Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation, 57532-57544 [2021-22564]

Download as PDF 57532 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations contractors from lawfully reporting such fraud, waste, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information; (7) 2 CFR part 183, Never Contract With the Enemy; and (8) 2 CFR 200.216, Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. This action is taken pursuant to delegated authority. Rachael S. Taylor, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy, Management and Budget. [FR Doc. 2021–22632 Filed 10–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P 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–AA99 Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) makes the 2021 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (The 2015 Act). Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust their civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts the Department’s civil monetary penalties for 2021 pursuant to the 2015 Act and Executive Office of the President (EOP) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after October 18, 2021 whose jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015. DATES: This rule is effective on October 18, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hillary Hunnings, 202–282–9043, hillary.hunnings@hq.dhs.gov. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 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 On April 2, 2018, DHS made the 2018 annual inflation adjustment.6 On April 5, 2019, DHS made the 2019 annual inflation adjustment.7 On June 17, 2020, DHS made the 2020 annual inflation adjustment.8 II. Overview of the Final Rule This final rule makes the 2021 annual inflation adjustments to civil monetary penalties pursuant to the 2015 Act and pursuant to guidance OMB issued to agencies on December 23, 2020.9 The penalty amounts in this final rule will be effective for penalties assessed after October 18, 2021 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 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 (USCG) fall under the Tariff Act of 1930, and therefore DHS did not adjust those civil penalties in this rulemaking. 3 See 81 FR 42987. 4 Office of Mgmt. & Budget, Exec. Office of The President, M–16–06, Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Table A: 2016 Civil Monetary Penalty Catch-Up Adjustment Multiplier by Calendar Year, (Feb. 24, 2016) (https:// www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ omb/memoranda/2016/m-16-06.pdf). 5 See 82 FR 8571. 6 See 83 FR 13826. 7 See 84 FR 13499. 8 See 85 FR 36469. 9 Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M–21–10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https:// www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ M-21-10.pdf). E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations relevant civil penalty (or penalties), and we provide a table showing the increase in the penalties for 2021. 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 2020 final rule, (4) the cost-of-living adjustment multiplier for 2021 that OMB provided in its December 23, 2020, guidance, and (5) the new 2021 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), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the 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 57533 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).10 The CFATS regulation is located in part 27 of title 6 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Below is a table showing the 2021 adjustment for the CFATS penalty that CISA administers. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) administers TABLE 1—CFATS CIVIL PENALTY ADJUSTMENT Penalty name Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2020 FR (per day) Citation Penalty for non-compliance with CFATS regulations ........................ 6 U.S.C. 624(b)(1); 6 CFR 27.300(b)(3). $35,486 Multiplier * 1.01182 New penalty as adjusted by this final rule (per day) $35,905 * Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M–21–10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.pdf). B. U.S. Customs and Border Protection The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assesses civil monetary penalties under various titles of the United States Code (U.S.C.) 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 appear 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 the DHS and CBP adjustments to the non-INA penalties, see the 2019 annual inflation adjustment final rule preamble at 84 FR 13499, 13500 (April 5, 2019). Below is a table showing the 2021 adjustment for the penalties that CBP administers. TABLE 2—U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS Penalty name jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 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 ........................................... 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. 10 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 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2020 FR Citation 8 U.S.C. 1221(g); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(1) (INA section 231(g)). 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)). 8 U.S.C. 1253(c)(1)(A); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(4) (INA section 243(c)(1)(A)). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 New penalty as adjusted by this final rule $1,419 1.01182 $1,436 3,855 1.01182 3,901 1,625–8,128 1.01182 1,644–8,224 3,251 1.01182 3,289 8,128 1.01182 8,224 8 U.S.C. 1253(c)(1)(B); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(5) (INA section 243(c)(1)(B)). 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 Multiplier * January 17, 2019. Public Law 116–150 extends the CFATS program authorization to July 27, 2023. E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 57534 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 2—U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Penalty name Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2020 FR Citation 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 a 385 1.01182 a 390 9,639 1.01182 9,753 964–5,783 1.01182 975–5,851 1,928 1.01182 1,951 2,891–5,783 1.01182 2,925–5,851 19,277 1.01182 19,505 5,783 1.01182 5,851 5,783 1.01182 5,851 5,783 1.01182 5,851 813 1.01182 823 81–407 1.01182 82–412 540 1.01182 ** 546 19 U.S.C. 1706a; 19 CFR 4.80(i) 1,352 1.01182 1,368 46 U.S.C. 12118(f)(3) .................. 540 1.01182 ** 546 46 U.S.C. 55103(b); 19 CFR 4.80(b)(2). 46 U.S.C. 55111(c); 19 CFR 4.92 812 1.01182 822 b 946–2,976 1.01182 c 957–3,011 8 U.S.C. 1281(d); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(6) (INA section 251(d)). 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 .............................. * Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M–21–10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.pdf). ** No applicable conforming edit to regulatory text. a for each alien. b plus $162 per ton. c $164 per ton. C. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 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 11 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 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– 9, Employment Eligibility Verification), the employment of unauthorized aliens, and document fraud. Because both DHS and DOJ implement the three employmentrelated 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 2021 adjustment for the penalties that ICE administers.11 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. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 57535 TABLE 3—U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS Penalty name Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2020 FR 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 ....................... Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule 8 U.S.C. 1229c(d); 8 CFR 280.53(b)(3). 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(A) .............. $1,625–$8,128 1.01182 $1,644–$8,224 481–3,855 1.01182 487–3,901 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(B) .............. 407–3,251 1.01182 412–3,289 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(C) .............. 3,855–9,639 1.01182 3,901–9,753 8 CFR 270.3(b)(1)(ii)(D) .............. ** 3,251–8,128 1.01182 3,289–8,224 8 CFR 274a.8(b) ......................... 8 CFR 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(A) .......... 2,332 583–4,667 1.01182 1.01182 2,360 590–4,722 4,667–11,665 6,999–23,331 234–2,332 813 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 4,722–11,803 7,082–23,607 237–2,360 823 8 8 8 8 CFR 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(B) .......... CFR 274a.10(b)(1)(ii)(C) .......... CFR 274a.10(b)(2) ................... U.S.C. 1324d; 8 CFR 280.53(b)(14). * Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M–21–10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.pdf). ** The $3,251 penalty minimum amount was erroneously listed as $3,351 in the regulatory text of the 2020 final rule. It was correctly listed as $3,251 in the preamble of the 2020 final rule. DHS calculated the new penalty minimum amount as adjusted by this final rule based on $3,251. 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 U.S.C. authorize these penalties. Titles 33 and 46 authorize the vast majority of these penalties as these statutes deal with navigation, navigable waters, and shipping. 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, 2015.12 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. Table 4 below shows the 2021 adjustment for the penalties that the Coast Guard administers. TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 Penalty name 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. Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge—Minimum Penalty. 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). 12 The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 re-designated certain VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2020 FR Citation 14 14 14 14 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. New penalty as adjusted by this final rule 521(c) .......................... 521(e) .......................... 936(i); 33 CFR 27.3 .... 936(i); 33 CFR 27.3 .... $10,839 1,112 5,444 36,297 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 $10,967 1,125 5,508 36,726 19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR 27.3 ......... 19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR 27.3 ......... 8,116 1,894 1.01182 1.01182 8,212 1,916 19 U.S.C. 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. 11,767 812 29,707 29,707 29,707 29,707 2,164 2,164 19,277 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 11,906 822 30,058 30,058 30,058 30,058 2,190 2,190 19,505 48,192 1.01182 48,762 existing sections of the U.S.C., including 14 U.S.C. 88 (now 14 U.S.C. 521) and 33 U.S.C. 1232 and PO 00000 Multiplier * Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1236 (now 46 U.S.C. 70036 and 70041). The table reflects those changes to the statutory citations. E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 57536 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Citation 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 ............................................................. 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. 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 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 Pollution from Ships; False Statement ............................................... Inland Navigation Rules; Operator ..................................................... 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 Vessel Vessel Vessel Vessel Inspection; Inspection; Inspection; Inspection; Inspection; General ................................................................. Nautical School Vessel ........................................ Failure to Give Notice IAW 3304(b) ..................... Failure to Give Notice IAW 3309(c) ..................... Vessel ≥ 1,600 Gross Tons ................................. Vessel Inspection; Vessel < 1,600 Gross Tons ................................. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2020 FR Penalty name 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) ........................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule 19,277 1.01182 19,505 240,960 1.01182 243,808 48,192 1.01182 48,762 1,928 1.01182 1,951 48,192 1.01182 48,762 48,192 1.01182 48,762 5,783 1.01182 5,851 192,768 1.01182 195,047 8,116 21,640 15,173 15,173 75,867 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 8,212 21,896 15,352 15,352 76,764 15,173 1.01182 15,352 15,173 15,173 53,524 21,410 48,192 44,124 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 15,352 15,352 54,157 21,663 48,762 44,646 58,833 1.01182 59,528 5,883 58,328 58,328 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 5,953 59,017 59,017 42 U.S.C. 9609(b); 33 CFR 27.3 174,985 1.01182 177,053 42 U.S.C. 9609(c); 33 CFR 27.3 58,328 1.01182 59,017 42 U.S.C. 9609(c); 33 CFR 27.3 174,985 1.01182 177,053 80509; 33 CFR 27.3 ... 70305; 33 CFR 27.3 ... 2110(e); 33 CFR 27.3 2115; 33 CFR 27.3 ..... 2302(a); 33 CFR 27.3 2302(a); 33 CFR 27.3 2302(c)(1); 33 CFR 6,376 63,761 9,639 7,846 7,097 35,486 7,846 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 6,451 64,515 9,753 7,939 7,181 35,905 7,939 2306(a)(4); 33 CFR 12,219 1.01182 12,363 2306(b)(2); 33 CFR 2,444 1.01182 2,473 3102(c)(1); 33 CFR 12,219 1.01182 12,363 3302(i)(5); 33 CFR 2,549 1.01182 2,579 12,219 12,219 2,444 2,444 24,441 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 12,363 12,363 2,473 2,473 24,730 4,888 1.01182 4,946 3318(k); 33 CFR 27.3 3318(l); 33 CFR 27.3 .. 3502(e); 33 CFR 27.3 3504(c); 33 CFR 27.3 3504(c); 33 CFR 27.3 3506; 33 CFR 27.3 ..... 3718(a)(1); 33 CFR 24,441 12,219 254 25,479 1,273 510 63,699 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 24,730 12,363 257 25,780 1,288 516 64,452 4106; 33 CFR 27.3 ..... 4311(b)(1); 33 CFR 10,705 337,016 1.01182 1.01182 10,832 341,000 6,740 1.01182 6,820 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 46 U.S.C. 27.3. 46 U.S.C. 27.3. Frm 00008 3318(a); 33 CFR 27.3 3318(g); 33 CFR 27.3 3318(h); 33 CFR 27.3 3318(i); 33 CFR 27.3 .. 3318(j)(1); 33 CFR 3318(j)(1); 33 CFR 4311(b)(1); 33 CFR Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 57537 TABLE 4—U.S. COAST GUARD CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Penalty name 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. 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 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 ...... jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2020 FR Citation 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 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. Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule 4311(c); 33 CFR 27.3 4507; 33 CFR 27.3 ..... 4703; 33 CFR 27.3 ..... 5116(a); 33 CFR 27.3 5116(b); 33 CFR 27.3 5116(c); 33 CFR 27.3 6103(a); 33 CFR 27.3 6103(b); 33 CFR 27.3 8101(e); 33 CFR 27.3 2,549 10,705 1,814 11,665 23,331 11,665 40,640 10,705 1,928 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 2,579 10,832 1,835 11,803 23,607 11,803 41,120 10,832 1,951 46 U.S.C. 8101(f); 33 CFR 27.3 .. 46 U.S.C. 8101(g); 33 CFR 27.3 19,277 19,277 1.01182 1.01182 19,505 19,505 2,549 1.01182 2,579 46 U.S.C. 8101(h); 33 CFR 27.3 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) ........................ 2,549 1,273 19,277 19,277 254 254 19,277 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 2,579 1,288 19,505 19,505 257 257 19,505 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) ........................ 19,277 61,098 1,273 19,277 40,640 19,277 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 19,505 61,820 1,288 19,505 41,120 19,505 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. 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) ................. 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 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 19,505 19,505 10,366 1,288 1,288 1,288 8,935 8,935 8,935 8,935 516 1,288 257 1,288 1,288 1,288 257 1,288 516 516 387 129 16,884 28,142 46 U.S.C. 12151(c) ...................... 46 U.S.C. 12309(a) ...................... 46 U.S.C. 12309(b) ...................... 46 U.S.C. 12507(b) ...................... 46 U.S.C. 14701 .......................... 46 U.S.C. 14702 .......................... 46 U.S.C. 31309 .......................... 46 U.S.C. 31330(a)(2) ................. 46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2) ................. 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) ................... 