Summary - Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties
On September 27, 1996, the Commission approved amending the regulations to adjust the maximum amounts of civil penalties under statutes within the jurisdiction of the NRC. The changes were mandated by Congress in the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. The Commission also approved conforming changes to the Enforcement Policy such that the maximum penalty amount was increased to $110,000 per violation per day and the civil penalty amounts in Table 1A were increased by 10%. These changes were subsequently published in the Federal Register on October 11, 1996, and were effective on November 12, 1996.