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PBGC RIN: 1212-AB45 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Adjustment of Civil Penalties 

This rulemaking is required annually to amend the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's civil penalty regulations to adjust for inflation the maximum penalty provided for in sections 4071 and 4302 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. This action is being taken in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.


Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation(PBGC)  Priority: Routine and Frequent 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 4071    29 CFR 4302   
Legal Authority: 28 U.S.C. 2461 (note)    The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, sec. 701, Pub. L. 114-74   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Deadline is January 15 of each year.  01/15/2018 
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule (2018)  01/12/2018  83 FR 1555   
Final Rule (2018) Effective  01/12/2018 
Final Rule (2019)  01/00/2019 
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:
Hilary Duke
Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
445 12th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20024
Phone:202 229-3839