Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2022, 2328-2340 [2022-00144]

Download as PDF 2328 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations airspace is necessary to ensure proper containment of the procedures. Additionally, this action removes the China Lake (NAVY) TACAN from the Class E5 text header and airspace description. The navigational aid (NAVAID) is not needed to describe the airspace area, and removal of the NAVAID simplifies the airspace description. Lastly, this action implements numerous administrative updates to Class D and Class E5 text headers and the Class D airspace description. The city name in the first line of the text headers is amended from ‘‘China Lake NWC’’ to ‘‘China Lake’’, to match the FAA database. The airport name in the second line of the text headers is amended from ‘‘China Lake NWC’’ to ‘‘China Lake NAWS (Armitage Field) Airport’’, to match the FAA database. The geographic coordinates in the third line of the text headers are updated to ‘‘lat. 35°41′09″ N, long. 117°41′32″ W’’, to match the FAA database. The term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ in the last line of the Class D airspace description is updated to ‘‘Chart Supplement.’’ FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial, and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant the preparation of an environmental assessment. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on January 4, 2022. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2022–00279 Filed 1–13–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Adoption of the Amendment DEPARTMENT OF LABOR In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: Employment and Training Administration PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * AWP CA D * China Lake, CA [Amended] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * AWP CA E5 * * China Lake, CA [Amended] China Lake NAWS (Armitage Field) Airport, CA (Lat. 35°41′09″ N, long. 117°41′32″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.5-mile radius of the airport, and within a 7-mile radius of the airport from the 115° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 271° bearing from the airport, and within 2.9 miles each side of the 184° bearing from the airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 9 miles south of the airport. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 20 CFR Parts 702, 725, and 726 Office of the Secretary 29 CFR Part 5 Sfmt 4700 Wage and Hour Division 29 CFR Parts 500, 501, 503, 530, 570, 578, 579, 801, 810, and 825 Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1903 China Lake NAWS (Armitage Field) Airport, CA (Lat. 35°41′09″ N, long. 117°41′32″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 4,800 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.9 miles each side of the 226° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.5-mile radius to 5.3 miles southwest of the airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. * Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs 41 CFR Part 50–201 [Amended] * 20 CFR Part 655 Mine Safety and Health Administration 30 CFR Part 100 RIN 1290–AA46 Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2022 Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary, Wage and Hour Division, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the Department to annually adjust its civil SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost-of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly, this final rule sets forth the Department’s 2022 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties. DATES: This final rule is effective on January 15, 2022. As provided by the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after January 15, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin FitzGerald, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–5076 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this final rule may be obtained in alternative formats (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–5959 (this is not a tollfree number). TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free 1–877–889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Preamble Table of Contents I. Background II. Adjustment for 2022 III. Paperwork Reduction Act IV. Administrative Procedure Act V. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review, Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Costs VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act VII. Other Regulatory Considerations A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments D. The Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999: Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families E. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks F. Environmental Impact Assessment G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property Rights I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis I. Background On November 2, 2015, Congress enacted the Federal Civil Penalties VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Public Law 114–74, sec. 701 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as previously amended by the 1996 Debt Collection Improvement Act (collectively, the ‘‘Prior Inflation Adjustment Act’’), to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The Inflation Adjustment Act required agencies to (1) adjust the level of civil monetary penalties with an initial ‘‘catch-up’’ adjustment through an interim final rule (IFR); and (2) make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. On July 1, 2016, the Department published an IFR that established the initial catch-up adjustment for most civil penalties that the Department administers and requested comments. See 81 FR 43430 (DOL IFR). On January 18, 2017, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2017 Annual Adjustment for those civil monetary penalties adjusted in the DOL IFR. See 82 FR 5373 (DOL 2017 Annual Adjustment). On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) (collectively, ‘‘the Departments’’) jointly published an IFR that established the initial catch-up adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced in connection with the employment of temporary nonimmigrant workers under the H–2B program. See 81 FR 42983 (Joint IFR). On March 17, 2017, the Departments jointly published the final rule establishing the 2017 Annual Adjustment for the H–2B civil monetary penalties. See 82 FR 14147 (Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment). The Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment also explained that DOL would make future adjustments to the H–2B civil monetary penalties consistent with DOL’s delegated authority under 8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14), Immigration and Nationality Act section 214(c)(14), and the Inflation Adjustment Act. See 82 FR 14147–48. On January 2, 2018, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2018 Annual Adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, including H–2B civil monetary penalties. See 83 FR 7 (DOL 2018 Annual Adjustment). On January 23, 2019, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2019 Annual Adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, including H–2B civil monetary penalties. See 84 FR 213 (DOL 2019 Annual Adjustment). On January 15, PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2329 2020, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2020 Annual Adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, including H–2B civil monetary penalties. See 85 FR 2292 (DOL 2020 Annual Adjustment). On January 14, 2021, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2021 Annual Adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, including H–2B civil monetary penalties. See 86 FR 2964 (DOL 2021 Annual Adjustment). This rule implements the 2022 annual inflation adjustments, as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, including H–2B civil monetary penalties. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of the increase. Pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act, this final rule is published notwithstanding Section 553 of the APA. This rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866. Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this rule as not a ‘major rule,’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). II. Adjustment for 2022 The Department has undertaken a thorough review of civil penalties administered by its various components pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act and in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.1 The Department first identified the most recent penalty amount, which (with two exceptions, discussed herein) is the amount established by the 2021 annual adjustment as set forth in the DOL 2021 Annual Adjustment published on January 14, 2021. The Department is also responsible for administering and enforcing a newlyenacted civil monetary penalty regarding retention of tips under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). See Public Law 115–141, section 1201 (2018) enacting $1,100 civil monetary penalty). In 2018, Congress amended the FLSA to expressly prohibit employers from keeping employee’s tips for any purpose, and gave the Department discretion to impose civil monetary penalties of up to $1,100 on employers that unlawfully keep tips. See 29 U.S.C. 1 M–22–07, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2022, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 15, 2021). E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 2330 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations 203(m)(2)(B); 216(e)(2). On December 30, 2020, the Department published a final rule that, among other provisions, would have codified this tips retention civil monetary penalty and adjusted the amount of the civil money penalty for inflation pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 to the amount of $1,162. See Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 85 FR 86,756 (Final Rule, Dec. 30, 2020) (2020 Tip final rule). The 2020 Tip final rule was initially scheduled to go into effect on March 1, 2021. However, the Department delayed the 2020 Tip final rule’s effective date first to April 30, 2021, and then subsequently delayed the effective date of certain portions of the rule until December 31, 2021. On March 25, 2021, the Department proposed to withdraw and repropose two portions of the 2020 Tip final rule, including the portion incorporating the new provisions authorizing the assessment of civil monetary penalties for violations of section 3(m)(2)(B) of the FLSA. See Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); Partial Withdrawal, 86 FR 15,817 (proposed March 25, 2021). On September 24, 2021, the Department finalized those proposed regulations, which included an adjustment of the civil monetary amount to $1,162 pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act. See Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); Partial Withdrawal, 86 FR 52,973 (Final Rule, Sept. 24, 2021). Those regulations became effective on November 23, 2021. Accordingly, for purposes of this Inflation Adjustment Act final rule, the most recent penalty amount for the new tips retention civil monetary penalty is $1,162. In addition, the Department is responsible for administering and enforcing the high-wage components of the labor value content requirements as set forth in section 202A of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (USMCA), Public Law 116–113, 134 Stat. 11 (2020), codified at 19 U.S.C. 1508, as amended, and 19 U.S.C. 4501 et seq. The Department published an Interim Final Rule implementing regulations necessary to administer these requirements, which became effective on July 1, 2020. See High-Wage Components of the Labor Value Content Requirements Under the United StatesMexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act, 85 FR 39,782 (Interim Final Rule, July 1, 2020) (codified at 29 CFR part 810) (2020 USMCA IFR). Among other provisions, pursuant to the Secretary’s authority under 19 U.S.C. 4532(e)(5), the 2020 USMCA IFR established a civil monetary penalty at 29 CFR 810.800(c)(3)(i) of up to $50,000 per violation of the rule’s whistleblower protections. The Department was not required to adjust this civil monetary penalty in its 2021 Inflation Adjustment Act rule because this penalty was established within the 12 months preceding the 2021 inflation adjustment. See Inflation Adjustment Act, § 4(d), 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, § 4(d). Accordingly, for purposes of this Inflation Adjustment Act final rule, the most recent maximum penalty amount for the new USMCA civil monetary penalty is $50,000. The Department is required to calculate the annual adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI–U). Annual inflation adjustments are based on the percent change between the October CPI–U preceding the date of the adjustment, and the prior year’s October CPI–U; in this case, the percent change between the October 2021 CPI–U and the October 2020 CPI–U. The cost-ofliving adjustment multiplier for 2022, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI–U) for the month of October 2021, not seasonally adjusted, is 1.06222.2 In order to compute the 2022 annual adjustment, the Department multiplied the most recent penalty amount for each applicable penalty by the multiplier, 1.06222, and rounded to the nearest dollar. As provided by the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of this rule.3 Accordingly, for penalties assessed after January 15, 2022, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015, the higher penalty amounts outlined in this rule will apply. The tables below demonstrate the penalty amounts that apply: CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SECTION 3(m)(2)(B) OF THE FLSA (TIPS) Violations occurring Penalty assessed Which penalty level applies After March 23, 2018 ........................ After March 23, 2018 ........................ After March 23, 2018 ........................ After March 23, 2018 but on or before November 23, 2021 ........ After November 23, 2021 but on or before January 15, 2022 ..... After January 15, 2022 .................................................................. CAA amount ($1,100). November 23, 2021 level ($1,162). January 15, 2022 levels. CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR USMCA VIOLATIONS Violations occurring Penalty assessed Which penalty level applies After July 1, 2020 ............................. After July 1, 2020 ............................. After July 1, 2020 but on or before January 15, 2022 .................. After January 15, 2022 .................................................................. 2020 USMCA IFR amount ($50,000). January 15, 2022 levels ($53,111). lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR THE H–2B TEMPORARY NON-AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROGRAM Violations occurring Penalty assessed On or before November 2, 2015 ...... On or before November 2, 2015 ...... After November 2, 2015 ................... After November 2, 2015 ................... After November 2, 2015 ................... After November 2, 2015 ................... After November 2, 2015 ................... On or before August 1, 2016 ........................................................ After August 1, 2016 ..................................................................... After August 1, 2016, but on or before March 17, 2017 ............... After March 17, 2017, but on or before January 2, 2018 ............. After January 2, 2018, but on or before January 23, 2019 .......... After January 23, 2019, but on or before January 15, 2020 ........ After January 15, 2020, but on or before January 15, 2021 ........ 2 OMB provided the year-over-year multiplier, rounded to 5 decimal points. Id. at 1. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 Which penalty level applies Pre-August 1, 2016 levels. Pre-August 1, 2016 levels. August 1, 2016 levels. March 17, 2017 levels. January 2, 2018 levels. January 23, 2019 levels. January 15, 2020 levels. 3 Appendix 1 consists of a table that provides ready access to key information about each penalty. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations 2331 CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR THE H–2B TEMPORARY NON-AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROGRAM—Continued Violations occurring Penalty assessed Which penalty level applies After November 2, 2015 ................... After November 2, 2015 ................... After January 15, 2021, but on or before January 15, 2022 ........ After January 15, 2022 .................................................................. January 15, 2021 levels. January 15, 2022 levels. CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR OTHER DOL PROGRAMS Violations occurring Penalty assessed On or before November 2, 2015 ...... On or before November 2, 2015 ...... After November 2, 2015 ................... After November 2, 2015 ................... After November 2, 2015 ................... After November 2, 2015 ................... After November 2, 2015 ................... After November 2, 2015 ................... After November 2, 2015 ................... On or before August 1, 2016 ........................................................ After August 1, 2016 ..................................................................... After August 1, 2016, but on or before January 13, 2017 ............ After January 13, 2017, but on or before January 2, 2018 .......... After January 2, 2018, but on or before January 23, 2019 .......... After January 23, 2019, but on or before January 15, 2020 ........ After January 15, 2020, but on or before January 15, 2021 ........ After January 15, 2021, but on or before January 15, 2022 ........ After January 15, 2022 .................................................................. III. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507(d)) requires that the Department consider the impact of paperwork and other information collection burdens imposed on the public. The Department has determined that this final rule does not require any collection of information. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 IV. Administrative Procedure Act The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall annually adjust civil monetary penalties for inflation notwithstanding section 553 of the APA. Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a nondiscretionary cost-of-living formula for annual adjustment of the civil monetary penalties. For these reasons, the requirements in sections 553(b), (c), and (d) of the APA, relating to notice and comment and requiring that a rule be effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, are inapplicable. V. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review and Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review Executive Order 12866 requires that regulatory agencies assess both the costs and benefits of significant regulatory actions. Under the Executive Order, a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ is one meeting any of a number of specified conditions, including the following: Having an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; creating a serious inconsistency or interfering with an action of another agency; materially altering the budgetary impact of entitlements or the rights of entitlement recipients; or raising novel legal or policy issues. The Department has determined that this final rule is not a ‘‘significant’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 Which penalty level applies regulatory action and a cost-benefit and economic analysis is not required. This regulation merely adjusts civil monetary penalties in accordance with inflation as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, and has no impact on disclosure or compliance costs. The benefit provided by the inflationary adjustment to the maximum civil monetary penalties is that of maintaining the incentive for the regulated community to comply with the laws enforced by the Department, and not allowing the incentive to be diminished by inflation. Executive Order 13563 directs agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility to minimize burden. The Inflation Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the annual adjustments without regard to section 553 of the APA. In that context, Congress has already determined that any possible increase in costs is justified by the overall benefits of such adjustments. This final rule makes only the statutory changes outlined herein; thus there are no alternatives or further analysis required by Executive Order 13563. VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. (RFA), imposes certain requirements on Federal agency PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Pre-August 1, 2016 levels. Pre-August 1, 2016 levels. August 1, 2016 levels. January 13, 2017 levels. January 2, 2018 levels. January 23, 2019 levels. January 15, 2020 levels. January 15, 2021 levels. January 15, 2022 levels. rules that are subject to the notice and comment requirements of the APA, 5 U.S.C. 553(b). This final rule is exempt from the requirements of the APA because the Inflation Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the annual adjustments without regard to section 553 of the APA. Therefore, the requirements of the RFA applicable to notices of proposed rulemaking, 5 U.S.C. 603, do not apply to this rule. Accordingly, the Department is not required to either certify that the final rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities or conduct a regulatory flexibility analysis. VII. Other Regulatory Considerations A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531–1538, requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a state, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. This Final Rule will not result in such an expenditure. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 667) requires Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-approved State Plans to have standards and an enforcement program that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA’s standards and enforcement E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 2332 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations program. OSHA-approved State Plans must have maximum and minimum penalty levels that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA’s, per section 18(c)(2) of the OSH Act. See also 29 CFR 1902.4(c)(2)(xi); 1902.37(b)(12). State Plans are required to increase their penalties in alignment with OSHA’s penalty increases to maintain at least as effective penalty levels. State Plans are not required to impose monetary penalties on state and local government employers. See § 1956.11(c)(2)(x). Five (5) states and one territory have State Plans that cover only state and local government employees: Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, New York, and the Virgin Islands. Therefore, the requirements to increase the penalty levels do not apply to these State Plans. Twenty-one states and one U.S. territory have State Plans that cover both private sector employees and state and local government employees: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. They must increase their penalties for privatesector employers. Other than as listed above, this final rule does not have federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct effects on the states, on the relationship between the national government and the states, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Accordingly, Executive Order 13132, Federalism, requires no further agency action or analysis. workers, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Workers’ compensation. C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments 29 CFR Part 530 This final rule does not have ‘‘tribal implications’’ because it does not have substantial direct effects on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Accordingly, Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, requires no further agency action or analysis. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 20 CFR Part 726 Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal miners, Mines, Penalties. 29 CFR Part 5 Administrative practice and procedure, Construction industry, Employee benefit plans, Government contracts, Law enforcement, Minimum wages, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Immigration, Labor, Penalties. 20 CFR Part 702 Administrative practice and procedure, Longshore and harbor Jkt 256001 29 CFR Part 825 Administrative practice and procedure, Airmen, Employee benefit plans, Health, Health insurance, Labor management relations, Maternal and child health, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Teachers. 29 CFR Part 1903 Intergovernmental relations, Law enforcement, Occupational Safety and Health, Penalties. 30 CFR Part 100 Mine safety and health, Penalties. Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Housing, Insurance, Intergovernmental relations, Investigations, Migrant labor, Motor vehicle safety, Occupational safety and health, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages, Whistleblowing. 41 CFR Part 50–201 Child labor, Government procurement, Minimum wages, Occupational safety and health, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons set out in the preamble, 20 CFR chapters VI and VII, 29 CFR subtitle A and chapters V, XVII, and XXV, 30 CFR chapter I, and 41 CFR chapter 50 are amended as follows. 29 CFR Part 501 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Administrative practice and procedure, Agriculture, Aliens, Employment, Housing, Housing standards, Immigration, Labor, Migrant labor, Penalties, Transportation, Wages. Employment and Training Administration 29 CFR Part 500 29 CFR Part 503 Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Housing, Immigration, Labor, Penalties, Transportation, Wages. Administrative practice and procedure, Clothing, Homeworkers, Indians-arts and crafts, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Surety bonds, Watches and jewelry. 29 CFR Part 570 Child labor, Law enforcement, Penalties. 29 CFR Part 578 Penalties, Wages. Child labor, Penalties. 20 CFR Part 655 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal miners, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 29 CFR Part 579 List of Subjects VerDate Sep<11>2014 20 CFR Part 725 29 CFR Part 810 Labor, Wages, Hours of work, Trade agreement, Motor vehicle, Tariffs, Imports, Whistleblowing. 29 CFR Part 801 Administrative practice and procedure, Employment, Lie detector tests, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Title 20—Employees’ Benefits PART 655—TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN WORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES 1. The authority citation for part 655 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Section 655.0 issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E)(iii), 1101(a)(15)(H)(i) and (ii), 8 U.S.C. 1103(a)(6), 1182(m), (n), and (t), 1184(c), (g), and (j), 1188, and 1288(c) and (d); sec. 3(c)(1), Pub. L. 101–238, 103 Stat. 2099, 2102 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 221(a), Pub. L. 101–649, 104 Stat. 4978, 5027 (8 U.S.C. 1184 note); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. L. 102– 232, 105 Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 323(c), Pub. L. 103–206, 107 Stat. 2428; sec. 412(e), Pub. L. 105–277, 112 Stat. 2681 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106–95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); 29 U.S.C. 49k; Pub. L. 107–296, 116 Stat. 2135, as amended; Pub. L. 109–423, 120 Stat. 2900; 8 CFR 214.2(h)(4)(i); and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(iii); and sec. 6, Pub. L. 115–128, 132 Stat. 1547 (48 U.S.C. 1806). Subpart A issued under 8 CFR 214.2(h). Subpart B issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), and 1188; and 8 CFR 214.2(h). Subpart E issued under 48 U.S.C. 1806. Subparts F and G issued under 8 U.S.C. 1288(c) and (d); sec. 323(c), Pub. L. 103–206, 107 Stat. 2428; and 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, Pub. L. 114–74 at section 701. E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 2333 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations Subparts H and I issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) and (b)(1), 1182(n), and (t), and 1184(g) and (j); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. L. 102–232, 105 Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 412(e), Pub. L. 105–277, 112 Stat. 2681; 8 CFR 214.2(h); and 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, Pub. L. 114–74 at section 701. Subparts L and M issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c) and 1182(m); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106–95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); Pub. L. 109–423, 120 Stat. 2900; and 8 CFR 214.2(h). §§ 655.620, 655.801, and 655.810 [Amended] remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column. 2. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, ■ Paragraph Remove § 655.620(a) ............................................................................................................................................................. § 655.801(b) ............................................................................................................................................................. § 655.810(b)(1) introductory text .............................................................................................................................. § 655.810(b)(2) introductory text .............................................................................................................................. § 655.810(b)(3) introductory text .............................................................................................................................. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, and 8171 et seq.; 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.; 43 U.S.C. 1333; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174, 64 Stat. 1263; Secretary’s Order 10– 2009, 74 FR 58834. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs PART 702—ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE 3. The authority citation for part 702 continues to read as follows: ■ $24,730 .......................... January 15, 2021 ........... $301 ............................... January 15, 2021 ........... January 15, 2021 ........... $2,473 ............................ $12,363 .......................... 5. The authority citation for part 725 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174; 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., 902(f), 921, 932, 936; 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 405; Secretary’s Order 10–2009, 74 FR 58834. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 4. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section or paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount or date indicated in the right column. § 702.204 ................................................................................................................................ § 702.204 ................................................................................................................................ § 702.236 ................................................................................................................................ § 702.236 ................................................................................................................................ § 702.271(a)(2) ........................................................................................................................ § 702.271(a)(2) ........................................................................................................................ § 702.271(a)(2) ........................................................................................................................ [Amended] 6. In § 725.621, amend paragraph (d) by removing ‘‘January 15, 2021’’ and adding in its place ‘‘January 15, 2022’’ and by removing ‘‘$1,506’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$1,600’’. ■ PART 726—BLACK LUNG BENEFITS; REQUIREMENTS FOR COAL MINE OPERATOR’S INSURANCE 7. The authority citation for part 726 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., 902(f), 925, 932, 933, 934, 936; 33 U.S.C. Add § 726.302 [Amended] 8. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount or date indicated in the right column. ■ Remove § 726.302(c)(2)(i) table Introductory text ................................................................................ § 726.302(c)(2)(i) table ............................................................................................................ § 726.302(c)(2)(i) table ............................................................................................................ § 726.302(c)(2)(i) table ............................................................................................................ § 726.302(c)(2)(i) table ............................................................................................................ § 726.302(c)(4) ........................................................................................................................ § 726.302(c)(4) ........................................................................................................................ § 726.302(c)(5) ........................................................................................................................ § 726.302(c)(5) ........................................................................................................................ § 726.302(c)(6) ........................................................................................................................ § 726.302(c)(6) ........................................................................................................................ January 15, 2021 ........... $148 ............................... 293 ................................. 441 ................................. 586 ................................. January 15, 2021 ........... $148 ............................... January 15, 2021 ........... $441 ............................... January 15, 2021 ........... $3,011 ............................ 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 $26,269. January 15, 2022. $320. January 15, 2022. January 15, 2022. $2,627. $13,132. 901 et seq.; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174; Secretary’s Order 10–2009, 74 FR 58834. Paragraph VerDate Sep<11>2014 $10,360 8,433 2,072 8,433 59,028 ■ Remove § 725.621 $9,753 7,939 1,951 7,939 55,570 §§ 702.204, 702.236, and 702.271 [Amended] Section/paragraph PART 725—CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS UNDER PART C OF TITLE IV OF THE FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT, AS AMENDED Add E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 Add January $157. $311. $468. $622. January $157. January $468. January $3,198. 15, 2022. 15, 2022. 15, 2022. 15, 2022. 2334 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF LABOR § 5.5 Wage and Hour Division ■ [Amended] 10. In § 5.5, amend paragraph (b)(2) by removing ‘‘$27’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$29’’. Title 29—Labor PART 5—LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS COVERING FEDERALLY FINANCED AND ASSISTED CONSTRUCTION (ALSO LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO NONCONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS SUBJECT TO THE CONTRACT WORK HOURS AND SAFETY STANDARDS ACT) 9. The authority citation for part 5 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; R.S. 161, 64 Stat. 1267; Reorganization Plan No. 14 of 1950, 5 U.S.C. appendix; 40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.; 40 U.S.C. 3145; 40 U.S.C. 3148; 40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.; and the laws listed in 5.1(a) of this part; Secretary’s Order No. 01–2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701, 129 Stat 584. § 5.8 [Amended] 11. In § 5.8, amend paragraph (a) by removing ‘‘$27’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$29’’. PART 501—ENFORCEMENT OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY ALIEN AGRICULTURAL WORKERS ADMITTED UNDER SECTION 218 OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT ■ PART 500—MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION 12. The authority citation for part 500 continues to read as follows: 14. The authority citation for part 501 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), and 1188; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701. ■ Authority: Pub. L. 97–470, 96 Stat. 2583 (29 U.S.C. 1801–1872); Secretary’s Order No. 01–2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114–74, 129 Stat 584. § 500.1 [Amended] § 501.19 [Amended] 15. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column. ■ 13. In § 500.1, amend paragraph (e) by removing ‘‘$2,579’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$2,739’’. ■ Paragraph Remove § 501.19(c) introductory text .................................................................................................................................... § 501.19(c)(1) ........................................................................................................................................................... § 501.19(c)(2) ........................................................................................................................................................... § 501.19(c)(4) ........................................................................................................................................................... § 501.19(d) ............................................................................................................................................................... § 501.19(e) ............................................................................................................................................................... § 501.19(f) ................................................................................................................................................................ PART 503—ENFORCEMENT OF OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY NONIMMIGRANT NONAGRICULTURAL WORKERS DESCRIBED IN THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b); 8 U.S.C. 1184; 8 CFR 214.2(h); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701. 16. The authority citation for part 503 continues to read as follows: ■ § 503.23 ■ [Amended] 17. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, Remove § 503.23(b) ............................................................................................................................................................... § 503.23(c) ............................................................................................................................................................... § 503.23(d) ............................................................................................................................................................... PART 530—EMPLOYMENT OF HOMEWORKERS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES 01–2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701, 129 Stat 584. 18. The authority citation for part 530 continues to read as follows: ■ ■ lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Authority: Sec. 11, 52 Stat. 1066 (29 U.S.C. 211) as amended by sec. 9, 63 Stat. 910 (29 U.S.C. 211(d)); Secretary’s Order No. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 $1,898 6,386 63,232 126,463 6,386 18,970 18,970 remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph, and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column: Paragraph ■ $1,787 6,012 59,528 119,055 6,012 17,859 17,859 Add 19. In § 530.302: a. Amend paragraph (a) by removing ‘‘$1,084’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$1,151;’’ and ■ b. Revising paragraph (b). The revision reads as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 530.302 $13,072 13,072 13,072 Add $13,885 13,885 13,885 Amounts of civil penalties. * * * * * (b) The amount of civil money penalties shall be determined per affected homeworker within the limits set forth in the following schedule, except that no penalty shall be assessed in the case of violations which are deemed to be de minimis in nature: E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 2335 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (b) Penalty per affected homeworker Nature of violation Minor Recordkeeping ........................................................................................................... Monetary violations .................................................................................................... Employment of homeworkers without a certificate .................................................... Other violations of statutes, regulations or employer assurances ............................ PART 570—CHILD LABOR REGULATIONS, ORDERS AND STATEMENTS OF INTERPRETATION Subpart G—General Statements of Interpretation of the Child Labor Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as Amended 20. The authority citation for subpart G of part 570 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 52 Stat. 1060–1069, as amended; 29 U.S.C. 201–219; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701. § 570.140 [Amended] $22–231 22–231 .............................. 22–231 PART 578—TIP RETENTION, MINIMUM WAGE, AND OVERTIME VIOLATIONS—CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES 22. The authority citation for part 578 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 29 U.S.C. 216(e), as amended by sec. 9, Pub. L. 101–157, 103 Stat. 938, sec. 3103, Pub. L. 101–508, 104 Stat. 1388–29, sec. 302(a), Pub. L. 110–233, 122 Stat. 920, and sec. 1201, Div. S., Tit. XII, Pub. L. 115– 141, 132 Stat. 348; Pub. L. 101–410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note), as amended by sec. 31001(s), Pub. L. 104–134, 110 Stat. 1321–358, 1321–373, and sec. 701, Pub. L. 114–74, 129 Stat 584. § 578.3 [Amended] 23. In § 578.3, amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing ‘‘$1,162’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$1,234’’. ■ 24. In § 578.3, amend paragraph (a)(2) by removing ‘‘$2,074’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$2,203’’. ■ 21. In § 570.140, amend paragraph (b)(1) by removing ‘‘$13,227’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$14,050’’ and paragraph (b)(2) by removing ‘‘$60,115’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$63,855’’. ■ $231–460 231–460 231–460 231–460 24. The authority citation for part 579 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 29 U.S.C. 203(m), (l), 211, 212, 213(c), 216; Reorg. Plan No. 6 of 1950, 64 Stat. 1263, 5 U.S.C. App; secs. 25, 29, 88 Stat. 72, 76; Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 01– 2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 Note. § 579.1 [Amended] 25. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column. ■ Remove § 579.1(a)(1)(i)(A) ..................................................................................................................................................... § 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B) ..................................................................................................................................................... § 579.1(a)(2)(i) ......................................................................................................................................................... § 579.1(a)(2)(ii) ......................................................................................................................................................... 26. The authority citation for part 801 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Pub. L. 100–347, 102 Stat. 646, 29 U.S.C. 2001–2009; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701, 129 Stat 584. § 801.42 [Amended] 27. In § 801.42, amend paragraph (a) introductory text by removing ‘‘$21,663’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$23,011’’. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 PART 810—HIGH-WAGE COMPONENTS OF THE LABOR VALUE CONTENT REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE UNITED STATES-MEXICOCANADA AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT 28. The authority citation for part 810 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 19 U.S.C. 1508(b)(4) & 19 U.S.C. 4535(b); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701. § 810.800 [Amended] Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 $14,050 63,855 2,203 1,234 30. The authority citation for part 825 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 29 U.S.C. 2654; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114– 74 at § 701. § 825.300 [Amended] 31. In § 825.300, amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing ‘‘$178’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$189’’. ■ 29. In § 810.800, amend paragraph (c)(3)(i) by removing ‘‘$50,000’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$53,111’’. Frm 00027 $13,227 60,115 2,074 1,162 Add PART 825—THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993 ■ PO 00000 $460–1,151 .............................. 460–1,151 460–1,151 PART 579—CHILD LABOR VIOLATIONS—CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES Paragraph PART 801—APPLICATION OF THE EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT OF 1988 Repeated, intentional or knowing Substantial E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 2336 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations Authority: Secs. 8 and 9 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 657, 658); 5 U.S.C. 553; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990), as amended by Section 701, Pub. L. 114–74; Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012). DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration Title 29—Labor PART 1903—INSPECTIONS, CITATIONS, AND PROPOSED PENALTIES § 1903.15 32. The authority citation for part 1903 continues to read as follows: ■ Paragraph Remove § 1903.15(d) introductory text ............................ § 1903.15(d)(1) .................................................. § 1903.15(d)(1) .................................................. § 1903.15(d)(2) .................................................. § 1903.15(d)(3) .................................................. § 1903.15(d)(4) .................................................. § 1903.15(d)(5) .................................................. § 1903.15(d)(6) .................................................. January 15, 2021 ............................................. $9,753 ............................................................... $136,532 ........................................................... $136,532 ........................................................... $13,653 ............................................................. $13,653 ............................................................. $13,653 ............................................................. $13,653 ............................................................. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Title 30—Mineral Resources PART 100—CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR PROPOSED ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL PENALTIES 34. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 30 U.S.C. 815, 820, 957; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701. 35. In § 100.3, amend paragraph (a)(1) introductory text by removing ‘‘$74,775’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$79,428’’ and by removing the table in paragraph (g) and adding Table 14 to paragraph (g) to read as follows: ■ § 100.3 Determination of penalty amount; regular assessment. * * (g) * * * * * TABLE 14 TO PARAGRAPH (g)— PENALTY CONVERSION TABLE Points 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 Penalty ($) or fewer ........................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 $148 161 173 188 204 221 239 260 280 304 329 357 388 Jkt 256001 Add January 15, 2022. $10,360. $145,027. $145,027. $14,502. $14,502. $14,502. $14,502. TABLE 14 TO PARAGRAPH (g)—PENALTY CONVERSION TABLE—Continued 73 .......................................... 74 .......................................... 75 .......................................... 76 .......................................... 77 .......................................... 78 .......................................... 79 .......................................... 80 .......................................... 81 .......................................... 82 .......................................... 83 .......................................... 84 .......................................... 85 .......................................... 86 .......................................... 87 .......................................... 88 .......................................... 89 .......................................... 90 .......................................... 91 .......................................... 92 .......................................... 93 .......................................... 94 .......................................... 95 .......................................... 96 .......................................... 97 .......................................... 98 .......................................... 99 .......................................... 100 ........................................ 101 ........................................ 102 ........................................ 103 ........................................ 104 ........................................ 105 ........................................ 106 ........................................ 107 ........................................ 108 ........................................ 109 ........................................ 110 ........................................ 111 ........................................ 112 ........................................ 113 ........................................ PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 TABLE 14 TO PARAGRAPH (g)—PENALTY CONVERSION TABLE—Continued Penalty ($) Points ■ lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 [Amended] 33. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, ■ * remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount or date indicated in the right column. Sfmt 4700 420 453 492 535 576 626 678 735 796 860 934 1,011 1,097 1,188 1,285 1,393 1,509 1,635 1,771 1,917 2,077 2,251 2,438 2,641 2,859 3,100 3,358 3,638 3,940 4,268 4,624 5,008 5,427 5,878 6,368 6,898 7,473 8,095 8,767 9,499 10,291 Penalty ($) Points 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ or more .......................... * * * * §§ 100.4 and 100.5 11,149 12,076 13,081 14,172 15,352 16,631 18,015 19,517 21,140 22,903 24,811 26,874 29,114 31,540 34,166 37,012 40,096 43,435 47,051 50,970 55,036 59,100 63,168 67,230 71,297 75,361 79,428 * [Amended] 36. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the paragraph, and add in its place the dollar amount indicated in the right column. ■ E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 2337 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations Paragraph Remove § 100.4(a) ................................................................................................................................................................. § 100.4(b) ................................................................................................................................................................. § 100.4(c) introductory text ...................................................................................................................................... § 100.4(c) introductory text ...................................................................................................................................... § 100.5(c) ................................................................................................................................................................. § 100.5(d) ................................................................................................................................................................. § 100.5(e) ................................................................................................................................................................. Title 41—Public Contracts and Property Management PART 50–201—GENERAL REGULATIONS 37. The authority citation for part 50– 201 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Sec. 4, 49 Stat. 2038; 41 U.S.C. 38. Interpret or apply sec. 6, 49 Stat. 2038, $2,493 4,983 6,232 74,775 8,101 342 274,175 $2,648 5,293 6,620 79,428 8,605 363 291,234 as amended; 41 U.S.C. 40; 108 Stat. 7201; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701, 129 Stat 584. Signed in Washington, DC. Martin J. Walsh, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor. § 50–201.3 Note: The following Appendix will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations. [Amended] 38. In § 50–201.3, amend paragraph (e) by removing ‘‘$27’’ and adding in its place ‘‘$29’’. ■ 2021 2022 Agency Law Name description CFR citation Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) MSHA .... Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Regular Assessment ................................ 30 CFR 100.3(a) ..... ........................ $74,775 ......... ........................ $79,428. Penalty Conversion Table ........................ 30 CFR 100.3(g) ..... $139 $74,775 ......... $148 $79,428. Minimum Penalty for any order issued under 104(d)(1) of the Mine Act. 30 CFR 100.4(a) ..... 2,493 ....................... 2,648 Minimum penalty for any order issued under 104(d)(2) of the Mine Act. 30 CFR 100.4(b) ..... 4,983 ....................... 5,293 Penalty for failure to provide timely notification under 103(j) of the Mine Act. 39 CFR 100.4(c) ..... 6,232 $74,775 ......... 6,620 Any operator who fails to correct a violation for which a citation or order was issued under 104(a) of the Mine Act. 30 CFR 100.5(c) ..... ........................ $8,101 ........... ........................ $8,605. Violation of mandatory safety standards related to smoking standards. 30 CFR 100.5(d) ..... ........................ $342 .............. ........................ $363. Flagrant violations under 110(b)(2) of the Mine Act. 30 CFR 100.5(e) ..... ........................ $274,175 ....... ........................ $291,234. Section 209(b): Per plan year for failure to furnish reports (e.g., pension benefit statements) to certain former employees or maintain employee records each employee a separate violation. Section 502(c)(2)—Per day for failure/refusal to properly file plan annual report. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $31 ................ ........................ $33. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $2,259 ........... ........................ $2,400. Section 502(c)(4)—Per day for failure to disclose certain documents upon request under ERISA 101(k) and (l); failure to furnish notices under 101(j) and 514(e)(3)—each statutory recipient a separate violation. Section 502(c)(5)—Per day for each failure to file annual report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) under 101(g). 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $1,788 ........... ........................ $1,899. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $1,644 ........... ........................ $1,746. MSHA .... MSHA .... MSHA .... MSHA .... MSHA .... MSHA .... MSHA .... EBSA .... EBSA .... EBSA .... lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Add EBSA .... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 $79,428. 2338 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations 2021 Agency Law Name description CFR citation Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) EBSA .... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $161 per day, not to exceed $1,613 per request. $143 .............. ........................ EBSA .... ........................ $171 per day, not to exceed $1,713 per request. $152. EBSA .... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $1,419 ........... ........................ $1,507. EBSA .... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $120 .............. ........................ $127. EBSA .... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $120 .............. ........................ $127. EBSA .... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $120 .............. ........................ $127. EBSA .... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Section 502(c)(6)—Per day for each failure to provide Secretary of Labor requested documentation not to exceed a per-request maximum. Section 502(c)(7)—Per day for each failure to provide notices of blackout periods and of right to divest employer securities– each statutory recipient a separate violation. Section 502(c)(8)—Per each failure by an endangered status multiemployer plan to adopt a funding improvement plan or meet benchmarks; or failure of a critical status multiemployer plan to adopt a rehabilitation plan. Section 502(c)(9)(A)—Per day for each failure by an employer to inform employees of CHIP coverage opportunities under Section 701(f)(3)(B)(i)(l)— each employee a separate violation. Section 502(c)(9)(B)—Per day for each failure by a plan to timely provide to any State information required to be disclosed under Section 701(f)(3)(B)(ii), as added by CHIP regarding coverage coordination—each participant/beneficiary a separate violation. Section 502(c)(10)—Failure by any plan sponsor of group health plan, or any health insurance issuer offering health insurance coverage in connection with the plan, to meet the requirements of Sections 702(a)(1)(F), (b)(3), (c) or (d); or Section 701; or Section 702(b)(1) with respect to genetic information— daily per participant and beneficiary during non-compliance period. Section 502(c)(10)—uncorrected de minimis violation. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... 3,005 ....................... 3,192 Section 502(c)(10)—uncorrected tions that are not de minimis. viola- 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... 18,035 ....................... 19,157 Section 502(c)(10)—unintentional failure maximum cap. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $601,152 ....... ........................ $638,556. Section 502(c)(12)—Per day for each failure of a CSEC plan in restoration status to adopt a restoration plan. Section 502(m)—Failure of fiduciary to make a proper distribution from a defined benefit plan under section 206(e) of ERISA. Failure to provide Summary of Benefits Coverage under PHS Act section 2715(f), as incorporated in ERISA section 715 and 29 CFR 2590.715– 2715(e). Serious Violation ....................................... 29CFR 2575.1–3 ..... ........................ $110 .............. ........................ $117. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $17,416 ......... ........................ $18,500. 29 CFR 2575.1–3 ... ........................ $1,190 ........... ........................ $1,264. 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(3). ........................ $13,653 ......... ........................ $14,502. Other-Than-Serious .................................. 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(4). ........................ $13,653 ......... ........................ $14,502. Willful ........................................................ 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(1). 9,753 $136,532 ....... 10,360 $145,027. Repeated .................................................. 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(2). ........................ $136,532 ....... ........................ $145,027. Posting Requirement ................................ 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(6). ........................ $13,653 ......... ........................ $14,502. Failure to Abate ........................................ 29 CFR 1903.15(d)(5). ........................ $13,653 per day. ........................ $14,502 per day. FMLA ........................................................ 29 CFR 825.300(a)(1). ........................ $178 .............. ........................ $189. EBSA .... EBSA .... EBSA .... EBSA .... EBSA .... Employee Retirement Income Security Act. OSHA .... Occupational Safety and Health Act. Occupational Safety and Health Act. Occupational Safety and Health Act. Occupational Safety and Health Act. Occupational Safety and Health Act. Occupational Safety and Health Act. Family and Medical Leave Act. OSHA .... OSHA .... OSHA .... lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 2022 OSHA .... OSHA .... WHD ..... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 2339 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations 2021 Agency WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 WHD ..... WHD ..... WHD ..... Law Fair Labor Standards Fair Labor Standards Fair Labor Standards Fair Labor Standards Fair Labor Standards Fair Labor Standards Fair Labor Standards Fair Labor Standards Fair Labor Standards Name description Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) FLSA ......................................................... 29 CFR 578.3(a)(1) ........................ $1,162 ........... ........................ $1,234. FLSA ......................................................... 29 CFR 578.3(a)(2) ........................ $2,074 ........... ........................ $2,203. Child Labor ............................................... 29 CFR 579.1(a)(2)(i). 29 CFR 579.1(a)(2)(ii). 29 CFR 570.140(b)(1). 29 CFR 579.1(a)(1)(i)(A). 29 CFR 570.140(b)(2). 29 CFR 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B). 29 CFR 570.140(b)(2); 29 CFR 579.1(a)(1)(i)(B) Doubled. 29 CFR 500.1(e) ..... ........................ $2,074 ........... ........................ $2,203. ........................ $1,162 ........... ........................ $1,234. ........................ $13,227 ......... ........................ $14,050. ........................ $13,227 ......... ........................ $14,050. ........................ $60,115 ......... ........................ $63,855. ........................ $60,115 ......... ........................ $63,855. ........................ $120,230 ....... ........................ $127,710. ........................ $2,579 ........... ........................ $2,739. ........................ $1,951 ........... ........................ $2,072. ........................ $7,939 ........... ........................ $8,433. ........................ $7,939 ........... ........................ $8,433. Act. Act. Act. Child Labor ............................................... Act. Child Labor ............................................... Act. Child Labor ............................................... Act. Act. Act. Act. Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act. Employee Polygraph Protection Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Immigration & Nationality Act. Fair Labor Standards Act. Fair Labor Standards Act. United StatesMexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 CFR citation 2022 Child Labor that causes serious injury or death. Child Labor that causes serious injury or death. Child Labor willful or repeated that causes serious injury or death (penalty amount doubled). MSPA ........................................................ H1B ........................................................... H1B retaliation .......................................... H1B willful or discrimination ..................... 20 CFR 655.810(b)(1). 20 CFR 655.801(b) H1B willful that resulted in displacement of a US worker. D–1 ........................................................... 20 CFR 655.810(b)(2). 20 CFR 655.810(b)(3). 20 CFR 655.620(a) ........................ $55,570 ......... ........................ $59,028. ........................ $9,753 ........... ........................ $10,360. CWHSSA .................................................. 29 CFR 5.5(b)(2) ..... ........................ $27 ................ ........................ $29. CWHSSA .................................................. 29 CFR 5.8(a) ......... ........................ $27 ................ ........................ $29. Walsh-Healey ........................................... 41 CFR 50–201.3(e) ........................ $27 ................ ........................ $29. EPPA ........................................................ 29 CFR 801.42(a) ... ........................ $21,663 ......... ........................ $23,011. H2A ........................................................... 29 CFR 501.19(c) ... ........................ $1,787 ........... ........................ $1,898. H2A willful or discrimination ..................... 29 CFR 501.19(c)(1) ........................ $6,012 ........... ........................ $6,386. H2A Safety or health resulting in serious injury or death. H2A willful or repeated safety or health resulting in serious injury or death. H2A failing to cooperate in an investigation. H2A displacing a US worker .................... 29 CFR 501.19(c)(2) ........................ $59,528 ......... ........................ $63,232. 29 CFR 501.19(c)(4) ........................ $119,055 ....... ........................ $126,463. 29 CFR 501.19(d) ... ........................ $6,012 ........... ........................ $6,386. 29 CFR 501.19(e) ... ........................ $17,859 ......... ........................ $18,970. H2A improperly rejecting a US worker ..... 29 CFR 501.19(f) .... ........................ $17,859 ......... ........................ $18,970. H–2B ......................................................... 29 CFR 503.23(b) ... ........................ $13,072 ......... ........................ $13,885. H–2B ......................................................... 29 CFR 503.23(c) ... ........................ $13,072 ......... ........................ $13,885. H–2B ......................................................... 29 CFR 503.23(d) ... ........................ $13,072 ......... ........................ $13,885. Home Worker ........................................... 29 CFR 530.302(a) ........................ $1,084 ........... ........................ $1,151. Home Worker ........................................... 29 CFR 530.302(b) 21 $1,084 ........... 22 $1,151. Whistleblower ........................................... 29 CFR 810.800(c)(3)(i). ........................ $50,000 ......... ........................ 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1 $53,111. 2340 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Rules and Regulations 2021 Agency Law Name description CFR citation Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Min penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) Max penalty (rounded to nearest dollar) OWCP ... Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Black Lung Benefits Act. Failure to file first report of injury or filing a false statement or misrepresentation in first report. 20 CFR 702.204 ..... ........................ $24,730 ......... ........................ $26,269. Failure to report termination of payments 20 CFR 702.236 ..... ........................ $301 .............. ........................ $320. Discrimination against employees who claim compensation or testify in a LHWCA proceeding. 20 CFR 702.271(a)(2). 2,473 $12,363 ......... 2,627 Failure to report termination of payments 20 CFR 725.621(d) ........................ $1,506 ........... ........................ Failure to secure payment of benefits for mines with fewer than 25 employees. Failure to secure payment of benefits for mines with 25–50 employees. Failure to secure payment of benefits for mines with 51–100 employees. Failure to secure payment of benefits for mines with more than 100 employees. Failure to secure payment of benefits after 10th day of notice. Failure to secure payment of benefits for repeat offenders. Failure to secure payment of benefits ...... 20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(2)(i). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(4). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(5). 20 CFR 726.302(c)(5). 148 ....................... 157 293 ....................... 311 441 ....................... 468 586 ....................... 622 148 ....................... 157 441 ....................... 468 ........................ $3,011 ........... ........................ OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... OWCP ... PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION 1200 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005–4026; 202–229–3829. (TTY users may call the Federal relay service tollfree at 800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–229–3829.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 29 CFR Parts 4071 and 4302 Executive Summary [FR Doc. 2022–00144 Filed 1–13–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HL–P RIN 1212–AB45 Adjustment of Civil Penalties for Inflation Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is required to amend its regulations annually to adjust for inflation the maximum civil penalty for failure to provide certain notices or other material information and for failure to provide certain multiemployer plan notices. DATES: Effective date: This rule is effective on January 14, 2022. Applicability date: The increases in the civil monetary penalties under sections 4071 and 4302 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act provided for in this rule apply to such penalties assessed after January 14, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Katz (katz.gregory@pbgc.gov), Attorney, Regulatory Affairs Division, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, SUMMARY: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 2022 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Jan 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 Purpose of the Regulatory Action This rule is needed to carry out the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance M– 22–07. The rule adjusts, as required for 2022, the maximum civil penalties under 29 CFR 4071 and 29 CFR 4302 that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) may assess for failure to provide certain notices or other material information and certain multiemployer plan notices. PBGC’s legal authority for this action comes from the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and from sections 4002(b)(3), 4071, and 4302 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action This rule adjusts as required by law the maximum civil penalties that PBGC may assess under sections 4071 and 4302 of ERISA. The new maximum amounts are $2,400 for section 4071 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 $13,132. $1,600. $3,198. penalties and $320 for section 4302 penalties. Background PBGC administers title IV of ERISA. Title IV has two provisions that authorize PBGC to assess civil monetary penalties.1 Section 4302, added to ERISA by the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980, authorizes PBGC to assess a civil penalty of up to $100 a day for failure to provide a notice under subtitle E of title IV of ERISA (dealing with multiemployer plans). Section 4071, added to ERISA by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, authorizes PBGC to assess a civil penalty of up to $1,000 a day for failure to provide a notice or other material information under subtitles A, B, and C of title IV and sections 303(k)(4) and 306(g)(4) of title I of ERISA. Adjustment of Civil Penalties On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015,2 which 1 Under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, a penalty is a civil monetary penalty if (among other things) it is for a specific monetary amount or has a maximum amount specified by Federal law. Title IV also provides (in section 4007) for penalties for late payment of premiums, but those penalties are neither in a specified amount nor subject to a specified maximum amount. 2 Sec. 701, Public Law 114–74, 129 Stat. 599–601 (Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015). E:\FR\FM\14JAR1.SGM 14JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

