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Penalty Policy

These documents describe our policy on computing and assessing administrative penalties. They do not address when an enforcement action is initiated, but rather how we evaluate violations for the purpose of calculating administrative penalties.

Penalty Policy, Jan. 28, 2021 (English) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
Política de Sanciones, 28 de enero de 2021 (Spanish) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
Chính sách Xử phạt, Tháng 1 năm (Vietnamese) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

The Fifth Revision of the Penalty Policy (effective Jan. 28, 2021) applies to all investigations conducted on or after Jan. 28, 2021, documenting violations that occurred or began on or after Sept. 1, 2011.

Penalty Policy, April 1, 2014 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

The Fourth Revision of the Penalty Policy (effective April 1, 2014) applies to violations that occurred on or after Sept. 1, 2011, and that are included in Enforcement Action Referrals (EARs) assigned on or after April 1, 2014.

Penalty Policy, Sept. 1, 2011 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

The Third Revision of the Penalty Policy (effective Sept. 1, 2011) applies to violations that occurred on or after Sept. 1, 2011, and that are included in EARs assigned before April 1, 2014.

Penalty Policy, Sept. 1, 2002 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

The Second Revision of the Penalty Policy (effective Sept. 1, 2002) applies to violations that occurred before Sept. 1, 2011.