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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB57 Publication ID: Fall 2007
Title: Criteria and Procedures for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties
Abstract: This final rule will revise the Mine Safety and Health Administration?s (MSHA) statutory penalties found in section 110 of the Mine Act and the specific penalty amounts established in 30 CFR part 100 as mandated by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA). The DCIA required that civil penalties be increased by up to 10 percent within 6 months of its enactment. It also required subsequent increases at least once every 4 years using a formula based on the Consumer Price Index. This was last accomplished by a final rule published in the Federal Register, 68 FR 6609, February 10, 2003.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL) Priority: Info./Admin./Other
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage
Major: No Unfunded Mandates: No
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 100
Legal Authority: 30 USC 957: PL 104-134 Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996
Legal Deadline: None

Action Date FR Cite
Final Action 12/00/2007

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No Government Levels Affected: None
Federalism: No
Energy Effects: No Included in the Regulatory Plan: No
Initial (Administrative Startup and /or Capital) Cost: $0 Yearly (Annual Operating) Cost: $0
Agency Contact:
Patricia W. Silvey
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Room 631,1100 Wilson Boulevard,Room 2350
Arlington,VA 22209-3939
Phone:202 693-9440
Fax:202 693-9441