Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2019

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 213-223]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-00089]
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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, 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, 825
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903
Employee Benefits Security Administration
29 CFR Part 2560, 2575, 2590
Mine Safety and Health Administration
30 CFR Part 100
RIN 1290-AA33
Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment
Act Annual Adjustments for 2019
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 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 2019 annual adjustments for
inflation to its civil monetary penalties.
DATES: This final rule is effective on January 23, 2019. As provided by
the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any
penalties assessed after the effective date of this rule.
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 2019
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,
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).
    This rule implements the 2019 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.\1\ The Inflation
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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.
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    \1\ The Department is also responsible for administering and
enforcing a newly-enacted civil monetary penalty under the Fair
Labor Standards Act (see Pub. L. 115-141, sec. 1201 (2018)), but the
Inflation Adjustment Act does not require the Department to adjust
this new penalty in 2019 because Congress enacted the penalty within
the preceding 12 months. See 28 U.S.C. 2462 Note, sec. 4(d); OMB
Circular M-16-06.
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II. Adjustment for 2019
    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.\2\ The Department first identified the most
recent penalty amount, which is the amount established by the 2018
annual adjustment as set forth in the DOL 2018 Annual Adjustment
published on January 2, 2018.
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    \2\ M-19-04, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for
2019, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment
Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 14, 2018).
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    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 2018 CPI-U and the October 2017 CPI-U. The cost-of-living
adjustment multiplier for 2019, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI-
U) for the month of October 2018, not seasonally adjusted, is
1.02522.\3\ In order to compute the 2019 annual adjustment, the
Department multiplied the most recent penalty amount for each
applicable penalty by the multiplier, 1.02522, and rounded to the
nearest dollar.
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    \3\ OMB provided the year-over-year multiplier, rounded to 5
decimal points. Id. at 1.
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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.\4\ Accordingly, for penalties assessed after January 23, 2019,
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:
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    \4\ Appendix 1 consists of a table that provides ready access to
key information about each penalty.
                 Civil Monetary Penalties for the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker Program
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         Violations occurring                Penalty assessed               Which penalty level applies
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On or before November 2, 2015.........  On or before August 1,     Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
                                         2016.
On or before November 2, 2015.........  After August 1, 2016.....  Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
After November 2, 2015................  After August 1, 2016, but  August 1, 2016 levels.
                                         on or before March 17,
                                         2017.
After November 2, 2015................  After March 17, 2017 but   March 17, 2017 levels.
                                         on or before January 2,
                                         2018.
After November 2, 2015................  After January 2, 2018 but  January 2, 2018 levels.
                                         on or before January 23,
                                         2019.
After November 2, 2015................  After January 23, 2019...  January 23, 2019 levels.
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                                 Civil Monetary Penalties for Other DOL Programs
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         Violations occurring                Penalty assessed               Which penalty level applies
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On or before November 2, 2015.........  On or before August 1,     Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
                                         2016.
On or before November 2, 2015.........  After August 1, 2016.....  Pre-August 1, 2016 levels.
After November 2, 2015................  After August 1, 2016, but  August 1, 2016 levels.
                                         on or before January 13,
                                         2017.
After November 2, 2015................  After January 13, 2017     January 13, 2017 levels.
                                         but on or before January
                                         2, 2018.
After November 2, 2015................  After January 2, 2018 but  January 2, 2018 levels.
                                         on or before January 23,
                                         2019.
After November 2, 2015................  After January 23, 2019...  January 23, 2019 levels.
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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, Executive
Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and Executive
Order 13771: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs
    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
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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. This rule is not an Executive Order 13771
regulatory action because this rule is not significant under Executive
Order 12866.
    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 OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 667) requires OSHA-approved
State Plans to have standards and an enforcement program that are at
least as effective as federal OSHA's standards and enforcement 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 (21) 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.
D. The Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999:
Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families
    This final rule will have no effect on family well-being or
stability, marital commitment, parental rights or authority, or income
or poverty of families and children. Accordingly, section 654 of the
Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999 (5 U.S.C.
601 note) requires no further agency action, analysis, or assessment.
E. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental
Health Risks and Safety Risks
    This final rule will have no adverse impact on children.
