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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 28263 TABLE 2 TO § 401.43—ANNUAL MONITORING AND COORDINATION FEE—Continued 1 487 1 703 1 892 1 1,082 Annual fee 1 $325 Wastewater Discharge ........................................................................................................................ 1 660 1 887 1 1,082 1 Subject 5.00 to 49.99 mgm. 50.00 to 499.99 mgm. 500.00 to 9,999.99 mgm. > or = to 10,000 mgm. Discharge design capacity <0.05 mgd. 0.05 to 1 mgd. 1 to 10 mgd. >10 mgd. to annual adjustment in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section. TABLE 3 TO § 401.43—ADDITIONAL FEES Proposed action Fee Emergency Approval Under 18 CFR 401.40 .................... Late Filed Renewal Surcharge ......................................... 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In § 420.41, revise paragraphs (a) and (b) to read as follows: ■ Schedule of water charges. * * * * * (a) $87 per million gallons for consumptive use, subject to paragraph (c) of this section; and (b) $0.87 per million gallons for nonconsumptive use, subject to paragraph (c) of this section. Dated: May 18, 2021. Pamela M. Bush, Commission Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–10950 Filed 5–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION 29 CFR Part 1601 RIN 3046–AB17 2021 Adjustment of the Penalty for Violation of Notice Posting Requirements Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 May 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, this final rule adjusts for inflation the civil monetary penalty for violation of the noticeposting requirements in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act. DATES: This final rule is effective May 26, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Oram, Assistant Legal Counsel, (202) 921–2665, or Savannah Marion Felton, Senior Attorney, (202) 921–2671, Office of Legal Counsel, 131 M St. NE, Washington, DC 20507. Requests for this notice in an alternative format should be made to the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at (202) 663–4191 (voice) or 1–800–669– 6820 (TTY). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PART 420—BASIN REGULATIONS— WATER SUPPLY CHARGES § 420.41 Fee maximum I. Background Under section 711 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which is incorporated by reference in section 105 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and section 207 of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), and implemented in 29 CFR 1601.30(a), every employer, employment agency, labor organization, and joint labor-management committee controlling an apprenticeship or other PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 training program covered by Title VII, ADA, or GINA must post notices describing the pertinent provisions of these laws. Such notices must be posted in prominent and accessible places where notices to employees, applicants, and members are customarily maintained. 29 CFR 1601.30(a). Failure to comply with this posting requirement is subject to penalty pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act, as amended. 29 CFR 1601.30(b). On average, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) issues fewer than 60 posting notice violations annually. The EEOC first adjusted the civil monetary penalty for violations of the notice posting requirements in 1997 pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (FCPIA Act), 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA), Public Law 104–134, Sec. 31001(s)(1), 110 Stat. 1373. A final rule was published in the Federal Register on May 16, 1997, at 62 FR 26934, which raised the maximum penalty per violation from $100 to $110. The EEOC’s second adjustment, made pursuant to the FCPIA Act, as amended by the DCIA, was published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2014, at 79 FR 15220 and raised the maximum penalty per violation from $110 to $210. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act), Public Law 114–74, Sec. 701(b), 129 Stat. 599, further amended the FCPIA Act, to require each E:\FR\FM\26MYR1.SGM 26MYR1 28264 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations federal agency, not later than July 1, 2016, and not later than January 15 of every year thereafter, to issue regulations adjusting for inflation the maximum civil penalty that may be imposed pursuant to each agency’s statutes. The purpose of the annual adjustment for inflation was to maintain the remedial impact of civil monetary penalties and promote compliance with the law. The EEOC’s initial adjustment made pursuant to the 2015 Act was published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2016, at 81 FR 35269 and raised the maximum penalty per violation from $210 to $525. The EEOC subsequently made annual adjustments pursuant to the 2015 Act in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, ultimately raising the maximum penalty per violation to $569.1 These annual adjustments to the penalty are calculated pursuant to the inflation adjustment formula provided in section 5(b) of the 2015 Act. In accordance with section 6 of the 2015 Act, the adjusted penalty will apply only to penalties assessed after the effective date of the adjustment. Generally, the periodic inflation adjustment to a civil monetary penalty under the 2015 Act will be based on the percentage change between the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI–U) for the month of October preceding the date of adjustment and the prior year’s October CPI–U. II. Calculation