Designation of Agent To Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement, 21696-21697 [2017-09395]

Download as PDF 21696 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.931 and 5 U.S.C. 552 (a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notice of this enforcement via Broadcast Notice to Mariners and listing this event in the Local Notice to Mariners. If the Captain of the Port or a designated representative determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, he or she may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. The Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated on-scene representative may be contacted via Channel 16, VHF–FM. Dated: May 4, 2017. A.B. Cocanour, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. [FR Doc. 2017–09444 Filed 5–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0308] Security Zone; Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 May 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: May 4, 2017. D.F. Berliner, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River. [FR Doc. 2017–09408 Filed 5–9–17; 8:45 am] The Coast Guard will enforce the security zone for the Portland Rose Festival on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, from 8 a.m. on June 7, 2017 through noon on June 12, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure the security of vessels participating in the 2017 Portland Rose Festival on the Willamette River during the event. Our regulation for the Security Zone Portland Rose Festival on the Willamette River identifies the regulated area. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the security zone without permission from the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1312 will be enforced from 8 a.m. on June 7, 2017, through noon on June 12, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email LCDR Laura Springer, Waterways Management Division, MSU Portland, Oregon, Coast SUMMARY: Guard; telephone 503–240–9319, email MSUPDXWWM@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the security zone for the Portland Rose Festival detailed in 33 CFR 165.1312 from 8 a.m. on June 7, 2017, through noon on June 12, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure the security of vessels participating in the 2017 Portland Rose Festival on the Willamette River during the event. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.1312 and subpart D of part 165, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the security zone, consisting of all waters of the Willamette River, from surface to bottom, encompassed by the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges, without permission from the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port. Persons or vessels wishing to enter the security zone may request permission to do so from the on-scene Captain of the Port representative via VHF Channel 16 or 13. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority 33 CFR 165.1312 and 5 U.S.C. 552 (a). In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard plans to provide notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS U.S. Copyright Office 37 CFR Parts 201 and 202 [Docket No. 2017–6] Designation of Agent To Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule makes nonsubstantive technical amendments to the U.S. Copyright Office’s regulations governing the submission of designated agent and service provider information to the Office pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (‘‘DMCA’’). DATES: Effective May 10, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarang V. Damle, General Counsel and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at sdam@loc.gov, or Jason E. Sloan, Attorney-Advisor, by email at jslo@loc.gov. Each can be contacted by telephone by calling (202) 707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective December 1, 2016, the Copyright Office adopted new regulations governing the submission of designated agent and service provider information to the Office pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (‘‘DMCA’’) in connection with the implementation of a new electronic registration system launched the same day.1 Under that rule, a person creating a user account for the electronic registration system is required to provide contact information for two people—a primary contact and secondary contact. Once the user account is set up, the user can then submit service provider and designated agent contact information. The contact information for the user account is collected by the Copyright Office solely for ‘‘administrative purposes,’’ 2 e.g., for Office correspondence, and is not made public; it is distinct from the information that must be provided for each service provider and designated agent. As a result of user feedback about the new system, the Office has reconsidered the need for some of the contact information required to be provided under the current rule as part of the user account creation process. Specifically, the Office has been informed that in some cases smaller service providers have either been confused by some of the requirements or have had difficulty following them. For example, a service provider who is an individual blogger, acting as his or her own primary point of contact for communications with the Office, may not have a positional/title or organization, or may have difficulty finding someone to act as a secondary point of contact. Upon further reflection, the Office believes that some of the currently required information, while helpful, is not essential to facilitating efficient communication with the Office, and on balance need not be collected. Consequently, the Office has determined that in connection with the user account creation process, it will no longer be mandatory to provide the position or title, organization, or physical mail address for the individual named as the primary point of contact for communications with the Office. The Office will also stop requiring users to provide a secondary point of contact for communications with the Office. 1 81 FR 75695 (Nov. 1, 2016). 37 CFR 201.38(c)(1). 