• Publication Date:
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    Notice
  • Fed Register #:
    83:7-19
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2018
  [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 1 (Tuesday, January 2, 2018)]
  [Rules and Regulations]
  [Pages 7-19]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-28224]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Employment and Training Administration

  20 CFR Part 655

  Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

  20 CFR Parts 702, 725, 726

  Office of the Secretary

  29 CFR Part 5

  41 CFR Part 50-201

  Wage and Hour Division

  29 CFR Parts 500, 501, 503, 530, 570, 578, 579, 801, 825

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903

  Employee Benefits Security Administration

  29 CFR Part 2560, 2575, 2590

  Mine Safety and Health Administration

  30 CFR Part 100

  RIN 1290-AA33


  Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment
  Act Annual Adjustments for 2018

  AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workers'
  Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary, Wage and Hour Division,
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Employee Benefits
  Security Administration, and Mine Safety and Health Administration,
  Department of Labor.

  ACTION: Final rule.

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  SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this
  final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties
  assessed or enforced in its regulations, pursuant to the Federal Civil
  Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal
  Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015
  (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the
  Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for
  inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation
  Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary
  penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure
  Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost-
  of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly,
  this final rule sets forth the Department's 2018 annual adjustments for
  inflation to its civil monetary penalties.

  DATES: This final rule is effective on January 2, 2018. As provided by
  the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any
  penalties assessed after January 2, 2018.

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin FitzGerald, Senior Policy
  Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-2312, 200 Constitution Avenue
  NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-5076 (this is not a
  toll-free number). Copies of this final rule may be obtained in
  alternative formats (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc), upon
  request, by calling (202) 693-5959 (this is not a toll-free number).
  TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free 1-877-889-5627 to obtain information
  or request materials in alternative formats.

  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

  Preamble Table of Contents

  I. Background
  II. Adjustment for 2018
  III. Paperwork Reduction Act
  IV. Administrative Procedure Act
  V. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review, Executive
  Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and
  Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulations and Controlling
  Regulatory Costs
  VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory
  Enforcement Fairness Act
  VII. Other Regulatory Considerations
      A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995
      B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism
      C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments
      D. The Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of
  1999: Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families
      E. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From
  Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks
      F. Environmental Impact Assessment
      G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply
      H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property
  Rights
      I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis

  I. Background

      On November 2, 2015, Congress enacted the Federal Civil Penalties
  Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Public Law 114-74,
  sec. 701 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which further amended the Federal
  Civil


  Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as previously amended by the
  1996 Debt Collection Improvement Act (collectively, the ``Prior
  Inflation Adjustment Act''), to improve the effectiveness of civil
  monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The
  Inflation Adjustment Act required agencies to: (1) Adjust the level of
  civil monetary penalties with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment
  through an interim final rule (IFR); and (2) make subsequent annual
  adjustments for inflation, no later than January 15 of each year.
      On July 1, 2016, the Department published an IFR that established
  the initial catch-up adjustment for most civil penalties that the
  Department administers and requested comments. See 81 FR 43430 (DOL
  IFR). On January 18, 2017, the Department published the final rule
  establishing the 2017 Annual Adjustment for those civil monetary
  penalties adjusted in the DOL IFR. See 82 FR 5373 (DOL 2017 Annual
  Adjustment). On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) (collectively, ``the
  Departments'') jointly published an IFR that established the initial
  catch-up adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced
  in connection with the employment of temporary nonimmigrant workers
  under the H-2B program. See 81 FR 42983 (Joint IFR). On March 17, 2017,
  the Departments jointly published the final rule establishing the 2017
  Annual Adjustment for the H-2B civil monetary penalties. See 82 FR
  14147 (Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment). The Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment
  also explained that DOL would make future adjustments to the H-2B civil
  monetary penalties consistent with DOL's delegated authority under 8
  U.S.C. 1184(c)(14), Immigration and Nationality Act section 214(c)(14),
  and the Inflation Adjustment Act. See 82 FR 14147-48.
      This rule implements the 2018 annual inflation adjustments, as
  required by the Inflation Adjustment Act, for civil monetary penalties
  assessed or enforced by the Department, including H-2B civil monetary
  penalties. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that the increased
  penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date
  of the increase. Pursuant to the Inflation Adjustment Act, this final
  rule is published notwithstanding Section 553 of the APA.

  II. Adjustment for 2018

      The Department has undertaken a thorough review of civil penalties
  administered by its various components pursuant to the Inflation
  Adjustment Act and in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of
  Management and Budget.\1\ The Department first identified the most
  recent penalty amount, which is the amount established by the 2017
  annual adjustment as set forth in the DOL 2017 Annual Adjustment
  published on January 18, 2017, and the Joint 2017 Annual Adjustment
  published on March 17, 2017.
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      \1\ M-18-03, Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for
  2018, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment
  Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Dec. 15, 2017).
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      The Department is required to calculate the annual adjustment based
  on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U). Annual
  inflation adjustments are based on the percent change between the
  October CPI-U preceding the date of the adjustment, and the prior
  year's October CPI-U; in this case, the percent change between the
  October 2017 CPI-U and the October 2016 CPI-U. The cost-of-living
  adjustment multiplier for 2018, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI-
  U) for the month of October 2017, not seasonally adjusted, is
  1.02041.\2\ In order to compute the 2018 annual adjustment, the
  Department multiplied the most recent penalty amount for each
  applicable penalty by the multiplier, 1.02041, and rounded to the
  nearest dollar.
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      \2\ OMB provided the year-over-year multiplier, rounded to 5
  decimal points. Id. at 1.
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      As provided by the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty
  levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of this
  rule.\3\ Accordingly, for penalties assessed after January 2, 2018,
  whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015, the higher
  penalty amounts outlined in this rule will apply. The tables below
  demonstrate the penalty amounts that apply:
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      \3\ Appendix 1 consists of a table that provides ready access to
  key information about each penalty.