The adjustment set forth in this final rule was calculated by comparing the CPI–U for October 2019 with the CPI–U for October 2020, resulting in an inflation adjustment factor of 1.01182. The first step of the calculation is to multiply the inflation adjustment factor (1.01182) by the most recent civil penalty amount ($569) to calculate the inflation-adjusted penalty level ($575.72558). The second step is to round this inflation-adjusted penalty to the nearest dollar ($576). Accordingly, the Commission is now adjusting the maximum penalty per violation 1 The EEOC’s second adjustment made pursuant to the 2015 Act was published in the Federal Register on January 31, 2017, at 82 FR 8812 and raised the maximum penalty per violation from $525 to $534. EEOC’s third adjustment made pursuant to the 2015 Act was published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018 at 83 FR 2537 and raised the maximum penalty per violation from $534 to $545. EEOC’s fourth adjustment made pursuant to the 2015 Act was published in the Federal Register March 21, 2019 at 84 FR 10410 and raised the maximum penalty per violation from $545 to $559. EEOC’s most recent adjustment made pursuant to the 2015 Act was published in the Federal Register March 18, 2020 and raised the maximum penalty per violation from $559 to $569. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 May 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 specified in 29 CFR 1601.30(a) from $569 to $576. III. Regulatory Procedures Administrative Procedure Act The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) provides an exception to the notice and comment procedures where an agency finds good cause for dispensing with such procedures, on the basis that they are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. The Commission finds that under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) good cause exists to not utilize notice of proposed rulemaking and public comment procedures for this rule because this adjustment of the civil monetary penalty is required by the 2015 Act, the formula for calculating the adjustment to the penalty is prescribed by statute, and the Commission has no discretion in determining the amount of the published adjustment. Accordingly, the Commission is issuing this revised regulation as a final rule without notice and comment. Executive Order 12866 Pursuant to Executive Order 12866, the EEOC has coordinated with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, the EEOC and OMB have determined that this final rule will not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more, or adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or state, local, or tribal governments or communities. The great majority of employers and entities covered by these regulations comply with the posting requirement, and, as a result, the aggregate economic impact of these revised regulations will be minimal, affecting only those limited few who fail to post required notices in violation of the regulation and statue. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) (PRA) applies to rulemakings in which an agency creates a new paperwork burden on regulated entities or modifies an existing burden. This final rule contains no new information collection requirements, and therefore, will create no new paperwork burdens or modifications to existing burdens that are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under the PRA. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) only requires a regulatory flexibility analysis when PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 notice and comment is required by the Administrative Procedure Act or some other statute. As stated above, notice and comment is not required for this rule. For that reason, the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act do not apply. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 This final rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, or tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in any one year, and it will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. Congressional Review Act The Congressional Review Act (CRA) requires that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EEOC will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to the effective date of the rule. Under the CRA, a major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by the CRA at 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1601 Administrative practice and procedure. Dated: May 20, 2021. Charlotte A. Burrows, Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Accordingly, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission amends 29 CFR part 1601 as follows: PART 1601—PROCEDURAL REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 1601 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2000e to 2000e–17; 42 U.S.C. 12111 to 12117; 42 U.S.C. 2000ff to 2000ff–11; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, as amended; Pub. L. 104–134, Sec. 31001(s)(1), 110 Stat. 1373. 2. Section 1601.30 is amended by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ 1601.30 Notices to be posted. * * * * * (b) Section 711(b) of Title VII and the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation E:\FR\FM\26MYR1.SGM 26MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Adjustment Act, as amended, make failure to comply with this section punishable by a fine of not more than $576 for each separate offense. II. Background Information and Regulatory History [FR Doc. 2021–11085 Filed 5–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6570–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0262] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation; Potomac River, Between Jones Point, VA, and National Harbor, MD Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located between Jones Point, VA, and National Harbor, MD, during a swim event on June 6, 2021. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland—National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Event Patrol Commander. SUMMARY: This rule is effective from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 6, 2021. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0262 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Mr. Ron Houck, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland—National Capital Region; telephone 410–576–2674, email D05-DG-SectorMD-NCR-MarineEvents@ uscg.mil. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 May 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 On April 12, 2021, WaveOne Open Water of Washington, DC, notified the Coast Guard that from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on June 6, 2021, it will be conducting the Washington’s Crossing 2021, an open water swim competition on the Potomac River, downriver of and parallel to, the Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I–95/I–495) Bridge. The event is being staged out of National Harbor, MD. In response, on April 26, 2021, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled ‘‘Special Local Regulation; Potomac River, Between Jones Point, VA, and National Harbor, MD’’ (86 FR 21985). There we stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to this swim event. During the comment period that ended May 11, 2021, we received no comments. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date date of this rule would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to respond to the potential safety hazards associated with the ‘‘Washington’s Crossing 2021’’ event. This rule must be in effect by June 6, 2021, to protect participants and the nearby public from potential hazards associated with this event. Potential hazards from the swim competition include participants swimming within and adjacent to the designated navigation channel and interfering with vessels intending to operate within that channel, as well as swimming within approaches to local public and private marinas and public boat facilities. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port Maryland—National Capital Region (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the swim event will be a safety concern for anyone intending to operate in or near the swim area. The purpose of this rule is to protect event participants, non-participants, and transiting vessels before, during, and after the scheduled event. IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule As noted above, we received no comments on our NPRM published April 26, 2021. There are no changes in PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 28265 the regulatory text of this rule from the proposed rule in the NPRM. This rule establishes a special local regulation to be enforced from 6:30 a.m. through 11 a.m. on June 6, 2021. There is no alternate date planned for this event. The regulated area will cover all navigable waters of the Potomac River, encompassed by a line connecting the following points, beginning at Jones Point Park, VA, shoreline at latitude 38°47′35″ N, longitude 077°02′22″ W, thence east along the northern extent of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I–495/ I–95) Bridge, at mile 103.8, to the Rosilie Island shoreline at latitude 38°47′36″ N, longitude 077°01′32″ W, thence south along the Maryland shoreline to latitude 38°46′52″ N, longitude 077°01′13″ W, at National Harbor, MD shoreline, thence west across the Potomac River to the George Washington Memorial Parkway highway overpass and Cameron Run shoreline at latitude 38°47′23″ N, longitude 077°03′03″ W, thence north along the Virginia shoreline to the point of origin. The duration of the special local regulations and size of the regulated area are intended to ensure the safety of life on these navigable waters before, during, and after the open water swim event, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on June 6, 2021. The COTP and the Coast Guard Event Patrol Commander (PATCOM) will have authority to forbid and control the movement of all vessels and persons, including event participants, in the regulated area. Except for Washington’s Crossing 2021 participants and vessels already at berth, a vessel or person will be required to get permission from the COTP or Event PATCOM before entering the regulated area. Vessel operators will be able to request permission to enter and transit through the regulated area by contacting the Event PATCOM on VHF–FM channel 16. Vessel traffic will be able to safely transit the regulated area once the Event PATCOM deems it safe to do so. A person or vessel not registered with the event sponsor as a participant or assigned as official patrols will be considered a non-participant. Official Patrols are any vessel assigned or approved by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Maryland—National Capital Region with a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign. If permission is granted by the COTP or Event PATCOM, a person or vessel will be allowed to enter the regulated area or pass directly through the regulated area as instructed. Vessels will be required to operate at a safe speed that minimizes wake while within the E:\FR\FM\26MYR1.SGM 26MYR1

