(a) The provisions of this subpart apply only to fines, penalties, or forfeitures incurred for the following violations of the customs laws:
(1)Violations of sections 466 and 584(a)(1), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended ( 19 U.S.C. 1466, 1584(a)(1)), that occur after October 3, 1978, and
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, violations of section 592, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended ( 19 U.S.C. 1592), with respect to which proceedings have commenced after December 31, 1978. For purposes of this subparagraph, a proceeding commences with the issuance of a prepenalty notice or, if no prepenalty notice is issued, with the issuance of a notice of a claim for a monetary penalty.
(b) The provisions of this subpart do not apply to alleged intentional violations of 19 U.S.C. 1592 if the alleged violation:
(1) Involves television receivers that are the products of Japan and were or are the subject to antidumping proceedings,
(2) Occurred before October 3, 1978, and
(3) Was the subject of a Customs investigation begun before October 3, 1978.
(c) The provisions of subparts A through F of this part shall apply to the violations referred to in paragraph (a) of this section unless this subpart specifically provides otherwise.