On January 14, 2022 (87 FR 2310), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a final rule in the federal register amending its regulations in 10 CFR Parts 2 and 13 to adjust the maximum civil monetary penalty for a violation of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, or any regulation or order issued under the Atomic Energy Act from $307,058 to $326,163 per violation, per day. Additionally, the NRC is amending provisions concerning program fraud civil penalties by adjusting the maximum civil monetary penalty under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act from $11,803 to $12,537 for each false claim or statement. The NRC also published (87 FR 2309) a revision to its Enforcement Policy. This revision addresses the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which requires Federal agencies to adjust their maximum civil monetary penalty amounts annually for inflation. This action and the final rule are effective on January 14, 2022.
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