On August 1, 2016, the US Federal Reserve Board invited comment on an interim final rule adjusting the Federal Reserve Board’s maximum civil money penalties, as required by law.

In November 2015, a law was passed that requires all federal agencies to adjust their maximum civil money penalty limits annually, rather than every four years, as previously required. Additionally, the law sets forth the adjustment formula for federal agencies. The Federal Register notice details the civil money penalty adjustments made by the Federal Reserve Board.

The interim final rule became effective on August 1, 2016, and will apply to those penalties assessed after this date. The Federal Reserve Board was accepting comments until August 30, 2016.

The interim final rule is available at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/bcreg/bcreg20160801a1.pdf