Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation, 36469-36483 [2020-11124]

Download as PDF 36469 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 117 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 6 CFR Part 27 8 CFR Parts 270, 274a, and 280 U.S. Customs and Border Protection 19 CFR Part 4 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 27 Transportation Security Administration 49 CFR Part 1503 RIN 1601–AA95 Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making the 2020 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS’s civil monetary penalties for 2020 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after June 17, 2020 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Statutory and Regulatory Background II. Overview of Final Rule III. Adjustments by Component A. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency B. U.S. Customs and Border Protection C. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement D. U.S. Coast Guard E. Transportation Security Administration IV. Administrative Procedure Act V. Regulatory Analyses A. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 B. Regulatory Flexibility Act C. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act D. Paperwork Reduction Act VI. Signing Authority I. Statutory and Regulatory Background On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114– 74 section 701 (Nov. 2, 2015)) (2015 Act).1 The 2015 Act amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note) to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The 2015 Act required agencies to: (1) Adjust the level of civil monetary penalties with an initial ‘‘catch-up’’ adjustment through issuance of an Interim Final Rule (IFR) and (2) make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation. Through the ‘‘catch-up’’ adjustment, agencies were required to adjust the maximum amounts of civil monetary penalties to more accurately reflect inflation rates. For the subsequent annual adjustments, the 2015 Act requires agencies to increase the penalty amounts by a cost-of-living adjustment. The 2015 Act directs OMB to provide guidance to agencies each year to assist agencies in making the annual adjustments. The 2015 Act requires agencies to make the annual adjustments no later than January 15 of each year and to publish the adjustments in the Federal Register. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, DHS undertook a review of the civil penalties that DHS and its components administer.2 On July 1, 2016, DHS This rule is effective on June 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hillary Hunnings, 202–282–9043, hillary.hunnings@hq.dhs.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 1 The 2015 Act was part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Public Law 114–74 (Nov. 2, 2015). 2 The 2015 Act applies to all agency civil penalties except for any penalty (including any addition to tax and additional amount) under the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 published an IFR adjusting the maximum civil monetary penalties with an initial ‘‘catch-up’’ adjustment, as required by the 2015 Act.3 DHS calculated the adjusted penalties based upon nondiscretionary provisions in the 2015 Act and upon guidance that OMB issued to agencies on February 24, 2016.4 The adjusted penalties were effective for civil penalties assessed after August 1, 2016 (the effective date of the IFR), whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015 (the date of enactment of the 2015 Act). On January 27, 2017, DHS published a final rule making the annual adjustment for 2017.5 DHS made the 2018 annual inflation adjustment on April 2, 2018.6 DHS made the 2019 annual inflation adjustment on April 5, 2019.7 II. Overview of the Final Rule This final rule makes the 2020 annual inflation adjustments to civil monetary penalties pursuant to the 2015 Act and pursuant to guidance OMB issued to agencies on December 16, 2019.8 The penalty amounts in this final rule will be effective for penalties assessed after June 17, 2020 where the associated violation occurred after November 2, 2015. Consistent with OMB guidance, the 2015 Act does not change previously assessed penalties that the agency is actively collecting or has collected. The adjusted penalty amounts will apply to penalties assessed after the effective date of this final rule. We discuss civil penalties by DHS component in Section III below. For each component identified in Section III, below, we briefly describe the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.) and the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1202 et seq.). See sec. 4(a)(1) of the 2015 Act. In the case of DHS, several civil penalties that are assessed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Coast Guard fall under the Tariff Act of 1930, and thus DHS did not adjust those civil penalties in this rulemaking. 3 See 81 FR 42987. 4 OMB, Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Table A, 24 February 2016. https:// www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ omb/memoranda/2016/m-16-06.pdf (last accessed Dec. 5, 2017). 5 See 82 FR 8571. 6 See 83 FR 13826. 7 See 84 FR 13499. 8 OMB Memorandum 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. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wpcontent/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf. E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 36470 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations relevant civil penalty (or penalties), and we provide a table showing the increase in the penalties for 2020. In the table for each component, we show (1) the penalty name, (2) the penalty statutory and/or regulatory citation, (3) the penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 final rule, (4) the cost-of-living adjustment multiplier for 2020 that OMB provided in its December 16, 2019, guidance, and (5) the new 2020 adjusted penalty. The 2015 Act instructs agencies to round penalties to the nearest $1. For a more complete discussion of the method used for calculating the initial ‘‘catch-up’’ inflation adjustments and a componentby-component breakdown to the nature of the civil penalties and relevant legal authorities, please see the IFR preamble at 81 FR 42987–43000. III. Adjustments by Component In the following sections, we briefly describe the civil penalties that DHS and its components, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), assess. Other components not mentioned do not impose any civil monetary penalties. We include tables at the end of each section, which list the individual adjustments for each penalty. A. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency only one civil penalty that the 2015 Act affects. That penalty assesses fines for violations of the Chemical Facility AntiTerrorism Standards (CFATS). CFATS is a program that regulates the security of chemical facilities that, in the discretion of the Secretary, present high levels of security risk. DHS established the CFATS program in 2007 pursuant to section 550 of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 109–295).9 The CFATS regulation is located in part 27 of title 6 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Below is a table showing the 2020 adjustment for the CFATS penalty that CISA administers. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) administers TABLE 1—CFATS CIVIL PENALTY ADJUSTMENT Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 FR Penalty name Citation Penalty for non-compliance with CFATS regulations .. 6 U.S.C. 624(b)(1); 6 CFR 27.300(b)(3). Multiplier * $34,871 per day .... 1.01764 New penalty as adjusted by this final rule $35,486 per day. * OMB Memorandum 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. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf. B. U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assesses civil monetary penalties under various titles of the United States Code and the CFR. These include penalties for certain violations of title 8 of the CFR regarding the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (Pub. L. 82– 414, as amended) (INA). The INA contains provisions that impose penalties on persons, including carriers and aliens, who violate specified provisions of the INA. The relevant penalty provisions are located in numerous sections of the INA, however CBP has enumerated these penalties in regulation in one location—8 CFR 280.53. For a complete list of the INA sections for which penalties are assessed, in addition to a brief description of each violation, see the 2016 IFR preamble at 81 FR 42989– 42990. For a complete list and brief description of the non-INA civil monetary penalties assessed by CBP subject to adjustment and a discussion of the history of DHS’s and CBP’s adjustments to the non-INA penalties, see the 2019 annual inflation adjustment final rule preamble at 84 FR 13500. Below is a table showing the 2020 adjustment for the penalties that CBP administers. TABLE 2—U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Penalty name Penalties for non-compliance with arrival and departure manifest requirements for passengers, crewmembers, or occupants transported on commercial vessels or aircraft arriving to or departing from the United States. Penalties for non-compliance with landing requirements at designated ports of entry for aircraft transporting aliens. Penalties for failure to depart voluntarily ..................... 9 Section 550 has since been superseded by the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–254). The new legislation codified the statutory authority for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 FR Citation New penalty as adjusted by this final rule 8 U.S.C. 1221(g); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(1) (INA section 231(g)). $1,394 .................... 1.01764 $1,419. 8 U.S.C. 1224; 8 CFR 280.53(b)(2); (INA section 234). 8 U.S.C. 1229c(d); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(3) (INA section 240B(d)). $3,788 .................... 1.01764 $3,855. $1,597–$7,987 ....... 1.01764 $1,625–$8,128. the CFATS program within Title XXI of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended. See 6 U.S.C. 621 et seq. Public Law 113–254 authorized the CFATS program from January 18, 2015 to PO 00000 Multiplier * Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 January 17, 2019. The Chemical Facility AntiTerrorism Standards Program Extension Act (Pub. L. 116–2) extends the CFATS program authorization to April 17, 2020. E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 36471 TABLE 2—U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 FR Citation Penalties for violations of removal orders relating to aliens transported on vessels or aircraft under section 241(d) of the INA, or for costs associated with removal under section 241(e) of the INA. Penalties for failure to remove alien stowaways under section 241(d)(2) of the INA. 8 U.S.C. 1253(c)(1)(A); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(4); (INA section 243(c)(1)(A)). $3,195 .................... 1.01764 $3,251. 8 U.S.C. 1253(c)(1)(B); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(5) (INA section 243(c)(1)(B)). 8 U.S.C. 1281(d); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(6); (INA section 251(d)). $7,987 .................... 1.01764 $8,128. $378 for each alien 1.01764 $385 for each alien. 8 U.S.C. 1281(d); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(6); (INA section 251(d)). 8 U.S.C. 1284(a); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(7) (INA section 254(a)). 8 U.S.C. 1285; 8 CFR 280.53(b)(8) (INA section 255). 8 U.S.C. 1286; 8 CFR 280.53(b)(9) (INA section 256). 8 U.S.C. 1287; 8 CFR 280.53(b)(10); (INA section 257). 8 U.S.C. 1321(a); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(11) (INA section 271(a)). 8 U.S.C. 1322(a); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(12) (INA section 272(a)). 8 U.S.C. 1323(b); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(13) (INA section 273(b)). 8 U.S.C. 1324d; 8 CFR 280.53(b)(14) (INA section 274D). 8 U.S.C. 1325(b); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(15) (INA section 275(b)). 19 U.S.C. 469 ................... $9,472 .................... 1.01764 $9,639. $947–$5,683 .......... 1.01764 $964–$5,783. $1,895 .................... 1.01764 $1,928. $2,841–$5,683 ....... 1.01764 $2,891–$5,783. $18,943 .................. 1.01764 $19,277. $5,683 .................... 1.01764 $5,783. $5,683 .................... 1.01764 $5,783. $5,683 .................... 1.01764 $5,783. $799 ....................... 1.01764 $813. $80–$400 ............... 1.01764 $81–$407. $531 ....................... 1.01764 ** 540. 19 U.S.C. 1706a; 19 CFR 4.80(i). 46 U.S.C. 12118(f)(3) ....... $1,329 .................... 1.01764 $1,352. $531 ....................... 1.01764 ** 540. 46 U.S.C. 55103(b); 19 CFR 4.80(b)(2). $798 ....................... 1.01764 $812. 46 U.S.C. 55111(c); 19 CFR 4.92. $930–$2,924 plus $159; per ton. 1.01764 $946–$2,976, plus $162 per ton. Penalties for failure to report an illegal landing or desertion of alien crewmen, and for each alien not reported on arrival or departure manifest or lists required in accordance with section 251 of the INA. Penalties for use of alien crewmen for longshore work in violation of section 251(d) of the INA. Penalties for failure to control, detain, or remove alien crewmen. Penalties for employment on passenger vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities. Penalties for discharge of alien crewmen ................... Penalties for bringing into the United States alien crewmen with intent to evade immigration laws. Penalties for failure to prevent the unauthorized landing of aliens. Penalties for bringing to the United States aliens subject to denial of admission on a health-related ground. Penalties for bringing to the United States aliens without required documentation. Penalties for failure to depart ...................................... Penalties for improper entry ........................................ Penalty for dealing in or using empty stamped imported liquor containers. Penalty for employing a vessel in a trade without a required Certificate of Documentation **. Penalty for transporting passengers coastwise for hire by certain vessels (known as Bowaters vessels) that do not meet specified conditions. Penalty for transporting passengers between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel. Penalty for towing a vessel between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel. Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Penalty name khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES * OMB Memorandum 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. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf. ** No applicable conforming edit to regulatory text. C. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) assesses civil monetary penalties for certain employment-related violations arising from the INA. ICE’s civil penalties are located in title 8 of the CFR. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 There are three different sections in the INA that impose civil monetary penalties for violations of the laws that relate to employment actions: Sections 274A, 274B, and 274C. ICE has primary enforcement responsibilities for two of these civil penalty provisions (sections 274A and 274C), and the Department of PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Justice (DOJ) has enforcement responsibilities for one of these civil penalty provisions (section 274B). The INA, in sections 274A and 274C, provides for imposition of civil penalties for various specified unlawful acts pertaining to the employment eligibility verification process (Form I– E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 36472 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 9, Employment Eligibility Verification), the employment of unauthorized aliens, and document fraud. Because both DHS and DOJ implement the three employment- related penalty sections in the INA, both Departments’ implementing regulations reflect the civil penalty amounts. For a complete description of the civil money penalties assessed and a discussion of DHS’s and DOJ’s efforts to update the penalties in years past, see the IFR preamble at 81 FR 42991. Below is a table showing the 2020 adjustment for the penalties that ICE administers.10 TABLE 3—U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 FR Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Penalty name Citation Civil penalties for failure to depart voluntarily, INA section 240B(d). Civil penalties for violation of INA sections 274C(a)(1)–(a)(4), penalty for first offense. Civil penalties for violation of INA sections 274C(a)(5)–(a)(6), penalty for first offense. Civil penalties for violation of INA sections 274C(a)(1)–(a)(4), penalty for subsequent offenses. Civil penalties for violation of INA sections 274C(a)(5)–(a)(6), penalty for subsequent offenses. Violation/prohibition of indemnity bonds ....................... Civil penalties for knowingly hiring, recruiting, referral, or retention of unauthorized aliens—Penalty for first offense (per unauthorized alien). Penalty for second offense (per unauthorized alien) ... Penalty for third or subsequent offense (per unauthorized alien). Civil penalties for I–9 paperwork violations .................. Civil penalties for failure to depart, INA section 274D 8 U.S.C. 1229c(d); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(3). 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(A) ... $1,597–$7,987 1.01764 $1,625–$8,128 473–3,788 1.01764 481–3,855 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(B) ... 400–3,195 1.01764 407–3,251 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(C) ... 3,788–9,472 1.01764 3,855–9,639 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(D) ... 3,195–7,987 1.01764 3,251–8,128 8 CFR 274a.8(b) .............. 8 CFR 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(A) 2,292 573–4,586 1.01764 1.01764 2,332 583–4,667 8 CFR 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(B) 8 CFR 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(C) 4,586–11,463 6,878–22,927 1.01764 1.01764 4,667–11,665 6,999–23,331 8 CFR 274a.10(b)(2) ........ 8 U.S.C. 1324d; 8 CFR 280.53(b)(14). 230–2,292 799 1.01764 1.01764 234–2,332 813 * OMB Memorandum 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. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf. D. U.S. Coast Guard The Coast Guard is authorized to assess close to 150 penalties involving maritime safety and security and environmental stewardship that are critical to the continued success of Coast Guard missions. Various statutes in titles 14, 16, 19, 33, 42, 46, and 49 of the United States Code authorize these penalties. Titles 33 and 46 authorize the vast majority of these penalties as these statutes deal with navigation, navigable waters, and shipping. Beyond titles 33 and 46, the Coast Guard is also authorized to collect civil monetary penalties related to the organization and management of the Coast Guard, obstruction of revenue, and hazardous substances and materials. For a complete discussion of the civil monetary penalties assessed by the Coast Guard, see the 2016 IFR preamble at 81 FR 42992. The Coast Guard has identified the penalties it administers, adjusted those penalties for inflation, and is listing those new penalties in a table located in the CFR—specifically, Table 1 in 33 CFR 27.3. Table 1 in 33 CFR 27.3 identifies the statutes that provide the Coast Guard with civil monetary penalty authority and sets out the inflationadjusted maximum penalty that the Coast Guard may impose pursuant to each statutory provision. Table 1 in 33 CFR 27.3 provides the current maximum penalty for violations that occurred after November 2, 2015.11 The applicable civil penalty amounts for violations occurring on or before November 2, 2015, are set forth in previously published regulations amending 33 CFR part 27. To find the applicable penalty amount for a violation that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, look to the prior versions of the CFR that pertain to the date on which the violation occurred. With this update, the Coast Guard is removing the penalty for ‘‘Aquatic Nuisance Species in the Waters of the United States,’’ 16 U.S.C. 4711(g)(1), because section 1101 of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (codified at 16 U.S.C. 4711) was repealed by section 903(a)(2)(A)(i) of Public Law 115–282, effective December 4, 2018. Table 4 below shows the 2020 adjustment for the penalties that the Coast Guard administers. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 FR Penalty name Citation Saving Life and Property .............................................. 14 U.S.C. 521(c) ............... 10 Table 3 also includes two civil penalties that are also listed as penalties administered by CBP. These are penalties for failure to depart voluntarily, INA section 240B(d), and failure to depart after a final order of removal, INA section 274D. Both CBP and ICE may administer these penalties, but as ICE VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 $10,651 is the DHS component primarily responsible for assessing and collecting them, they are also listed among the penalties ICE administers. 11 The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 re-designated certain PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Multiplier * 1.01764 New penalty as adjusted by this final rule $10,839 existing sections of the United States Code, including 14 U.S.C. 88 (now 14 U.S.C. 521) and 33 U.S.C. 1232 and 1236 (now 46 U.S.C. 70036 and 70041). The table reflects those changes to the statutory citations. E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 36473 TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Saving Life and Property; Intentional Interference with Broadcast. Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (first offense). Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (subsequent offenses). Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels. Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels—Minimum Penalty. Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge. Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge—Minimum Penalty. Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations General ......... 14 U.S.C. 521(e) .............. 1,093 1.01764 1,112 14 U.S.C. 27.3. 14 U.S.C. 27.3. 19 U.S.C. 27.3. 19 U.S.C. 27.3. 19 U.S.C. 645(i); 33 CFR 5,350 1.01764 5,444 645(i); 33 CFR 35,668 1.01764 36,297 70; 33 CFR 7,975 1.01764 8,116 70; 33 CFR 1,861 1.01764 1,894 1581(d) ............ ** 5,000 N/A ** 5,000 19 U.S.C. 1581(d) ............ 1,000** N/A 1,000** 33 U.S.C. 471; 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 474; 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 495(b); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 499(c); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 502(c); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 533(b); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1208(a); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1208(b); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C); 33 CFR 27.3. 11,563 1.01764 11,767 798 1.01764 812 29,192 1.01764 29,707 29,192 1.01764 29,707 29,192 1.01764 29,707 29,192 1.01764 29,707 2,126 1.01764 2,164 2,126 1.01764 2,164 18,943 1.01764 19,277 47,357 1.01764 48,192 18,943 1.01764 19,277 236,783 1.01764 240,960 47,357 1.01764 48,192 1,895 1.01764 1,928 47,357 1.01764 48,192 47,357 1.01764 48,192 5,683 1.01764 5,783 189,427 1.01764 192,768 7,975 1.01764 8,116 21,265 1.01764 21,640 14,910 1.01764 15,173 14,910 1.01764 15,173 74,552 1.01764 75,867 14,910 1.01764 15,173 14,910 1.01764 15,173 Bridges/Drawbridges ..................................................... Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge Obstructing Navigation Bridges/Maintenance and Operation ............................ Bridge to Bridge Communication; Master, Person in Charge or Pilot. Bridge to Bridge Communication; Vessel ..................... Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I per violation). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I total under paragraph). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II per day of violation). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II total under paragraph). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per day of violation) Judicial Assessment. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Carry Out Removal/Comply With Order (Judicial Assessment). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Comply with Regulation Issued Under 1321(j) (Judicial Assessment). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence-Minimum Penalty (Judicial Assessment). Marine Sanitation Devices; Operating .......................... Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or Manufacture ......... International Navigation Rules; Operator ..................... International Navigation Rules; Vessel ......................... Pollution from Ships; General ....................................... Pollution from Ships; False Statement ......................... Inland Navigation Rules; Operator ............................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1322(j); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1322(j); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1608(a); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1608(b); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(2); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 2072(a); 33 CFR 27.3. Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Citation Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations St. Mary’s river. Bridges/Failure to Comply with Regulations ................ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 FR Penalty name 17JNR1 36474 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Penalty name Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel ................................... Shore Protection; General ............................................ Shore Protection; Operating Without Permit ................ Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation ...................... Clean Hulls ................................................................... Clean Hulls—related to false statements ..................... Clean Hulls—Recreational Vessel ................................ Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class I). Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II). Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II subsequent offense). Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment). Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment subsequent offense). Safe Containers for International Cargo ....................... Suspension of Passenger Service ............................... Vessel Inspection or Examination Fees ....................... Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing .......................... Negligent Operations: Recreational Vessels ................ Negligent Operations: Other Vessels ........................... Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Dangerous Drug. Vessel Reporting Requirements: Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, or Agent. Vessel Reporting Requirements: Master ...................... Immersion Suits ............................................................ Inspection Permit .......................................................... Vessel Inspection; General ........................................... Vessel Inspection; Nautical School Vessel .................. Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3304(b) Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3309(c) Vessel Inspection; Vessel ≥1600 Gross Tons ............. Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600 Gross Tons ............. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Vessel Inspection; Failure to Comply with 3311(b) ...... Vessel Inspection; Violation of 3318(b)–3318(f) .......... List/count of Passengers .............................................. Notification to Passengers ............................................ Notification to Passengers; Sale of Tickets .................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 FR Citation PO 00000 33 U.S.C. 2072(b); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 2609(a); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 2609(b); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 2716a(a); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A); 33 CFR 27.3. 33 U.S.C. 3852(c); 33 CFR 27.3. 42 U.S.C. 9609(a); 33 CFR 27.3. 42 U.S.C. 9609(b); 33 CFR 27.3. 42 U.S.C. 9609(b); 33 CFR 27.3. 42 U.S.C. 9609(c); 33 CFR 27.3. 42 U.S.C. 9609(c); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 USC 80509; 33 CFR 27.3. 46 USC 70305; 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 2110(e); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 2115; 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 2302(a); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 2302(a); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 2306(b)(2); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3102(c)(1); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3302(i)(5); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3318(a); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3318(g); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3318(h); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3318(i); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3318(k); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3318(l); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3502(e); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3504(c); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3504(c); 33 CFR 27.3. Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule 14,910 1.01764 15,173 52,596 1.01764 53,524 21,039 1.01764 21,410 47,357 1.01764 48,192 43,359 1.01764 44,124 57,813 1.01764 58,833 5,781 1.01764 5,883 57,317 1.01764 58,328 57,317 1.01764 58,328 171,952 1.01764 174,985 57,317 1.01764 58,328 171,952 1.01764 174,985 6,265 1.01764 6,376 62,656 1.01764 63,761 9,472 1.01764 9,639 7,710 1.01764 7,846 6,974 1.01764 7,097 34,871 1.01764 35,486 7,710 1.01764 7,846 12,007 1.01764 12,219 2,402 1.01764 2,444 12,007 1.01764 12,219 2,505 1.01764 2,549 12,007 1.01764 12,219 12,007 1.01764 12,219 2,402 1.01764 2,444 2,402 1.01764 2,444 24,017 1.01764 24,441 4,803 1.01764 4,888 24,017 1.01764 24,441 12,007 1.01764 12,219 250 1.01764 254 25,037 1.01764 25,479 1,251 1.01764 1,273 E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 36475 TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Citation Copies of Laws on Passenger Vessels; Master .......... 46 U.S.C. 3506; 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 4106; 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 4311(c); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 4507; 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 4703; 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 5116(a); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 5116(b); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 5116(c); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 6103(a); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 6103(b); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 8101(e); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 8101(f); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 8101(g); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 8101(h); 33 CFR 27.3. Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo ....................................... Uninspected Vessels .................................................... Recreational Vessels (maximum for related series of violations). Recreational Vessels; Violation of 4307(a) .................. Recreational vessels ..................................................... Uninspected Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels ..... Abandonment of Barges ............................................... Load Lines .................................................................... Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a) .................................. Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b) .................................. Reporting Marine Casualties ........................................ Reporting Marine Casualties; Violation of 6104 ........... Manning of Inspected Vessels; Failure to Report Deficiency in Vessel Complement. Manning of Inspected Vessels ..................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 FR Penalty name Manning of Inspected Vessels; Employing or Serving in Capacity not Licensed by USCG. Manning of Inspected Vessels; Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small Passenger Vessel, or Sailing School Vessel. Watchmen on Passenger Vessels ............................... Citizenship Requirements ............................................. Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(a) or (b) ......... Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h). Staff Department on Vessels ........................................ Officer’s Competency Certificates ................................ Coastwise Pilotage; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge. Coastwise Pilotage; Individual ...................................... Federal Pilots ................................................................ Merchant Mariners Documents .................................... Crew Requirements ...................................................... Small Vessel Manning .................................................. Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge. Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual .................................. Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of 9303 ...................... Failure to Report Sexual Offense ................................. Pay Advances to Seamen ............................................ Pay Advances to Seamen; Remuneration for Employment. Allotment to Seamen .................................................... Seamen Protection; General ........................................ Coastwise Voyages: Advances .................................... Coastwise Voyages: Advances; Remuneration for Employment. Coastwise Voyages: Seamen Protection; General ...... Effects of Deceased Seamen ....................................... Complaints of Unfitness ................................................ Proceedings on Examination of Vessel ........................ Permission to Make Complaint ..................................... Accommodations for Seamen ...................................... Medicine Chests on Vessels ........................................ Destitute Seamen ......................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule 501 1.01764 510 62,595 1.01764 63,699 10,519 1.01764 10,705 331,174 1.01764 337,016 6,623 1.01764 6,740 2,505 1.01764 2,549 10,519 1.01764 10,705 1,783 1.01764 1,814 11,463 1.01764 11,665 22,927 1.01764 23,331 11,463 1.01764 11,665 39,936 1.01764 40,640 10,519 1.01764 10,705 1,895 1.01764 1,928 18,943 1.01764 19,277 18,943 1.01764 19,277 2,505 1.01764 2,549 8102(a) ............ 8103(f) ............. 8104(i) ............. 8104(j) ............. 2,505 1,251 18,943 18,943 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 2,549 1,273 19,277 19,277 46 U.S.C. 8302(e) ............ 46 U.S.C. 8304(d) ............ 46 U.S.C. 8502(e) ............ 250 250 18,943 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 254 254 19,277 46 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 8502(f) ............. 8503 ................. 8701(d) ............ 8702(e) ............ 8906 ................. 9308(a) ............ 18,943 60,039 1,251 18,943 39,936 18,943 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 19,277 61,098 1,273 19,277 40,640 19,277 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 9308(b) ............ 9308(c) ............ 10104(b) .......... 10314(a)(2) ...... 10314(b) .......... 18,943 18,943 10,067 1,251 1,251 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 19,277 19,277 10,245 1,273 1,273 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 10315(c) .......... 10321 ............... 10505(a)(2) ...... 10505(b) .......... 1,251 8,678 8,678 8,678 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1,273 8,831 8,831 8,831 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 10508(b) .......... 10711 ............... 10902(a)(2) ...... 10903(d) .......... 10907(b) .......... 11101(f) ........... 11102(b) .......... 11104(b) .......... 8,678 501 1,251 250 1,251 1,251 1,251 250 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 8,831 510 1,273 254 1,273 1,273 1,273 254 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 36476 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Penalty name Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 FR Citation Wages on Discharge .................................................... Log Books; Master Failing to Maintain ......................... Log Books; Master Failing to Make Entry .................... Log Books; Late Entry .................................................. Carrying of Sheath Knives ............................................ Vessel Documentation .................................................. Documentation of Vessels—Related to Activities involving mobile offshore drilling units. Vessel Documentation; Fishery Endorsement ............. Numbering of Undocumented Vessels—Willful violation. Numbering of Undocumented Vessels ......................... Vessel Identification System ......................................... Measurement of Vessels .............................................. Measurement; False Statements .................................. Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens ............... Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Mortgagor. Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Violation of 31329. Ports and Waterway Safety Regulations ...................... Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person in Charge. Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Owner Onboard Vessel. Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Other Persons. Port Security ................................................................. Port Security—Continuing Violations ............................ Maritime Drug Law Enforcement .................................. Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels .................... Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Penalty from Fatalities, Serious Injuries/Illness or substantial Damage to Property. Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels; Training ..... 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 New penalty as adjusted by this final rule 11105(c) .......... 11303(a) .......... 11303(b) .......... 11303(c) .......... 11506 ............... 12151(a)(1) ...... 12151(a)(2) ...... 1,251 501 501 375 125 16,398 27,331 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1,273 510 510 382 127 16,687 27,813 46 U.S.C. 12151(c) ........... 46 U.S.C. 12309(a) .......... 125,314 12,519 1.01764 1.01764 127,525 12,740 12309(b) .......... 12507(b) .......... 14701 ............... 14702 ............... 31309 ............... 31330(a)(2) ...... 2,505 21,039 45,855 45,855 21,039 21,039 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 2,549 21,410 46,664 46,664 21,410 21,410 46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2) ...... 52,596 1.01764 53,524 46 U.S.C. 70036(a); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(B); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(C); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(D); 33 CFR 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 70119(a) .......... 46 U.S.C. 70119(b) .......... 46 U.S.C. 70506(c) .......... 49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1) ........ 49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2) ........ 94,219 1.01764 95,881 9,472 1.01764 9,639 9,472 1.01764 9,639 4,735 1.01764 4,819 34,871 62,656 5,781 81,993 191,316 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 1.01764 35,486 63,761 5,883 83,439 194,691 49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3) ........ 493 1.01764 502 46 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. Multiplier * U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. * OMB Memorandum 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. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf. ** Enacted under the Tariff Act; exempt from inflation adjustments. E. Transportation Security Administration khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is updating its civil penalties regulation in accordance with the 2015 Act. Pursuant to its statutory authority in 49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1), (4), (5), (6), 49 U.S.C. 46301(d)(2), (8), and 49 U.S.C. 114(u), TSA may impose penalties for violations of statutes that TSA administers, including penalties for violations of implementing regulations VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 or orders. Note that pursuant to division K, title I, sec. 1904(b)(1)(I), of Public Law 115–254, 132 Stat. 3186, 3545 (Oct. 5, 2018), the TSA Modernization Act— part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018—the former 49 U.S.C. 114(v), which relates to penalties, was redesignated as 49 U.S.C. 114(u). TSA assesses these penalties for a wide variety of aviation and surface security requirements, including violations of TSA’s requirements applicable to Transportation Worker PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Identification Credentials (TWIC),12 as well as violations of requirements described in chapter 449 of title 49 of the United States Code. These penalties can apply to a wide variety of situations, as described in the statutory and regulatory provisions, as well as in guidance that TSA publishes. Below is a table showing the 2020 adjustment for the penalties that TSA administers. 12 See, e.g., 46 U.S.C. 70105, 49 U.S.C. 46302 and 46303, and 49 U.S.C. chapter 449. E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 36477 TABLE 5—TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS Penalty name Citation Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 FR Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449 (except secs. 44902, 44903(d), 44907(a)–(d)(1)(A), 44907(d)(1)(C)–(f), 44908, and 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 46302 or 46303, a regulation prescribed, or order issued thereunder by a person operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation. Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449 (except secs. 44902, 44903(d), 44907(a)–(d)(1)(A), 44907(d)(1)(C)–(f), 44908, and 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 46302 or 46303, a regulation prescribed, or order issued thereunder by an individual (except an airman serving as an airman), any person not operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation, or a small business concern. Violation of any other provision of title 49 U.S.C. or of 46 U.S.C. ch. 701, a regulation prescribed, or order issued thereunder. 49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1), (4), (5), (6); 49 U.S.C. 46301(d)(2), (8); 9 CFR 1503.401(c)(3). $34,174 (up to a total of $546,774 per civil penalty action). 1.01764 $34,777 (up to a total of $556,419 per civil penalty action). 49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1), (4), (5); 49 U.S.C. 46301(d)(8); 49 CFR 1503.401(c)(1) and (2). $13,669 (up to a total of $68,347 total for small business, $546,774 for others). 1.01764 $13,910 (up to a total of $69,553 total for small business, $556,419 for others). 49 U.S.C. 114(u); 49 CFR 1503.401(b). $11,698 (up to a total of $58,490 total for small businesses, $467,920 for others). 1.01764 $11,904 (up to a total of $59,522 total for small businesses, $76,174 for others). Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES * OMB Memorandum 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. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf. IV. Administrative Procedure Act V. Regulatory Analyses DHS is promulgating this final rule to ensure that the amount of civil penalties that DHS assesses or enforces reflects the statutorily mandated ranges as adjusted for inflation. The 2015 Act provides a clear formula for adjustment of the civil penalties, leaving DHS and its components with little room for discretion. DHS and its components have been charged only with performing ministerial computations to determine the amounts of adjustments for inflation to civil monetary penalties. In these annual adjustments DHS is merely updating the penalty amounts by applying the cost-of-living adjustment multiplier that OMB has provided to agencies. Furthermore, the 2015 Act specifically instructed that agencies make the required annual adjustments notwithstanding section 553 of title 5 of the United States Code. Thus, as specified in the 2015 Act, the prior public notice-and-comment procedures and delayed effective date requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) do not apply to this rule. Further, as described above, this rule makes minor amendments to the regulations to reflect changes required by clear statutory authority, and DHS finds that prior notice and comment procedures and a delayed effective date for these amendments are unnecessary. A. Executive Orders 12866, 13563, and 13771 Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 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, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. OMB has not designated this final rule a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, OMB has not reviewed this rule. As this rule is not a significant regulatory action, this rule is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. See OMB’s Memorandum ‘‘Guidance Implementing Executive Order 13771, Titled ‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’’ (April 5, 2017). This final rule makes nondiscretionary adjustments to existing civil monetary penalties in accordance with the 2015 Act and OMB guidance.13 DHS therefore did not VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 13 OMB Memorandum M–20–05, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2020, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Dec. 14, 2018. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wpcontent/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 consider alternatives and does not have the flexibility to alter the adjustments of the civil monetary penalty amounts as provided in this rule. To the extent this final rule increases civil monetary penalties, it would result in an increase in transfers from persons or entities assessed a civil monetary penalty to the government. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act applies only to rules for which an agency publishes a notice of proposed rulemaking pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b). See 5 U.S.C. 601–612. The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this final rule because a notice of proposed rulemaking was not required for the reasons stated above. C. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531–1538, requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or Tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. This final rule will not result in such an expenditure. D. Paperwork Reduction Act The provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, do not apply to this final rule, because this E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 36478 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations final rule does not trigger any new or revised recordkeeping or reporting. 2898, as amended by Pub. L. 116–2, 133 Stat. 5. VI. Signing Authorities The amendments to 19 CFR part 4 in this document are issued in accordance with 19 CFR 0.2(a), which provides that the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to CBP regulations that are not related to customs revenue functions was transferred to the Secretary of Homeland Security pursuant to Section 403(l) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Accordingly, this final rule to amend such regulations may be signed by the Secretary of Homeland Security (or his or her delegate). ■ List of Subjects 6 CFR Part 27 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures. 8 CFR Part 270 Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Fraud, Penalties. 8 CFR Part 274a Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 8 CFR Part 280 Administrative practice and procedure, Immigration, Penalties. Title 8—Aliens and Nationality PART 270—PENALTIES FOR DOCUMENT FRAUD 3. The authority citation for part 270 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101, 1103, and 1324c; Pub. L. 101–410, 104 Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L. 104–134, 110 Stat. 1321 and Pub. L. 114–74, 129 Stat. 599. Penalties. * Amendments to the Regulations Accordingly, for the reasons stated in the preamble, DHS is amending 6 CFR part 27, 8 CFR parts 270, 274a, and 280, 19 CFR part 4, 33 CFR part 27, and 49 CFR part 1503 as follows: Title 6—Domestic Security khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES * * * * (b) * * * (3) Where the Assistant Secretary determines that a facility is in violation of an Order issued pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section and issues an Order Assessing Civil Penalty pursuant to paragraph (b)(1) of this section, a chemical facility is liable to the United States for a civil penalty of not more than $25,000 for each day during which the violation continues, if the violation of the Order occurred on or before November 2, 2015, or $35,486 for each day during which the violation of the Order continues, if the violation occurred after November 2, 2015. * * * * * § 270.3 49 CFR Part 1503 Administrative practice and procedure, Investigations, Law enforcement, Penalties. PART 27—CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTITERRORISM STANDARDS 1. The authority citation for part 27 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 6 U.S.C. 624; Pub. L. 101–410, 104 Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L. 114– 74, 129 Stat. 599; Pub. L. 113–254, 128 Stat. Jkt 250001 Orders. * 4. In § 270.3, revise paragraphs (b)(1)(ii)(A) through (D) to read as follows: 33 CFR Part 27 Administrative practice and procedure, Penalties. 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 § 27.300 ■ 19 CFR Part 4 Exports, Freight, Harbors, Maritime carriers, Oil pollution, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vessels. VerDate Sep<11>2014 2. In § 27.300, revise paragraph (b)(3) to read as follows: * * * * (b) * * * (1) * * * (ii) * * * (A) First offense under section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4). Not less than $275 and not exceeding $2,200 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of the Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $375 and not exceeding $3,200 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of the Act on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $481 and not exceeding $3,855 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of the Act after November 2, 2015. (B) First offense under section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6). Not less than $250 and not exceeding $2,000 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $275 and not PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 exceeding $2,200 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $407 and not exceeding $3,251 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act after November 2, 2015. (C) Subsequent offenses under section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4). Not less than $2,200 and not more than $5,500 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of the Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $3,200 and not exceeding $6,500 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of the Act occurring on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $3,855 and not more than $9,639 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of the Act after November 2, 2015. (D) Subsequent offenses under section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6). Not less than $2,000 and not more than $5,000 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $2,200 and not exceeding $5,500 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act occurring on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $3,351 and not more than $8,128 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act after November 2, 2015. * * * * * PART 274a—CONTROL OF EMPLOYMENT OF ALIENS 5. The authority citation for part 274a continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101, 1103, 1324a; 48 U.S.C. 1806; 8 CFR part 2; Pub. L. 101–410, 104 Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L. 114– 74, 129 Stat. 599. 6. In § 274a.8, revise paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ § 274a.8 Prohibition of indemnity bonds. * * * * * (b) Penalty. Any person or other entity who requires any individual to post a bond or security as stated in this section shall, after notice and opportunity for an administrative hearing in accordance with section 274A(e)(3)(B) of the Act, be subject to a civil monetary penalty of $1,000 for each violation before E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations September 29, 1999, of $1,100 for each violation occurring on or after September 29, 1999 but on or before November 2, 2015, and of $2,332 for each violation occurring after November 2, 2015, and to an administrative order requiring the return to the individual of any amounts received in violation of this section or, if the individual cannot be located, to the general fund of the Treasury. ■ 7. In § 274a.10, revise paragraphs (b)(1)(ii)(A) through (C) and the first sentence of paragraph (b)(2) to read as follows: § 274a.10 Penalties. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES * * * * * (b) * * * (1) * * * (ii) * * * (A) First offense—not less than $275 and not more than $2,200 for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the offense occurred before March 27, 2008; not less than $375 and not exceeding $3,200, for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the offense occurred occurring on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $583 and not more than $4,667 for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the offense occurred occurring after November 2, 2015; (B) Second offense—not less than $2,200 and not more than $5,500 for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the second offense occurred before March 27, 2008; not less than $3,200 and not more than $6,500, for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the second offense occurred on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $4,667 and not more than $11,665 for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the second offense occurred after November 2, 2015; or (C) More than two offenses—not less than $3,300 and not more than $11,000 for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the third or subsequent offense occurred before March 27, 2008; not less than $4,300 and not exceeding $16,000, for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the third or subsequent offense occurred on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $6,999 and not more than $23,331 for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the third or subsequent offense occurred after November 2, 2015; and * * * * * (2) A respondent determined by the Service (if a respondent fails to request a hearing) or by an administrative law VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 judge, to have failed to comply with the employment verification requirements as set forth in § 274a.2(b), shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 for each individual with respect to whom such violation occurred before September 29, 1999; not less than $110 and not more than $1,100 for each individual with respect to whom such violation occurred on or after September 29, 1999 and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $234 and not more than $2,332 for each individual with respect to whom such violation occurred after November 2, 2015. * * * * * * * * PART 280—IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF FINES 8. The authority citation for part 280 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103, 1221, 1223, 1227, 1229, 1253, 1281, 1283, 1284, 1285, 1286, 1322, 1323, 1330; 66 Stat. 173, 195, 197, 201, 203, 212, 219, 221–223, 226, 227, 230; Pub. L. 101–410, 104 Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L. 114–74, 129 Stat. 599. 9. In § 280.53, revise paragraphs (b)(1) through (15) to read as follows: ■ § 280.53 Civil monetary penalties inflation adjustment. * * * * * (b) * * * (1) Section 231(g) of the Act, Penalties for non-compliance with arrival and departure manifest requirements for passengers, crewmembers, or occupants transported on commercial vessels or aircraft arriving to or departing from the United States: From $1,394 to $1,419. (2) Section 234 of the Act, Penalties for non-compliance with landing requirements at designated ports of entry for aircraft transporting aliens: From $3,788 to $3,855. (3) Section 240B(d) of the Act, Penalties for failure to depart voluntarily: From $1,597 minimum/ $7,987 maximum to $1,625 minimum/ $8,128 maximum. (4) Section 243(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Penalties for violations of removal orders relating to aliens transported on vessels or aircraft, under section 241(d) of the Act, or for costs associated with removal under section 241(e) of the Act: From $3,195 to $3,251. (5) Penalties for failure to remove alien stowaways under section 241(d)(2): From $7,987 to $8,128. (6) Section 251(d) of the Act, Penalties for failure to report an illegal landing or desertion of alien crewmen, and for each alien not reported on arrival or departure manifest or lists required in accordance with section 251 of the Act: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 36479 From $378 to $385; and penalties for use of alien crewmen for longshore work in violation of section 251(d) of the Act: From $9,472 to $9,639. (7) Section 254(a) of the Act, Penalties for failure to control, detain, or remove alien crewmen: From $947 minimum/ $5,683 maximum to $964 minimum/ $5,783 maximum. (8) Section 255 of the Act, Penalties for employment on passenger vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities: From $1,895 to $1,928. (9) Section 256 of the Act, Penalties for discharge of alien crewmen: From $2,841 minimum/$5,683 maximum to $2,891 minimum/$5,783 maximum. (10) Section 257 of the Act, Penalties for bringing into the United States alien crewmen with intent to evade immigration laws: From $18,943 maximum to $19,277 maximum. (11) Section 271(a) of the Act, Penalties for failure to prevent the unauthorized landing of aliens: From $5,683 to $5,783. (12) Section 272(a) of the Act, Penalties for bringing to the United States aliens subject to denial of admission on a health-related ground: From $5,683 to $5,783. (13) Section 273(b) of the Act, Penalties for bringing to the United States aliens without required documentation: From $5,683 to $5,783. (14) Section 274D of the Act, Penalties for failure to depart: From $799 maximum to $813 maximum, for each day the alien is in violation. (15) Section 275(b) of the Act, Penalties for improper entry: From $80 minimum/$400 maximum to $81 minimum/$407 maximum, for each entry or attempted entry. Title 19—Customs Duties PART 4—VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES 10. The authority citation for part 4 continues to read in part as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1431, 1433, 1434, 1624, 2071 note; 46 U.S.C. 501, 60105. * * * * * Sections 4.80, 4.80a, and 4.80b also issued under 19 U.S.C. 1706a; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; 46 U.S.C. 12112, 12117, 12118, 50501–55106, 55107, 55108, 55110, 55114, 55115, 55116, 55117, 55119, 56101, 55121, 56101, 57109; Public Law 108–7, Division B, Title II, § 211; * * * * * Section 4.92 also issued under 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; 46 U.S.C. 55111; * * * * * 11. In § 4.80, remove the heading from paragraph (b) and revise paragraphs (b)(2) and (i) to read as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 36480 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations § 4.80 Vessels entitled to engage in coastwise trade. * * * * * (b) * * * (2) The penalty imposed for the unlawful transportation of passengers between coastwise points is $300 for each passenger so transported and landed on or before November 2, 2015, and $812 for each passenger so transported and landed after November 2, 2015 (46 U.S.C. 55103, as adjusted by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015). * * * * * (i) Any vessel, entitled to be documented and not so documented, employed in a trade for which a Certificate of Documentation is issued under the vessel documentation laws (see § 4.0(c)), other than a trade covered by a registry, is liable to a civil penalty of $500 for each port at which it arrives without the proper Certificate of Documentation on or before November 2, 2015, and $1352 for each port at which it arrives without the proper Certificate of Documentation after November 2, 2015 (19 U.S.C. 1706a, as adjusted by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015). If such a vessel has on board any foreign merchandise (sea stores excepted), or any domestic taxable alcoholic beverages, on which the duty and taxes have not been paid or secured to be paid, the vessel and its cargo are subject to seizure and forfeiture. ■ 12. In § 4.92, revise the third sentence to read as follows: § 4.92 Title 33—Navigation and Navigable Waters PART 27—ADJUSTMENT OF CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR INFLATION 13. The authority citation for part 27 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Secs. 1–6, Pub. L. 101–410, 104 Stat. 890, as amended by Sec. 31001(s)(1), Pub. L. 104–134, 110 Stat. 1321 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, sec. 2 (106). 