Annual Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment, 67096-67098 [2018-28266]

Download as PDF 67096 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Rules and Regulations federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This rule meets the applicable standards of Executive Order 12988. Paperwork Reduction Act. This rule does not involve any collection of information for purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 64 Flood insurance, Floodplains. Accordingly, 44 CFR part 64 is amended as follows: PART 64—[AMENDED] § 64.6 [Amended] 2. The tables published under the authority of § 64.6 are amended as follows: ■ 1. The authority citation for part 64 continues to read as follows: ■ Community No. State and location Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp.; p. 329; E.O. 12127, 44 FR 19367, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp.; p. 376. 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[FR Doc. 2018–28153 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is updating its regulations to reflect required annual inflation-related increases to the civil monetary penalties in its regulations, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. SUMMARY: DATES: CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE 45 CFR Parts 1230 and 2554 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES RIN 3045–AA71 Annual Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Interim final rule. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 Effective date: This rule is effective January 15, 2019. Comment due date: Technical comments may be submitted until January 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may send your comments electronically through the Federal government’s one-stop rulemaking website at www.regulations.gov. Also, you may mail or deliver your comments to Stephanie Soper, Law Office Manager, Office of General Counsel, at the PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Corporation for National and Community Service, 250 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20525. Due to continued delays in CNCS’s receipt of mail, we strongly encourage comments to be submitted online electronically. The TDD/TTY number is 800–833– 3722. You may request this notice in an alternative format for the visually impaired. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Soper, Law Office Manager, Office of General Counsel, at 202–606– 6747 or email to ssoper@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 800–833–3722 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Rules and Regulations I. Background The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs to further its mission to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. For more information, visit NationalService.gov. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Sec. 701 of Pub. L. 114–74) (the ‘‘Act’’), which is intended to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain the deterrent effect of such penalties, requires agencies to adjust the civil monetary penalties for inflation annually. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES II. Method of Calculation CNCS has two civil monetary penalties in its regulations. A civil monetary penalty under the Act is a penalty, fine, or other sanction that is for a specific monetary amount as provided by Federal law or has a maximum amount provided for by federal law and is assessed or enforced by an agency pursuant to federal law and is assessed or enforced pursuant to an administrative proceeding or a civil action in the federal courts. (See 28 U.S.C. 2461 note). The inflation adjustment for each applicable civil monetary penalty is determined using the percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI–U) for the month of October of the year in which the amount of each civil money penalty was most recently established or modified. In the December 14, 2018, OMB Memo for the Heads of Executive Agencies and Departments, M–19–04, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2019, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, OMB published the multiplier for the required annual adjustment. The costof-living adjustment multiplier for 2019, based on the CPI–U for the month of October 2018, not seasonally adjusted, is 1.02522. CNCS identified two civil penalties in its regulations: (1) The penalty associated with Restrictions on Lobbying (45 CFR 1230.400) and (2) the penalty associated with the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (45 CFR 2554.1). The civil monetary penalties related to Restrictions on Lobbying (Section 319, Pub. L. 101–121; 31 U.S.C. 1352) range from $19,639 to $196,387. Using VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 the 2019 multiplier, the new range of possible civil monetary penalties is from $20,134 to $201,340. The Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 99–509) civil monetary penalty has an upper limit of $11,181. Using the 2019 multiplier, the new upper limit of the civil monetary penalty is $11,463. III. Summary of Final Rule This final rule adjusts the civil monetary penalty amounts related to Restrictions on Lobbying (45 CFR 1230.400) and the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (45 CFR 2554.1). The range of civil monetary penalties related to Restrictions on Lobbying increase from ‘‘$19,639 to $196,387’’ to ‘‘$20,134 to $201,340.’’ The civil monetary penalties for the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 increase from ‘‘up to $11,181’’ to ‘‘up to $11,463.’’ IV. Regulatory Procedures A. Determination of Good Cause for Publication Without Notice and Comment CNCS finds, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), that there is good cause to except this rule from the public notice and comment provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b). Because CNCS is implementing a final rule pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which requires CNCS to update its regulations based on a prescribed formula, CNCS has no discretion in the nature or amount of the change to the civil monetary penalties. Therefore, notice and comment for these proscribed updates is impracticable and unnecessary. As an interim final rule, no further regulatory action is required for the issuance of this legally binding rule. If you would like to provide technical comments, however, they may be submitted until January 28, 2019. B. Review Under Procedural Statutes and Executive Orders CNCS has determined that making technical changes to the amount of civil monetary penalties in its regulations does not trigger any requirements under procedural statutes and Executive Orders that govern rulemaking procedures. V. Effective Date This rule is effective January 15, 2019. The adjusted civil penalty amounts apply to civil penalties assessed on or after January 15, 2019, when the violation occurred after November 2, 2015. If the violation occurred prior to PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 67097 November 2, 2015, or a penalty was assessed prior to August 1, 2016, the pre-adjustment civil penalty amounts in effect prior to August 1, 2106, will apply. List of Subjects 45 CFR Part 1230 Government contracts, Grant programs, Loan programs, Lobbying, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 45 CFR Part 2554 Claims, Fraud, Organization and functions (Government agencies), Penalties. