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DOL/OS RIN: 1290-AA31 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Catch-Up Adjustments 

The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, enacted November 2, 2015, as section 701 of the Bipartisan Budget Act, updates the process by which agencies adjust applicable civil monetary penalties for inflation to retain the deterrent effect of those penalties. Agencies were required to make a catch-up adjustment for civil monetary penalties with the new penalty levels by publishing an Interim Final Rule by July 1, 2016, to take effect no later than August 1, 2016.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 655    20 CFR 702    20 CFR 725    20 CFR 726    29 CFR 500    29 CFR 501    29 CFR 530    29 CFR 570    29 CFR 578    29 CFR 579    29 CFR 801    29 CFR 825    29 CFR 1903    20 CFR 2560    20 CFR 2575    20 CFR 2590    30 CFR 100   
Legal Authority: Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvement Act of 2015   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Interim Final Rule  07/01/2016 
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  07/01/2016  81 FR 43429   
Interim Final Rule Effective  07/01/2016 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  07/15/2016 
Final Rule  01/18/2017  82 FR 5373   
Final Rule Effective  01/13/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Erin Fitzgerald
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room S-2312,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-5076
Fax:202 693-5960