127,525 12,740 2,549 21,410 46,664 46,664 21,410 21,410 53,524 95,881 9,639 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 129,032 12,891 2,579 21,663 47,216 47,216 21,663 21,663 54,157 97,014 9,753 9,639 1.01182 9,753 4,819 1.01182 4,876 35,486 63,761 5,883 83,439 194,691 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 1.01182 35,905 64,515 5,953 84,425 196,992 49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3) ................... 502 1.01182 508 * Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M–21–10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.pdf). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 57538 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations ** 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 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 Identification Credentials (TWIC),13 as well as violations of requirements described in chapter 449 of title 49 of the U.S.C. 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 2021 adjustment for the penalties that TSA administers. TABLE 5—TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION CIVIL PENALTIES ADJUSTMENTS Penalty amount as adjusted in the 2020 FR Multiplier * New penalty as adjusted by this final rule Penalty name Citation 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); 49 CFR 1503.401(c)(3). $34,777 (up to a total of $556,419 per civil penalty action). 1.01182 $35,188 (up to a total of $562,996 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). $13,910 (up to a total of $69,553 total for small businesses, $556,419 for others). 1.01182 $14,074 (up to a total of $70,375 for small businesses, $562,996 for others). 49 U.S.C. 114(u); 49 CFR 1503.401(b). $11,904 (up to a total of $59,522 total for small businesses, $476,174 for others) **. 1.01182 $12,045 (up to a total of $60,226 total for small businesses, $481,802 for others). jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 * Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M–21–10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.pdf). ** The $476,174 penalty amount was erroneously listed as $76,174 in the preamble of the 2020 final rule. It was correctly listed as $476,174 in the regulatory text of the 2020 final rule. DHS calculated the new penalty amount as adjusted by this final rule based on $476,174. 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 U.S.C. 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. 13 See, e.g., 46 U.S.C. 70105, 49 U.S.C. 46302 and 46303, and 49 U.S.C. chapter 449. 14 Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M–21–10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 V. Regulatory Analyses A. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders 12866 (‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’) and 13563 (‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review’’) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. This final rule makes nondiscretionary adjustments to existing civil monetary penalties in accordance with the 2015 Act and OMB guidance.14 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 Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https:// www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ M-21-10.pdf). E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 ■ 19 CFR Part 4 Exports, Freight, Harbors, Maritime carriers, Oil pollution, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vessels. § 270.3 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 ANTITERRORISM STANDARDS 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 final rule does not trigger any new or revised recordkeeping or reporting. ■ VI. Signing Authorities ■ 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. 116–150, 134 Stat. 679. 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). 2. In § 27.300, revise paragraph (b)(3) to read as follows: § 27.300 Orders. Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures. * * * * (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 $35,905 for each day during which the violation of the Order continues, if the violation occurred after November 2, 2015. * * * * * 8 CFR Part 270 Title 8—Aliens and Nationality Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Fraud, Penalties. PART 270—PENALTIES FOR DOCUMENT FRAUD 8 CFR Part 274a ■ Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 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. List of Subjects 6 CFR Part 27 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 8 CFR Part 280 Administrative practice and procedure, Immigration, Penalties. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 * 3. The authority citation for part 270 continues to read as follows: Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 57539 4. In § 270.3, revise paragraphs (b)(1)(ii)(A) through (D) to read as follows: 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 $487 and not exceeding $3,901 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 $412 and not exceeding $3,289 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 $3,901 and not more than $9,753 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 E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 57540 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 $3,289 and not more than $8,224 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, 1105a, 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 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 $2,360 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) introductory text to read as follows: ■ § 274a.10 Penalties. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 * * * * * (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 $590 and not more than $4,722 for each unauthorized alien with respect to whom the offense occurred occurring after November 2, 2015; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 (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 $4,722 and not more than $11,803 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 $7,082 and not more than $23,607 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 § 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 $237 and not more than $2,360 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. * PO 00000 * * (b) * * * Frm 00012 * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 (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 $1,419 to $1,436. (2) Section 234 of the Act, penalties for non-compliance with landing requirements at designated ports of entry for aircraft transporting aliens: From $3,855 to $3,901. (3) Section 240B(d) of the Act, penalties for failure to depart voluntarily: From $1,625 minimum/ $8,128 maximum to $1,644 minimum/ $8,224 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 $3,251 to $3,289. (5) Penalties for failure to remove alien stowaways under section 241(d)(2) of the Act: From $8,128 to $8,224. (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 $385 to $390; and penalties for use of alien crewmen for longshore work in violation of section 251(d) of the Act: From $9,639 to $9,753. (7) Section 254(a) of the Act, penalties for failure to control, detain, or remove alien crewmen: From $964 minimum/ $5,783 maximum to $975 minimum/ $5,851 maximum. (8) Section 255 of the Act, penalties for employment on passenger vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities: From $1,928 to $1,951. (9) Section 256 of the Act, penalties for discharge of alien crewmen: From $2,891 minimum/$5,783 maximum to $2,925 minimum/$5,851 maximum. (10) Section 257 of the Act, penalties for bringing into the United States alien crewmen with intent to evade immigration laws: From $19,277 maximum to $19,505 maximum. (11) Section 271(a) of the Act, penalties for failure to prevent the unauthorized landing of aliens: From $5,783 to $5,851. (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 $5,783 to $5,851. (13) Section 273(b) of the Act, penalties for bringing to the United States aliens without required documentation: From $5,783 to $5,851. E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations (14) Section 274D of the Act, penalties for failure to depart: From $813 maximum to $823 maximum, for each day the alien is in violation. (15) Section 275(b) of the Act, penalties for improper entry: From $81 minimum/$407 maximum to $82 minimum/$412 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, 1415, 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; Pub. L. 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, revise paragraphs (b)(2) and (i) to read as follows: ■ § 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 $822 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 $1,368 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 57541 Towing. * * * The penalties for violation of this section occurring after November 2, 2015, are a fine of from $957 to $3,011 against the owner or master of the towing vessel and a further penalty against the towing vessel of $164 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 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: ■ § 27.3 Penalty adjustment table. * * * The adjusted civil penalty amounts listed in Table 1 to this section are applicable for penalty assessments issued after October 18, 2021, with respect to violations occurring after November 2, 2015. * * * TABLE 1 TO § 27.3—CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 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) ......................... 936(i) ........................... 936(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) .............. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 2021 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 Penalty1. 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). Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 $10,967 1,125 5,508 36,726 8,212 1,916 5,000 1,000 11,906 822 30,058 30,058 30,058 30,058 2,190 2,190 19,505 48,762 19,505 243,808 48,762 1,951 48,762 57542 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO § 27.3—CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS—Continued Civil monetary penalty description 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C) .............. 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 ...................................................................................... 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. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) .............. 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) .............. 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 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. 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) ....................... 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) ........................ jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 2021 Adjusted maximum penalty amount ($) U.S. Code citation 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. 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) ....................... 46 U.S.C. 8101(e) ....................... 46 U.S.C. 8101(f) ........................ 46 U.S.C. 8101(g) ....................... 46 U.S.C. 8101(h) ....................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 48,762 5,851 195,047 8,212 21,896 15,352 15,352 76,764 15,352 15,352 15,352 54,157 21,663 48,762 44,646 59,528 5,953 59,017 59,017 177,053 59,017 177,053 6,451 64,515 9,753 7,939 7,181 35,905 7,939 12,363 2,473 12,363 2,579 12,363 12,363 2,473 2,473 24,730 4,946 24,730 12,363 257 25,780 1,288 516 64,452 10,832 341,000 6,820 2,579 10,832 1,835 11,803 23,607 11,803 41,120 10,832 1,951 19,505 19,505 2,579 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 57543 TABLE 1 TO § 27.3—CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS—Continued U.S. Code citation 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) ....................... 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 46 46 49 49 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. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 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) ................... jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 1 Enacted 2021 Adjusted maximum penalty amount ($) Civil monetary penalty description 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 ................................................................................................................ 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 .......................................................... under the Tariff Act of 1930 exempt from inflation adjustments. 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In § 1503.401, revise paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) and (c)(1), (2), and (3) to read as follows: ■ § 1503.401 Maximum penalty amounts. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 * * * * * (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, $12,045 per violation, up to a total of $60,226 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, $12,045 per violation, up to a total of $481,802 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, $14,074 per violation, up to a total of $70,375 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 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, $14,074 per violation, up to a total of $562,996 per civil penalty action, in the case of any other person VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 (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, $35,188 per violation, up to a total of $562,996 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. Jonathan E. Meyer, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2021–22564 Filed 10–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P, 9110–05–P, 9110–9–P, 9111– 14–P, 9111–28–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service [FNS–2011–0029] RIN 0584–AE18 Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Technical amendments. AGENCY: On October 1, 2021, the requirement to credit grains served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in ‘‘ounce equivalents’’ was implemented. This action also applied to the crediting of grains served to infants and toddlers in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. This document corrects the final regulations to align meal pattern tables and corresponding endnotes with regulatory requirements. DATES: Effective October 18, 2021 and applicable on October 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice McKenney, Branch Chief, Child Nutrition Division, 703–305–2590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of technical amendments to CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of SUMMARY: Fmt 4700 7 CFR Part 210 Grant programs—education, Grant programs—health, Infants and children, Nutrition, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, School breakfast and lunch programs, Surplus agricultural commodities. 7 CFR Part 220 7 CFR Part 226 CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Technical Amendments Frm 00016 List of Subjects Grant programs—education, Grant programs—health, Infants and children, Nutrition, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, School breakfast and lunch programs. 7 CFR Parts 210, 220 and 226 PO 00000 2010, published April 25, 2016 (81 FR 24347) and Delayed Implementation of Grains Ounce Equivalents in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, published September 25, 2019 (84 FR 50287), which allowed a two-year delay of crediting of grains by ounce equivalents, until October 1, 2021. FNS is making changes to update the infant meal pattern tables and endnotes at 7 CFR 210.10(o), 210.10(q), 220.8(p), and 226.20(c); preschool meal pattern tables and endnotes at 7 CFR 210.10(o), 210.10(p), and 220.8(o); and meal pattern tables, text and endnotes for infants, children and adult participants at 7 CFR 226.20(c). These changes are consistent with regulatory requirements implemented as of October 1, 2021. Sfmt 4700 Accounting, Aged, Day care, Food assistance programs, Grant programs, Grant programs—health, American Indians, Individuals with disabilities, Infants and children, Intergovernmental relations, Loan programs, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Surplus agricultural commodities. Accordingly, 7 CFR parts 210, 220, and 226 are amended by making the following technical amendments: PART 210—NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM 1. The authority citation for part 210 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1751–1760, 1779. 2. Amend § 210.10 by revising the tables in paragraphs (o)(3)(ii), (o)(4)(ii), (p)(2) and (q)(2) to read as follows: ■ § 210.10 Meal requirements for lunches and requirements for afterschool snacks. * * * (o) * * * (3) * * * (ii) * * * E:\FR\FM\18OCR1.SGM 18OCR1 * *

