33 CFR 27.3 - Penalty Adjustment Table.

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§ 27.3 Penalty Adjustment Table.
Table 1 identifies the statutes administered by the Coast Guard that authorize a civil monetary penalty. The “adjusted maximum penalty” is the maximum penalty authorized by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended, as determined by the Coast Guard.
Table 1—Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments
U.S. Code citation Civil monetary penalty description 2012 Adjustedmaximum penalty amount ($)
Note: The changes in Civil Penalties for calendar year 2012, shown above, are based on the change in CPI-U from June 2009 to June 2010. The recorded change in CPI-U during that period was 1.05%. Because of the small change in CPI-U and the required rules for rounding, there was no change to any of the maximum penalty amounts from the previous adjustment.
1 Enacted under the Tariff Act of 1930, exempt from inflation adjustments.
2 These penalties increased in accordance with the statute to $10,000 in 2005, $15,000 in 2006, $20,000 in 2007, and $25,000 in 2008 and thereafter.
14 U.S.C. 88(c) Saving Life and Property 8,000
14 U.S.C. 645(i) Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (first offense) 4,000
14 U.S.C. 645(i) Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (subsequent offenses) 30,000
16 U.S.C. 4711(g)(1) Aquatic Nuisance Species in Waters of the United States 35,000
19 U.S.C. 70 Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels 3,000
19 U.S.C. 70 Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels—Minimum Penalty 700
19 U.S.C. 1581(d) Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge 1 5,000
19 U.S.C. 1581(d) Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge—Minimum Penalty 1 1,000
33 U.S.C. 471 Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations General 110
33 U.S.C. 474 Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations St. Mary's River 300
33 U.S.C. 495(b) Bridges/Failure to Comply with Regulations 2 25,000
33 U.S.C. 499(c) Bridges/Drawbridges 2 25,000
33 U.S.C. 502(c) Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge Obstructing Navigation 2 25,000
33 U.S.C. 533(b) Bridges/Maintenance and Operation 25,000
33 U.S.C. 1208(a) Bridge to Bridge Communication; Master, Person in Charge or Pilot 800
33 U.S.C. 1208(b) Bridge to Bridge Communication; Vessel 800
33 U.S.C. 1232(a) PWSA Regulations 40,000
33 U.S.C. 1236(b) Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person in Charge 8,000
33 U.S.C. 1236(c) Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Owner Onboard Vessel 8,000
33 U.S.C. 1236(d) Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Other Persons 3,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I per violation) 15,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I total under paragraph) 40,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II per day of violation) 15,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II total under paragraph) 190,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per day of violation) Judicial Assessment 40,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment 1,100
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Carry Out Removal/Comply With Order (Judicial Assessment) 40,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Comply with Regulation Issued Under 1321(j) (Judicial Assessment) 40,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment 4,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence—Minimum Penalty (Judicial Assessment) 130,000
33 U.S.C. 1322(j) Marine Sanitation Devices; Operating 3,000
33 U.S.C. 1322(j) Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or Manufacture 8,000
33 U.S.C. 1608(a) International Navigation Rules; Operator 8,000
33 U.S.C. 1608(b) International Navigation Rules; Vessel 8,000
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1) Pollution from Ships; General 40,000
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(2) Pollution from Ships; False Statement 8,000
33 U.S.C. 2072(a) Inland Navigation Rules; Operator 8,000
33 U.S.C. 2072(b) Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel 8,000
33 U.S.C. 2609(a) Shore Protection; General 40,000
33 U.S.C. 2609(b) Shore Protection; Operating Without Permit 15,000
33 U.S.C. 2716a(a) Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation 40,000
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A) Clean Hulls; Civil Enforcement 37,500
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(B) Clean Hulls; Civil Enforcement 50,000
42 U.S.C. 9609(a) Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class I) 35,000
42 U.S.C. 9609(b) Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II) 35,000
42 U.S.C. 9609(b) Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II subsequent offense) 100,000
42 U.S.C. 9609(c) Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment) 35,000
42 U.S.C. 9609(c) Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment subsequent offense) 100,000
46 U.S.C. App 1505(a)(2) Safe Containers for International Cargo 8,000
46 U.S.C. App 1712(a) International Ocean Commerce Transportation—Common Carrier Agreements per violation 6,000
46 U.S.C. App 1712(a) International Ocean Commerce Transportation—Common Carrier Agreements per violation—Willfull violation 30,000
46 U.S.C. App 1712(b) International Ocean Commerce Transportation—Common Carrier Agreements—Fine for tariff violation (per shipment) 60,000
46 U.S.C. App 1805(c)(2) Suspension of Passenger Service 70,000
46 U.S.C. 2110(e) Vessel Inspection or Examination Fees 8,000
46 U.S.C. 2115 Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing 7,000
46 U.S.C. 2302(a) Negligent Operations: Recreational Vessels 6,000
46 U.S.C. 2302(a) Negligent Operations: Other Vessels 30,000
46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1) Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Dangerous Drug 7,000
