Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2019, 213-223 [2019-00089]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost-of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly, this final rule sets forth the Department’s 2019 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties. DATES: This final rule is effective on January 23, 2019. As provided by the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin FitzGerald, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–5076 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this final rule may be obtained in alternative formats (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–5959 (this is not a tollfree number). TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free 1–877–889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration 20 CFR Part 655 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs 20 CFR Parts 702, 725, 726 Office of the Secretary 29 CFR Part 5 41 CFR Part 50–201 Wage and Hour Division 29 CFR Parts 500, 501, 503, 530, 570, 578, 579, 801, 825 Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903 Employee Benefits Security Administration 29 CFR Part 2560, 2575, 2590 Preamble Table of Contents Mine Safety and Health Administration I. Background II. Adjustment for 2019 III. Paperwork Reduction Act IV. Administrative Procedure Act V. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review, Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Costs VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act VII. Other Regulatory Considerations A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments D. The Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999: Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families E. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks F. Environmental Impact Assessment G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property Rights I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis 30 CFR Part 100 RIN 1290–AA33 Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2019 Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary, Wage and Hour Division, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 I. Background On November 2, 2015, Congress enacted the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Public Law 114–74, 701 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 213 further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as previously amended by the 1996 Debt Collection Improvement Act (collectively, the ‘‘Prior Inflation Adjustment Act’’), to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The Inflation Adjustment Act required agencies to: (1) Adjust the level of civil monetary penalties with an initial ‘‘catch-up’’ adjustment through an interim final rule (IFR); and (2) make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. On July 1, 2016, the Department published an IFR that established the initial catch-up adjustment for most civil penalties that the Department administers and requested comments. See 81 FR 43430 (DOL IFR). On January 18, 2017, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2017 Annual Adjustment for those civil monetary penalties adjusted in the DOL IFR. See 82 FR 5373 (DOL 2017 Annual Adjustment). On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) (collectively, ‘‘the Departments’’) jointly published an IFR that established the initial catch-up adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced in connection with the employment of temporary nonimmigrant workers under the H–2B program. See 81 FR 42983 (Joint IFR). On March 17, 2017, the Departments jointly published the final rule establishing the 2017 Annual Adjustment for the H–2B civil monetary penalties. See 82 FR 14147 (Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment). The Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment also explained that DOL would make future adjustments to the H–2B civil monetary penalties consistent with DOL’s delegated authority under 8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14), Immigration and Nationality Act section 214(c)(14), and the Inflation Adjustment Act. See 82 FR 14147–48. On January 2, 2018, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2018 Annual Adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, including H–2B civil monetary penalties. See 83 FR 7 (DOL 2018 Annual Adjustment). This rule implements the 2019 annual inflation adjustments, as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, including H–2B civil monetary penalties.1 The Inflation 1 The Department is also responsible for administering and enforcing a newly-enacted civil monetary penalty under the Fair Labor Standards E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM Continued 23JAR1 214 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Adjustment Act provides that the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of the increase. Pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act, this final rule is published notwithstanding Section 553 of the APA. II. Adjustment for 2019 The Department has undertaken a thorough review of civil penalties administered by its various components pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act and in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.2 The Department first identified the most recent penalty amount, which is the amount established by the 2018 annual adjustment as set forth in the DOL 2018 Annual Adjustment published on January 2, 2018. The Department is required to calculate the annual adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI–U). Annual inflation adjustments are based on the percent change between the October CPI–U preceding the date of the adjustment, and the prior year’s October CPI–U; in this case, the percent change between the October 2018 CPI–U and the October 2017 CPI–U. The cost-ofliving adjustment multiplier for 2019, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI–U) for the month of October 2018, not seasonally adjusted, is 1.02522.3 In order to compute the 2019 annual adjustment, the Department multiplied the most recent penalty amount for each applicable penalty by the multiplier, 1.02522, and rounded to the nearest dollar. As provided by the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of this rule.4 Accordingly, for penalties assessed after January 23, 2019, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015, the higher penalty amounts outlined in this rule will apply. The tables below demonstrate the penalty amounts that apply: CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR THE H–2B TEMPORARY NON-AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROGRAM Violations occurring Penalty assessed On or before November 2, 2015 .................................... On or before November 2, 2015 .................................... After November 2, 2015 ................................................. After November 2, 2015 ................................................. On or before August 1, 2016 ........................................ After August 1, 2016 ..................................................... After August 1, 2016, but on or before March 17, 2017 After March 17, 2017 but on or before January 2, 2018. After January 2, 2018 but on or before January 23, 2019. After January 23, 2019 .................................................. After November 2, 2015 ................................................. After November 2, 2015 ................................................. Which penalty level applies Pre-August 1, 2016 levels. Pre-August 1, 2016 levels. August 1, 2016 levels. March 17, 2017 levels. January 2, 2018 levels. January 23, 2019 levels. CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR OTHER DOL PROGRAMS Violations occurring Penalty assessed On or before November 2, 2015 .................................... On or before November 2, 2015 .................................... After November 2, 2015 ................................................. On or before August 1, 2016 ........................................ After August 1, 2016 ..................................................... After August 1, 2016, but on or before January 13, 2017. After January 13, 2017 but on or before January 2, 2018. After January 2, 2018 but on or before January 23, 2019. After January 23, 2019 .................................................. After November 2, 2015 ................................................. After November 2, 2015 ................................................. After November 2, 2015 ................................................. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES III. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507(d)) requires that the Department consider the impact of paperwork and other information collection burdens imposed on the public. The Department has determined that this final rule does not require any collection of information. IV. Administrative Procedure Act The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall annually adjust civil monetary penalties for inflation notwithstanding Section 553 of the APA. Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a Act (see Pub. L. 115–141, sec. 1201 (2018)), but the Inflation Adjustment Act does not require the Department to adjust this new penalty in 2019 because Congress enacted the penalty within the preceding 12 months. See 28 U.S.C. 2462 Note, sec. 4(d); OMB Circular M–16–06. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Which penalty level applies Pre-August 1, 2016 levels. Pre-August 1, 2016 levels. August 1, 2016 levels. January 13, 2017 levels. January 2, 2018 levels. January 23, 2019 levels. Executive Order 12866 requires that regulatory agencies assess both the costs and benefits of significant regulatory actions. Under the Executive Order, a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ is one meeting any of a number of specified conditions, including the following: Having an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; creating a serious inconsistency or interfering with an action of another agency; materially altering the budgetary impact of entitlements or the rights of entitlement recipients, or raising novel legal or policy issues. The Department has determined that this final rule is not a ‘‘significant’’ regulatory action and a cost-benefit and economic analysis is not required. This 2 M–19–04, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2019, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 14, 2018). 3 OMB provided the year-over-year multiplier, rounded to 5 decimal points. Id. at 1. 4 Appendix 1 consists of a table that provides ready access to key information about each penalty. nondiscretionary cost-of-living formula for annual adjustment of the civil monetary penalties. For these reasons, the requirements in sections 553(b), (c), and (d) of the APA, relating to notice and comment and requiring that a rule be effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, are inapplicable. V. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review, Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM 23JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations regulation merely adjusts civil monetary penalties in accordance with inflation as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, and has no impact on disclosure or compliance costs. The benefit provided by the inflationary adjustment to the maximum civil monetary penalties is that of maintaining the incentive for the regulated community to comply with the laws enforced by the Department, and not allowing the incentive to be diminished by inflation. This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13563 directs agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility to minimize burden. The Inflation Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the annual adjustments without regard to Section 553 of the APA. In that context, Congress has already determined that any possible increase in costs is justified by the overall benefits of such adjustments. This final rule makes only the statutory changes outlined herein; thus there are no alternatives or further analysis required by Executive Order 13563. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. (RFA), imposes certain requirements on Federal agency rules that are subject to the notice and comment requirements of the APA, 5 U.S.C. 553(b). This final rule is exempt from the requirements of the APA because the Inflation Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the annual adjustments without regard to Section 553 of the APA. Therefore, the requirements of the RFA applicable to notices of proposed rulemaking, 5 U.S.C. 603, do not apply to this rule. Accordingly, the Department is not required to either certify that the final rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities or conduct a regulatory flexibility analysis. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 VII. Other Regulatory Considerations A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531–1538, requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or Tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. This Final Rule will not result in such an expenditure. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism Section 18 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 667) requires OSHA-approved State Plans to have standards and an enforcement program that are at least as effective as federal OSHA’s standards and enforcement program. OSHAapproved State Plans must have maximum and minimum penalty levels that are at least as effective as federal OSHA’s per Section 18(c)(2) of the OSH Act. See also 29 CFR 1902.4(c)(2)(xi); 1902.37(b)(12). State Plans are required to increase their penalties in alignment with OSHA’s penalty increases to maintain at least as effective penalty levels. State Plans are not required to impose monetary penalties on state and local government employers. See § 1956.11(c)(2)(x). Five (5) states and one territory have State Plans that cover only state and local government employees: Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, New York, and the Virgin Islands. Therefore, the requirements to increase the penalty levels do not apply to these State Plans. Twenty-one (21) states and one U.S. territory have State Plans that cover both private sector employees and state and local government employees: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. They must increase their penalties for private-sector employers. Other than as listed above, this final rule does not have federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct effects on the states, on the relationship between the national government and the states, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Accordingly, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 215 Executive Order 13132, Federalism, requires no further agency action or analysis. C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments This final rule does not have ‘‘tribal implications’’ because it does not have substantial direct effects on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal government and Indian tribes. Accordingly, Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, requires no further agency action or analysis. D. The Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999: Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families This final rule will have no effect on family well-being or stability, marital commitment, parental rights or authority, or income or poverty of families and children. Accordingly, section 654 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999 (5 U.S.C. 601 note) requires no further agency action, analysis, or assessment. E. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks This final rule will have no adverse impact on children. Accordingly, Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks, as amended by Executive Orders 13229 and 13296, requires no further agency action or analysis. F. Environmental Impact Assessment A review of this final rule in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality, 40 CFR part 1500 et seq.; and the Departmental NEPA procedures, 29 CFR part 11, indicates that the final rule will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. As a result, there is no corresponding environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement. G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply This final rule has been reviewed for its impact on the supply, distribution, and use of energy because it applies, in part, to the coal mining and uranium industries. MSHA has concluded that the adjustment of civil monetary E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM 23JAR1 216 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations penalties to keep pace with inflation and thus maintain the incentive for operators to maintain safe and healthful workplaces is not a significant energy action because it is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. This final rule has not been identified to have other impacts on energy supply. Accordingly, Executive Order 13211 requires no further Agency action or analysis. H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property Rights This final rule will not implement a policy with takings implications. Accordingly, Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights, requires no further agency action or analysis. I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis This final rule was drafted and reviewed in accordance with Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This final rule was written to provide a clear legal standard for affected conduct and was carefully reviewed to eliminate drafting errors and ambiguities, so as to minimize litigation and undue burden on the Federal court system. The Department has determined that this final rule meets the applicable standards provided in section 3 of Executive Order 12988. 20 CFR Part 702 Administrative practice and procedure, Longshore and harbor workers, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Workers’ compensation. 20 CFR Part 725 Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal miners, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Administrative practice and procedure, Agriculture, Aliens, Employment, Housing, Housing standards, Immigration, Labor, Migrant labor, Penalties, Transportation, Wages. 29 CFR Part 503 Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Housing, Immigration, Labor, Penalties, Transportation, Wages. 29 CFR Part 530 29 CFR Part 570 Child labor, Law enforcement, Penalties. 29 CFR Part 578 Penalties, Wages. 29 CFR Part 579 Jkt 247001 Administrative practice and procedure, Employment, Lie detector tests, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 29 CFR Part 825 Administrative practice and procedure, Airmen, Employee benefit plans, Health, Health insurance, Labor management relations, Maternal and child health, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Teachers. Intergovernmental relations, Law enforcement, Occupational Safety and Health, Penalties. 29 CFR Part 2560 29 CFR Part 5 Administrative practice and procedure, Construction industry, Employee benefit plans, Government contracts, Law enforcement, Minimum wages, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Employee benefit plans, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Law enforcement, Penalties, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping. 29 CFR Part 2575 Administrative practice and procedure, Employee benefit plans, PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Health care, Penalties, Pensions. 29 CFR Part 2590 Employee benefit plans, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Health care, Health insurance, Penalties, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping. 30 CFR Part 100 Mine safety and health, Penalties. 41 CFR Part 50–201 Child labor, Government procurement, Minimum wages, Occupational safety and health, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons set out in the preamble, 20 CFR chapters V and VI, 29 CFR subtitle A and chapters V, XVII, and XXV, 30 CFR chapter I, and 41 CFR subtitle B are amended as follows. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Administrative practice and procedure, Clothing, Homeworkers, Indians—arts and crafts, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Surety bonds, Watches and jewelry. 29 CFR Parts 1902 and 1903 20 CFR Part 726 Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal miners, Mines, Penalties. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES 29 CFR Part 501 29 CFR Part 801 20 CFR Part 655 Immigration, Labor, Penalties. 16:33 Jan 22, 2019 Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Housing, Insurance, Intergovernmental relations, Investigations, Migrant labor, Motor vehicle safety, Occupational safety and health, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages, Whistleblowing. Child labor, Penalties. List of Subjects VerDate Sep<11>2014 29 CFR Part 500 Sfmt 4700 Employment and Training Administration Title 20—Employees’ Benefits PART 655—TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN WORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES 1. The authority citation for part 655 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Section 655.0 issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E)(iii), 1101(a)(15)(H)(i) and (ii), 8 U.S.C. 1103(a)(6), 1182(m), (n) and (t), 1184(c), (g), and (j), 1188, and 1288(c) and (d); sec. 3(c)(1), Pub. L. 101–238, 103 Stat. 2099, 2102 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 221(a), Pub. L. 101–649, 104 Stat. 4978, 5027 (8 U.S.C. 1184 note); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. L. 102– 232, 105 Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 323(c), Pub. L. 103–206, 107 Stat. 2428; sec. 412(e), Pub. L. 105–277, 112 Stat. 2681 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106–95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); 29 U.S.C. 49k; Pub. L. 107–296, 116 Stat. 2135, as amended; Pub. L. 109–423, 120 Stat. 2900; 8 CFR 214.2(h)(4)(i); and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(iii). Subpart A issued under 8 CFR 214.2(h). Subpart B issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), and 1188; and 8 CFR 214.2(h). Subparts F and G issued under 8 U.S.C. 1288(c) and (d); sec. 323(c), Pub. L. 103–206, 107 Stat. 2428; and 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, Pub. L. 114–74 at section 701. Subparts H and I issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) and (b)(1), 1182(n) and (t), and 1184(g) and (j); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. L. 102–232, 105 Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 412(e), Pub. L. 105–277, 112 Stat. 2681; 8 CFR 214.2(h); and 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, Pub. L. 114–74 at section 701. Subparts L and M issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c) and 1182(m); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106–95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); Pub. L. 109–423, 120 Stat. 2900; and 8 CFR 214.2(h). E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM 23JAR1 217 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations § § 655.620, 655.801, and 655.810 [Amended] Paragraph 2. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column. ■ Paragraph Remove § 655.620(a) .................... § 655.801(b) .................... § 655.810(b)(1) introductory text ....................... § 655.810(b)(2) introductory text ....................... Add $9,239 7,520 $9,472 7,710 1,848 1,895 7,520 7,710 § 655.810(b)(3) introductory text ....................... Add 52,641 53,969 Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174, 64 Stat. 1263; Secretary’s Order 10– 2009, 74 FR 58834. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs § § 702.204, 702.236, and 702.271 [Amended] 4. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section or paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount or date indicated in the right column. ■ PART 702—ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE 3. The authority citation for part 702 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, and 8171 et seq.; 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.; 43 U.S.C. 1333; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Section/paragraph Remove § 702.204 ............................................................................... § 702.204 ............................................................................... § 702.236 ............................................................................... § 702.236 ............................................................................... § 702.271(a)(2) ...................................................................... § 702.271(a)(2) ...................................................................... § 702.271(a)(2) ...................................................................... $23,426 ................................................................................ January 2, 2018 ................................................................... $285 ..................................................................................... January 2, 2018 ................................................................... January 2, 2018 ................................................................... $2,343 .................................................................................. $11,712 ................................................................................ PART 725—CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS UNDER PART C OF TITLE IV OF THE FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT, AS AMENDED 5. The authority citation for part 725 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174; 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., 902(f), 921, 932, 936; 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 405; Secretary’s Order 10–2009, 74 FR 58834. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES Remove § 725.621 [Amended] 6. In § 725.621, amend paragraph (d) by removing ‘‘January 2, 2018’’ and adding in its place ‘‘January 23, 2019’’ and by removing ‘‘$1,426’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$1,462’’. ■ PART 726—BLACK LUNG BENEFITS; REQUIREMENTS FOR COAL MINE OPERATOR’S INSURANCE 7. The authority citation for part 726 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., 902(f), 925, 932, 933, 934, 936; 33 U.S.C. Add 901 et seq.; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174; Secretary’s Order 10–2009, 74 FR 58834. § 726.302 [Amended] 8. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount or date indicated in the right column. ■ Paragraph Remove § 726.302(c)(2)(i) introductory text ........................................ § 726.302(c)(2)(i) table .......................................................... § 726.302(c)(2)(i) table .......................................................... § 726.302(c)(2)(i) table .......................................................... § 726.302(c)(2)(i) table .......................................................... § 726.302(c)(4) ...................................................................... § 726.302(c)(4) ...................................................................... § 726.302(c)(5) ...................................................................... § 726.302(c)(5) ...................................................................... § 726.302(c)(6) ...................................................................... § 726.302(c)(6) ...................................................................... January 2, 2018 ................................................................... $139 ..................................................................................... 278 ....................................................................................... 417 ....................................................................................... 555 ....................................................................................... January 2, 2018 ................................................................... $139 ..................................................................................... January 2, 2018 ................................................................... $417 ..................................................................................... January 2, 2018 ................................................................... $2,852 .................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 $24,017. January 23, 2019. $292. January 23, 2019. January 23, 2019. $2,402. $12,007. E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM Add 23JAR1 January $143. 285. 428. 569. January $143. January $428. January $2,924. 23, 2019. 23, 2019. 23, 2019. 23, 2019. 