   Civil Monetary Penalties for the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker
                                   Program
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                                                            Which penalty
       Violations occurring          Penalty assessed       level applies
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  On or before November 2, 2015.  On or before August 1,  Pre-August 1,
                                   2016.                   2016 levels.
  On or before November 2, 2015.  After August 1, 2016..  Pre-August 1,
                                                           2016 levels.
  After November 2, 2015........  After August 1, 2016,   August 1, 2016
                                   but on or before        levels.
                                   March 17, 2017.
  After November 2, 2015........  After March 17, 2017    March 17, 2017
                                   but on or before        levels.
                                   January 2, 2018.
  After November 2, 2015........  After January 2, 2018.  January 2, 2018
                                                           levels.
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               Civil Monetary Penalties for Other DOL Programs
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                                                            Which penalty
       Violations occurring          Penalty assessed       level applies
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  On or before November 2, 2015.  On or before August 1,  Pre-August 1,
                                   2016.                   2016 levels.
  On or before November 2, 2015.  After August 1, 2016..  Pre-August 1,
                                                           2016 levels.
  After November 2, 2015........  After August 1, 2016,   August 1, 2016
                                   but on or before        levels.
                                   January 13, 2017.
  After November 2, 2015........  After January 13, 2017  January 13, 2017
                                   but on or before        levels.
                                   January 2, 2018.
  After November 2, 2015........  After January 2, 2018.  January 2, 2018
                                                           levels.
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  III. Paperwork Reduction Act

      The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507(d)) requires
  that the Department consider the impact of paperwork and other
  information collection burdens imposed on the public. The Department
  has determined that this final rule does not require any collection of
  information.

  IV. Administrative Procedure Act

      The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall annually
  adjust civil monetary penalties for inflation notwithstanding Section
  553 of the APA. Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a
  nondiscretionary cost-of-living formula for annual adjustment of the
  civil monetary penalties. For these reasons, the requirements in
  sections 553(b), (c), and (d) of the APA, relating to notice and
  comment and requiring that a rule be effective 30 days after
  publication in the Federal Register, are inapplicable.

  V. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review, Executive
  Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and Executive
  Order 13771: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

      Executive Order 12866 requires that regulatory agencies assess both
  the costs and benefits of significant regulatory actions. Under the
  Executive Order, a ``significant regulatory action'' is one meeting any
  of a number of specified conditions, including the following: Having an
  annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; creating a
  serious inconsistency or interfering with an action of another agency;
  materially altering the budgetary impact of entitlements or the rights
  of entitlement recipients, or raising novel legal or policy issues.
      The Department has determined that this final rule is not a
  ``significant'' regulatory action and a cost-benefit and economic
  analysis is not required. This regulation merely adjusts civil monetary
  penalties in accordance with inflation as required by the Inflation
  Adjustment Act, and has no impact on disclosure or compliance costs.
  The benefit provided by the inflationary adjustment to the maximum
  civil monetary penalties is that of maintaining the incentive for the
  regulated community to comply with the laws enforced by the Department,
  and not allowing the incentive to be diminished by inflation. This rule
  is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is
  not significant under Executive Order 12866.
      Executive Order 13563 directs agencies to assess all costs and
  benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is
  necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits
  (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety
  effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563
  emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits,
  reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility to
  minimize burden.
      This final rule is exempt from the requirements of the APA because
  the Inflation Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the
  annual adjustments without regard to Section 553 of the APA. In that
  context, Congress has already determined that any possible increase in
  costs is justified by the overall benefits of such adjustments. This
  final rule makes only the statutory changes outlined herein; thus there
  are no alternatives or further analysis required by Executive Order
  13563.

  VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory
  Enforcement Fairness Act

      The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. (RFA), imposes
  certain requirements on Federal agency rules that are subject to the
  notice and comment requirements of the APA, 5 U.S.C. 553(b). This final
  rule is exempt from the requirements of the APA because the Inflation
  Adjustment Act directed the Department to issue the annual adjustments
  without regard to Section 553 of the APA. Therefore, the requirements
  of the RFA applicable to notices of proposed rulemaking, 5 U.S.C. 603,
  do not apply to this rule. Accordingly, the Department is not required
  to either certify that the final rule would not have a significant
  economic impact on a substantial number of small entities or conduct a
  regulatory flexibility analysis.

  VII. Other Regulatory Considerations

  A. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

      The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531-1538,
  requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary
  regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may
  result in the expenditure by a State, local, or Tribal government, in
  the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for
  inflation) or more in any one year. This Final Rule will not result in
  such an expenditure. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under
  the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.

  B. Executive Order 13132: Federalism

      Section 18 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 667) requires OSHA-approved
  State Plans to have standards and an enforcement program that are at
  least as effective as federal OSHA's standards and enforcement program.
  OSHA-approved State Plans must have maximum and minimum penalty levels
  that are at least as effective as federal OSHA's per section 18(c)(2)
  of the OSH Act; 29 CFR 1902.4(c)(2)(xi); 1902.37(b)(12). State Plans
  are required to increase their penalties in alignment with OSHA's
  penalty increases to maintain at least as effective penalty levels.
      State Plans are not required to impose monetary penalties on state
  and local government employers. See Sec.  1956.11(c)(2)(x). Five (5)
  states and one territory have State Plans that cover only state and
  local government employees: Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New
  York, Maine, and the Virgin Islands. Therefore, the requirements to
  increase the penalty levels do not apply to these State Plans. Twenty-
  one (21) states and one U.S. territory have State Plans that cover both
  private sector employees and state and local government employees:
  Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland,
  Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto
  Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington,
  and Wyoming. These states must increase their penalties for private-
  sector employers.
      Other than as listed above, this final rule does not have
  federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct
  effects on the states, on the relationship between the national
  government and the states, or on the distribution of power and
  responsibilities among the various levels of government. Accordingly,
  Executive Order 13132, Federalism, requires no further agency action or
  analysis.

  C. Executive Order 13175: Indian Tribal Governments

      This final rule does not have ``tribal implications'' because it
  does not have substantial direct effects on one or more Indian tribes,
  on the relationship between the Federal government and Indian tribes,
  or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the
  Federal government and Indian tribes. Accordingly, Executive Order
  13175, Consultation and Coordination with


  Indian Tribal Governments, requires no further agency action or
  analysis.

  D. The Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999:
  Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families

      This final rule will have no effect on family well-being or
  stability, marital commitment, parental rights or authority, or income
  or poverty of families and children. Accordingly, section 654 of the
  Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999 (5 U.S.C.
  601 note) requires no further agency action, analysis, or assessment.

  E. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental
  Health Risks and Safety Risks

      This final rule will have no adverse impact on children.
  Accordingly, Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from
  Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks, as amended by Executive
  Orders 13229 and 13296, requires no further agency action or analysis.

