33 CFR 401.102 - Civil penalty.

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§ 401.102 Civil penalty.
Link to an amendment published at 81 FR 41818, June 28, 2016.

(a) A person, as described in § 401.101(b), who violates a regulation is liable to a civil penalty of not more than $36,625.

(b) In assessing or collecting any civil penalty incurred under paragraph (a) of this section, the Corporation may, in its discretion, remit, mitigate or compromise any penalty.

(c) Upon failure to collect a penalty levied under this section, the Corporation may request the United States Attorney General to commence any action for collection in any district court of the United States. A vessel by means of which a violation of a regulation is committed shall be liable in rem and may be proceeded against accordingly.

[39 FR 12746, Apr. 8, 1974, as amended at 47 FR 20582, May 23, 1982; 61 FR 54734, Oct. 22, 1996; 67 FR 67113, Nov. 4, 2002; 71 FR 66113, Nov. 13, 2006]