Accordingly, Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from
Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks, as amended by Executive
Orders 13229 and 13296, requires no further agency action or analysis.
F. Environmental Impact Assessment
    A review of this final rule in accordance with the requirements of
the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et
seq.; the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality, 40 CFR
part 1500 et seq.; and the Departmental NEPA procedures, 29 CFR part
11, indicates that the final rule will not have a significant impact on
the quality of the human environment. As a result, there is no
corresponding environmental assessment or an environmental impact
statement.
G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply
    This final rule has been reviewed for its impact on the supply,
distribution, and use of energy because it applies, in part, to the
coal mining and uranium industries. MSHA has concluded that the
adjustment of civil monetary
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penalties to keep pace with inflation and thus maintain the incentive
for operators to maintain safe and healthful workplaces is not a
significant energy action because it is not likely to have a
significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of
energy.
    This final rule has not been identified to have other impacts on
energy supply. Accordingly, Executive Order 13211 requires no further
Agency action or analysis.
H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property Rights
    This final rule will not implement a policy with takings
implications. Accordingly, Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions
and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights,
requires no further agency action or analysis.
I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis
    This final rule was drafted and reviewed in accordance with
Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This final rule was
written to provide a clear legal standard for affected conduct and was
carefully reviewed to eliminate drafting errors and ambiguities, so as
to minimize litigation and undue burden on the Federal court system.
The Department has determined that this final rule meets the applicable
standards provided in section 3 of Executive Order 12988.
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 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 Parts 1902 and 1903
    Intergovernmental relations, Law enforcement, Occupational Safety
and Health, Penalties.
29 CFR Part 2560
    Employee benefit plans, Employee Retirement Income Security Act,
Law enforcement, Penalties, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping.
29 CFR Part 2575
    Administrative practice and procedure, Employee benefit plans,
Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Health care, Penalties,
Pensions.
29 CFR Part 2590
    Employee benefit plans, Employee Retirement Income Security Act,
Health care, Health insurance, Penalties, Pensions, Reporting and
recordkeeping.
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 V and VI,
29 CFR subtitle A and chapters V, XVII, and XXV, 30 CFR chapter I, and
41 CFR subtitle B 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
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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).
    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).
    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.
    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).
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Sec.  Sec.  655.620, 655.801, and 655.810   [Amended]
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 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.
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                      Paragraph                         Remove     Add
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Sec.   655.620(a)....................................    $9,239   $9,472
Sec.   655.801(b)....................................     7,520    7,710
Sec.   655.810(b)(1) introductory text...............     1,848    1,895
Sec.   655.810(b)(2) introductory text...............     7,520    7,710
Sec.   655.810(b)(3) introductory text...............    52,641   53,969
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
PART 702--ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE
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3. The authority citation for part 702 is revised 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]
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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.
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            Section/paragraph                         Remove                               Add
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Sec.   702.204...........................  $23,426.....................  $24,017.
Sec.   702.204...........................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   702.236...........................  $285........................  $292.
Sec.   702.236...........................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2).....................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2).....................  $2,343......................  $2,402.
Sec.   702.271(a)(2).....................  $11,712.....................  $12,007.
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PART 725--CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS UNDER PART C OF TITLE IV OF THE
FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT, AS AMENDED
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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; 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 405;
Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 58834.
Sec.  725.621  [Amended]
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 6. In Sec.  725.621, amend paragraph (d) by removing ``January 2,
2018'' and adding in its place ``January 23, 2019'' and by removing
``$1,426'' and adding in its place ``$1,462''.
PART 726--BLACK LUNG BENEFITS; REQUIREMENTS FOR COAL MINE
OPERATOR'S INSURANCE
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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]
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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.
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                Paragraph                             Remove                               Add
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Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) introductory text  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table............  $139........................  $143.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table............  278.........................  285.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table............  417.........................  428.
Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i) table............  555.........................  569.
Sec.   726.302(c)(4).....................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   726.302(c)(4).....................  $139........................  $143.
Sec.   726.302(c)(5).....................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   726.302(c)(5).....................  $417........................  $428.
Sec.   726.302(c)(6).....................  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   726.302(c)(6).....................  $2,852......................  $2,924.
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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 ``$26'' and
adding in its place ``$27''.
