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Download as PDF 360 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2019 / Notices standing will be allowed to represent parties before the Copyright Royalty Judges. See 37 CFR 350.2. The Judges will address further procedural matters, including scheduling, after receiving Petitions to Participate. Dated: January 4, 2019. Suzanne M. Barnett, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2019–00102 Filed 1–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2018–0070] Notice on Penalty Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties Social Security Administration. Notice announcing updated penalty inflation adjustments for civil monetary penalties for 2019. AGENCY: ACTION: The Social Security Administration is giving notice of its updated maximum civil monetary penalties. These amounts are effective from January 15, 2019 through January 14, 2020. These figures represent an annual adjustment for inflation. The updated figures and notification are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Gangloff, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, Room 3–ME–1, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, 410–965–4555. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call the Social Security Administration’s national toll-free number, 1–800–772–1213 or TTY 1–800–325–0778, or visit the Social Security Administration’s internet site, amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Jan 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 Social Security Online, at http:// www.socialsecurity.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 27, 2016, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act),1 we published an interim final rule to adjust the level of civil monetary penalties (CMP) under sections 1129 and 1140 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1320a–8 and 1320b–10, with an initial ‘‘catch-up’’ adjustment effective August 1, 2016.2 We announced in the interim final rule that for any future adjustments, we would publish a notice in the Federal Register to announce the new amounts. The annual inflation adjustment in subsequent years must be a cost-of-living adjustment based on any increases in the October Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) (not seasonally adjusted) each year.3 Inflation adjustment increases must be rounded to the nearest multiple of $1.4 We last updated the maximum penalty amounts effective January 15, 2018.5 1 See https://www.congress.gov/bill/114thcongress/house-bill/1314/text. See also https:// www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/27/ 2016-13241/penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civilmoney-penalties. 2 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/ 2016/06/27/2016-13241/penalty-inflationadjustments-for-civil-money-penalties. 3 See OMB Memorandum, Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, M–16–06, p. 1 (February 24, 2016), https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/ whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-1606.pdf. See also https://www.federalregister.gov/ documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penaltyinflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties. 4 OMB Memorandum, Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, M–16–06, p. 3 (February 24, 2016), https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/ whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-1606.pdf. See also https://www.federalregister.gov/ documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penaltyinflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties. 5 See https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/ 2018/01/12/2018-00487/penalty-inflationadjustments-for-civil-monetary-penalties. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Based on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, the information below serves as public notice of the new maximum penalty amounts for 2019. The adjustment results in the following new maximum penalties, which will be effective as of January 15, 2019. Section 1129 CMPs (42 U.S.C. 1320a–8) $7,779.00 (current maximum per violation for fraud facilitators in a position of trust) × 1.02522 (OMB-issued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $7,975.19. When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is $7,975.00. $8,249.00 (current maximum per violation for all other violators) × 1.02522 (OMB-issued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $8,457.04. When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is $8,457.00. Section 1140 CMPs (42 U.S.C. 1320b– 10) $10,260.00 (current maximum per violation for all violations other than broadcast or telecasts) × 1.02522 (OMBissued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $10,518.76. When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is $10,519.00. $51,302.00 (current maximum per broadcast or telecast) × 1.02522 (OMBissued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $52,595.84. When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is $52,596.00. Dated: January 10, 2019. Gale Stallworth Stone, Acting Inspector General of Social Security. [FR Doc. 2019–00091 Filed 1–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2018-0070]


Notice on Penalty Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary 
Penalties

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Notice announcing updated penalty inflation adjustments for 
civil monetary penalties for 2019.

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SUMMARY: The Social Security Administration is giving notice of its 
updated maximum civil monetary penalties. These amounts are effective 
from January 15, 2019 through January 14, 2020. These figures represent 
an annual adjustment for inflation. The updated figures and 
notification are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Gangloff, Chief Counsel to 
the Inspector General, Room 3-ME-1, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, 
MD 21235-6401, 410-965-4555. For information on eligibility or filing 
for benefits, call the Social Security Administration's national toll-
free number, 1-800-772-1213 or TTY 1-800-325-0778, or visit the Social 
Security Administration's internet site, Social Security Online, at 
http://www.socialsecurity.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 27, 2016, pursuant to the Federal 
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 
2015 Act),\1\ we published an interim final rule to adjust the level of 
civil monetary penalties (CMP) under sections 1129 and 1140 of the 
Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1320a-8 and 1320b-10, with an initial 
``catch-up'' adjustment effective August 1, 2016.\2\ We announced in 
the interim final rule that for any future adjustments, we would 
publish a notice in the Federal Register to announce the new amounts. 
The annual inflation adjustment in subsequent years must be a cost-of-
living adjustment based on any increases in the October Consumer Price 
Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) (not seasonally adjusted) each 
year.\3\ Inflation adjustment increases must be rounded to the nearest 
multiple of $1.\4\ We last updated the maximum penalty amounts 
effective January 15, 2018.\5\ Based on Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) guidance, the information below serves as public notice of the 
new maximum penalty amounts for 2019. The adjustment results in the 
following new maximum penalties, which will be effective as of January 
15, 2019.
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    \1\ See https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1314/text. See also https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties.
    \2\ https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties.
    \3\ See OMB Memorandum, Implementation of the Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, M-16-
06, p. 1 (February 24, 2016), https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-16-06.pdf. See also 
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties.
    \4\ OMB Memorandum, Implementation of the Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, M-16-
06, p. 3 (February 24, 2016), https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-16-06.pdf. See also 
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/27/2016-13241/penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civil-money-penalties.
    \5\ See https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/12/2018-00487/penalty-inflation-adjustments-for-civil-monetary-penalties.
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Section 1129 CMPs (42 U.S.C. 1320a-8)

    $7,779.00 (current maximum per violation for fraud facilitators in 
a position of trust) x 1.02522 (OMB-issued inflationary adjustment 
multiplier) = $7,975.19. When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new 
maximum penalty is $7,975.00.
    $8,249.00 (current maximum per violation for all other violators) x 
1.02522 (OMB-issued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $8,457.04. 
When rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is 
$8,457.00.

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

    $10,260.00 (current maximum per violation for all violations other 
than broadcast or telecasts) x 1.02522 (OMB-issued inflationary 
adjustment multiplier) = $10,518.76. When rounded to the nearest 
dollar, the new maximum penalty is $10,519.00.
    $51,302.00 (current maximum per broadcast or telecast) x 1.02522 
(OMB-issued inflationary adjustment multiplier) = $52,595.84. When 
rounded to the nearest dollar, the new maximum penalty is $52,596.00.

    Dated: January 10, 2019.
Gale Stallworth Stone,
Acting Inspector General of Social Security.
[FR Doc. 2019-00091 Filed 1-23-19; 8:45 am]
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