14. In § 27.3, revise the third sentence of the introductory text and table 1 to read as follows: ■ Towing. * * * The penalties for violation of this section occurring after November 2, 2015, are a fine of from $946 to $2,976 against the owner or master of the towing vessel and a further penalty against the towing vessel of $162 per ton of the towed vessel (46 U.S.C. 55111, as adjusted by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015). § 27.3 Penalty adjustment table. * * * The adjusted civil penalty amounts listed in Table 1 to this section are applicable for penalty assessments issued after June 17, 2020, with respect to violations occurring after November 2, 2015. * * * TABLE 1 TO § 27.3—CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS U.S. code citation 14 14 14 14 19 19 19 19 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 521(c) .......................... 521(e) ......................... 645(i) ........................... 645(i) ........................... 70 ................................ 70 ................................ 1581(d) ....................... 1581(d) ....................... 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 471 .............................. 474 .............................. 495(b) ......................... 499(c) .......................... 502(c) .......................... 533(b) ......................... 1208(a) ....................... 1208(b) ....................... 1321(b)(6)(B)(i) ........... 1321(b)(6)(B)(i) ........... 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii) .......... 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii) .......... 1321(b)(7)(A) .............. 1321(b)(7)(A) .............. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B) .............. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C) .............. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) .............. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) .............. 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 1322(j) ......................... 1322(j) ......................... 1608(a) ....................... 1608(b) ....................... 1908(b)(1) ................... 1908(b)(2) ................... 2072(a) ....................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 2020 Adjusted maximum penalty amount ($) Civil monetary penalty description Saving Life and Property ..................................................................................................... Saving Life and Property; Intentional Interference with Broadcast .................................... Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (first offense) ................................. Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (subsequent offenses) .................. Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels .................................................... Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels—Minimum Penalty .................... Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge 1 Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge— Minimum Penalty 1. Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations General ................................................................ Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations St. Mary’s River ................................................... Bridges/Failure to Comply with Regulations ....................................................................... Bridges/Drawbridges ........................................................................................................... Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge Obstructing Navigation ...................................................... Bridges/Maintenance and Operation ................................................................................... Bridge to Bridge Communication; Master, Person in Charge or Pilot ................................ Bridge to Bridge Communication; Vessel ........................................................................... Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I per violation) .......................................... Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I total under paragraph) ........................... Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II per day of violation) .............................. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II total under paragraph) .......................... Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per day of violation) Judicial Assessment ......... Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Carry Out Removal/Comply With Order (Judicial Assessment). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Comply with Regulation Issued Under 1321(j) (Judicial Assessment). Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment. Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence—Minimum Penalty (Judicial Assessment). Marine Sanitation Devices; Operating ................................................................................ Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or Manufacture ............................................................... International Navigation Rules; Operator ............................................................................ International Navigation Rules; Vessel ............................................................................... Pollution from Ships; General ............................................................................................. Pollution from Ships; False Statement ................................................................................ Inland Navigation Rules; Operator ...................................................................................... Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 $10,839 1,112 5,444 36,297 8,116 1,894 5,000 1,000 11,767 812 29,707 29,707 29,707 29,707 2,164 2,164 19,277 48,192 19,277 240,960 48,192 1,928 48,192 48,192 5,783 192,768 8,116 21,640 15,173 15,173 75,867 15,173 15,173 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 36481 TABLE 1 TO § 27.3—CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS—Continued U.S. code citation 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 42 42 42 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 2072(b) ....................... 2609(a) ....................... 2609(b) ....................... 2716a(a) ..................... 3852(a)(1)(A) .............. 3852(a)(1)(A) .............. 3852(c) ........................ 9609(a) ....................... 9609(b) ....................... 9609(b) ....................... 42 U.S.C. 9609(c) ........................ 42 U.S.C. 9609(c) ........................ 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 80509(a) ..................... 70305(c) ...................... 2110(e) ....................... 2115 ............................ 2302(a) ....................... 2302(a) ....................... 2302(c)(1) ................... 2306(a)(4) ................... 2306(b)(2) ................... 3102(c)(1) ................... 3302(i)(5) .................... 3318(a) ....................... 3318(g) ....................... 3318(h) ....................... 3318(i) ......................... 3318(j)(1) .................... 3318(j)(1) .................... 3318(k) ........................ 3318(l) ......................... 3502(e) ....................... 3504(c) ........................ 3504(c) ........................ 3506 ............................ 3718(a)(1) ................... 4106 ............................ 4311(b)(1) ................... 4311(b)(1) ................... 4311(c) ........................ 4507 ............................ 4703 ............................ 5116(a) ....................... 5116(b) ....................... 5116(c) ........................ 6103(a) ....................... 6103(b) ....................... 8101(e) ....................... 8101(f) ........................ 8101(g) ....................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 46 U.S.C. 8101(h) ....................... 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 8102(a) ....................... 8103(f) ........................ 8104(i) ......................... 8104(j) ......................... 8302(e) ....................... 8304(d) ....................... 8502(e) ....................... 46 46 46 46 46 46 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 8502(f) ........................ 8503 ............................ 8701(d) ....................... 8702(e) ....................... 8906 ............................ 9308(a) ....................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 2020 Adjusted maximum penalty amount ($) Civil monetary penalty description Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel ......................................................................................... Shore Protection; General ................................................................................................... Shore Protection; Operating Without Permit ....................................................................... Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation ............................................................................ Clean Hulls; Civil Enforcement ........................................................................................... Clean Hulls; related to false statements ............................................................................. Clean Hulls; Recreational Vessels ...................................................................................... Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class I) ................................ Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II) ............................... Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II subsequent offense). Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment) .......... Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment subsequent offense). Safe Containers for International Cargo ............................................................................. Suspension of Passenger Service ...................................................................................... Vessel Inspection or Examination Fees .............................................................................. Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing ................................................................................. Negligent Operations: Recreational Vessels ...................................................................... Negligent Operations: Other Vessels .................................................................................. Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Dangerous Drug .............. Vessel Reporting Requirements: Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, or Agent .......... Vessel Reporting Requirements: Master ............................................................................ Immersion Suits ................................................................................................................... Inspection Permit ................................................................................................................. Vessel Inspection; General ................................................................................................. Vessel Inspection; Nautical School Vessel ......................................................................... Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3304(b) ..................................................... Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3309(c) ..................................................... Vessel Inspection; Vessel ≥1600 Gross Tons .................................................................... Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600 Gross Tons .................................................................... Vessel Inspection; Failure to Comply with 3311(b) ............................................................ Vessel Inspection; Violation of 3318(b)–3318(f) ................................................................. List/count of Passengers ..................................................................................................... Notification to Passengers .................................................................................................. Notification to Passengers; Sale of Tickets ........................................................................ Copies of Laws on Passenger Vessels; Master ................................................................. Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo ............................................................................................. Uninspected Vessels ........................................................................................................... Recreational Vessels (maximum for related series of violations) ....................................... Recreational Vessels; Violation of 4307(a) ......................................................................... Recreational Vessels ........................................................................................................... Uninspected Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels ............................................................ Abandonment of Barges ..................................................................................................... Load Lines ........................................................................................................................... Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a) ......................................................................................... Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b) ......................................................................................... Reporting Marine Casualties ............................................................................................... Reporting Marine Casualties; Violation of 6104 ................................................................. Manning of Inspected Vessels; Failure to Report Deficiency in Vessel Complement ....... Manning of Inspected Vessels ............................................................................................ Manning of Inspected Vessels; Employing or Serving in Capacity not Licensed by USCG. Manning of Inspected Vessels; Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small Passenger Vessel, or Sailing School Vessel. Watchmen on Passenger Vessels ...................................................................................... Citizenship Requirements ................................................................................................... Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(a) or (b) ................................................................ Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h) .................................................. Staff Department on Vessels .............................................................................................. Officer’s Competency Certificates ....................................................................................... Coastwise Pilotage; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge. Coastwise Pilotage; Individual ............................................................................................ Federal Pilots ...................................................................................................................... Merchant Mariners Documents ........................................................................................... Crew Requirements ............................................................................................................. Small Vessel Manning ......................................................................................................... Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge. 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U.S.C. 9308(b) ....................... 9308(c) ........................ 10104(b) ..................... 10314(a)(2) ................. 10314(b) ..................... 10315(c) ...................... 10321 .......................... 10505(a)(2) ................. 10505(b) ..................... 10508(b) ..................... 10711 .......................... 10902(a)(2) ................. 10903(d) ..................... 10907(b) ..................... 11101(f) ...................... 11102(b) ..................... 11104(b) ..................... 11105(c) ...................... 11303(a) ..................... 11303(b) ..................... 11303(c) ...................... 11506 .......................... 12151(a)(1) ................. 12151(a)(2) ................. 12151(c) ...................... 12309(a) ..................... 12309(b) ..................... 12507(b) ..................... 14701 .......................... 14702 .......................... 31309 .......................... 31330(a)(2) ................. 31330(b)(2) ................. 70036(a) ..................... 70041(d)(1)(B) ............ 70041(d)(1)(C) ............ 70041(d)(1)(D) ............ 70119(a) ..................... 70119(b) ..................... 70506 .......................... 5123(a)(1) ................... 5123(a)(2) ................... 49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3) ................... 1 Enacted Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual ........................................................................................ Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of 9303 ............................................................................ Failure to Report Sexual Offense ....................................................................................... Pay Advances to Seamen ................................................................................................... Pay Advances to Seamen; Remuneration for Employment ............................................... Allotment to Seamen ........................................................................................................... Seamen Protection; General ............................................................................................... Coastwise Voyages: Advances ........................................................................................... Coastwise Voyages: Advances; Remuneration for Employment ....................................... Coastwise Voyages: Seamen Protection; General ............................................................. Effects of Deceased Seamen ............................................................................................. Complaints of Unfitness ...................................................................................................... Proceedings on Examination of Vessel .............................................................................. Permission to Make Complaint ........................................................................................... Accommodations for Seamen ............................................................................................. Medicine Chests on Vessels ............................................................................................... Destitute Seamen ................................................................................................................ Wages on Discharge ........................................................................................................... Log Books; Master Failing to Maintain ............................................................................... Log Books; Master Failing to Make Entry ........................................................................... Log Books; Late Entry ......................................................................................................... Carrying of Sheath Knives .................................................................................................. Vessel Documentation ........................................................................................................ Documentation of Vessels—Related to activities involving mobile offshore drilling units .. Vessel Documentation; Fishery Endorsement .................................................................... Numbering of Undocumented Vessels—Willful violation .................................................... Numbering of Undocumented Vessels ............................................................................... Vessel Identification System ............................................................................................... Measurement of Vessels ..................................................................................................... Measurement; False Statements ........................................................................................ Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens ..................................................................... Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Mortgagor ................................................... Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Violation of 31329 ...................................... Ports and Waterways Safety Regulations .......................................................................... Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person in Charge .............. Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Owner Onboard Vessel ........................ Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Other Persons ...................................... Port Security ........................................................................................................................ Port Security—Continuing Violations .................................................................................. Maritime Drug Law Enforcement; Penalties ....................................................................... Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Maximum Penalty .......................................... Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Penalty from Fatalities, Serious Injuries/Illness or Substantial Damage to Property. Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Training .......................................................... PART 1503—INVESTIGATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES 15. The authority citation for part 1503 continues to read as follows: ■ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 19,277 19,277 10,245 1,273 1,273 1,273 8,831 8,831 8,831 8,831 510 1,273 254 1,273 1,273 1,273 254 1,273 510 510 382 127 16,687 27,813 127,525 12,740 2,549 21,410 46,664 46,664 21,410 21,410 53,524 95,881 9,639 9,639 4,819 35,486 63,761 5,883 83,439 194,691 502 under the Tariff Act of 1930, exempt from inflation adjustments. Title 49—Transportation Authority: 6 U.S.C. 1142; 18 U.S.C. 6002; 28 U.S.C. 2461 (note); 49 U.S.C. 114, 20109, 31105, 40113–40114, 40119, 44901–44907, 46101–46107, 46109–46110, 46301, 46305, 46311, 46313–46314; Pub. L. 104–134, as amended by Pub. L. 114–74. 16. In § 1503.401, revise paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) and (c)(1), (2), and (3) to read as follows: ■ § 1503.401 * 2020 Adjusted maximum penalty amount ($) Civil monetary penalty description Maximum penalty amounts. * * (b) * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 (1) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, $10,000 per violation, up to a total of $50,000 per civil penalty action, in the case of an individual or small business concern, as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632). For violations that occurred after November 2, 2015 $11,904 per violation, up to a total of $59,522 per civil penalty action, in the case of an individual or small business concern; and (2) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, $10,000 per violation, up to a total of $400,000 per civil penalty action, in the case of any other person. For violations that occurred after November 2, 2015, $11,904 per violation, up to a total of PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 $476,174 per civil penalty action, in the case of any other person. (c) * * * (1) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, $10,000 per violation, up to a total of $50,000 per civil penalty action, in the case of an individual or small business concern, as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632). For violations that occurred after November 2, 2015, $13,910 per violation, up to a total of $69,553 per civil penalty action, in the case of an individual (except an airman serving as an airman), or a small business concern. (2) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, $10,000 per violation, up to a total of $400,000 per civil penalty action, in the case of any E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations other person (except an airman serving as an airman) not operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation. For violations that occurred after November 2, 2015, $13,910 per violation, up to a total of $556,419 per civil penalty action, in the case of any other person (except an airman serving as an airman) not operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation. (3) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, $25,000 per violation, up to a total of $400,000 per civil penalty action, in the case of a person operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation (except an individual serving as an airman). For violations that occurred after November 2, 2015, $34,777 per violation, up to a total of $556,419 per civil penalty action, in the case of a person (except an individual serving as an airman) operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation. Chad R. Mizelle, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–11124 Filed 6–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9–P, 9111–14–P, 9111–28–P, 9110– 04–P, 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Parts 748 and 774 [Docket No. 200521–0143] RIN 0694–AH60 Implementation of the February 2020 Australia Group Intersessional Decisions: Addition of Certain RigidWalled, Single-Use Cultivation Chambers and Precursor Chemicals to the Commerce Control List Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the decisions made at the February 2020 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Implementation Meeting, and those later adopted pursuant to the AG’s silence procedure. Specifically, this rule amends Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 1C350, 1C351 and 2B352 on the Commerce Control List (CCL) to reflect these AG changes. ECCN khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 1C350 is amended by adding twentyfour precursor chemicals, as well as mixtures in which at least one of these chemicals constitutes 30 percent or more of the weight of the mixture, to ECCN 1C350.d. ECCN 1C351 is amended to add Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (MERSrelated coronavirus). ECCN 2B352 is amended by adding a Technical Note to indicate that cultivation chamber holding devices controlled in 2B352.b.2.b include single-use cultivation chambers with rigid walls. The items addressed by this final rule were not previously listed on the CCL or controlled multilaterally. BIS, consistent with the interagency process described in the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA), identified the precursor chemicals and single-use cultivation chambers addressed by this final rule as emerging technologies that are essential to U.S. national security and for which effective controls can be implemented. The inclusion of such items in this final rule is consistent with the requirements of ECRA and the decision of the AG to add such items to its common control lists, thereby making exports of such items subject to multilateral control (following the implementation of these changes by individual AG participating countries, including the United States). DATES: This rule is effective June 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Wesley Johnson, Chemical and Biological Controls Division, Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, Bureau of Industry and Security, Telephone: (202) 482–0091, Email: Wesley.Johnson@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the decisions made at the Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Implementation Meeting held in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, on February 5 through 6, 2020, and those subsequently made pursuant to the AG silence procedure which ended on February 28, 2020 (the AG silence procedure provides for the adoption of a measure, subsequent to its provisional acceptance at an AG plenary or intersessional meeting, provided that no participating country submits an objection on or before a specified date). The AG is a multilateral forum consisting of 42 participating countries and the European Union that maintain export controls on a list of chemicals, biological agents, and related equipment and technology that could be used in a chemical or biological weapons PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 36483 program. The AG periodically reviews items on its control list to enhance the effectiveness of participating governments’ national controls and to achieve greater harmonization among these controls. Amendments to the CCL Based on the February 2020 AG Intersessional Recommendations ECCN 1C350 (Chemical Weapons Precursors) This final rule amends Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 1C350 on the Commerce Control List (CCL) (Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the EAR) to reflect changes to the AG ‘‘Chemical Weapons Precursors’’ common control list based on the February 2020 Intersessional Implementation Meeting recommendations that were approved by the AG pursuant to a silence procedure which ended on February 28, 2020. Specifically, this rule amends ECCN 1C350 by adding the following twenty-four precursor chemicals under ECCN 1C350.d: (C.A.S. #589–57–1) Diethyl chlorophosphite; (C.A.S. #762–77–6) Ethyl chlorofluorophosphate; (C.A.S. #1498–51–7) Ethyl dichlorophosphate; (C.A.S. #460–52–6) Ethyl difluorophosphate; (C.A.S. #754–01–8) Methyl chlorofluorophosphate; (C.A.S. #677–24–7) Methyl dichlorophosphate; (C.A.S. #22382–13–4) Methyl difluorophosphate; (C.A.S. #14277–06–6) N,NDiethylacetamidine; (C.A.S. #53510–30–8) N,NDiethylbutanamidine; (C.A.S. #90324–67–7) N,NDiethylformamidine; (C.A.S. #1342789–47–2) N,NDiethylisobutanamidine; (C.A.S. #84764–73–8) N,NDiethylpropanamidine; (C.A.S. #1315467–17–4) N,NDiisopropylbutanamidine; (C.A.S. #857522–08–8) N,NDiisopropylformamidine; (C.A.S. #2909–14–0) N,NDimethylacetamidine; (C.A.S. #1340437–35–5) N,NDimethylbutanamidine; (C.A.S. #44205–42–7) N,NDimethylformamidine; (C.A.S. #321881–25–8) N,NDimethylisobutanamidine; (C.A.S. #56776–14–8) N,NDimethylpropanamidine; (C.A.S. #1339586–99–0) N,NDipropylacetamidine; E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

