Publication Date: April 20, 2017

Posted Date: April 20, 2017

Subject: Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation

FR Type: Notice

Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation in PDF Format, 228KB, 5 Pages


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 75 (Thursday, April 20, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 18559-18563]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-08034]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Part 36

RIN 1801-AA16
[Docket ID ED-2016-OGC-0051]

Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) issues these final 
regulations to adjust the Department's civil monetary penalties (CMPs) 
for inflation. An initial ``catch-up'' adjustment was required by the 
Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 
2015 (2015 Act), which amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation 
Adjustment Act of 1990 (Inflation Adjustment Act). These final 
regulations provide the 2017 annual inflation adjustments to the 
initial ``catch-up'' adjustments we made on August 1, 2016, through an 
interim final rule (IFR).

DATES: These regulations are effective April 20, 2017. The adjusted 
CMPs established by these regulations are applicable only to civil 
penalties assessed after April 20, 2017 whose associated violations 
occurred after November 2, 2015. For a description of the CMPs 
applicable under other circumstances, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Levon Schlichter, U.S. Department of 
Education, Office of the General Counsel, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 
6E235, Washington, DC 20202-2241. Telephone: (202) 453-6387 or by 
email: levon.schlichter@ed.gov.

    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text 
telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
 

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Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation in PDF Format, 228KB, 5 Pages

   

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