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Download as PDF 9238 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 22 / Friday, February 3, 2017 / Notices aid organizations as well as sectors outside the legal aid community. Ideas for replication may be found through resources and organizations such as the Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project (LSNTAP), the American Bar Association, international legal aid providers such as the Legal Services Society of British Columbia and HiiL’s Innovating Justice project, Idealware (see the article on Unleashing Innovation), NTEN, and TechSoup. III. Area of Interest—Projects That Respond to LSC’s Statewide Web Site Evaluation Through support from the Ford Foundation, LSC worked closely over the last year with a user-centered research and design agency to assess the quality and usability of statewide legal aid Web sites across the country. By February 8, 2017, LSC will share individual assessment results with each Web site and provide sites and stakeholders access to a toolkit and set of how-to guides for implementing the findings and recommendations from the evaluation. This area of interest focuses on projects that build on the key insights from the assessment to improve statewide Web site(s). Projects may address enhancements to an individual statewide Web site and/or to one of the national legal aid Web site templates (LawHelp or DLAW-OpenAdvocate). Proposals should demonstrate how the proposed project responds to one or more of the nine focus areas identified through the assessment: 1. Plain Language; 2. Language Access; 3. Content Presentation; 4. Accessibility; 5. User Support; 6. Mobile Friendly; 7. Community Engagement; 8. Ease of Navigation; and 9. Visual Design & Iconography. In addition, proposals should highlight how the project will enhance the quality of user experience on the statewide Web site and how the improvements to the site will be measured. LSC welcomes both new Web site innovations and replications of successful initiatives under this area of interest. IV. Specific Letter of Intent To Apply Requirements asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES One Project per Letter of Intent Applicants may submit multiple LOIs, but a separate LOI should be submitted for each project for which funding is sought. Letter Requirements and Format Letters of Intent must be submitted using the online system at http:// lscgrants.lsc.gov. Additional VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 instructions and information can be found on the TIG Web site. This system will walk you through the process of creating a simple two-page LOI. The LOI should concisely provide the following information about the proposed project: 1. Category—select the appropriate category from the drop down list. 2. Description of Project (maximum 2500 characters)—Briefly describe the basic elements of the project, including the specific technology(ies) the project will develop or implement; how they will be developed, how they will operate, the function they will serve within the legal services delivery system, their expected impact, and other similar factors. (Only the impact should be highlighted here; more details about the system’s benefits should be provided below.) 3. Major Benefits (maximum 2500 characters)—Describe the specific ways in which the project will increase or improve services to clients and/or enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of legal aid organization operations. To the extent feasible, discuss both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of these benefits. 4. Estimated Costs (maximum 1500 characters)—This should include the amount of funding you are seeking from the TIG program, followed by the estimated total project cost, summarizing the anticipated costs of the major components of the project. List anticipated contributions, both in-kind and monetary, from all partners involved in the project. 5. Major Partners (maximum 1500 characters)—Identify organizations that are expected to be important partners. Specify the role(s) each partner will play. 6. Innovation/Replication (maximum 1500 characters)—Identify how and why the proposed project is new and innovative and/or is a replication or adaptation of a previous technology project. Identify how and why the proposed project can significantly benefit and/or be replicated by other legal services providers and/or the legal services community at large. Selection Process LSC will initially review all Letters of Intent to Apply to determine whether they conform to the required format and clearly present all of the required elements listed and described above. Failure to meet these requirements may result in rejection of the Letter of Intent. LSC will review each Letter of Intent to identify those projects likely to improve access to justice, or to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of legal services provided by grantees. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Letters of Intent will also be reviewed to determine the extent to which the project proposed is clearly described and well thought out, offers major benefits to our targeted client community, is cost-effective, involves all of the parties needed to make it successful and sustainable, and is either innovative or a cost-effective replication of prior successful projects. LSC will invite those applicants that satisfy these criteria to submit full applications. Next Steps for Successful Applicants LSC will notify successful applicants by April 21, 2017. Successful applicants will have until 11:59 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 5, 2017, to complete and submit full applications in the online application system. Waiver Authority LSC, upon its own initiative or when requested, may waive provisions in this Notice at its sole discretion. Waivers may be granted only for requirements that are discretionary and not mandated by statute or regulation. Any request for a waiver must set forth the reason for the request and be included in the application. LSC will not consider a request to extend the deadline for a Letter of Intent to Apply unless the extension request is received by LSC prior to the deadline. Dated: January 30, 2017. Mark F. Freedman, Senior Associate General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–02249 Filed 2–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office [Docket No. 2017–3] Notice of Intent To Audit Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Copyright Office is announcing receipt of eight notices of intent to audit certain statements