49 CFR § 1022.2 - Definitions.
As used in this part:
(a) Board means the Surface Transportation Board.
(b) Civil monetary penalty means any penalty, fine, or other sanction that:
(i) Is for a specific monetary amount as provided by federal law; or
(ii) Has a maximum amount provided by federal law;
(2) Is assessed or enforced by the Board pursuant to federal law; and
(3) Is assessed or enforced pursuant to an administrative proceeding or a civil action in the federal courts.
(c) Consumer Price Index means the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers published by the Department of Labor.
(d) Cost-of-Living Adjustment means the percentage (if any) by which the Consumer Price Index for the month of October preceding the adjustment exceeds the Consumer Price Index for the month of October one year before the month of October preceding date of the adjustment.
(e) Initial Cost-of-Living Adjustment means, for each civil monetary penalty, the percentage (if any) by which the Consumer Price Index for the month of October 2015 exceeds the Consumer Price Index of the month of October of the calendar year during which the amount of such civil monetary penalty was established or adjusted under a provision of law.