6 CFR Part 27

8 CFR Parts 270, 274a, and 280

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

19 CFR Part 4

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 27

Transportation Security Administration

49 CFR Part 1503

RIN 1601-AA95


Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation

AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 
is making the 2020 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary 
penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act 
Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 
2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary 
penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. 
Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary penalties for 
2020 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will 
be effective for penalties assessed after June 17, 2020 whose 
associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.

DATES: This rule is effective on June 17, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hillary Hunnings, 202-282-9043, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Contents

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

I. Statutory and Regulatory Background

    On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law the Federal 
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Pub. 
L. 114-74 section 701 (Nov. 2, 2015)) (2015 Act).\1\ The 2015 Act 
amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 
(28 U.S.C. 2461 note) to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary 
penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The 2015 Act required 
agencies to: (1) Adjust the level of civil monetary penalties with an 
initial ``catch-up'' adjustment through issuance of an Interim Final 
Rule (IFR) and (2) make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation. 
Through the ``catch-up'' adjustment, agencies were required to adjust 
the maximum amounts of civil monetary penalties to more accurately 
reflect inflation rates.
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    \1\ The 2015 Act was part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, 
Public Law 114-74 (Nov. 2, 2015).
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    For the subsequent annual adjustments, the 2015 Act requires 
agencies to increase the penalty amounts by a cost-of-living 
adjustment. The 2015 Act directs OMB to provide guidance to agencies 
each year to assist agencies in making the annual adjustments. The 2015 
Act requires agencies to make the annual adjustments no later than 
January 15 of each year and to publish the adjustments in the Federal 
Register.
    Pursuant to the 2015 Act, DHS undertook a review of the civil 
penalties that DHS and its components administer.\2\ On July 1, 2016, 
DHS published an IFR adjusting the maximum civil monetary penalties 
with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment, as required by the 2015 
Act.\3\ DHS calculated the adjusted penalties based upon 
nondiscretionary provisions in the 2015 Act and upon guidance that OMB 
issued to agencies on February 24, 2016.\4\ The adjusted penalties were 
effective for civil penalties assessed after August 1, 2016 (the 
effective date of the IFR), whose associated violations occurred after 
November 2, 2015 (the date of enactment of the 2015 Act). On January 
27, 2017, DHS published a final rule making the annual adjustment for 
2017.\5\ DHS made the 2018 annual inflation adjustment on April 2, 
2018.\6\ DHS made the 2019 annual inflation adjustment on April 5, 
2019.\7\
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    \2\ The 2015 Act applies to all agency civil penalties except 
for any penalty (including any addition to tax and additional 
amount) under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et 
seq.) and the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1202 et seq.). See sec. 
4(a)(1) of the 2015 Act. In the case of DHS, several civil penalties 
that are assessed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and 
the U.S. Coast Guard fall under the Tariff Act of 1930, and thus DHS 
did not adjust those civil penalties in this rulemaking.
    \3\ See 81 FR 42987.
    \4\ OMB, Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Table A, 24 February 2016. 
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-16-06.pdf (last accessed Dec. 5, 2017).
    \5\ See 82 FR 8571.
    \6\ See 83 FR 13826.
    \7\ See 84 FR 13499.
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II. Overview of the Final Rule

    This final rule makes the 2020 annual inflation adjustments to 
civil monetary penalties pursuant to the 2015 Act and pursuant to 
guidance OMB issued to agencies on December 16, 2019.\8\ The penalty 
amounts in this final rule will be effective for penalties assessed 
after June 17, 2020 where the associated violation occurred after 
November 2, 2015. Consistent with OMB guidance, the 2015 Act does not 
change previously assessed penalties that the agency is actively 
collecting or has collected.
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    \8\ OMB Memorandum 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. 
Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf.
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    The adjusted penalty amounts will apply to penalties assessed after 
the effective date of this final rule. We discuss civil penalties by 
DHS component in Section III below. For each component identified in 
Section III, below, we briefly describe the

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relevant civil penalty (or penalties), and we provide a table showing 
the increase in the penalties for 2020. In the table for each 
component, we show (1) the penalty name, (2) the penalty statutory and/
or regulatory citation, (3) the penalty amount as adjusted in the 2019 
final rule, (4) the cost-of-living adjustment multiplier for 2020 that 
OMB provided in its December 16, 2019, guidance, and (5) the new 2020 
adjusted penalty. The 2015 Act instructs agencies to round penalties to 
the nearest $1. For a more complete discussion of the method used for 
calculating the initial ``catch-up'' inflation adjustments and a 
component-by-component breakdown to the nature of the civil penalties 
and relevant legal authorities, please see the IFR preamble at 81 FR 
42987-43000.

III. Adjustments by Component

    In the following sections, we briefly describe the civil penalties 
that DHS and its components, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure 
Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), 
and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), assess. Other 
components not mentioned do not impose any civil monetary penalties. We 
include tables at the end of each section, which list the individual 
adjustments for each penalty.

A. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) 
administers only one civil penalty that the 2015 Act affects. That 
penalty assesses fines for violations of the Chemical Facility Anti-
Terrorism Standards (CFATS). CFATS is a program that regulates the 
security of chemical facilities that, in the discretion of the 
Secretary, present high levels of security risk. DHS established the 
CFATS program in 2007 pursuant to section 550 of the Department of 
Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 109-295).\9\ The 
CFATS regulation is located in part 27 of title 6 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR). Below is a table showing the 2020 adjustment 
for the CFATS penalty that CISA administers.
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    \9\ Section 550 has since been superseded by the Protecting and 
Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 
(Pub. L. 113-254). The new legislation codified the statutory 
authority for the CFATS program within Title XXI of the Homeland 
Security Act of 2002, as amended. See 6 U.S.C. 621 et seq. Public 
Law 113-254 authorized the CFATS program from January 18, 2015 to 
January 17, 2019. The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards 
Program Extension Act (Pub. L. 116-2) extends the CFATS program 
authorization to April 17, 2020.

                                                         Table 1--CFATS Civil Penalty Adjustment
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                                                                    Penalty amount as adjusted in the                   New penalty as adjusted by this
             Penalty name                        Citation                        2019 FR                Multiplier *               final rule
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Penalty for non-compliance with CFATS   6 U.S.C. 624(b)(1); 6 CFR  $34,871 per day...................         1.01764  $35,486 per day.
 regulations.                            27.300(b)(3).
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* OMB Memorandum 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. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf.

B. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assesses civil monetary 
penalties under various titles of the United States Code and the CFR. 
These include penalties for certain violations of title 8 of the CFR 
regarding the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (Pub. L. 82-414, 
as amended) (INA). The INA contains provisions that impose penalties on 
persons, including carriers and aliens, who violate specified 
provisions of the INA. The relevant penalty provisions are located in 
numerous sections of the INA, however CBP has enumerated these 
penalties in regulation in one location--8 CFR 280.53. For a complete 
list of the INA sections for which penalties are assessed, in addition 
to a brief description of each violation, see the 2016 IFR preamble at 
81 FR 42989-42990. For a complete list and brief description of the 
non-INA civil monetary penalties assessed by CBP subject to adjustment 
and a discussion of the history of DHS's and CBP's adjustments to the 
non-INA penalties, see the 2019 annual inflation adjustment final rule 
preamble at 84 FR 13500.
    Below is a table showing the 2020 adjustment for the penalties that 
CBP administers.

                                         Table 2--U.S. Customs and Border Protection Civil Penalties Adjustments
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                                                                    Penalty amount as adjusted in the                   New penalty as adjusted by this
             Penalty name                        Citation                        2019 FR                Multiplier *               final rule
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Penalties for non-compliance with       8 U.S.C. 1221(g); 8 CFR    $1,394............................         1.01764  $1,419.
 arrival and departure manifest          280.53(b)(1) (INA
 requirements for passengers,            section 231(g)).
 crewmembers, or occupants transported
 on commercial vessels or aircraft
 arriving to or departing from the
 United States.
Penalties for non-compliance with       8 U.S.C. 1224; 8 CFR       $3,788............................         1.01764  $3,855.
 landing requirements at designated      280.53(b)(2); (INA
 ports of entry for aircraft             section 234).
 transporting aliens.
Penalties for failure to depart         8 U.S.C. 1229c(d); 8 CFR   $1,597-$7,987.....................         1.01764  $1,625-$8,128.
 voluntarily.                            280.53(b)(3) (INA
                                         section 240B(d)).

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Penalties for violations of removal     8 U.S.C. 1253(c)(1)(A); 8  $3,195............................         1.01764  $3,251.
 orders relating to aliens transported   CFR 280.53(b)(4); (INA
 on vessels or aircraft under section    section 243(c)(1)(A)).
 241(d) of the INA, or for costs
 associated with removal under section
 241(e) of the INA.
Penalties for failure to remove alien   8 U.S.C. 1253(c)(1)(B); 8  $7,987............................         1.01764  $8,128.
 stowaways under section 241(d)(2) of    CFR 280.53(b)(5) (INA
 the INA.                                section 243(c)(1)(B)).
Penalties for failure to report an      8 U.S.C. 1281(d); 8 CFR    $378 for each alien...............         1.01764  $385 for each alien.
 illegal landing or desertion of alien   280.53(b)(6); (INA
 crewmen, and for each alien not         section 251(d)).
 reported on arrival or departure
 manifest or lists required in
 accordance with section 251 of the
 INA.
Penalties for use of alien crewmen for  8 U.S.C. 1281(d); 8 CFR    $9,472............................         1.01764  $9,639.
 longshore work in violation of          280.53(b)(6); (INA
 section 251(d) of the INA.              section 251(d)).
Penalties for failure to control,       8 U.S.C. 1284(a); 8 CFR    $947-$5,683.......................         1.01764  $964-$5,783.
 detain, or remove alien crewmen.        280.53(b)(7) (INA
                                         section 254(a)).
Penalties for employment on passenger   8 U.S.C. 1285; 8 CFR       $1,895............................         1.01764  $1,928.
 vessels of aliens afflicted with        280.53(b)(8) (INA
 certain disabilities.                   section 255).
Penalties for discharge of alien        8 U.S.C. 1286; 8 CFR       $2,841-$5,683.....................         1.01764  $2,891-$5,783.
 crewmen.                                280.53(b)(9) (INA
                                         section 256).
Penalties for bringing into the United  8 U.S.C. 1287; 8 CFR       $18,943...........................         1.01764  $19,277.
 States alien crewmen with intent to     280.53(b)(10); (INA
 evade immigration laws.                 section 257).
Penalties for failure to prevent the    8 U.S.C. 1321(a); 8 CFR    $5,683............................         1.01764  $5,783.
 unauthorized landing of aliens.         280.53(b)(11) (INA
                                         section 271(a)).
Penalties for bringing to the United    8 U.S.C. 1322(a); 8 CFR    $5,683............................         1.01764  $5,783.
 States aliens subject to denial of      280.53(b)(12) (INA
 admission on a health-related ground.   section 272(a)).
Penalties for bringing to the United    8 U.S.C. 1323(b); 8 CFR    $5,683............................         1.01764  $5,783.
 States aliens without required          280.53(b)(13) (INA
 documentation.                          section 273(b)).
Penalties for failure to depart.......  8 U.S.C. 1324d; 8 CFR      $799..............................         1.01764  $813.
                                         280.53(b)(14) (INA
                                         section 274D).
Penalties for improper entry..........  8 U.S.C. 1325(b); 8 CFR    $80-$400..........................         1.01764  $81-$407.
                                         280.53(b)(15) (INA
                                         section 275(b)).
Penalty for dealing in or using empty   19 U.S.C. 469............  $531..............................         1.01764  ** 540.
 stamped imported liquor containers.
Penalty for employing a vessel in a     19 U.S.C. 1706a; 19 CFR    $1,329............................         1.01764  $1,352.
 trade without a required Certificate    4.80(i).
 of Documentation **.
Penalty for transporting passengers     46 U.S.C. 12118(f)(3)....  $531..............................         1.01764  ** 540.
 coastwise for hire by certain vessels
 (known as Bowaters vessels) that do
 not meet specified conditions.
Penalty for transporting passengers     46 U.S.C. 55103(b); 19     $798..............................         1.01764  $812.
 between coastwise points in the         CFR 4.80(b)(2).
 United States by a non-coastwise
 qualified vessel.
Penalty for towing a vessel between     46 U.S.C. 55111(c); 19     $930-$2,924 plus $159; per ton....         1.01764  $946-$2,976, plus $162 per ton.
 coastwise points in the United States   CFR 4.92.
 by a non-coastwise qualified vessel.
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* OMB Memorandum 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. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf.
** No applicable conforming edit to regulatory text.

C. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) assesses civil 
monetary penalties for certain employment-related violations arising 
from the INA. ICE's civil penalties are located in title 8 of the CFR.
    There are three different sections in the INA that impose civil 
monetary penalties for violations of the laws that relate to employment 
actions: Sections 274A, 274B, and 274C. ICE has primary enforcement 
responsibilities for two of these civil penalty provisions (sections 
274A and 274C), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) has enforcement 
responsibilities for one of these civil penalty provisions (section 
274B). The INA, in sections 274A and 274C, provides for imposition of 
civil penalties for various specified unlawful acts pertaining to the 
employment eligibility verification process (Form I-

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9, Employment Eligibility Verification), the employment of unauthorized 
aliens, and document fraud.
    Because both DHS and DOJ implement the three employment-related 
penalty sections in the INA, both Departments' implementing regulations 
reflect the civil penalty amounts. For a complete description of the 
civil money penalties assessed and a discussion of DHS's and DOJ's 
efforts to update the penalties in years past, see the IFR preamble at 
81 FR 42991. Below is a table showing the 2020 adjustment for the 
penalties that ICE administers.\10\
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    \10\ Table 3 also includes two civil penalties that are also 
listed as penalties administered by CBP. These are penalties for 
failure to depart voluntarily, INA section 240B(d), and failure to 
depart after a final order of removal, INA section 274D. Both CBP 
and ICE may administer these penalties, but as ICE is the DHS 
component primarily responsible for assessing and collecting them, 
they are also listed among the penalties ICE administers.

                  Table 3--U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Civil Penalties Adjustments
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           Penalty name                   Citation          adjusted in the    Multiplier *    adjusted by this
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Civil penalties for failure to      8 U.S.C. 1229c(d); 8       $1,597-$7,987         1.01764       $1,625-$8,128
 depart voluntarily, INA section     CFR 280.53(b)(3).
 240B(d).
Civil penalties for violation of    8 CFR                          473-3,788         1.01764           481-3,855
 INA sections 274C(a)(1)-(a)(4),     270.3(b)(1)(ii)(A).
 penalty for first offense.
Civil penalties for violation of    8 CFR                          400-3,195         1.01764           407-3,251
 INA sections 274C(a)(5)-(a)(6),     270.3(b)(1)(ii)(B).
 penalty for first offense.
Civil penalties for violation of    8 CFR                        3,788-9,472         1.01764         3,855-9,639
 INA sections 274C(a)(1)-(a)(4),     270.3(b)(1)(ii)(C).
 penalty for subsequent offenses.
Civil penalties for violation of    8 CFR                        3,195-7,987         1.01764         3,251-8,128
 INA sections 274C(a)(5)-(a)(6),     270.3(b)(1)(ii)(D).
 penalty for subsequent offenses.
Violation/prohibition of indemnity  8 CFR 274a.8(b).....               2,292         1.01764               2,332
 bonds.
Civil penalties for knowingly       8 CFR                          573-4,586         1.01764           583-4,667
 hiring, recruiting, referral, or    274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(A
 retention of unauthorized aliens--  ).
 Penalty for first offense (per
 unauthorized alien).
Penalty for second offense (per     8 CFR                       4,586-11,463         1.01764        4,667-11,665
 unauthorized alien).                274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(B
                                     ).
Penalty for third or subsequent     8 CFR                       6,878-22,927         1.01764        6,999-23,331
 offense (per unauthorized alien).   274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(C
                                     ).
Civil penalties for I-9 paperwork   8 CFR 274a.10(b)(2).           230-2,292         1.01764           234-2,332
 violations.
Civil penalties for failure to      8 U.S.C. 1324d; 8                    799         1.01764                 813
 depart, INA section 274D.           CFR 280.53(b)(14).
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* OMB Memorandum 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. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf.

D. U.S. Coast Guard

    The Coast Guard is authorized to assess close to 150 penalties 
involving maritime safety and security and environmental stewardship 
that are critical to the continued success of Coast Guard missions. 
Various statutes in titles 14, 16, 19, 33, 42, 46, and 49 of the United 
States Code authorize these penalties. Titles 33 and 46 authorize the 
vast majority of these penalties as these statutes deal with 
navigation, navigable waters, and shipping. Beyond titles 33 and 46, 
the Coast Guard is also authorized to collect civil monetary penalties 
related to the organization and management of the Coast Guard, 
obstruction of revenue, and hazardous substances and materials. For a 
complete discussion of the civil monetary penalties assessed by the 
Coast Guard, see the 2016 IFR preamble at 81 FR 42992.
    The Coast Guard has identified the penalties it administers, 
adjusted those penalties for inflation, and is listing those new 
penalties in a table located in the CFR--specifically, Table 1 in 33 
CFR 27.3. Table 1 in 33 CFR 27.3 identifies the statutes that provide 
the Coast Guard with civil monetary penalty authority and sets out the 
inflation-adjusted maximum penalty that the Coast Guard may impose 
pursuant to each statutory provision. Table 1 in 33 CFR 27.3 provides 
the current maximum penalty for violations that occurred after November 
2, 2015.\11\
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    \11\ The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 
re-designated certain existing sections of the United States Code, 
including 14 U.S.C. 88 (now 14 U.S.C. 521) and 33 U.S.C. 1232 and 
1236 (now 46 U.S.C. 70036 and 70041). The table reflects those 
changes to the statutory citations.
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    The applicable civil penalty amounts for violations occurring on or 
before November 2, 2015, are set forth in previously published 
regulations amending 33 CFR part 27. To find the applicable penalty 
amount for a violation that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, 
look to the prior versions of the CFR that pertain to the date on which 
the violation occurred.
    With this update, the Coast Guard is removing the penalty for 
``Aquatic Nuisance Species in the Waters of the United States,'' 16 
U.S.C. 4711(g)(1), because section 1101 of the Nonindigenous Aquatic 
Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (codified at 16 U.S.C. 4711) was 
repealed by section 903(a)(2)(A)(i) of Public Law 115-282, effective 
December 4, 2018. Table 4 below shows the 2020 adjustment for the 
penalties that the Coast Guard administers.

                              Table 4--U.S. Coast Guard Civil Penalties Adjustments
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                                                           Penalty amount as                    New penalty as
           Penalty name                   Citation          adjusted in the    Multiplier *    adjusted by this
                                                                2019 FR                           final rule
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Saving Life and Property..........  14 U.S.C. 521(c)....             $10,651         1.01764             $10,839

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Saving Life and Property;           14 U.S.C. 521(e)....               1,093         1.01764               1,112
 Intentional Interference with
 Broadcast.
Confidentiality of Medical Quality  14 U.S.C. 645(i); 33               5,350         1.01764               5,444
 Assurance Records (first offense).  CFR 27.3.
Confidentiality of Medical Quality  14 U.S.C. 645(i); 33              35,668         1.01764              36,297
 Assurance Records (subsequent       CFR 27.3.
 offenses).
Obstruction of Revenue Officers by  19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR               7,975         1.01764               8,116
 Masters of Vessels.                 27.3.
Obstruction of Revenue Officers by  19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR               1,861         1.01764               1,894
 Masters of Vessels--Minimum         27.3.
 Penalty.
Failure to Stop Vessel When         19 U.S.C. 1581(d)...            ** 5,000             N/A            ** 5,000
 Directed; Master, Owner, Operator
 or Person in Charge.
Failure to Stop Vessel When         19 U.S.C. 1581(d)...             1,000**             N/A             1,000**
 Directed; Master, Owner, Operator
 or Person in Charge--Minimum
 Penalty.
Anchorage Ground/Harbor             33 U.S.C. 471; 33                 11,563         1.01764              11,767
 Regulations General.                CFR 27.3.
Anchorage Ground/Harbor             33 U.S.C. 474; 33                    798         1.01764                 812
 Regulations St. Mary's river.       CFR 27.3.
Bridges/Failure to Comply with      33 U.S.C. 495(b); 33              29,192         1.01764              29,707
 Regulations.                        CFR 27.3.
Bridges/Drawbridges...............  33 U.S.C. 499(c); 33              29,192         1.01764              29,707
                                     CFR 27.3.
Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge     33 U.S.C. 502(c); 33              29,192         1.01764              29,707
 Obstructing Navigation.             CFR 27.3.
Bridges/Maintenance and Operation.  33 U.S.C. 533(b); 33              29,192         1.01764              29,707
                                     CFR 27.3.
Bridge to Bridge Communication;     33 U.S.C. 1208(a);                 2,126         1.01764               2,164
 Master, Person in Charge or Pilot.  33 CFR 27.3.
Bridge to Bridge Communication;     33 U.S.C. 1208(b);                 2,126         1.01764               2,164
 Vessel.                             33 CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                         18,943         1.01764              19,277
 Discharges (Class I per             1321(b)(6)(B)(i);
 violation).                         33 CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                         47,357         1.01764              48,192
 Discharges (Class I total under     1321(b)(6)(B)(i);
 paragraph).                         33 CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                         18,943         1.01764              19,277
 Discharges (Class II per day of     1321(b)(6)(B)(ii);
 violation).                         33 CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                        236,783         1.01764             240,960
 Discharges (Class II total under    1321(b)(6)(B)(ii);
 paragraph).                         33 CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                         47,357         1.01764              48,192
 Discharges (per day of violation)   1321(b)(7)(A); 33
 Judicial Assessment.                CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                          1,895         1.01764               1,928
 Discharges (per barrel of oil or    1321(b)(7)(A); 33
 unit discharged) Judicial           CFR 27.3.
 Assessment.
Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure   33 U.S.C.                         47,357         1.01764              48,192
 to Carry Out Removal/Comply With    1321(b)(7)(B); 33
 Order (Judicial Assessment).        CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure   33 U.S.C.                         47,357         1.01764              48,192
 to Comply with Regulation Issued    1321(b)(7)(C); 33
 Under 1321(j) (Judicial             CFR 27.3.
 Assessment).
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                          5,683         1.01764               5,783
 Discharges, Gross Negligence (per   1321(b)(7)(D); 33
 barrel of oil or unit discharged)   CFR 27.3.
 Judicial Assessment.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                        189,427         1.01764             192,768
 Discharges, Gross Negligence-       1321(b)(7)(D); 33
 Minimum Penalty (Judicial           CFR 27.3.
 Assessment).
Marine Sanitation Devices;          33 U.S.C. 1322(j);                 7,975         1.01764               8,116
 Operating.                          33 CFR 27.3.
Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or  33 U.S.C. 1322(j);                21,265         1.01764              21,640
 Manufacture.                        33 CFR 27.3.
International Navigation Rules;     33 U.S.C. 1608(a);                14,910         1.01764              15,173
 Operator.                           33 CFR 27.3.
International Navigation Rules;     33 U.S.C. 1608(b);                14,910         1.01764              15,173
 Vessel.                             33 CFR 27.3.
Pollution from Ships; General.....  33 U.S.C.                         74,552         1.01764              75,867
                                     1908(b)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Pollution from Ships; False         33 U.S.C.                         14,910         1.01764              15,173
 Statement.                          1908(b)(2); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Inland Navigation Rules; Operator.  33 U.S.C. 2072(a);                14,910         1.01764              15,173
                                     33 CFR 27.3.