of account filed by cable operators and satellite carriers pursuant to the section 111 and 119 statutory licenses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regan A. Smith, Deputy General Counsel, by email at resm@loc.gov or by telephone at 202–707–8350; or Jason E. Sloan, Attorney-Advisor, by email at jslo@loc.gov or by telephone at 202– 707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 22 / Friday, February 3, 2017 / Notices I. Background Sections 111 and 119 of the Copyright Act (‘‘Act’’), Title 17 of the United States Code, establish compulsory licenses under which cable operators and satellite carriers may, by complying with the license terms, retransmit copyrighted over-the-air broadcast programming. Among other requirements, cable and satellite licensees must file statements of account and deposit royalty fees with the U.S. Copyright Office (‘‘Office’’) on a semi-annual basis. The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010, Public Law 111–175 (2010), amended the Act by directing the Register of Copyrights (‘‘Register’’) to issue regulations to allow copyright owners to audit the statements of account and royalty fees that cable operators and satellite carriers file with the Office. See 17 U.S.C. 119(b)(2) (directing the Register to ‘‘issue regulations to permit interested parties to verify and audit the statements of account and royalty fees submitted by satellite carriers under this subsection’’); 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(6) (directing the Register to ‘‘issue regulations to provide for the confidential verification by copyright owners whose works were embodied in the secondary transmissions of primary transmissions pursuant to [section 111] of the information reported on the semiannual statements of account filed under this subsection for accounting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2010, in order that the auditor designated under subparagraph [111(d)(6)(A)] is able to confirm the correctness of the calculations and royalty payments reported therein’’). Following a lengthy rulemaking proceeding, the Office issued such regulations, adopting the audit process now set forth in 37 CFR 201.16. See 79 FR 68623 (Nov. 18, 2014). Section 201.16(c)(1) requires any copyright owner who intends to audit a statement of account to provide written notice to the Register no later than three years after the last day of the year in which the statement of account was filed with the Office. 37 CFR 201.16(c)(1). Such notice may be submitted by an individual copyright owner or a designated agent that represents a group or multiple groups of copyright owners. Id. The notice must be received in the Office on or after December 1st and no later than December 31st. Id. While the Office is supposed to publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing the receipt of any notices of intent to audit between January 1st and January 31st of the following calendar VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 year, due to an internal mail-processing delay affecting the Office of the General Counsel’s receipt of such notices, this year’s publication of otherwise timelyreceived notices in the Federal Register was delayed. Consequently, the November 1 deadline for delivery of the final audit report is extended to November 4, 2017. See id. 201.16(i)(3). All other deadlines concerning the audit process shall remain as prescribed in 37 CFR 201.16, meaning, for example, that notices to participate in these audits are due within 30 days after the publication of this notice. See id. 201.16(c)(3). II. Notices On December 31, 2016, the Office received the below notices of intent to audit statements of account. The notices were submitted jointly by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Women’s National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and National Collegiate Athletics Association pursuant to 37 CFR 201.16(c): 1. Notice of intent to audit the statements of account filed by DISH Network, LLC for the accounting periods January 1–June 30, 2013 and July 1–December 31, 2014. 2. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Bright House Networks LLC for the cable system serving Orlando, Florida and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 10444) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2014. 3. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Bright House Networks LLC for the cable system serving Hillsborough, Florida and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 20503) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2014. 4. Notice of intent to audit the statements of account filed by Comcast of Boston, Inc. for the cable system serving Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 1240) for the accounting periods July 1–December 31, 2014 and January 1–June 30, 2016. 5. Notice of intent to audit the statements of account filed by Time Warner Cable New York City, LLC for the cable system serving the borough of Manhattan in New York, New York and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 7761) for the accounting periods July 1–December 31, 2014 and January 1–June 30, 2016. 6. Notice of intent to audit the statements of account filed by Charter Communications Entertainment 1 LLC for the cable system serving St. Louis, Missouri and the surrounding area PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9239 (Licensing Division No. 20437) for the accounting periods July 1–December 31, 2014 and July 1–December 31, 2015. 7. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by MCC Iowa, LLC for the cable system serving Des Moines, Iowa and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 7649) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2014. 8. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Cox Communications Gulf Coast LLC for the cable system serving Pensacola, Florida and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 34160) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2014. Dated: January 31, 2017. Sarang V. Damle, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office. [FR Doc. 2017–02294 Filed 2–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (17–004)] Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a forthcoming meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. DATES: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Local Time. ADDRESSES: NASA Kennedy Space Center, Headquarters Building, Room 2201, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 22 (Friday, February 3, 2017)]
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Office

