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DOT ups civil penalty amounts for inflation

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Washington — The Department of Transportation has updated civil penalty amounts for violations to adjust for inflation, effective Dec. 28.

notice states the increase is 1.03241% for DOT agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Adjustments for FMCSA penalties are outlined in Appendices A and B to 49 CFR part 386.

The final rule also includes a chart of affected penalties.

The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015 requires DOT to adjust civil penalty levels for inflation annually. DOT determines yearly adjustment rates using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

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Original article published by Safety+Health an NSC publication