218 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF LABOR § 500.1 Wage and Hour Division ■ 13. In § 500.1, amend paragraph (e) by removing ‘‘$2,443’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$2,505’’. Title 29—Labor PART 5—LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS COVERING FEDERALLY FINANCED AND ASSISTED CONSTRUCTION (ALSO LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO NONCONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS SUBJECT TO THE CONTRACT WORK HOURS AND SAFETY STANDARDS ACT) 9. The authority citation for part 5 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; R.S. 161, 64 Stat. 1267; Reorganization Plan No. 14 of 1950, 5 U.S.C. appendix; 40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.; 40 U.S.C. 3145; 40 U.S.C. 3148; 40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.; and the laws listed in 5.1(a) of this part; Secretary’s Order No. 01–2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701, 129 Stat 584. § 5.5 [Amended] 10. In § 5.5, amend paragraph (b)(2) by removing ‘‘$26’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$27’’. [Amended] 11. In § 5.8, amend paragraph (a) by removing ‘‘$26’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$27’’. ■ PART 500—MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION 12. The authority citation for part 500 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Pub. L. 97–470, 96 Stat. 2583 (29 U.S.C. 1801–1872); Secretary’s Order No. 01–2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114–74, 129 Stat 584. § 503.23 PART 501—ENFORCEMENT OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY ALIEN AGRICULTURAL WORKERS ADMITTED UNDER SECTION 218 OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT 17. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph, and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column: 14. The authority citation for part 501 continues to read as follows: Paragraph Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), and 1188; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701. § 501.19 [Amended] ■ ■ Remove § 503.23(b) ................ § 503.23(c) ................ § 503.23(d) ................ Add $12,383 12,383 12,383 $12,695 12,695 12,695 [Amended] PART 530—EMPLOYMENT OF HOMEWORKERS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES 15. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column. ■ ■ § 5.8 Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b); 8 U.S.C. 1184; 8 CFR 214.2(h); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701. [Amended] Paragraph § 501.19(c) introductory text ................. § 501.19(c)(1) ............ § 501.19(c)(2) ............ § 501.19(c)(4) ............ § 501.19(d) ................ § 501.19(e) ................ § 501.19(f) ................. Remove $1,692 5,695 56,391 112,780 5,695 16,917 16,917 18. The authority citation for part 530 continues to read as follows: ■ Add $1,735 5,839 57,813 115,624 5,839 17,344 17,344 PART 503—ENFORCEMENT OF OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY NONIMMIGRANT NONAGRICULTURAL WORKERS DESCRIBED IN THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT—[AMENDED] 16. The authority citation for part 503 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Sec. 11, 52 Stat. 1066 (29 U.S.C. 211) as amended by sec. 9, 63 Stat. 910 (29 U.S.C. 211(d)); Secretary’s Order No. 01–2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at sec. 701, 129 Stat 584. 19. In § 530.302, amend paragraph (a) by removing ‘‘$1,026’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$1,052’’ and revise paragraph (b). The revision reads as follows: ■ § 530.302 Amounts of civil penalties. * * * * * (b) The amount of civil money penalties shall be determined per affected homeworker within the limits set forth in the following schedule, except that no penalty shall be assessed in the case of violations which are deemed to be de minimis in nature: Penalty per affected homeworker Nature of violation Minor khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES Recordkeeping ............................................................................................................................. Monetary violations ...................................................................................................................... Employment of homeworkers without a certificate ...................................................................... Other violations of statutes, regulations or employer assurances .............................................. PART 570—CHILD LABOR REGULATIONS, ORDERS AND STATEMENTS OF INTERPRETATION 20. The authority citation for Subpart G of part 570 continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Authority: 52 Stat. 1060–1069, as amended; 29 U.S.C. 201–219; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Substantial $21–210 21–210 ........................ 21–210 § 570.140 $210–421 210–421 210–421 210–421 Repeated, intentional or knowing $421–1,052 ........................ 421–1,052 421–1,052 [Amended] 21. In § 570.140, amend paragraph (b)(1) by removing ‘‘$12,529’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$12,845’’ and paragraph (b)(2) by removing ‘‘$56,947’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$58,383’’. ■ E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM 23JAR1 219 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations PART 578—MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME VIOLATIONS—CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES 22. The authority citation for part 578 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Sec. 9, Pub. L. 101–157, 103 Stat. 938, sec. 3103, Pub. L. 101–508, 104 Stat. 1388–29 (29 U.S.C. 216(e)), Pub. L. 101– 410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note), as amended by Pub. L. 104–134, section 31001(s), 110 Stat. 1321–358, 1321–373, and Pub. L. 114–74, 129 Stat 584. § 578.3 [Amended] Paragraph § 579.1(a)(1)(i)(A) ..... § 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B) ..... § 579.1(a)(2) ............. Remove Add $12,529 56,947 1,964 $12,845 58,383 2,014 PART 801—APPLICATION OF THE EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT OF 1988 23. In § 578.3, amend paragraph (a) by removing ‘‘$1,964’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$2,014’’. ■ PART 579—CHILD LABOR VIOLATIONS—CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES Authority: Pub. L. 100–347, 102 Stat. 646, 29 U.S.C. 2001–2009; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at sec. 701, 129 Stat 584. 24. The authority citation for part 579 continues to read as follows: § 801.42 ■ ■ Authority: 29 U.S.C. 203(l), 211, 212, 213(c), 216; Reorg. Plan No. 6 of 1950, 64 Stat. 1263, 5 U.S.C. App; secs. 25, 29, 88 Stat. 72, 76; Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 01– 2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114–7, 129 Stat 584. § 579.1 [Amended] 25. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, ■ 26. The authority citation for part 801 continues to read as follows: [Amended] 27. In § 801.42 amend paragraph (a) introductory text by removing ‘‘$20,521’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$21,039’’. ■ PART 825—THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993 Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114– 74 at sec. 701. § 825.300 [Amended] 29. In § 825.300 amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing ‘‘$169’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$173’’. ■ DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration Title 29—Labor PART 1903—INSPECTIONS, CITATIONS, AND PROPOSED PENALTIES 30. The authority citation for part 1903 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Secs. 8 and 9 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 657, 658); 5 U.S.C. 553; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990), as amended by Section 701, Pub. L. 114–74; Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012). § 1903.15 [Amended] 31. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount or date indicated in the right column. ■ 28. The authority citation for part 825 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 29 U.S.C. 2654; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Paragraph Remove § 1903.15(d) introductory text ............................................... § 1903.15(d)(1) ...................................................................... § 1903.15(d)(1) ...................................................................... § 1903.15(d)(2) ...................................................................... § 1903.15(d)(3) ...................................................................... § 1903.15(d)(4) ...................................................................... § 1903.15(d)(5) ...................................................................... § 1903.15(d)(6) ...................................................................... January 2, 2018 ................................................................... $9,239 .................................................................................. $129,336 .............................................................................. $129,336 .............................................................................. $12,934 ................................................................................ $12,934 ................................................................................ $12,934 ................................................................................ $12,934 ................................................................................ DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Title 30—Mineral Resources 32. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 30 U.S.C. 815, 820, 957; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at sec. 701. Add * * * (g) * * * 33. In § 100.3, amend paragraph (a)(1) introductory text by removing ‘‘$70,834’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$72,620’’ and in paragraph (g) by revising Table XIV-Penalty Conversion Table. The revision reads as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 January 23, 2019. $9,472. $132,598. $132,598. $13,260. $13,260. $13,260. $13,260. § 100.3 Determination of penalty amount; regular assessment. ■ PART 100—CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR PROPOSED ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL PENALTIES khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column. E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM 23JAR1 * * 220 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations TABLE XIV—PENALTY CONVERSION TABLE Penalty ($) Points 60 or fewer ................................... 61 .................................................. 62 .................................................. 63 .................................................. 64 .................................................. 65 .................................................. 66 .................................................. 67 .................................................. 68 .................................................. 69 .................................................. 70 .................................................. 71 .................................................. 72 .................................................. 73 .................................................. 74 .................................................. 75 .................................................. 76 .................................................. 77 .................................................. 78 .................................................. 79 .................................................. 80 .................................................. 81 .................................................. 82 .................................................. 83 .................................................. 84 .................................................. 85 .................................................. 86 .................................................. 87 .................................................. 88 .................................................. 89 .................................................. 90 .................................................. 91 .................................................. 92 .................................................. 93 .................................................. 94 .................................................. 95 .................................................. 96 .................................................. 97 .................................................. 98 .................................................. 99 .................................................. 100 ................................................ $135 147 158 172 187 202 218 238 256 278 301 326 355 383 414 450 489 527 572 620 672 727 787 854 925 1003 1,086 1,175 1,274 1,380 1,495 1,619 1,753 1,899 2,058 2,229 2,414 2,615 2,834 3,070 3,326 * TABLE XIV—PENALTY CONVERSION TABLE—Continued 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ or more .................................. * MSHA MSHA khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES MSHA Law Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. MSHA Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. MSHA Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. MSHA Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. MSHA Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. MSHA Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 22, 2019 * [Amended] 34. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column. ■ 3,602 3,902 4,227 4,579 4,961 5,374 5,822 6,307 6,832 7,401 8,016 8,686 9,409 10,193 11,041 11,960 12,957 14,036 15,206 16,471 17,844 19,329 20,940 22,685 24,571 26,619 28,837 31,238 33,840 36,659 39,712 43,019 46,601 50,319 54,035 57,754 61,469 65,187 68,903 72,620 Paragraph Remove § 100.4(a) ...................... § 100.4(b) ...................... § 100.4(c) introductory text ............................ § 100.4(c) introductory text ............................ § 100.5(c) ...................... § 100.5(d) ...................... § 100.5(e) ...................... Add $2,361 4,721 $2,421 4,840 5,903 6,052 70,834 7,673 324 259,725 72,620 7,867 332 266,275 Title 41—Public Contracts and Property Management PART 50–201—GENERAL REGULATIONS 35. The authority citation for part 50– 201 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Sec. 4, 49 Stat. 2038; 41 U.S.C. 38. Interpret or apply sec. 6, 49 Stat. 2038, as amended; 41 U.S.C. 40; 108 Stat. 7201; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701, 129 Stat 584. § 50–201.3 [Amended] 36. In § 50–201.3, amend paragraph (e) by removing ‘‘$26’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$27’’. ■ Note: The following Appendix will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations. 2018 Agency * § § 100.4 and 100.5 Penalty ($) Points * 2019 Name/description CFR citation Min. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Min. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Regular Assessment .............. 30 CFR 100.3(a) ............ ........................ $70,834 .......... ........................ $72,620. Penalty Conversion Table ...... 30 CFR 100.3(g) ............ $132 $70,834 .......... $135 $72,620. Minimum Penalty for any order issued under 104(d)(1) of the Mine Act. Minimum penalty for any order issued under 104(d)(2) of the Mine Act. Penalty for failure to provide timely notification under 103(j) of the Mine Act. Any operator who fails to correct a violation for which a citation or order was issued under 104(a) of the Mine Act. Violation of mandatory safety standards related to smoking standards. Flagrant violations under 110(b)(2) of the Mine Act. 30 CFR 100.4(a) ............ 2,361 ........................ 2,421 30 CFR 100.4(b) ............ 4,721 ........................ 4,840 39 CFR 100.4(c) ............ 5,903 $70,834 .......... 6,052 30 CFR 100.5(c) ............ ........................ $7,673 ............ ........................ $7,867. 30 CFR 100.5(d) ............ ........................ $324 ............... ........................ $332. 30 CFR 100.5(e) ............ ........................ $259,725 ........ ........................ $266,275. Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM 23JAR1 Max. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) $72,620. 221 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES 2018 2019 Agency Law Name/description CFR citation Min. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Min. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $29 ................. ........................ $30. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $2,140 ............ ........................ $2,194. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $1,693 ............ ........................ $1,736. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $1,558 ............ ........................ $1,597. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $152 per day, not to exceed $1,527 per request. ........................ $156 per day, not to exceed $1,566 per request. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $136 ............... ........................ $139. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $1,344 ............ ........................ $1,378. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $114 ............... ........................ $117. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $114 ............... ........................ $117. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Section 209(b): Failure to furnish reports (e.g., pension benefit statements) to certain former participants and beneficiaries or maintain records. Section 502(c)(2)—Per day for failure/refusal to properly file plan annual report. Section 502(c)(4)—Per day for failure to disclose certain documents upon request under ERISA 101(k) and (l); failure to furnish notices under 101(j) and 514(e)(3)—each statutory recipient a separate violation. Section 502(c)(5)—Per day for each failure to file annual report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) under 101(g). Section 502(c)(6)—Per day for each failure to provide Secretary of Labor requested documentation not to exceed a per-request maximum. Section 502(c)(7)—Per day for each failure to provide notices of blackout periods and of right to divest employer securities—each statutory recipient a separate violation. Section 502(c)(8)—Per each failure by an endangered status multiemployer plan to adopt a funding improvement plan or meet benchmarks; failure of a critical status multiemployer plan to adopt a rehabilitation plan. Section 502(c)(9)(A)—Per day for each failure by an employer to inform employees of CHIP coverage opportunities under Section 701(f)(3)(B)(i)(l)—each employee a separate violation. Section 502(c)(9)(B)—Per day for each failure by a plan to timely provide to any State information required to be disclosed under Section 701(f)(3)(B)(ii), as added by CHIP regarding coverage coordination—each participant/beneficiary a separate violation. Section 502(c)(10)—Failure by any plan sponsor of group health plan, or any health insurance issuer offering health insurance coverage in connection with the plan, to meet the requirements of Sections 702(a)(1)(F), (b)(3), (c) or (d); or Section 701; or Section 702(b)(1) with respect to genetic information— daily per participant and beneficiary non-compliance period. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $114 ............... ........................ $117. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM 23JAR1 Max. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) 222 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 2018 Max. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Min. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Agency Law Name/description CFR citation EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Section 502(c)(10)—uncorrected de minimis violation. Section 502(c)(10)—uncorrected violations that are not de minimis. Section 502(c)(10)—unintentional failure maximum cap. Section 502(c)(12)—Per day for each failure of a CSEC plan in restoration status to adopt a restoration plan. Section 502(m)—Failure of fiduciary to make a proper distribution from a defined benefit plan under section 206(e) of ERISA. Failure to provide Summary of Benefits Coverage under PHS Act section 2715(f), as incorporated in ERISA section 715 and 29 CFR 2590.715–2715(e). Serious Violation .................... 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... 2,847 ........................ 2,919 $0. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... 17,084 ........................ 17,515 $0. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $569,468 ........ ........................ $583,830. 29CFR 2575.1–3 ............ ........................ $104 ............... ........................ $107. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $16,499 .......... ........................ $16,915. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 .......... ........................ $1,128 ............ ........................ $1,156. 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(3) .... ........................ $12,934 .......... ........................ $13,260. Other-Than-Serious ............... 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(4) .... ........................ $12,934 .......... ........................ $13,260. Willful ...................................... 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(1) .... 9,239 $129,336 ........ 9,472 $132,598. Repeated ................................ 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(2) .... ........................ $129,336 ........ ........................ $132,598. Posting Requirement ............. 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(6) .... ........................ $12,934 .......... ........................ $13,260. Failure to Abate ..................... 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(5) .... ........................ $12,934 .......... ........................ $13,260. FMLA ...................................... 29 CFR 825.300(a)(1) .... ........................ $169 ............... ........................ $173. FLSA ...................................... Child Labor ............................. Child Labor ............................. Child Labor ............................. Child Labor that causes serious injury or death. Child Labor that causes serious injury or death. Child Labor willful or repeated that causes serious injury or death. MSPA ..................................... 29 29 29 29 29 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ $1,964 ............ $1,964 ............ $12,529 .......... $12,529 .......... $56,947 .......... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ $2,014. $2,014. $12,845. $12,845. $58,383. 29 CFR 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B) ........................ $56,947 .......... ........................ $58,383. 29 CFR 570.140(b)(2); 29 CFR 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B). 29 CFR 500.1(e) ............ ........................ $113,894 ........ ........................ $116,766. ........................ $2,443 ............ ........................ $2,505. H1B ........................................ 20 CFR 655.810(b)(1) .... ........................ $1,848 ............ ........................ $1,895. H1B retaliation ....................... 20 CFR 655.801(b) ........ ........................ $7,520 ............ ........................ $7,710. H1B willful or discrimination ... 20 CFR 655.810(b)(2) .... ........................ $7,520 ............ ........................ $7,710. H1B willful that resulted in displacement of a US worker. D–1 ......................................... 20 CFR 655.810(b)(3) .... ........................ $52,641 .......... ........................ $53,969. 20 CFR 655.620(a) ........ ........................ $9,239 ............ ........................ $9,472. CWHSSA ............................... 29 CFR 5.5(b)(2) ............ ........................ $26 ................. ........................ $27. CWHSSA ............................... 29 CFR 5.8(a) ................ ........................ $26 ................. ........................ $27. Walsh-Healey ......................... 41 CFR 50–201.3(e) ...... ........................ $26 ................. ........................ $27. EPPA ...................................... 29 CFR 801.42(a) .......... ........................ $20,521 .......... ........................ $21,039. H2A ........................................ 29 CFR 501.19(c) .......... ........................ $1,692 ............ ........................ $1,735. H2A willful or discrimination ... 29 CFR 501.19(c)(1) ...... ........................ $5,695 ............ ........................ $5,839. H2A Safety or health resulting in serious injury or death. 29 CFR 501.19(c)(2) ...... ........................ $56,391 .......... ........................ $57,813. EBSA .. EBSA .. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. EBSA .. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. OSHA ... ... ... ... ... Occupational Safety and Health Act. Occupational Safety and Health Act. Occupational Safety and Health Act. Occupational Safety and Health Act. Occupational Safety and Health Act. Occupational Safety and Health Act. Family and Medical Leave Act. Fair Labor Standards Act Fair Labor Standards Act Fair Labor Standards Act Fair Labor Standards Act Fair Labor Standards Act WHD ... Fair Labor Standards Act WHD ... Fair Labor Standards Act WHD ... Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. OSHA OSHA OSHA OSHA OSHA WHD ... WHD WHD WHD WHD WHD WHD ... WHD ... WHD ... WHD ... WHD ... WHD ... WHD ... WHD ... khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES Min. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) 2019 WHD ... WHD ... WHD ... WHD ... Immigration & Nationality Act. Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act. Employee Polygraph Protection Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR 578.3(a) ............ 579.1(a)(2) ........ 570.140(b)(1) .... 579.1(a)(1)(i)(A) 570.140(b)(2) .... Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM 23JAR1 223 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 2018 2019 Agency Law Name/description CFR citation Min. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Min. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) WHD ... Immigration & Nationality Act. 29 CFR 501.19(c)(4) ...... ........................ $112,780 ........ ........................ $115,624. WHD ... Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Fair Labor Standards Act Fair Labor Standards Act Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. H2A willful or repeated safety or health resulting in serious injury or death. H2A failing to cooperate in an investigation. H2A displacing a US worker .. 29 CFR 501.19(d) .......... ........................ $5,695 ............ ........................ $5,839. 29 CFR 501.19(e) .......... ........................ $16,917 .......... ........................ $17,344. 29 CFR 501.19(f) ........... ........................ $16,917 .......... ........................ $17,344. 29 CFR 503.23(b)–(d) .... ........................ $12,383 .......... ........................ $12,695. Home Worker ......................... Home Worker ......................... Failure to file first report of injury or filing a false statement or misrepresentation in first report. Failure to report termination of payments. 29 CFR 530.302(a) ........ 29 CFR 530.302(b) ........ 20 CFR 702.204 ............ ........................ 20 ........................ $1,026 ............ $1,026 ............ $23,426 .......... ........................ 21 ........................ $1,052.00. $1,052.00. $24,017. 20 CFR 702.236 ............ ........................ $285 ............... ........................ $292. Discrimination against employees who claim compensation or testify in a LHWCA proceeding. Failure to report termination of payments. Failure to file required reports Failure to secure payment of benefits for mines with fewer than 25 employees. Failure to secure payment of benefits for mines with 25– 50 employees. Failure to secure payment of benefits for mines with 51– 100 employees. Failure to secure payment of benefits for mines with more than 100 employees. Failure to secure payment of benefits after 10th day of notice. Failure to secure payment of benefits for repeat offenders. Failure to secure payment of benefits. 20 CFR 702.271(a)(2) .... 2,343 $11,712 .......... 2,402 20 CFR 725.621(d) ........ ........................ $1,426 ............ ........................ $1,462. 20 CFR 725.621(d) ........ 20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i) ........................ 139 $1,426 ............ ........................ ........................ 143 $1,462. 20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i) 278 ........................ 285 20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i) 417 ........................ 428 20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i) 555 ........................ 569 20 CFR 726.302(c)(4) .... 139 ........................ 143 20 CFR 726.302(c)(5) .... 417 ........................ 428 20 CFR 726.302(c)(5) .... ........................ $2,852 ............ ........................ WHD ... WHD ... WHD ... WHD ... WHD ... OWCP OWCP OWCP Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. OWCP Black Lung Benefits Act OWCP OWCP Black Lung Benefits Act Black Lung Benefits Act OWCP Black Lung Benefits Act OWCP Black Lung Benefits Act OWCP Black Lung Benefits Act OWCP Black Lung Benefits Act OWCP Black Lung Benefits Act OWCP Black Lung Benefits Act H2A improperly rejecting a US worker. H–2B ...................................... Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of January, 2019. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2019–00089 Filed 1–22–19; 8:45 am] khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4510–HL–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:33 Jan 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM 23JAR1 Max. penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) $12,007. $2,924

