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DOD/COE RIN: 0710-AB19 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: ●Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment 
Abstract:

The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990. The goals of the civil penalty inflation adjustment are to improve effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The act requires agencies to adjust the level of civil monetary penalties with an initial catch-up adjustment and to make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation. This rulemaking will ensure Corps compliance with the act and will amend the civil penalty amounts cited in Corps regulations at 33 CFR 326 assessed under section 404 of the Clean Water Act and the National Fishing Enhancement Act. The Corps will also amend the civil penalty amounts cited in Corps regulations at 33 CFR 207 assessed under the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1922. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides a clear formula for adjustment of the civil penalties, and the Corps has no discretion to vary the amount of the adjustment.

 

 
Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Routine and Frequent 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 207    33 CFR 326   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 114-74    33 U.S.C. 1319    33 U.S.C. 1344    33 U.S.C. 2104    33 U.S.C. 1    33 U.S.C. 555    28 U.S.C. 2461    33 U.S.C. 401    33 U.S.C. 1413   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  06/00/2021 
Final Action Effective  06/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Matthew Wilson
Regulatory Program Manager
Department of Defense
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
441 G Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20314
Phone:202 761-5856

Paul Clouse
Program Manager
Department of Defense
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
CEMVS-EC-S, 441 G Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20314
Phone:314 331-8390
Email: paul.d.clouse@usace.army.mil