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29 CFR 1902 and 1903 - Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2018
Summary
The Department of Labor has published 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.
Important Dates
1/2/2018
1/2/2018
Related Regulations
Body of Entry
Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 1 (Tuesday, January 2, 2018)
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 1 (Tuesday, January 2, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 7-19]
[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 
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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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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               Paragraph                                Remove                                Add
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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.
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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
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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:

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               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
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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
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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.

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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.
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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.

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               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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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