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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-AA99


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) 
makes the 2021 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary 
penalties. On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law The 
Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 
2015 (The 2015 Act). Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust 
their civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in 
the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts the 
Department's civil monetary penalties for 2021 pursuant to the 2015 Act 
and Executive Office of the President (EOP) Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) guidance. The new penalties will be effective for 
penalties assessed after October 18, 2021 whose associated violations 
occurred after November 2, 2015.

DATES: This rule is effective on October 18, 2021.

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\ On April 2, 2018, DHS made the 2018 annual inflation 
adjustment.\6\ On April 5, 2019, DHS made the 2019 annual inflation 
adjustment.\7\ On June 17, 2020, DHS made the 2020 annual inflation 
adjustment.\8\
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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 (USCG) fall under the Tariff Act of 1930, and 
therefore DHS did not adjust those civil penalties in this 
rulemaking.
    \3\ See 81 FR 42987.
    \4\ Office of Mgmt. & Budget, Exec. Office of The President, M-
16-06, Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Table A: 2016 Civil 
Monetary Penalty Catch-Up Adjustment Multiplier by Calendar Year, 
(Feb. 24, 2016) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/memoranda/2016/m-16-06.pdf).
    \5\ See 82 FR 8571.
    \6\ See 83 FR 13826.
    \7\ See 84 FR 13499.
    \8\ See 85 FR 36469.
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II. Overview of the Final Rule

    This final rule makes the 2021 annual inflation adjustments to 
civil monetary penalties pursuant to the 2015 Act and pursuant to 
guidance OMB issued to agencies on December 23, 2020.\9\ The penalty 
amounts in this final rule will be effective for penalties assessed 
after October 18, 2021 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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    \9\ Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, 
M-21-10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021, 
Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act 
Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.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 2021. 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 2020 
final rule, (4) the cost-of-living adjustment multiplier for 2021 that 
OMB provided in its December 23, 2020, guidance, and (5) the new 2021 
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), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), 
the 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).\10\ The 
CFATS regulation is located in part 27 of title 6 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR). Below is a table showing the 2021 adjustment 
for the CFATS penalty that CISA administers.
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    \10\ 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. Public Law 116-150 extends the CFATS program 
authorization to July 27, 2023.

                                     Table 1--CFATS Civil Penalty Adjustment
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                                                     Penalty amount as                        New penalty as
         Penalty name               Citation       adjusted in the 2020    Multiplier *      adjusted by this
                                                       FR (per day)                        final rule  (per day)
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Penalty for non-compliance      6 U.S.C.          $35,486...............         1.01182  $35,905
 with CFATS regulations.         624(b)(1); 6
                                 CFR
                                 27.300(b)(3).
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* Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M-21-10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation
  Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of
  2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.pdf).

B. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assesses civil 
monetary penalties under various titles of the United States Code 
(U.S.C.) 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 appear 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 the DHS and 
CBP adjustments to the non-INA penalties, see the 2019 annual inflation 
adjustment final rule preamble at 84 FR 13499, 13500 (April 5, 2019).
    Below is a table showing the 2021 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                        New penalty  as
         Penalty name               Citation       adjusted in  the 2020   Multiplier *      adjusted by this
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Penalties for non-compliance    8 U.S.C.          $1,419................         1.01182  $1,436
 with arrival and departure      1221(g); 8 CFR
 manifest requirements for       280.53(b)(1)
 passengers, crewmembers, or     (INA section
 occupants transported on        231(g)).
 commercial vessels or
 aircraft arriving to or
 departing from the United
 States.
Penalties for non-compliance    8 U.S.C. 1224; 8  3,855.................         1.01182  3,901
 with landing requirements at    CFR
 designated ports of entry for   280.53(b)(2)
 aircraft transporting aliens.   (INA section
                                 234).
Penalties for failure to        8 U.S.C.          1,625-8,128...........         1.01182  1,644-8,224
 depart voluntarily.             1229c(d); 8 CFR
                                 280.53(b)(3)
                                 (INA section
                                 240B(d)).
Penalties for violations of     8 U.S.C.          3,251.................         1.01182  3,289
 removal orders relating to      1253(c)(1)(A);
 aliens transported on vessels   8 CFR
 or aircraft under section       280.53(b)(4)
 241(d) of the INA, or for       (INA section
 costs associated with removal   243(c)(1)(A)).
 under section 241(e) of the
 INA.
Penalties for failure to        8 U.S.C.          8,128.................         1.01182  8,224
 remove alien stowaways under    1253(c)(1)(B);
 section 241(d)(2) of the INA.   8 CFR
                                 280.53(b)(5)
                                 (INA section
                                 243(c)(1)(B)).

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Penalties for failure to        8 U.S.C.          \a\ 385...............         1.01182  \a\ 390
 report an illegal landing or    1281(d); 8 CFR
 desertion of alien crewmen,     280.53(b)(6)
 and for each alien not          (INA section
 reported on arrival or          251(d)).
 departure manifest or lists
 required in accordance with
 section 251 of the INA.
Penalties for use of alien      8 U.S.C.          9,639.................         1.01182  9,753
 crewmen for longshore work in   1281(d); 8 CFR
 violation of section 251(d)     280.53(b)(6)
 of the INA.                     (INA section
                                 251(d)).
Penalties for failure to        8 U.S.C.          964-5,783.............         1.01182  975-5,851
 control, detain, or remove      1284(a); 8 CFR
 alien crewmen.                  280.53(b)(7)
                                 (INA section
                                 254(a)).
Penalties for employment on     8 U.S.C. 1285; 8  1,928.................         1.01182  1,951
 passenger vessels of aliens     CFR
 afflicted with certain          280.53(b)(8)
 disabilities.                   (INA section
                                 255).
Penalties for discharge of      8 U.S.C. 1286; 8  2,891-5,783...........         1.01182  2,925-5,851
 alien crewmen.                  CFR
                                 280.53(b)(9)
                                 (INA section
                                 256).
Penalties for bringing into     8 U.S.C. 1287; 8  19,277................         1.01182  19,505
 the United States alien         CFR
 crewmen with intent to evade    280.53(b)(10)
 immigration laws.               (INA section
                                 257).
Penalties for failure to        8 U.S.C.          5,783.................         1.01182  5,851
 prevent the unauthorized        1321(a); 8 CFR
 landing of aliens.              280.53(b)(11)
                                 (INA section
                                 271(a)).
Penalties for bringing to the   8 U.S.C.          5,783.................         1.01182  5,851
 United States aliens subject    1322(a); 8 CFR
 to denial of admission on a     280.53(b)(12)
 health-related ground.          (INA section
                                 272(a)).
Penalties for bringing to the   8 U.S.C.          5,783.................         1.01182  5,851
 United States aliens without    1323(b); 8 CFR
 required documentation.         280.53(b)(13)
                                 (INA section
                                 273(b)).
Penalties for failure to        8 U.S.C. 1324d;   813...................         1.01182  823
 depart.                         8 CFR
                                 280.53(b)(14)
                                 (INA section
                                 274D).
Penalties for improper entry..  8 U.S.C.          81-407................         1.01182  82-412
                                 1325(b); 8 CFR
                                 280.53(b)(15)
                                 (INA section
                                 275(b)).
Penalty for dealing in or       19 U.S.C. 469...  540...................         1.01182  ** 546
 using empty stamped imported
 liquor containers.
Penalty for employing a vessel  19 U.S.C. 1706a;  1,352.................         1.01182  1,368
 in a trade without a required   19 CFR 4.80(i).
 Certificate of Documentation.
Penalty for transporting        46 U.S.C.         540...................         1.01182  ** 546
 passengers coastwise for hire   12118(f)(3).
 by certain vessels (known as
 Bowaters vessels) that do not
 meet specified conditions.
Penalty for transporting        46 U.S.C.         812...................         1.01182  822
 passengers between coastwise    55103(b); 19
 points in the United States     CFR 4.80(b)(2).
 by a non-coastwise qualified
 vessel.
Penalty for towing a vessel     46 U.S.C.         \b\ 946-2,976.........         1.01182  \c\ 957-3,011
 between coastwise points in     55111(c); 19
 the United States by a non-     CFR 4.92.
 coastwise qualified vessel.
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* Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M-21-10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation
  Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of
  2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.pdf).
** No applicable conforming edit to regulatory text.
\a\ for each alien.
\b\ plus $162 per ton.
\c\ $164 per ton.

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-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 2021 adjustment for the 
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    \11\ 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.

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                  Table 3--U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Civil Penalties Adjustments
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         Penalty name               Citation       adjusted in  the 2020   Multiplier *      adjusted by this
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Civil penalties for failure to  8 U.S.C.          $1,625-$8,128.........         1.01182  $1,644-$8,224
 depart voluntarily, INA         1229c(d); 8 CFR
 section 240B(d).                280.53(b)(3).
Civil penalties for violation   8 CFR             481-3,855.............         1.01182  487-3,901
 of INA sections 274C(a)(1)-     270.3(b)(1)(ii)
 (a)(4), penalty for first       (A).
 offense.
Civil penalties for violation   8 CFR             407-3,251.............         1.01182  412-3,289
 of INA sections 274C(a)(5)-     270.3(b)(1)(ii)
 (a)(6), penalty for first       (B).
 offense.
Civil penalties for violation   8 CFR             3,855-9,639...........         1.01182  3,901-9,753
 of INA sections 274C(a)(1)-     270.3(b)(1)(ii)
 (a)(4), penalty for             (C).
 subsequent offenses.
Civil penalties for violation   8 CFR             ** 3,251-8,128........         1.01182  3,289-8,224
 of INA sections 274C(a)(5)-     270.3(b)(1)(ii)
 (a)(6), penalty for             (D).
 subsequent offenses.
Violation/prohibition of        8 CFR 274a.8(b).  2,332.................         1.01182  2,360
 indemnity bonds.
Civil penalties for knowingly   8 CFR             583-4,667.............         1.01182  590-4,722
 hiring, recruiting, referral,   274a.10(b)(1)(i
 or retention of unauthorized    i)(A).
 aliens--Penalty for first
 offense (per unauthorized
 alien).
Penalty for second offense      8 CFR             4,667-11,665..........         1.01182  4,722-11,803
 (per unauthorized alien).       274a.10(b)(1)(i
                                 i)(B).
Penalty for third or            8 CFR             6,999-23,331..........         1.01182  7,082-23,607
 subsequent offense (per         274a.10(b)(1)(i
 unauthorized alien).            i)(C).
Civil penalties for I-9         8 CFR             234-2,332.............         1.01182  237-2,360
 paperwork violations.           274a.10(b)(2).
Civil penalties for failure to  8 U.S.C. 1324d;   813...................         1.01182  823
 depart, INA section 274D.       8 CFR
                                 280.53(b)(14).
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* Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M-21-10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation
  Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of
  2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.pdf).
** The $3,251 penalty minimum amount was erroneously listed as $3,351 in the regulatory text of the 2020 final
  rule. It was correctly listed as $3,251 in the preamble of the 2020 final rule. DHS calculated the new penalty
  minimum amount as adjusted by this final rule based on $3,251.

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 U.S.C. 
authorize these penalties. Titles 33 and 46 authorize the vast majority 
of these penalties as these statutes deal with navigation, navigable 
waters, and shipping. 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.\12\
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    \12\ The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 
re-designated certain existing sections of the U.S.C., 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.
    Table 4 below shows the 2021 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
                                                                2020 FR                           final rule
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Saving Life and Property..........  14 U.S.C. 521(c)....             $10,839         1.01182             $10,967
Saving Life and Property;           14 U.S.C. 521(e)....               1,112         1.01182               1,125
 Intentional Interference with
 Broadcast.
Confidentiality of Medical Quality  14 U.S.C. 936(i); 33               5,444         1.01182               5,508
 Assurance Records (first offense).  CFR 27.3.
Confidentiality of Medical Quality  14 U.S.C. 936(i); 33              36,297         1.01182              36,726
 Assurance Records (subsequent       CFR 27.3.
 offenses).
Obstruction of Revenue Officers by  19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR               8,116         1.01182               8,212
 Masters of Vessels.                 27.3.
Obstruction of Revenue Officers by  19 U.S.C. 70; 33 CFR               1,894         1.01182               1,916
 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                 11,767         1.01182              11,906
 Regulations General.                CFR 27.3.
Anchorage Ground/Harbor             33 U.S.C. 474; 33                    812         1.01182                 822
 Regulations St. Mary's river.       CFR 27.3.
Bridges/Failure to Comply with      33 U.S.C. 495(b); 33              29,707         1.01182              30,058
 Regulations.                        CFR 27.3.
Bridges/Drawbridges...............  33 U.S.C. 499(c); 33              29,707         1.01182              30,058
                                     CFR 27.3.
Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge     33 U.S.C. 502(c); 33              29,707         1.01182              30,058
 Obstructing Navigation.             CFR 27.3.
Bridges/Maintenance and Operation.  33 U.S.C. 533(b); 33              29,707         1.01182              30,058
                                     CFR 27.3.
Bridge to Bridge Communication;     33 U.S.C. 1208(a);                 2,164         1.01182               2,190
 Master, Person in Charge or Pilot.  33 CFR 27.3.
Bridge to Bridge Communication;     33 U.S.C. 1208(b);                 2,164         1.01182               2,190
 Vessel.                             33 CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                         19,277         1.01182              19,505
 Discharges (Class I per             1321(b)(6)(B)(i);
 violation).                         33 CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                         48,192         1.01182              48,762
 Discharges (Class I total under     1321(b)(6)(B)(i);
 paragraph).                         33 CFR 27.3.

