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DHS/OS RIN: 1601-AA99 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation  
Abstract:

In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) makes the 2021 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act). Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register no later than January 15th. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts the DHS civil monetary penalties for 2021 pursuant to the 2015 Act and Executive Office of the President (EOP) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after this final rule's publication in the Federal Register whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.

 
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: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 6 CFR 27    8 CFR 270, 274a, and 280    19 CFR 4    33 CFR 27    49 CFR 1503     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 114-74, sec. 701    129 Stat. 584, 599.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    01/15/2021 

Overall Description of Deadline: Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register no later than January 15th.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  05/00/2021 
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:
Hillary Hunnings
Law Clerk
Department of Homeland Security
Office of the General Counsel, 2707 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Mail Stop 0485,
Washington, DC 20528-0485
Phone:202 878-9252
Email: hillary.hunnings@hq.dhs.gov