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DHS/OS RIN: 1601-AA80 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation 

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 amends 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. DHS will publish a final rule, and will respond to comments on the Interim Final Rule.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  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  07/01/2016 

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

Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  07/01/2016  81 FR 42987   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  08/01/2016 
Interim Final Rule Effective  08/01/2016 
Interim Final Rule; Correction  08/23/2016  81 FR 57442   
Interim Final Rule; Correction Effective Date  08/23/2016 
Interim Final Rule; Correction  09/09/2016  81 FR 62353   
Interim Final Rule; Correction Effective Date  09/09/2016 
Final Rule  01/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Megan Westmoreland
Attorney - Advisor
Department of Homeland Security
Office of the General Counsel, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0485,
Washington, DC 20528-0485
Phone:202 447-4384