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PART 19 - ADJUSTMENT OF CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR INFLATION
Authority:

Pub. L. 101-410, Oct. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 890, as amended by Pub. L. 104-134, title III, sec. 31001(s)(1), Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321-373; Pub. L. 105-362, title XIII, sec. 1301(a), Nov. 10, 1998, 112 Stat. 3293; Pub. L. 114-74, title VII, sec. 701(b), Nov. 2, 2015, 129 Stat. 599.

Source:

73 FR 75345, Dec. 11, 2008, unless otherwise noted.

§ 19.1 Applicability.

This part applies to each statutory provision under the laws administered by the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the civil monetary penalties which may be assessed in either civil judicial or administrative proceedings.

§ 19.2 Effective date.

(a) The statutory civil monetary penalty levels set forth in the third column of Table 1 of § 19.4 apply to all violations which occur or occurred after November 2, 2015, where the penalties are assessed on or after December 23, 2020. The statutory civil monetary penalty levels set forth in the fourth column of Table 1 of § 19.4 apply to all violations which occurred after November 2, 2015, where the penalties were assessed on or after January 13, 2020, but before December 23, 2020.

(b) The statutory monetary penalty levels in the third column of Table 2 to § 19.4 apply to all violations which occurred after December 6, 2013 through November 2, 2015, and to violations occurring after November 2, 2015, where penalties were assessed before August 1, 2016. The statutory civil monetary penalty levels set forth in the fourth column of Table 2 of § 19.4 apply to all violations which occurred after January 12, 2009 through December 6, 2013. The statutory civil monetary penalty levels set forth in the fifth column of Table 2 of § 19.4 apply to all violations which occurred after March 15, 2004 through January 12, 2009. The statutory civil monetary penalty levels set forth in the sixth column of Table 2 of § 19.4 apply to all violations which occurred after January 30, 1997 through March 15, 2004.

[85 FR 83820, Dec. 23, 2020]

§ 19.3 [Reserved]
§ 19.4 Statutory civil monetary penalties, as adjusted for inflation, and tables.

Table 1 of this section sets out the statutory civil monetary penalty provisions of statutes administered by the EPA, with the third column setting out the latest operative statutory civil monetary penalty levels for violations that occur or occurred after November 2, 2015, where penalties are assessed on or after December 23, 2020. The fourth column displays the operative statutory civil monetary penalty levels where penalties were assessed on or after January 13, 2020, but before December 23, 2020. Table 2 of this section sets out the statutory civil monetary penalty provision of statutes administered by the EPA, with the operative statutory civil monetary penalty levels, as adjusted for inflation, for violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, and for violations that occurred after November 2, 2015, where penalties were assessed before August 1, 2016.

