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Download as PDF 18704 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Dated: March 15, 2012. Paul F. Thomas, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director of Prevention Policy. b. Remove and reserve paragraph (b)(5)(ii); and ■ c. Remove paragraph (b)(5)(iii). ■ § 187.101 What information must be collected to identify a vessel owner? [FR Doc. 2012–7127 Filed 3–27–12; 8:45 am] (a) * * * (4) Owner identifier, which must be the owner’s tax identification number, date of birth together with driver’s license number, or date of birth together with other unique number. (b) * * * (5) * * * (i) Owner identifier, which must be the owner’s tax identification number, date of birth together with driver’s license number, or date of birth together with other unique number. ■ 34. Revise § 187.103 to read as follows: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 187.103 What information must be collected to identify a vessel? A participating State must collect the following information on a vessel it has numbered or titled and make it available to VIS: (a) Manufacturer’s hull identification number, if any. (b) Official number, if any, assigned by the Coast Guard or its predecessor. (c) Number on certificate of number assigned by the issuing authority of the State. (d) Expiration date of certificate of number. (e) Number previously issued by an issuing authority. (f) Make and model of vessel. (g) Model year. (h) Overall length of vessel. (i) Vessel type: Authorized terms are ‘‘air boat’’, ‘‘auxiliary sail’’, ‘‘cabin motorboat’’, ‘‘houseboat’’, ‘‘inflatable boat’’, ‘‘open motorboat’’, ‘‘paddlecraft’’, ‘‘personal watercraft’’, ‘‘pontoon boat’’, ‘‘rowboat’’, ‘‘sail only’’, or ‘‘other’’. (j) Hull material: Authorized terms are ‘‘aluminum’’, ‘‘fiberglass’’, ‘‘plastic’’, ‘‘rubber/vinyl/canvas’’, ‘‘steel’’, ‘‘wood’’, or ‘‘other’’. (k) Propulsion type: Authorized terms are ‘‘air thrust’’, ‘‘manual’’, ‘‘propeller’’, ‘‘sail’’, ‘‘water jet’’, or ‘‘other’’. (l) Engine drive type: Authorized terms are ‘‘inboard’’, ‘‘outboard’’, ‘‘pod drive’’, ‘‘sterndrive’’, or ’’other’’. (m) Fuel: Authorized terms are ‘‘electric’’, ‘‘diesel’’, ‘‘gas’’, or ‘‘other’’. (n) Primary operation: Authorized terms are, ‘‘charter fishing’’, ‘‘commercial fishing’’, ‘‘commercial passenger carrying’’, ‘‘dealer or manufacturer demonstration’’, ‘‘other commercial operation’’, ‘‘pleasure’’, or ‘‘rent or lease’’. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:15 Mar 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 BILLING CODE 9110–04–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office 37 CFR Part 201 [Docket No. RM 2011–9] Fees Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is publishing a final rule establishing an additional fee for a particular service: Travel expenses in connection with educational activities. DATES: Effective Date: March 28, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David O. Carson, General Counsel, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024– 0400, Telephone: (202) 707–8380. Telefax: (202) 707–8366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background This final rule adjusts Copyright Office’s schedule of fees by adding a fee for travel expenses in connection with participation by Copyright Office personnel in various educational activities when participation has been requested by another organization or person and that organization or person has agreed to reimburse the Office for travel expenses. As the office administering the nation’s records of copyright ownership and as the advisor to Congress, the federal departments and agencies and the judiciary on national and international issues relating to copyright, the Copyright Office has long considered informing and educating the public on copyright issues to be a strategic goal. In furtherance of that goal, the Office has long engaged in various educational programs to inform the public on copyright issues. The Office performs these activities under its broader authority set forth in 17 U.S.C. 701(b)(4), which directs the Office to ‘‘[c]onduct studies and programs regarding copyright, other matters arising under this title, and related matters, the administration of the Copyright Office, or any function vested in the Copyright Office by law, including educational programs PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 conducted cooperatively with foreign intellectual property offices and international intergovernmental organizations.’’ Frequently, the Register of Copyrights and other Copyright Office employees are requested to travel to speak to various groups of authors, copyright owners, their representatives, users of copyrighted works, and other members of the public to provide information about the activities of the Copyright Office, including copyright registration and recordation, the statutory licenses, pending and enacted copyright legislation, Copyright Office regulations, international copyright developments, significant copyright litigation matters, etc. Because the Copyright Office has limited travel funds and because various organizations consider it highly beneficial to host presentations by Copyright Office officials, it has been the general practice of the Office to request that the sponsoring organization or person pay the travel expenses of the Copyright Office personnel. More often than not, the Office’s limited travel funds would not permit the Office to send anyone to participate in such programs unless the sponsoring organization or person is willing to pay those expenses. This regulation codifies the authority for payment of those travel expenses. It adds a new paragraph (f) to the Copyright Office fee schedule in § 201.3 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and provides that the Copyright Office shall charge a fee, consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) set forth in Chapters 300 through 304 of Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations as well as other applicable laws and regulations, to cover the travel expenses of Copyright Office personnel, in connection with Copyright Office educational activities when participation by Copyright Office personnel