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 213-223]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

20 CFR Part 655

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

20 CFR Parts 702, 725, 726

Office of the Secretary

29 CFR Part 5

41 CFR Part 50-201

Wage and Hour Division

29 CFR Parts 500, 501, 503, 530, 570, 578, 579, 801, 825

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903

Employee Benefits Security Administration

29 CFR Part 2560, 2575, 2590

Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Part 100

RIN 1290-AA33


Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment 
Act Annual Adjustments for 2019

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this 
final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties 
assessed or enforced by the Department, pursuant to the Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal 
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 
(Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the 
Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for 
inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation 
Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary 
penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure 
Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost-
of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly, 
this final rule sets forth the Department's 2019 annual adjustments for 
inflation to its civil monetary penalties.

DATES: This final rule is effective on January 23, 2019. As provided by 
the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any 
penalties assessed after the effective date of this rule.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Preamble Table of Contents

I. Background
II. Adjustment for 2019
III. Paperwork Reduction Act
IV. Administrative Procedure Act
V. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review, Executive 
Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and 
Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulations and Controlling 
Regulatory Costs
VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act
VII. Other Regulatory Considerations
    A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995
    B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism
    C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments
    D. The Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 
1999: Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families
    E. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From 
Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks
    F. Environmental Impact Assessment
    G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply
    H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property 
Rights
    I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis

I. Background

    On November 2, 2015, Congress enacted the Federal Civil Penalties 
Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Public Law 114-74, 
701 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which further amended the Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as previously amended by the 
1996 Debt Collection Improvement Act (collectively, the ``Prior 
Inflation Adjustment Act''), to improve the effectiveness of civil 
monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The 
Inflation Adjustment Act required agencies to: (1) Adjust the level of 
civil monetary penalties with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment 
through an interim final rule (IFR); and (2) make subsequent annual 
adjustments for inflation no later than January 15 of each year.
    On July 1, 2016, the Department published an IFR that established 
the initial catch-up adjustment for most civil penalties that the 
Department administers and requested comments. See 81 FR 43430 (DOL 
IFR). On January 18, 2017, the Department published the final rule 
establishing the 2017 Annual Adjustment for those civil monetary 
penalties adjusted in the DOL IFR. See 82 FR 5373 (DOL 2017 Annual 
Adjustment). On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) (collectively, ``the 
Departments'') jointly published an IFR that established the initial 
catch-up adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced 
in connection with the employment of temporary nonimmigrant workers 
under the H-2B program. See 81 FR 42983 (Joint IFR). On March 17, 2017, 
the Departments jointly published the final rule establishing the 2017 
Annual Adjustment for the H-2B civil monetary penalties. See 82 FR 
14147 (Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment). The Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment 
also explained that DOL would make future adjustments to the H-2B civil 
monetary penalties consistent with DOL's delegated authority under 8 
U.S.C. 1184(c)(14), Immigration and Nationality Act section 214(c)(14), 
and the Inflation Adjustment Act. See 82 FR 14147-48. On January 2, 
2018, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2018 
Annual Adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by 
the Department, including H-2B civil monetary penalties. See 83 FR 7 
(DOL 2018 Annual Adjustment).
    This rule implements the 2019 annual inflation adjustments, as 
required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, for civil monetary penalties 
assessed or enforced by the Department, including H-2B civil monetary 
penalties.\1\ The Inflation

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Adjustment Act provides that the increased penalty levels apply to any 
penalties assessed after the effective date of the increase. Pursuant 
to the Inflation Adjustment Act, this final rule is published 
notwithstanding Section 553 of the APA.
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    \1\ The Department is also responsible for administering and 
enforcing a newly-enacted civil monetary penalty under the Fair 
Labor Standards Act (see Pub. L. 115-141, sec. 1201 (2018)), but the 
Inflation Adjustment Act does not require the Department to adjust 
this new penalty in 2019 because Congress enacted the penalty within 
the preceding 12 months. See 28 U.S.C. 2462 Note, sec. 4(d); OMB 
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II. Adjustment for 2019

    The Department has undertaken a thorough review of civil penalties 
administered by its various components pursuant to the Inflation 
Adjustment Act and in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of 
Management and Budget.\2\ The Department first identified the most 
recent penalty amount, which is the amount established by the 2018 
annual adjustment as set forth in the DOL 2018 Annual Adjustment 
published on January 2, 2018.
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    \2\ M-19-04, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 
2019, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment 
Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 14, 2018).
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    The Department is required to calculate the annual adjustment based 
on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U). Annual 
inflation adjustments are based on the percent change between the 
October CPI-U preceding the date of the adjustment, and the prior 
year's October CPI-U; in this case, the percent change between the 
October 2018 CPI-U and the October 2017 CPI-U. The cost-of-living 
adjustment multiplier for 2019, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI-
U) for the month of October 2018, not seasonally adjusted, is 
1.02522.\3\ In order to compute the 2019 annual adjustment, the 
Department multiplied the most recent penalty amount for each 
applicable penalty by the multiplier, 1.02522, and rounded to the 
nearest dollar.
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decimal points. Id. at 1.
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    As provided by the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty 
levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of this 
rule.\4\ Accordingly, for penalties assessed after January 23, 2019, 
whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015, the higher 
penalty amounts outlined in this rule will apply. The tables below 
demonstrate the penalty amounts that apply:
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    \4\ Appendix 1 consists of a table that provides ready access to 
key information about each penalty.

                 Civil Monetary Penalties for the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker Program
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         Violations occurring                Penalty assessed               Which penalty level applies
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On or before November 2, 2015.........  On or before August 1,     Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
                                         2016.
On or before November 2, 2015.........  After August 1, 2016.....  Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
After November 2, 2015................  After August 1, 2016, but  August 1, 2016 levels.
                                         on or before March 17,
                                         2017.
After November 2, 2015................  After March 17, 2017 but   March 17, 2017 levels.
                                         on or before January 2,
                                         2018.
After November 2, 2015................  After January 2, 2018 but  January 2, 2018 levels.
                                         on or before January 23,
                                         2019.
After November 2, 2015................  After January 23, 2019...  January 23, 2019 levels.
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                                 Civil Monetary Penalties for Other DOL Programs
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         Violations occurring                Penalty assessed               Which penalty level applies
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On or before November 2, 2015.........  On or before August 1,     Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
                                         2016.
On or before November 2, 2015.........  After August 1, 2016.....  Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
After November 2, 2015................  After August 1, 2016, but  August 1, 2016 levels.
                                         on or before January 13,
                                         2017.
After November 2, 2015................  After January 13, 2017     January 13, 2017 levels.
                                         but on or before January
                                         2, 2018.
After November 2, 2015................  After January 2, 2018 but  January 2, 2018 levels.
                                         on or before January 23,
                                         2019.
After November 2, 2015................  After January 23, 2019...  January 23, 2019 levels.
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III. Paperwork Reduction Act

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

IV. Administrative Procedure Act

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

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

    Executive Order 12866 requires that regulatory agencies assess both 
the costs and benefits of significant regulatory actions. Under the 
Executive Order, a ``significant regulatory action'' is one meeting any 
of a number of specified conditions, including the following: Having an 
annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; creating a 
serious inconsistency or interfering with an action of another agency; 
materially altering the budgetary impact of entitlements or the rights 
of entitlement recipients, or raising novel legal or policy issues.
    The Department has determined that this final rule is not a 
``significant'' regulatory action and a cost-benefit and economic 
analysis is not required. This

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regulation merely adjusts civil monetary penalties in accordance with 
inflation as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, and has no 
impact on disclosure or compliance costs. The benefit provided by the 
inflationary adjustment to the maximum civil monetary penalties is that 
of maintaining the incentive for the regulated community to comply with 
the laws enforced by the Department, and not allowing the incentive to 
be diminished by inflation. This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 
regulatory action because this rule is not significant under Executive 
Order 12866.
    Executive Order 13563 directs agencies to assess all costs and 
benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is 
necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits 
(including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety 
effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 
emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility to 
minimize burden.
    The Inflation Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the 
annual adjustments without regard to Section 553 of the APA. In that 
context, Congress has already determined that any possible increase in 
costs is justified by the overall benefits of such adjustments. This 
final rule makes only the statutory changes outlined herein; thus there 
are no alternatives or further analysis required by Executive Order 
13563.

