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DOI/OSMRE RIN: 1029-AC86 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments 

This final rule adjusts for inflation the level of civil monetary penalties assessed under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.  This annual rule replaces the previously issued amounts with the updated amounts after using the inflation adjustment multiplier provided by the Office of Management and Budget.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 723    30 CFR 724    30 CFR 845    30 CFR 846   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 114-74   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015  01/15/2024 

Overall Description of Deadline: The 2015 Act requires that Federal agencies promulgate rules to adjust the level of civil monetary penalties ("CMPs") to account for inflation. In addition, the 2015 Act also requires agencies to make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation.

Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  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:
Khalia Boyd
Regulatory Analyst
Department of the Interior
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
1951 Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:202 208-2823