SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, this final rule provides the 2018 inflation adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations. This rule also finalizes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s and the Office of the Secretary’s catch- up inflation adjustment interim final rules required by the same Act.

DATES: Effective November 27, 2018.

Description Existing penalty New penalty (existing penalty × 1.02041)
Violation of hazardous materials transportation law $78,376 $79,976
Violation of hazardous materials transportation law resulting in death, serious illness, severe injury, or substantial property destruction.  

$182,877

 

$186,610

Minimum penalty for violation of hazardous materials transportation law relating to training.  

$471

 

$48