  F. Environmental Impact Assessment

      A review of this final rule in accordance with the requirements of
  the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et
  seq.; the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality, 40 CFR
  1500 et seq.; and the Departmental NEPA procedures, 29 CFR part 11,
  indicates that the final rule will not have a significant impact on the
  quality of the human environment. As a result, there is no
  corresponding environmental assessment or an environmental impact
  statement.

  G. Executive Order 13211: Energy Supply

      This final rule has been reviewed for its impact on the supply,
  distribution, and use of energy because it applies, in part, to the
  coal mining and uranium industries. MSHA has concluded that the
  adjustment of civil monetary penalties to keep pace with inflation and
  thus maintain the incentive for operators to maintain safe and
  healthful workplaces is not a significant energy action because it is
  not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply,
  distribution, or use of energy.
      This final rule has not been identified to have other impacts on
  energy supply. Accordingly, Executive Order 13211 requires no further
  Agency action or analysis.

  H. Executive Order 12630: Constitutionally Protected Property Rights

      This final rule will not implement a policy with takings
  implications. Accordingly, Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions
  and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights,
  requires no further agency action or analysis.

  I. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform Analysis

      This final rule was drafted and reviewed in accordance with
  Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This final rule was
  written to provide a clear legal standard for affected conduct and was
  carefully reviewed to eliminate drafting errors and ambiguities, so as
  to minimize litigation and undue burden on the Federal court system.
  The Department has determined that this final rule meets the applicable
  standards provided in section 3 of Executive Order 12988.

  List of Subjects

  20 CFR Part 655

      Immigration, Penalties, Labor.

  20 CFR Part 702

      Administrative practice and procedure, Longshore and harbor
  workers, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Workers'
  compensation.

  20 CFR Part 725

      Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal
  miners, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

  20 CFR Part 726

      Administrative practice and procedure, Black lung benefits, Coal
  miners, Mines, Penalties.

  29 CFR Part 5

      Administrative practice and procedure, Construction industry,
  Employee benefit plans, Government contracts, Law enforcement, Minimum
  wages, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

  29 CFR Part 500

      Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Housing, Insurance,
  Intergovernmental relations, Investigations, Migrant labor, Motor
  vehicle safety, Occupational safety and health, Penalties, Reporting
  and recordkeeping requirements, Wages, Whistleblowing.

  29 CFR Part 501

      Administrative practice and procedure, Agriculture, Aliens,
  Employment, Housing, Housing standards, Immigration, Labor, Migrant
  labor, Penalties, Transportation, Wages.

  29 CFR Part 503

      Administrative practice and procedure, Aliens, Employment, Housing,
  Immigration, Labor, Penalties, Transportation, Wages.

  29 CFR Part 530

      Administrative practice and procedure, Clothing, Homeworkers,
  Indians--arts and crafts, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping
  requirements, Surety bonds, Watches and jewelry.

  29 CFR Part 570

      Child labor, Law enforcement, Penalties.

  29 CFR Part 578

      Penalties, Wages.

  29 CFR Part 579

      Child labor, Penalties.

  29 CFR Part 801

      Administrative practice and procedure, Employment, Lie detector
  tests, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

  29 CFR Part 825

      Administrative practice and procedure, Airmen, Employee benefit
  plans, Health, Health insurance, Labor management relations, Maternal
  and child health, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements,
  Teachers.

  29 CFR Parts 1902 and 1903

      Intergovernmental relations, Law enforcement, Occupational Safety
  and Health, Penalties.

  29 CFR Part 2560

      Employee benefit plans, Law enforcement, Penalties, Pensions,
  Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

  29 CFR Part 2575

      Administrative practice and procedure, Employee benefit plans,
  Health care, Penalties, Pensions.

  29 CFR Part 2590

      Employee benefit plans, Health care, Health insurance, Penalties,
  Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

  30 CFR Part 100

      Mine safety and health, Penalties.


  41 CFR Part 50-201

      Child labor, Government procurement, Minimum wages, Occupational
  safety and health, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

      For the reasons set out in the preamble, 20 CFR chapters V and VI,
  29 CFR subtitle A and chapters V, XVII, and XXV, 30 CFR chapter I, and
  41 CFR subtitle B are amended as follows:

  Department of Labor

  Employment and Training Administration

  Title 20--Employees' Benefits

  PART 655--TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN WORKERS IN THE UNITED
  STATES

  0
  1. The authority citation for part 655 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: Section 655.0 issued under 8 U.S.C.
  1101(a)(15)(E)(iii), 1101(a)(15)(H)(i) and (ii), 8 U.S.C.
  1103(a)(6), 1182(m), (n) and (t), 1184(c), (g), and (j), 1188, and
  1288(c) and (d); sec. 3(c)(1), Pub. L. 101-238, 103 Stat. 2099, 2102
  (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 221(a), Pub. L. 101-649, 104 Stat. 4978,
  5027 (8 U.S.C. 1184 note); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub. L. 102- 232, 105
  Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 323(c), Pub. L. 103-206,
  107 Stat. 2428; sec. 412(e), Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681 (8
  U.S.C. 1182 note); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106-95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316
  (8 U.S.C. 1182 note); 29 U.S.C. 49k; Pub. L. 107-296, 116 Stat.
  2135, as amended; Pub. L. 109-423, 120 Stat. 2900; 8 CFR
  214.2(h)(4)(i); and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(iii).
      Subpart A issued under 8 CFR 214.2(h).
      Subpart B issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c),
  and 1188; and 8 CFR 214.2(h).
      Subparts F and G issued under 8 U.S.C. 1288(c) and (d); sec.
  323(c), Pub. L. 103-206, 107 Stat. 2428; and 28 U.S.C. 2461 note,
  Pub. L. 114-74 at section 701.
      Subparts H and I issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) and
  (b)(1), 1182(n) and (t), and 1184(g) and (j); sec. 303(a)(8), Pub.
  L. 102-232, 105 Stat. 1733, 1748 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note); sec. 412(e),
  Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681; 8 CFR 214.2(h); and 28 U.S.C. 2461
  note, Pub. L. 114-74 at section 701.
      Subparts L and M issued under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c) and
  1182(m); sec. 2(d), Pub. L. 106-95, 113 Stat. 1312, 1316 (8 U.S.C.
  1182 note); Pub. L. 109-423, 120 Stat. 2900; and 8 CFR 214.2(h).