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 12651c(c), the Corporation for National and Community Service amends chapters XII and XXV, title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 1230—NEW RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYING 1. The authority citation for part 1230 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Section 319, Pub. L. 101–121 (31 U.S.C. 1352); Pub. L. 93–113; 42 U.S.C. 4951, et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 5060. § 1230.400 [Amended] 2. Amend § 1230.400: ■ a. In paragraphs (a), (b), and (e), by removing ‘‘$19,639’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$20,134’’ each place it appears. ■ b. In paragraphs (a), (b), and (e), by removing ‘‘$196,387’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$201,340’’ each place it appears. ■ Appendix A to Part 1230 [Amended] 3. Amend appendix A to part 1230 in both the undesignated paragraph following paragraph (3) and the last paragraph by removing ‘‘$19,639’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$20,134’’ and by removing ‘‘$196,387’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$201,340’’. ■ PART 2554—PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT REGULATIONS 4. The authority citation for part 2554 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Pub. L. 99–509, Secs. 6101– 6104, 100 Stat. 1874 (31 U.S.C. 3801–3812); 42 U.S.C. 12651c–12651d. § 2554.1 [Amended] 5. Amend § 2554.1 in paragraph (b) by removing ‘‘$11,181’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$11,463.’’ ■ E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1 67098 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Rules and Regulations amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Dated: December 21, 2018. Tim Noelker, General Counsel. regulation voluntarily. Price cap regulation was designed to ‘‘reward companies that became more productive and efficient, while ensuring that [FR Doc. 2018–28266 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] productivity and efficiency gains are BILLING CODE 6050–28–P shared with ratepayers.’’ Through a series of subsequent decisions, the Commission allowed other carriers to FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS convert voluntarily from rate-of-return COMMISSION to price cap regulation. 2. Since then, the Commission has 47 CFR Parts 1, 32, 51, 61, and 69 taken additional steps to transition [WC Docket Nos. 17–144, 16–143, 05–25; certain services and revenues of rate-ofFCC 18–146] return carriers from rate-of-return regulation to other more efficient forms Regulation of Business Data Services of regulation. In 2011, as part of for Rate-of-Return Local Exchange comprehensive universal service and Carriers; Business Data Services in an intercarrier compensation reform, the internet Protocol Environment; Special Commission imposed rate caps on rateAccess for Price Cap Local Exchange of-return carriers’ switched access Carriers services, removing those services from the obligations that accompany AGENCY: Federal Communications traditional rate-or-return regulation. In Commission. the USF/ICC Transformation Order, 76 ACTION: Final rule. FR 73830, November 29, 2011, the SUMMARY: The Commission continues its Commission also changed its method for calculating high-cost universal service efforts to modernize its rules governing support received by rate-of-return the pricing of business data services (BDS) by allowing rate-of-return carriers affiliates of price cap carriers. Specifically, the Commission began to to voluntarily elect to transition their treat rate-of-return operating companies BDS offerings out of rate-of-return affiliated with price-cap holding regulation to a lighter-touch regulatory companies as price cap LECs for the framework. This action is intended to purposes of the Connect America Fund promote competition and reduce costly (CAF) Phase I distribution mechanism. regulatory burdens which no longer As a result, rate-of-return carriers serve the public interest. Under this affiliated with price-cap companies now new framework, rate-of-return carriers would be incentivized to use the savings receive the same type of fixed universal service support that their price cap realized from the regulatory relief to affiliates receive. improve existing networks and service. 3. Two years ago, the Commission DATES: The amendments contained in gave rate-of-return carriers the option of this final rule shall become effective receiving forward looking, model-based February 26, 2019. universal service support based on the ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Alternative Connect America Cost Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Model (A–CAM), which more than 200 Washington, DC 20554. carriers opted to receive (A–CAM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: carriers). The Commission observed that Justin Faulb, Pricing Policy Division of ‘‘the carriers that choose to take the the Wireline Competition Bureau at voluntary path to the model are electing 202–418–1540 or by email at incentive regulation for common line Justin.Faulb@fcc.gov. offerings.’’ Consequently, for A–CAM carriers, only their BDS offerings are SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a currently subject to rate-of-return summary of the Commission’s Report and Order, released October 24, 2018. A regulation. 4. In 2016, the Commission also full-text version may be obtained at the adopted the Alaska Plan Order, 81 FR following internet address: https:// 69696, October 7, 2016, which allowed www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-spursAlaskan rate-of-return carriers to elect competition-rural-business-datafixed universal service support on a services-0. state-wide basis for a defined term in I. Background exchange for committing to deployment 1. In 1990, the Commission began the obligations. Specifically, the Commission provided a one-time process of encouraging carriers to move opportunity for Alaskan rate-of-return from rate-of-return to incentive carriers to elect to receive universal regulation by adopting price cap rules service support frozen at adjusted 2011 governing the largest incumbent LECs’ levels for a 10-year term in exchange for interstate access charges and allowing other incumbent LECs to elect price cap meeting individualized performance VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 benchmarks to offer voice and broadband services. Subsequently, in 2016, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) authorized 13 Alaskan rate-ofreturn carriers to receive universal service support under the Alaska Plan (Alaska Plan carriers). Similar to A– CAM carriers, Alaska Plan carriers receive fixed universal service support that is not based on current cost, and only file cost studies for purposes of their BDS offerings. 5. In addition to encouraging carriers to migrate from cost-based to incentive regulation, over time the Commission has reduced ex ante pricing regulation in favor of relying on competition to the extent possible. In 1999, the Commission granted pricing flexibility to price cap carriers that provided service in areas where carriers could demonstrate threshold levels of deployment by competitive providers. Pricing flexibility allowed eligible carriers to offer BDS using contract tariffs, volume and term discounts and, in markets that demonstrated higher levels of competition, at unregulated rates. Beginning in 2007, the Commission granted forbearance from dominant carrier regulation, including tariffing and pricing regulation, to a number of price cap incumbent LECs for their newer packet-based broadband services. These forbearance orders concluded that forbearance from dominant carrier regulation was warranted given the existence of competition for these newer services, which ensured that rates and practices for these services remained just and reasonable, adequately protected consumers, and was in the public interest. 6. In 2017, the Commission adjusted BDS pricing regulation to the reality of a dynamically competitive BDS market in areas where incumbent LECs were subject to price cap regulation. The Commission premised its reductions in ex ante pricing regulation in part on a substantial data collection and in part on its predictive judgment that dynamic and growing competition in the BDS market, driven increasingly by the emergence of cable competition, would allow reliance on competition rather than regulation to ensure rates remain just and reasonable. The BDS Order, 82 FR 25660, June 2, 2017, represented yet another step in the process of reducing dominant carrier regulation in response to the growth of competition. In that order, the Commission found that reducing government intervention and allowing market forces to continue working would further spur entry, innovation, and competition in BDS markets served by price cap carriers. E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1

