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Download as PDF 2292 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations and within 1.3 miles each side of a 079° bearing, extending from the 8.7-mile radius to 11.6 miles east of the Eagle County Regional Airport. Lastly, this amendment updates the airport’s geographic coordinates to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. § 71.1 Regulatory Notices and Analyses Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows: ■ * * * That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 9,100 feet MSL within a 4.4-mile radius, and extending from the 4.4-mile radius to a 6.5-mile radius along the 199° bearing, thence clockwise to the 277° bearing, and extending from the 4.4mile radius to a 6.5-mile radius along the 45° bearing, thence clockwise to the 103° bearing from the Eagle County Regional Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area. * * * Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E. * * * * ANM CO E4 Eagle, CO Eagle County Regional Airport, CO (Lat. 39°38′34″ N, long. 106°54′57″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.0 mile each side of the 079° bearing, extending from the 6.5-mile radius to the 8.7-mile radius east of the Eagle County Regional Airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ANM CO E5 Eagle, CO Eagle County Regional Airport, CO (Lat. 39°38′34″ N, long. 106°54′57″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.7-mile PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration 20 CFR Part 655 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs 20 CFR Parts 702, 725, and 726 Wage and Hour Division 29 CFR Parts 500, 501, 503, 530, 570, 578, 579, 801, and 825 * ANM CO E2 Eagle, CO Eagle County Regional Airport, CO (Lat. 39°38′34″ N, long. 106°54′57″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.4-mile radius, and extending from the 4.4-mile radius to a 6.5mile radius along the 199° bearing, thence clockwise to the 277° bearing, and extending from the 4.4-mile radius to a 6.5-mile radius along the 45° bearing, thence clockwise to the 103° bearing from the Eagle County Regional Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. * Issued in Seattle, Washington, on January 8, 2020. Byron Chew, Group Manager, Western Service Center Operations Support Group. [FR Doc. 2020–00412 Filed 1–14–20; 8:45 am] ANM CO D Eagle, CO Eagle County Regional Airport, CO (Lat. 39°38′34″ N, long. 106°54′57″ W) * radius of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of a 079° bearing, extending from the 8.7-mile radius to 11.6 miles east of the Eagle County Regional Airport. Sfmt 4700 Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1903 Employee Benefits Security Administration 29 CFR Part 2560, 2575, and 2590 Mine Safety and Health Administration 30 CFR Part 100 RIN 1290–AA38 Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2020 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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 2020 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties. This final rule is effective on January 15, 2020. As provided by the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after January 15, 2020. DATES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Preamble Table of Contents I. Background II. Adjustment for 2020 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 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). On January 23, 2019, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2019 Annual Adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2293 including H–2B civil monetary penalties. See 84 FR 213 (DOL 2019 Annual Adjustment). This rule implements the 2020 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 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. This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866. Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this rule as not a ‘major rule,’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). II. Adjustment for 2020 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 2019 annual adjustment as set forth in the DOL 2019 Annual Adjustment published on January 23, 2019. 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 2019 CPI–U and the October 2018 CPI–U. The cost-of-living adjustment multiplier for 2020, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI–U) for the month of October 2019, not seasonally adjusted, is 1.01764.3 In 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, section 1201 (2018)) and proposed regulations to codify this civil monetary penalty in the Code of Federal Regulations on October 8, 2019. See Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 84 FR 53956 (proposed Oct. 8, 2019). 2 M–20–05, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2020, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 16, 2019). 3 OMB provided the year-over-year multiplier, rounded to 5 decimal points. Id. at 1. E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 2294 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations order to compute the 2020 annual adjustment, the Department multiplied the most recent penalty amount for each applicable penalty by the multiplier, 1.01764, and rounded to the nearest dollar. This resulted in increases to all but four of the penalties administered by the Department, as set forth in the Appendix. 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 15, 2020, 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 ............................................... 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 but on or before January 15, 2020. After January 15, 2020 ............................................... After November 2, 2015 ............................................... After November 2, 2015 ............................................... 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. January 15, 2020 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 but on or before January 15, 2020. After January 15, 2020 ............................................... After November 2, 2015 ............................................... After November 2, 2015 ............................................... After November 2, 2015 ............................................... After November 2, 2015 ............................................... 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES 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 and Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review 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 regulation merely adjusts civil monetary penalties in accordance with inflation as required by the Inflation Adjustment 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. January 15, 2020 levels. 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. 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 4 Appendix 1 consists of a table that provides ready access to key information about each penalty. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES 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. 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 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 privatesector 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. B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism 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. Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 667) requires Occupational Safety and Health Administration (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 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2295 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. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has concluded that the adjustment of civil monetary 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 E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 2296 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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. 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 Part 1903 Intergovernmental relations, Law enforcement, Occupational Safety and Health, Penalties. 20 CFR Part 725 Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal miners, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 29 CFR Part 2560 Employee benefit plans, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Law enforcement, Penalties, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping. 20 CFR Part 726 Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal miners, Mines, Penalties. 29 CFR Part 2575 Administrative practice and procedure, Employee benefit plans, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Health care, Penalties, Pensions. 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES 29 CFR Part 801 Administrative practice and procedure, Employment, Lie detector tests, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 29 CFR Part 570 Child labor, Law enforcement, Penalties. 29 CFR Part 578 Penalties, Wages. 29 CFR Part 579 Child labor, Penalties. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. For the reasons set out in the preamble, 20 CFR chapters V and VI, 29 CFR subtitle A and chapters V, XVII, and XXV, and 30 CFR chapter I are amended as follows. Employment and Training Administration 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 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 § 655.620(a) ............................ § 655.801(b) ............................ § 655.810(b)(1) introductory text ....................................... § 655.810(b)(2) introductory text ....................................... § 655.810(b)(3) introductory text ....................................... Remove Add $9,472 7,710 $9,639 7,846 1,895 1,928 7,710 7,846 53,969 54,921 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PART 702—ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE Title 20—Employees’ Benefits Frm 00018 § § 655.620, 655.801, and 655.810 [Amended] Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PO 00000 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); and sec. 6, Pub. L. 115–128, 132 Stat. 1547 (48 U.S.C. 1806). 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). Subpart E issued under 48 U.S.C. 1806. 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). 3. The authority citation for part 702 continues 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. § § 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 ■ E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 2297 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations amount or date indicated in the right column. Section/paragraph Remove § 702.204 ............................................................................... § 702.204 ............................................................................... § 702.236 ............................................................................... § 702.236 ............................................................................... § 702.271(a)(2) ...................................................................... § 702.271(a)(2) ...................................................................... § 702.271(a)(2) ...................................................................... $24,017 ................................................................................ January 23, 2019 ................................................................. $292 ..................................................................................... January 23, 2019 ................................................................. January 23, 2019 ................................................................. $2,402 .................................................................................. $12,007 ................................................................................ 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. [Amended] 6. In § 725.621, amend paragraph (d) by removing ‘‘January 23, 2019’’ and adding in its place ‘‘January 15, 2020’’ and by removing ‘‘$1,462’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$1,488’’. ■ 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. § 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. ■ Remove § 726.302(c)(2)(i) table 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 23, 2019 ................................................................. $143 ..................................................................................... 285 ....................................................................................... 428 ....................................................................................... 569 ....................................................................................... January 23, 2019 ................................................................. $143 ..................................................................................... January 23, 2019 ................................................................. $428 ..................................................................................... January 23, 2019 ................................................................. $2,924 .................................................................................. Wage and Hour Division Title 29—Labor PART 500—MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION 9. 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. § 500.1 [Amended] 10. In § 500.1, amend paragraph (e) by removing ‘‘$2,505’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$2,549’’. ■ PART 501—ENFORCEMENT OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY ALIEN AGRICULTURAL WORKERS ADMITTED UNDER SECTION 218 OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT 11. The authority citation for part 501 continues to read as follows: 16:02 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 Add January $146. 290. 436. 579. January $146. January $436. January $2,976. Paragraph § 501.19(c)(1) ...................... § 501.19(c)(2) ...................... § 501.19(c)(4) ...................... § 501.19(d) .......................... § 501.19(e) .......................... § 501.19(f) ........................... 15, 2020. 15, 2020. 15, 2020. 15, 2020. Remove 5,839 57,813 115,624 5,839 17,344 17,344 Add 5,942 58,833 117,664 5,942 17,650 17,650 ■ 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] 12. 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. PART 503—ENFORCEMENT OF OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY NONIMMIGRANT NONAGRICULTURAL WORKERS DESCRIBED IN THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT ■ Paragraph § 501.19(c) introductory text VerDate Sep<11>2014 $24,441. January 15, 2020. $297. January 15, 2020. January 15, 2020. $2,444. $12,219. 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. Paragraph DEPARTMENT OF LABOR jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES § 725.621 Add PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Remove $1,735 Sfmt 4700 Add 13. 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 § 701. $1,766 E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 2298 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations § 503.23 [Amended] 14. 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 § 503.23(b) .............................. § 503.23(c) ............................... § 503.23(d) .............................. $12,695 12,695 12,695 $12,919 12,919 12,919 16. In § 530.302, amend paragraph (a) by removing ‘‘$1,052’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$1,071’’ and revise paragraph (b). The revision reads as follows: ■ PART 530—EMPLOYMENT OF HOMEWORKERS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES 15. 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. § 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 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 17. 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 § 701. § 570.140 [Amended] 18. In § 570.140, amend paragraph (b)(1) by removing ‘‘$12,845’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$13,072’’ and paragraph (b)(2) by removing ‘‘$58,383’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$59,413’’. ■ PART 578—MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME VIOLATIONS—CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES 19. 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] 20. In § 578.3, amend paragraph (a) by removing ‘‘$2,014’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$2,050’’. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES ■ PART 579—CHILD LABOR VIOLATIONS—CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 [Amended] 22. 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 § 579.1(a)(1)(i)(A) .................... § 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B) .................... § 579.1(a)(2) ............................ $12,845 58,383 2,014 $13,072 59,413 2,050 PART 801—APPLICATION OF THE EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT OF 1988 23. 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. § 801.42 [Amended] 24. In § 801.42 amend paragraph (a) introductory text by removing ‘‘$21,039’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$21,410’’. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 $214–428 214–428 214–428 214–428 Sfmt 4700 Repeated, intentional or knowing $428–1,071 .......................................... 428–1,071 428–1,071 PART 825—THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993 25. 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. § 825.300 [Amended] 26. In § 825.300 amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing ‘‘$173’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$176’’. ■ DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration Title 29—Labor PART 1903—INSPECTIONS, CITATIONS, AND PROPOSED PENALTIES 27. 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] 28. 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. ■ ■ 21. The authority citation for part 579 continues to read as follows: ■ $21–214 21–214 ........................ 21–214 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 Substantial E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 2299 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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 23, 2019 ................................................................. $9,472 .................................................................................. $132,598 .............................................................................. $132,598 .............................................................................. $13,260 ................................................................................ $13,260 ................................................................................ $13,260 ................................................................................ $13,260 ................................................................................ DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration TABLE XIV—PENALTY CONVERSION TABLE—Continued Title 30—Mineral Resources 29. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 30 U.S.C. 815, 820, 957; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at sec. 701. 