Table 1 of § 19.4 - Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments

U.S. Code citation Environmental statute Statutory civil
monetary penalties
for violations
that occur or
occurred after
November 2, 2015,
where penalties
are assessed
on or after
December 23, 2020
Statutory civil
monetary penalties
for violations that
occurred after
November 2, 2015,
where penalties
were assessed
on or after
January 13, 2020,
but before
December 23, 2020
Statutory civil
monetary penalties,
as enacted
7 U.S.C. 136l(a)(1) FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA) $20,528 $20,288 $5,000
7 U.S.C. 136l(a)(2)1 FIFRA 3,011/1,940/3,011 2,976/1,917/2,976 1,000/500/1,000
15 U.S.C. 2615(a)(1) TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA) 41,056 40,576 25,000
15 U.S.C. 2647(a) TSCA 11,803 11,665 5,000
15 U.S.C. 2647(g) TSCA 9,753 9,639 5,000
31 U.S.C. 3802(a)(1) PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT (PFCRA) 11,803 11,665 5,000
31 U.S.C. 3802(a)(2) PFCRA 11,803 11,665 5,000
33 U.S.C. 1319(d) CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA) 56,460 55,800 25,000
33 U.S.C. 1319(g)(2)(A) CWA 22,584/56,460 22,320/55,800 10,000/25,000
33 U.S.C. 1319(g)(2)(B) CWA 22,584/282,293 22,320/278,995 10,000/125,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i) CWA 19,505/48,762 19,277/48,192 10,000/25,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii) CWA 19,505/243,808 19,277/240,960 10,000/125,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A) CWA 48,762/1,951 48,192/1,928 25,000/1,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B) CWA 48,762 48,192 25,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C) CWA 48,762 48,192 25,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) CWA 195,047/5,851 192,768/5,783 100,000/3,000
33 U.S.C. 1414b(d)(1) MARINE PROTECTION, RESEARCH, AND SANCTUARIES ACT (MPRSA) 1,299 1,284 600
33 U.S.C. 1415(a) MPRSA 205,276/270,784 202,878/267,621 50,000/125,000
33 U.S.C. 1901 note (see 1409(a)(2)(A)) CERTAIN ALASKAN CRUISE SHIP OPERATIONS (CACSO) 14,966/37,412 14,791/36,975 10,000/25,000
33 U.S.C. 1901 note (see 1409(a)(2)(B)) CACSO 14,966/187,059 14,791/184,874 10,000/125,000
33 U.S.C. 1901 note (see 1409(b)(1)) CACSO 37,412 36,975 25,000
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(1) ACT TO PREVENT POLLUTION FROM SHIPS (APPS) 76,764 75,867 25,000
33 U.S.C. 1908(b)(2) APPS 15,352 15,173 5,000
42 U.S.C. 300g-3(b) SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA) 59,017 58,328 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300g-3(g)(3)(A) SDWA 59,017 58,328 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300g-3(g)(3)(B) SDWA 11,803/41,120 11,665/40,640 5,000/25,000
42 U.S.C. 300g-3(g)(3)(C) SDWA 41,120 40,640 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300h-2(b)(1) SDWA 59,017 58,328 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300h-2(c)(1) SDWA 23,607/295,088 23,331/291,641 10,000/125,000
42 U.S.C. 300h-2(c)(2) SDWA 11,803/295,088 11,665/291,641 5,000/125,000
42 U.S.C. 300h-3(c) SDWA 20,528/43,792 20,288/43,280 5,000/10,000
42 U.S.C. 300i(b) SDWA 24,674 24,386 15,000
42 U.S.C. 300i-1(c) SDWA 143,621/1,436,220 141,943/1,419,442 100,000/1,000,000
42 U.S.C. 300j(e)(2) SDWA 10,263 10,143 2,500
42 U.S.C. 300j-4(c) SDWA 59,017 58,328 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300j-6(b)(2) SDWA 41,120 40,640 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300j-23(d) SDWA 10,832/108,315 10,705/107,050 5,000/50,000
42 U.S.C. 4852d(b)(5) RESIDENTIAL LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARD REDUCTION ACT OF 1992 18,364 18,149 10,000
42 U.S.C. 4910(a)(2) NOISE CONTROL ACT OF 1972 38,805 38,352 10,000
42 U.S.C. 6928(a)(3) RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA) 102,638 101,439 25,000
42 U.S.C. 6928(c) RCRA 61,820 61,098 25,000
42 U.S.C. 6928(g) RCRA 76,764 75,867 25,000
42 U.S.C. 6928(h)(2) RCRA 61,820 61,098 25,000
42 U.S.C. 6934(e) RCRA 15,352 15,173 5,000
42 U.S.C. 6973(b) RCRA 15,352 15,173 5,000
42 U.S.C. 6991e(a)(3) RCRA 61,820 61,098 25,000
42 U.S.C. 6991e(d)(1) RCRA 24,730 24,441 10,000
42 U.S.C. 6991e(d)(2) RCRA 24,730 24,441 10,000
42 U.S.C. 7413(b) CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA) 102,638 101,439 25,000
42 U.S.C. 7413(d)(1) CAA 48,762/390,092 48,192/385,535 25,000/200,000
42 U.S.C. 7413(d)(3) CAA 9,753 9,639 5,000
42 U.S.C. 7524(a) CAA 48,762/4,876 48,192/4,819 25,000/2,500
42 U.S.C. 7524(c)(1) CAA 390,092 385,535 200,000
42 U.S.C. 7545(d)(1) CAA 48,762 48,192 25,000
42 U.S.C. 9604(e)(5)(B) COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION, AND LIABILITY ACT (CERCLA) 59,017 58,328 25,000
42 U.S.C. 9606(b)(1) CERCLA 59,017 58,328 25,000
42 U.S.C. 9609(a)(1) CERCLA 59,017 58,328 25,000
42 U.S.C. 9609(b) CERCLA 59,017/177,053 58,328/174,985 25,000/75,000
42 U.S.C. 9609(c) CERCLA 59,017/177,053 58,328/174,985 25,000/75,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(a) EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA) 59,017 58,328 25,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(b)(1)(A) EPCRA 59,017 58,328 25,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(b)(2) EPCRA 59,017/177,053 58,328/174,985 25,000/75,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(b)(3) EPCRA 59,017/177,053 58,328/174,985 25,000/75,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(c)(1) EPCRA 59,017 58,328 25,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(c)(2) EPCRA 23,607 23,331 10,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(d)(1) EPCRA 59,017 58,328 25,000
42 U.S.C. 14304(a)(1) MERCURY-CONTAINING AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MANAGEMENT ACT (BATTERY ACT) 16,450 16,258 10,000
42 U.S.C. 14304(g) BATTERY ACT 16,450 16,258 10,000