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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

45 CFR Parts 1230 and 2554

RIN 3045-AA71


Annual Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Interim final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is 
updating its regulations to reflect required annual inflation-related 
increases to the civil monetary penalties in its regulations, pursuant 
to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements 
Act of 2015.

DATES: 
    Effective date: This rule is effective January 15, 2019.
    Comment due date: Technical comments may be submitted until January 
28, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may send your comments electronically through the 
Federal government's one-stop rulemaking website at 
www.regulations.gov. Also, you may mail or deliver your comments to 
Stephanie Soper, Law Office Manager, Office of General Counsel, at the 
Corporation for National and Community Service, 250 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20525. Due to continued delays in CNCS's receipt of 
mail, we strongly encourage comments to be submitted online 
electronically. The TDD/TTY number is 800-833-3722. You may request 
this notice in an alternative format for the visually impaired.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Soper, Law Office Manager, 
Office of General Counsel, at 202-606-6747 or email to ssoper@cns.gov. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) 
may call 800-833-3722 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday 
through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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I. Background

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a 
federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through 
its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs to 
further its mission to improve lives, strengthen communities, and 
foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. For more 
information, visit NationalService.gov.
    The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements 
Act of 2015 (Sec. 701 of Pub. L. 114-74) (the ``Act''), which is 
intended to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and 
to maintain the deterrent effect of such penalties, requires agencies 
to adjust the civil monetary penalties for inflation annually.