30. In § 100.3, amend paragraph (a)(1) introductory text by removing ‘‘72,620’’ and adding in its place ‘‘73,901’’ and in paragraph (g) by revising Table XIV— Penalty Conversion Table. The revision reads as follows: ■ § 100.3 Determination of penalty amount; regular assessment. * * * (g) * * * * * TABLE XIV—PENALTY CONVERSION TABLE Penalty ($) Points 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 or fewer ............................... .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. 137 150 161 175 190 206 222 242 261 283 306 332 361 390 421 458 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 ............................................ 101 ............................................ 102 ............................................ 103 ............................................ 104 ............................................ 105 ............................................ 106 ............................................ 107 ............................................ 108 ............................................ 109 ............................................ 110 ............................................ 111 ............................................ 112 ............................................ 113 ............................................ 114 ............................................ 115 ............................................ 116 ............................................ 117 ............................................ 118 ............................................ 119 ............................................ 120 ............................................ 498 536 582 631 684 740 801 869 941 1,021 1,105 1,196 1,296 1,404 1,521 1,648 1,784 1,932 2,094 2,268 2,457 2,661 2,884 3,124 3,385 3,666 3,971 4,302 4,660 5,049 5,469 5,925 6,418 6,953 7,532 8,157 8,839 9,575 10,373 11,236 12,171 13,186 14,284 15,474 16,762 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES MSHA .... Law Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Penalty ($) Points 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ or more .............................. * * * * §§ 100.4 and 100.5 18,159 19,670 21,309 23,085 25,004 27,089 29,346 31,789 34,437 37,306 40,413 43,778 47,423 51,207 54,988 58,773 62,553 66,337 70,118 73,901 * [Amended] 31. 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 § 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) ................................ $2,421 4,840 6,052 72,620 7,867 332 266,275 $2,464 4,925 6,159 73,901 8,006 338 270,972 Note: The following Appendix will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations. 2019 Agency January 15, 2020. $9,639. $134,937. $134,937. $13,494. $13,494. $13,494. $13,494. TABLE XIV—PENALTY CONVERSION TABLE—Continued Penalty ($) Points PART 100—CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR PROPOSED ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL PENALTIES Add 2020 Name/description CFR citation Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Regular Assessment ................................ 30 CFR 100.3(a) ..... ........................ $72,620 ......... ....................... $73,901 16:02 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 2300 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 2019 Agency Law Name/description CFR citation MSHA .... Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Penalty Conversion Table ........................ MSHA .... MSHA .... MSHA .... MSHA .... MSHA .... MSHA .... EBSA ..... EBSA ..... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES EBSA ..... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. EBSA ..... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. EBSA ..... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. EBSA ..... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. EBSA ..... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. EBSA ..... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. EBSA ..... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 2020 Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) 30 CFR 100.3(g) ..... $135 $72,620 ......... $137 .............. $73,901 Minimum Penalty for any order issued under 104(d)(1) of the Mine Act. 30 CFR 100.4(a) ..... 2,421 ....................... $2,464 ........... Minimum penalty for any order issued under 104(d)(2) of the Mine Act. 30 CFR 100.4(b) ..... 4,840 ....................... $4,925 ........... Penalty for failure to provide timely notification under 103(j) of the Mine Act. 39 CFR 100.4(c) ..... 6,052 $72,620 ......... $6,159 ........... $73,901 Any operator who fails to correct a violation for which a citation or order was issued under 104(a) of the Mine Act. 30 CFR 100.5(c) ..... ........................ $7,867 ........... ....................... $8,006 Violation of mandatory safety standards related to smoking standards. 30 CFR 100.5(d) ..... ........................ $332 .............. ....................... $338 Flagrant violations under 110(b)(2) of the Mine Act. 30 CFR 100.5(e) ..... ........................ $266,275 ....... ....................... $270,972 Section 209(b): Per plan year for failure to furnish reports (e.g., pension benefit statements) to certain former employees or maintain employee records each employee a separate violation.. Section 502(c)(2)—Per day for failure/refusal to properly file plan annual report. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $30 ................ ....................... $31 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $2,194 ........... ....................... $2,233 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; or 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. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $1,736 ........... ....................... $1,767 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $1,597 ........... ....................... $1,625 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ ....................... 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $156 per day, not to exceed $1,566 per request. $139 .............. ....................... $159 per day, not to exceed $1,594 per request. $141 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $1,378 ........... ....................... $1,402 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $117 .............. ....................... $119 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $117 .............. ....................... $119 16:02 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 2301 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) EBSA ..... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $117 .............. ....................... $119 EBSA ..... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 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 during non-compliance period. Section 502(c)(10)—uncorrected de minimis violation. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... $2,919 ....................... $2,970 ........... Section 502(c)(10)—uncorrected tions that are not de minimis. viola- 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... $17,515 ....................... $17,824 ......... Section 502(c)(10)—unintentional failure maximum cap. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $583,830 ....... ....................... $594,129 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 ....................................... 29CFR 2575.1–3 ..... ........................ $107 .............. ....................... $109 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $16,915 ......... ....................... $17,213 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $1,156 ........... ....................... $1,176 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(3). ........................ $13,260 ......... ....................... $13,494 Other-Than-Serious .................................. 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(4). ........................ $13,260 ......... ....................... $13,494 Willful ........................................................ 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(1). 9,472 $132,598 ....... $9,639 ........... $134,937 Repeated .................................................. 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(2). ........................ $132,598 ....... ....................... $134,937 Posting Requirement ................................ 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(6). ........................ $13,260 ......... ....................... $13,494 Failure to Abate ........................................ 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(5). ........................ $13,260 per day. ....................... $13,494 per day. FMLA ........................................................ ........................ $173 .............. ....................... $176 FLSA ......................................................... 29 CFR 825.300(a)(1). 29 CFR 578.3(a) ..... ........................ $2,014 ........... ....................... $2,050 Child Labor ............................................... 29 CFR 579.1(a)(2) ........................ $2,014 ........... ....................... $2,050 Child Labor ............................................... 29 CFR 570.140(b)(1). 29 CFR 579.1(a)(1)(i)(A). 29 CFR 570.140(b)(2). 29 CFR 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B). 29 CFR 570.140(b)(2); 29 CFR 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B) Doubled. 29 CFR 500.1(e) ..... ........................ $12,845 ......... ....................... $13,072 ........................ $12,845 ......... ....................... $13,072 ........................ $58,383 ......... ....................... $59,413 ........................ $58,383 ......... ....................... $59,413 ........................ $116,766 ....... ....................... $118,826 ........................ $2,505 ........... ....................... $2,549 ........................ $1,895 ........... ....................... $1,928 ........................ $7,710 ........... ....................... $7,846 ........................ $7,710 ........... ....................... $7,846 ........................ $53,969 ......... ....................... $54,921 EBSA ..... EBSA ..... EBSA ..... EBSA ..... 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. Fair Labor Standards Act. Fair Labor Standards Act. OSHA .... OSHA .... OSHA .... OSHA .... OSHA .... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES 2020 WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 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 (penalty amount doubled). MSPA ........................................................ H1B ........................................................... H1B retaliation .......................................... H1B willful or discrimination ..................... H1B willful that resulted in displacement of a US worker. 16:02 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 20 CFR 655.810(b)(1). 20 CFR 655.801(b) 20 CFR 655.810(b)(2). 20 CFR 655.810(b)(3). Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 2302 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 2019 Agency Law Name/description 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. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. 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. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. D–1 ........................................................... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... WHD ...... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES OWCP ... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) 20 CFR 655.620(a) ........................ $9,472 ........... ....................... $9,639 CWHSSA .................................................. 29 CFR 5.5(b)(2) ..... ........................ $27 ................ ....................... $27 CWHSSA .................................................. 29 CFR 5.8(a) ......... ........................ $27 ................ ....................... $27 Walsh-Healey ........................................... 41 CFR 50–201.3(e) ........................ $27 ................ ....................... $27 EPPA ........................................................ 29 CFR 801.42(a) ... ........................ $21,039 ......... ....................... $21,410 H2A ........................................................... 29 CFR 501.19(c) ... ........................ $1,735 ........... ....................... $1,766 H2A willful or discrimination ..................... 29 CFR 501.19(c)(1) ........................ $5,839 ........... ....................... $5,942 H2A Safety or health resulting in serious injury or death. 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(c)(2) ........................ $57,813 ......... ....................... $58,833 29 CFR 501.19(c)(4) ........................ $115,624 ....... ....................... $117,664 29 CFR 501.19(d) ... ........................ $5,839 ........... ....................... $5,942 29 CFR 501.19(e) ... ........................ $17,344 ......... ....................... $17,650 H2A improperly rejecting a US worker ..... 29 CFR 501.19(f) .... ........................ $17,344 ......... ....................... $17,650 H–2B ......................................................... 29 CFR 503.23(b) ... ........................ $12,695 ......... ....................... $12,919 H–2B ......................................................... 29 CFR 503.23(c) ... ........................ $12,695 ......... ....................... $12,919 H–2B ......................................................... 29 CFR 503.23(d) ... ........................ $12,695 ......... ....................... $12,919 Home Worker ........................................... 29 CFR 530.302(a) ........................ $1,052.00 ...... ....................... $1,071 Home Worker ........................................... 29 CFR 530.302(b) 21 $1,052.00 ...... $21 ................ $1,071 Failure to file first report of injury or filing a false statement or misrepresentation in first report. 20 CFR 702.204 ..... ........................ $24,017 ......... ....................... $24,441 Failure to report termination of payments 20 CFR 702.236 ..... ........................ $292 .............. ....................... $297 Discrimination against employees who claim compensation or testify in a LHWCA proceeding. 20 CFR 702.271(a)(2). 2,402 $12,007 ......... $2,444 ........... $12,219 Failure to report termination of payments 20 CFR 725.621 (d) ........................ $1,462 ........... ....................... $1,488 Failure to file required reports .................. 20 CFR 725.621(d) ........................ $1,462 ........... ....................... $1,488 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 726.302(c)(2)(i). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(4). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(5). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(5). 143 ....................... $146 .............. 285 ....................... $290 .............. 428 ....................... $436 .............. 569 ....................... $579 .............. 143 ....................... $146 .............. 428 ....................... $436 .............. ........................ $2,924 ........... ....................... 16:02 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 CFR citation 2020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 $2,976 2303 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of January, 2020. Eugene Scalia, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2020–00486 Filed 1–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HL–P PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION 29 CFR Part 4022 Benefits Payable in Terminated SingleEmployer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans to prescribe certain interest assumptions under the regulation for plans with valuation dates in February 2020. These interest assumptions are used for paying certain benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by the pension insurance system administered by PBGC. DATES: Effective February 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Katz (katz.gregory@pbgc.gov), Attorney, Regulatory Affairs Division, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202–326–4400 ext. 3829. (TTY users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1–800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4400, ext. 3829.) SUMMARY: PBGC’s regulation on Benefits Payable in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rate set For plans with a valuation date On or after * 316 Before Terminated Single-Employer Plans (29 CFR part 4022) prescribes actuarial assumptions—including interest assumptions—for paying plan benefits under terminated single-employer plans covered by title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The interest assumptions in the regulation are also published on PBGC’s website (https://www.pbgc.gov). PBGC uses the interest assumptions in appendix B to part 4022 (‘‘Lump Sum Interest Rates for PBGC Payments’’) to determine whether a benefit is payable as a lump sum and to determine the amount to pay. Because some privatesector pension plans use these interest rates to determine lump sum amounts payable to plan participants (if the resulting lump sum is larger than the amount required under section 417(e)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and section 205(g)(3) of ERISA), these rates are also provided in appendix C to part 4022 (‘‘Lump Sum Interest Rates for Private-Sector Payments’’). This final rule updates appendices B and C of the benefit payments regulation to provide the rates for February 2020 measurement dates. The February 2020 lump sum interest assumptions will be 0.25 percent for the period during which a benefit is (or is assumed to be) in pay status and 4.00 percent during any years preceding the benefit’s placement in pay status. In comparison with the interest assumptions in effect for January 2020, these assumptions represent no change in the immediate rate and are otherwise unchanged. PBGC updates appendices B and C each month. PBGC has determined that notice and public comment on this amendment are impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This * 3–1–20 3. In appendix C to part 4022, rate set 316 is added at the end of the table to read as follows: ■ 0.25 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES 16:59 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 Employee benefit plans, Pension insurance, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. In consideration of the foregoing, 29 CFR part 4022 is amended as follows: PART 4022—BENEFITS PAYABLE IN TERMINATED SINGLE-EMPLOYER PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 4022 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1302, 1322, 1322b, 1341(c)(3)(D), and 1344. 2. 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PBGC has determined that this action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under the criteria set forth in Executive Order 12866. Because no general notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this amendment, the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 does not apply. See 5 U.S.C. 601(2). E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1 n2 * 7 8

