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Civil Penalties

In EPAct 2005 Congress granted the Commission enhanced authority to assess civil penalties for violations of the FPA, NGA, and NGPA. EPAct 2005 made three major changes to the Commission's civil penalty authority. Learn More

In addition, Congress expanded the scope of the criminal provisions of the FPA, NGA, and NGPA by increasing the maximum fines and increasing the maximum imprisonment time that apply when the Commission refers the case to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution.

The Commission, when possible, will negotiate civil penalties as part of a Stipulation and Consent Agreement resolving compliance issues. In such cases the civil penalty is imposed through a Commission order approving the negotiated agreement, obviating the need for an assessment process.

All Civil Penalty Actions
Access all Civil Civil Penalty Actions for the current year and archives here.

Orders to Show Cause Proceedings
You can access the significant orders and federal district court papers related to all matters that have proceeded here.