II. Method of Calculation

    CNCS has two civil monetary penalties in its regulations. A civil 
monetary penalty under the Act is a penalty, fine, or other sanction 
that is for a specific monetary amount as provided by Federal law or 
has a maximum amount provided for by federal law and is assessed or 
enforced by an agency pursuant to federal law and is assessed or 
enforced pursuant to an administrative proceeding or a civil action in 
the federal courts. (See 28 U.S.C. 2461 note).
    The inflation adjustment for each applicable civil monetary penalty 
is determined using the percent increase in the Consumer Price Index 
for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the month of October of the year in 
which the amount of each civil money penalty was most recently 
established or modified. In the December 14, 2018, OMB Memo for the 
Heads of Executive Agencies and Departments, M-19-04, Implementation of 
Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2019, Pursuant to the Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, OMB 
published the multiplier for the required annual adjustment. The cost-
of-living adjustment multiplier for 2019, based on the CPI-U for the 
month of October 2018, not seasonally adjusted, is 1.02522.
    CNCS identified two civil penalties in its regulations: (1) The 
penalty associated with Restrictions on Lobbying (45 CFR 1230.400) and 
(2) the penalty associated with the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act 
(45 CFR 2554.1).
    The civil monetary penalties related to Restrictions on Lobbying 
(Section 319, Pub. L. 101-121; 31 U.S.C. 1352) range from $19,639 to 
$196,387. Using the 2019 multiplier, the new range of possible civil 
monetary penalties is from $20,134 to $201,340.
    The Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 99-509) civil 
monetary penalty has an upper limit of $11,181. Using the 2019 
multiplier, the new upper limit of the civil monetary penalty is 
$11,463.

III. Summary of Final Rule

    This final rule adjusts the civil monetary penalty amounts related 
to Restrictions on Lobbying (45 CFR 1230.400) and the Program Fraud 
Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (45 CFR 2554.1). The range of civil monetary 
penalties related to Restrictions on Lobbying increase from ``$19,639 
to $196,387'' to ``$20,134 to $201,340.'' The civil monetary penalties 
for the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 increase from ``up to 
$11,181'' to ``up to $11,463.''

IV. Regulatory Procedures

A. Determination of Good Cause for Publication Without Notice and 
Comment

    CNCS finds, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), that there is good cause 
to except this rule from the public notice and comment provisions of 
the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b). Because CNCS is 
implementing a final rule pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties 
Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which requires CNCS 
to update its regulations based on a prescribed formula, CNCS has no 
discretion in the nature or amount of the change to the civil monetary 
penalties. Therefore, notice and comment for these proscribed updates 
is impracticable and unnecessary. As an interim final rule, no further 
regulatory action is required for the issuance of this legally binding 
rule. If you would like to provide technical comments, however, they 
may be submitted until January 28, 2019.

B. Review Under Procedural Statutes and Executive Orders

    CNCS has determined that making technical changes to the amount of 
civil monetary penalties in its regulations does not trigger any 
requirements under procedural statutes and Executive Orders that govern 
rulemaking procedures.

V. Effective Date

    This rule is effective January 15, 2019. The adjusted civil penalty 
amounts apply to civil penalties assessed on or after January 15, 2019, 
when the violation occurred after November 2, 2015. If the violation 
occurred prior to November 2, 2015, or a penalty was assessed prior to 
August 1, 2016, the pre-adjustment civil penalty amounts in effect 
prior to August 1, 2106, will apply.

List of Subjects

45 CFR Part 1230

    Government contracts, Grant programs, Loan programs, Lobbying, 
Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

45 CFR Part 2554

    Claims, Fraud, Organization and functions (Government agencies), 
Penalties.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, under the authority of 
42 U.S.C. 12651c(c), the Corporation for National and Community Service 
amends chapters XII and XXV, title 45 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations as follows:

PART 1230--NEW RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYING

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1. The authority citation for part 1230 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Section 319, Pub. L. 101-121 (31 U.S.C. 1352); Pub. 
L. 93-113; 42 U.S.C. 4951, et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 5060.


Sec.  1230.400  [Amended]

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2. Amend Sec.  1230.400:
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a. In paragraphs (a), (b), and (e), by removing ``$19,639'' and adding 
in its place ``$20,134'' each place it appears.
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b. In paragraphs (a), (b), and (e), by removing ``$196,387'' and adding 
in its place ``$201,340'' each place it appears.


Appendix A to Part 1230  [Amended]

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3. Amend appendix A to part 1230 in both the undesignated paragraph 
following paragraph (3) and the last paragraph by removing ``$19,639'' 
and adding in its place ``$20,134'' and by removing ``$196,387'' and 
adding in its place ``$201,340''.

PART 2554--PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT REGULATIONS

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4. The authority citation for part 2554 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Pub. L. 99-509, Secs. 6101-6104, 100 Stat. 1874 (31 
U.S.C. 3801-3812); 42 U.S.C. 12651c-12651d.


Sec.  2554.1  [Amended]

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5. Amend Sec.  2554.1 in paragraph (b) by removing ``$11,181'' and 
adding in its place ``$11,463.''


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    Dated: December 21, 2018.
Tim Noelker,
General Counsel.
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