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Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                         19,277         1.01182              19,505
 Discharges (Class II per day of     1321(b)(6)(B)(ii);
 violation).                         33 CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                        240,960         1.01182             243,808
 Discharges (Class II total under    1321(b)(6)(B)(ii);
 paragraph).                         33 CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                         48,192         1.01182              48,762
 Discharges (per day of violation)   1321(b)(7)(A); 33
 Judicial Assessment.                CFR 27.3.
Oil/Hazardous Substances:           33 U.S.C.                          1,928         1.01182               1,951
 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.                         48,192         1.01182              48,762
 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.                         48,192         1.01182              48,762
 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.                          5,783         1.01182               5,851
 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.                        192,768         1.01182             195,047
 Discharges, Gross Negligence--      1321(b)(7)(D); 33
 Minimum Penalty (Judicial           CFR 27.3.
 Assessment).
Marine Sanitation Devices;          33 U.S.C. 1322(j);                 8,116         1.01182               8,212
 Operating.                          33 CFR 27.3.
Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or  33 U.S.C. 1322(j);                21,640         1.01182              21,896
 Manufacture.                        33 CFR 27.3.
International Navigation Rules;     33 U.S.C. 1608(a);                15,173         1.01182              15,352
 Operator.                           33 CFR 27.3.
International Navigation Rules;     33 U.S.C. 1608(b);                15,173         1.01182              15,352
 Vessel.                             33 CFR 27.3.
Pollution from Ships; General.....  33 U.S.C.                         75,867         1.01182              76,764
                                     1908(b)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Pollution from Ships; False         33 U.S.C.                         15,173         1.01182              15,352
 Statement.                          1908(b)(2); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Inland Navigation Rules; Operator.  33 U.S.C. 2072(a);                15,173         1.01182              15,352
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel...  33 U.S.C. 2072(b);                15,173         1.01182              15,352
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Shore Protection; General.........  33 U.S.C. 2609(a);                53,524         1.01182              54,157
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Shore Protection; Operating         33 U.S.C. 2609(b);                21,410         1.01182              21,663
 Without Permit.                     33 CFR 27.3.
Oil Pollution Liability and         33 U.S.C. 2716a(a);               48,192         1.01182              48,762
 Compensation.                       33 CFR 27.3.
Clean Hulls.......................  33 U.S.C.                         44,124         1.01182              44,646
                                     3852(a)(1)(A); 33
                                     CFR 27.3.
Clean Hulls--related to false       33 U.S.C.                         58,833         1.01182              59,528
 statements.                         3852(a)(1)(A); 33
                                     CFR 27.3.
Clean Hulls--Recreational Vessel..  33 U.S.C. 3852(c);                 5,883         1.01182               5,953
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Hazardous Substances, Releases,     42 U.S.C. 9609(a);                58,328         1.01182              59,017
 Liability, Compensation (Class I).  33 CFR 27.3.
Hazardous Substances, Releases,     42 U.S.C. 9609(b);                58,328         1.01182              59,017
 Liability, Compensation (Class      33 CFR 27.3.
 II).
Hazardous Substances, Releases,     42 U.S.C. 9609(b);               174,985         1.01182             177,053
 Liability, Compensation (Class II   33 CFR 27.3.
 subsequent offense).
Hazardous Substances, Releases,     42 U.S.C. 9609(c);                58,328         1.01182              59,017
 Liability, Compensation (Judicial   33 CFR 27.3.
 Assessment).
Hazardous Substances, Releases,     42 U.S.C. 9609(c);               174,985         1.01182             177,053
 Liability, Compensation (Judicial   33 CFR 27.3.
 Assessment subsequent offense).
Safe Containers for International   46 U.S.C. 80509; 33                6,376         1.01182               6,451
 Cargo.                              CFR 27.3.
Suspension of Passenger Service...  46 U.S.C. 70305; 33               63,761         1.01182              64,515
                                     CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection or Examination    46 U.S.C. 2110(e);                 9,639         1.01182               9,753
 Fees.                               33 CFR 27.3.
Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing  46 U.S.C. 2115; 33                 7,846         1.01182               7,939
                                     CFR 27.3.
Negligent Operations: Recreational  46 U.S.C. 2302(a);                 7,097         1.01182               7,181
 Vessels.                            33 CFR 27.3.
Negligent Operations: Other         46 U.S.C. 2302(a);                35,486         1.01182              35,905
 Vessels.                            33 CFR 27.3.
Operating a Vessel While Under the  46 U.S.C.                          7,846         1.01182               7,939
 Influence of Alcohol or a           2302(c)(1); 33 CFR
 Dangerous Drug.                     27.3.
Vessel Reporting Requirements:      46 U.S.C.                         12,219         1.01182              12,363
 Owner, Charterer, Managing          2306(a)(4); 33 CFR
 Operator, or Agent.                 27.3.
Vessel Reporting Requirements:      46 U.S.C.                          2,444         1.01182               2,473
 Master.                             2306(b)(2); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Immersion Suits...................  46 U.S.C.                         12,219         1.01182              12,363
                                     3102(c)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Inspection Permit.................  46 U.S.C.                          2,549         1.01182               2,579
                                     3302(i)(5); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Vessel Inspection; General........  46 U.S.C. 3318(a);                12,219         1.01182              12,363
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Nautical School  46 U.S.C. 3318(g);                12,219         1.01182              12,363
 Vessel.                             33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give  46 U.S.C. 3318(h);                 2,444         1.01182               2,473
 Notice IAW 3304(b).                 33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give  46 U.S.C. 3318(i);                 2,444         1.01182               2,473
 Notice IAW 3309(c).                 33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Vessel >= 1,600  46 U.S.C.                         24,441         1.01182              24,730
 Gross Tons.                         3318(j)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Vessel < 1,600   46 U.S.C.                          4,888         1.01182               4,946
 Gross Tons.                         3318(j)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Failure to       46 U.S.C. 3318(k);                24,441         1.01182              24,730
 Comply with 3311(b).                33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Inspection; Violation of     46 U.S.C. 3318(l);                12,219         1.01182              12,363
 3318(b)-3318(f).                    33 CFR 27.3.
List/count of Passengers..........  46 U.S.C. 3502(e);                   254         1.01182                 257
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Notification to Passengers........  46 U.S.C. 3504(c);                25,479         1.01182              25,780
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Notification to Passengers; Sale    46 U.S.C. 3504(c);                 1,273         1.01182               1,288
 of Tickets.                         33 CFR 27.3.
Copies of Laws on Passenger         46 U.S.C. 3506; 33                   510         1.01182                 516
 Vessels; Master.                    CFR 27.3.
Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo.......  46 U.S.C.                         63,699         1.01182              64,452
                                     3718(a)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Uninspected Vessels...............  46 U.S.C. 4106; 33                10,705         1.01182              10,832
                                     CFR 27.3.
Recreational Vessels (maximum for   46 U.S.C.                        337,016         1.01182             341,000
 related series of violations).      4311(b)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.
Recreational Vessels; Violation of  46 U.S.C.                          6,740         1.01182               6,820
 4307(a).                            4311(b)(1); 33 CFR
                                     27.3.