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Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel...  33 U.S.C. 2072(b);                14,910         1.01764              15,173
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Shore Protection; General.........  33 U.S.C. 2609(a);                52,596         1.01764              53,524
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Shore Protection; Operating         33 U.S.C. 2609(b);                21,039         1.01764              21,410
 Without Permit.                     33 CFR 27.3.
Oil Pollution Liability and         33 U.S.C. 2716a(a);               47,357         1.01764              48,192
 Compensation.                       33 CFR 27.3.
Clean Hulls.......................  33 U.S.C.                         43,359         1.01764              44,124
                                     3852(a)(1)(A); 33
                                     CFR 27.3.
Clean Hulls--related to false       33 U.S.C.                         57,813         1.01764              58,833
 statements.                         3852(a)(1)(A); 33
                                     CFR 27.3.
Clean Hulls--Recreational Vessel..  33 U.S.C. 3852(c);                 5,781         1.01764               5,883
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Hazardous Substances, Releases,     42 U.S.C. 9609(a);                57,317         1.01764              58,328
 Liability, Compensation (Class I).  33 CFR 27.3.
Hazardous Substances, Releases,     42 U.S.C. 9609(b);                57,317         1.01764              58,328
 Liability, Compensation (Class      33 CFR 27.3.
 II).
Hazardous Substances, Releases,     42 U.S.C. 9609(b);               171,952         1.01764             174,985
 Liability, Compensation (Class II   33 CFR 27.3.
 subsequent offense).
Hazardous Substances, Releases,     42 U.S.C. 9609(c);                57,317         1.01764              58,328
 Liability, Compensation (Judicial   33 CFR 27.3.
 Assessment).
Hazardous Substances, Releases,     42 U.S.C. 9609(c);               171,952         1.01764             174,985
 Liability, Compensation (Judicial   33 CFR 27.3.
 Assessment subsequent offense).
Safe Containers for International   46 USC 80509; 33 CFR               6,265         1.01764               6,376
 Cargo.                              27.3.
Suspension of Passenger Service...  46 USC 70305; 33 CFR              62,656         1.01764              63,761
                                     27.3.
Vessel Inspection or Examination    46 U.S.C. 2110(e);                 9,472         1.01764               9,639
 Fees.                               33 CFR 27.3.
Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing  46 U.S.C. 2115; 33                 7,710         1.01764               7,846
                                     CFR 27.3.
Negligent Operations: Recreational  46 U.S.C. 2302(a);                 6,974         1.01764               7,097
 Vessels.                            33 CFR 27.3.
Negligent Operations: Other         46 U.S.C. 2302(a);                34,871         1.01764              35,486
 Vessels.                            33 CFR 27.3.
Operating a Vessel While Under the  46 U.S.C.                          7,710         1.01764               7,846
 Influence of Alcohol or a           2302(c)(1); 33 CFR
 Dangerous Drug.                     27.3.
Vessel Reporting Requirements:      46 U.S.C.                         12,007         1.01764              12,219
 Owner, Charterer, Managing          2306(a)(4); 33 CFR
 Operator, or Agent.                 27.3.
Vessel Reporting Requirements:      46 U.S.C.                          2,402         1.01764               2,444
 Master.                             2306(b)(2); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Immersion Suits...................  46 U.S.C.                         12,007         1.01764              12,219
                                     3102(c)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Inspection Permit.................  46 U.S.C.                          2,505         1.01764               2,549
                                     3302(i)(5); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Vessel Inspection; General........  46 U.S.C. 3318(a);                12,007         1.01764              12,219
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Nautical School  46 U.S.C. 3318(g);                12,007         1.01764              12,219
 Vessel.                             33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give  46 U.S.C. 3318(h);                 2,402         1.01764               2,444
 Notice IAW 3304(b).                 33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give  46 U.S.C. 3318(i);                 2,402         1.01764               2,444
 Notice IAW 3309(c).                 33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Vessel >=1600    46 U.S.C.                         24,017         1.01764              24,441
 Gross Tons.                         3318(j)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600     46 U.S.C.                          4,803         1.01764               4,888
 Gross Tons.                         3318(j)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Failure to       46 U.S.C. 3318(k);                24,017         1.01764              24,441
 Comply with 3311(b).                33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Violation of     46 U.S.C. 3318(l);                12,007         1.01764              12,219
 3318(b)-3318(f).                    33 CFR 27.3.
List/count of Passengers..........  46 U.S.C. 3502(e);                   250         1.01764                 254
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Notification to Passengers........  46 U.S.C. 3504(c);                25,037         1.01764              25,479
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Notification to Passengers; Sale    46 U.S.C. 3504(c);                 1,251         1.01764               1,273
 of Tickets.                         33 CFR 27.3.

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Copies of Laws on Passenger         46 U.S.C. 3506; 33                   501         1.01764                 510
 Vessels; Master.                    CFR 27.3.
Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo.......  46 U.S.C.                         62,595         1.01764              63,699
                                     3718(a)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Uninspected Vessels...............  46 U.S.C. 4106; 33                10,519         1.01764              10,705
                                     CFR 27.3.
Recreational Vessels (maximum for   46 U.S.C.                        331,174         1.01764             337,016
 related series of violations).      4311(b)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Recreational Vessels; Violation of  46 U.S.C.                          6,623         1.01764               6,740
 4307(a).                            4311(b)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Recreational vessels..............  46 U.S.C. 4311(c);                 2,505         1.01764               2,549
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Uninspected Commercial Fishing      46 U.S.C. 4507; 33                10,519         1.01764              10,705
 Industry Vessels.                   CFR 27.3.
Abandonment of Barges.............  46 U.S.C. 4703; 33                 1,783         1.01764               1,814
                                     CFR 27.3.
Load Lines........................  46 U.S.C. 5116(a);                11,463         1.01764              11,665
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a)..  46 U.S.C. 5116(b);                22,927         1.01764              23,331
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b)..  46 U.S.C. 5116(c);                11,463         1.01764              11,665
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Reporting Marine Casualties.......  46 U.S.C. 6103(a);                39,936         1.01764              40,640
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Reporting Marine Casualties;        46 U.S.C. 6103(b);                10,519         1.01764              10,705
 Violation of 6104.                  33 CFR 27.3.
Manning of Inspected Vessels;       46 U.S.C. 8101(e);                 1,895         1.01764               1,928
 Failure to Report Deficiency in     33 CFR 27.3.
 Vessel Complement.
Manning of Inspected Vessels......  46 U.S.C. 8101(f);                18,943         1.01764              19,277
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Manning of Inspected Vessels;       46 U.S.C. 8101(g);                18,943         1.01764              19,277
 Employing or Serving in Capacity    33 CFR 27.3.
 not Licensed by USCG.
Manning of Inspected Vessels;       46 U.S.C. 8101(h);                 2,505         1.01764               2,549
 Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small       33 CFR 27.3.
 Passenger Vessel, or Sailing
 School Vessel.
Watchmen on Passenger Vessels.....  46 U.S.C. 8102(a)...               2,505         1.01764               2,549
Citizenship Requirements..........  46 U.S.C. 8103(f)...               1,251         1.01764               1,273
Watches on Vessels; Violation of    46 U.S.C. 8104(i)...              18,943         1.01764              19,277
 8104(a) or (b).
Watches on Vessels; Violation of    46 U.S.C. 8104(j)...              18,943         1.01764              19,277
 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h).
Staff Department on Vessels.......  46 U.S.C. 8302(e)...                 250         1.01764                 254
Officer's Competency Certificates.  46 U.S.C. 8304(d)...                 250         1.01764                 254
Coastwise Pilotage; Owner,          46 U.S.C. 8502(e)...              18,943         1.01764              19,277
 Charterer, Managing Operator,
 Agent, Master or Individual in
 Charge.
Coastwise Pilotage; Individual....  46 U.S.C. 8502(f)...              18,943         1.01764              19,277
Federal Pilots....................  46 U.S.C. 8503......              60,039         1.01764              61,098
Merchant Mariners Documents.......  46 U.S.C. 8701(d)...               1,251         1.01764               1,273
Crew Requirements.................  46 U.S.C. 8702(e)...              18,943         1.01764              19,277
Small Vessel Manning..............  46 U.S.C. 8906......              39,936         1.01764              40,640
Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner,       46 U.S.C. 9308(a)...              18,943         1.01764              19,277
 Charterer, Managing Operator,
 Agent, Master or Individual in
 Charge.
Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual.  46 U.S.C. 9308(b)...              18,943         1.01764              19,277
Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation    46 U.S.C. 9308(c)...              18,943         1.01764              19,277
 of 9303.
Failure to Report Sexual Offense..  46 U.S.C. 10104(b)..              10,067         1.01764              10,245
Pay Advances to Seamen............  46 U.S.C.                          1,251         1.01764               1,273
                                     10314(a)(2).
Pay Advances to Seamen;             46 U.S.C. 10314(b)..               1,251         1.01764               1,273
 Remuneration for Employment.
Allotment to Seamen...............  46 U.S.C. 10315(c)..               1,251         1.01764               1,273
Seamen Protection; General........  46 U.S.C. 10321.....               8,678         1.01764               8,831
Coastwise Voyages: Advances.......  46 U.S.C.                          8,678         1.01764               8,831
                                     10505(a)(2).
Coastwise Voyages: Advances;        46 U.S.C. 10505(b)..               8,678         1.01764               8,831
 Remuneration for Employment.
Coastwise Voyages: Seamen           46 U.S.C. 10508(b)..               8,678         1.01764               8,831
 Protection; General.
Effects of Deceased Seamen........  46 U.S.C. 10711.....                 501         1.01764                 510
Complaints of Unfitness...........  46 U.S.C.                          1,251         1.01764               1,273
                                     10902(a)(2).
Proceedings on Examination of       46 U.S.C. 10903(d)..                 250         1.01764                 254
 Vessel.
Permission to Make Complaint......  46 U.S.C. 10907(b)..               1,251         1.01764               1,273
Accommodations for Seamen.........  46 U.S.C. 11101(f)..               1,251         1.01764               1,273
Medicine Chests on Vessels........  46 U.S.C. 11102(b)..               1,251         1.01764               1,273
Destitute Seamen..................  46 U.S.C. 11104(b)..                 250         1.01764                 254

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Wages on Discharge................  46 U.S.C. 11105(c)..               1,251         1.01764               1,273
Log Books; Master Failing to        46 U.S.C. 11303(a)..                 501         1.01764                 510
 Maintain.
Log Books; Master Failing to Make   46 U.S.C. 11303(b)..                 501         1.01764                 510
 Entry.
Log Books; Late Entry.............  46 U.S.C. 11303(c)..                 375         1.01764                 382
Carrying of Sheath Knives.........  46 U.S.C. 11506.....                 125         1.01764                 127
Vessel Documentation..............  46 U.S.C.                         16,398         1.01764              16,687
                                     12151(a)(1).
Documentation of Vessels--Related   46 U.S.C.                         27,331         1.01764              27,813
 to Activities involving mobile      12151(a)(2).
 offshore drilling units.
Vessel Documentation; Fishery       46 U.S.C. 12151(c)..             125,314         1.01764             127,525
 Endorsement.
Numbering of Undocumented Vessels-- 46 U.S.C. 12309(a)..              12,519         1.01764              12,740
 Willful violation.
Numbering of Undocumented Vessels.  46 U.S.C. 12309(b)..               2,505         1.01764               2,549
Vessel Identification System......  46 U.S.C. 12507(b)..              21,039         1.01764              21,410
Measurement of Vessels............  46 U.S.C. 14701.....              45,855         1.01764              46,664
Measurement; False Statements.....  46 U.S.C. 14702.....              45,855         1.01764              46,664
Commercial Instruments and          46 U.S.C. 31309.....              21,039         1.01764              21,410
 Maritime Liens.
Commercial Instruments and          46 U.S.C.                         21,039         1.01764              21,410
 Maritime Liens; Mortgagor.          31330(a)(2).
Commercial Instruments and          46 U.S.C.                         52,596         1.01764              53,524
 Maritime Liens; Violation of        31330(b)(2).
 31329.
Ports and Waterway Safety           46 U.S.C. 70036(a);               94,219         1.01764              95,881
 Regulations.                        33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Navigation: Regattas or      46 U.S.C.                          9,472         1.01764               9,639
 Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person   70041(d)(1)(B); 33
 in Charge.                          CFR 27.3.
Vessel Navigation: Regattas or      46 U.S.C.                          9,472         1.01764               9,639
 Marine Parades; Owner Onboard       70041(d)(1)(C); 33
 Vessel.                             CFR 27.3.
Vessel Navigation: Regattas or      46 U.S.C.                          4,735         1.01764               4,819
 Marine Parades; Other Persons.      70041(d)(1)(D); 33
                                     CFR 27.3.
Port Security.....................  46 U.S.C. 70119(a)..              34,871         1.01764              35,486
Port Security--Continuing           46 U.S.C. 70119(b)..              62,656         1.01764              63,761
 Violations.
Maritime Drug Law Enforcement.....  46 U.S.C. 70506(c)..               5,781         1.01764               5,883
Hazardous Materials: Related to     49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1)              81,993         1.01764              83,439
 Vessels.
Hazardous Materials: Related to     49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2)             191,316         1.01764             194,691
 Vessels--Penalty from Fatalities,
 Serious Injuries/Illness or
 substantial Damage to Property.
Hazardous Materials: Related to     49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3)                 493         1.01764                 502
 Vessels; Training.
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* OMB Memorandum 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. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf.
** Enacted under the Tariff Act; exempt from inflation adjustments.

E. Transportation Security Administration

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is updating its 
civil penalties regulation in accordance with the 2015 Act. Pursuant to 
its statutory authority in 49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1), (4), (5), (6), 49 
U.S.C. 46301(d)(2), (8), and 49 U.S.C. 114(u), TSA may impose penalties 
for violations of statutes that TSA administers, including penalties 
for violations of implementing regulations or orders. Note that 
pursuant to division K, title I, sec. 1904(b)(1)(I), of Public Law 115-
254, 132 Stat. 3186, 3545 (Oct. 5, 2018), the TSA Modernization Act--
part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018--the former 49 U.S.C. 
114(v), which relates to penalties, was re-designated as 49 U.S.C. 
114(u).
    TSA assesses these penalties for a wide variety of aviation and 
surface security requirements, including violations of TSA's 
requirements applicable to Transportation Worker Identification 
Credentials (TWIC),\12\ as well as violations of requirements described 
in chapter 449 of title 49 of the United States Code. These penalties 
can apply to a wide variety of situations, as described in the 
statutory and regulatory provisions, as well as in guidance that TSA 
publishes. Below is a table showing the 2020 adjustment for the 
penalties that TSA administers.
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    \12\ See, e.g., 46 U.S.C. 70105, 49 U.S.C. 46302 and 46303, and 
49 U.S.C. chapter 449.

