We do not determine severity or egregious... that is way above our pay grade.
All we inspectors determine is if you are or are not in compliance with the HOS limits. If you are over the 11 hour rule, we just not that and indicate how much over you were. Someone else down the line uses words like SEVERE and EGREGIOUS, not us.
Here at the scale, the outcome is the same whether you are 30 minutes or 5 hours over your 11 hour rule, it is the same violation, same OOS time, same citation and fine.