U.S. Coast Guard adjusts fines for inflation
The U.S. Coast Guard is adjusting fines and other civil monetary penalties to reflect the impact of inflation, effective Jan. 22.
In doing so, the final rule incorporating the new fines and penalties “will not have a significant economic impact,” the Coast Guard said in a statement. “It has no impact on law-abiding persons.”
The fines and penalties include: Breaching confidentiality of medical records, $3,300 for first a offense and $27,000 for a second offense; pollution prevention offenses, $11,000 a day; marine sanitation offenses, $2,200-$6,500; miscalculating vessel inspection fees. $6,500; hazardous cargo offenses, $32,500 a violation; and violating load lines, $6,500-$11,000 per offense
For more information, call Robert Spears, (202), 267-1099.