Sec.  5.8  [Amended]
0
 11. In Sec.  5.8, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$26'' and adding
in its place ``$27''.
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 ``$2,443'' and
adding in its place ``$2,505''.
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................     $1,692     $1,735
Sec.   501.19(c)(1)...............................      5,695      5,839
Sec.   501.19(c)(2)...............................     56,391     57,813
Sec.   501.19(c)(4)...............................    112,780    115,624
Sec.   501.19(d)..................................      5,695      5,839
Sec.   501.19(e)..................................     16,917     17,344
Sec.   501.19(f)..................................     16,917     17,344
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PART 503--ENFORCEMENT OF OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY NONIMMIGRANT
NON-AGRICULTURAL WORKERS DESCRIBED IN THE IMMIGRATION AND
NATIONALITY ACT--[AMENDED]
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)..................................    $12,383    $12,695
Sec.   503.23(c)..................................     12,383     12,695
Sec.   503.23(d)..................................     12,383     12,695
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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, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$1,026'' and
adding in its place ``$1,052'' and revise 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:
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                          Penalty per affected homeworker
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
                       Nature of violation                                                           Repeated,
                                                                       Minor        Substantial   intentional or
                                                                                                      knowing
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Recordkeeping...................................................         $21-210        $210-421      $421-1,052
Monetary violations.............................................          21-210         210-421  ..............
Employment of homeworkers without a certificate.................  ..............         210-421       421-1,052
Other violations of statutes, regulations or employer assurances          21-210         210-421       421-1,052
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PART 570--CHILD LABOR REGULATIONS, ORDERS AND STATEMENTS OF
INTERPRETATION
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 ``$12,529''
and adding in its place ``$12,845'' and paragraph (b)(2) by removing
``$56,947'' and adding in its place ``$58,383''.
[[Page 219]]
PART 578--MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME VIOLATIONS--CIVIL MONEY
PENALTIES
0
22. The authority citation for part 578 continues to read as follows:
    Authority:  Sec. 9, Pub. L. 101-157, 103 Stat. 938, sec. 3103,
Pub. L. 101-508, 104 Stat. 1388-29 (29 U.S.C. 216(e)), Pub. L. 101-
410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note), as amended by Pub. L. 104-
134, section 31001(s), 110 Stat. 1321-358, 1321-373, and Pub. L.
114-74, 129 Stat 584.
Sec.  578.3  [Amended]
0
23. In Sec.  578.3, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$1,964'' and
adding in its place ``$2,014''.
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(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 (Federal Civil
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-7, 129
Stat 584.
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)..........................    $12,529    $12,845
Sec.   579.1(a)(1)(i)(B)..........................     56,947     58,383
Sec.   579.1(a)(2)................................      1,964      2,014
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
``$20,521'' and adding in its place ``$21,039''.
PART 825--THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993
0
28. 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
 29. In Sec.  825.300 amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing ``$169'' and
adding in its place ``$173''.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Title 29--Labor
PART 1903--INSPECTIONS, CITATIONS, AND PROPOSED PENALTIES
0
30. 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
31. 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 text......  January 2, 2018.............  January 23, 2019.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(1).....................  $9,239......................  $9,472.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(1).....................  $129,336....................  $132,598.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(2).....................  $129,336....................  $132,598.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(3).....................  $12,934.....................  $13,260.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(4).....................  $12,934.....................  $13,260.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(5).....................  $12,934.....................  $13,260.
Sec.   1903.15(d)(6).....................  $12,934.....................  $13,260.
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Title 30--Mineral Resources
PART 100--CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR PROPOSED ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL
PENALTIES
0
32. 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
33. In Sec.  100.3, amend paragraph (a)(1) introductory text by
removing ``$70,834'' and adding in its place ``$72,620'' and in
paragraph (g) by revising Table XIV-Penalty Conversion Table.
    The revision reads as follows:
Sec.  100.3  Determination of penalty amount; regular assessment.