  Sec. Sec.  655.620, 655.801, and 655.810   [Amended]

  0
  2. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left column,
  remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from wherever
  it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar amount
  indicated in the right column.


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                 Paragraph                                Remove                                Add
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  Sec.   655.620(a)......................  $9,054.............................  $9,239
  Sec.   655.801(b)......................  7,370..............................  7,520
  Sec.   655.810(b)(1) introductory text.  1,811..............................  1,848
  Sec.   655.810(b)(2) introductory text.  7,370..............................  7,520
  Sec.   655.810(b)(3) introductory text.  51,588.............................  52,641
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  Department of Labor

  Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

  PART 702--ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE

  0
  3. The authority citation for part 702 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, and 8171 et seq.; 33 U.S.C. 901 et
  seq.; 42 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.; 43 U.S.C. 1333; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note
  (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L.
  114-74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174,
  64 Stat. 1263; Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 58834.


  Sec. Sec.  702.204, 702.236, and 702.271   [Amended]

  0
  4. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left column,
  remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column from
  wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar
  amount or date indicated in the right column.

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                 Paragraph                                Remove                                Add
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  Sec.   702.204.........................  $22,957............................  $23,426.
  Sec.   702.204.........................  January 13, 2017...................  January 2, 2018.
  Sec.   702.236.........................  $279...............................  $285.
  Sec.   702.236.........................  January 13, 2017...................  January 2, 2018.
  Sec.   702.271(a)(2)...................  January 13, 2017...................  January 2, 2018.
  Sec.   702.271(a)(2)...................  $2,296.............................  $2,343.
  Sec.   702.271(a)(2)...................  $11,478............................  $11,712.
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  PART 725--CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS UNDER PART C OF TITLE IV OF THE
  FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT, AS AMENDED

  0
  5. The authority citation for part 725 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil
  Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at sec.
  701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174; 30 U.S.C. 901 et
  seq., 902(f), 921, 932, 936; 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 405;
  Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 58834.


  Sec.  725.621   [Amended]

  0
  6. In Sec.  725.621, amend paragraph (d) by removing ``January 13,
  2017'' and adding in its place ``January 2, 2018'' and by removing
  ``$1,397'' and adding in its place ``$1,426''.

  PART 726--BLACK LUNG BENEFITS; REQUIREMENTS FOR COAL MINE
  OPERATOR'S INSURANCE

  0
  7. The authority citation for part 726 is revised to read as follows:

      Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., 902(f), 925,
  932, 933, 934, 936; 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note
  (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L.
  114-74 at sec. 701; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174;
  Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 58834.



  Sec.  726.302   [Amended]

  0
  8. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left column,
  remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column from
  wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar
  amount or date indicated in the right column.

  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Paragraph                                Remove                                Add
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i)................  January 13, 2017...................  January 2, 2018.
  Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i)................  $136...............................  $139.
  Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i)................  $272...............................  $278.
  Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i)................  $409...............................  $417.
  Sec.   726.302(c)(2)(i)................  $544...............................  $555.
  Sec.   726.302(c)(4)...................  January 13, 2017...................  January 2, 2018.
  Sec.   726.302(c)(4)...................  $136...............................  $139.
  Sec.   726.302(c)(5)...................  January 13, 2017...................  January 2, 2018.
  Sec.   726.302(c)(5)...................  $409...............................  $417.
  Sec.   726.302(c)(6)...................  January 13, 2017...................  January 2, 2018.
  Sec.   726.302(c)(6)...................  $2,795.............................  $2,852.
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Department of Labor

  Wage and Hour Division

  Title 29--Labor

  PART 5--LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS COVERING
  FEDERALLY FINANCED AND ASSISTED CONSTRUCTION (ALSO LABOR STANDARDS
  PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO NONCONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS SUBJECT TO THE
  CONTRACT WORK HOURS AND SAFETY STANDARDS ACT)

  0
  9. The authority citation for part 5 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; R.S. 161, 64 Stat. 1267; Reorganization
  Plan No. 14 of 1950, 5 U.S.C. appendix; 40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.; 40
  U.S.C. 3145; 40 U.S.C. 3148; 40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.; and the laws
  listed in 5.1(a) of this part; Secretary's Order No. 01-2014 (Dec.
  19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal
  Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at
  Sec.  701, 129 Stat 584.


  Sec.  5.5  [Amended]

  0
  10. In Sec.  5.5, amend paragraph (b)(2) by removing ``$25'' and adding
  in its place ``$26''.


  Sec.  5.8  [Amended]

  0
  11. In Sec.  5.8, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$25'' and adding in
  its place ``$26''.

  PART 500--MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION

  0
  12. The authority citation for part 500 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: Pub. L. 97-470, 96 Stat. 2583 (29 U.S.C. 1801-1872);
  Secretary's Order No. 01-2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24,
  2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation
  Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-74, 129 Stat 584.


  Sec.  500.1   [Amended]

  0
  13. In Sec.  500.1, amend paragraph (e) by removing ``$2,394'' and
  adding in its place ``$2,443''.

  PART 501--ENFORCEMENT OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY
  ALIEN AGRICULTURAL WORKERS ADMITTED UNDER SECTION 218 OF THE
  IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT

  0
  14. The authority citation for part 501 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c), and 1188; 28
  U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act
  of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701.


  Sec.  501.19   [Amended]

  0
  15. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left
  column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from
  wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar
  amount indicated in the right column.

  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Paragraph                                Remove                                Add
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Sec.   501.19(c) introductory text.....  $1,658.............................  $1,692
  Sec.   501.19(c)(1)....................  5,581..............................  5,695
  Sec.   501.19(c)(2)....................  55,263.............................  56,391
  Sec.   501.19(c)(4)....................  110,524............................  112,780
  Sec.   501.19(d).......................  5,581..............................  5,695
  Sec.   501.19(e).......................  16,579.............................  16,917
  Sec.   501.19(f).......................  16,579.............................  16,917
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  PART 503--ENFORCEMENT OF OBLIGATIONS FOR TEMPORARY NONIMMIGRANT
  NON-AGRICULTURAL WORKERS DESCRIBED IN THE IMMIGRATION AND
  NATIONALITY ACT

  0
  16. The authority citation for part 503 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b); 8 U.S.C. 1184; 8 CFR
  214.2(h); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation
  Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701.