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

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

VII. Other Regulatory Considerations

A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

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

B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism

    Section 18 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 667) requires OSHA-approved 
State Plans to have standards and an enforcement program that are at 
least as effective as federal OSHA's standards and enforcement program. 
OSHA-approved State Plans must have maximum and minimum penalty levels 
that are at least as effective as federal OSHA's per Section 18(c)(2) 
of the OSH Act. See also 29 CFR 1902.4(c)(2)(xi); 1902.37(b)(12). State 
Plans are required to increase their penalties in alignment with OSHA's 
penalty increases to maintain at least as effective penalty levels.
    State Plans are not required to impose monetary penalties on state 
and local government employers. See Sec.  1956.11(c)(2)(x). Five (5) 
states and one territory have State Plans that cover only state and 
local government employees: Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, 
New York, and the Virgin Islands. Therefore, the requirements to 
increase the penalty levels do not apply to these State Plans. Twenty-
one (21) states and one U.S. territory have State Plans that cover both 
private sector employees and state and local government employees: 
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, 
Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto 
Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, 
and Wyoming. They must increase their penalties for private-sector 
employers.
    Other than as listed above, this final rule does not have 
federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct 
effects on the states, on the relationship between the national 
government and the states, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government. Accordingly, 
Executive Order 13132, Federalism, requires no further agency action or 
analysis.

C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments

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

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

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

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

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

F. Environmental Impact Assessment

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

G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply

    This final rule has been reviewed for its impact on the supply, 
distribution, and use of energy because it applies, in part, to the 
coal mining and uranium industries. MSHA has concluded that the 
adjustment of civil monetary

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penalties to keep pace with inflation and thus maintain the incentive 
for operators to maintain safe and healthful workplaces is not a 
significant energy action because it is not likely to have a 
significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of 
energy.
    This final rule has not been identified to have other impacts on 
energy supply. Accordingly, Executive Order 13211 requires no further 
Agency action or analysis.

H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property Rights

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

I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis

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

List of Subjects

20 CFR Part 655

    Immigration, Labor, Penalties.

20 CFR Part 702

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

20 CFR Part 725

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

20 CFR Part 726

    Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal 
miners, Mines, Penalties.

29 CFR Part 5

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

29 CFR Part 500

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

29 CFR Part 501

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

29 CFR Part 503

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

29 CFR Part 530

    Administrative practice and procedure, Clothing, Homeworkers, 
Indians--arts and crafts, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Surety bonds, Watches and jewelry.

29 CFR Part 570

    Child labor, Law enforcement, Penalties.

29 CFR Part 578

    Penalties, Wages.

29 CFR Part 579

    Child labor, Penalties.

29 CFR Part 801

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

29 CFR Part 825

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

29 CFR Parts 1902 and 1903

    Intergovernmental relations, Law enforcement, Occupational Safety 
and Health, Penalties.

29 CFR Part 2560

    Employee benefit plans, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, 
Law enforcement, Penalties, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping.

29 CFR Part 2575

    Administrative practice and procedure, Employee benefit plans, 
Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Health care, Penalties, 
Pensions.

29 CFR Part 2590

    Employee benefit plans, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, 
Health care, Health insurance, Penalties, Pensions, Reporting and 
recordkeeping.

30 CFR Part 100

    Mine safety and health, Penalties.

41 CFR Part 50-201

    Child labor, Government procurement, Minimum wages, Occupational 
safety and health, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, 20 CFR chapters V and VI, 
29 CFR subtitle A and chapters V, XVII, and XXV, 30 CFR chapter I, and 
41 CFR subtitle B are amended as follows.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

Title 20--Employees' Benefits

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

0
1. The authority citation for part 655 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Section 655.0 issued under 8 U.S.C. 
1101(a)(15)(E)(iii), 1101(a)(15)(H)(i) and (ii), 8 U.S.C. 
1103(a)(6), 1182(m), (n) and (t), 1184(c), (g), and (j), 1188, and 
1288(c) and (d); sec. 3(c)(1), Pub. L. 101-238, 103 Stat. 2099, 2102 
(8 U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 221(a), Pub. L. 101-649, 104 Stat. 4978, 
5027 (8 U.S.C. 1184 note); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. L. 102- 232, 105 
Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 323(c), Pub. L. 103-206, 
107 Stat. 2428; sec. 412(e), Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681 (8 
U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106-95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 
(8 U.S.C. 1182 note); 29 U.S.C. 49k; Pub. L. 107-296, 116 Stat. 
2135, as amended; Pub. L. 109-423, 120 Stat. 2900; 8 CFR 
214.2(h)(4)(i); and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(iii).
    Subpart A issued under 8 CFR 214.2(h).
    Subpart B issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), 
and 1188; and 8 CFR 214.2(h).
    Subparts F and G issued under 8 U.S.C. 1288(c) and (d); sec. 
323(c), Pub. L. 103-206, 107 Stat. 2428; and 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, 
Pub. L. 114-74 at section 701.
    Subparts H and I issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) and 
(b)(1), 1182(n) and (t), and 1184(g) and (j); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. 
L. 102-232, 105 Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 412(e), 
Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681; 8 CFR 214.2(h); and 28 U.S.C. 2461 
note, Pub. L. 114-74 at section 701.
    Subparts L and M issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c) and 
1182(m); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106-95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 (8 U.S.C. 
1182 note); Pub. L. 109-423, 120 Stat. 2900; and 8 CFR 214.2(h).

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Sec.  Sec.  655.620, 655.801, and 655.810   [Amended]

0
 2. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from 
wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar 
amount indicated in the right column.

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                      Paragraph                         Remove     Add
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Sec.   655.620(a)....................................    $9,239   $9,472
Sec.   655.801(b)....................................     7,520    7,710
Sec.   655.810(b)(1) introductory text...............     1,848    1,895
Sec.   655.810(b)(2) introductory text...............     7,520    7,710
Sec.   655.810(b)(3) introductory text...............    52,641   53,969
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

PART 702--ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE

0
3. The authority citation for part 702 is revised to read as follows:

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


Sec.  Sec.  702.204, 702.236, and 702.271  [Amended]

0
4. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column 
from wherever it appears in the section or paragraph and add in its 
place the dollar amount or date indicated in the right column.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Section/paragraph                         Remove                               Add
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   702.204...........................  $23,426.....................  $24,017.
Sec.   702.204...........................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   702.236...........................  $285........................  $292.
Sec.   702.236...........................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2).....................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2).....................  $2,343......................  $2,402.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2).....................  $11,712.....................  $12,007.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 725--CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS UNDER PART C OF TITLE IV OF THE 
FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT, AS AMENDED

0
5. The authority citation for part 725 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  725.621  [Amended]

0
 6. In Sec.  725.621, amend paragraph (d) by removing ``January 2, 
2018'' and adding in its place ``January 23, 2019'' and by removing 
``$1,426'' and adding in its place ``$1,462''.

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

0
7. The authority citation for part 726 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  726.302  [Amended]

0
8. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column 
from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the 
dollar amount or date indicated in the right column.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Paragraph                             Remove                               Add
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) introductory text  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table............  $139........................  $143.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table............  278.........................  285.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table............  417.........................  428.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table............  555.........................  569.
Sec.   726.302(c)(4).....................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   726.302(c)(4).....................  $139........................  $143.
Sec.   726.302(c)(5).....................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   726.302(c)(5).....................  $417........................  $428.
Sec.   726.302(c)(6).....................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   726.302(c)(6).....................  $2,852......................  $2,924.
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division

Title 29--Labor

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

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

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


Sec.  5.5  [Amended]

0
 10. In Sec.  5.5, amend paragraph (b)(2) by removing ``$26'' and 
adding in its place ``$27''.


Sec.  5.8  [Amended]

0
 11. In Sec.  5.8, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$26'' and adding 
in its place ``$27''.

PART 500--MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION

0
12. The authority citation for part 500 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  500.1  [Amended]

0
13. In Sec.  500.1, amend paragraph (e) by removing ``$2,443'' and 
adding in its place ``$2,505''.

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

0
14. The authority citation for part 501 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  501.19  [Amended]

0
 15. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from 
wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar 
amount indicated in the right column.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     Paragraph                        Remove      Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   501.19(c) introductory text................     $1,692     $1,735
Sec.   501.19(c)(1)...............................      5,695      5,839
Sec.   501.19(c)(2)...............................     56,391     57,813
Sec.   501.19(c)(4)...............................    112,780    115,624
Sec.   501.19(d)..................................      5,695      5,839
Sec.   501.19(e)..................................     16,917     17,344
Sec.   501.19(f)..................................     16,917     17,344
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 503--ENFORCEMENT OF OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY NONIMMIGRANT 
NON-AGRICULTURAL WORKERS DESCRIBED IN THE IMMIGRATION AND 
NATIONALITY ACT--[AMENDED]

0
16. The authority citation for part 503 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  503.23  [Amended]

0
17. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from 
wherever it appears in the paragraph, and add in its place the dollar 
amount indicated in the right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     Paragraph                        Remove      Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   503.23(b)..................................    $12,383    $12,695
Sec.   503.23(c)..................................     12,383     12,695
Sec.   503.23(d)..................................     12,383     12,695
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 530--EMPLOYMENT OF HOMEWORKERS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES

0
18. The authority citation for part 530 continues to read as follows:

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


0
19. In Sec.  530.302, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$1,026'' and 
adding in its place ``$1,052'' and revise paragraph (b).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  530.302  Amounts of civil penalties.