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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, and 726

Wage and Hour Division

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

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1903

Employee Benefits Security Administration

29 CFR Part 2560, 2575, and 2590

Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Part 100

RIN 1290-AA38


Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment 
Act Annual Adjustments for 2020

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

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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 2020 annual adjustments for 
inflation to its civil monetary penalties.

DATES: This final rule is effective on January 15, 2020. As provided by 
the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any 
penalties assessed after January 15, 2020.

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 2020
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). On January 23, 2019, the Department 
published the final rule establishing the 2019 Annual Adjustment for 
civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, 
including H-2B civil monetary penalties. See 84 FR 213 (DOL 2019 Annual 
Adjustment).
    This rule implements the 2020 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 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, section 1201 (2018)) and 
proposed regulations to codify this civil monetary penalty in the 
Code of Federal Regulations on October 8, 2019. See Tip Regulations 
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 84 FR 53956 (proposed 
Oct. 8, 2019).
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    This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because 
this rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866.
    Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this rule 
as not a `major rule,' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

II. Adjustment for 2020

    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\
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    \2\ M-20-05, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 
2020, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment 
Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 16, 2019).
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    The Department first identified the most recent penalty amount, 
which is the amount established by the 2019 annual adjustment as set 
forth in the DOL 2019 Annual Adjustment published on January 23, 2019. 
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 2019 CPI-U and the October 2018 CPI-U. The cost-of-living 
adjustment multiplier for 2020, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI-
U) for the month of October 2019, not seasonally adjusted, is 
1.01764.\3\ In

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order to compute the 2020 annual adjustment, the Department multiplied 
the most recent penalty amount for each applicable penalty by the 
multiplier, 1.01764, and rounded to the nearest dollar. This resulted 
in increases to all but four of the penalties administered by the 
Department, as set forth in the Appendix.
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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 15, 2020, 
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, 2016  Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
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 on  March 17, 2017 levels.
                                      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 but   January 23, 2019 levels.
                                      on or before January 15,
                                      2020.
After November 2, 2015.............  After January 15, 2020.....  January 15, 2020 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, 2016  Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
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 but   January 13, 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 but   January 23, 2019 levels.
                                      on or before January 15,
                                      2020.
After November 2, 2015.............  After January 15, 2020.....  January 15, 2020 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 and Executive 
Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

    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 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.
    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

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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 Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH 
Act) (29 U.S.C. 667) requires Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (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 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. Mine Safety and Health 
Administration (MSHA) has concluded that the adjustment of civil 
monetary 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

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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 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 Part 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.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, 20 CFR chapters V and VI, 
29 CFR subtitle A and chapters V, XVII, and XXV, and 30 CFR chapter I 
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); and sec. 6, Pub. L. 115-
128, 132 Stat. 1547 (48 U.S.C. 1806).
    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).
    Subpart E issued under 48 U.S.C. 1806.
    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).


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.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Paragraph                        Remove      Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   655.620(a)...................................    $9,472    $9,639
Sec.   655.801(b)...................................     7,710     7,846
Sec.   655.810(b)(1) introductory text..............     1,895     1,928
Sec.   655.810(b)(2) introductory text..............     7,710     7,846
Sec.   655.810(b)(3) introductory text..............    53,969    54,921
------------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

PART 702--ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE

0
3. The authority citation for part 702 continues 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

[[Page 2297]]

amount or date indicated in the right column.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Section/paragraph                          Remove                               Add
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   702.204..........................  $24,017........................  $24,441.
Sec.   702.204..........................  January 23, 2019...............  January 15, 2020.
Sec.   702.236..........................  $292...........................  $297.
Sec.   702.236..........................  January 23, 2019...............  January 15, 2020.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2)....................  January 23, 2019...............  January 15, 2020.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2)....................  $2,402.........................  $2,444.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2)....................  $12,007........................  $12,219.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 23, 
2019'' and adding in its place ``January 15, 2020'' and by removing 
``$1,462'' and adding in its place ``$1,488''.