  Sec.  503.23  [Amended]

  0
  17. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left
  column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from
  wherever it appears in the paragraph, and add in its place the dollar
  amount indicated in the right column:




  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Paragraph                                Remove                                Add
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Sec.   503.23(b).......................  $12,135............................  $12,383
  Sec.   503.23(c).......................  12,135.............................  12,383
  Sec.   503.23(d).......................  12,135.............................  12,383
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  PART 530--EMPLOYMENT OF HOMEWORKERS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES

  0
  18. The authority citation for part 530 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: Sec. 11, 52 Stat. 1066 (29 U.S.C. 211) as amended by
  sec. 9, 63 Stat. 910 (29 U.S.C. 211(d)); Secretary's Order No. 01-
  2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461
  note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990);
  Pub. L. 114-74 at sec. 701, 129 Stat 584.


  Sec.  530.302   [Amended]

  0
  19. In Sec.  530.302, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$1,005'' and
  adding in its place ``$1,026'' and revise paragraph (b) to read as
  follows:


  Sec.  530.302   Amounts of civil penalties.

  * * * * *
      (b) The amount of civil money penalties shall be determined per
  affected homeworker within the limits set forth in the following
  schedule, except that no penalty shall be assessed in the case of
  violations which are deemed to be de minimis in nature:

  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            Penalty per affected homeworker
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------
                         Nature of violation                                                           Repeated,
                                                                         Minor        Substantial   intentional or
                                                                                                        knowing
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Recordkeeping...................................................         $20-205        $205-410      $410-1,026
  Monetary violations.............................................          20-205         205-410  ..............
  Employment of homeworkers without a certificate.................  ..............         205-410       410-1,026
  Other violations of statutes, regulations or employer assurances          20-205         205-410       410-1,026
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  PART 570--CHILD LABOR REGULATIONS, ORDERS AND STATEMENTS OF
  INTERPRETATION

  Subpart G [Amended]

  0
  20. The authority citation for subpart G of part 570 continues to read
  as follows:

      Authority: 52 Stat. 1060-1069, as amended; 29 U.S.C. 201-219; 28
  U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act
  of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701.


  Sec.  570.140   [Amended]

  0
  21. In Sec.  570.140, amend paragraph (b)(1) by removing ``$12,278''
  and adding in its place ``$12,529'' and paragraph (b)(2) by removing
  ``$55,808'' and adding in its place ``$56,947''.

  PART 578--MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME VIOLATIONS--CIVIL MONEY
  PENALTIES

  0
  22. The authority citation for part 578 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: Sec. 9, Pub. L. 101-157, 103 Stat. 938, sec. 3103,
  Pub. L. 101-508, 104 Stat. 1388-29 (29 U.S.C. 216(e)), Pub. L. 101-
  410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note), as amended by Pub. L. 104-
  134, section 31001(s), 110 Stat. 1321-358, 1321-373, and Pub. L.
  114-74, 129 Stat 584.


  Sec.  578.3   [Amended]

  0
  23. In Sec.  578.3, amend paragraph (a) by removing ``$1,925'' and
  adding in its place ``$1,964''.

  PART 579--CHILD LABOR VIOLATIONS--CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES

  0
  24. The authority citation for part 579 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: 29 U.S.C. 203(l), 211, 212, 213(c), 216; Reorg. Plan
  No. 6 of 1950, 64 Stat. 1263, 5 U.S.C. App; secs. 25, 29, 88 Stat.
  72, 76; Secretary of Labor's Order No. 01-2014 (Dec. 19, 2014), 79
  FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil
  Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-7, 129
  Stat 584.


  Sec.  579.1   [Amended]

  0
  25. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left
  column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from
  wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar
  amount indicated in the right column.

  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Paragraph                                Remove                                Add
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Sec.   579.1(a)(1)(i)(A)...............  $12,278............................  $12,529
  Sec.   579.1(a)(1)(i)(B)...............  55,808.............................  56,947
  Sec.   579.1(a)(2).....................  1,925..............................  1,964
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  PART 801--APPLICATION OF THE EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT OF
  1988

  0
  26. The authority citation for part 801 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: Pub. L. 100-347, 102 Stat. 646, 29 U.S.C. 2001-2009;
  28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment
  Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at sec. 701, 129 Stat 584.


  Sec.  801.42   [Amended]

  0
  27. In Sec.  801.42 amend paragraph (a) introductory text by removing
  ``$20,111'' and adding in its place ``$20,521''.

  PART 825--THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993

  0
  28. The authority citation for part 825 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: 29 U.S.C. 2654; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil
  Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); and Pub. L. 114-74 at
  sec. 701.


  Sec.  825.300   [Amended]

  0
  29. In Sec.  825.300 amend paragraph (a)(1) by removing ``$166'' and
  adding in its place ``$169''.

  Department of Labor

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  Title 29--Labor

  PART 1903--INSPECTIONS, CITATIONS, AND PROPOSED PENALTIES

  0
  30. The authority citation for part 1903 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: Secs. 8 and 9 of the Occupational Safety and Health
  Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 657, 658); 5 U.S.C. 553; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note
  (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990), as
  amended by Section 701, Pub. L. 114-74; Secretary of Labor's Order
  No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012).


  Sec.  1903.15   [Amended]

  0
  31. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left
  column, remove the dollar amount or date indicated in the middle column
  from wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the
  dollar amount or date indicated in the right column.

  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Paragraph                                Remove                                Add
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Sec.   1903.15(d) introductory text....  January 13, 2017...................  January 2, 2018.
  Sec.   1903.15(d)(1)...................  $9,054.............................  $9,239.
  Sec.   1903.15(d)(1)...................  126,749............................  129,336.
  Sec.   1903.15(d)(2)...................  126,749............................  129,336.
  Sec.   1903.15(d)(3)...................  12,675.............................  12,934.
  Sec.   1903.15(d)(4)...................  12,675.............................  12,934.
  Sec.   1903.15(d)(5)...................  12,675.............................  12,934.
  Sec.   1903.15(d)(6)...................  12,675.............................  12,934.
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Department of Labor

  Mine Safety and Health Administration

  Title 30--Mineral Resources

  PART 100--CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR PROPOSED ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL
  PENALTIES

  0
  32. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 30 U.S.C. 815, 820, 957; 28 U.S.C. 2461
  note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990);
  Pub. L. 114-74 at sec. 701;

  0
  33. In Sec.  100.3, amend paragraph (a)(1) introductory text by
  removing ``$69,417'' and adding in its place ``$70,834'' and in
  paragraph (g) by revising Table XIV-Penalty Conversion Table to read as
  follows:


  Sec.  100.3   Determination of penalty amount; regular assessment.