20 CFR Part 655

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

20 CFR Parts 702, 725, and 726

Office of the Secretary

29 CFR Part 5

41 CFR Part 50-201

Wage and Hour Division

29 CFR Parts 500, 501, 503, 530, 570, 578, 579, 801, 810, and 825

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1903

Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Part 100

RIN 1290-AA46


Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment 
Act Annual Adjustments for 2022

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workers' 
Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary, Wage and Hour Division, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Employee Benefits 
Security Administration, and Mine Safety and Health Administration, 
Department of Labor.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this 
final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties 
assessed or enforced by the Department, pursuant to the Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal 
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 
(Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the 
Department to annually adjust its civil

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money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each 
year. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust 
civil monetary penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the 
Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation 
Adjustment Act provides a cost-of-living formula for adjustment of the 
civil penalties. Accordingly, this final rule sets forth the 
Department's 2022 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil 
monetary penalties.

DATES: This final rule is effective on January 15, 2022. As provided by 
the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any 
penalties assessed after January 15, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin FitzGerald, Senior Policy 
Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-2312, 200 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-5076 (this is not a 
toll-free number). Copies of this final rule may be obtained in 
alternative formats (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc), upon 
request, by calling (202) 693-5959 (this is not a toll-free number). 
TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free 1-877-889-5627 to obtain information 
or request materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Preamble Table of Contents

I. Background
II. Adjustment for 2022
III. Paperwork Reduction Act
IV. Administrative Procedure Act
V. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review, Executive 
Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and 
Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulations and Controlling 
Regulatory Costs
VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act
VII. Other Regulatory Considerations
    A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995
    B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism
    C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments
    D. The Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 
1999: Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families
    E. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From 
Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks
    F. Environmental Impact Assessment
    G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply
    H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property 
Rights
    I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis

I. Background

    On November 2, 2015, Congress enacted the Federal Civil Penalties 
Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Public Law 114-74, 
sec. 701 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which further amended the Federal 
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as previously amended 
by the 1996 Debt Collection Improvement Act (collectively, the ``Prior 
Inflation Adjustment Act''), to improve the effectiveness of civil 
monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The 
Inflation Adjustment Act required agencies to (1) adjust the level of 
civil monetary penalties with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment 
through an interim final rule (IFR); and (2) make subsequent annual 
adjustments for inflation no later than January 15 of each year.
    On July 1, 2016, the Department published an IFR that established 
the initial catch-up adjustment for most civil penalties that the 
Department administers and requested comments. See 81 FR 43430 (DOL 
IFR). On January 18, 2017, the Department published the final rule 
establishing the 2017 Annual Adjustment for those civil monetary 
penalties adjusted in the DOL IFR. See 82 FR 5373 (DOL 2017 Annual 
Adjustment). On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) (collectively, ``the 
Departments'') jointly published an IFR that established the initial 
catch-up adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced 
in connection with the employment of temporary nonimmigrant workers 
under the H-2B program. See 81 FR 42983 (Joint IFR). On March 17, 2017, 
the Departments jointly published the final rule establishing the 2017 
Annual Adjustment for the H-2B civil monetary penalties. See 82 FR 
14147 (Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment). The Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment 
also explained that DOL would make future adjustments to the H-2B civil 
monetary penalties consistent with DOL's delegated authority under 8 
U.S.C. 1184(c)(14), Immigration and Nationality Act section 214(c)(14), 
and the Inflation Adjustment Act. See 82 FR 14147-48. On January 2, 
2018, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2018 
Annual Adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by 
the Department, including H-2B civil monetary penalties. See 83 FR 7 
(DOL 2018 Annual Adjustment). On January 23, 2019, the Department 
published the final rule establishing the 2019 Annual Adjustment for 
civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, 
including H-2B civil monetary penalties. See 84 FR 213 (DOL 2019 Annual 
Adjustment). On January 15, 2020, the Department published the final 
rule establishing the 2020 Annual Adjustment for civil monetary 
penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, including H-2B civil 
monetary penalties. See 85 FR 2292 (DOL 2020 Annual Adjustment). On 
January 14, 2021, the Department published the final rule establishing 
the 2021 Annual Adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or 
enforced by the Department, including H-2B civil monetary penalties. 
See 86 FR 2964 (DOL 2021 Annual Adjustment).
    This rule implements the 2022 annual inflation adjustments, as 
required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, for civil monetary penalties 
assessed or enforced by the Department, including H-2B civil monetary 
penalties. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that the increased 
penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date 
of the increase. Pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act, this final 
rule is published notwithstanding Section 553 of the APA.
    This rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866.
    Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this rule 
as not a `major rule,' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

II. Adjustment for 2022

    The Department has undertaken a thorough review of civil penalties 
administered by its various components pursuant to the Inflation 
Adjustment Act and in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of 
Management and Budget.\1\
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    The Department first identified the most recent penalty amount, 
which (with two exceptions, discussed herein) is the amount established 
by the 2021 annual adjustment as set forth in the DOL 2021 Annual 
Adjustment published on January 14, 2021. The Department is also 
responsible for administering and enforcing a newly-enacted civil 
monetary penalty regarding retention of tips under the Fair Labor 
Standards Act (FLSA). See Public Law 115-141, section 1201 (2018) 
enacting $1,100 civil monetary penalty). In 2018, Congress amended the 
FLSA to expressly prohibit employers from keeping employee's tips for 
any purpose, and gave the Department discretion to impose civil 
monetary penalties of up to $1,100 on employers that unlawfully keep 
tips. See 29 U.S.C.

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203(m)(2)(B); 216(e)(2). On December 30, 2020, the Department published 
a final rule that, among other provisions, would have codified this 
tips retention civil monetary penalty and adjusted the amount of the 
civil money penalty for inflation pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment 
Act of 1990 to the amount of $1,162. See Tip Regulations Under the Fair 
Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 85 FR 86,756 (Final Rule, Dec. 30, 2020) 
(2020 Tip final rule). The 2020 Tip final rule was initially scheduled 
to go into effect on March 1, 2021. However, the Department delayed the 
2020 Tip final rule's effective date first to April 30, 2021, and then 
subsequently delayed the effective date of certain portions of the rule 
until December 31, 2021. On March 25, 2021, the Department proposed to 
withdraw and repropose two portions of the 2020 Tip final rule, 
including the portion incorporating the new provisions authorizing the 
assessment of civil monetary penalties for violations of section 
3(m)(2)(B) of the FLSA. See Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor 
Standards Act (FLSA); Partial Withdrawal, 86 FR 15,817 (proposed March 
25, 2021). On September 24, 2021, the Department finalized those 
proposed regulations, which included an adjustment of the civil 
monetary amount to $1,162 pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act. See 
Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); Partial 
Withdrawal, 86 FR 52,973 (Final Rule, Sept. 24, 2021). Those 
regulations became effective on November 23, 2021. Accordingly, for 
purposes of this Inflation Adjustment Act final rule, the most recent 
penalty amount for the new tips retention civil monetary penalty is 
$1,162.
    In addition, the Department is responsible for administering and 
enforcing the high-wage components of the labor value content 
requirements as set forth in section 202A of the United States-Mexico-
Canada Agreement Implementation Act (USMCA), Public Law 116-113, 134 
Stat. 11 (2020), codified at 19 U.S.C. 1508, as amended, and 19 U.S.C. 
4501 et seq. The Department published an Interim Final Rule 
implementing regulations necessary to administer these requirements, 
which became effective on July 1, 2020. See High-Wage Components of the 
Labor Value Content Requirements Under the United States-Mexico-Canada 
Agreement Implementation Act, 85 FR 39,782 (Interim Final Rule, July 1, 
2020) (codified at 29 CFR part 810) (2020 USMCA IFR). Among other 
provisions, pursuant to the Secretary's authority under 19 U.S.C. 
4532(e)(5), the 2020 USMCA IFR established a civil monetary penalty at 
29 CFR 810.800(c)(3)(i) of up to $50,000 per violation of the rule's 
whistleblower protections. The Department was not required to adjust 
this civil monetary penalty in its 2021 Inflation Adjustment Act rule 
because this penalty was established within the 12 months preceding the 
2021 inflation adjustment. See Inflation Adjustment Act, Sec.  4(d), 28 
U.S.C. 2461 note, Sec.  4(d). Accordingly, for purposes of this 
Inflation Adjustment Act final rule, the most recent maximum penalty 
amount for the new USMCA civil monetary penalty is $50,000.
    The Department is required to calculate the annual adjustment based 
on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U). Annual 
inflation adjustments are based on the percent change between the 
October CPI-U preceding the date of the adjustment, and the prior 
year's October CPI-U; in this case, the percent change between the 
October 2021 CPI-U and the October 2020 CPI-U. The cost-of-living 
adjustment multiplier for 2022, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI-
U) for the month of October 2021, not seasonally adjusted, is 
1.06222.\2\ In order to compute the 2022 annual adjustment, the 
Department multiplied the most recent penalty amount for each 
applicable penalty by the multiplier, 1.06222, and rounded to the 
nearest dollar.
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    As provided by the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty 
levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of this 
rule.\3\ Accordingly, for penalties assessed after January 15, 2022, 
whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015, the higher 
penalty amounts outlined in this rule will apply. The tables below 
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    \3\ Appendix 1 consists of a table that provides ready access to 
key information about each penalty.

                Civil Monetary Penalties for Violations of Section 3(m)(2)(B) of the FLSA (Tips)
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After March 23, 2018.................................  After March 23, 2018 but on or  CAA amount ($1,100).
                                                        before November 23, 2021.
After March 23, 2018.................................  After November 23, 2021 but on  November 23, 2021 level
                                                        or before January 15, 2022.     ($1,162).
After March 23, 2018.................................  After January 15, 2022........  January 15, 2022 levels.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                  Civil Monetary Penalties for USMCA Violations
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                          Which penalty level
                 Violations occurring                         Penalty assessed                  applies
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
After July 1, 2020...................................  After July 1, 2020 but on or    2020 USMCA IFR amount
                                                        before January 15, 2022.        ($50,000).
After July 1, 2020...................................  After January 15, 2022........  January 15, 2022 levels
                                                                                        ($53,111).
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                 Civil Monetary Penalties for the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker Program
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                          Which penalty level
                 Violations occurring                         Penalty assessed                  applies
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
On or before November 2, 2015........................  On or before August 1, 2016...  Pre-August 1, 2016
                                                                                        levels.
On or before November 2, 2015........................  After August 1, 2016..........  Pre-August 1, 2016
                                                                                        levels.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After August 1, 2016, but on    August 1, 2016 levels.
                                                        or before March 17, 2017.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After March 17, 2017, but on    March 17, 2017 levels.
                                                        or before January 2, 2018.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After January 2, 2018, but on   January 2, 2018 levels.
                                                        or before January 23, 2019.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After January 23, 2019, but on  January 23, 2019 levels.
                                                        or before January 15, 2020.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After January 15, 2020, but on  January 15, 2020 levels.
                                                        or before January 15, 2021.

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After November 2, 2015...............................  After January 15, 2021, but on  January 15, 2021 levels.
                                                        or before January 15, 2022.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After January 15, 2022........  January 15, 2022 levels.
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                                 Civil Monetary Penalties for Other DOL Programs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                          Which penalty level
                 Violations occurring                         Penalty assessed                  applies
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
On or before November 2, 2015........................  On or before August 1, 2016...  Pre-August 1, 2016
                                                                                        levels.
On or before November 2, 2015........................  After August 1, 2016..........  Pre-August 1, 2016
                                                                                        levels.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After August 1, 2016, but on    August 1, 2016 levels.
                                                        or before January 13, 2017.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After January 13, 2017, but on  January 13, 2017 levels.
                                                        or before January 2, 2018.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After January 2, 2018, but on   January 2, 2018 levels.
                                                        or before January 23, 2019.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After January 23, 2019, but on  January 23, 2019 levels.
                                                        or before January 15, 2020.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After January 15, 2020, but on  January 15, 2020 levels.
                                                        or before January 15, 2021.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After January 15, 2021, but on  January 15, 2021 levels.
                                                        or before January 15, 2022.
After November 2, 2015...............................  After January 15, 2022........  January 15, 2022 levels.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

III. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507(d)) requires 
that the Department consider the impact of paperwork and other 
information collection burdens imposed on the public. The Department 
has determined that this final rule does not require any collection of 
information.

IV. Administrative Procedure Act

    The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall annually 
adjust civil monetary penalties for inflation notwithstanding section 
553 of the APA. Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a 
nondiscretionary cost-of-living formula for annual adjustment of the 
civil monetary penalties. For these reasons, the requirements in 
sections 553(b), (c), and (d) of the APA, relating to notice and 
comment and requiring that a rule be effective 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register, are inapplicable.

V. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review and Executive 
Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

    Executive Order 12866 requires that regulatory agencies assess both 
the costs and benefits of significant regulatory actions. Under the 
Executive Order, a ``significant regulatory action'' is one meeting any 
of a number of specified conditions, including the following: Having an 
annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; creating a 
serious inconsistency or interfering with an action of another agency; 
materially altering the budgetary impact of entitlements or the rights 
of entitlement recipients; or raising novel legal or policy issues.
    The Department has determined that this final rule is not a 
``significant'' regulatory action and a cost-benefit and economic 
analysis is not required. This regulation merely adjusts civil monetary 
penalties in accordance with inflation as required by the Inflation 
Adjustment Act, and has no impact on disclosure or compliance costs. 
The benefit provided by the inflationary adjustment to the maximum 
civil monetary penalties is that of maintaining the incentive for the 
regulated community to comply with the laws enforced by the Department, 
and not allowing the incentive to be diminished by inflation.
    Executive Order 13563 directs agencies to assess all costs and 
benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is 
necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits 
(including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety 
effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 
emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility to 
minimize burden.
    The Inflation Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the 
annual adjustments without regard to section 553 of the APA. In that 
context, Congress has already determined that any possible increase in 
costs is justified by the overall benefits of such adjustments. This 
final rule makes only the statutory changes outlined herein; thus there 
are no alternatives or further analysis required by Executive Order 
13563.

VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. (RFA), imposes 
certain requirements on Federal agency rules that are subject to the 
notice and comment requirements of the APA, 5 U.S.C. 553(b). This final 
rule is exempt from the requirements of the APA because the Inflation 
Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the annual adjustments 
without regard to section 553 of the APA. Therefore, the requirements 
of the RFA applicable to notices of proposed rulemaking, 5 U.S.C. 603, 
do not apply to this rule. Accordingly, the Department is not required 
to either certify that the final rule would not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities or conduct a 
regulatory flexibility analysis.

VII. Other Regulatory Considerations

A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531-1538, 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a state, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. This Final Rule will not result in 
such an expenditure. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under 
the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.

B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism

    Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH 
Act) (29 U.S.C. 667) requires Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA)-approved State Plans to have standards and an 
enforcement program that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA's 
standards and enforcement

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program. OSHA-approved State Plans must have maximum and minimum 
penalty levels that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA's, per 
section 18(c)(2) of the OSH Act. See also 29 CFR 1902.4(c)(2)(xi); 
1902.37(b)(12). State Plans are required to increase their penalties in 
alignment with OSHA's penalty increases to maintain at least as 
effective penalty levels.
    State Plans are not required to impose monetary penalties on state 
and local government employers. See Sec.  1956.11(c)(2)(x). Five (5) 
states and one territory have State Plans that cover only state and 
local government employees: Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, 
New York, and the Virgin Islands. Therefore, the requirements to 
increase the penalty levels do not apply to these State Plans. Twenty-
one states and one U.S. territory have State Plans that cover both 
private sector employees and state and local government employees: 
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, 
Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto 
Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, 
and Wyoming. They must increase their penalties for private-sector 
employers.
    Other than as listed above, this final rule does not have 
federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct 
effects on the states, on the relationship between the national 
government and the states, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government. Accordingly, 
Executive Order 13132, Federalism, requires no further agency action or 
analysis.

C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments

    This final rule does not have ``tribal implications'' because it 
does not have substantial direct effects on one or more Indian tribes, 
on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, 
or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the 
Federal Government and Indian tribes. Accordingly, Executive Order 
13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, 
requires no further agency action or analysis.

List of Subjects

20 CFR Part 655

    Immigration, Labor, Penalties.

20 CFR Part 702

    Administrative practice and procedure, Longshore and harbor 
workers, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Workers' 
compensation.

20 CFR Part 725

    Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal 
miners, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

20 CFR Part 726

    Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal 
miners, Mines, Penalties.

29 CFR Part 5

    Administrative practice and procedure, Construction industry, 
Employee benefit plans, Government contracts, Law enforcement, Minimum 
wages, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

29 CFR Part 500

    Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Housing, Insurance, 
Intergovernmental relations, Investigations, Migrant labor, Motor 
vehicle safety, Occupational safety and health, Penalties, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements, Wages, Whistleblowing.

29 CFR Part 501

    Administrative practice and procedure, Agriculture, Aliens, 
Employment, Housing, Housing standards, Immigration, Labor, Migrant 
labor, Penalties, Transportation, Wages.

29 CFR Part 503

    Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Housing, 
Immigration, Labor, Penalties, Transportation, Wages.

29 CFR Part 530

    Administrative practice and procedure, Clothing, Homeworkers, 
Indians-arts and crafts, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Surety bonds, Watches and jewelry.

29 CFR Part 570

    Child labor, Law enforcement, Penalties.

29 CFR Part 578

    Penalties, Wages.

29 CFR Part 579

    Child labor, Penalties.

29 CFR Part 801

    Administrative practice and procedure, Employment, Lie detector 
tests, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

29 CFR Part 810

    Labor, Wages, Hours of work, Trade agreement, Motor vehicle, 
Tariffs, Imports, Whistleblowing.

29 CFR Part 825

    Administrative practice and procedure, Airmen, Employee benefit 
plans, Health, Health insurance, Labor management relations, Maternal 
and child health, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Teachers.

29 CFR Part 1903

    Intergovernmental relations, Law enforcement, Occupational Safety 
and Health, Penalties.

30 CFR Part 100

    Mine safety and health, Penalties.

41 CFR Part 50-201

    Child labor, Government procurement, Minimum wages, Occupational 
safety and health, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, 20 CFR chapters VI and 
VII, 29 CFR subtitle A and chapters V, XVII, and XXV, 30 CFR chapter I, 
and 41 CFR chapter 50 are amended as follows.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

Title 20--Employees' Benefits

PART 655--TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN WORKERS IN THE UNITED 
STATES

0
1. The authority citation for part 655 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Section 655.0 issued under 8 U.S.C. 
1101(a)(15)(E)(iii), 1101(a)(15)(H)(i) and (ii), 8 U.S.C. 
1103(a)(6), 1182(m), (n), and (t), 1184(c), (g), and (j), 1188, and 
1288(c) and (d); sec. 3(c)(1), Pub. L. 101-238, 103 Stat. 2099, 2102 
(8 U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 221(a), Pub. L. 101-649, 104 Stat. 4978, 
5027 (8 U.S.C. 1184 note); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. L. 102- 232, 105 
Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 323(c), Pub. L. 103-206, 
107 Stat. 2428; sec. 412(e), Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681 (8 
U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106-95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 
(8 U.S.C. 1182 note); 29 U.S.C. 49k; Pub. L. 107-296, 116 Stat. 
2135, as amended; Pub. L. 109-423, 120 Stat. 2900; 8 CFR 
214.2(h)(4)(i); and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(iii); and sec. 6, Pub. L. 115-
128, 132 Stat. 1547 (48 U.S.C. 1806).
    Subpart A issued under 8 CFR 214.2(h).
    Subpart B issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), 
and 1188; and 8 CFR 214.2(h).
    Subpart E issued under 48 U.S.C. 1806.
    Subparts F and G issued under 8 U.S.C. 1288(c) and (d); sec. 
323(c), Pub. L. 103-206, 107 Stat. 2428; and 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, 
Pub. L. 114-74 at section 701.

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    Subparts H and I issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) and 
(b)(1), 1182(n), and (t), and 1184(g) and (j); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. 
L. 102-232, 105 Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 412(e), 
Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681; 8 CFR 214.2(h); and 28 U.S.C. 2461 
note, Pub. L. 114-74 at section 701.
    Subparts L and M issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c) and 
1182(m); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106-95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 (8 U.S.C. 
1182 note); Pub. L. 109-423, 120 Stat. 2900; and 8 CFR 214.2(h).


Sec. Sec.  655.620, 655.801, and 655.810   [Amended]

0
2. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from 
wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar 
amount indicated in the right column.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Paragraph                     Remove            Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   655.620(a).......................          $9,753         $10,360
Sec.   655.801(b).......................           7,939           8,433
Sec.   655.810(b)(1) introductory text..           1,951           2,072
Sec.   655.810(b)(2) introductory text..           7,939           8,433
Sec.   655.810(b)(3) introductory text..          55,570          59,028
------------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

PART 702--ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE

0
3. The authority citation for part 702 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301, and 8171 et seq.; 33 U.S.C. 901 et 
seq.; 42 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.; 43 U.S.C. 1333; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note 
(Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 
114-74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174, 
64 Stat. 1263; Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 58834.


Sec. Sec.  702.204, 702.236, and 702.271   [Amended]

0
4. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column 
from wherever it appears in the section or paragraph and add in its 
place the dollar amount or date indicated in the right column.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Section/paragraph                           Remove                                  Add
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   702.204.....................  $24,730..............................  $26,269.
Sec.   702.204.....................  January 15, 2021.....................  January 15, 2022.
Sec.   702.236.....................  $301.................................  $320.
Sec.   702.236.....................  January 15, 2021.....................  January 15, 2022.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2)...............  January 15, 2021.....................  January 15, 2022.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2)...............  $2,473...............................  $2,627.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2)...............  $12,363..............................  $13,132.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 725--CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS UNDER PART C OF TITLE IV OF THE 
FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT, AS AMENDED

0
5. The authority citation for part 725 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at sec. 
701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174; 30 U.S.C. 901 et 
seq., 902(f), 921, 932, 936; 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 405; 
Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 58834.


Sec.  725.621   [Amended]

0
6. In Sec.  725.621, amend paragraph (d) by removing ``January 15, 
2021'' and adding in its place ``January 15, 2022'' and by removing 
``$1,506'' and adding in its place ``$1,600''.

PART 726--BLACK LUNG BENEFITS; REQUIREMENTS FOR COAL MINE 
OPERATOR'S INSURANCE

0
7. The authority citation for part 726 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301; 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., 902(f), 925, 
932, 933, 934, 936; 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note 
(Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 
114-74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174; 
Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 58834.


Sec.  726.302   [Amended]

0
8. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column 
from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the 
dollar amount or date indicated in the right column.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Paragraph                               Remove                                  Add
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table        January 15, 2021.....................  January 15, 2022.
 Introductory text.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table......  $148.................................  $157.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table......  293..................................  $311.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table......  441..................................  $468.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table......  586..................................  $622.
Sec.   726.302(c)(4)...............  January 15, 2021.....................  January 15, 2022.
Sec.   726.302(c)(4)...............  $148.................................  $157.
Sec.   726.302(c)(5)...............  January 15, 2021.....................  January 15, 2022.
Sec.   726.302(c)(5)...............  $441.................................  $468.
Sec.   726.302(c)(6)...............  January 15, 2021.....................  January 15, 2022.
Sec.   726.302(c)(6)...............  $3,011...............................  $3,198.
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division

Title 29--Labor

PART 5--LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS COVERING 
FEDERALLY FINANCED AND ASSISTED CONSTRUCTION (ALSO LABOR STANDARDS 
PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO NONCONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS SUBJECT TO THE 
CONTRACT WORK HOURS AND SAFETY STANDARDS ACT)

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

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301; R.S. 161, 64 Stat. 1267; 
Reorganization Plan No. 14 of 1950, 5 U.S.C. appendix; 40 U.S.C. 
3141 et seq.; 40 U.S.C. 3145; 40 U.S.C. 3148; 40 U.S.C. 3701 et 
seq.; and the laws listed in 5.1(a) of this part; Secretary's Order 
No. 01-2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 
2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 
1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701, 129 Stat 584.


Sec.  5.5   [Amended]

0
10. In Sec.  5.5, amend paragraph (b)(2) by removing ``$27'' and adding 
in its place ``$29''.


Sec.  5.8   [Amended]

0
11. In Sec.  5.8, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$27'' and adding in 
its place ``$29''.

PART 500--MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION

0
12. The authority citation for part 500 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Pub. L. 97-470, 96 Stat. 2583 (29 U.S.C. 1801-1872); 
Secretary's Order No. 01-2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 
2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-74, 129 Stat 584.


Sec.  500.1   [Amended]

0
13. In Sec.  500.1, amend paragraph (e) by removing ``$2,579'' and 
adding in its place ``$2,739''.

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

0
14. The authority citation for part 501 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), and 1188; 
28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment 
Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701.


Sec.  501.19   [Amended]

0
15. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from 
wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar 
amount indicated in the right column.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Paragraph                     Remove            Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   501.19(c) introductory text......          $1,787          $1,898
Sec.   501.19(c)(1).....................           6,012           6,386
Sec.   501.19(c)(2).....................          59,528          63,232
Sec.   501.19(c)(4).....................         119,055         126,463
Sec.   501.19(d)........................           6,012           6,386
Sec.   501.19(e)........................          17,859          18,970
Sec.   501.19(f)........................          17,859          18,970
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

0
16. The authority citation for part 503 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b); 8 U.S.C. 1184; 8 CFR 
214.2(h); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701.


