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DOI/BSEE RIN: 1014-AA61 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment for FY2023 

This rulemaking would adjust the level of civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (FCPIA of 2015), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The civil penalty inflation adjustment accounts for one year of inflation from October 2022 to October 2023. Annual inflation adjustments are applied to all Federal agencies' civil penalties and are based on the percent change between the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPIU) for the October preceding the date of the adjustment, and the prior year's October CPI-U.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Routine and Frequent 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR part 250 subpart N     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. sec. 1350(b)(l)    Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Sec. 701 of Public Law 114-74)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    01/15/2024 

Overall Description of Deadline: The FCPIA of 2015 requires Federal agencies to make annual adjustments for inflation to civil penalties. Agencies are required to publish the annual inflation adjustments in the Federal Register by no later than January 15th of each year.

Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  01/00/2024 
Final Action Effective  01/00/2024 
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:
Kirk Malstrom
Chief, Regulations and Standards Branch
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
45600 Woodland Road,
Sterling, VA 20166
Phone:703 787-1751
Fax:703 787-1555