  * * * * *
      (g) * * *

                     Table XIV--Penalty Conversion Table
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Points                             Penalty ($)
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------
  60 or fewer.............................................            $132
  61......................................................             143
  62......................................................             154
  63......................................................             168
  64......................................................             182
  65......................................................             197
  66......................................................             213
  67......................................................             232
  68......................................................             250
  69......................................................             271
  70......................................................             294
  71......................................................             318
  72......................................................             346
  73......................................................             374
  74......................................................             404
  75......................................................             439
  76......................................................             477
  77......................................................             514
  78......................................................             558
  79......................................................             605
  80......................................................             655
  81......................................................             709
  82......................................................             768
  83......................................................             833
  84......................................................             902
  85......................................................             978
  86......................................................           1,059
  87......................................................           1,146
  88......................................................           1,243
  89......................................................           1,346
  90......................................................           1,458
  91......................................................           1,579
  92......................................................           1,710
  93......................................................           1,852
  94......................................................           2,007
  95......................................................           2,174
  96......................................................           2,355
  97......................................................           2,551
  98......................................................           2,764
  99......................................................           2,994
  100.....................................................           3,244
  101.....................................................           3,513
  102.....................................................           3,806
  103.....................................................           4,123
  104.....................................................           4,466
  105.....................................................           4,839
  106.....................................................           5,242
  107.....................................................           5,679
  108.....................................................           6,152
  109.....................................................           6,664
  110.....................................................           7,219
  111.....................................................           7,819
  112.....................................................           8,472
  113.....................................................           9,178
  114.....................................................           9,942
  115.....................................................          10,769
  116.....................................................          11,666
  117.....................................................          12,638
  118.....................................................          13,691
  119.....................................................          14,832
  120.....................................................          16,066
  121.....................................................          17,405
  122.....................................................          18,854
  123.....................................................          20,425
  124.....................................................          22,127
  125.....................................................          23,967
  126.....................................................          25,964
  127.....................................................          28,128
  128.....................................................          30,470
  129.....................................................          33,008
  130.....................................................          35,757
  131.....................................................          38,735
  132.....................................................          41,961
  133.....................................................          45,455
  134.....................................................          49,081
  135.....................................................          52,706
  136.....................................................          56,333
  137.....................................................          59,957
  138.....................................................          63,583
  139.....................................................          67,208
  140 or more.............................................          70,834
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------

  * * * * *


  Sec. Sec.  100.4 and 100.5  [Amended]

  0
  34. In the table below, for each paragraph indicated in the left
  column, remove the dollar amount indicated in the middle column from
  wherever it appears in the paragraph and add in its place the dollar
  amount indicated in the right column.




  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Paragraph                                Remove                                Add
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Sec.   100.4(a)........................  $2,314.............................  $2,361
  Sec.   100.4(b)........................  4,627..............................  4,721
  Sec.   100.4(c) introductory text......  5,785..............................  5,903
  Sec.   100.4(c) introductory text......  69,417.............................  70,834
  Sec.   100.5(c)........................  7,520..............................  7,673
  Sec.   100.5(d)........................  318................................  324
  Sec.   100.5(e)........................  254,530............................  259,725
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Title 41--PUBLIC CONTRACTS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

  PART 50-201--GENERAL REGULATIONS

  0
  35. The authority citation for part 50-201 continues to read as
  follows:

      Authority:  Sec. 4, 49 Stat. 2038; 41 U.S.C. 38. Interpret or
  apply sec. 6, 49 Stat. 2038, as amended; 41 U.S.C. 40; 108 Stat.
  7201; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation
  Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114-74 at Sec.  701, 129 Stat 584.


  Sec.  50-201.3  [Amended]

  0
  36. In Sec.  50-201.3, amend paragraph (e) by removing ``$25'' and
  adding in its place ``$26''.

      Note:  The following Appendix will not appear in the Code of
  Federal Regulations.


  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                      2017                              2018
                                                                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                        Min penalty                       Min penalty
          Agency                 Law            Name/description       CFR Citation     (rounded to      Max penalty      (rounded to      Max penalty
                                                                                          nearest    (rounded to nearest    nearest    (rounded to nearest
                                                                                          dollar)          dollar)          dollar)          dollar)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  MSHA.................  Federal Mine Safety  Regular Assessment.  30 CFR 100.3(a)....  ...........  $69,417............  ...........  $70,834.
                          & Health Act of
                          1977.
  MSHA.................  Federal Mine Safety  Penalty Conversion   30 CFR 100.3(g)....         $129  69,417.............         $132  70,834.
                          & Health Act of      Table.
                          1977.
  MSHA.................  Federal Mine Safety  Minimum Penalty for  30 CFR 100.4(a)....        2,314  ...................        2,361
                          & Health Act of      any order issued
                          1977.                under 104(d)(1) of
                                               the Mine Act.
  MSHA.................  Federal Mine Safety  Minimum penalty for  30 CFR 100.4(b)....        4,627  ...................        4,721
                          & Health Act of      any order issued
                          1977.                under 104(d)(2) of
                                               the Mine Act.
  MSHA.................  Federal Mine Safety  Penalty for failure  39 CFR 100.4(c)....        5,785  69,417.............        5,903  70,834.
                          & Health Act of      to provide timely
                          1977.                notification under
                                               103(j) of the Mine
                                               Act.
  MSHA.................  Federal Mine Safety  Any operator who     30 CFR 100.5(c)....  ...........  7,520..............  ...........  7,673.
                          & Health Act of      fails to correct a
                          1977.                violation for
                                               which a citation
                                               or order was
                                               issued under
                                               104(a) of the Mine
                                               Act-.
  MSHA.................  Federal Mine Safety  Violation of         30 CFR 100.5(d)....  ...........  318................  ...........  324.
                          & Health Act of      mandatory safety
                          1977.                standards related
                                               to smoking
                                               standards.
  MSHA.................  Federal Mine Safety  Flagrant violations  30 CFR 100.5(e)....  ...........  254,530............  ...........  259,725.
                          & Health Act of      under 110(b)(2) of
                          1977.                the Mine Act.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 209(b):      29 CFR 2575.2(a)...  ...........  28.................  ...........  29.
                          Income Security      Failure to furnish
                          Act.                 reports (e.g.,
                                               pension benefit
                                               statements) to
                                               certain former
                                               participants and
                                               beneficiaries or
                                               maintain records.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(2)--  29 CFR 2575.2(b)...  ...........  2,097..............  ...........  2,140.
                          Income Security      Per day for
                          Act.                 failure/refusal to
                                               properly file plan
                                               annual report.



