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SUMMARY: This notice announces the commencement by the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of a program for adjudication of certain property claims of United States nationals against the Government of Cuba. The Commission will begin its adjudication of the claims which are the subject of this notice as soon as practicable following the date hereof. The deadline for filing of these claims will be February 13, 2006. The deadline for completion of this claims adjudication program will be August 11, 2006. DATES: Antitrust Division VerDate jul<14>2003 General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing additions or changes to its standards development activities. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, 13 new standards have been initiated and 13 existing standards are being revised. 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PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Commencement of Claims Adjudication Program, and of Program Completion Date Pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Secretary of State and the Commission under subsection 4(a)(1)(C) of Title I of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 (Pub. L. 455, 81st Cong., approved March 10, 1950, as amended by Public Law 105–277, approved October 21, 1998 (22 U.S.C. 1623(a)(1)(C)), the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission hereby gives notice of the commencement of a program for adjudication of a category of claims of United States nationals against the Government of Cuba. These claims, which have been referred to the Commission by the Secretary of State by letter dated July 15, 2005, are defined as property claims that: a. Would have been eligible under the Cuban Claims Program (22 U.S.C. 1643 et seq.) but for the fact that they did not arise by the time of the filing deadline of May 1, 1967, provided that they were not otherwise adjudicated by the Commission prior to the completion of the Cuban Claims Program; b. arise on or before the date of publication of this Federal Register notice; c. are not claims for disability or death; and d. are filed with the Commission within six months of the date of this Federal Register notice, i.e., on or before February 13, 2006. In conformity with the terms of the referral by the Secretary of State, the Commission will determine the claims in accordance with the provisions of the Cuban Claims Program to the extent that such provisions are not inconsistent with 22 U.S.C. 1623, and where such inconsistency exists, in accordance with the provisions of 22 U.S.C. 1623. Also in conformity with the terms of the referral, the claims will be determined by the Commission within twelve months of the date of this Federal Register notice, i.e., on or before August 11, 2006. The Commission will then certify to the Secretary of State those claims that it finds to be valid. The Commission will administer this claims adjudication program in accordance with its regulations, which are published in Chapter V of Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR part 500 et seq.). In particular, attention is directed to subsection 509.6(d) of these regulations, which provides that the claimant shall bear the burden of proof on all elements of his or her claim. Copies of the regulations will be available from the Commission upon request, and are also available E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 154 / Thursday, August 11, 2005 / Notices electronically at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html. The collection of information associated with this claims program is exempt from the requirements of 44 U.S.C. 3507 under the exception set forth in 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(5). Mauricio J. Tamargo, Chairman. [FR Doc. 05–15910 Filed 8–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–01–U LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office [Docket Nos. 2003–3 CARP DD 2002 and 2004–4 CARP DD 2003] Distribution of 2002 and 2003 Digital Audio Recording Royalty Funds Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of termination of proceedings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is announcing the termination of two proceedings under the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel system to distribute royalty fees paid by importers and manufacturers of digital audio recording devices and media who distributed these products in the United States during the period beginning January 1, 2002, and ending on December 31, 2003. 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In the absence of an agreement, the Librarian of Congress convened a CARP, an ad–hoc panel of arbitrators, to determine the distribution of royalty payments. 17 U.S.C. 1007(c). On November 30, 2004, the President signed into law the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004 (the ‘‘CRDRA’’), Public Law 108–419, 118 Stat. 2341. This Act, which became effective on May 31, 2005, phases out the CARP system and replaces it with three permanent Copyright Royalty Judges (‘‘CRJs’’). Additionally, CRDRA allows for the termination of ‘‘any [CARP] proceeding commenced by the date of the enactment of this Act...and any proceeding so terminated shall become null and void. In such cases, the Copyright Royalty Judges may initiate a new proceeding in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to section 803(b)(6) of title 17, United States Code.’’ Section 6(b)(1) of the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004, Public Law 108–419. The Copyright Office is announcing the termination of two DART distribution proceedings under this provision. Prior to the enactment of this Act, the Copyright Office made a number of distributions of the 2002 and 2003 DART royalty funds under the CARP system. In the 2002 DART distribution proceeding, the Copyright Office ordered a distribution of the 2002 royalties in the Sound Recordings Fund on October 1, 2003, based on settlement agreements among the claimants to the Copyright Owners and Featured Recording Artists subfunds. A second distribution to an Independent Administrator followed on November 19, 2003, of 4% of the 2002 Sound Recordings Fund, the amount allocated by law to the Nonfeatured Musicians PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46891 and Nonfeatured Vocalists royalty subfunds. Similar distributions were made in the 2003 DART distribution proceeding. On May 27, 2005, the Office made two distributions of royalties in the 2003 Sound Recordings Fund based upon settlement agreements among the interested copyright parties, one for the royalties allocated to the Featured Recording Artists subfund and the other for the funds allocated to the Copyright Owners subfund. The final distribution of the 2003 Sound Recordings Fund royalty fees was an administrative distribution of the funds in the Nonfeatured Musicians and Nonfeatured Vocalists royalty subfunds made on June 28, 2004. However, no action has been taken to distribute the 2002 and 2003 Musical Works Funds nor will the Copyright Office initiate any further proceedings to consider the distribution of these Funds. Rather, the Library elects to terminate these proceedings immediately pursuant to Section 6(b)(1) of the CRDRA. As a result, subsequent proceedings regarding the distribution of the 2002 and 2003 Musical Works Funds shall be initiated under the new CRJ system. The Office is also providing notice that all proceedings regarding the distribution of the 2004 DART royalty funds came under the jurisdiction of the Copyright Royalty Board on May 31, 2005, the effective date of the CRDRA. Prior to this date, the Office took no action to commence a proceeding to consider the distribution of these funds. It merely accepted the claims filed and made an administrative distribution of the Nonfeatured Musicians and Nonfeatured Vocalists subfunds, actions which do not constitute commencement of a proceeding. Consequently, in accordance with Section 6(b)(1) of the CRDRA, the Library of Congress did not acquire jurisdiction over this proceeding. Dated: August 5, 2005 Tanya M. Sandros, Associate General Counsel. [FR Doc. 05–15924 Filed 8–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–33–S NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (05–128)] NASA Aeronautics Research Advisory Committee, Vehicle Systems Program Subcommittee; Meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 154 (Thursday, August 11, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46890-46891]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15910]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission


Adjudication of Claims of U.S. Nationals Against the Government 
of Cuba

AGENCY: Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the commencement by the Foreign Claims 
Settlement Commission of a program for adjudication of certain property 
claims of United States nationals against the Government of Cuba.

DATES: The Commission will begin its adjudication of the claims which 
are the subject of this notice as soon as practicable following the 
date hereof. The deadline for filing of these claims will be February 
13, 2006. The deadline for completion of this claims adjudication 
program will be August 11, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David E. Bradley, Chief Counsel, 
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, 600 E 
Street, NW., Room 6002, Washington, DC 20579, Tel. (202) 616-6975, FAX 
(202) 616-6993.

Notice of Commencement of Claims Adjudication Program, and of Program 
Completion Date

    Pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Secretary of State and 
the Commission under subsection 4(a)(1)(C) of Title I of the 
International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 (Pub. L. 455, 81st Cong., 
approved March 10, 1950, as amended by Public Law 105-277, approved 
October 21, 1998 (22 U.S.C. 1623(a)(1)(C)), the Foreign Claims 
Settlement Commission hereby gives notice of the commencement of a 
program for adjudication of a category of claims of United States 
nationals against the Government of Cuba. These claims, which have been 
referred to the Commission by the Secretary of State by letter dated 
July 15, 2005, are defined as property claims that:
    a. Would have been eligible under the Cuban Claims Program (22 
U.S.C. 1643 et seq.) but for the fact that they did not arise by the 
time of the filing deadline of May 1, 1967, provided that they were not 
otherwise adjudicated by the Commission prior to the completion of the 
Cuban Claims Program;
    b. arise on or before the date of publication of this Federal 
Register notice;
    c. are not claims for disability or death; and
    d. are filed with the Commission within six months of the date of 
this Federal Register notice, i.e., on or before February 13, 2006.
    In conformity with the terms of the referral by the Secretary of 
State, the Commission will determine the claims in accordance with the 
provisions of the Cuban Claims Program to the extent that such 
provisions are not inconsistent with 22 U.S.C. 1623, and where such 
inconsistency exists, in accordance with the provisions of 22 U.S.C. 
1623. Also in conformity with the terms of the referral, the claims 
will be determined by the Commission within twelve months of the date 
of this Federal Register notice, i.e., on or before August 11, 2006. 
The Commission will then certify to the Secretary of State those claims 
that it finds to be valid.
    The Commission will administer this claims adjudication program in 
accordance with its regulations, which are published in Chapter V of 
Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR part 500 et seq.). In 
particular, attention is directed to subsection 509.6(d) of these 
regulations, which provides that the claimant shall bear the burden of 
proof on all elements of his or her claim. Copies of the regulations 
will be available from the Commission upon request, and are also 
available

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electronically at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html.
    The collection of information associated with this claims program 
is exempt from the requirements of 44 U.S.C. 3507 under the exception 
set forth in 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(5).

Mauricio J. Tamargo,
Chairman.
[FR Doc. 05-15910 Filed 8-10-05; 8:45 am]
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