46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4) Vessel Reporting Requirements: Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, or Agent 8,000
46 U.S.C. 2306(b)(2) Vessel Reporting Requirements: Master 1,100
46 U.S.C. 3102(c)(1) Immersion Suits 8,000
46 U.S.C. 3302(i)(5) Inspection Permit 1,100
46 U.S.C. 3318(a) Vessel Inspection; General 8,000
46 U.S.C. 3318(g) Vessel Inspection; Nautical School Vessel 8,000
46 U.S.C. 3318(h) Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3304(b) 1,100
46 U.S.C. 3318(i) Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3309(c) 1,100
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1) Vessel Inspection; Vessel ≥1600 Gross Tons 15,000
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1) Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600 Gross Tons 3,000
46 U.S.C. 3318(k) Vessel Inspection; Failure to Comply with 3311(b) 15,000
46 U.S.C. 3318(l) Vessel Inspection; Violation of 3318(b)-3318(f) 8,000
46 U.S.C. 3502(e) List/count of Passengers 110
46 U.S.C. 3504(c) Notification to Passengers 15,000
46 U.S.C. 3504(c) Notification to Passengers; Sale of Tickets 800
46 U.S.C. 3506 Copies of Laws on Passenger Vessels; Master 300
46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1) Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo 40,000
46 U.S.C. 4106 Uninspected Vessels 8,000
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1) Recreational Vessels (maximum for related series of violations) 300,000
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1) Recreational Vessels; Violation of 4307(a) 6,000
46 U.S.C. 4311(c) Recreational vessels 1,100
46 U.S.C. 4507 Uninspected Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels 8,000
46 U.S.C. 4703 Abandonment of Barges 1,100
46 U.S.C. 5116(a) Load Lines 8,000
46 U.S.C. 5116(b) Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a) 15,000
46 U.S.C. 5116(c) Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b) 8,000
46 U.S.C. 6103(a) Reporting Marine Casualties 35,000
46 U.S.C. 6103(b) Reporting Marine Casualties; Violation of 6104 8,000
46 U.S.C. 8101(e) Manning of Inspected Vessels; Failure to Report Deficiency in Vessel Complement 1,100
46 U.S.C. 8101(f) Manning of Inspected Vessels 15,000
46 U.S.C. 8101(g) Manning of Inspected Vessels; Employing or Serving in Capacity not Licensed by USCG 15,000
46 U.S.C. 8101(h) Manning of Inspected Vessels; Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small Passenger Vessel, or Sailing School Vessel 1,100
46 U.S.C. 8102(a) Watchmen on Passenger Vessels 1,100
46 U.S.C. 8103(f) Citizenship Requirements 800
46 U.S.C. 8104(i) Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(a) or (b) 15,000
46 U.S.C. 8104(j) Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h) 15,000
46 U.S.C. 8302(e) Staff Department on Vessels 110
46 U.S.C. 8304(d) Officer's Competency Certificates 110
46 U.S.C. 8502(e) Coastwise Pilotage; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge 15,000
46 U.S.C. 8502(f) Coastwise Pilotage; Individual 15,000
46 U.S.C. 8503 Federal Pilots 40,000
46 U.S.C. 8701(d) Merchant Mariners Documents 800
46 U.S.C. 8702(e) Crew Requirements 15,000
46 U.S.C. 8906 Small Vessel Manning 35,000
46 U.S.C. 9308(a) Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge 15,000
46 U.S.C. 9308(b) Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual 15,000
46 U.S.C. 9308(c) Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of 9303 15,000
46 U.S.C. 10104(b) Failure to Report Sexual Offense 8,000
46 U.S.C. 10314(a)(2) Pay Advances to Seamen 800
46 U.S.C. 10314(b) Pay Advances to Seamen; Remuneration for Employment 800
46 U.S.C. 10315(c) Allotment to Seamen 800
46 U.S.C. 10321 Seamen Protection; General 7,000
46 U.S.C. 10505(a)(2) Coastwise Voyages: Advances 7,000
46 U.S.C. 10505(b) Coastwise Voyages: Advances; Remuneration for Employment 7,000
46 U.S.C. 10508(b) Coastwise Voyages: Seamen Protection; General 7,000
46 U.S.C. 10711 Effects of Deceased Seamen 300
46 U.S.C. 10902(a)(2) Complaints of Unfitness 800
46 U.S.C. 10903(d) Proceedings on Examination of Vessel 110
46 U.S.C. 10907(b) Permission to Make Complaint 800
46 U.S.C. 11101(f) Accommodations for Seamen 800
46 U.S.C. 11102(b) Medicine Chests on Vessels 800
46 U.S.C. 11104(b) Destitute Seamen 110
46 U.S.C. 11105(c) Wages on Discharge 800
46 U.S.C. 11303(a) Log Books; Master Failing to Maintain 300
46 U.S.C. 11303(b) Log Books; Master Failing to Make Entry 300
46 U.S.C. 11303(c) Log Books; Late Entry 200
46 U.S.C. 11506 Carrying of Sheath Knives 80
46 U.S.C. 12151(a) Documentation of Vessels (violation per day) 15,000
46 U.S.C. 12151(c) Engaging in Fishing After Falsifying Eligibility (fine per day) 130,000
46 U.S.C. 12309(a) Numbering of Undocumented Vessels—Willfull violation 6,000
46 U.S.C. 12309(b) Numbering of Undocumented Vessels 1,100
46 U.S.C. 12507(b) Vessel Identification System 15,000
46 U.S.C. 14701 Measurement of Vessels 30,000
46 U.S.C. 14702 Measurement; False Statements 30,000
46 U.S.C. 31309 Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens 15,000
46 U.S.C. 31330(a)(2) Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Mortgagor 15,000
46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2) Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Violation of 31329 35,000
46 U.S.C. 70119 Port Security 30,000
46 U.S.C. 70119(b) Port Security—Continuing Violations 50,000
46 U.S.C. 70506 Maritime Drug Law Enforcement; Penalties 5,000
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1) Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Maximum Penalty 60,000
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1) Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Minimum Penalty 300
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2) Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Penalty from Fatalities, Serious Injuries/Illness or substantial Damage to Property 110,000
[USCG-2012-0306, 77 FR 37309, June 21, 2012]
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