U.S. Customs and Border Protection December 28, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation
Document Number: 2018-28141
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This rule adjusts for inflation the amounts that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can assess as civil monetary penalties for the following two violationstransporting passengers coastwise for hire by certain vessels (known as Bowaters vessels) that do not meet specified conditions; and employing a vessel in a trade without a required Certificate of Documentation. These adjustments are being made in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) which was enacted on November 2, 2015. Other CBP civil penalty amounts were adjusted pursuant to this 2015 Act in rule documents published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016; January 27, 2017; December 8, 2017; and April 2, 2018, but the adjustments for these two civil penalties were inadvertently left out of those documents.