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Title 33 Part 27

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Title 33 Part 27

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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 are applicable for penalty assessments issued after April 5, 2019, 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—Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments

U.S. Code citationCivil monetary penalty description2019 Adjusted maximum penalty amount
($)
14 U.S.C. 521(c)Saving Life and Property$10,651
14 U.S.C. 521(e)Saving Life and Property; Intentional Interference with Broadcast1,093
14 U.S.C. 645(i)Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (first offense)5,350
14 U.S.C. 645(i)Confidentiality of Medical Quality Assurance Records (subsequent offenses)35,668
16 U.S.C. 4711(g)(1)Aquatic Nuisance Species in Waters of the United States39,936
19 U.S.C. 70Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels7,975
19 U.S.C. 70Obstruction of Revenue Officers by Masters of Vessels—Minimum Penalty1,861
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 General11,563
33 U.S.C. 474Anchorage Ground/Harbor Regulations St. Mary's River798
33 U.S.C. 495(b)Bridges/Failure to Comply with Regulations29,192
33 U.S.C. 499(c)Bridges/Drawbridges29,192
33 U.S.C. 502(c)Bridges/Failure to Alter Bridge Obstructing Navigation29,192
33 U.S.C. 533(b)Bridges/Maintenance and Operation29,192
33 U.S.C. 1208(a)Bridge to Bridge Communication; Master, Person in Charge or Pilot2,126
33 U.S.C. 1208(b)Bridge to Bridge Communication; Vessel2,126
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I per violation)18,943
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class I total under paragraph)47,357
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II per day of violation)18,943
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (Class II total under paragraph)236,783
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per day of violation) Judicial Assessment47,357
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment1,895
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Carry Out Removal/Comply With Order (Judicial Assessment)47,357
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Failure to Comply with Regulation Issued Under 1321(j) (Judicial Assessment)47,357
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence (per barrel of oil or unit discharged) Judicial Assessment5,683
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D)Oil/Hazardous Substances: Discharges, Gross Negligence—Minimum Penalty (Judicial Assessment)189,427
33 U.S.C. 1322(j)Marine Sanitation Devices; Operating7,975
33 U.S.C. 1322(j)Marine Sanitation Devices; Sale or Manufacture21,265
33 U.S.C. 1608(a)International Navigation Rules; Operator14,910
33 U.S.C. 1608(b)International Navigation Rules; Vessel14,910
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1)Pollution from Ships; General74,552
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(2)Pollution from Ships; False Statement14,910
33 U.S.C. 2072(a)Inland Navigation Rules; Operator14,910
33 U.S.C. 2072(b)Inland Navigation Rules; Vessel14,910
33 U.S.C. 2609(a)Shore Protection; General52,596
33 U.S.C. 2609(b)Shore Protection; Operating Without Permit21,039
33 U.S.C. 2716a(a)Oil Pollution Liability and Compensation47,357
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A)Clean Hulls; Civil Enforcement43,359
33 U.S.C. 3852(a)(1)(A)Clean Hulls; related to false statements57,813
33 U.S.C. 3852(c)Clean Hulls; Recreational Vessels5,781
42 U.S.C. 9609(a)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class I)57,317
42 U.S.C. 9609(b)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II)57,317
42 U.S.C. 9609(b)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Class II subsequent offense)171,952
42 U.S.C. 9609(c)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment)57,317
42 U.S.C. 9609(c)Hazardous Substances, Releases, Liability, Compensation (Judicial Assessment subsequent offense)171,952
46 U.S.C. 80509(a)Safe Containers for International Cargo6,265
46 U.S.C. 70305(c)Suspension of Passenger Service62,656
46 U.S.C. 2110(e)Vessel Inspection or Examination Fees9,472
46 U.S.C. 2115Alcohol and Dangerous Drug Testing7,710
46 U.S.C. 2302(a)Negligent Operations: Recreational Vessels6,974
46 U.S.C. 2302(a)Negligent Operations: Other Vessels34,871
46 U.S.C. 2302(c)(1)Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Dangerous Drug7,710
46 U.S.C. 2306(a)(4)Vessel Reporting Requirements: Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, or Agent12,007
46 U.S.C. 2306(b)(2)Vessel Reporting Requirements: Master2,402
46 U.S.C. 3102(c)(1)Immersion Suits12,007
46 U.S.C. 3302(i)(5)Inspection Permit2,505
46 U.S.C. 3318(a)Vessel Inspection; General12,007
46 U.S.C. 3318(g)Vessel Inspection; Nautical School Vessel12,007
46 U.S.C. 3318(h)Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3304(b)2,402
46 U.S.C. 3318(i)Vessel Inspection; Failure to Give Notice IAW 3309(c)2,402
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1)Vessel Inspection; Vessel ≥1,600 Gross Tons24,017
46 U.S.C. 3318(j)(1)Vessel Inspection; Vessel <1,600 Gross Tons4,803
46 U.S.C. 3318(k)Vessel Inspection; Failure to Comply with 3311(b)24,017