  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(4)--  29 CFR 2575.2(c)...  ...........  1,659..............  ...........  1,693.
                          Income Security      Per day for
                          Act.                 failure to
                                               disclose certain
                                               documents upon
                                               request under
                                               ERISA 101(k) and
                                               (l); failure to
                                               furnish notices
                                               under 101(j) and
                                               514(e)(3)--each
                                               statutory
                                               recipient a
                                               separate violation.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(5)--  29 CFR 2575.2(d)...  ...........  1,527..............  ...........  1,558.
                          Income Security      Per day for each
                          Act.                 failure to file
                                               annual report for
                                               Multiple Employer
                                               Welfare
                                               Arrangements
                                               (MEWAs).
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(6)--  29 CFR 2575.2(e)...  ...........  $149 per day, not    ...........  $152 per day, not
                          Income Security      Per day for each                                       to exceed $1,496                  to exceed $1,527
                          Act.                 failure to provide                                     per request.                      per request.
                                               Secretary of Labor
                                               requested
                                               documentation not
                                               to exceed a per-
                                               request maximum.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(7)--  29 CFR 2575.2(f)...  ...........  133................  ...........  136.
                          Income Security      Per day for each
                          Act.                 failure to provide
                                               notices of
                                               blackout periods
                                               and of right to
                                               divest employer
                                               securities--each
                                               statutory
                                               recipient a
                                               separate violation.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(8)--  29 CFR 2575.2(g)...  ...........  1,317..............  ...........  1,344.
                          Income Security      Per each failure
                          Act.                 by an endangered
                                               status
                                               multiemployer plan
                                               to adopt a funding
                                               improvement plan
                                               or meet
                                               benchmarks;
                                               failure of a
                                               critical status
                                               multiemployer plan
                                               to adopt a
                                               rehabilitation
                                               plan.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section              29 CFR 2575.2(h)...  ...........  112................  ...........  114.
                          Income Security      502(c)(9)(A)--Per
                          Act.                 day for each
                                               failure by an
                                               employer to inform
                                               employees of CHIP
                                               coverage
                                               opportunities
                                               under Section
                                               701(f)(3)(B)(i)(l)
                                               -each employee a
                                               separate violation.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section              29 CFR 2575.2(i)...  ...........  112................  ...........  114.
                          Income Security      502(c)(9)(B)--Per
                          Act.                 day for each
                                               failure by a plan
                                               to timely provide
                                               to any State
                                               information
                                               required to be
                                               disclosed under
                                               Section
                                               701(f)(3)(B)(ii),
                                               as added by CHIP
                                               regarding coverage
                                               coordination--each
                                               participant/
                                               beneficiary a
                                               separate violation.



  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(j)(1)  ...........  112................  ...........  114.
                          Income Security      Failure by any
                          Act.                 plan sponsor of
                                               group health plan,
                                               or any health
                                               insurance issuer
                                               offering health
                                               insurance coverage
                                               in connection with
                                               the plan, to meet
                                               the requirements
                                               of Sections
                                               702(a)(1)(F),
                                               (b)(3), (c) or
                                               (d); or Section
                                               701; or Section
                                               702(b)(1) with
                                               respect to genetic
                                               information--daily
                                               per participant
                                               and beneficiary
                                               non-compliance
                                               period.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(j)(2)        2,790  ...................        2,847
                          Income Security      uncorrected de
                          Act.                 minimis violation.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(j)(3)       16,742  ...................       17,084
                          Income Security      uncorrected
                          Act.                 violations that
                                               are not de minimis.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(10)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(j)(4)  ...........  558,078............  ...........  569,468.
                          Income Security      unintentional
                          Act.                 failure maximum
                                               cap.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(c)(12)-- 29 CFR 2575.2(k)...  ...........  102................  ...........  104.
                          Income Security      Per day for each
                          Act.                 failure of a CSEC
                                               plan in
                                               restoration status
                                               to adopt a
                                               restoration plan.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Section 502(m)--     29 CFR 2575.2(l)...  ...........  16,169.............  ...........  16,499.
                          Income Security      Failure of
                          Act.                 fiduciary to make
                                               a proper
                                               distribution from
                                               a defined benefit
                                               plan under section
                                               206(e) of ERISA.
  EBSA.................  Employee Retirement  Failure to provide   29 CFR 2575.2(m)...  ...........  1,105..............  ...........  1,128.
                          Income Security      Summary of
                          Act.                 Benefits Coverage
                                               under PHS Act
                                               section 2715(f),
                                               as incorporated in
                                               ERISA section 715
                                               and 29 CFR
                                               2590.715-2715(e).
  OSHA.................  Occupational Safety  Serious Violation..  29 CFR               ...........  12,675.............  ...........  12,934.
                          and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(3).
  OSHA.................  Occupational Safety  Other-Than-Serious.  29 CFR               ...........  12,675.............  ...........  12,934.
                          and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(4).
  OSHA.................  Occupational Safety  Willful............  29 CFR                     9,054  126,749............        9,239  129,336.
                          and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(1).
  OSHA.................  Occupational Safety  Repeated...........  29 CFR               ...........  126,749............  ...........  129,336.
                          and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(2).
  OSHA.................  Occupational Safety  Posting Requirement  29 CFR               ...........  12,675.............  ...........  12,934.
                          and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(6).
  OSHA.................  Occupational Safety  Failure to Abate...  29 CFR               ...........  12,675.............  ...........  12,934.
                          and Health Act.                           1903.15(d)(5).
  WHD..................  Family and Medical   FMLA...............  29 CFR               ...........  166................  ...........  169.
                          Leave Act.                                825.300(a)(1).
  WHD..................  Fair Labor           FLSA...............  29 CFR 578.3(a)....  ...........  1,925..............  ...........  1,964.
                          Standards Act.
  WHD..................  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR 579.1(a)(2).  ...........  1,925..............  ...........  1,964.
                          Standards Act.
  WHD..................  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR               ...........  12,278.............  ...........  12,529.
                          Standards Act.                            570.140(b)(1).
  WHD..................  Fair Labor           Child Labor........  29 CFR               ...........  12,278.............  ...........  12,529.
                          Standards Act.                            579.1(a)(1)(i)(A).
  WHD..................  Fair Labor           Child Labor that     29 CFR               ...........  55,808.............  ...........  56,947.
                          Standards Act.       causes serious       570.140(b)(2).
                                               injury or death.



