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Title 49Subtitle BChapter XSubchapter APart 1022 → §1022.4


Title 49: Transportation
PART 1022—CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENT


§1022.4   Cost-of living adjustments of civil monetary penalties.

(a) The inflation adjustment under §1022.3 will initially be determined by increasing each maximum civil monetary penalty by the initial cost-of-living adjustment. Not later than January 15 of every year thereafter, the inflation adjustment will subsequently be determined by increasing the maximum civil monetary penalty for each civil monetary penalty by the cost-of-living adjustment. Any increase determined under this section shall be rounded to the nearest dollar.

(b) The cost-of-living adjustment required by the statute results in the following adjustments to the civil monetary penalties within the jurisdiction of the Board:

Table 1 to Paragraph (b)

U.S. code citationCivil monetary penalty descriptionAdjusted
penalty
amount 2020
Adjusted
penalty
amount 2021
Rail Carrier Civil Penalties
49 U.S.C. 11901(a)Unless otherwise specified, maximum penalty for each knowing violation under this part, and for each day$8,128$8,224
49 U.S.C. 11901(b)For each violation under §11124(a)(2) or (b)813823
49 U.S.C. 11901(b)For each day violation continues4242
49 U.S.C. 11901(c)Maximum penalty for each knowing violation under §§10901-109068,1288,224
49 U.S.C. 11901(d)For each violation under §§11123 or 11124(a)(1)162-813164-823
49 U.S.C. 11901(d)For each day violation continues8182
49 U.S.C. 11901(e)(1), (4)For each violation under §§11141-11145, for each day813823
49 U.S.C. 11901(e)(2), (4)For each violation under §11144(b)(1), for each day162164
49 U.S.C. 11901(e)(3)-(4)For each violation of reporting requirements, for each day162164
Motor and Water Carrier Civil Penalties
49 U.S.C. 14901(a)Minimum penalty for each violation and for each day1,1121,125
49 U.S.C. 14901(a)For each violation under §§13901 or 13902(c)11,12511,257
49 U.S.C. 14901(a)For each violation related to transportation of passengers27,81328,142
49 U.S.C. 14901(b)For each violation of the hazardous waste rules under §3001 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act22,251-44,50122,514-45,027
49 U.S.C. 14901(d)(1)Minimum penalty for each violation of household good regulations, and for each day1,6251,644
49 U.S.C. 14901(d)(2)Minimum penalty for each instance of transportation of household goods if broker provides estimate without carrier agreement16,25816,450
49 U.S.C. 14901(d)(3)Minimum penalty for each instance of transportation of household goods without being registered40,64041,120
49 U.S.C. 14901(e)Minimum penalty for each violation of a transportation rule3,2513,289
49 U.S.C. 14901(e)Minimum penalty for each additional violation8,1288,224
49 U.S.C. 14903(a)Maximum penalty for undercharge or overcharge of tariff rate, for each violation162,568164,490
49 U.S.C. 14904(a)For first violation, rebates at less than the rate in effect325329
49 U.S.C. 14904(a)For all subsequent violations407412
49 U.S.C. 14904(b)(1)Maximum penalty for first violation for undercharges by freight forwarders813823
49 U.S.C. 14904(b)(1)Maximum penalty for subsequent violations3,2513,289
49 U.S.C. 14904(b)(2)Maximum penalty for other first violations under §13702813823
49 U.S.C. 14904(b)(2)Maximum penalty for subsequent violations3,2513,289
49 U.S.C. 14905(a)Maximum penalty for each knowing violation of §14103(a), and knowingly authorizing, consenting to, or permitting a violation of §14103(a) or (b)16,25816,450
49 U.S.C. 14906Minimum penalty for first attempt to evade regulation2,2262,252
49 U.S.C. 14906Minimum amount for each subsequent attempt to evade regulation5,5625,628
49 U.S.C. 14907Maximum penalty for recordkeeping/reporting violations8,1288,224
49 U.S.C. 14908(a)(2)Maximum penalty for violation of §14908(a)(1)3,2513,289
49 U.S.C. 14910When another civil penalty is not specified under this part, for each violation, for each day813823
49 U.S.C. 14915(a)(1)-(2)Minimum penalty for holding a household goods shipment hostage, for each day12,91913,072
49 U.S.C. 14916(c)(1)Maximum penalty for each knowing violation under §14916(a) for unlawful brokerage activities11,12511,257
Pipeline Carrier Civil Penalties
49 U.S.C. 16101(a)Maximum penalty for violation of this part, for each day8,1288,224
49 U.S.C. 16101(b)(1), (4)For each recordkeeping violation under §15722, each day813823
49 U.S.C. 16101(b)(2), (4)For each inspection violation liable under §15722, each day162164
49 U.S.C. 16101(b)(3)-(4)For each reporting violation under §15723, each day162164
49 U.S.C. 16103(a)Maximum penalty for improper disclosure of information1,6251,644

[81 FR 72543, Oct. 20, 2016, as amended at 82 FR 4797, Jan. 17, 2017; 83 FR 993, Jan. 9, 2018; 83 FR 67699, Dec. 31, 2018; 85 FR 839, Jan. 8, 2019; 86 FR 3027, Jan. 14, 2021]

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