* * * * *
    (g) * * *
[[Page 220]]
                   Table XIV--Penalty Conversion Table
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Penalty
                            Points                                ($)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
60 or fewer..................................................       $135
61...........................................................        147
62...........................................................        158
63...........................................................        172
64...........................................................        187
65...........................................................        202
66...........................................................        218
67...........................................................        238
68...........................................................        256
69...........................................................        278
70...........................................................        301
71...........................................................        326
72...........................................................        355
73...........................................................        383
74...........................................................        414
75...........................................................        450
76...........................................................        489
77...........................................................        527
78...........................................................        572
79...........................................................        620
80...........................................................        672
81...........................................................        727
82...........................................................        787
83...........................................................        854
84...........................................................        925
85...........................................................       1003
86...........................................................      1,086
87...........................................................      1,175
88...........................................................      1,274
89...........................................................      1,380
90...........................................................      1,495
91...........................................................      1,619
92...........................................................      1,753
93...........................................................      1,899
94...........................................................      2,058
95...........................................................      2,229
96...........................................................      2,414
97...........................................................      2,615
98...........................................................      2,834
99...........................................................      3,070
100..........................................................      3,326
101..........................................................      3,602
102..........................................................      3,902
103..........................................................      4,227
104..........................................................      4,579
105..........................................................      4,961
106..........................................................      5,374
107..........................................................      5,822
108..........................................................      6,307
109..........................................................      6,832
110..........................................................      7,401
111..........................................................      8,016
112..........................................................      8,686
113..........................................................      9,409
114..........................................................     10,193
115..........................................................     11,041
116..........................................................     11,960
117..........................................................     12,957
118..........................................................     14,036
119..........................................................     15,206
120..........................................................     16,471
121..........................................................     17,844
122..........................................................     19,329
123..........................................................     20,940
124..........................................................     22,685
125..........................................................     24,571
126..........................................................     26,619
127..........................................................     28,837
128..........................................................     31,238
129..........................................................     33,840
130..........................................................     36,659
131..........................................................     39,712
132..........................................................     43,019
133..........................................................     46,601
134..........................................................     50,319
135..........................................................     54,035
136..........................................................     57,754
137..........................................................     61,469
138..........................................................     65,187
139..........................................................     68,903
140 or more..................................................     72,620
------------------------------------------------------------------------
* * * * *
Sec.  Sec.  100.4 and 100.5  [Amended]
0
34. 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.   100.4(a).....................................    $2,361    $2,421
Sec.   100.4(b).....................................     4,721     4,840
Sec.   100.4(c) introductory text...................     5,903     6,052
Sec.   100.4(c) introductory text...................    70,834    72,620
Sec.   100.5(c).....................................     7,673     7,867
Sec.   100.5(d).....................................       324       332
Sec.   100.5(e).....................................   259,725   266,275
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Title 41--Public Contracts and Property Management
PART 50-201--GENERAL REGULATIONS
0
35. 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
36. In Sec.  50-201.3, amend paragraph (e) by removing ``$26'' and
adding in its place ``$27''.
    Note:  The following Appendix will not appear in the Code of
Federal Regulations.
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                                                                                              2018                                  2019
                                                                             ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                               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)....  ..............  $70,834.............  ..............  $72,620.
                & Health Act of
                1977.
MSHA.........  Federal Mine Safety  Penalty Conversion   30 CFR 100.3(g)....            $132  $70,834.............            $135  $72,620.
                & Health Act of      Table.
                1977.
MSHA.........  Federal Mine Safety  Minimum Penalty for  30 CFR 100.4(a)....           2,361  ....................           2,421  ....................
                & 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)....           4,721  ....................           4,840  ....................
                & 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)....           5,903  $70,834.............           6,052  $72,620.
                & 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)....  ..............  $7,673..............  ..............  $7,867.
                & 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)....  ..............  $324................  ..............  $332.
                & Health Act of      mandatory safety
                1977.                standards related
                                     to smoking
                                     standards.
MSHA.........  Federal Mine Safety  Flagrant violations  30 CFR 100.5(e)....  ..............  $259,725............  ..............  $266,275.
                & Health Act of      under 110(b)(2) of
                1977.                the Mine Act.
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EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 209(b):      29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $29.................  ..............  $30.
                Income Security      Failure to furnish
                Act.                 reports (e.g.,
                                     pension benefit
                                     statements) to
                                     certain former
                                     participants and
                                     beneficiaries or
                                     maintain records.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(2)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $2,140..............  ..............  $2,194.
