49 CFR 1503.401 - Maximum penalty amounts.

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§ 1503.401 Maximum penalty amounts.
(a) General. TSA may assess civil penalties not exceeding the following amounts against a person for the violation of a TSA requirement.
(b) In general. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, in the case of violation of title 49 U.S.C. or 46 U.S.C. chapter 701, or a regulation prescribed or order issued under any of those provisions, TSA may impose a civil penalty in the following amounts:
(1) $10,000 per violation, up to a total of $50,000 per civil penalty action, in the case of an individual or small business concern, as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632); and
(2) $10,000 per violation, up to a total of $400,000 per civil penalty action, in the case of any other person.
(c) Certain aviation related violations. In the case of a violation of 49 U.S.C. chapter 449 (except sections 44902, 44903(d), 44907(a)-(d)(1)(A), 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908, and 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 46302 or 46303, or a regulation prescribed or order issued under any of those provisions, TSA may impose a civil penalty in the following amounts:
(1) $10,000 per violation, up to a total of $50,000 per civil penalty action, in the case of an individual (except an airman serving as an airman), any person not operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation, or a small business concern, as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632).
(2) $25,000 per violation, up to a total of $400,000 per civil penalty action, in the case of a person operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation (except an individual serving as an airman).
(d) Inflation adjustment. TSA may adjust the maximum civil penalty amounts in conformity with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, 28 U.S.C. 2461 (note). Minimum and maximum civil penalties within the jurisdiction of TSA are adjusted for inflation as follows:
Table 1—Minimum and Maximum Civil Penalties—Adjusted for Inflation, Effective December 12, 2003 to August 20, 2009
United States Codecitation Civil penalty description Minimum penalty Adjusted minimum penalty Maximum penalty amount when last set or adjusted pursuant to law Maximum penalty amount
49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1), (4) Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449 (except secs. 44902, 44903(d), 44907(a)-(d)(1)(A), 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908, and 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 46302 or 46303, a regulation prescribed, or order issued thereunder by a person operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation N/A N/A $25,000 per violation, reset 12/12/2003 $25,000 per violation.
49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1), (4) Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449 (except secs. 44902, 44903(d), 44907(a)-(d)(1)(A), 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908, and 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 46302 or 46303, a regulation prescribed, or order issued thereunder by an individual (except an airman serving as an airman), any person not operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation, or a small business concern N/A N/A $10,000 per violation, reset 12/12/2003 $10,000 per violation.
Table 2—Minimum and Maximum Civil Penalties—Adjusted for Inflation, Effective August 20, 2009
United States Code Citation Civil penalty description Minimum penalty Adjusted minimum penalty Maximum penalty amount when last set or adjusted pursuant to law Maximum penalty amount
49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1), (4) Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449 (except secs. 44902, 44903(d), 44907(a)-(d)(1)(A), 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908, and 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 46302 or 46303, a regulation prescribed, or order issued thereunder by a person operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation N/A N/A $25,000 per violation, reset 12/12/2003 $27,500 per violation.
49 U.S.C. 46301(a)(1), (4) Violation of 49 U.S.C. ch. 449 (except secs. 44902, 44903(d), 44907(a)-(d)(1)(A), 44907(d)(1)(C)-(f), 44908, and 44909), or 49 U.S.C. 46302 or 46303, a regulation prescribed, or order issued thereunder by an individual (except an airman serving as an airman), any person not operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation, or a small business concern N/A N/A $10,000 per violation, reset 12/12/2003 $11,000 per violation.
49 U.S.C. 114(v) Violation of any other provision of title 49 U.S.C. or of 46 U.S.C. ch. 701, a regulation prescribed, or order issued under thereunder N/A N/A NA $10,000 per violation.

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