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) table             January 23, 2019...............  January 15, 2020.
 Introductory text.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table...........  $143...........................  $146.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table...........  285............................  290.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table...........  428............................  436.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table...........  569............................  579.
Sec.   726.302(c)(4)....................  January 23, 2019...............  January 15, 2020.
Sec.   726.302(c)(4)....................  $143...........................  $146.
Sec.   726.302(c)(5)....................  January 23, 2019...............  January 15, 2020.
Sec.   726.302(c)(5)....................  $428...........................  $436.
Sec.   726.302(c)(6)....................  January 23, 2019...............  January 15, 2020.
Sec.   726.302(c)(6)....................  $2,924.........................  $2,976.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division

Title 29--Labor

PART 500--MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION

0
9. 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
10. In Sec.  500.1, amend paragraph (e) by removing ``$2,505'' and 
adding in its place ``$2,549''.

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

0
11. 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
12. 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................     $1,735     $1,766
Sec.   501.19(c)(1)...............................      5,839      5,942
Sec.   501.19(c)(2)...............................     57,813     58,833
Sec.   501.19(c)(4)...............................    115,624    117,664
Sec.   501.19(d)..................................      5,839      5,942
Sec.   501.19(e)..................................     17,344     17,650
Sec.   501.19(f)..................................     17,344     17,650
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

0
13. 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.

[[Page 2298]]

Sec.  503.23   [Amended]

0
 14. 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)....................................   $12,695   $12,919
Sec.   503.23(c)....................................    12,695    12,919
Sec.   503.23(d)....................................    12,695    12,919
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 530--EMPLOYMENT OF HOMEWORKERS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES

0
15. 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
16. In Sec.  530.302, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$1,052'' and 
adding in its place ``$1,071'' 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, intentional or
                                                             Minor        Substantial            knowing
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Recordkeeping.........................................         $21-214        $214-428                $428-1,071
Monetary violations...................................          21-214         214-428  ........................
Employment of homeworkers without a certificate.......  ..............         214-428                 428-1,071
Other violations of statutes, regulations or employer           21-214         214-428                 428-1,071
 assurances...........................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

0
17. 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
18. In Sec.  570.140, amend paragraph (b)(1) by removing ``$12,845'' 
and adding in its place ``$13,072'' and paragraph (b)(2) by removing 
``$58,383'' and adding in its place ``$59,413''.

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

0
19. 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
20. In Sec.  578.3, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$2,014'' and 
adding in its place ``$2,050''.

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

0
21. 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
22. 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)............................   $12,845   $13,072
Sec.   579.1(a)(1)(i)(B)............................    58,383    59,413
Sec.   579.1(a)(2)..................................     2,014     2,050
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

0
23. 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
24. In Sec.  801.42 amend paragraph (a) introductory text by removing 
``$21,039'' and adding in its place ``$21,410''.

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

0
25. 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
26. In Sec.  825.300 amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing ``$173'' and 
adding in its place ``$176''.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Title 29--Labor

PART 1903--INSPECTIONS, CITATIONS, AND PROPOSED PENALTIES

0
27. 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
28. 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.

[[Page 2299]]



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                Paragraph                              Remove                               Add
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   1903.15(d) introductory text.....  January 23, 2019...............  January 15, 2020.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(1)....................  $9,472.........................  $9,639.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(1)....................  $132,598.......................  $134,937.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(2)....................  $132,598.......................  $134,937.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(3)....................  $13,260........................  $13,494.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(4)....................  $13,260........................  $13,494.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(5)....................  $13,260........................  $13,494.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(6)....................  $13,260........................  $13,494.
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

Title 30--Mineral Resources

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

0
29. 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
30. In Sec.  100.3, amend paragraph (a)(1) introductory text by 
removing ``72,620'' and adding in its place ``73,901'' 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) * * *

                   Table XIV--Penalty Conversion Table
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Penalty
                           Points                                ($)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
60 or fewer................................................          137
61.........................................................          150
62.........................................................          161
63.........................................................          175
64.........................................................          190
65.........................................................          206
66.........................................................          222
67.........................................................          242
68.........................................................          261
69.........................................................          283
70.........................................................          306
71.........................................................          332
72.........................................................          361
73.........................................................          390
74.........................................................          421
75.........................................................          458
76.........................................................          498
77.........................................................          536
78.........................................................          582
79.........................................................          631
80.........................................................          684
81.........................................................          740
82.........................................................          801
83.........................................................          869
84.........................................................          941
85.........................................................        1,021
86.........................................................        1,105
87.........................................................        1,196
88.........................................................        1,296
89.........................................................        1,404
90.........................................................        1,521
91.........................................................        1,648
92.........................................................        1,784
93.........................................................        1,932
94.........................................................        2,094
95.........................................................        2,268
96.........................................................        2,457
97.........................................................        2,661
98.........................................................        2,884
99.........................................................        3,124
100........................................................        3,385
101........................................................        3,666
102........................................................        3,971
103........................................................        4,302
104........................................................        4,660
105........................................................        5,049
106........................................................        5,469
107........................................................        5,925
108........................................................        6,418
109........................................................        6,953
110........................................................        7,532
111........................................................        8,157
112........................................................        8,839
113........................................................        9,575
114........................................................       10,373
115........................................................       11,236
116........................................................       12,171
117........................................................       13,186
118........................................................       14,284
119........................................................       15,474
120........................................................       16,762
121........................................................       18,159
122........................................................       19,670
123........................................................       21,309
124........................................................       23,085
125........................................................       25,004
126........................................................       27,089
127........................................................       29,346
128........................................................       31,789
129........................................................       34,437
130........................................................       37,306
131........................................................       40,413
132........................................................       43,778
133........................................................       47,423
134........................................................       51,207
135........................................................       54,988
136........................................................       58,773
137........................................................       62,553
138........................................................       66,337
139........................................................       70,118
140 or more................................................       73,901
------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *


Sec. Sec.  100.4 and 100.5  [Amended]

0
31. 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).....................................    $2,421    $2,464
Sec.   100.4(b).....................................     4,840     4,925
Sec.   100.4(c) introductory text...................     6,052     6,159
Sec.   100.4(c) introductory text...................    72,620    73,901
Sec.   100.5(c).....................................     7,867     8,006
Sec.   100.5(d).....................................       332       338
Sec.   100.5(e).....................................   266,275   270,972
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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


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                                                                                             2019                                  2020
                                                                             ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                Min penalty
    Agency              Law            Name/description      CFR citation       (rounded to       Max penalty         Min penalty         Max penalty
                                                                                  nearest         (rounded to         (rounded to         (rounded to
                                                                                  dollar)       nearest dollar)     nearest dollar)     nearest dollar)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MSHA..........  Federal Mine Safety  Regular Assessment.  30 CFR 100.3(a)...  ..............  $72,620...........  ..................  $73,901
                 & Health Act of
                 1977.