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                                       Table 5--Transportation Security Administration Civil Penalties Adjustments
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                                                                        Penalty amount as adjusted in                    New penalty as adjusted by this
               Penalty name                         Citation                     the 2019 FR             Multiplier *              final rule
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Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449 (except      49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1),    $34,174 (up to a total of                1.01764  $34,777 (up to a total of
 secs. 44902, 44903(d), 44907(a)-            (4), (5), (6); 49         $546,774 per civil penalty                        $556,419 per civil penalty
 (d)(1)(A), 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908, and   U.S.C. 46301(d)(2),       action).                                          action).
 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 46302 or 46303, a      (8); 9 CFR
 regulation prescribed, or order issued      1503.401(c)(3).
 thereunder by a person operating an
 aircraft for the transportation of
 passengers or property for compensation.
Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449 (except      49 U.S.C.                 $13,669 (up to a total of                1.01764  $13,910 (up to a total of
 secs. 44902, 44903(d), 44907(a)-           46301(a)(1), (4), (5);     $68,347 total for small                           $69,553 total for small
 (d)(1)(A), 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908, and   49 U.S.C. 46301(d)(8);    business, $546,774 for others).                   business, $556,419 for others).
 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 46302 or 46303, a      49 CFR 1503.401(c)(1)
 regulation prescribed, or order issued      and (2).
 thereunder by an individual (except an
 airman serving as an airman), any person
 not operating an aircraft for the
 transportation of passengers or property
 for compensation, or a small business
 concern.
Violation of any other provision of title   49 U.S.C. 114(u); 49 CFR  $11,698 (up to a total of                1.01764  $11,904 (up to a total of
 49 U.S.C. or of 46 U.S.C. ch. 701, a        1503.401(b).              $58,490 total for small                           $59,522 total for small
 regulation prescribed, or order issued                                businesses, $467,920 for                          businesses, $76,174 for
 thereunder.                                                           others).                                          others).
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* OMB Memorandum 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. Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf.

IV. Administrative Procedure Act

    DHS is promulgating this final rule to ensure that the amount of 
civil penalties that DHS assesses or enforces reflects the statutorily 
mandated ranges as adjusted for inflation. The 2015 Act provides a 
clear formula for adjustment of the civil penalties, leaving DHS and 
its components with little room for discretion. DHS and its components 
have been charged only with performing ministerial computations to 
determine the amounts of adjustments for inflation to civil monetary 
penalties. In these annual adjustments DHS is merely updating the 
penalty amounts by applying the cost-of-living adjustment multiplier 
that OMB has provided to agencies. Furthermore, the 2015 Act 
specifically instructed that agencies make the required annual 
adjustments notwithstanding section 553 of title 5 of the United States 
Code. Thus, as specified in the 2015 Act, the prior public notice-and-
comment procedures and delayed effective date requirements of the 
Administrative Procedure Act (APA) do not apply to this rule. Further, 
as described above, this rule makes minor amendments to the regulations 
to reflect changes required by clear statutory authority, and DHS finds 
that prior notice and comment procedures and a delayed effective date 
for these amendments are unnecessary.

V. Regulatory Analyses

A. Executive Orders 12866, 13563, and 13771

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
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, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting 
flexibility. OMB has not designated this final rule a ``significant 
regulatory action'' under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. 
Accordingly, OMB has not reviewed this rule. As this rule is not a 
significant regulatory action, this rule is exempt from the 
requirements of Executive Order 13771. See OMB's Memorandum ``Guidance 
Implementing Executive Order 13771, Titled `Reducing Regulation and 
Controlling Regulatory Costs''' (April 5, 2017).
    This final rule makes nondiscretionary adjustments to existing 
civil monetary penalties in accordance with the 2015 Act and OMB 
guidance.\13\ DHS therefore did not consider alternatives and does not 
have the flexibility to alter the adjustments of the civil monetary 
penalty amounts as provided in this rule. To the extent this final rule 
increases civil monetary penalties, it would result in an increase in 
transfers from persons or entities assessed a civil monetary penalty to 
the government.
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    \13\ OMB Memorandum M-20-05, Implementation of Penalty Inflation 
Adjustments for 2020, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties 
Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Dec. 14, 2018. 
Available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M-20-05.pdf.
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B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act applies only to rules for which an 
agency publishes a notice of proposed rulemaking pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
553(b). See 5 U.S.C. 601-612. The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not 
apply to this final rule because a notice of proposed rulemaking was 
not required for the reasons stated above.

C. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531-1538, 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or Tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. This final rule will not result in 
such an expenditure.

D. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, do not 
apply to this final rule, because this

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final rule does not trigger any new or revised recordkeeping or 
reporting.

VI. Signing Authorities

    The amendments to 19 CFR part 4 in this document are issued in 
accordance with 19 CFR 0.2(a), which provides that the authority of the 
Secretary of the Treasury with respect to CBP regulations that are not 
related to customs revenue functions was transferred to the Secretary 
of Homeland Security pursuant to Section 403(l) of the Homeland 
Security Act of 2002. Accordingly, this final rule to amend such 
regulations may be signed by the Secretary of Homeland Security (or his 
or her delegate).

List of Subjects

6 CFR Part 27

    Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures.

8 CFR Part 270

    Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Fraud, 
Penalties.

8 CFR Part 274a

    Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, 
Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

8 CFR Part 280

    Administrative practice and procedure, Immigration, Penalties.

19 CFR Part 4

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

33 CFR Part 27

    Administrative practice and procedure, Penalties.

49 CFR Part 1503

    Administrative practice and procedure, Investigations, Law 
enforcement, Penalties.

Amendments to the Regulations

    Accordingly, for the reasons stated in the preamble, DHS is 
amending 6 CFR part 27, 8 CFR parts 270, 274a, and 280, 19 CFR part 4, 
33 CFR part 27, and 49 CFR part 1503 as follows:

Title 6--Domestic Security

PART 27--CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS

0
1. The authority citation for part 27 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  6 U.S.C. 624; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890, as 
amended by Pub. L. 114-74, 129 Stat. 599; Pub. L. 113-254, 128 Stat. 
2898, as amended by Pub. L. 116-2, 133 Stat. 5.


0
2. In Sec.  27.300, revise paragraph (b)(3) to read as follows:


Sec.  27.300  Orders.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (3) Where the Assistant Secretary determines that a facility is in 
violation of an Order issued pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section 
and issues an Order Assessing Civil Penalty pursuant to paragraph 
(b)(1) of this section, a chemical facility is liable to the United 
States for a civil penalty of not more than $25,000 for each day during 
which the violation continues, if the violation of the Order occurred 
on or before November 2, 2015, or $35,486 for each day during which the 
violation of the Order continues, if the violation occurred after 
November 2, 2015.
* * * * *

Title 8--Aliens and Nationality

PART 270--PENALTIES FOR DOCUMENT FRAUD

0
3. The authority citation for part 270 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  8 U.S.C. 1101, 1103, and 1324c; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 
Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321 and Pub. L. 
114-74, 129 Stat. 599.


0
4. In Sec.  270.3, revise paragraphs (b)(1)(ii)(A) through (D) to read 
as follows:


Sec.  270.3  Penalties.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (A) First offense under section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4). Not less 
than $275 and not exceeding $2,200 for each fraudulent document or each 
proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of 
the Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $375 and not exceeding 
$3,200 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity 
described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of the Act on or after 
March 27, 2008 and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than 
$481 and not exceeding $3,855 for each fraudulent document or each 
proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of 
the Act after November 2, 2015.
    (B) First offense under section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6). Not less than 
$250 and not exceeding $2,000 for each fraudulent document or each 
proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the 
Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $275 and not exceeding $2,200 
for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in 
section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act on or after March 27, 2008 and 
on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $407 and not exceeding 
$3,251 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed activity 
described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act after November 2, 
2015.
    (C) Subsequent offenses under section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4). 
Not less than $2,200 and not more than $5,500 for each fraudulent 
document or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) 
through (a)(4) of the Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $3,200 
and not exceeding $6,500 for each fraudulent document or each 
proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of 
the Act occurring on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November 
2, 2015; and not less than $3,855 and not more than $9,639 for each 
fraudulent document or each proscribed activity described in section 
274C(a)(1) through (a)(4) of the Act after November 2, 2015.
    (D) Subsequent offenses under section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6). Not 
less than $2,000 and not more than $5,000 for each fraudulent document 
or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) 
of the Act before March 27, 2008; not less than $2,200 and not 
exceeding $5,500 for each fraudulent document or each proscribed 
activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) of the Act occurring 
on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November 2, 2015; and not 
less than $3,351 and not more than $8,128 for each fraudulent document 
or each proscribed activity described in section 274C(a)(5) or (a)(6) 
of the Act after November 2, 2015.
* * * * *

PART 274a--CONTROL OF EMPLOYMENT OF ALIENS

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

    Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101, 1103, 1324a; 48 U.S.C. 1806; 8 CFR 
part 2; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L. 114-
74, 129 Stat. 599.


0
6. In Sec.  274a.8, revise paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  274a.8  Prohibition of indemnity bonds.

* * * * *
    (b) Penalty. Any person or other entity who requires any individual 
to post a bond or security as stated in this section shall, after 
notice and opportunity for an administrative hearing in accordance with 
section 274A(e)(3)(B) of the Act, be subject to a civil monetary 
penalty of $1,000 for each violation before

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September 29, 1999, of $1,100 for each violation occurring on or after 
September 29, 1999 but on or before November 2, 2015, and of $2,332 for 
each violation occurring after November 2, 2015, and to an 
administrative order requiring the return to the individual of any 
amounts received in violation of this section or, if the individual 
cannot be located, to the general fund of the Treasury.

0
7. In Sec.  274a.10, revise paragraphs (b)(1)(ii)(A) through (C) and 
the first sentence of paragraph (b)(2) to read as follows:


Sec.  274a.10  Penalties.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (A) First offense--not less than $275 and not more than $2,200 for 
each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the offense occurred 
before March 27, 2008; not less than $375 and not exceeding $3,200, for 
each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the offense occurred 
occurring on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November 2, 2015; 
and not less than $583 and not more than $4,667 for each unauthorized 
alien with respect to whom the offense occurred occurring after 
November 2, 2015;
    (B) Second offense--not less than $2,200 and not more than $5,500 
for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the second offense 
occurred before March 27, 2008; not less than $3,200 and not more than 
$6,500, for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the second 
offense occurred on or after March 27, 2008 and on or before November 
2, 2015; and not less than $4,667 and not more than $11,665 for each 
unauthorized alien with respect to whom the second offense occurred 
after November 2, 2015; or
    (C) More than two offenses--not less than $3,300 and not more than 
$11,000 for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the third or 
subsequent offense occurred before March 27, 2008; not less than $4,300 
and not exceeding $16,000, for each unauthorized alien with respect to 
whom the third or subsequent offense occurred on or after March 27, 
2008 and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $6,999 and 
not more than $23,331 for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom 
the third or subsequent offense occurred after November 2, 2015; and
* * * * *
    (2) A respondent determined by the Service (if a respondent fails 
to request a hearing) or by an administrative law judge, to have failed 
to comply with the employment verification requirements as set forth in 
Sec.  274a.2(b), shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount of 
not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 for each individual with 
respect to whom such violation occurred before September 29, 1999; not 
less than $110 and not more than $1,100 for each individual with 
respect to whom such violation occurred on or after September 29, 1999 
and on or before November 2, 2015; and not less than $234 and not more 
than $2,332 for each individual with respect to whom such violation 
occurred after November 2, 2015. * * *
* * * * *

PART 280--IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF FINES

0
8. The authority citation for part 280 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  8 U.S.C. 1103, 1221, 1223, 1227, 1229, 1253, 1281, 
1283, 1284, 1285, 1286, 1322, 1323, 1330; 66 Stat. 173, 195, 197, 
201, 203, 212, 219, 221-223, 226, 227, 230; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 
Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L. 114-74, 129 Stat. 599.


0
9. In Sec.  280.53, revise paragraphs (b)(1) through (15) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  280.53  Civil monetary penalties inflation adjustment.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) Section 231(g) of the Act, Penalties for non-compliance with 
arrival and departure manifest requirements for passengers, 
crewmembers, or occupants transported on commercial vessels or aircraft 
arriving to or departing from the United States: From $1,394 to $1,419.
    (2) Section 234 of the Act, Penalties for non-compliance with 
landing requirements at designated ports of entry for aircraft 
transporting aliens: From $3,788 to $3,855.
    (3) Section 240B(d) of the Act, Penalties for failure to depart 
voluntarily: From $1,597 minimum/$7,987 maximum to $1,625 minimum/
$8,128 maximum.
    (4) Section 243(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Penalties for violations of 
removal orders relating to aliens transported on vessels or aircraft, 
under section 241(d) of the Act, or for costs associated with removal 
under section 241(e) of the Act: From $3,195 to $3,251.
    (5) Penalties for failure to remove alien stowaways under section 
241(d)(2): From $7,987 to $8,128.
    (6) Section 251(d) of the Act, Penalties for failure to report an 
illegal landing or desertion of alien crewmen, and for each alien not 
reported on arrival or departure manifest or lists required in 
accordance with section 251 of the Act: From $378 to $385; and 
penalties for use of alien crewmen for longshore work in violation of 
section 251(d) of the Act: From $9,472 to $9,639.
    (7) Section 254(a) of the Act, Penalties for failure to control, 
detain, or remove alien crewmen: From $947 minimum/$5,683 maximum to 
$964 minimum/$5,783 maximum.
    (8) Section 255 of the Act, Penalties for employment on passenger 
vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities: From $1,895 to 
$1,928.
    (9) Section 256 of the Act, Penalties for discharge of alien 
crewmen: From $2,841 minimum/$5,683 maximum to $2,891 minimum/$5,783 
maximum.
    (10) Section 257 of the Act, Penalties for bringing into the United 
States alien crewmen with intent to evade immigration laws: From 
$18,943 maximum to $19,277 maximum.
    (11) Section 271(a) of the Act, Penalties for failure to prevent 
the unauthorized landing of aliens: From $5,683 to $5,783.
    (12) Section 272(a) of the Act, Penalties for bringing to the 
United States aliens subject to denial of admission on a health-related 
ground: From $5,683 to $5,783.
    (13) Section 273(b) of the Act, Penalties for bringing to the 
United States aliens without required documentation: From $5,683 to 
$5,783.
    (14) Section 274D of the Act, Penalties for failure to depart: From 
$799 maximum to $813 maximum, for each day the alien is in violation.
    (15) Section 275(b) of the Act, Penalties for improper entry: From 
$80 minimum/$400 maximum to $81 minimum/$407 maximum, for each entry or 
attempted entry.

Title 19--Customs Duties

PART 4--VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES

0
10. The authority citation for part 4 continues to read in part as 
follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1431, 1433, 1434, 1624, 
2071 note; 46 U.S.C. 501, 60105.
* * * * *
    Sections 4.80, 4.80a, and 4.80b also issued under 19 U.S.C. 
1706a; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; 46 U.S.C. 12112, 12117, 12118, 50501-
55106, 55107, 55108, 55110, 55114, 55115, 55116, 55117, 55119, 
56101, 55121, 56101, 57109; Public Law 108-7, Division B, Title II, 
Sec.  211;
* * * * *
    Section 4.92 also issued under 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; 46 U.S.C. 
55111;
* * * * *

0
11. In Sec.  4.80, remove the heading from paragraph (b) and revise 
paragraphs (b)(2) and (i) to read as follows:

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Sec.  4.80  Vessels entitled to engage in coastwise trade.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) The penalty imposed for the unlawful transportation of 
passengers between coastwise points is $300 for each passenger so 
transported and landed on or before November 2, 2015, and $812 for each 
passenger so transported and landed after November 2, 2015 (46 U.S.C. 
55103, as adjusted by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment 
Act Improvements Act of 2015).
* * * * *
    (i) Any vessel, entitled to be documented and not so documented, 
employed in a trade for which a Certificate of Documentation is issued 
under the vessel documentation laws (see Sec.  4.0(c)), other than a 
trade covered by a registry, is liable to a civil penalty of $500 for 
each port at which it arrives without the proper Certificate of 
Documentation on or before November 2, 2015, and $1352 for each port at 
which it arrives without the proper Certificate of Documentation after 
November 2, 2015 (19 U.S.C. 1706a, as adjusted by the Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015). If such a 
vessel has on board any foreign merchandise (sea stores excepted), or 
any domestic taxable alcoholic beverages, on which the duty and taxes 
have not been paid or secured to be paid, the vessel and its cargo are 
subject to seizure and forfeiture.

0
12. In Sec.  4.92, revise the third sentence to read as follows:


Sec.  4.92  Towing.

    * * * The penalties for violation of this section occurring after 
November 2, 2015, are a fine of from $946 to $2,976 against the owner 
or master of the towing vessel and a further penalty against the towing 
vessel of $162 per ton of the towed vessel (46 U.S.C. 55111, as 
adjusted by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act 
Improvements Act of 2015).

Title 33--Navigation and Navigable Waters

PART 27--ADJUSTMENT OF CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR INFLATION

0
13. The authority citation for part 27 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Secs. 1-6, Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890, as 
amended by Sec. 31001(s)(1), Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321 (28 
U.S.C. 2461 note); Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1, sec. 2 (106).


0
14. In Sec.  27.3, revise the third sentence of the introductory text 
and table 1 to read as follows:


Sec.  27.3  Penalty adjustment table.