  WHD..................  Fair Labor           Child Labor that     29 CFR               ...........  55,808.............  ...........  56,947.
                          Standards Act.       causes serious       579.1(a)(1)(i)(B).
                                               injury or death.
  WHD..................  Fair Labor           Child Labor willful  29 CFR               ...........  111,616............  ...........  113,894.
                          Standards Act.       or repeated that     570.140(b)(2); 29
                                               causes serious       CFR
                                               injury or death.     579.1(a)(1)(i)(B).
  WHD..................  Migrant and          MSPA...............  29 CFR 500.1(e)....  ...........  2,394..............  ...........  2,443.
                          Seasonal
                          Agricultural
                          Worker Protection
                          Act.
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H1B................  20 CFR               ...........  1,811..............  ...........  1,848.
                          Nationality Act.                          655.810(b)(1).
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H1B retaliation....  20 CFR 655.801(b)..  ...........  7,370..............  ...........  7,520.
                          Nationality Act.
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H1B willful or       20 CFR               ...........  7,370..............  ...........  7,520.
                          Nationality Act.     discrimination.      655.810(b)(2).
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H1B willful that     20 CFR               ...........  51,588.............  ...........  52,641.
                          Nationality Act.     resulted in          655.810(b)(3).
                                               displacement of a
                                               US worker.
  WHD..................  Immigration &        D-1................  20 CFR 655.620(a)..  ...........  9,054..............  ...........  9,239.
                          Nationality Act.
  WHD..................  Contract Work Hours  CWHSSA.............  29 CFR 5.5(b)(2)...  ...........  25.................  ...........  26.
                          and Safety
                          Standards Act.
  WHD..................  Contract Work Hours  CWHSSA.............  29 CFR 5.8(a)......  ...........  25.................  ...........  26.
                          and Safety
                          Standards Act.
  WHD..................  Walsh-Healey Public  Walsh-Healey.......  41 CFR 50-201.3(e).  ...........  25.................  ...........  26.
                          Contracts Act.
  WHD..................  Employee Polygraph   EPPA...............  29 CFR 801.42(a)...  ...........  20,111.............  ...........  20,521.
                          Protection Act.
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H2A................  29 CFR 501.19(c)...  ...........  1,658..............  ...........  1,692.
                          Nationality Act.
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H2A willful or       29 CFR 501.19(c)(1)  ...........  5,581..............  ...........  5,695.
                          Nationality Act.     discrimination.
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H2A Safety or        29 CFR 501.19(c)(2)  ...........  55,263.............  ...........  56,391.
                          Nationality Act.     health resulting
                                               in serious injury
                                               or death.
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H2A willful or       29 CFR 501.19(c)(4)  ...........  110,524............  ...........  112,780.
                          Nationality Act.     repeated safety or
                                               health resulting
                                               in serious injury
                                               or death.
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H2A failing to       29 CFR 501.19(d)...  ...........  5,581..............  ...........  5,695.
                          Nationality Act.     cooperate in an
                                               investigation.
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H2A displacing a US  29 CFR 501.19(e)...  ...........  16,579.............  ...........  16,917.
                          Nationality Act.     worker.
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H2A improperly       29 CFR 501.19(f)...  ...........  16,579.............  ...........  16,917.
                          Nationality Act.     rejecting a US
                                               worker.
  WHD..................  Immigration &        H-2B...............  29 CFR 503.23(b)-    ...........  12,135.............  ...........  12,383.
                          Nationality Act.                          (d).
  WHD..................  Fair Labor           Home Worker........  29 CFR 530.302(a)..  ...........  1,005..............  ...........  1,026.
                          Standards Act.
  WHD..................  Fair Labor           Home Worker........  29 CFR 530.302(b)..           20  1,005..............           20  1,026.
                          Standards Act.
  OWCP.................  Longshore and        Failure to file      20 CFR 702.204.....  ...........  22,957.............  ...........  23,426.
                          Harbor Workers'      first report of
                          Compensation Act.    injury or filing a
                                               false statement or
                                               misrepresentation
                                               in first report.
  OWCP.................  Longshore and        Failure to report    20 CFR 702.236.....  ...........  279................  ...........  285.
                          Harbor Workers'      termination of
                          Compensation Act.    payments.
  OWCP.................  Longshore and        Discrimination       20 CFR                     2,296  11,478.............        2,343  11,712.
                          Harbor Workers'      against employees    702.271(a)(2).
                          Compensation Act.    who claim
                                               compensation or
                                               testify in a LHWCA
                                               proceeding.
  OWCP.................  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to report    20 CFR 725.621(d)..  ...........  1,397..............  ...........  1,426.
                          Act.                 termination of
                                               payments.
  OWCP.................  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to file      20 CFR 725.621(d)..  ...........  1,397..............  ...........  1,426
                          Act.                 required reports.



  OWCP.................  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                       136  ...................          139
                          Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                               benefits for mines
                                               with fewer than 25
                                               employees.
  OWCP.................  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                       272  ...................          278
                          Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                               benefits for mines
                                               with 25-50
                                               employees.
  OWCP.................  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                       409  ...................          417
                          Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                               benefits for mines
                                               with 51-100
                                               employees.
  OWCP.................  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                       544  ...................          555
                          Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(2)(i).
                                               benefits for mines
                                               with more than 100
                                               employees.
  OWCP.................  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                       136  ...................          139
                          Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(4).
                                               benefits after
                                               10th day of notice.
  OWCP.................  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR                       409  ...................          417
                          Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(5).
                                               benefits for
                                               repeat offenders.
  OWCP.................  Black Lung Benefits  Failure to secure    20 CFR               ...........  2,795..............  ...........  2,852.
                          Act.                 payment of           726.302(c)(5).
                                               benefits.
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      Signed at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of December, 2017.
  R. Alexander Acosta,
  Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.
  [FR Doc. 2017-28224 Filed 12-29-17; 8:45 am]
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