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Recreational vessels..............  46 U.S.C. 4311(c);                 2,549         1.01182               2,579
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Uninspected Commercial Fishing      46 U.S.C. 4507; 33                10,705         1.01182              10,832
 Industry Vessels.                   CFR 27.3.
Abandonment of Barges.............  46 U.S.C. 4703; 33                 1,814         1.01182               1,835
                                     CFR 27.3.
Load Lines........................  46 U.S.C. 5116(a);                11,665         1.01182              11,803
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a)..  46 U.S.C. 5116(b);                23,331         1.01182              23,607
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b)..  46 U.S.C. 5116(c);                11,665         1.01182              11,803
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Reporting Marine Casualties.......  46 U.S.C. 6103(a);                40,640         1.01182              41,120
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Reporting Marine Casualties;        46 U.S.C. 6103(b);                10,705         1.01182              10,832
 Violation of 6104.                  33 CFR 27.3.
Manning of Inspected Vessels;       46 U.S.C. 8101(e);                 1,928         1.01182               1,951
 Failure to Report Deficiency in     33 CFR 27.3.
 Vessel Complement.
Manning of Inspected Vessels......  46 U.S.C. 8101(f);                19,277         1.01182              19,505
                                     33 CFR 27.3.
Manning of Inspected Vessels;       46 U.S.C. 8101(g);                19,277         1.01182              19,505
 Employing or Serving in Capacity    33 CFR 27.3.
 not Licensed by USCG.
Manning of Inspected Vessels;       46 U.S.C. 8101(h);                 2,549         1.01182               2,579
 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)...               2,549         1.01182               2,579
Citizenship Requirements..........  46 U.S.C. 8103(f)...               1,273         1.01182               1,288
Watches on Vessels; Violation of    46 U.S.C. 8104(i)...              19,277         1.01182              19,505
 8104(a) or (b).
Watches on Vessels; Violation of    46 U.S.C. 8104(j)...              19,277         1.01182              19,505
 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h).
Staff Department on Vessels.......  46 U.S.C. 8302(e)...                 254         1.01182                 257
Officer's Competency Certificates.  46 U.S.C. 8304(d)...                 254         1.01182                 257
Coastwise Pilotage; Owner,          46 U.S.C. 8502(e)...              19,277         1.01182              19,505
 Charterer, Managing Operator,
 Agent, Master or Individual in
 Charge.
Coastwise Pilotage; Individual....  46 U.S.C. 8502(f)...              19,277         1.01182              19,505
Federal Pilots....................  46 U.S.C. 8503......              61,098         1.01182              61,820
Merchant Mariners Documents.......  46 U.S.C. 8701(d)...               1,273         1.01182               1,288
Crew Requirements.................  46 U.S.C. 8702(e)...              19,277         1.01182              19,505
Small Vessel Manning..............  46 U.S.C. 8906......              40,640         1.01182              41,120
Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner,       46 U.S.C. 9308(a)...              19,277         1.01182              19,505
 Charterer, Managing Operator,
 Agent, Master or Individual in
 Charge.
Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual.  46 U.S.C. 9308(b)...              19,277         1.01182              19,505
Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation    46 U.S.C. 9308(c)...              19,277         1.01182              19,505
 of 9303.
Failure to Report Sexual Offense..  46 U.S.C. 10104(b)..              10,245         1.01182              10,366
Pay Advances to Seamen............  46 U.S.C.                          1,273         1.01182               1,288
                                     10314(a)(2).
Pay Advances to Seamen;             46 U.S.C. 10314(b)..               1,273         1.01182               1,288
 Remuneration for Employment.
Allotment to Seamen...............  46 U.S.C. 10315(c)..               1,273         1.01182               1,288
Seamen Protection; General........  46 U.S.C. 10321.....               8,831         1.01182               8,935
Coastwise Voyages: Advances.......  46 U.S.C.                          8,831         1.01182               8,935
                                     10505(a)(2).
Coastwise Voyages: Advances;        46 U.S.C. 10505(b)..               8,831         1.01182               8,935
 Remuneration for Employment.
Coastwise Voyages: Seamen           46 U.S.C. 10508(b)..               8,831         1.01182               8,935
 Protection; General.
Effects of Deceased Seamen........  46 U.S.C. 10711.....                 510         1.01182                 516
Complaints of Unfitness...........  46 U.S.C.                          1,273         1.01182               1,288
                                     10902(a)(2).
Proceedings on Examination of       46 U.S.C. 10903(d)..                 254         1.01182                 257
 Vessel.
Permission to Make Complaint......  46 U.S.C. 10907(b)..               1,273         1.01182               1,288
Accommodations for Seamen.........  46 U.S.C. 11101(f)..               1,273         1.01182               1,288
Medicine Chests on Vessels........  46 U.S.C. 11102(b)..               1,273         1.01182               1,288
Destitute Seamen..................  46 U.S.C. 11104(b)..                 254         1.01182                 257
Wages on Discharge................  46 U.S.C. 11105(c)..               1,273         1.01182               1,288
Log Books; Master Failing to        46 U.S.C. 11303(a)..                 510         1.01182                 516
 Maintain.
Log Books; Master Failing to Make   46 U.S.C. 11303(b)..                 510         1.01182                 516
 Entry.
Log Books; Late Entry.............  46 U.S.C. 11303(c)..                 382         1.01182                 387
Carrying of Sheath Knives.........  46 U.S.C. 11506.....                 127         1.01182                 129
Vessel Documentation..............  46 U.S.C.                         16,687         1.01182              16,884
                                     12151(a)(1).
Documentation of Vessels--Related   46 U.S.C.                         27,813         1.01182              28,142
 to Activities involving mobile      12151(a)(2).
 offshore drilling units.
Vessel Documentation; Fishery       46 U.S.C. 12151(c)..             127,525         1.01182             129,032
 Endorsement.
Numbering of Undocumented Vessels-- 46 U.S.C. 12309(a)..              12,740         1.01182              12,891
 Willful violation.
Numbering of Undocumented Vessels.  46 U.S.C. 12309(b)..               2,549         1.01182               2,579
Vessel Identification System......  46 U.S.C. 12507(b)..              21,410         1.01182              21,663
Measurement of Vessels............  46 U.S.C. 14701.....              46,664         1.01182              47,216
Measurement; False Statements.....  46 U.S.C. 14702.....              46,664         1.01182              47,216
Commercial Instruments and          46 U.S.C. 31309.....              21,410         1.01182              21,663
 Maritime Liens.
Commercial Instruments and          46 U.S.C.                         21,410         1.01182              21,663
 Maritime Liens; Mortgagor.          31330(a)(2).
Commercial Instruments and          46 U.S.C.                         53,524         1.01182              54,157
 Maritime Liens; Violation of        31330(b)(2).
 31329.
Ports and Waterway Safety           46 U.S.C. 70036(a);               95,881         1.01182              97,014
 Regulations.                        33 CFR 27.3.
Vessel Navigation: Regattas or      46 U.S.C.                          9,639         1.01182               9,753
 Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person   70041(d)(1)(B); 33
 in Charge.                          CFR 27.3.
Vessel Navigation: Regattas or      46 U.S.C.                          9,639         1.01182               9,753
 Marine Parades; Owner Onboard       70041(d)(1)(C); 33
 Vessel.                             CFR 27.3.
Vessel Navigation: Regattas or      46 U.S.C.                          4,819         1.01182               4,876
 Marine Parades; Other Persons.      70041(d)(1)(D); 33
                                     CFR 27.3.
Port Security.....................  46 U.S.C. 70119(a)..              35,486         1.01182              35,905
Port Security--Continuing           46 U.S.C. 70119(b)..              63,761         1.01182              64,515
 Violations.
Maritime Drug Law Enforcement.....  46 U.S.C. 70506(c)..               5,883         1.01182               5,953
Hazardous Materials: Related to     49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1)              83,439         1.01182              84,425
 Vessels.
Hazardous Materials: Related to     49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2)             194,691         1.01182             196,992
 Vessels--Penalty from Fatalities,
 Serious Injuries/Illness or
 substantial Damage to Property.
Hazardous Materials: Related to     49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3)                 502         1.01182                 508
 Vessels; Training.
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* Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M-21-10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation
  Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of
  2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.pdf).

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** 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),\13\ as well as violations of requirements described 
in chapter 449 of title 49 of the U.S.C. 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 2021 adjustment for the penalties that TSA 
administers.
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    \13\ See, e.g., 46 U.S.C. 70105, 49 U.S.C. 46302 and 46303, and 
49 U.S.C. chapter 449.

                   Table 5--Transportation Security Administration Civil Penalties Adjustments
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                                                    Penalty amount  as                        New penalty as
         Penalty name               Citation       adjusted in  the 2020   Multiplier *      adjusted by this
                                                            FR                                  final rule
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Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449  49 U.S.C.         $34,777 (up to a total         1.01182  $35,188 (up to a total
 (except secs. 44902,            46301(a)(1),      of $556,419 per civil                   of $562,996 per civil
 44903(d), 44907(a)-(d)(1)(A),   (4), (5), (6);    penalty action).                        penalty action).
 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908,      49 U.S.C.
 and 44909), or 49 U.S.C.        46301(d)(2),
 46302 or 46303, a regulation    (8); 49 CFR
 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  49 U.S.C.         $13,910 (up to a total         1.01182  $14,074 (up to a total
 (except secs. 44902,            46301(a)(1),      of $69,553 total for                    of $70,375 for small
 44903(d), 44907(a)-(d)(1)(A),   (4), (5); 49      small businesses,                       businesses, $562,996
 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908,      U.S.C.            $556,419 for others).                   for others).
 and 44909), or 49 U.S.C.        46301(d)(8); 49
 46302 or 46303, a regulation    CFR
 prescribed, or order issued     1503.401(c)(1)
 thereunder by an individual     and (2).
 (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          49 U.S.C.         $11,904 (up to a total         1.01182  $12,045 (up to a total
 provision of title 49 U.S.C.    114(u); 49 CFR    of $59,522 total for                    of $60,226 total for
 or of 46 U.S.C. ch. 701, a      1503.401(b).      small businesses,                       small businesses,
 regulation prescribed, or                         $476,174 for others)                    $481,802 for others).
 order issued thereunder.                          **.
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* Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, M-21-10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation
  Adjustments for 2021, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of
  2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.pdf).
** The $476,174 penalty amount was erroneously listed as $76,174 in the preamble of the 2020 final rule. It was
  correctly listed as $476,174 in the regulatory text of the 2020 final rule. DHS calculated the new penalty
  amount as adjusted by this final rule based on $476,174.