                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....  ..............  $1,693..............  ..............  $1,736.
                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....  ..............  $1,558..............  ..............  $1,597.
                Income Security      Per day for each
                Act.                 failure to file
                                     annual report for
                                     Multiple Employer
                                     Welfare
                                     Arrangements
                                     (MEWAs) under
                                     101(g).
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(6)--  29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $152 per day, not to  ..............  $156 per day, not to
                Income Security      Per day for each                                          exceed $1,527 per                     exceed $1,566 per
                Act.                 failure to provide                                        request.                              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....  ..............  $136................  ..............  $139.
                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....  ..............  $1,344..............  ..............  $1,378.
                Income Security      Per each failure
                Act.                 by an endangered
                                     status
                                     multiemployer plan
                                     to adopt a funding
                                     improvement plan
                                     or meet
                                     benchmarks;
                                     failure of a
                                     critical status
                                     multiemployer plan
                                     to adopt a
                                     rehabilitation
                                     plan.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section              29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $114................  ..............  $117.
                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....  ..............  $114................  ..............  $117.
                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....  ..............  $114................  ..............  $117.
                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
                                     non-compliance
                                     period.
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EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3....           2,847  ....................           2,919  $0.
                Income Security      uncorrected de
                Act.                 minimis violation.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3....          17,084  ....................          17,515  $0.
                Income Security      uncorrected
                Act.                 violations that
                                     are not de minimis.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.1-3....  ..............  $569,468............  ..............  $583,830.
                Income Security      unintentional
                Act.                 failure maximum
                                     cap.
EBSA.........  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(12)-- 29CFR 2575.1-3.....  ..............  $104................  ..............  $107.
                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....  ..............  $16,499.............  ..............  $16,915.
                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....  ..............  $1,128..............  ..............  $1,156.
                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               ..............  $12,934.............  ..............  $13,260.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(3).
OSHA.........  Occupational Safety  Other-Than-Serious.  29 CFR               ..............  $12,934.............  ..............  $13,260.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(4).
OSHA.........  Occupational Safety  Willful............  29 CFR                        9,239  $129,336............           9,472  $132,598.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(1).
OSHA.........  Occupational Safety  Repeated...........  29 CFR               ..............  $129,336............  ..............  $132,598.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(2).
OSHA.........  Occupational Safety  Posting Requirement  29 CFR               ..............  $12,934.............  ..............  $13,260.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(6).
OSHA.........  Occupational Safety  Failure to Abate...  29 CFR               ..............  $12,934.............  ..............  $13,260.
                and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(5).
WHD..........  Family and Medical   FMLA...............  29 CFR               ..............  $169................  ..............  $173.
                Leave Act.                                825.300(a)(1).
WHD..........  Fair Labor           FLSA...............  29 CFR 578.3(a)....  ..............  $1,964..............  ..............  $2,014.
                Standards Act.
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR 579.1(a)(2).  ..............  $1,964..............  ..............  $2,014.
                Standards Act.
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR               ..............  $12,529.............  ..............  $12,845.
                Standards Act.                            570.140(b)(1).
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR               ..............  $12,529.............  ..............  $12,845.
                Standards Act.                            579.1(a)(1)(i)(A).
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor that     29 CFR               ..............  $56,947.............  ..............  $58,383.
                Standards Act.       causes serious       570.140(b)(2).
                                     injury or death.
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor that     29 CFR               ..............  $56,947.............  ..............  $58,383.
                Standards Act.       causes serious       579.1(a)(1)(i)(B).
                                     injury or death.
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Child Labor willful  29 CFR               ..............  $113,894............  ..............  $116,766.
                Standards Act.       or repeated that     570.140(b)(2); 29
                                     causes serious       CFR
                                     injury or death.     579.1(a)(1)(i)(B).
WHD..........  Migrant and          MSPA...............  29 CFR 500.1(e)....  ..............  $2,443..............  ..............  $2,505.
                Seasonal
                Agricultural
                Worker Protection
                Act.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H1B................  20 CFR               ..............  $1,848..............  ..............  $1,895.
                Nationality Act.                          655.810(b)(1).