    * * * The adjusted civil penalty amounts listed in Table 1 to this 
section are applicable for penalty assessments issued after June 17, 
2020, with respect to violations occurring after November 2, 2015. * * 
*

                      Table 1 to Sec.   27.3--Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                 2020 Adjusted
                   U.S. code citation                      Civil monetary penalty description   maximum penalty
                                                                                                   amount ($)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
14 U.S.C. 521(c)........................................  Saving Life and Property...........            $10,839
14 U.S.C. 521(e)........................................  Saving Life and Property;                        1,112
                                                           Intentional Interference with
                                                           Broadcast.
14 U.S.C. 645(i)........................................  Confidentiality of Medical Quality               5,444
                                                           Assurance Records (first offense).
14 U.S.C. 645(i)........................................  Confidentiality of Medical Quality              36,297
                                                           Assurance Records (subsequent
                                                           offenses).
19 U.S.C. 70............................................  Obstruction of Revenue Officers by               8,116
                                                           Masters of Vessels.
19 U.S.C. 70............................................  Obstruction of Revenue Officers by               1,894
                                                           Masters of Vessels--Minimum
                                                           Penalty.
19 U.S.C. 1581(d).......................................  Failure to Stop Vessel When                      5,000
                                                           Directed; Master, Owner, Operator
                                                           or Person in Charge \1\.
19 U.S.C. 1581(d).......................................  Failure to Stop Vessel When                      1,000
                                                           Directed; Master, Owner, Operator
                                                           or Person in Charge--Minimum
                                                           Penalty \1\.
33 U.S.C. 471...........................................  Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations             11,767
                                                           General.
33 U.S.C. 474...........................................  Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations                812
                                                           St. Mary's River.
33 U.S.C. 495(b)........................................  Bridges/Failure to Comply with                  29,707
                                                           Regulations.
33 U.S.C. 499(c)........................................  Bridges/Drawbridges................             29,707
33 U.S.C. 502(c)........................................  Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge                 29,707
                                                           Obstructing Navigation.
33 U.S.C. 533(b)........................................  Bridges/Maintenance and Operation..             29,707
33 U.S.C. 1208(a).......................................  Bridge to Bridge Communication;                  2,164
                                                           Master, Person in Charge or Pilot.
33 U.S.C. 1208(b).......................................  Bridge to Bridge Communication;                  2,164
                                                           Vessel.
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i)..............................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                       19,277
                                                           Discharges (Class I per violation).
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i)..............................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                       48,192
                                                           Discharges (Class I total under
                                                           paragraph).
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii).............................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                       19,277
                                                           Discharges (Class II per day of
                                                           violation).
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii).............................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                      240,960
                                                           Discharges (Class II total under
                                                           paragraph).
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                       48,192
                                                           Discharges (per day of violation)
                                                           Judicial Assessment.
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                        1,928
                                                           Discharges (per barrel of oil or
                                                           unit discharged) Judicial
                                                           Assessment.
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure               48,192
                                                           to Carry Out Removal/Comply With
                                                           Order (Judicial Assessment).
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure               48,192
                                                           to Comply with Regulation Issued
                                                           Under 1321(j) (Judicial
                                                           Assessment).
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                        5,783
                                                           Discharges, Gross Negligence (per
                                                           barrel of oil or unit discharged)
                                                           Judicial Assessment.
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                      192,768
                                                           Discharges, Gross Negligence--
                                                           Minimum Penalty (Judicial
                                                           Assessment).
33 U.S.C. 1322(j).......................................  Marine Sanitation Devices;                       8,116
                                                           Operating.
33 U.S.C. 1322(j).......................................  Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or              21,640
                                                           Manufacture.
33 U.S.C. 1608(a).......................................  International Navigation Rules;                 15,173
                                                           Operator.
33 U.S.C. 1608(b).......................................  International Navigation Rules;                 15,173
                                                           Vessel.
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1)....................................  Pollution from Ships; General......             75,867
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(2)....................................  Pollution from Ships; False                     15,173
                                                           Statement.
33 U.S.C. 2072(a).......................................  Inland Navigation Rules; Operator..             15,173

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33 U.S.C. 2072(b).......................................  Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel....             15,173
33 U.S.C. 2609(a).......................................  Shore Protection; General..........             53,524
33 U.S.C. 2609(b).......................................  Shore Protection; Operating Without             21,410
                                                           Permit.
33 U.S.C. 2716a(a)......................................  Oil Pollution Liability and                     48,192
                                                           Compensation.
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A).................................  Clean Hulls; Civil Enforcement.....             44,124
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A).................................  Clean Hulls; related to false                   58,833
                                                           statements.
33 U.S.C. 3852(c).......................................  Clean Hulls; Recreational Vessels..              5,883
42 U.S.C. 9609(a).......................................  Hazardous Substances, Releases,                 58,328
                                                           Liability, Compensation (Class I).
42 U.S.C. 9609(b).......................................  Hazardous Substances, Releases,                 58,328
                                                           Liability, Compensation (Class II).
42 U.S.C. 9609(b).......................................  Hazardous Substances, Releases,                174,985
                                                           Liability, Compensation (Class II
                                                           subsequent offense).
42 U.S.C. 9609(c).......................................  Hazardous Substances, Releases,                 58,328
                                                           Liability, Compensation (Judicial
                                                           Assessment).
42 U.S.C. 9609(c).......................................  Hazardous Substances, Releases,                174,985
                                                           Liability, Compensation (Judicial
                                                           Assessment subsequent offense).
46 U.S.C. 80509(a)......................................  Safe Containers for International                6,376
                                                           Cargo.
46 U.S.C. 70305(c)......................................  Suspension of Passenger Service....             63,761
46 U.S.C. 2110(e).......................................  Vessel Inspection or Examination                 9,639
                                                           Fees.
46 U.S.C. 2115..........................................  Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing.              7,846
46 U.S.C. 2302(a).......................................  Negligent Operations: Recreational               7,097
                                                           Vessels.
46 U.S.C. 2302(a).......................................  Negligent Operations: Other Vessels             35,486
46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1)....................................  Operating a Vessel While Under the               7,846
                                                           Influence of Alcohol or a
                                                           Dangerous Drug.
46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4)....................................  Vessel Reporting Requirements:                  12,219
                                                           Owner, Charterer, Managing
                                                           Operator, or Agent.
46 U.S.C. 2306(b)(2)....................................  Vessel Reporting Requirements:                   2,444
                                                           Master.
46 U.S.C. 3102(c)(1)....................................  Immersion Suits....................             12,219
46 U.S.C. 3302(i)(5)....................................  Inspection Permit..................              2,549
46 U.S.C. 3318(a).......................................  Vessel Inspection; General.........             12,219
46 U.S.C. 3318(g).......................................  Vessel Inspection; Nautical School              12,219
                                                           Vessel.
46 U.S.C. 3318(h).......................................  Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give               2,444
                                                           Notice IAW 3304(b).
46 U.S.C. 3318(i).......................................  Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give               2,444
                                                           Notice IAW 3309(c).
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1)....................................  Vessel Inspection; Vessel >=1600                24,441
                                                           Gross Tons.
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1)....................................  Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600                  4,888
                                                           Gross Tons.
46 U.S.C. 3318(k).......................................  Vessel Inspection; Failure to                   24,441
                                                           Comply with 3311(b).
46 U.S.C. 3318(l).......................................  Vessel Inspection; Violation of                 12,219
                                                           3318(b)-3318(f).
46 U.S.C. 3502(e).......................................  List/count of Passengers...........                254
46 U.S.C. 3504(c).......................................  Notification to Passengers.........             25,479
46 U.S.C. 3504(c).......................................  Notification to Passengers; Sale of              1,273
                                                           Tickets.
46 U.S.C. 3506..........................................  Copies of Laws on Passenger                        510
                                                           Vessels; Master.
46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1)....................................  Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo........             63,699
46 U.S.C. 4106..........................................  Uninspected Vessels................             10,705
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1)....................................  Recreational Vessels (maximum for              337,016
                                                           related series of violations).
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1)....................................  Recreational Vessels; Violation of               6,740
                                                           4307(a).
46 U.S.C. 4311(c).......................................  Recreational Vessels...............              2,549
46 U.S.C. 4507..........................................  Uninspected Commercial Fishing                  10,705
                                                           Industry Vessels.
46 U.S.C. 4703..........................................  Abandonment of Barges..............              1,814
46 U.S.C. 5116(a).......................................  Load Lines.........................             11,665
46 U.S.C. 5116(b).......................................  Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a)...             23,331
46 U.S.C. 5116(c).......................................  Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b)...             11,665
46 U.S.C. 6103(a).......................................  Reporting Marine Casualties........             40,640
46 U.S.C. 6103(b).......................................  Reporting Marine Casualties;                    10,705
                                                           Violation of 6104.
46 U.S.C. 8101(e).......................................  Manning of Inspected Vessels;                    1,928
                                                           Failure to Report Deficiency in
                                                           Vessel Complement.
46 U.S.C. 8101(f).......................................  Manning of Inspected Vessels.......             19,277
46 U.S.C. 8101(g).......................................  Manning of Inspected Vessels;                   19,277
                                                           Employing or Serving in Capacity
                                                           not Licensed by USCG.
46 U.S.C. 8101(h).......................................  Manning of Inspected Vessels;                    2,549
                                                           Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small
                                                           Passenger Vessel, or Sailing
                                                           School Vessel.
46 U.S.C. 8102(a).......................................  Watchmen on Passenger Vessels......              2,549
46 U.S.C. 8103(f).......................................  Citizenship Requirements...........              1,273
46 U.S.C. 8104(i).......................................  Watches on Vessels; Violation of                19,277
                                                           8104(a) or (b).
46 U.S.C. 8104(j).......................................  Watches on Vessels; Violation of                19,277
                                                           8104(c), (d), (e), or (h).
46 U.S.C. 8302(e).......................................  Staff Department on Vessels........                254
46 U.S.C. 8304(d).......................................  Officer's Competency Certificates..                254
46 U.S.C. 8502(e).......................................  Coastwise Pilotage; Owner,                      19,277
                                                           Charterer, Managing Operator,
                                                           Agent, Master or Individual in
                                                           Charge.
46 U.S.C. 8502(f).......................................  Coastwise Pilotage; Individual.....             19,277
46 U.S.C. 8503..........................................  Federal Pilots.....................             61,098
46 U.S.C. 8701(d).......................................  Merchant Mariners Documents........              1,273
46 U.S.C. 8702(e).......................................  Crew Requirements..................             19,277
46 U.S.C. 8906..........................................  Small Vessel Manning...............             40,640
46 U.S.C. 9308(a).......................................  Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner,                   19,277
                                                           Charterer, Managing Operator,
                                                           Agent, Master or Individual in
                                                           Charge.

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46 U.S.C. 9308(b).......................................  Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual..             19,277
46 U.S.C. 9308(c).......................................  Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of             19,277
                                                           9303.
46 U.S.C. 10104(b)......................................  Failure to Report Sexual Offense...             10,245
46 U.S.C. 10314(a)(2)...................................  Pay Advances to Seamen.............              1,273
46 U.S.C. 10314(b)......................................  Pay Advances to Seamen;                          1,273
                                                           Remuneration for Employment.
46 U.S.C. 10315(c)......................................  Allotment to Seamen................              1,273
46 U.S.C. 10321.........................................  Seamen Protection; General.........              8,831
46 U.S.C. 10505(a)(2)...................................  Coastwise Voyages: Advances........              8,831
46 U.S.C. 10505(b)......................................  Coastwise Voyages: Advances;                     8,831
                                                           Remuneration for Employment.
46 U.S.C. 10508(b)......................................  Coastwise Voyages: Seamen                        8,831
                                                           Protection; General.
46 U.S.C. 10711.........................................  Effects of Deceased Seamen.........                510
46 U.S.C. 10902(a)(2)...................................  Complaints of Unfitness............              1,273
46 U.S.C. 10903(d)......................................  Proceedings on Examination of                      254
                                                           Vessel.
46 U.S.C. 10907(b)......................................  Permission to Make Complaint.......              1,273
46 U.S.C. 11101(f)......................................  Accommodations for Seamen..........              1,273
46 U.S.C. 11102(b)......................................  Medicine Chests on Vessels.........              1,273
46 U.S.C. 11104(b)......................................  Destitute Seamen...................                254
46 U.S.C. 11105(c)......................................  Wages on Discharge.................              1,273
46 U.S.C. 11303(a)......................................  Log Books; Master Failing to                       510
                                                           Maintain.
46 U.S.C. 11303(b)......................................  Log Books; Master Failing to Make                  510
                                                           Entry.
46 U.S.C. 11303(c)......................................  Log Books; Late Entry..............                382
46 U.S.C. 11506.........................................  Carrying of Sheath Knives..........                127
46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(1)...................................  Vessel Documentation...............             16,687
46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(2)...................................  Documentation of Vessels--Related               27,813
                                                           to activities involving mobile
                                                           offshore drilling units.
46 U.S.C. 12151(c)......................................  Vessel Documentation; Fishery                  127,525
                                                           Endorsement.
46 U.S.C. 12309(a)......................................  Numbering of Undocumented Vessels--             12,740
                                                           Willful violation.
46 U.S.C. 12309(b)......................................  Numbering of Undocumented Vessels..              2,549
46 U.S.C. 12507(b)......................................  Vessel Identification System.......             21,410
46 U.S.C. 14701.........................................  Measurement of Vessels.............             46,664
46 U.S.C. 14702.........................................  Measurement; False Statements......             46,664
46 U.S.C. 31309.........................................  Commercial Instruments and Maritime             21,410
                                                           Liens.
46 U.S.C. 31330(a)(2)...................................  Commercial Instruments and Maritime             21,410
                                                           Liens; Mortgagor.
46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2)...................................  Commercial Instruments and Maritime             53,524
                                                           Liens; Violation of 31329.
46 U.S.C. 70036(a)......................................  Ports and Waterways Safety                      95,881
                                                           Regulations.
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(B)................................  Vessel Navigation: Regattas or                   9,639
                                                           Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person
                                                           in Charge.
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(C)................................  Vessel Navigation: Regattas or                   9,639
                                                           Marine Parades; Owner Onboard
                                                           Vessel.
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(D)................................  Vessel Navigation: Regattas or                   4,819
                                                           Marine Parades; Other Persons.
46 U.S.C. 70119(a)......................................  Port Security......................             35,486
46 U.S.C. 70119(b)......................................  Port Security--Continuing                       63,761
                                                           Violations.
46 U.S.C. 70506.........................................  Maritime Drug Law Enforcement;                   5,883
                                                           Penalties.
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1)....................................  Hazardous Materials: Related to                 83,439
                                                           Vessels--Maximum Penalty.
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2)....................................  Hazardous Materials: Related to                194,691
                                                           Vessels--Penalty from Fatalities,
                                                           Serious Injuries/Illness or
                                                           Substantial Damage to Property.
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3)....................................  Hazardous Materials: Related to                    502
                                                           Vessels--Training.
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\1\ Enacted under the Tariff Act of 1930, exempt from inflation adjustments.

Title 49--Transportation

PART 1503--INVESTIGATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES

0
15. The authority citation for part 1503 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 6 U.S.C. 1142; 18 U.S.C. 6002; 28 U.S.C. 2461 (note); 
49 U.S.C. 114, 20109, 31105, 40113-40114, 40119, 44901-44907, 46101-
46107, 46109-46110, 46301, 46305, 46311, 46313-46314; Pub. L. 104-
134, as amended by Pub. L. 114-74.


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16. In Sec.  1503.401, revise paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) and (c)(1), 
(2), and (3) to read as follows:


Sec.  1503.401  Maximum penalty amounts.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, 
$10,000 per violation, up to a total of $50,000 per civil penalty 
action, in the case of an individual or small business concern, as 
defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632). For 
violations that occurred after November 2, 2015 $11,904 per violation, 
up to a total of $59,522 per civil penalty action, in the case of an 
individual or small business concern; and
    (2) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, 
$10,000 per violation, up to a total of $400,000 per civil penalty 
action, in the case of any other person. For violations that occurred 
after November 2, 2015, $11,904 per violation, up to a total of 
$476,174 per civil penalty action, in the case of any other person.
    (c) * * *
    (1) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, 
$10,000 per violation, up to a total of $50,000 per civil penalty 
action, in the case of an individual or small business concern, as 
defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632). For 
violations that occurred after November 2, 2015, $13,910 per violation, 
up to a total of $69,553 per civil penalty action, in the case of an 
individual (except an airman serving as an airman), or a small business 
concern.
    (2) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, 
$10,000 per violation, up to a total of $400,000 per civil penalty 
action, in the case of any

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other person (except an airman serving as an airman) not operating an 
aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for 
compensation. For violations that occurred after November 2, 2015, 
$13,910 per violation, up to a total of $556,419 per civil penalty 
action, in the case of any other person (except an airman serving as an 
airman) not operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers 
or property for compensation.
    (3) For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, 
$25,000 per violation, up to a total of $400,000 per civil penalty 
action, in the case of a person operating an aircraft for the 
transportation of passengers or property for compensation (except an 
individual serving as an airman). For violations that occurred after 
November 2, 2015, $34,777 per violation, up to a total of $556,419 per 
civil penalty action, in the case of a person (except an individual 
serving as an airman) operating an aircraft for the transportation of 
passengers or property for compensation.

Chad R. Mizelle,
Senior Official Performing the Duties of the General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2020-11124 Filed 6-16-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-9-P, 9111-14-P, 9111-28-P, 9110-04-P, 9110-05-P