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 U.S.C. 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 and 13563

    Executive Orders 12866 (``Regulatory Planning and Review'') and 
13563 (``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review'') 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.
    This final rule makes nondiscretionary adjustments to existing 
civil monetary penalties in accordance with the 2015 Act and OMB 
guidance.\14\ 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

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    \14\ Office of Mgmt. and Budget, Exec. Office of the President, 
M-21-10, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021, 
Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act 
Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 23, 2020) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M-21-10.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 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. 116-150, 134 Stat. 679.


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 $35,905 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 
$487 and not exceeding $3,901 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 $412 and not exceeding 
$3,289 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 $3,901 and not more than $9,753 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

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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 $3,289 and not more than $8,224 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, 1105a, 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 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 $2,360 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) introductory text 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 $590 and not more than $4,722 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 $4,722 and not more than $11,803 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 $7,082 and 
not more than $23,607 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 $237 and not more 
than $2,360 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 $1,419 to $1,436.
    (2) Section 234 of the Act, penalties for non-compliance with 
landing requirements at designated ports of entry for aircraft 
transporting aliens: From $3,855 to $3,901.
    (3) Section 240B(d) of the Act, penalties for failure to depart 
voluntarily: From $1,625 minimum/$8,128 maximum to $1,644 minimum/
$8,224 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 $3,251 to $3,289.
    (5) Penalties for failure to remove alien stowaways under section 
241(d)(2) of the Act: From $8,128 to $8,224.
    (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 $385 to $390; and 
penalties for use of alien crewmen for longshore work in violation of 
section 251(d) of the Act: From $9,639 to $9,753.
    (7) Section 254(a) of the Act, penalties for failure to control, 
detain, or remove alien crewmen: From $964 minimum/$5,783 maximum to 
$975 minimum/$5,851 maximum.
    (8) Section 255 of the Act, penalties for employment on passenger 
vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities: From $1,928 to 
$1,951.
    (9) Section 256 of the Act, penalties for discharge of alien 
crewmen: From $2,891 minimum/$5,783 maximum to $2,925 minimum/$5,851 
maximum.
    (10) Section 257 of the Act, penalties for bringing into the United 
States alien crewmen with intent to evade immigration laws: From 
$19,277 maximum to $19,505 maximum.
    (11) Section 271(a) of the Act, penalties for failure to prevent 
the unauthorized landing of aliens: From $5,783 to $5,851.
    (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 $5,783 to $5,851.
    (13) Section 273(b) of the Act, penalties for bringing to the 
United States aliens without required documentation: From $5,783 to 
$5,851.

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    (14) Section 274D of the Act, penalties for failure to depart: From 
$813 maximum to $823 maximum, for each day the alien is in violation.
    (15) Section 275(b) of the Act, penalties for improper entry: From 
$81 minimum/$407 maximum to $82 minimum/$412 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, 1415, 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; Pub. L. 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, revise paragraphs (b)(2) and (i) to read as follows:


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 $822 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 $1,368 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 $957 to $3,011 against the owner 
or master of the towing vessel and a further penalty against the towing 
vessel of $164 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 October 18, 
2021, with respect to violations occurring after November 2, 2015. * * 
*

                      Table 1 to Sec.   27.3--Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments
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                                                                                                 2021 Adjusted
                   U.S. Code citation                      Civil monetary penalty description   maximum penalty
                                                                                                  amount  ($)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
14 U.S.C. 521(c)........................................  Saving Life and Property...........            $10,967
14 U.S.C. 521(e)........................................  Saving Life and Property;                        1,125
                                                           Intentional Interference with
                                                           Broadcast.
14 U.S.C. 936(i)........................................  Confidentiality of Medical Quality               5,508
                                                           Assurance Records (first offense).
14 U.S.C. 936(i)........................................  Confidentiality of Medical Quality              36,726
                                                           Assurance Records (subsequent
                                                           offenses).
19 U.S.C. 70............................................  Obstruction of Revenue Officers by               8,212
                                                           Masters of Vessels.
19 U.S.C. 70............................................  Obstruction of Revenue Officers by               1,916
                                                           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             11,906
                                                           General.
33 U.S.C. 474...........................................  Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations                822
                                                           St. Mary's River.
33 U.S.C. 495(b)........................................  Bridges/Failure to Comply with                  30,058
                                                           Regulations.
33 U.S.C. 499(c)........................................  Bridges/Drawbridges................             30,058
33 U.S.C. 502(c)........................................  Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge                 30,058
                                                           Obstructing Navigation.
33 U.S.C. 533(b)........................................  Bridges/Maintenance and Operation..             30,058
33 U.S.C. 1208(a).......................................  Bridge to Bridge Communication;                  2,190
                                                           Master, Person in Charge or Pilot.
33 U.S.C. 1208(b).......................................  Bridge to Bridge Communication;                  2,190
                                                           Vessel.
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i)..............................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                       19,505
                                                           Discharges (Class I per violation).
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i)..............................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                       48,762
                                                           Discharges (Class I total under
                                                           paragraph).
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii).............................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                       19,505
                                                           Discharges (Class II per day of
                                                           violation).
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii).............................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                      243,808
                                                           Discharges (Class II total under
                                                           paragraph).
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                       48,762
                                                           Discharges (per day of violation)
                                                           Judicial Assessment.
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                        1,951
                                                           Discharges (per barrel of oil or
                                                           unit discharged) Judicial
                                                           Assessment.
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure               48,762
                                                           to Carry Out Removal/Comply With
                                                           Order (Judicial Assessment).

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33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure               48,762
                                                           to Comply with Regulation Issued
                                                           Under 1321(j) (Judicial
                                                           Assessment).
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                        5,851
                                                           Discharges, Gross Negligence (per
                                                           barrel of oil or unit discharged)
                                                           Judicial Assessment.
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D).................................  Oil/Hazardous Substances:                      195,047
                                                           Discharges, Gross Negligence--
                                                           Minimum Penalty (Judicial
                                                           Assessment).
33 U.S.C. 1322(j).......................................  Marine Sanitation Devices;                       8,212
                                                           Operating.
33 U.S.C. 1322(j).......................................  Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or              21,896
                                                           Manufacture.
33 U.S.C. 1608(a).......................................  International Navigation Rules;                 15,352
                                                           Operator.
33 U.S.C. 1608(b).......................................  International Navigation Rules;                 15,352
                                                           Vessel.
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1)....................................  Pollution from Ships; General......             76,764
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(2)....................................  Pollution from Ships; False                     15,352
                                                           Statement.
33 U.S.C. 2072(a).......................................  Inland Navigation Rules; Operator..             15,352
33 U.S.C. 2072(b).......................................  Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel....             15,352
33 U.S.C. 2609(a).......................................  Shore Protection; General..........             54,157
33 U.S.C. 2609(b).......................................  Shore Protection; Operating Without             21,663
                                                           Permit.
33 U.S.C. 2716a(a)......................................  Oil Pollution Liability and                     48,762
                                                           Compensation.
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A).................................  Clean Hulls; Civil Enforcement.....             44,646
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A).................................  Clean Hulls; related to false                   59,528
                                                           statements.
33 U.S.C. 3852(c).......................................  Clean Hulls; Recreational Vessels..              5,953
42 U.S.C. 9609(a).......................................  Hazardous Substances, Releases,                 59,017
                                                           Liability, Compensation (Class I).
42 U.S.C. 9609(b).......................................  Hazardous Substances, Releases,                 59,017
                                                           Liability, Compensation (Class II).
42 U.S.C. 9609(b).......................................  Hazardous Substances, Releases,                177,053
                                                           Liability, Compensation (Class II
                                                           subsequent offense).
42 U.S.C. 9609(c).......................................  Hazardous Substances, Releases,                 59,017
                                                           Liability, Compensation (Judicial
                                                           Assessment).
42 U.S.C. 9609(c).......................................  Hazardous Substances, Releases,                177,053
                                                           Liability, Compensation (Judicial
                                                           Assessment subsequent offense).
46 U.S.C. 80509(a)......................................  Safe Containers for International                6,451
                                                           Cargo.
46 U.S.C. 70305(c)......................................  Suspension of Passenger Service....             64,515
46 U.S.C. 2110(e).......................................  Vessel Inspection or Examination                 9,753
                                                           Fees.
46 U.S.C. 2115..........................................  Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing.              7,939
46 U.S.C. 2302(a).......................................  Negligent Operations: Recreational               7,181
                                                           Vessels.
46 U.S.C. 2302(a).......................................  Negligent Operations: Other Vessels             35,905
46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1)....................................  Operating a Vessel While Under the               7,939
                                                           Influence of Alcohol or a
                                                           Dangerous Drug.
46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4)....................................  Vessel Reporting Requirements:                  12,363
                                                           Owner, Charterer, Managing
                                                           Operator, or Agent.
46 U.S.C. 2306(b)(2)....................................  Vessel Reporting Requirements:                   2,473
                                                           Master.
46 U.S.C. 3102(c)(1)....................................  Immersion Suits....................             12,363
46 U.S.C. 3302(i)(5)....................................  Inspection Permit..................              2,579
46 U.S.C. 3318(a).......................................  Vessel Inspection; General.........             12,363
46 U.S.C. 3318(g).......................................  Vessel Inspection; Nautical School              12,363
                                                           Vessel.
46 U.S.C. 3318(h).......................................  Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give               2,473
                                                           Notice IAW 3304(b).
46 U.S.C. 3318(i).......................................  Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give               2,473
                                                           Notice IAW 3309(c).
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1)....................................  Vessel Inspection; Vessel >=1600                24,730
                                                           Gross Tons.
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1)....................................  Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600                  4,946
                                                           Gross Tons.
46 U.S.C. 3318(k).......................................  Vessel Inspection; Failure to                   24,730
                                                           Comply with 3311(b).
46 U.S.C. 3318(l).......................................  Vessel Inspection; Violation of                 12,363
                                                           3318(b)-3318(f).
46 U.S.C. 3502(e).......................................  List/count of Passengers...........                257
46 U.S.C. 3504(c).......................................  Notification to Passengers.........             25,780
46 U.S.C. 3504(c).......................................  Notification to Passengers; Sale of              1,288
                                                           Tickets.
46 U.S.C. 3506..........................................  Copies of Laws on Passenger                        516
                                                           Vessels; Master.
46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1)....................................  Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo........             64,452
46 U.S.C. 4106..........................................  Uninspected Vessels................             10,832
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1)....................................  Recreational Vessels (maximum for              341,000
                                                           related series of violations).
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1)....................................  Recreational Vessels; Violation of               6,820
                                                           4307(a).
46 U.S.C. 4311(c).......................................  Recreational Vessels...............              2,579
46 U.S.C. 4507..........................................  Uninspected Commercial Fishing                  10,832
                                                           Industry Vessels.
46 U.S.C. 4703..........................................  Abandonment of Barges..............              1,835
46 U.S.C. 5116(a).......................................  Load Lines.........................             11,803
46 U.S.C. 5116(b).......................................  Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a)...             23,607
46 U.S.C. 5116(c).......................................  Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b)...             11,803
46 U.S.C. 6103(a).......................................  Reporting Marine Casualties........             41,120
46 U.S.C. 6103(b).......................................  Reporting Marine Casualties;.......             10,832
                                                          Violation of 6104..................
46 U.S.C. 8101(e).......................................  Manning of Inspected Vessels;                    1,951
                                                           Failure to Report Deficiency in
                                                           Vessel Complement.
46 U.S.C. 8101(f).......................................  Manning of Inspected Vessels.......             19,505
46 U.S.C. 8101(g).......................................  Manning of Inspected Vessels;                   19,505
                                                           Employing or Serving in Capacity
                                                           not Licensed by USCG.
46 U.S.C. 8101(h).......................................  Manning of Inspected Vessels;                    2,579
                                                           Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small
                                                           Passenger Vessel, or Sailing
                                                           School Vessel.

