U.S.C. 10315(c).........           1,196         1.02041           1,220
Seamen Protection; General.........  46 U.S.C. 10321............           8,296         1.02041           8,465
Coastwise Voyages: Advances........  46 U.S.C. 10505(a)(2)......           8,296         1.02041           8,465
Coastwise Voyages: Advances;         46 U.S.C. 10505(b).........           8,296         1.02041           8,465
 Remuneration for Employment.
Coastwise Voyages: Seamen            46 U.S.C. 10508(b).........           8,296         1.02041           8,465
 Protection; General.
Effects of Deceased Seamen.........  46 U.S.C. 10711............             479         1.02041             489
Complaints of Unfitness............  46 U.S.C. 10902(a)(2)......           1,196         1.02041           1,220
Proceedings on Examination of        46 U.S.C. 10903(d).........             239         1.02041             244
 Vessel.
Permission to Make Complaint.......  46 U.S.C. 10907(b).........           1,196         1.02041           1,220
Accommodations for Seamen..........  46 U.S.C. 11101(f).........           1,196         1.02041           1,220
Medicine Chests on Vessels.........  46 U.S.C. 11102(b).........           1,196         1.02041           1,220
Destitute Seamen...................  46 U.S.C. 11104(b).........             239         1.02041             244
Wages on Discharge.................  46 U.S.C. 11105(c).........           1,196         1.02041           1,220
Log Books; Master Failing to         46 U.S.C. 11303(a).........             479         1.02041             489
 Maintain.
Log Books; Master Failing to Make    46 U.S.C. 11303(b).........             479         1.02041             489
 Entry.
Log Books; Late Entry..............  46 U.S.C. 11303(c).........             359         1.02041             366
Carrying of Sheath Knives..........  46 U.S.C. 11506............             120         1.02041             122
Vessel Documentation...............  46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(1)......          15,675         1.02041          15,995
Documentation of Vessels--Related    46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(2)......          26,126         1.02041          26,659
 to Activities involving mobile
 offshore drilling units.
Vessel Documentation; Fishery        46 U.S.C. 12151(c).........         119,786         1.02041         122,231
 Endorsement.
Numbering of Undocumented Vessels--  46 U.S.C. 12309(a).........          11,967         1.02041          12,211
 Willful violation.
Numbering of Undocumented Vessels..  46 U.S.C. 12309(b).........           2,394         1.02041           2,443
Vessel Identification System.......  46 U.S.C. 12507(b).........          20,111         1.02041          20,521
Measurement of Vessels.............  46 U.S.C. 14701............          43,832         1.02041          44,727
Measurement; False Statements......  46 U.S.C. 14702............          43,832         1.02041          44,727
Commercial Instruments and Maritime  46 U.S.C. 31309............          20,111         1.02041          20,521
 Liens.
Commercial Instruments and Maritime  46 U.S.C. 31330(a)(2)......          20,111         1.02041          20,521
 Liens; Mortgagor.
Commercial Instruments and Maritime  46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2)......          50,276         1.02041          51,302
 Liens; Violation of 31329.
Port Security......................  46 U.S.C. 70119(a).........          33,333         1.02041          34,013
Port Security--Continuing            46 U.S.C. 70119(b).........          59,893         1.02041          61,115
 Violations.
Maritime Drug Law Enforcement......  46 U.S.C. 70506(c).........           5,526         1.02041           5,639
Hazardous Materials: Related to      49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1).......          78,376         1.02041          79,976
 Vessels.
Hazardous Materials: Related to      49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2).......         182,877         1.02041         186,610
 Vessels--Penalty from Fatalities,
 Serious Injuries/Illness or
 substantial Damage to Property.

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Hazardous Materials: Related to      49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3).......             471         1.02041             481
 Vessels; Training.
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* OMB, Implementation of the 2017 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment
  Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/M-18-03.pdf.
** Enacted under the Tariff Act; exempt from inflation adjustments.

E. 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) and (4) and 49 U.S.C. 
114(v),\7\ TSA may impose penalties for violations of any statute that 
TSA administers, whether an implementing regulation or order imposes 
the penalty. 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),\8\ as well as violations of requirements described 
in chapter 449 of title 49 of the United States Code. 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 2018 adjustment for the 
penalties that TSA administers.
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    \7\ As amended by sec. 1302 of the Implementing Recommendations 
of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-53, 121 Stat. 266 
(Aug. 3, 2007)).
    \8\ See, e.g., 46 U.S.C. 70105, 49 U.S.C. 46302 and 46303, and 
U.S.C. chapter 449.

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           Penalty name                  Citation         adjusted in the     Multiplier *     adjusted by this
                                                              2017 FR                             final rule
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Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449     49 U.S.C.            $32,666 (up to a            1.02041  $33,333 (up to a
 (except secs. 44902, 44903(d),     46301(a)(1), (4);    total of $522,657                    total of $533,324
 44907(a)-(d)(1)(A),                49 CFR               per civil penalty                    per civil penalty
 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908, and     1503.401(c)(2).      action).                             action).
 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 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.            $13,066 (up to a            1.02041  $13,333(up to a
 (except secs. 44902, 44903(d),     46301(a)(1), (4);    total of $65,333                     total of $66,666
 44907(a)-(d)(1)(A),                49 CFR               total for small                      total for small
 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908, and     1503.401(c)(1).      businesses,                          business, $533,324
 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 46302 or                           $522,657 for                         for others).
 46303, a regulation prescribed,                         others).
 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.
Violation of any other provision   49 U.S.C. 114(v);    $11,182 (up to a            1.02041  $11,410 (up to a
 of title 49 U.S.C. or of 46        49 CFR 1503.401(b).  total of $55,910                     total of $57,051
 U.S.C. ch. 701, a regulation                            total for small                      total for small
 prescribed, or order issued                             businesses,                          businesses,
 thereunder.                                             $447,280 for                         $456,409 for
                                                         others).                             others).
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* OMB, Implementation of the 2018 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment
  Act Improvements Act of 2015, December 15, 2017. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/M-18-03.pdf.

V. 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 United States 
Code. 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.

VI. Regulatory Analyses

A. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and

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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.\9\ 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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B. 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.

C. 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.

D. 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.

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

    Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Freight, Harbors, Maritime 
carriers, Oil pollution, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Vessels.

33 CFR Part 27

    Administrative practice and procedure, Penalties.

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.


0
2. 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 $34,013 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
3. 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
4. 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 
$461 and not exceeding $3,695 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 $390 and not exceeding 
$3,116 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

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$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 $3,695 and not more than $9,239 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 $3,116 and not more than $7,791 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

0
5. The authority citation for part 274a continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  8 U.S.C. 1101, 1103, 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.


0
6. 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 $2,236 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.

0
7. In Sec.  274a.10, revise paragraphs (b)(1)(ii)(A) through (C) and 
(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 $559 and not more than $4,473 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 $4,473 and not more than $11,181 for each 
unauthorized alien with respect to 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 $6,709 and 
not more than $22,363 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 $224 and not more 
than $2,236 for each individual with respect to whom such violation 
occurred after November 2, 2015. In determining the amount of the 
penalty, consideration shall be given to:
* * * * *

PART 280--IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF FINES

0
8. 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
9. 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 $1,333 to $1,360.
    (2) Section 234 of the