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MSHA Annual Inflation Adjustment for Civil Penalties



January 14, 2022 - On January 14, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor is publishing a final rule in the Federal Register that will increase Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) civil monetary penalties by 1.06222%.




Mine Act Citation

2021 Penalties

2022 Penalties





Regular Assessment

30 CFR 100.3(a)





Penalty Conversion Table

30 CFR 100.3(g)





Minimum Penalty for any order issued under 104(d)(1) of the Mine Act

30 CFR 100.4(a)





Minimum penalty for any order issued under 104(d)(2) of the Mine Act

30 CFR 100.4(b)





Penalty for failure to provide timely notification under 103(j) of the Mine Act

39 CFR 100.4(c)





Any operator who fails to correct a violation for which a citation or order was issued under 104(a) of the Mine Act

30 CFR 100.5(c)





Violation of mandatory safety standards related to smoking standards

30 CFR 100.5(d)





Flagrant violations under 110(b)(2) of the Mine Act

30 CFR 100.5(e)






The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 requires the Department to adjust its civil monetary penalty levels for inflation annually no later than January 15 of each year.

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