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46 U.S.C. 8102(a).......................................  Watchmen on Passenger Vessels......              2,579
46 U.S.C. 8103(f).......................................  Citizenship Requirements...........              1,288
46 U.S.C. 8104(i).......................................  Watches on Vessels; Violation of                19,505
                                                           8104(a) or (b).
46 U.S.C. 8104(j).......................................  Watches on Vessels; Violation of                19,505
                                                           8104(c), (d), (e), or (h).
46 U.S.C. 8302(e).......................................  Staff Department on Vessels........                257
46 U.S.C. 8304(d).......................................  Officer's Competency Certificates..                257
46 U.S.C. 8502(e).......................................  Coastwise Pilotage; Owner,                      19,505
                                                           Charterer, Managing Operator,
                                                           Agent, Master or Individual in
                                                           Charge.
46 U.S.C. 8502(f).......................................  Coastwise Pilotage; Individual.....             19,505
46 U.S.C. 8503..........................................  Federal Pilots.....................             61,820
46 U.S.C. 8701(d).......................................  Merchant Mariners Documents........              1,288
46 U.S.C. 8702(e).......................................  Crew Requirements..................             19,505
46 U.S.C. 8906..........................................  Small Vessel Manning...............             41,120
46 U.S.C. 9308(a).......................................  Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner,                   19,505
                                                           Charterer, Managing Operator,
                                                           Agent, Master or Individual in
                                                           Charge.
46 U.S.C. 9308(b).......................................  Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual..             19,505
46 U.S.C. 9308(c).......................................  Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of             19,505
                                                           9303.
46 U.S.C. 10104(b)......................................  Failure to Report Sexual Offense...             10,366
46 U.S.C. 10314(a)(2)...................................  Pay Advances to Seamen.............              1,288
46 U.S.C. 10314(b)......................................  Pay Advances to Seamen;                          1,288
                                                           Remuneration for Employment.
46 U.S.C. 10315(c)......................................  Allotment to Seamen................              1,288
46 U.S.C. 10321.........................................  Seamen Protection; General.........              8,935
46 U.S.C. 10505(a)(2)...................................  Coastwise Voyages: Advances........              8,935
46 U.S.C. 10505(b)......................................  Coastwise Voyages: Advances;                     8,935
                                                           Remuneration for Employment.
46 U.S.C. 10508(b)......................................  Coastwise Voyages: Seamen                        8,935
                                                           Protection; General.
46 U.S.C. 10711.........................................  Effects of Deceased Seamen.........                516
46 U.S.C. 10902(a)(2)...................................  Complaints of Unfitness............              1,288
46 U.S.C. 10903(d)......................................  Proceedings on Examination of                      257
                                                           Vessel.
46 U.S.C. 10907(b)......................................  Permission to Make Complaint.......              1,288
46 U.S.C. 11101(f)......................................  Accommodations for Seamen..........              1,288
46 U.S.C. 11102(b)......................................  Medicine Chests on Vessels.........              1,288
46 U.S.C. 11104(b)......................................  Destitute Seamen...................                257
46 U.S.C. 11105(c)......................................  Wages on Discharge.................              1,288
46 U.S.C. 11303(a)......................................  Log Books; Master Failing to                       516
                                                           Maintain.
46 U.S.C. 11303(b)......................................  Log Books; Master Failing to Make                  516
                                                           Entry.
46 U.S.C. 11303(c)......................................  Log Books; Late Entry..............                387
46 U.S.C. 11506.........................................  Carrying of Sheath Knives..........                129
46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(1)...................................  Vessel Documentation...............             16,884
46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(2)...................................  Documentation of Vessels--Related               28,142
                                                           to activities involving mobile
                                                           offshore drilling units.
46 U.S.C. 12151(c)......................................  Vessel Documentation; Fishery                  129,032
                                                           Endorsement.
46 U.S.C. 12309(a)......................................  Numbering of Undocumented Vessels--             12,891
                                                           Willful violation.
46 U.S.C. 12309(b)......................................  Numbering of Undocumented Vessels..              2,579
46 U.S.C. 12507(b)......................................  Vessel Identification System.......             21,663
46 U.S.C. 14701.........................................  Measurement of Vessels.............             47,216
46 U.S.C. 14702.........................................  Measurement; False Statements......             47,216
46 U.S.C. 31309.........................................  Commercial Instruments and Maritime             21,663
                                                           Liens.
46 U.S.C. 31330(a)(2)...................................  Commercial Instruments and Maritime             21,663
                                                           Liens; Mortgagor.
46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2)...................................  Commercial Instruments and Maritime             54,157
                                                           Liens; Violation of 31329.
46 U.S.C. 70036(a)......................................  Ports and Waterways Safety                      97,014
                                                           Regulations.
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(B)................................  Vessel Navigation: Regattas or                   9,753
                                                           Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person
                                                           in Charge.
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(C)................................  Vessel Navigation: Regattas or                   9,753
                                                           Marine Parades; Owner Onboard
                                                           Vessel.
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(D)................................  Vessel Navigation: Regattas or                   4,876
                                                           Marine Parades; Other Persons.
46 U.S.C. 70119(a)......................................  Port Security......................             35,905
46 U.S.C. 70119(b)......................................  Port Security--Continuing                       64,515
                                                           Violations.
46 U.S.C. 70506.........................................  Maritime Drug Law Enforcement;                   5,953
                                                           Penalties.
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1)....................................  Hazardous Materials: Related to                 84,425
                                                           Vessels--Maximum Penalty.
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2)....................................  Hazardous Materials: Related to                196,992
                                                           Vessels--Penalty from Fatalities,
                                                           Serious Injuries/Illness or
                                                           Substantial Damage to Property.
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3)....................................  Hazardous Materials: Related to                    508
                                                           Vessels--Training.
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Title 49--Transportation

PART 1503--INVESTIGATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES

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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, $12,045 per violation, 
up to a total of $60,226 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, $12,045 per violation, up to a total of 
$481,802 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, $14,074 per violation, 
up to a total of $70,375 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 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, $14,074 per violation, up to a total of $562,996 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, $35,188 per violation, up to a total of $562,996 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.

Jonathan E. Meyer,
General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2021-22564 Filed 10-15-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P, 9110-05-P, 9110-9-P, 9111-14-P, 9111-28-P