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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter A → Part 27


Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters


PART 27—ADJUSTMENT OF CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR INFLATION


Contents
§27.3   Penalty adjustment table.

Authority: Secs. 1-6, Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890, as amended by Sec. 31001(s)(1), Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, sec. 2 (106).

Source: USCG-2011-0257, 76 FR 31833, June 2, 2011, unless otherwise noted.

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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 to this section are applicable for penalty assessments issued after June 17, 2020, 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 to §27.3—Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments

U.S. code citationCivil monetary penalty description2020 Adjusted maximum penalty amount($)
14 U.S.C. 521(c)Saving Life and Property$10,839
14 U.S.C. 521(e)Saving Life and Property; Intentional Interference with Broadcast1,112
14 U.S.C. 645(i)Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (first offense)5,444
14 U.S.C. 645(i)Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (subsequent offenses)36,297
19 U.S.C. 70Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels8,116
19 U.S.C. 70Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels—Minimum Penalty1,894
19 U.S.C. 1581(d)Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge15,000
19 U.S.C. 1581(d)Failure to Stop Vessel When Directed; Master, Owner, Operator or Person in Charge—Minimum Penalty11,000
33 U.S.C. 471Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations General11,767
33 U.S.C. 474Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations St. Mary's River812
33 U.S.C. 495(b)Bridges/Failure to Comply with Regulations29,707
33 U.S.C. 499(c)Bridges/Drawbridges29,707
33 U.S.C. 502(c)Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge Obstructing Navigation29,707
33 U.S.C. 533(b)Bridges/Maintenance and Operation29,707
33 U.S.C. 1208(a)Bridge to Bridge Communication; Master, Person in Charge or Pilot2,164
33 U.S.C. 1208(b)Bridge to Bridge Communication; Vessel2,164
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I per violation)19,277
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I total under paragraph)48,192
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II per day of violation)19,277
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II total under paragraph)240,960
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per day of violation) Judicial Assessment48,192
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment1,928
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Carry Out Removal/Comply With Order (Judicial Assessment)48,192
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Comply with Regulation Issued Under 1321(j) (Judicial Assessment)48,192
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment5,783
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence—Minimum Penalty (Judicial Assessment)192,768
33 U.S.C. 1322(j)Marine Sanitation Devices; Operating8,116
33 U.S.C. 1322(j)Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or Manufacture21,640
33 U.S.C. 1608(a)International Navigation Rules; Operator15,173
33 U.S.C. 1608(b)International Navigation Rules; Vessel15,173
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1)Pollution from Ships; General75,867
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(2)Pollution from Ships; False Statement15,173
33 U.S.C. 2072(a)Inland Navigation Rules; Operator15,173
33 U.S.C. 2072(b)Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel15,173
33 U.S.C. 2609(a)Shore Protection; General53,524
33 U.S.C. 2609(b)Shore Protection; Operating Without Permit21,410
33 U.S.C. 2716a(a)Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation48,192
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A)Clean Hulls; Civil Enforcement44,124
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A)Clean Hulls; related to false statements58,833
33 U.S.C. 3852(c)Clean Hulls; Recreational Vessels5,883
42 U.S.C. 9609(a)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class I)58,328
42 U.S.C. 9609(b)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II)58,328
42 U.S.C. 9609(b)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II subsequent offense)174,985
42 U.S.C. 9609(c)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment)58,328
42 U.S.C. 9609(c)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment subsequent offense)174,985
46 U.S.C. 80509(a)Safe Containers for International Cargo6,376
46 U.S.C. 70305(c)Suspension of Passenger Service63,761
46 U.S.C. 2110(e)Vessel Inspection or Examination Fees9,639
46 U.S.C. 2115Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing7,846
46 U.S.C. 2302(a)Negligent Operations: Recreational Vessels7,097
46 U.S.C. 2302(a)Negligent Operations: Other Vessels35,486
46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1)Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Dangerous Drug7,846
46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4)Vessel Reporting Requirements: Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, or Agent12,219
46 U.S.C. 2306(b)(2)Vessel Reporting Requirements: Master2,444
46 U.S.C. 3102(c)(1)Immersion Suits12,219
46 U.S.C. 3302(i)(5)Inspection Permit2,549
46 U.S.C. 3318(a)Vessel Inspection; General12,219
46 U.S.C. 3318(g)Vessel Inspection; Nautical School Vessel12,219
46 U.S.C. 3318(h)Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3304(b)2,444
46 U.S.C. 3318(i)Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3309(c)2,444
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1)Vessel Inspection; Vessel ≥1600 Gross Tons24,441
