The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) announced the issuance of a final rule to adjust for inflation the statutory civil monetary penalties that may be assessed for violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Lacey Act, and other FWS-administered statutes and their implementing regulations. The new rule and adjusted civil penalties become effective January 30, 2023.
FWS Adjusts ESA, Lacey Act, and Other Civil Penalties for Inflation
Excerpt from Animal Law Digest: US Edition: Issue 175