Sec.  503.23   [Amended]

0
17. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from 
wherever it appears in the paragraph, and add in its place the dollar 
amount indicated in the right column:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Paragraph                     Remove            Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   503.23(b)........................         $13,072         $13,885
Sec.   503.23(c)........................          13,072          13,885
Sec.   503.23(d)........................          13,072          13,885
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 530--EMPLOYMENT OF HOMEWORKERS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES

0
18. The authority citation for part 530 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Sec. 11, 52 Stat. 1066 (29 U.S.C. 211) as amended by 
sec. 9, 63 Stat. 910 (29 U.S.C. 211(d)); Secretary's Order No. 01-
2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 
note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); 
Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701, 129 Stat 584.


0
19. In Sec.  530.302:
0
a. Amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$1,084'' and adding in its place 
``$1,151;'' and
0
b. Revising paragraph (b).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  530.302   Amounts of civil penalties.

* * * * *
    (b) The amount of civil money penalties shall be determined per 
affected homeworker within the limits set forth in the following 
schedule, except that no penalty shall be assessed in the case of 
violations which are deemed to be de minimis in nature:

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                                            Table 1 to Paragraph (b)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                     Penalty per affected homeworker
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
                  Nature of violation                                                              Repeated,
                                                               Minor           Substantial       intentional or
                                                                                                    knowing
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Recordkeeping..........................................            $22-231           $231-460         $460-1,151
Monetary violations....................................             22-231            231-460  .................
Employment of homeworkers without a certificate........  .................            231-460          460-1,151
Other violations of statutes, regulations or employer               22-231            231-460          460-1,151
 assurances............................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Subpart G--General Statements of Interpretation of the Child Labor 
Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as Amended

0
20. The authority citation for subpart G of part 570 continues to read 
as follows:

    Authority:  52 Stat. 1060-1069, as amended; 29 U.S.C. 201-219; 
28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment 
Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701.


Sec.  570.140   [Amended]

0
21. In Sec.  570.140, amend paragraph (b)(1) by removing ``$13,227'' 
and adding in its place ``$14,050'' and paragraph (b)(2) by removing 
``$60,115'' and adding in its place ``$63,855''.

PART 578--TIP RETENTION, MINIMUM WAGE, AND OVERTIME VIOLATIONS--
CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES

0
22. The authority citation for part 578 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 29 U.S.C. 216(e), as amended by sec. 9, Pub. L. 101-
157, 103 Stat. 938, sec. 3103, Pub. L. 101-508, 104 Stat. 1388-29, 
sec. 302(a), Pub. L. 110-233, 122 Stat. 920, and sec. 1201, Div. S., 
Tit. XII, Pub. L. 115-141, 132 Stat. 348; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 
890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note), as amended by sec. 31001(s), Pub. L. 104-
134, 110 Stat. 1321-358, 1321-373, and sec. 701, Pub. L. 114-74, 129 
Stat 584.


Sec.  578.3   [Amended]

0
23. In Sec.  578.3, amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing ``$1,162'' and 
adding in its place ``$1,234''.


0
24. In Sec.  578.3, amend paragraph (a)(2) by removing ``$2,074'' and 
adding in its place ``$2,203''.

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

0
24. The authority citation for part 579 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  29 U.S.C. 203(m), (l), 211, 212, 213(c), 216; Reorg. 
Plan No. 6 of 1950, 64 Stat. 1263, 5 U.S.C. App; secs. 25, 29, 88 
Stat. 72, 76; Secretary of Labor's Order No. 01-2014 (Dec. 19, 
2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 Note.


Sec.  579.1   [Amended]

0
25. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from 
wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar 
amount indicated in the right column.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Paragraph                     Remove            Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   579.1(a)(1)(i)(A)................         $13,227         $14,050
Sec.   579.1(a)(1)(i)(B)................          60,115          63,855
Sec.   579.1(a)(2)(i)...................           2,074           2,203
Sec.   579.1(a)(2)(ii)..................           1,162           1,234
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

0
26. The authority citation for part 801 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Pub. L. 100-347, 102 Stat. 646, 29 U.S.C. 2001-2009; 
28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment 
Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701, 129 Stat 584.


Sec.  801.42   [Amended]

0
27. In Sec.  801.42, amend paragraph (a) introductory text by removing 
``$21,663'' and adding in its place ``$23,011''.

PART 810--HIGH-WAGE COMPONENTS OF THE LABOR VALUE CONTENT 
REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT 
IMPLEMENTATION ACT

0
28. The authority citation for part 810 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  19 U.S.C. 1508(b)(4) & 19 U.S.C. 4535(b); 28 U.S.C. 
2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 
1990); and Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701.


Sec.  810.800   [Amended]

0
29. In Sec.  810.800, amend paragraph (c)(3)(i) by removing ``$50,000'' 
and adding in its place ``$53,111''.

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

0
30. The authority citation for part 825 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  29 U.S.C. 2654; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil 
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-74 at 
Sec.  701.


Sec.  825.300   [Amended]

0
31. In Sec.  825.300, amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing ``$178'' and 
adding in its place ``$189''.

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Title 29--Labor

PART 1903--INSPECTIONS, CITATIONS, AND PROPOSED PENALTIES

0
32. The authority citation for part 1903 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Secs. 8 and 9 of the Occupational Safety and Health 
Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 657, 658); 5 U.S.C. 553; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note 
(Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990), as 
amended by Section 701, Pub. L. 114-74; Secretary of Labor's Order 
No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012).


Sec.  1903.15   [Amended]

0
33. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column 
from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the 
dollar amount or date indicated in the right column.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Paragraph                   Remove                Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   1903.15(d) introductory    January 15, 2021..  January 15, 2022.
 text.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(1)............  $9,753............  $10,360.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(1)............  $136,532..........  $145,027.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(2)............  $136,532..........  $145,027.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(3)............  $13,653...........  $14,502.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(4)............  $13,653...........  $14,502.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(5)............  $13,653...........  $14,502.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(6)............  $13,653...........  $14,502.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

Title 30--Mineral Resources

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

0
34. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301; 30 U.S.C. 815, 820, 957; 28 U.S.C. 
2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 
1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701.


0
35. In Sec.  100.3, amend paragraph (a)(1) introductory text by 
removing ``$74,775'' and adding in its place ``$79,428'' and by 
removing the table in paragraph (g) and adding Table 14 to paragraph 
(g) to read as follows:


Sec.  100.3   Determination of penalty amount; regular assessment.

* * * * *
    (g) * * *

           Table 14 to Paragraph (g)--Penalty Conversion Table
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Points                             Penalty ($)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
60 or fewer.............................................            $148
61......................................................             161
62......................................................             173
63......................................................             188
64......................................................             204
65......................................................             221
66......................................................             239
67......................................................             260
68......................................................             280
69......................................................             304
70......................................................             329
71......................................................             357
72......................................................             388
73......................................................             420
74......................................................             453
75......................................................             492
76......................................................             535
77......................................................             576
78......................................................             626
79......................................................             678
80......................................................             735
81......................................................             796
82......................................................             860
83......................................................             934
84......................................................           1,011
85......................................................           1,097
86......................................................           1,188
87......................................................           1,285
88......................................................           1,393
89......................................................           1,509
90......................................................           1,635
91......................................................           1,771
92......................................................           1,917
93......................................................           2,077
94......................................................           2,251
95......................................................           2,438
96......................................................           2,641
97......................................................           2,859
98......................................................           3,100
99......................................................           3,358
100.....................................................           3,638
101.....................................................           3,940
102.....................................................           4,268
103.....................................................           4,624
104.....................................................           5,008
105.....................................................           5,427
106.....................................................           5,878
107.....................................................           6,368
108.....................................................           6,898
109.....................................................           7,473
110.....................................................           8,095
111.....................................................           8,767
112.....................................................           9,499
113.....................................................          10,291
114.....................................................          11,149
115.....................................................          12,076
116.....................................................          13,081
117.....................................................          14,172
118.....................................................          15,352
119.....................................................          16,631
120.....................................................          18,015
121.....................................................          19,517
122.....................................................          21,140
123.....................................................          22,903
124.....................................................          24,811
125.....................................................          26,874
126.....................................................          29,114
127.....................................................          31,540
128.....................................................          34,166
129.....................................................          37,012
130.....................................................          40,096
131.....................................................          43,435
132.....................................................          47,051
133.....................................................          50,970
134.....................................................          55,036
135.....................................................          59,100
136.....................................................          63,168
137.....................................................          67,230
138.....................................................          71,297
139.....................................................          75,361
140 or more.............................................          79,428
------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *


Sec. Sec.  100.4 and 100.5   [Amended]

0
36. In the following table, for each paragraph indicated in the left 
column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from 
wherever it appears in the paragraph, and add in its place the dollar 
amount indicated in the right column.

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Paragraph                     Remove            Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   100.4(a).........................          $2,493          $2,648
Sec.   100.4(b).........................           4,983           5,293
Sec.   100.4(c) introductory text.......           6,232           6,620
Sec.   100.4(c) introductory text.......          74,775          79,428
Sec.   100.5(c).........................           8,101           8,605
Sec.   100.5(d).........................             342             363
Sec.   100.5(e).........................         274,175         291,234
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Title 41--Public Contracts and Property Management

PART 50-201--GENERAL REGULATIONS

0
37. The authority citation for part 50-201 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  Sec. 4, 49 Stat. 2038; 41 U.S.C. 38. Interpret or 
apply sec. 6, 49 Stat. 2038, as amended; 41 U.S.C. 40; 108 Stat. 
7201; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701, 129 Stat 584.


Sec.  50-201.3  [Amended]

0
38. In Sec.  50-201.3, amend paragraph (e) by removing ``$27'' and 
adding in its place ``$29''.

    Signed in Washington, DC.
Martin J. Walsh,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.

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


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                                                                                                2021                                 2022
                                                                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                  Min penalty                          Min penalty
     Agency              Law            Name description       CFR citation       (rounded to       Max penalty        (rounded to       Max penalty
                                                                                    nearest     (rounded to nearest      nearest     (rounded to nearest
                                                                                    dollar)           dollar)            dollar)           dollar)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MSHA...........  Federal Mine Safety  Regular Assessment.  30 CFR 100.3(a)....  ..............  $74,775............  ..............  $79,428.
                  & Health Act of
                  1977.
MSHA...........  Federal Mine Safety  Penalty Conversion   30 CFR 100.3(g)....            $139  $74,775............            $148  $79,428.
                  & Health Act of      Table.
                  1977.
MSHA...........  Federal Mine Safety  Minimum Penalty for  30 CFR 100.4(a)....           2,493  ...................           2,648  ...................
                  & Health Act of      any order issued
                  1977.                under 104(d)(1) of
                                       the Mine Act.
MSHA...........  Federal Mine Safety  Minimum penalty for  30 CFR 100.4(b)....           4,983  ...................           5,293  ...................
                  & Health Act of      any order issued
                  1977.                under 104(d)(2) of
                                       the Mine Act.
MSHA...........  Federal Mine Safety  Penalty for failure  39 CFR 100.4(c)....           6,232  $74,775............           6,620  $79,428.
                  & Health Act of      to provide timely
                  1977.                notification under
                                       103(j) of the Mine
                                       Act.
MSHA...........  Federal Mine Safety  Any operator who     30 CFR 100.5(c)....  ..............  $8,101.............  ..............  $8,605.
                  & Health Act of      fails to correct a
                  1977.                violation for
                                       which a citation
                                       or order was
                                       issued under
                                       104(a) of the Mine
                                       Act.
MSHA...........  Federal Mine Safety  Violation of         30 CFR 100.5(d)....  ..............  $342...............  ..............  $363.
                  & Health Act of      mandatory safety
                  1977.                standards related
                                       to smoking
                                       standards.
MSHA...........  Federal Mine Safety  Flagrant violations  30 CFR 100.5(e)....  ..............  $274,175...........  ..............  $291,234.
                  & Health Act of      under 110(b)(2) of
                  1977.                the Mine Act.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 209(b): Per  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $31................  ..............  $33.
                  Income Security      plan year for
                  Act.                 failure to furnish
                                       reports (e.g.,
                                       pension benefit
                                       statements) to
                                       certain former
                                       employees or
                                       maintain employee
                                       records each
                                       employee a
                                       separate violation.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(2)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $2,259.............  ..............  $2,400.
                  Income Security      Per day for
                  Act.                 failure/refusal to
                                       properly file plan
                                       annual report.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(4)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $1,788.............  ..............  $1,899.
                  Income Security      Per day for
                  Act.                 failure to
                                       disclose certain
                                       documents upon
                                       request under
                                       ERISA 101(k) and
                                       (l); failure to
                                       furnish notices
                                       under 101(j) and
                                       514(e)(3)--each
                                       statutory
                                       recipient a
                                       separate violation.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(5)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $1,644.............  ..............  $1,746.
                  Income Security      Per day for each
                  Act.                 failure to file
                                       annual report for
                                       Multiple Employer
                                       Welfare
                                       Arrangements
                                       (MEWAs) under
                                       101(g).

