Following a statutorily-mandated review of the maximum daily civil penalty for violations of regulations governing oil and gas operations on the OCS, MMS determined that no adjustment is necessary and that the current maximum penalty of $35,000 per violation per day will remain unchanged. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act requires MMS to measure these penalties against the Consumer Price Index every 3 years to ensure they are keeping up with inflation. The current rate has been in effect since February 28, 2007.