2 See E:\FR\FM\10MYR1.SGM 10MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations The Office is removing the position/title and address fields for the primary and secondary account contacts from the system; the Office has determined that such information is not necessary for Office communications. The organization field and fields relating to the secondary contact will remain, but will be made optional, as certain service providers might find it useful to include this information. Nonetheless, the Office still strongly encourages all service providers to provide a secondary contact as a backup to best ensure that important communications from the Office—especially renewal reminders— reach the appropriate person. Because the current regulation only requires this information for administrative purposes, this final rule is a non-substantive, procedural change not ‘‘alter[ing] the rights or interests of parties,’’ and thus is not subject to the notice and comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act.3 Furthermore, the Office finds good cause that permitting notice and comment would be ‘‘contrary to the public interest’’ in this instance.4 Because this final rule will make it even easier and faster for service providers to register an account with the new system, and should reduce any confusion or burden on smaller service providers, it is in the public’s best interest that it take effect without delay. For these same reasons, the Office is making this final rule effective on May 10, 2017, when updates to the electronic system will be made to implement it.5 List of Subjects in 37 CFR Parts 201 and 202 Copyright. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES Final Regulations For the reasons set forth above, the Copyright Office amends 37 CFR part 201 as follows: 13:27 May 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 1. The authority citation for part 201 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 17 U.S.C. 702. § 201.1 2. Amend § 201.1 by removing paragraph (c)(3) and redesignating paragraphs (c)(4) through (8) as paragraphs (c)(3) through (7), respectively. 3. Amend § 201.2 in paragraph (b)(5) by removing ‘‘201.1(c)(5)’’ and adding in its place ‘‘201.1(c)’’. 3. Amend § 201.38 as follows: ■ a. In paragraph (b)(1)(ii), remove ‘‘an email address and/or physical mail address’’ and add in its place ‘‘an email address’’; and ■ b. Revise paragraph (c)(1)(i). The revision reads as follows: ■ § 201.38 Designation of agent to receive notification of claimed infringement. * * * * * (c) * * * (1) * * * (i) The first name, last name, telephone number, and email address of a representative of the service provider who will serve as the primary point of contact for communications with the Office. * * * * * PART 202—PREREGISTRATION AND REGISTRATION OF CLAIMS TO COPYRIGHT 4. The authority citation for part 202 continues to read as follows: Authority 17 U.S.C. 408(f), 702 [Amended] 4. Amend § 202.5 in paragraph (d) by removing ‘‘201.1(c)(4)’’ and adding in its place ‘‘201.1(c)’’. ■ Dated: April 19, 2017. Karyn Temple Claggett, Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office. Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress. [FR Doc. 2017–09395 Filed 5–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 In Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 1 to 49, revised as of July 1, 2016, on page 517, in § 35.6280, paragraph (a)(2) is revised to read as follows: ■ § 35.6280 [Amended] ■ § 202.5 40 CFR Part 35 CFR Correction [Amended] ■ § 201.2 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY State and Local Assistance ■ 3 See Nat’l Mining Ass’n v. McCarthy, 758 F.3d 243, 250 (D.C. Cir. 2014) (‘‘The critical feature of a procedural rule is that it covers agency actions that do not themselves alter the rights or interests of parties, although it may alter the manner in which the parties present themselves or their viewpoints to the agency.’’) (internal quotation marks omitted); 5 U.S.C. 553(b) (notice and comment not required for ‘‘interpretative rules, general statements of policy, or rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice’’). 4 See 5 U.S.C. 553(b) (notice and comment not required ‘‘when the agency for good cause finds . . . that notice and public procedure thereon are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest’’). 5 See id. § 553(d) (‘‘The required publication or service of a substantive rule shall be made not less than 30 days before its effective date, except—(1) a substantive rule which grants or recognizes an exemption or relieves a restriction; (2) interpretative rules and statements of policy; or (3) as otherwise provided by the agency for good cause found and published with the rule.’’). VerDate Sep<11>2014 PART 201—GENERAL PROVISIONS 21697 Sfmt 4700 Payments. (a) * * * (2) Interest. The interest a recipient earns on an advance of EPA funds is subject to the requirements of 2 CFR 200.305. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2017–09486 Filed 5–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–D ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2016–0308; FRL–9961–86– Region 3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Requirements for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision includes regulatory amendments that allow gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) located in Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg, and Richmond that are currently required to install and operate vapor recovery equipment on gasoline dispensers (otherwise referred to as Stage II vapor recovery, or simply as Stage II) to decommission that equipment by January 2017. In prior rulemaking actions, EPA already approved Virginia’s demonstrations that decommissioning Stage II is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA guidance. The intended effect of this action is to approve Virginia’s revised petroleum transfer and storage regulation to allow for decommissioning of Stage II equipment. DATES: This final rule is effective on June 9, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MYR1.SGM 10MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 10, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

