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Due to a lapse in appropriations funding for certain government agencies under the shutdown, including the Office of the Federal Register, publication of the Department of Labor Final Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustment for 2019 Final Rule has been delayed. The Department of Labor is making the pre-published version of the Final Rule available for informational purposes only until the official version is published in the Federal Register. The rule makes small upward adjustments to penalties assessed by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs under the Black Lung Benefits Act.

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