8 CFR 273.5 - General criteria used for reduction, refund, or waiver of fines.

§ 273.5 General criteria used for reduction, refund, or waiver of fines.

(a) Upon application by the carrier, the Service shall determine whether circumstances exist which would justify a reduction, refund, or waiver of fines pursuant to section 273(e) of the Act.

(b) Applications for reduction, refund, or waiver of fine under section 273(e) of the Act shall be made in accordance with the procedures outlined in 8 CFR 280.12 and 8 CFR 280.51.

(c) In determining the amount of the fine reduction, refund, or waiver, the Service shall consider:

(1) The effectiveness of the carrier's screening procedures;

(2) The carrier's history of fines violations, including fines, liquidated damages, and user fee payment records; and,

(3) The existence of any extenuating circumstances.

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Title 8 published on 2016-09-20

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 8 CFR Part 273 after this date.

  • 2016-10-20; vol. 81 # 203 - Thursday, October 20, 2016
    1. 81 FR 72481 - Establishment of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: This final rule is effective on October 20, 2016. Compliance Dates: The compliance date is November 29, 2016 or as set forth in § 215.24(c). Comments: Comments must be received on or before January 18, 2017.
      8 CFR Parts 212, 214, 215, and 273
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