Penalty Policy and Schedules

Penalty Policy

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:

Agency Responses to Comments Received on February 21, 2014 draft "Revisions to NOAA's Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions"

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 The previous policy, which is now superseded, is also linked below.

Current Policy:
Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions, July 1, 2014

Previous Policy:
Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions, March 16, 2011


Summary Settlement Schedules

National Summary Settlement Schedule

Northeast

Southeast

West Coast

Alaska

Pacific Islands

National Marine Sanctuaries Act

(Revised 6/1/2017)