WHD..........  Immigration &        H1B retaliation....  20 CFR 655.801(b)..  ..............  $7,520..............  ..............  $7,710.
                Nationality Act.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H1B willful or       20 CFR               ..............  $7,520..............  ..............  $7,710.
                Nationality Act.     discrimination.      655.810(b)(2).
WHD..........  Immigration &        H1B willful that     20 CFR               ..............  $52,641.............  ..............  $53,969.
                Nationality Act.     resulted in          655.810(b)(3).
                                     displacement of a
                                     US worker.
WHD..........  Immigration &        D-1................  20 CFR 655.620(a)..  ..............  $9,239..............  ..............  $9,472.
                Nationality Act.
WHD..........  Contract Work Hours  CWHSSA.............  29 CFR 5.5(b)(2)...  ..............  $26.................  ..............  $27.
                and Safety
                Standards Act.
WHD..........  Contract Work Hours  CWHSSA.............  29 CFR 5.8(a)......  ..............  $26.................  ..............  $27.
                and Safety
                Standards Act.
WHD..........  Walsh-Healey Public  Walsh-Healey.......  41 CFR 50-201.3(e).  ..............  $26.................  ..............  $27.
                Contracts Act.
WHD..........  Employee Polygraph   EPPA...............  29 CFR 801.42(a)...  ..............  $20,521.............  ..............  $21,039.
                Protection Act.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A................  29 CFR 501.19(c)...  ..............  $1,692..............  ..............  $1,735.
                Nationality Act.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A willful or       29 CFR 501.19(c)(1)  ..............  $5,695..............  ..............  $5,839.
                Nationality Act.     discrimination.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A Safety or        29 CFR 501.19(c)(2)  ..............  $56,391.............  ..............  $57,813.
                Nationality Act.     health resulting
                                     in serious injury
                                     or death.
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WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A willful or       29 CFR 501.19(c)(4)  ..............  $112,780............  ..............  $115,624.
                Nationality Act.     repeated safety or
                                     health resulting
                                     in serious injury
                                     or death.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A failing to       29 CFR 501.19(d)...  ..............  $5,695..............  ..............  $5,839.
                Nationality Act.     cooperate in an
                                     investigation.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A displacing a US  29 CFR 501.19(e)...  ..............  $16,917.............  ..............  $17,344.
                Nationality Act.     worker.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H2A improperly       29 CFR 501.19(f)...  ..............  $16,917.............  ..............  $17,344.
                Nationality Act.     rejecting a US
                                     worker.
WHD..........  Immigration &        H-2B...............  29 CFR 503.23(b)-    ..............  $12,383.............  ..............  $12,695.
                Nationality Act.                          (d).
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Home Worker........  29 CFR 530.302(a)..  ..............  $1,026..............  ..............  $1,052.00.
                Standards Act.
WHD..........  Fair Labor           Home Worker........  29 CFR 530.302(b)..              20  $1,026..............              21  $1,052.00.
                Standards Act.
OWCP.........  Longshore and        Failure to file      20 CFR 702.204.....  ..............  $23,426.............  ..............  $24,017.
                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.....  ..............  $285................  ..............  $292.
                Harbor Workers'      termination of
                Compensation Act.    payments.
OWCP.........  Longshore and        Discrimination       20 CFR                        2,343  $11,712.............           2,402  $12,007.
                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)..  ..............  $1,426..............  ..............  $1,462.
                Act.                 termination of
                                     payments.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to file      20 CFR 725.621(d)..  ..............  $1,426..............  ..............  $1,462.
                Act.                 required reports.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          139  ....................             143  ....................
                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                          278  ....................             285  ....................
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                     benefits for mines
                                     with 25-50
                                     employees.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          417  ....................             428  ....................
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                     benefits for mines
                                     with 51-100
                                     employees.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          555  ....................             569  ....................
                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                          139  ....................             143  ....................
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(4).
                                     benefits after
                                     10th day of notice.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                          417  ....................             428  ....................
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(5).
                                     benefits for
                                     repeat offenders.
OWCP.........  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR               ..............  $2,852..............  ..............  $2,924
                Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(5).
                                     benefits.
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    Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of January, 2019.
R. Alexander Acosta,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2019-00089 Filed 1-22-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-HL-P