On February 21, 2014, NOAA published in the Federal Register draft revisions to its “Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions” (Penalty Policy), and sought informal public comment on that revised Policy. NOAA’s responses to the comments received can be found at the following:
After review of the comments received, NOAA finalized the draft revisions to the Penalty Policy. The revised Penalty Policy, which can be found by following the link below, is effective as of July 1, 2014. The previous policy, which is now superseded, is also linked below.