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 by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, as determined by the Coast Guard. The adjusted civil penalty amounts listed in Table 1 are applicable for penalty assessments issued after January 27, 2017, with respect to violations occurring after November 2, 2015. The applicable civil penalty amounts for violations occurring on or before November 2, 2015, are set forth in previously published regulations amending this part.

Table 1 - Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments

U.S. Code citation Civil monetary penalty description 2017 adjusted maximum
penalty
amount
($)
14 U.S.C. 88(c) Saving Life and Property 10,181
14 U.S.C. 88(e) Saving Life and Property; Intentional Interference with Broadcast 1,045
14 U.S.C. 645(i) Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (first offense) 5,114
14 U.S.C. 645(i) Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (subsequent offenses) 34,095
16 U.S.C. 4711(g)(1) Aquatic Nuisance Species in Waters of the United States 38,175
19 U.S.C. 70 Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels 7,623
19 U.S.C. 70 Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels - Minimum Penalty 1,779
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 11,053
33 U.S.C. 474 Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations St. Mary's River 762
33 U.S.C. 495(b) Bridges/Failure to Comply with Regulations 27,904
33 U.S.C. 499(c) Bridges/Drawbridges 27,904
33 U.S.C. 502(c) Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge Obstructing Navigation 27,904
33 U.S.C. 533(b) Bridges/Maintenance and Operation 27,904
33 U.S.C. 1208(a) Bridge to Bridge Communication; Master, Person in Charge or Pilot 2,033
33 U.S.C. 1208(b) Bridge to Bridge Communication; Vessel 2,033
33 U.S.C. 1232(a) PWSA Regulations 90,063
33 U.S.C. 1236(b) Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person in Charge 9,054
33 U.S.C. 1236(c) Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Owner Onboard Vessel 9,054
33 U.S.C. 1236(d) Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Other Persons 4,527
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I per violation) 18,107
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I total under paragraph) 45,268
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II per day of violation) 18,107
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II total under paragraph) 226,338
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per day of violation) Judicial Assessment 45,268
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment 1,811
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Carry Out Removal/Comply With Order (Judicial Assessment) 45,268
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Comply with Regulation Issued Under 1321(j) (Judicial Assessment) 45,268
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment 5,432
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence - Minimum Penalty (Judicial Assessment) 181,071
33 U.S.C. 1322(j) Marine Sanitation Devices; Operating 7,623
33 U.S.C. 1322(j) Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or Manufacture 20,327
33 U.S.C. 1608(a) International Navigation Rules; Operator 14,252
33 U.S.C. 1608(b) International Navigation Rules; Vessel 14,252
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1) Pollution from Ships; General 71,264
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(2) Pollution from Ships; False Statement 14,252
33 U.S.C. 2072(a) Inland Navigation Rules; Operator 14,252
33 U.S.C. 2072(b) Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel 14,252
33 U.S.C. 2609(a) Shore Protection; General 50,276
33 U.S.C. 2609(b) Shore Protection; Operating Without Permit 20,111
33 U.S.C. 2716a(a) Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation 45,268
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A) Clean Hulls; Civil Enforcement 41,446
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A) Clean Hulls; related to false statements 55,263
33 U.S.C. 3852(c) Clean Hulls; Recreational Vessels 5,526
42 U.S.C. 9609(a) Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class I) 54,789
42 U.S.C. 9609(b) Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II) 54,789
42 U.S.C. 9609(b) Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II subsequent offense) 164,367
42 U.S.C. 9609(c) Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment) 54,789
42 U.S.C. 9609(c) Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment subsequent offense) 164,367
46 U.S.C. 80509(a) Safe Containers for International Cargo 5,989
46 U.S.C. 70305(c) Suspension of Passenger Service 59,893
46 U.S.C. 2110(e) Vessel Inspection or Examination Fees 9,054
46 U.S.C. 2115 Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing 7,370
46 U.S.C. 2302(a) Negligent Operations: Recreational Vessels 6,666
46 U.S.C. 2302(a) Negligent Operations: Other Vessels 33,333
46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1) Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Dangerous Drug 7,370
46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4) Vessel Reporting Requirements: Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, or Agent 11,478
46 U.S.C. 2306(b)(2) Vessel Reporting Requirements: Master 2,296
46 U.S.C. 3102(c)(1) Immersion Suits 11,478
46 U.S.C. 3302(i)(5) Inspection Permit 2,394
46 U.S.C. 3318(a) Vessel Inspection; General 11,478
46 U.S.C. 3318(g) Vessel Inspection; Nautical School Vessel 11,478
46 U.S.C. 3318(h) Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3304(b) 2,296
46 U.S.C. 3318(i) Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3309(c) 2,296
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1) Vessel Inspection; Vessel ≥1600 Gross Tons 22,957