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1)Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1600 Gross Tons4,888
46 U.S.C. 3318(k)Vessel Inspection; Failure to Comply with 3311(b)24,441
46 U.S.C. 3318(l)Vessel Inspection; Violation of 3318(b)-3318(f)12,219
46 U.S.C. 3502(e)List/count of Passengers254
46 U.S.C. 3504(c)Notification to Passengers25,479
46 U.S.C. 3504(c)Notification to Passengers; Sale of Tickets1,273
46 U.S.C. 3506Copies of Laws on Passenger Vessels; Master510
46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1)Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo63,699
46 U.S.C. 4106Uninspected Vessels10,705
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1)Recreational Vessels (maximum for related series of violations)337,016
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1)Recreational Vessels; Violation of 4307(a)6,740
46 U.S.C. 4311(c)Recreational Vessels2,549
46 U.S.C. 4507Uninspected Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels10,705
46 U.S.C. 4703Abandonment of Barges1,814
46 U.S.C. 5116(a)Load Lines11,665
46 U.S.C. 5116(b)Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a)23,331
46 U.S.C. 5116(c)Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b)11,665
46 U.S.C. 6103(a)Reporting Marine Casualties40,640
46 U.S.C. 6103(b)Reporting Marine Casualties; Violation of 610410,705
46 U.S.C. 8101(e)Manning of Inspected Vessels; Failure to Report Deficiency in Vessel Complement1,928
46 U.S.C. 8101(f)Manning of Inspected Vessels19,277
46 U.S.C. 8101(g)Manning of Inspected Vessels; Employing or Serving in Capacity not Licensed by USCG19,277
46 U.S.C. 8101(h)Manning of Inspected Vessels; Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small Passenger Vessel, or Sailing School Vessel2,549
46 U.S.C. 8102(a)Watchmen on Passenger Vessels2,549
46 U.S.C. 8103(f)Citizenship Requirements1,273
46 U.S.C. 8104(i)Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(a) or (b)19,277
46 U.S.C. 8104(j)Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h)19,277
46 U.S.C. 8302(e)Staff Department on Vessels254
46 U.S.C. 8304(d)Officer's Competency Certificates254
46 U.S.C. 8502(e)Coastwise Pilotage; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge19,277
46 U.S.C. 8502(f)Coastwise Pilotage; Individual19,277
46 U.S.C. 8503Federal Pilots61,098
46 U.S.C. 8701(d)Merchant Mariners Documents1,273
46 U.S.C. 8702(e)Crew Requirements19,277
46 U.S.C. 8906Small Vessel Manning40,640
46 U.S.C. 9308(a)Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge19,277
46 U.S.C. 9308(b)Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual19,277
46 U.S.C. 9308(c)Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of 930319,277
46 U.S.C. 10104(b)Failure to Report Sexual Offense10,245
46 U.S.C. 10314(a)(2)Pay Advances to Seamen1,273
46 U.S.C. 10314(b)Pay Advances to Seamen; Remuneration for Employment1,273
46 U.S.C. 10315(c)Allotment to Seamen1,273
46 U.S.C. 10321Seamen Protection; General8,831
46 U.S.C. 10505(a)(2)Coastwise Voyages: Advances8,831
46 U.S.C. 10505(b)Coastwise Voyages: Advances; Remuneration for Employment8,831
46 U.S.C. 10508(b)Coastwise Voyages: Seamen Protection; General8,831
46 U.S.C. 10711Effects of Deceased Seamen510
46 U.S.C. 10902(a)(2)Complaints of Unfitness1,273
46 U.S.C. 10903(d)Proceedings on Examination of Vessel254
46 U.S.C. 10907(b)Permission to Make Complaint1,273
46 U.S.C. 11101(f)Accommodations for Seamen1,273
46 U.S.C. 11102(b)Medicine Chests on Vessels1,273
46 U.S.C. 11104(b)Destitute Seamen254
46 U.S.C. 11105(c)Wages on Discharge1,273
46 U.S.C. 11303(a)Log Books; Master Failing to Maintain510
46 U.S.C. 11303(b)Log Books; Master Failing to Make Entry510
46 U.S.C. 11303(c)Log Books; Late Entry382
46 U.S.C. 11506Carrying of Sheath Knives127
46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(1)Vessel Documentation16,687
46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(2)Documentation of Vessels—Related to activities involving mobile offshore drilling units27,813
46 U.S.C. 12151(c)Vessel Documentation; Fishery Endorsement127,525
46 U.S.C. 12309(a)Numbering of Undocumented Vessels—Willful violation12,740
46 U.S.C. 12309(b)Numbering of Undocumented Vessels2,549
46 U.S.C. 12507(b)Vessel Identification System21,410
46 U.S.C. 14701Measurement of Vessels46,664
46 U.S.C. 14702Measurement; False Statements46,664
46 U.S.C. 31309Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens21,410
46 U.S.C. 31330(a)(2)Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Mortgagor21,410
46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2)Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Violation of 3132953,524
46 U.S.C. 70036(a)Ports and Waterways Safety Regulations95,881
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(B)Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person in Charge9,639
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(C)Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Owner Onboard Vessel9,639
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(D)Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Other Persons4,819
46 U.S.C. 70119(a)Port Security35,486
46 U.S.C. 70119(b)Port Security—Continuing Violations63,761
46 U.S.C. 70506Maritime Drug Law Enforcement; Penalties5,883
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1)Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Maximum Penalty83,439
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2)Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Penalty from Fatalities, Serious Injuries/Illness or Substantial Damage to Property194,691
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3)Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Training502

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

[82 FR 8581, Jan. 27, 2017, as amended at 83 FR 13836, Apr. 2, 2018; 84 FR 13510, Apr. 5, 2019; 85 FR 36480, June 17, 2020]

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