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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL38 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: MAP-21 Civil Penalties Interpretation 

This rulemaking would provide interpretation for the added civil penalties factors in MAP-21 in determining the amount of civil penalty or compromise under section 30165 of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. MAP-21 directs NHTSA to issue a rule providing an interpretation of the penalty factors. This interpretation of the penalty factors is based closely on the language of the statute, and informed by the agency's experience in its day to day enforcement activity, and the manner in which the agency has compromised penalties in the past. This rulemaking would also provide procedures for NHTSA to follow in determining the amount of civil penalties. These procedures are modeled after NHTSA's past practices with respect to civil penalty actions for violations of other statutes enforced by NHTSA . NHTSA is providing procedures for determining the amount of civil penalties or compromise so that civil penalties can be assessed efficiently and in a manner consistent with the requirements of due process.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 578   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30101    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final Rule  10/01/2013 
Final  Statutory  FR per Letter to Congress  01/30/2015 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/21/2015  80 FR 56944   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/20/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Thomas Healy
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE,
Washington, DC 20590