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1) Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600 Gross Tons 4,591
46 U.S.C. 3318(k) Vessel Inspection; Failure to Comply with 3311(b) 22,957
46 U.S.C. 3318(l) Vessel Inspection; Violation of 3318(b)-3318(f) 11,478
46 U.S.C. 3502(e) List/count of Passengers 239
46 U.S.C. 3504(c) Notification to Passengers 23,933
46 U.S.C. 3504(c) Notification to Passengers; Sale of Tickets 1,196
46 U.S.C. 3506 Copies of Laws on Passenger Vessels; Master 479
46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1) Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo 59,834
46 U.S.C. 4106 Uninspected Vessels 10,055
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1) Recreational Vessels (maximum for related series of violations) 316,566
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1) Recreational Vessels; Violation of 4307(a) 6,331
46 U.S.C. 4311(c) Recreational Vessels 2,394
46 U.S.C. 4507 Uninspected Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels 10,055
46 U.S.C. 4703 Abandonment of Barges 1,704
46 U.S.C. 5116(a) Load Lines 10,957
46 U.S.C. 5116(b) Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a) 21,916
46 U.S.C. 5116(c) Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b) 10,957
46 U.S.C. 6103(a) Reporting Marine Casualties 38,175
46 U.S.C. 6103(b) Reporting Marine Casualties; Violation of 6104 10,055
46 U.S.C. 8101(e) Manning of Inspected Vessels; Failure to Report Deficiency in Vessel Complement 1,811
46 U.S.C. 8101(f) Manning of Inspected Vessels 18,107
46 U.S.C. 8101(g) Manning of Inspected Vessels; Employing or Serving in Capacity not Licensed by USCG 18,107
46 U.S.C. 8101(h) Manning of Inspected Vessels; Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small Passenger Vessel, or Sailing School Vessel 2,394
46 U.S.C. 8102(a) Watchmen on Passenger Vessels 2,394
46 U.S.C. 8103(f) Citizenship Requirements 1,196
46 U.S.C. 8104(i) Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(a) or (b) 18,107
46 U.S.C. 8104(j) Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h) 18,107
46 U.S.C. 8302(e) Staff Department on Vessels 239
46 U.S.C. 8304(d) Officer's Competency Certificates 239
46 U.S.C. 8502(e) Coastwise Pilotage; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge 18,107
46 U.S.C. 8502(f) Coastwise Pilotage; Individual 18,107
46 U.S.C. 8503 Federal Pilots 57,391
46 U.S.C. 8701(d) Merchant Mariners Documents 1,196
46 U.S.C. 8702(e) Crew Requirements 18,107
46 U.S.C. 8906 Small Vessel Manning 38,175
46 U.S.C. 9308(a) Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge 18,107
46 U.S.C. 9308(b) Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual 18,107
46 U.S.C. 9308(c) Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of 9303 18,107
46 U.S.C. 10104(b) Failure to Report Sexual Offense 9,623
46 U.S.C. 10314(a)(2) Pay Advances to Seamen 1,196
46 U.S.C. 10314(b) Pay Advances to Seamen; Remuneration for Employment 1,196
46 U.S.C. 10315(c) Allotment to Seamen 1,196
46 U.S.C. 10321 Seamen Protection; General 8,296
46 U.S.C. 10505(a)(2) Coastwise Voyages: Advances 8,296
46 U.S.C. 10505(b) Coastwise Voyages: Advances; Remuneration for Employment 8,296
46 U.S.C. 10508(b) Coastwise Voyages: Seamen Protection; General 8,296
46 U.S.C. 10711 Effects of Deceased Seamen 479
46 U.S.C. 10902(a)(2) Complaints of Unfitness 1,196
46 U.S.C. 10903(d) Proceedings on Examination of Vessel 239
46 U.S.C. 10907(b) Permission to Make Complaint 1,196
46 U.S.C. 11101(f) Accommodations for Seamen 1,196
46 U.S.C. 11102(b) Medicine Chests on Vessels 1,196
46 U.S.C. 11104(b) Destitute Seamen 239
46 U.S.C. 11105(c) Wages on Discharge 1,196
46 U.S.C. 11303(a) Log Books; Master Failing to Maintain 479
46 U.S.C. 11303(b) Log Books; Master Failing to Make Entry 479
46 U.S.C. 11303(c) Log Books; Late Entry 359
46 U.S.C. 11506 Carrying of Sheath Knives 120
46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(1) Vessel Documentation 15,675
46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(2) Documentation of Vessels - Related to activities involving mobile offshore drilling units 26,126
46 U.S.C. 12151(c) Vessel Documentation; Fishery Endorsement 119,786
46 U.S.C. 12309(a) Numbering of Undocumented Vessels - Willful violation 11,967
46 U.S.C. 12309(b) Numbering of Undocumented Vessels 2,394
46 U.S.C. 12507(b) Vessel Identification System 20,111
46 U.S.C. 14701 Measurement of Vessels 43,832
46 U.S.C. 14702 Measurement; False Statements 43,832
46 U.S.C. 31309 Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens 20,111
46 U.S.C. 31330(a)(2) Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Mortgagor 20,111
46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2) Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Violation of 31329 50,276
46 U.S.C. 70119(a) Port Security 33,333
46 U.S.C. 70119(b) Port Security - Continuing Violations 59,893
46 U.S.C. 70506 Maritime Drug Law Enforcement; Penalties 5,526
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1) Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels - Maximum Penalty 78,376
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2) Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels - Penalty from Fatalities, Serious Injuries/Illness or Substantial Damage to Property 182,877
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3) Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels - Training 471

1 Enacted under the Tariff Act of 1930, exempt from inflation adjustments.

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    1. 82 FR 8571 - Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation
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      This rule is effective on January 27, 2017.
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