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DHS/OS RIN: 1601-AA80 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: ●Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment Act Implementation  

On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. Each Federal agency is now required to publish by interim final rule, a catch-up adjustment, effective by August 1, 2016. This rule will amend 6 CFR part 27; 8 CFR parts 270, 274a, and 280; 33 CFR part 27; and 49 CFR part 1503, to reflect the statutory maximum and, in some cases, minimum, civil penalties that can be assessed under each of EPA's enforcement authorities.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 6 CFR 27    8 CFR 270    8 CFR 274a    8 CFR 280    33 CFR 27    49 CFR 1503     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 101-410    104 Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L. 114-74    129 Stat.599   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Pursuant to Pub. L. 114-74, Sec. 701  08/01/2016 

Overall Description of Deadline: Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the interim final rule must be effective no later than August 1, 2016.

Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  08/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ari Scott
Department of Homeland Security
Office of the General Counsel, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0485,
Washington, DC 20528-0485
Phone:202 282-9293