U.S. Copyright Office

37 CFR Parts 201 and 202

[Docket No. 2017-6]


Designation of Agent To Receive Notification of Claimed 
Infringement

AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule makes non-substantive technical amendments to 
the U.S. Copyright Office's regulations governing the submission of 
designated agent and service provider information to the Office 
pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (``DMCA'').

DATES: Effective May 10, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarang V. Damle, General Counsel and 
Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at sdam@loc.gov, or Jason E. 
Sloan, Attorney-Advisor, by email at jslo@loc.gov. Each can be 
contacted by telephone by calling (202) 707-8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective December 1, 2016, the Copyright 
Office adopted new regulations governing the submission of designated 
agent and service provider information to the Office pursuant to the 
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (``DMCA'') in connection with the 
implementation of a new electronic registration system launched the 
same day.\1\ Under that rule, a person creating a user account for the 
electronic registration system is required to provide contact 
information for two people--a primary contact and secondary contact. 
Once the user account is set up, the user can then submit service 
provider and designated agent contact information. The contact 
information for the user account is collected by the Copyright Office 
solely for ``administrative purposes,'' \2\ e.g., for Office 
correspondence, and is not made public; it is distinct from the 
information that must be provided for each service provider and 
designated agent.
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    \1\ 81 FR 75695 (Nov. 1, 2016).
    \2\ See 37 CFR 201.38(c)(1).
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    As a result of user feedback about the new system, the Office has 
reconsidered the need for some of the contact information required to 
be provided under the current rule as part of the user account creation 
process. Specifically, the Office has been informed that in some cases 
smaller service providers have either been confused by some of the 
requirements or have had difficulty following them. For example, a 
service provider who is an individual blogger, acting as his or her own 
primary point of contact for communications with the Office, may not 
have a positional/title or organization, or may have difficulty finding 
someone to act as a secondary point of contact.
    Upon further reflection, the Office believes that some of the 
currently required information, while helpful, is not essential to 
facilitating efficient communication with the Office, and on balance 
need not be collected. Consequently, the Office has determined that in 
connection with the user account creation process, it will no longer be 
mandatory to provide the position or title, organization, or physical 
mail address for the individual named as the primary point of contact 
for communications with the Office. The Office will also stop requiring 
users to provide a secondary point of contact for communications with 
the Office.

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The Office is removing the position/title and address fields for the 
primary and secondary account contacts from the system; the Office has 
determined that such information is not necessary for Office 
communications. The organization field and fields relating to the 
secondary contact will remain, but will be made optional, as certain 
service providers might find it useful to include this information. 
Nonetheless, the Office still strongly encourages all service providers 
to provide a secondary contact as a backup to best ensure that 
important communications from the Office--especially renewal 
reminders--reach the appropriate person.
    Because the current regulation only requires this information for 
administrative purposes, this final rule is a non-substantive, 
procedural change not ``alter[ing] the rights or interests of 
parties,'' and thus is not subject to the notice and comment 
requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act.\3\ Furthermore, the 
Office finds good cause that permitting notice and comment would be 
``contrary to the public interest'' in this instance.\4\ Because this 
final rule will make it even easier and faster for service providers to 
register an account with the new system, and should reduce any 
confusion or burden on smaller service providers, it is in the public's 
best interest that it take effect without delay. For these same 
reasons, the Office is making this final rule effective on May 10, 
2017, when updates to the electronic system will be made to implement 
it.\5\
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    \3\ See Nat'l Mining Ass'n v. McCarthy, 758 F.3d 243, 250 (D.C. 
Cir. 2014) (``The critical feature of a procedural rule is that it 
covers agency actions that do not themselves alter the rights or 
interests of parties, although it may alter the manner in which the 
parties present themselves or their viewpoints to the agency.'') 
(internal quotation marks omitted); 5 U.S.C. 553(b) (notice and 
comment not required for ``interpretative rules, general statements 
of policy, or rules of agency organization, procedure, or 
practice'').
    \4\ See 5 U.S.C. 553(b) (notice and comment not required ``when 
the agency for good cause finds . . . that notice and public 
procedure thereon are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the 
public interest'').
    \5\ See id. Sec.  553(d) (``The required publication or service 
of a substantive rule shall be made not less than 30 days before its 
effective date, except--(1) a substantive rule which grants or 
recognizes an exemption or relieves a restriction; (2) 
interpretative rules and statements of policy; or (3) as otherwise 
provided by the agency for good cause found and published with the 
rule.'').
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List of Subjects in 37 CFR Parts 201 and 202

    Copyright.

Final Regulations

    For the reasons set forth above, the Copyright Office amends 37 CFR 
part 201 as follows:

PART 201--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 201 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  17 U.S.C. 702.


Sec.  201.1   [Amended]

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2. Amend Sec.  201.1 by removing paragraph (c)(3) and redesignating 
paragraphs (c)(4) through (8) as paragraphs (c)(3) through (7), 
respectively.


Sec.  201.2   [Amended]

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3. Amend Sec.  201.2 in paragraph (b)(5) by removing ``201.1(c)(5)'' 
and adding in its place ``201.1(c)''.

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3. Amend Sec.  201.38 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (b)(1)(ii), remove ``an email address and/or physical 
mail address'' and add in its place ``an email address''; and
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b. Revise paragraph (c)(1)(i).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  201.38  Designation of agent to receive notification of claimed 
infringement.

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    (c) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (i) The first name, last name, telephone number, and email address 
of a representative of the service provider who will serve as the 
primary point of contact for communications with the Office.
* * * * *

PART 202--PREREGISTRATION AND REGISTRATION OF CLAIMS TO COPYRIGHT

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4. The authority citation for part 202 continues to read as follows:

    Authority 17 U.S.C. 408(f), 702


Sec.  202.5   [Amended]

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4. Amend Sec.  202.5 in paragraph (d) by removing ``201.1(c)(4)'' and 
adding in its place ``201.1(c)''.

    Dated: April 19, 2017.
Karyn Temple Claggett,
Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright 
Office.
Carla D. Hayden,
Librarian of Congress.
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