[Docket No. 2017-3]


Notice of Intent To Audit

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Public notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is announcing receipt of eight 
notices of intent to audit certain statements of account filed by cable 
operators and satellite carriers pursuant to the section 111 and 119 
statutory licenses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regan A. Smith, Deputy General 
Counsel, by email at resm@loc.gov or by telephone at 202-707-8350; or 
Jason E. Sloan, Attorney-Advisor, by email at jslo@loc.gov or by 
telephone at 202-707-8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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I. Background

    Sections 111 and 119 of the Copyright Act (``Act''), Title 17 of 
the United States Code, establish compulsory licenses under which cable 
operators and satellite carriers may, by complying with the license 
terms, retransmit copyrighted over-the-air broadcast programming. Among 
other requirements, cable and satellite licensees must file statements 
of account and deposit royalty fees with the U.S. Copyright Office 
(``Office'') on a semi-annual basis.
    The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010, Public 
Law 111-175 (2010), amended the Act by directing the Register of 
Copyrights (``Register'') to issue regulations to allow copyright 
owners to audit the statements of account and royalty fees that cable 
operators and satellite carriers file with the Office. See 17 U.S.C. 
119(b)(2) (directing the Register to ``issue regulations to permit 
interested parties to verify and audit the statements of account and 
royalty fees submitted by satellite carriers under this subsection''); 
17 U.S.C. 111(d)(6) (directing the Register to ``issue regulations to 
provide for the confidential verification by copyright owners whose 
works were embodied in the secondary transmissions of primary 
transmissions pursuant to [section 111] of the information reported on 
the semiannual statements of account filed under this subsection for 
accounting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2010, in order that 
the auditor designated under subparagraph [111(d)(6)(A)] is able to 
confirm the correctness of the calculations and royalty payments 
reported therein''). Following a lengthy rulemaking proceeding, the 
Office issued such regulations, adopting the audit process now set 
forth in 37 CFR 201.16. See 79 FR 68623 (Nov. 18, 2014). Section 
201.16(c)(1) requires any copyright owner who intends to audit a 
statement of account to provide written notice to the Register no later 
than three years after the last day of the year in which the statement 
of account was filed with the Office. 37 CFR 201.16(c)(1). Such notice 
may be submitted by an individual copyright owner or a designated agent 
that represents a group or multiple groups of copyright owners. Id. The 
notice must be received in the Office on or after December 1st and no 
later than December 31st. Id.
    While the Office is supposed to publish a notice in the Federal 
Register announcing the receipt of any notices of intent to audit 
between January 1st and January 31st of the following calendar year, 
due to an internal mail-processing delay affecting the Office of the 
General Counsel's receipt of such notices, this year's publication of 
otherwise timely-received notices in the Federal Register was delayed. 
Consequently, the November 1 deadline for delivery of the final audit 
report is extended to November 4, 2017. See id. 201.16(i)(3). All other 
deadlines concerning the audit process shall remain as prescribed in 37 
CFR 201.16, meaning, for example, that notices to participate in these 
audits are due within 30 days after the publication of this notice. See 
id. 201.16(c)(3).

II. Notices

    On December 31, 2016, the Office received the below notices of 
intent to audit statements of account. The notices were submitted 
jointly by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, National 
Football League, National Basketball Association, Women's National 
Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and National Collegiate 
Athletics Association pursuant to 37 CFR 201.16(c):
    1. Notice of intent to audit the statements of account filed by 
DISH Network, LLC for the accounting periods January 1-June 30, 2013 
and July 1-December 31, 2014.
    2. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by 
Bright House Networks LLC for the cable system serving Orlando, Florida 
and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 10444) for the 
accounting period July 1-December 31, 2014.
    3. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by 
Bright House Networks LLC for the cable system serving Hillsborough, 
Florida and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 20503) for the 
accounting period July 1-December 31, 2014.
    4. Notice of intent to audit the statements of account filed by 
Comcast of Boston, Inc. for the cable system serving Boston, 
Massachusetts and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 1240) 
for the accounting periods July 1-December 31, 2014 and January 1-June 
30, 2016.
    5. Notice of intent to audit the statements of account filed by 
Time Warner Cable New York City, LLC for the cable system serving the 
borough of Manhattan in New York, New York and the surrounding area 
(Licensing Division No. 7761) for the accounting periods July 1-
December 31, 2014 and January 1-June 30, 2016.
    6. Notice of intent to audit the statements of account filed by 
Charter Communications Entertainment 1 LLC for the cable system serving 
St. Louis, Missouri and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 
20437) for the accounting periods July 1-December 31, 2014 and July 1-
December 31, 2015.
    7. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by MCC 
Iowa, LLC for the cable system serving Des Moines, Iowa and the 
surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 7649) for the accounting 
period July 1-December 31, 2014.
    8. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Cox 
Communications Gulf Coast LLC for the cable system serving Pensacola, 
Florida and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 34160) for the 
accounting period July 1-December 31, 2014.

    Dated: January 31, 2017.
Sarang V. Damle,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright 
Office.
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