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

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                          Penalty per affected homeworker
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
                       Nature of violation                                                           Repeated,
                                                                       Minor        Substantial   intentional or
                                                                                                      knowing
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Recordkeeping...................................................         $21-210        $210-421      $421-1,052
Monetary violations.............................................          21-210         210-421  ..............
Employment of homeworkers without a certificate.................  ..............         210-421       421-1,052
Other violations of statutes, regulations or employer assurances          21-210         210-421       421-1,052
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 570--CHILD LABOR REGULATIONS, ORDERS AND STATEMENTS OF 
INTERPRETATION

0
20. The authority citation for Subpart G of part 570 continues to read 
as follows:

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


Sec.  570.140  [Amended]

0
21. In Sec.  570.140, amend paragraph (b)(1) by removing ``$12,529'' 
and adding in its place ``$12,845'' and paragraph (b)(2) by removing 
``$56,947'' and adding in its place ``$58,383''.

[[Page 219]]

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

0
22. The authority citation for part 578 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  578.3  [Amended]

0
23. In Sec.  578.3, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$1,964'' and 
adding in its place ``$2,014''.

PART 579--CHILD LABOR VIOLATIONS--CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES

0
24. The authority citation for part 579 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  579.1  [Amended]

0
 25. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from 
wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar 
amount indicated in the right column.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     Paragraph                        Remove      Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   579.1(a)(1)(i)(A)..........................    $12,529    $12,845
Sec.   579.1(a)(1)(i)(B)..........................     56,947     58,383
Sec.   579.1(a)(2)................................      1,964      2,014
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 801--APPLICATION OF THE EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT OF 
1988

0
26. The authority citation for part 801 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  801.42  [Amended]

0
27. In Sec.  801.42 amend paragraph (a) introductory text by removing 
``$20,521'' and adding in its place ``$21,039''.

PART 825--THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993

0
28. The authority citation for part 825 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  825.300  [Amended]

0
 29. In Sec.  825.300 amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing ``$169'' and 
adding in its place ``$173''.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Title 29--Labor

PART 1903--INSPECTIONS, CITATIONS, AND PROPOSED PENALTIES

0
30. The authority citation for part 1903 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  1903.15  [Amended]

0
31. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column 
from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the 
dollar amount or date indicated in the right column.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Paragraph                             Remove                               Add
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   1903.15(d) introductory text......  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(1).....................  $9,239......................  $9,472.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(1).....................  $129,336....................  $132,598.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(2).....................  $129,336....................  $132,598.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(3).....................  $12,934.....................  $13,260.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(4).....................  $12,934.....................  $13,260.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(5).....................  $12,934.....................  $13,260.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(6).....................  $12,934.....................  $13,260.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

Title 30--Mineral Resources

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

0
32. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

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


0
33. In Sec.  100.3, amend paragraph (a)(1) introductory text by 
removing ``$70,834'' and adding in its place ``$72,620'' and in 
paragraph (g) by revising Table XIV-Penalty Conversion Table.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  100.3  Determination of penalty amount; regular assessment.

* * * * *
    (g) * * *

[[Page 220]]



                   Table XIV--Penalty Conversion Table
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Penalty
                            Points                                ($)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
60 or fewer..................................................       $135
61...........................................................        147
62...........................................................        158
63...........................................................        172
64...........................................................        187
65...........................................................        202
66...........................................................        218
67...........................................................        238
68...........................................................        256
69...........................................................        278
70...........................................................        301
71...........................................................        326
72...........................................................        355
73...........................................................        383
74...........................................................        414
75...........................................................        450
76...........................................................        489
77...........................................................        527
78...........................................................        572
79...........................................................        620
80...........................................................        672
81...........................................................        727
82...........................................................        787
83...........................................................        854
84...........................................................        925
85...........................................................       1003
86...........................................................      1,086
87...........................................................      1,175
88...........................................................      1,274
89...........................................................      1,380
90...........................................................      1,495
91...........................................................      1,619
92...........................................................      1,753
93...........................................................      1,899
94...........................................................      2,058
95...........................................................      2,229
96...........................................................      2,414
97...........................................................      2,615
98...........................................................      2,834
99...........................................................      3,070
100..........................................................      3,326
101..........................................................      3,602
102..........................................................      3,902
103..........................................................      4,227
104..........................................................      4,579
105..........................................................      4,961
106..........................................................      5,374
107..........................................................      5,822
108..........................................................      6,307
109..........................................................      6,832
110..........................................................      7,401
111..........................................................      8,016
112..........................................................      8,686
113..........................................................      9,409
114..........................................................     10,193
115..........................................................     11,041
116..........................................................     11,960
117..........................................................     12,957
118..........................................................     14,036
119..........................................................     15,206
120..........................................................     16,471
121..........................................................     17,844
122..........................................................     19,329
123..........................................................     20,940
124..........................................................     22,685
125..........................................................     24,571
126..........................................................     26,619
127..........................................................     28,837
128..........................................................     31,238
129..........................................................     33,840
130..........................................................     36,659
131..........................................................     39,712
132..........................................................     43,019
133..........................................................     46,601
134..........................................................     50,319
135..........................................................     54,035
136..........................................................     57,754
137..........................................................     61,469
138..........................................................     65,187
139..........................................................     68,903
140 or more..................................................     72,620
------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *


Sec.  Sec.  100.4 and 100.5  [Amended]

0
34. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from 
wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar 
amount indicated in the right column.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Paragraph                        Remove      Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   100.4(a).....................................    $2,361    $2,421
Sec.   100.4(b).....................................     4,721     4,840
Sec.   100.4(c) introductory text...................     5,903     6,052
Sec.   100.4(c) introductory text...................    70,834    72,620
Sec.   100.5(c).....................................     7,673     7,867
Sec.   100.5(d).....................................       324       332
Sec.   100.5(e).....................................   259,725   266,275
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Title 41--Public Contracts and Property Management

PART 50-201--GENERAL REGULATIONS

0
35. The authority citation for part 50-201 continues to read as 
follows:

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


Sec.  50-201.3  [Amended]

0
36. In Sec.  50-201.3, amend paragraph (e) by removing ``$26'' and 
adding in its place ``$27''.

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


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                              2018                                  2019
                                                                             ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                               Min. penalty                          Min. penalty
    Agency             Law            Name/description       CFR citation       (rounded to       Max. penalty        (rounded to       Max. penalty
                                                                                  nearest      (rounded to nearest      nearest      (rounded to nearest
                                                                                  dollar)            dollar)            dollar)            dollar)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MSHA.........  Federal Mine Safety  Regular Assessment.  30 CFR 100.3(a)....  ..............  $70,834.............  ..............  $72,620.
                & Health Act of
                1977.
MSHA.........  Federal Mine Safety  Penalty Conversion   30 CFR 100.3(g)....            $132  $70,834.............            $135  $72,620.
                & Health Act of      Table.
                1977.
MSHA.........  Federal Mine Safety  Minimum Penalty for  30 CFR 100.4(a)....           2,361  ....................           2,421  ....................
                & Health Act of      any order issued
                1977.                under 104(d)(1) of
                                     the Mine Act.
MSHA.........  Federal Mine Safety  Minimum penalty for  30 CFR 100.4(b)....           4,721  ....................           4,840  ....................
                & Health Act of      any order issued
                1977.                under 104(d)(2) of
                                     the Mine Act.
MSHA.........  Federal Mine Safety  Penalty for failure  39 CFR 100.4(c)....           5,903  $70,834.............           6,052  $72,620.
                & Health Act of      to provide timely
                1977.                notification under
                                     103(j) of the Mine
                                     Act.
MSHA.........  Federal Mine Safety  Any operator who     30 CFR 100.5(c)....  ..............  $7,673..............  ..............  $7,867.
                & Health Act of      fails to correct a
                1977.                violation for
                                     which a citation
                                     or order was
                                     issued under
                                     104(a) of the Mine
                                     Act.
MSHA.........  Federal Mine Safety  Violation of         30 CFR 100.5(d)....  ..............  $324................  ..............  $332.
                & Health Act of      mandatory safety
                1977.                standards related
                                     to smoking
                                     standards.
MSHA.........  Federal Mine Safety  Flagrant violations  30 CFR 100.5(e)....  ..............  $259,725............  ..............  $266,275.
                & Health Act of      under 110(b)(2) of
                1977.                the Mine Act.