46 U.S.C. 3318(l)Vessel Inspection; Violation of 3318(b)-3318(f)12,007
46 U.S.C. 3502(e)List/count of Passengers250
46 U.S.C. 3504(c)Notification to Passengers25,037
46 U.S.C. 3504(c)Notification to Passengers; Sale of Tickets1,251
46 U.S.C. 3506Copies of Laws on Passenger Vessels; Master501
46 U.S.C. 3718(a)(1)Liquid Bulk/Dangerous Cargo62,595
46 U.S.C. 4106Uninspected Vessels10,519
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1)Recreational Vessels (maximum for related series of violations)331,174
46 U.S.C. 4311(b)(1)Recreational Vessels; Violation of 4307(a)6,623
46 U.S.C. 4311(c)Recreational Vessels2,505
46 U.S.C. 4507Uninspected Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels10,519
46 U.S.C. 4703Abandonment of Barges1,783
46 U.S.C. 5116(a)Load Lines11,463
46 U.S.C. 5116(b)Load Lines; Violation of 5112(a)22,927
46 U.S.C. 5116(c)Load Lines; Violation of 5112(b)11,463
46 U.S.C. 6103(a)Reporting Marine Casualties39,936
46 U.S.C. 6103(b)Reporting Marine Casualties; Violation of 610410,519
46 U.S.C. 8101(e)Manning of Inspected Vessels; Failure to Report Deficiency in Vessel Complement1,895
46 U.S.C. 8101(f)Manning of Inspected Vessels18,943
46 U.S.C. 8101(g)Manning of Inspected Vessels; Employing or Serving in Capacity not Licensed by USCG18,943
46 U.S.C. 8101(h)Manning of Inspected Vessels; Freight Vessel <100 GT, Small Passenger Vessel, or Sailing School Vessel2,505
46 U.S.C. 8102(a)Watchmen on Passenger Vessels2,505
46 U.S.C. 8103(f)Citizenship Requirements1,251
46 U.S.C. 8104(i)Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(a) or (b)18,943
46 U.S.C. 8104(j)Watches on Vessels; Violation of 8104(c), (d), (e), or (h)18,943
46 U.S.C. 8302(e)Staff Department on Vessels250
46 U.S.C. 8304(d)Officer's Competency Certificates250
46 U.S.C. 8502(e)Coastwise Pilotage; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge18,943
46 U.S.C. 8502(f)Coastwise Pilotage; Individual18,943
46 U.S.C. 8503Federal Pilots60,039
46 U.S.C. 8701(d)Merchant Mariners Documents1,251
46 U.S.C. 8702(e)Crew Requirements18,943
46 U.S.C. 8906Small Vessel Manning39,936
46 U.S.C. 9308(a)Pilotage: Great Lakes; Owner, Charterer, Managing Operator, Agent, Master or Individual in Charge18,943
46 U.S.C. 9308(b)Pilotage: Great Lakes; Individual18,943
46 U.S.C. 9308(c)Pilotage: Great Lakes; Violation of 930318,943
46 U.S.C. 10104(b)Failure to Report Sexual Offense10,067
46 U.S.C. 10314(a)(2)Pay Advances to Seamen1,251
46 U.S.C. 10314(b)Pay Advances to Seamen; Remuneration for Employment1,251
46 U.S.C. 10315(c)Allotment to Seamen1,251
46 U.S.C. 10321Seamen Protection; General8,678
46 U.S.C. 10505(a)(2)Coastwise Voyages: Advances8,678
46 U.S.C. 10505(b)Coastwise Voyages: Advances; Remuneration for Employment8,678
46 U.S.C. 10508(b)Coastwise Voyages: Seamen Protection; General8,678
46 U.S.C. 10711Effects of Deceased Seamen501
46 U.S.C. 10902(a)(2)Complaints of Unfitness1,251
46 U.S.C. 10903(d)Proceedings on Examination of Vessel250
46 U.S.C. 10907(b)Permission to Make Complaint1,251
46 U.S.C. 11101(f)Accommodations for Seamen1,251
46 U.S.C. 11102(b)Medicine Chests on Vessels1,251
46 U.S.C. 11104(b)Destitute Seamen250
46 U.S.C. 11105(c)Wages on Discharge1,251
46 U.S.C. 11303(a)Log Books; Master Failing to Maintain501
46 U.S.C. 11303(b)Log Books; Master Failing to Make Entry501
46 U.S.C. 11303(c)Log Books; Late Entry375
46 U.S.C. 11506Carrying of Sheath Knives125
46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(1)Vessel Documentation16,398
46 U.S.C. 12151(a)(2)Documentation of Vessels- Related to activities involving mobile offshore drilling units27,331
46 U.S.C. 12151(c)Vessel Documentation; Fishery Endorsement125,314
46 U.S.C. 12309(a)Numbering of Undocumented Vessels—Willful violation12,519
46 U.S.C. 12309(b)Numbering of Undocumented Vessels2,505
46 U.S.C. 12507(b)Vessel Identification System21,039
46 U.S.C. 14701Measurement of Vessels45,855
46 U.S.C. 14702Measurement; False Statements45,855
46 U.S.C. 31309Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens21,039
46 U.S.C. 31330(a)(2)Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Mortgagor21,039
46 U.S.C. 31330(b)(2)Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens; Violation of 3132952,596
46 U.S.C. 70036(a)Ports and Waterways Safety Regulations94,219
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(B)Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Unlicensed Person in Charge9,472
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(C)Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Owner Onboard Vessel9,472
46 U.S.C. 70041(d)(1)(D)Vessel Navigation: Regattas or Marine Parades; Other Persons4,735
46 U.S.C. 70119(a)Port Security34,871
46 U.S.C. 70119(b)Port Security—Continuing Violations62,656
46 U.S.C. 70506Maritime Drug Law Enforcement; Penalties5,781
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1)Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Maximum Penalty81,993
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(2)Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Penalty from Fatalities, Serious Injuries/Illness or Substantial Damage to Property191,316
49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(3)Hazardous Materials: Related to Vessels—Training493

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]

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