[[Page 2300]]

 
MSHA..........  Federal Mine Safety  Penalty Conversion   30 CFR 100.3(g)...            $135  $72,620...........  $137..............  $73,901
                 & Health Act of      Table.
                 1977.
MSHA..........  Federal Mine Safety  Minimum Penalty for  30 CFR 100.4(a)...           2,421  ..................  $2,464............  ..................
                 & 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)...           4,840  ..................  $4,925............  ..................
                 & 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)...           6,052  $72,620...........  $6,159............  $73,901
                 & 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)...  ..............  $7,867............  ..................  $8,006
                 & 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)...  ..............  $332..............  ..................  $338
                 & Health Act of      mandatory safety
                 1977.                standards related
                                      to smoking
                                      standards.
MSHA..........  Federal Mine Safety  Flagrant violations  30 CFR 100.5(e)...  ..............  $266,275..........  ..................  $270,972
                 & Health Act of      under 110(b)(2) of
                 1977.                the Mine Act.
EBSA..........  Employee Retirement  Section 209(b): Per  29 CFR 2575.1-3...  ..............  $30...............  ..................  $31
                 Income Security      plan year for
                 Act.                 failure to furnish
                                      reports (e.g.,
                                      pension benefit
                                      statements) to
                                      certain former
                                      employees or
                                      maintain employee
                                      records each
                                      employee a
                                      separate
                                      violation..
EBSA..........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(2)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3...  ..............  $2,194............  ..................  $2,233
                 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...  ..............  $1,736............  ..................  $1,767
                 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...  ..............  $1,597............  ..................  $1,625
                 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...  ..............  $156 per day, not   ..................  $159 per day, not
                 Income Security      Per day for each                                         to exceed $1,566                        to exceed $1,594
                 Act.                 failure to provide                                       per request.                            per 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...  ..............  $139..............  ..................  $141
                 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...  ..............  $1,378............  ..................  $1,402
                 Income Security      Per each failure
                 Act.                 by an endangered
                                      status
                                      multiemployer plan
                                      to adopt a funding
                                      improvement plan
                                      or meet
                                      benchmarks; or
                                      failure of a
                                      critical status
                                      multiemployer plan
                                      to adopt a
                                      rehabilitation
                                      plan.
EBSA..........  Employee Retirement  Section              29 CFR 2575.1-3...  ..............  $117..............  ..................  $119
                 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...  ..............  $117..............  ..................  $119
                 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.

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EBSA..........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3...  ..............  $117..............  ..................  $119
                 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
                                      during non-
                                      compliance period.
EBSA..........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3...          $2,919  ..................  $2,970............  ..................
                 Income Security      uncorrected de
                 Act.                 minimis violation.
EBSA..........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3...         $17,515  ..................  $17,824...........  ..................
                 Income Security      uncorrected
                 Act.                 violations that
                                      are not de minimis.
EBSA..........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3...  ..............  $583,830..........  ..................  $594,129
                 Income Security      unintentional
                 Act.                 failure maximum
                                      cap.
EBSA..........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(12)-- 29CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $107..............  ..................  $109
                 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...  ..............  $16,915...........  ..................  $17,213
                 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...  ..............  $1,156............  ..................  $1,176
                 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              ..............  $13,260...........  ..................  $13,494
                 and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(3).
OSHA..........  Occupational Safety  Other-Than-Serious.  29 CFR              ..............  $13,260...........  ..................  $13,494
                 and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(4).
OSHA..........  Occupational Safety  Willful............  29 CFR                       9,472  $132,598..........  $9,639............  $134,937
                 and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(1).
OSHA..........  Occupational Safety  Repeated...........  29 CFR              ..............  $132,598..........  ..................  $134,937
                 and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(2).
OSHA..........  Occupational Safety  Posting Requirement  29 CFR              ..............  $13,260...........  ..................  $13,494
                 and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(6).
OSHA..........  Occupational Safety  Failure to Abate...  29 CFR              ..............  $13,260 per day...  ..................  $13,494 per day.
                 and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(5).
WHD...........  Family and Medical   FMLA...............  29 CFR              ..............  $173..............  ..................  $176
                 Leave Act.                                825.300(a)(1).
WHD...........  Fair Labor           FLSA...............  29 CFR 578.3(a)...  ..............  $2,014............  ..................  $2,050
                 Standards Act.
WHD...........  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR 579.1(a)(2)  ..............  $2,014............  ..................  $2,050
                 Standards Act.
WHD...........  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR              ..............  $12,845...........  ..................  $13,072
                 Standards Act.                            570.140(b)(1).
WHD...........  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR              ..............  $12,845...........  ..................  $13,072
                 Standards Act.                            579.1(a)(1)(i)(A).
WHD...........  Fair Labor           Child Labor that     29 CFR              ..............  $58,383...........  ..................  $59,413
                 Standards Act.       causes serious       570.140(b)(2).
                                      injury or death.
WHD...........  Fair Labor           Child Labor that     29 CFR              ..............  $58,383...........  ..................  $59,413
                 Standards Act.       causes serious       579.1(a)(1)(i)(B).
                                      injury or death.
WHD...........  Fair Labor           Child Labor willful  29 CFR              ..............  $116,766..........  ..................  $118,826
                 Standards Act.       or repeated that     570.140(b)(2); 29
                                      causes serious       CFR
                                      injury or death      579.1(a)(1)(i)(B)
                                      (penalty amount      Doubled.
                                      doubled).
WHD...........  Migrant and          MSPA...............  29 CFR 500.1(e)...  ..............  $2,505............  ..................  $2,549
                 Seasonal
                 Agricultural
                 Worker Protection
                 Act.
WHD...........  Immigration &        H1B................  20 CFR              ..............  $1,895............  ..................  $1,928
                 Nationality Act.                          655.810(b)(1).
WHD...........  Immigration &        H1B retaliation....  20 CFR 655.801(b).  ..............  $7,710............  ..................  $7,846
                 Nationality Act.
WHD...........  Immigration &        H1B willful or       20 CFR              ..............  $7,710............  ..................  $7,846
                 Nationality Act.     discrimination.      655.810(b)(2).
WHD...........  Immigration &        H1B willful that     20 CFR              ..............  $53,969...........  ..................  $54,921
                 Nationality Act.     resulted in          655.810(b)(3).
                                      displacement of a
                                      US worker.