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

29 CFR Part 1601

RIN 3046-AB17


2021 Adjustment of the Penalty for Violation of Notice Posting 
Requirements

AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which further amended the 
Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, this final 
rule adjusts for inflation the civil monetary penalty for violation of 
the notice-posting requirements in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 
1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information 
Non-Discrimination Act.

DATES: This final rule is effective May 26, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Oram, Assistant Legal 
Counsel, (202) 921-2665, or Savannah Marion Felton, Senior Attorney, 
(202) 921-2671, Office of Legal Counsel, 131 M St. NE, Washington, DC 
20507. Requests for this notice in an alternative format should be made 
to the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at (202) 663-
4191 (voice) or 1-800-669-6820 (TTY).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Under section 711 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), 
which is incorporated by reference in section 105 of the Americans with 
Disabilities Act (ADA) and section 207 of the Genetic Information Non-
Discrimination Act (GINA), and implemented in 29 CFR 1601.30(a), every 
employer, employment agency, labor organization, and joint labor-
management committee controlling an apprenticeship or other training 
program covered by Title VII, ADA, or GINA must post notices describing 
the pertinent provisions of these laws. Such notices must be posted in 
prominent and accessible places where notices to employees, applicants, 
and members are customarily maintained. 29 CFR 1601.30(a). Failure to 
comply with this posting requirement is subject to penalty pursuant to 
the Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act, as amended. 29 CFR 
1601.30(b). On average, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
(EEOC or Commission) issues fewer than 60 posting notice violations 
annually.
    The EEOC first adjusted the civil monetary penalty for violations 
of the notice posting requirements in 1997 pursuant to the Federal 
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (FCPIA Act), 28 U.S.C. 
2461 note, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 
(DCIA), Public Law 104-134, Sec. 31001(s)(1), 110 Stat. 1373. A final 
rule was published in the Federal Register on May 16, 1997, at 62 FR 
26934, which raised the maximum penalty per violation from $100 to 
$110. The EEOC's second adjustment, made pursuant to the FCPIA Act, as 
amended by the DCIA, was published in the Federal Register on March 19, 
2014, at 79 FR 15220 and raised the maximum penalty per violation from 
$110 to $210.
    The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements 
Act of 2015 (2015 Act), Public Law 114-74, Sec. 701(b), 129 Stat. 599, 
further amended the FCPIA Act, to require each

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federal agency, not later than July 1, 2016, and not later than January 
15 of every year thereafter, to issue regulations adjusting for 
inflation the maximum civil penalty that may be imposed pursuant to 
each agency's statutes. The purpose of the annual adjustment for 
inflation was to maintain the remedial impact of civil monetary 
penalties and promote compliance with the law. The EEOC's initial 
adjustment made pursuant to the 2015 Act was published in the Federal 
Register on June 2, 2016, at 81 FR 35269 and raised the maximum penalty 
per violation from $210 to $525. The EEOC subsequently made annual 
adjustments pursuant to the 2015 Act in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, 
ultimately raising the maximum penalty per violation to $569.\1\
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    \1\ The EEOC's second adjustment made pursuant to the 2015 Act 
was published in the Federal Register on January 31, 2017, at 82 FR 
8812 and raised the maximum penalty per violation from $525 to $534. 
EEOC's third adjustment made pursuant to the 2015 Act was published 
in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018 at 83 FR 2537 and raised 
the maximum penalty per violation from $534 to $545. EEOC's fourth 
adjustment made pursuant to the 2015 Act was published in the 
Federal Register March 21, 2019 at 84 FR 10410 and raised the 
maximum penalty per violation from $545 to $559. EEOC's most recent 
adjustment made pursuant to the 2015 Act was published in the 
Federal Register March 18, 2020 and raised the maximum penalty per 
violation from $559 to $569.
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    These annual adjustments to the penalty are calculated pursuant to 
the inflation adjustment formula provided in section 5(b) of the 2015 
Act. In accordance with section 6 of the 2015 Act, the adjusted penalty 
will apply only to penalties assessed after the effective date of the 
adjustment. Generally, the periodic inflation adjustment to a civil 
monetary penalty under the 2015 Act will be based on the percentage 
change between the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) 
for the month of October preceding the date of adjustment and the prior 
year's October CPI-U.