Table 2 of § 19.4 - Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments

U.S. Code citation Environmental statute Statutory civil penalties for violations after December 6, 2013 through November 2, 2015, or assessed before August 1, 2016 Statutory civil penalties for violations after January 12, 2009 through December 6, 2013 Statutory civil penalties for violations after March 15, 2004 through January 12, 2009 Statutory civil penalties for violations after January 30, 1997 through March 15, 2004 Statutory civil penalties, as enacted
7 U.S.C. 136l(a)(1) FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA) $7,500 $7,500 $6,500 $5,500 $5,000
7 U.S.C. 136l(a)(2) FIFRA 750/1,100 750/1,100 650/1,100 550/1,000 500/1,000
15 U.S.C. 2615(a)(1) TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA) 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
15 U.S.C. 2647(a) TSCA 7,500 7,500 6,500 5,500 5,000
15 U.S.C. 2647(g) TSCA 7,500 7,500 5,500 5,000 5,000
31 U.S.C. 3802(a)(1) PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES ACT (PFCRA) 7,500 7,500 6,500 5,500 5,000
31 U.S.C. 3802(a)(2) PFCRA 7,500 7,500 6,500 5,500 5,000
33 U.S.C. 1319(d) CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA) 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
33 U.S.C. 1319(g)(2)(A) CWA 16,000/37,500 16,000/37,500 11,000/32,500 11,000/27,500 10,000/25,000
33 U.S.C. 1319(g)(2)(B) CWA 16,000/187,500 16,000/177,500 11,000/157,500 11,000/137,500 10,000/125,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(i) CWA 16,000/37,500 16,000/37,500 11,000/32,500 11,000/27,500 10,000/25,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(B)(ii) CWA 16,000/187,500 16,000/177,500 11,000/157,500 11,000/137,500 10,000/125,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(A) CWA 37,500/2,100 37,500/1,100 32,500/1,100 27,500/1,100 25,000/1,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(B) CWA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(C) CWA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)(D) CWA 150,000/5,300 140,000/4,300 130,000/4,300 110,000/3,300 100,000/3,000
33 U.S.C. 1414b(d)(1)1 MARINE PROTECTION, RESEARCH, AND SANCTUARIES ACT (MPRSA) 860 860 760 660 600
33 U.S.C. 1415(a) MPRSA 75,000/187,500 70,000/177,500 65,000/157,500 55,000/137,500 50,000/125,000
33 U.S.C. 1901 note (see 1409(a)(2)(A)) CERTAIN ALASKAN CRUISE SHIP OPERATIONS (CACSO) 11,000/27,500 11,000/27,500 10,000/25,000 10,000/2 25,000 10,000/25,000
33 U.S.C. 1901 note (see 1409(a)(2)(B)) CACSO 11,000/147,500 11,000/137,500 10,000/125,000 10,000/125,000 10,000/125,000
33 U.S.C. 1901 note (see 1409(b)(1)) CACSO 27,500 27,500 25,000 25,000 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300g-3(b) SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA) 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300g-3(g)(3)(A) SDWA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300g-3(g)(3)(B) SDWA 7,000/32,500 7,000/32,500 6,000/27,500 5,000/25,000 5,000/25,000
42 U.S.C. 300g-3(g)(3)(C) SDWA 32,500 32,500 27,500 25,000 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300h-2(b)(1) SDWA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300h-2(c)(1) SDWA 16,000/187,500 16,000/177,500 11,000/157,500 11,000/137,500 10,000/125,000
42 U.S.C. 300h-2(c)(2) SDWA 7,500/187,500 7,500/177,500 6,500/157,500 5,500/137,500 5,000/125,000