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EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 209(b):      29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $29.................  ..............  $30.
                Income Security      Failure to furnish
                Act.                 reports (e.g.,
                                     pension benefit
                                     statements) to
                                     certain former
                                     participants and
                                     beneficiaries or
                                     maintain records.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(2)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $2,140..............  ..............  $2,194.
                Income Security      Per day for
                Act.                 failure/refusal to
                                     properly file plan
                                     annual report.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(4)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $1,693..............  ..............  $1,736.
                Income Security      Per day for
                Act.                 failure to
                                     disclose certain
                                     documents upon
                                     request under
                                     ERISA 101(k) and
                                     (l); failure to
                                     furnish notices
                                     under 101(j) and
                                     514(e)(3)--each
                                     statutory
                                     recipient a
                                     separate violation.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(5)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $1,558..............  ..............  $1,597.
                Income Security      Per day for each
                Act.                 failure to file
                                     annual report for
                                     Multiple Employer
                                     Welfare
                                     Arrangements
                                     (MEWAs) under
                                     101(g).
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(6)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $152 per day, not to  ..............  $156 per day, not to
                Income Security      Per day for each                                          exceed $1,527 per                     exceed $1,566 per
                Act.                 failure to provide                                        request.                              request.
                                     Secretary of Labor
                                     requested
                                     documentation not
                                     to exceed a per-
                                     request maximum.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(7)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $136................  ..............  $139.
                Income Security      Per day for each
                Act.                 failure to provide
                                     notices of
                                     blackout periods
                                     and of right to
                                     divest employer
                                     securities--each
                                     statutory
                                     recipient a
                                     separate violation.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(8)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $1,344..............  ..............  $1,378.
                Income Security      Per each failure
                Act.                 by an endangered
                                     status
                                     multiemployer plan
                                     to adopt a funding
                                     improvement plan
                                     or meet
                                     benchmarks;
                                     failure of a
                                     critical status
                                     multiemployer plan
                                     to adopt a
                                     rehabilitation
                                     plan.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section              29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $114................  ..............  $117.
                Income Security      502(c)(9)(A)--Per
                Act.                 day for each
                                     failure by an
                                     employer to inform
                                     employees of CHIP
                                     coverage
                                     opportunities
                                     under Section
                                     701(f)(3)(B)(i)(l)
                                     -each employee a
                                     separate violation.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section              29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $114................  ..............  $117.
                Income Security      502(c)(9)(B)--Per
                Act.                 day for each
                                     failure by a plan
                                     to timely provide
                                     to any State
                                     information
                                     required to be
                                     disclosed under
                                     Section
                                     701(f)(3)(B)(ii),
                                     as added by CHIP
                                     regarding coverage
                                     coordination--each
                                     participant/
                                     beneficiary a
                                     separate violation.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $114................  ..............  $117.
                Income Security      Failure by any
                Act.                 plan sponsor of
                                     group health plan,
                                     or any health
                                     insurance issuer
                                     offering health
                                     insurance coverage
                                     in connection with
                                     the plan, to meet
                                     the requirements
                                     of Sections
                                     702(a)(1)(F),
                                     (b)(3), (c) or
                                     (d); or Section
                                     701; or Section
                                     702(b)(1) with
                                     respect to genetic
                                     information--daily
                                     per participant
                                     and beneficiary
                                     non-compliance
                                     period.

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EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3....           2,847  ....................           2,919  $0.
                Income Security      uncorrected de
                Act.                 minimis violation.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3....          17,084  ....................          17,515  $0.
                Income Security      uncorrected
                Act.                 violations that
                                     are not de minimis.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $569,468............  ..............  $583,830.
                Income Security      unintentional
                Act.                 failure maximum
                                     cap.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(12)-- 29CFR 2575.1-3.....  ..............  $104................  ..............  $107.
                Income Security      Per day for each
                Act.                 failure of a CSEC
                                     plan in
                                     restoration status
                                     to adopt a
                                     restoration plan.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(m)--     29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $16,499.............  ..............  $16,915.
                Income Security      Failure of
                Act.                 fiduciary to make
                                     a proper
                                     distribution from
                                     a defined benefit
                                     plan under section
                                     206(e) of ERISA.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Failure to provide   29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $1,128..............  ..............  $1,156.
                Income Security      Summary of
                Act.                 Benefits Coverage
                                     under PHS Act
                                     section 2715(f),
                                     as incorporated in
                                     ERISA section 715
                                     and 29 CFR
                                     2590.715-2715(e).
OSHA.........  Occupational Safety  Serious Violation..  29 CFR               ..............  $12,934.............  ..............  $13,260.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(3).
OSHA.........  Occupational Safety  Other-Than-Serious.  29 CFR               ..............  $12,934.............  ..............  $13,260.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(4).
OSHA.........  Occupational Safety  Willful............  29 CFR                        9,239  $129,336............           9,472  $132,598.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(1).
OSHA.........  Occupational Safety  Repeated...........  29 CFR               ..............  $129,336............  ..............  $132,598.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(2).
OSHA.........  Occupational Safety  Posting Requirement  29 CFR               ..............  $12,934.............  ..............  $13,260.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(6).
OSHA.........  Occupational Safety  Failure to Abate...  29 CFR               ..............  $12,934.............  ..............  $13,260.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(5).
WHD..........  Family and Medical   FMLA...............  29 CFR               ..............  $169................  ..............  $173.
                Leave Act.                                825.300(a)(1).
WHD..........  Fair Labor           FLSA...............  29 CFR 578.3(a)....  ..............  $1,964..............  ..............  $2,014.
                Standards Act.
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR 579.1(a)(2).  ..............  $1,964..............  ..............  $2,014.
                Standards Act.
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR               ..............  $12,529.............  ..............  $12,845.
                Standards Act.                            570.140(b)(1).
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR               ..............  $12,529.............  ..............  $12,845.
                Standards Act.                            579.1(a)(1)(i)(A).
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor that     29 CFR               ..............  $56,947.............  ..............  $58,383.
                Standards Act.       causes serious       570.140(b)(2).
                                     injury or death.
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor that     29 CFR               ..............  $56,947.............  ..............  $58,383.
                Standards Act.       causes serious       579.1(a)(1)(i)(B).
                                     injury or death.
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor willful  29 CFR               ..............  $113,894............  ..............  $116,766.
                Standards Act.       or repeated that     570.140(b)(2); 29
                                     causes serious       CFR
                                     injury or death.     579.1(a)(1)(i)(B).
WHD..........  Migrant and          MSPA...............  29 CFR 500.1(e)....  ..............  $2,443..............  ..............  $2,505.
                Seasonal
                Agricultural
                Worker Protection
                Act.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H1B................  20 CFR               ..............  $1,848..............  ..............  $1,895.
                Nationality Act.                          655.810(b)(1).
WHD..........  Immigration &        H1B retaliation....  20 CFR 655.801(b)..  ..............  $7,520..............  ..............  $7,710.
                Nationality Act.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H1B willful or       20 CFR               ..............  $7,520..............  ..............  $7,710.
                Nationality Act.     discrimination.      655.810(b)(2).
WHD..........  Immigration &        H1B willful that     20 CFR               ..............  $52,641.............  ..............  $53,969.
                Nationality Act.     resulted in          655.810(b)(3).
                                     displacement of a
                                     US worker.
WHD..........  Immigration &        D-1................  20 CFR 655.620(a)..  ..............  $9,239..............  ..............  $9,472.
                Nationality Act.
WHD..........  Contract Work Hours  CWHSSA.............  29 CFR 5.5(b)(2)...  ..............  $26.................  ..............  $27.
                and Safety
                Standards Act.
WHD..........  Contract Work Hours  CWHSSA.............  29 CFR 5.8(a)......  ..............  $26.................  ..............  $27.
                and Safety
                Standards Act.
WHD..........  Walsh-Healey Public  Walsh-Healey.......  41 CFR 50-201.3(e).  ..............  $26.................  ..............  $27.
                Contracts Act.
WHD..........  Employee Polygraph   EPPA...............  29 CFR 801.42(a)...  ..............  $20,521.............  ..............  $21,039.
                Protection Act.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A................  29 CFR 501.19(c)...  ..............  $1,692..............  ..............  $1,735.
                Nationality Act.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A willful or       29 CFR 501.19(c)(1)  ..............  $5,695..............  ..............  $5,839.
                Nationality Act.     discrimination.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A Safety or        29 CFR 501.19(c)(2)  ..............  $56,391.............  ..............  $57,813.
                Nationality Act.     health resulting
                                     in serious injury
                                     or death.

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WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A willful or       29 CFR 501.19(c)(4)  ..............  $112,780............  ..............  $115,624.
                Nationality Act.     repeated safety or
                                     health resulting
                                     in serious injury
                                     or death.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A failing to       29 CFR 501.19(d)...  ..............  $5,695..............  ..............  $5,839.
                Nationality Act.     cooperate in an
                                     investigation.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A displacing a US  29 CFR 501.19(e)...  ..............  $16,917.............  ..............  $17,344.
                Nationality Act.     worker.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A improperly       29 CFR 501.19(f)...  ..............  $16,917.............  ..............  $17,344.
                Nationality Act.     rejecting a US
                                     worker.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H-2B...............  29 CFR 503.23(b)-    ..............  $12,383.............  ..............  $12,695.
                Nationality Act.                          (d).
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Home Worker........  29 CFR 530.302(a)..  ..............  $1,026..............  ..............  $1,052.00.
                Standards Act.
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Home Worker........  29 CFR 530.302(b)..              20  $1,026..............              21  $1,052.00.
                Standards Act.
OWCP.........  Longshore and        Failure to file      20 CFR 702.204.....  ..............  $23,426.............  ..............  $24,017.
                Harbor Workers'      first report of
                Compensation Act.    injury or filing a
                                     false statement or
                                     misrepresentation
                                     in first report.
OWCP.........  Longshore and        Failure to report    20 CFR 702.236.....  ..............  $285................  ..............  $292.
                Harbor Workers'      termination of
                Compensation Act.    payments.
OWCP.........  Longshore and        Discrimination       20 CFR                        2,343  $11,712.............           2,402  $12,007.
                Harbor Workers'      against employees    702.271(a)(2).
                Compensation Act.    who claim
                                     compensation or
                                     testify in a LHWCA
                                     proceeding.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to report    20 CFR 725.621(d)..  ..............  $1,426..............  ..............  $1,462.
                Act.                 termination of
                                     payments.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to file      20 CFR 725.621(d)..  ..............  $1,426..............  ..............  $1,462.
                Act.                 required reports.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          139  ....................             143  ....................
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                     benefits for mines
                                     with fewer than 25
                                     employees.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          278  ....................             285  ....................
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                     benefits for mines
                                     with 25-50
                                     employees.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          417  ....................             428  ....................
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                     benefits for mines
                                     with 51-100
                                     employees.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          555  ....................             569  ....................
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                     benefits for mines
                                     with more than 100
                                     employees.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          139  ....................             143  ....................
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(4).
                                     benefits after
                                     10th day of notice.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          417  ....................             428  ....................
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(5).
                                     benefits for
                                     repeat offenders.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR               ..............  $2,852..............  ..............  $2,924
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(5).
                                     benefits.
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    Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of January, 2019.
R. Alexander Acosta,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2019-00089 Filed 1-22-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-HL-P