II. Calculation

    The adjustment set forth in this final rule was calculated by 
comparing the CPI-U for October 2019 with the CPI-U for October 2020, 
resulting in an inflation adjustment factor of 1.01182. The first step 
of the calculation is to multiply the inflation adjustment factor 
(1.01182) by the most recent civil penalty amount ($569) to calculate 
the inflation-adjusted penalty level ($575.72558). The second step is 
to round this inflation-adjusted penalty to the nearest dollar ($576). 
Accordingly, the Commission is now adjusting the maximum penalty per 
violation specified in 29 CFR 1601.30(a) from $569 to $576.

III. Regulatory Procedures

Administrative Procedure Act

    The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) provides an exception to the 
notice and comment procedures where an agency finds good cause for 
dispensing with such procedures, on the basis that they are 
impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. The 
Commission finds that under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) good cause exists to 
not utilize notice of proposed rulemaking and public comment procedures 
for this rule because this adjustment of the civil monetary penalty is 
required by the 2015 Act, the formula for calculating the adjustment to 
the penalty is prescribed by statute, and the Commission has no 
discretion in determining the amount of the published adjustment. 
Accordingly, the Commission is issuing this revised regulation as a 
final rule without notice and comment.

Executive Order 12866

    Pursuant to Executive Order 12866, the EEOC has coordinated with 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under section 3(f) of 
Executive Order 12866, the EEOC and OMB have determined that this final 
rule will not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or 
more, or adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of 
the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public 
health or safety, or state, local, or tribal governments or 
communities. The great majority of employers and entities covered by 
these regulations comply with the posting requirement, and, as a 
result, the aggregate economic impact of these revised regulations will 
be minimal, affecting only those limited few who fail to post required 
notices in violation of the regulation and statue.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) (PRA) applies to 
rulemakings in which an agency creates a new paperwork burden on 
regulated entities or modifies an existing burden. This final rule 
contains no new information collection requirements, and therefore, 
will create no new paperwork burdens or modifications to existing 
burdens that are subject to review by the Office of Management and 
Budget under the PRA.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) only requires a 
regulatory flexibility analysis when notice and comment is required by 
the Administrative Procedure Act or some other statute. As stated 
above, notice and comment is not required for this rule. For that 
reason, the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act do not 
apply.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    This final rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, 
or tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of 
$100 million or more in any one year, and it will not significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed 
necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 
1995.

Congressional Review Act

    The Congressional Review Act (CRA) requires that before a rule may 
take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule 
report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the 
Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EEOC will 
submit a report containing this rule and other required information to 
the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller 
General of the United States prior to the effective date of the rule. 
Under the CRA, a major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it 
is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a ``major 
rule'' as defined by the CRA at 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1601

    Administrative practice and procedure.


    Dated: May 20, 2021.
Charlotte A. Burrows,
Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    Accordingly, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission amends 29 
CFR part 1601 as follows:

PART 1601--PROCEDURAL REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 1601 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2000e to 2000e-17; 42 U.S.C. 12111 to 
12117; 42 U.S.C. 2000ff to 2000ff-11; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, as 
amended; Pub. L. 104-134, Sec. 31001(s)(1), 110 Stat. 1373.


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2. Section 1601.30 is amended by revising paragraph (b) to read as 
follows:


1601.30  Notices to be posted.

* * * * *
    (b) Section 711(b) of Title VII and the Federal Civil Penalties 
Inflation

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Adjustment Act, as amended, make failure to comply with this section 
punishable by a fine of not more than $576 for each separate offense.

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