Mine Safety and Health Administration December 28, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Criteria and Procedures for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties; Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2012-30963
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is revising its civil penalty assessment amounts to adjust for inflation. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, (Inflation Adjustment Act) as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, requires the Agency to adjust civil penalties for inflation at least once every four years according to the formula specified in the Inflation Adjustment Act. The revised penalties apply to citations and orders issued on or after the effective date of this rule.
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