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EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(6)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $161 per day, not    ..............  $171 per day, not
                  Income Security      Per day for each                                          to exceed $1,613                     to exceed $1,713
                  Act.                 failure to provide                                        per request.                         per request.
                                       Secretary of Labor
                                       requested
                                       documentation not
                                       to exceed a per-
                                       request maximum.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(7)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $143...............  ..............  $152.
                  Income Security      Per day for each
                  Act.                 failure to provide
                                       notices of
                                       blackout periods
                                       and of right to
                                       divest employer
                                       securities- each
                                       statutory
                                       recipient a
                                       separate violation.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(8)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $1,419.............  ..............  $1,507.
                  Income Security      Per each failure
                  Act.                 by an endangered
                                       status
                                       multiemployer plan
                                       to adopt a funding
                                       improvement plan
                                       or meet
                                       benchmarks; or
                                       failure of a
                                       critical status
                                       multiemployer plan
                                       to adopt a
                                       rehabilitation
                                       plan.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section              29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $120...............  ..............  $127.
                  Income Security      502(c)(9)(A)--Per
                  Act.                 day for each
                                       failure by an
                                       employer to inform
                                       employees of CHIP
                                       coverage
                                       opportunities
                                       under Section
                                       701(f)(3)(B)(i)(l)
                                       -each employee a
                                       separate violation.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section              29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $120...............  ..............  $127.
                  Income Security      502(c)(9)(B)--Per
                  Act.                 day for each
                                       failure by a plan
                                       to timely provide
                                       to any State
                                       information
                                       required to be
                                       disclosed under
                                       Section
                                       701(f)(3)(B)(ii),
                                       as added by CHIP
                                       regarding coverage
                                       coordination--each
                                       participant/
                                       beneficiary a
                                       separate violation.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $120...............  ..............  $127.
                  Income Security      Failure by any
                  Act.                 plan sponsor of
                                       group health plan,
                                       or any health
                                       insurance issuer
                                       offering health
                                       insurance coverage
                                       in connection with
                                       the plan, to meet
                                       the requirements
                                       of Sections
                                       702(a)(1)(F),
                                       (b)(3), (c) or
                                       (d); or Section
                                       701; or Section
                                       702(b)(1) with
                                       respect to genetic
                                       information--daily
                                       per participant
                                       and beneficiary
                                       during non-
                                       compliance period.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3....           3,005  ...................           3,192  ...................
                  Income Security      uncorrected de
                  Act.                 minimis violation.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3....          18,035  ...................          19,157  ...................
                  Income Security      uncorrected
                  Act.                 violations that
                                       are not de minimis.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $601,152...........  ..............  $638,556.
                  Income Security      unintentional
                  Act.                 failure maximum
                                       cap.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(12)-- 29CFR 2575.1-3.....  ..............  $110...............  ..............  $117.
                  Income Security      Per day for each
                  Act.                 failure of a CSEC
                                       plan in
                                       restoration status
                                       to adopt a
                                       restoration plan.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(m)--     29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $17,416............  ..............  $18,500.
                  Income Security      Failure of
                  Act.                 fiduciary to make
                                       a proper
                                       distribution from
                                       a defined benefit
                                       plan under section
                                       206(e) of ERISA.
EBSA...........  Employee Retirement  Failure to provide   29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $1,190.............  ..............  $1,264.
                  Income Security      Summary of
                  Act.                 Benefits Coverage
                                       under PHS Act
                                       section 2715(f),
                                       as incorporated in
                                       ERISA section 715
                                       and 29 CFR
                                       2590.715-2715(e).
OSHA...........  Occupational Safety  Serious Violation..  29 CFR               ..............  $13,653............  ..............  $14,502.
                  and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(3).
OSHA...........  Occupational Safety  Other-Than-Serious.  29 CFR               ..............  $13,653............  ..............  $14,502.
                  and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(4).
OSHA...........  Occupational Safety  Willful............  29 CFR                        9,753  $136,532...........          10,360  $145,027.
                  and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(1).
OSHA...........  Occupational Safety  Repeated...........  29 CFR               ..............  $136,532...........  ..............  $145,027.
                  and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(2).
OSHA...........  Occupational Safety  Posting Requirement  29 CFR               ..............  $13,653............  ..............  $14,502.
                  and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(6).
OSHA...........  Occupational Safety  Failure to Abate...  29 CFR               ..............  $13,653 per day....  ..............  $14,502 per day.
                  and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(5).
WHD............  Family and Medical   FMLA...............  29 CFR               ..............  $178...............  ..............  $189.
                  Leave Act.                                825.300(a)(1).

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WHD............  Fair Labor           FLSA...............  29 CFR 578.3(a)(1).  ..............  $1,162.............  ..............  $1,234.
                  Standards Act.
WHD............  Fair Labor           FLSA...............  29 CFR 578.3(a)(2).  ..............  $2,074.............  ..............  $2,203.
                  Standards Act.
WHD............  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR               ..............  $2,074.............  ..............  $2,203.
                  Standards Act.                            579.1(a)(2)(i).
WHD............  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR               ..............  $1,162.............  ..............  $1,234.
                  Standards Act.                            579.1(a)(2)(ii).
WHD............  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR               ..............  $13,227............  ..............  $14,050.
                  Standards Act.                            570.140(b)(1).
WHD............  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR               ..............  $13,227............  ..............  $14,050.
                  Standards Act.                            579.1(a)(1)(i)(A).
WHD............  Fair Labor           Child Labor that     29 CFR               ..............  $60,115............  ..............  $63,855.
                  Standards Act.       causes serious       570.140(b)(2).
                                       injury or death.
WHD............  Fair Labor           Child Labor that     29 CFR               ..............  $60,115............  ..............  $63,855.
                  Standards Act.       causes serious       579.1(a)(1)(i)(B).
                                       injury or death.
WHD............  Fair Labor           Child Labor willful  29 CFR               ..............  $120,230...........  ..............  $127,710.
                  Standards Act.       or repeated that     570.140(b)(2); 29
                                       causes serious       CFR
                                       injury or death      579.1(a)(1)(i)(B)
                                       (penalty amount      Doubled.
                                       doubled).
WHD............  Migrant and          MSPA...............  29 CFR 500.1(e)....  ..............  $2,579.............  ..............  $2,739.
                  Seasonal
                  Agricultural
                  Worker Protection
                  Act.
WHD............  Immigration &        H1B................  20 CFR               ..............  $1,951.............  ..............  $2,072.
                  Nationality Act.                          655.810(b)(1).
WHD............  Immigration &        H1B retaliation....  20 CFR 655.801(b)..  ..............  $7,939.............  ..............  $8,433.
                  Nationality Act.
WHD............  Immigration &        H1B willful or       20 CFR               ..............  $7,939.............  ..............  $8,433.
                  Nationality Act.     discrimination.      655.810(b)(2).
WHD............  Immigration &        H1B willful that     20 CFR               ..............  $55,570............  ..............  $59,028.
                  Nationality Act.     resulted in          655.810(b)(3).
                                       displacement of a
                                       US worker.
WHD............  Immigration &        D-1................  20 CFR 655.620(a)..  ..............  $9,753.............  ..............  $10,360.
                  Nationality Act.
WHD............  Contract Work Hours  CWHSSA.............  29 CFR 5.5(b)(2)...  ..............  $27................  ..............  $29.
                  and Safety
                  Standards Act.
WHD............  Contract Work Hours  CWHSSA.............  29 CFR 5.8(a)......  ..............  $27................  ..............  $29.
                  and Safety
                  Standards Act.
WHD............  Walsh-Healey Public  Walsh-Healey.......  41 CFR 50-201.3(e).  ..............  $27................  ..............  $29.
                  Contracts Act.
WHD............  Employee Polygraph   EPPA...............  29 CFR 801.42(a)...  ..............  $21,663............  ..............  $23,011.
                  Protection Act.
WHD............  Immigration &        H2A................  29 CFR 501.19(c)...  ..............  $1,787.............  ..............  $1,898.
                  Nationality Act.
WHD............  Immigration &        H2A willful or       29 CFR 501.19(c)(1)  ..............  $6,012.............  ..............  $6,386.
                  Nationality Act.     discrimination.
WHD............  Immigration &        H2A Safety or        29 CFR 501.19(c)(2)  ..............  $59,528............  ..............  $63,232.
                  Nationality Act.     health resulting
                                       in serious injury
                                       or death.
WHD............  Immigration &        H2A willful or       29 CFR 501.19(c)(4)  ..............  $119,055...........  ..............  $126,463.
                  Nationality Act.     repeated safety or
                                       health resulting
                                       in serious injury
                                       or death.
WHD............  Immigration &        H2A failing to       29 CFR 501.19(d)...  ..............  $6,012.............  ..............  $6,386.
                  Nationality Act.     cooperate in an
                                       investigation.
WHD............  Immigration &        H2A displacing a US  29 CFR 501.19(e)...  ..............  $17,859............  ..............  $18,970.
                  Nationality Act.     worker.
WHD............  Immigration &        H2A improperly       29 CFR 501.19(f)...  ..............  $17,859............  ..............  $18,970.
                  Nationality Act.     rejecting a US
                                       worker.
WHD............  Immigration &        H-2B...............  29 CFR 503.23(b)...  ..............  $13,072............  ..............  $13,885.
                  Nationality Act.
WHD............  Immigration &        H-2B...............  29 CFR 503.23(c)...  ..............  $13,072............  ..............  $13,885.
                  Nationality Act.
WHD............  Immigration &        H-2B...............  29 CFR 503.23(d)...  ..............  $13,072............  ..............  $13,885.
                  Nationality Act.
WHD............  Fair Labor           Home Worker........  29 CFR 530.302(a)..  ..............  $1,084.............  ..............  $1,151.
                  Standards Act.
WHD............  Fair Labor           Home Worker........  29 CFR 530.302(b)..              21  $1,084.............              22  $1,151.
                  Standards Act.
WHD............  United States-       Whistleblower......  29 CFR               ..............  $50,000............  ..............  $53,111.
                  Mexico-Canada                             810.800(c)(3)(i).
                  Agreement
                  Implementation Act.

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OWCP...........  Longshore and        Failure to file      20 CFR 702.204.....  ..............  $24,730............  ..............  $26,269.
                  Harbor Workers'      first report of
                  Compensation Act.    injury or filing a
                                       false statement or
                                       misrepresentation
                                       in first report.
OWCP...........  Longshore and        Failure to report    20 CFR 702.236.....  ..............  $301...............  ..............  $320.
                  Harbor Workers'      termination of
                  Compensation Act.    payments.
OWCP...........  Longshore and        Discrimination       20 CFR                        2,473  $12,363............           2,627  $13,132.
                  Harbor Workers'      against employees    702.271(a)(2).
                  Compensation Act.    who claim
                                       compensation or
                                       testify in a LHWCA
                                       proceeding.
OWCP...........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to report    20 CFR 725.621(d)..  ..............  $1,506.............  ..............  $1,600.
                  Act.                 termination of
                                       payments.
OWCP...........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          148  ...................             157  ...................
                  Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                       benefits for mines
                                       with fewer than 25
                                       employees.
OWCP...........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          293  ...................             311  ...................
                  Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                       benefits for mines
                                       with 25-50
                                       employees.
OWCP...........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          441  ...................             468  ...................
                  Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                       benefits for mines
                                       with 51-100
                                       employees.
OWCP...........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          586  ...................             622  ...................
                  Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                       benefits for mines
                                       with more than 100
                                       employees.
OWCP...........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          148  ...................             157  ...................
                  Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(4).
                                       benefits after
                                       10th day of notice.
OWCP...........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          441  ...................             468  ...................
                  Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(5).
                                       benefits for
                                       repeat offenders.
OWCP...........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR               ..............  $3,011.............  ..............  $3,198.
                  Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(5).
                                       benefits.
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