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WHD...........  Immigration &        D-1................  20 CFR 655.620(a).  ..............  $9,472............  ..................  $9,639
                 Nationality Act.
WHD...........  Contract Work Hours  CWHSSA.............  29 CFR 5.5(b)(2)..  ..............  $27...............  ..................  $27
                 and Safety
                 Standards Act.
WHD...........  Contract Work Hours  CWHSSA.............  29 CFR 5.8(a).....  ..............  $27...............  ..................  $27
                 and Safety
                 Standards Act.
WHD...........  Walsh-Healey Public  Walsh-Healey.......  41 CFR 50-201.3(e)  ..............  $27...............  ..................  $27
                 Contracts Act.
WHD...........  Employee Polygraph   EPPA...............  29 CFR 801.42(a)..  ..............  $21,039...........  ..................  $21,410
                 Protection Act.
WHD...........  Immigration &        H2A................  29 CFR 501.19(c)..  ..............  $1,735............  ..................  $1,766
                 Nationality Act.
WHD...........  Immigration &        H2A willful or       29 CFR              ..............  $5,839............  ..................  $5,942
                 Nationality Act.     discrimination.      501.19(c)(1).
WHD...........  Immigration &        H2A Safety or        29 CFR              ..............  $57,813...........  ..................  $58,833
                 Nationality Act.     health resulting     501.19(c)(2).
                                      in serious injury
                                      or death.
WHD...........  Immigration &        H2A willful or       29 CFR              ..............  $115,624..........  ..................  $117,664
                 Nationality Act.     repeated safety or   501.19(c)(4).
                                      health resulting
                                      in serious injury
                                      or death.
WHD...........  Immigration &        H2A failing to       29 CFR 501.19(d)..  ..............  $5,839............  ..................  $5,942
                 Nationality Act.     cooperate in an
                                      investigation.
WHD...........  Immigration &        H2A displacing a US  29 CFR 501.19(e)..  ..............  $17,344...........  ..................  $17,650
                 Nationality Act.     worker.
WHD...........  Immigration &        H2A improperly       29 CFR 501.19(f)..  ..............  $17,344...........  ..................  $17,650
                 Nationality Act.     rejecting a US
                                      worker.
WHD...........  Immigration &        H-2B...............  29 CFR 503.23(b)..  ..............  $12,695...........  ..................  $12,919
                 Nationality Act.
WHD...........  Immigration &        H-2B...............  29 CFR 503.23(c)..  ..............  $12,695...........  ..................  $12,919
                 Nationality Act.
WHD...........  Immigration &        H-2B...............  29 CFR 503.23(d)..  ..............  $12,695...........  ..................  $12,919
                 Nationality Act.
WHD...........  Fair Labor           Home Worker........  29 CFR 530.302(a).  ..............  $1,052.00.........  ..................  $1,071
                 Standards Act.
WHD...........  Fair Labor           Home Worker........  29 CFR 530.302(b).              21  $1,052.00.........  $21...............  $1,071
                 Standards Act.
OWCP..........  Longshore and        Failure to file      20 CFR 702.204....  ..............  $24,017...........  ..................  $24,441
                 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....  ..............  $292..............  ..................  $297
                 Harbor Workers'      termination of
                 Compensation Act.    payments.
OWCP..........  Longshore and        Discrimination       20 CFR                       2,402  $12,007...........  $2,444............  $12,219
                 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)  ..............  $1,462............  ..................  $1,488
                 Act.                 termination of
                                      payments.
OWCP..........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to file      20 CFR 725.621(d).  ..............  $1,462............  ..................  $1,488
                 Act.                 required reports.
OWCP..........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                         143  ..................  $146..............  ..................
                 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                         285  ..................  $290..............  ..................
                 Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                      benefits for mines
                                      with 25-50
                                      employees.
OWCP..........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                         428  ..................  $436..............  ..................
                 Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                      benefits for mines
                                      with 51-100
                                      employees.
OWCP..........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                         569  ..................  $579..............  ..................
                 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                         143  ..................  $146..............  ..................
                 Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(4).
                                      benefits after
                                      10th day of notice.
OWCP..........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                         428  ..................  $436..............  ..................
                 Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(5).
                                      benefits for
                                      repeat offenders.
OWCP..........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR              ..............  $2,924............  ..................  $2,976
                 Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(5).
                                      benefits.
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    Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of January, 2020.
Eugene Scalia,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2020-00486 Filed 1-14-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-HL-P