42 U.S.C. 300h-3(c) SDWA 7,500/16,000 7,500/16,000 6,500/11,000 5,500/11,000 5,000/10,000
42 U.S.C. 300i(b) SDWA 21,500 16,500 16,500 15,000 15,000
42 U.S.C. 300i-1(c) SDWA 120,000/1,150,000 110,000/1,100,000 100,000/1,000,000 22,000/3 55,000 20,000/50,000
42 U.S.C. 300j(e)(2) SDWA 3,750 3,750 2,750 2,750 2,500
42 U.S.C. 300j-4(c) SDWA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300j-6(b)(2) SDWA 32,500 32,500 27,500 25,000 25,000
42 U.S.C. 300j-23(d) SDWA 7,500/75,000 7,500/70,000 6,500/65,000 5,500/55,000 5,000/50,000
42 U.S.C. 4852d(b)(5) RESIDENTIAL LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARD REDUCTION ACT OF 1992 16,000 16,000 11,000 11,000 10,000
42 U.S.C. 4910(a)(2) NOISE CONTROL ACT OF 1972 16,000 16,000 11,000 11,000 10,000
42 U.S.C. 6928(a)(3) RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA) 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 6928(c) RCRA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 6928(g) RCRA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 6928(h)(2) RCRA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 6934(e) RCRA 7,500 7,500 6,500 5,500 5,000
42 U.S.C. 6973(b) RCRA 7,500 7,500 6,500 5,500 5,000
42 U.S.C. 6991e(a)(3) RCRA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 6991e(d)(1) RCRA 16,000 16,000 11,000 11,000 10,000
42 U.S.C. 6991e(d)(2) RCRA 16,000 16,000 11,000 11,000 10,000
42 U.S.C. 7413(b) CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA) 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 7413(d)(1) CAA 37,500/320,000 37,500/295,000 32,500/270,000 27,500/220,000 25,000/200,000
42 U.S.C. 7413(d)(3) CAA 7,500 7,500 6,500 5,500 5,000
42 U.S.C. 7524(a) CAA 3,750/37,500 3,750/37,500 2,750/32,500 2,750/27,500 2,500/25,000
42 U.S.C. 7524(c)(1) CAA 320,000 295,000 270,000 220,000 200,000
42 U.S.C. 7545(d)(1) CAA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 9604(e)(5)(B) COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION, AND LIABILITY ACT (CERCLA) 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 9606(b)(1) CERCLA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 9609(a)(1) CERCLA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 9609(b) CERCLA 37,500/117,500 37,500/107,500 32,500/97,500 27,500/82,500 25,000/75,000
42 U.S.C. 9609(c) CERCLA 37,500/117,500 37,500/107,500 32,500/97,500 27,500/82,500 25,000/75,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(a) EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA) 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(b)(1)(A)4 EPCRA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(b)(2) EPCRA 37,500/117,500 37,500/107,500 32,500/97,500 27,500/82,500 25,000/75,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(b)(3) EPCRA 37,500/117,500 37,500/107,500 32,500/97,500 27,500/82,500 25,000/75,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(c)(1) EPCRA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(c)(2) EPCRA 16,000 16,000 11,000 11,000 10,000
42 U.S.C. 11045(d)(1) EPCRA 37,500 37,500 32,500 27,500 25,000
42 U.S.C. 14304(a)(1) MERCURY-CONTAINING AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MANAGEMENT ACT (BATTERY ACT) 16,000 16,000 11,000 10,000 10,000
42 U.S.C. 14304(g) BATTERY ACT 16,000 16,000 11,000 10,000 10,000

[85 FR 1753, Jan. 13, 2020, as amended at 85 FR 83820, Dec. 23, 2020]