has been requested by another person or organization which has agreed to pay such expenses. The fee may be no greater than the amount authorized under the FTR. The Office is also making a technical amendment to paragraph (b)(2) of § 201.3, changing the reference to section 708(a)(10) of title 17 of the U.S. Code. Due to amendments to section 708, that reference has been changed to section 708(a). Because this regulatory amendment simply codifies a longstanding practice and is necessary in order to permit uninterrupted operation of the Office’s ongoing educational activities, the Register concludes that providing notice and opportunity for comment would be impracticable, unnecessary and contrary E:\FR\FM\28MRR1.SGM 28MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2012 / Rules and Regulations to the public interest. For similar reasons and in order to minimize disruptions in the Office’s educational activities, the Register finds that there is good cause to make the rule effective immediately upon publication. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 201 Discontinuance of Form CO in Registration Practices Copyright, General provisions. Copyright Office 37 CFR Parts 201 and 202 [Docket No. 2011–8] Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Final rule. Final Rule AGENCY: In consideration of the foregoing, part 201 of 37 CFR chapter II is amended as follows: SUMMARY: PART 201—GENERAL PROVISIONS 1. The authority citation for part 201 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 17 U.S.C. 702. 2 Amend § 201.3 as follows: ■ a. In paragraph (b)(2) by removing ‘‘708(a)(10)’’ and adding ‘‘708(a)’’ in its place. ■ b. By adding new paragraph (f) as follows: ■ § 201.3 Fees for registration, recordation, and related services, special services, and services performed by the Licensing Division. * * * * * (f) Fees for travel in connection with educational activities. For travel expenses in connection with Copyright Office educational activities when participation by Copyright Office personnel has been requested by another organization or person and that organization or person has agreed to pay such expenses, collection of the fee shall be subject to, and the amount of the fee shall be no greater than, the amount authorized under the Federal Travel Regulations found in Chapters 300 through 304 of Title 41. Dated: March 12, 2012. Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights. Dated: March 19, 2012. Approved by: James H. Billington, The Librarian of Congress. [FR Doc. 2012–7427 Filed 3–27–12; 8:45 am] pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 1410–30–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:15 Mar 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 The United States Copyright Office is amending its regulations in order to discontinue use of the Form CO application as an option for applying for copyright registration, and in order to remove references to CON 1 and CON 2 continuation sheets. The removal of Form CO leaves applicants a choice of filing an application for registration electronically or by using the appropriate printed application form relating to the subject matter of the application. The amendment also removes the references to CON 1 and CON 2 continuation sheets, which were never developed or made available to the public; the regulations instead now refer only to the continuation sheets currently available for applicants filing paper applications and makes other housekeeping amendments relating to applications for copyright registration. DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Sandros, Deputy General Counsel, Copyright Office, GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 707–8380. Telefax: (202) 707–8366. All prior Federal Register notices and comments in this docket are available at http:// www.copyright.gov/docs/formco/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In 2007, the Copyright Office began an extensive business process reengineering initiative that had an impact on a variety of registrationrelated activities. See 72 FR 36883 (July 6, 2007). As part of this initiative, the Office promulgated interim regulations regarding how the public submits and the Office processes copyright applications. In these interim regulations, the Office announced four ways to file an application for registration. At the time, the Office used the term ‘‘Form CO’’ generically in its regulations to cover all four approaches to registration. With the implementation of the new electronic registration practices, however, Form CO was used to describe a specific form that is filled PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 18705 out on a computer and that uses barcodes to capture the information entered by the person filling out the form. After completing the form, the applicant prints it out and submits the paper form to the Copyright Office. This newer incarnation of Form CO, first made available in 2008, was intended to simplify the application process and replace the traditional paper Forms TX, VA, PA, SR, and SE. See 72 FR at 36885; 37 CFR 202.3(b)(2)(ii). However, following the implementation of reengineering, it eventually became clear (for reasons discussed below) that Form CO did not live up to its expectations because many users of the form made entries on the form that were not captured in the barcodes and therefore were not carried over into the Office’s registration records and because of problems with printing the forms. The regulations promulgated in 2007 also referred to two additional continuation sheets, CON 1 and CON 2, which the Office intended to be used in connection with Form CO and which would have allowed applicants to provide additional information that would not fit within the barcodes to be generated by Form CO. See 72 FR at 36886. However, the Office never developed these new continuation sheets and continued to accept the traditional Form CON for the provision of additional information. See http:// www.copyright.gov/forms/formcon.pdf. On September 30, 2011, the Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments in regard to Form CO, CON 1, and CON 2. 76 FR 60774. The Office proposed eliminating Form CO as an application option and removing references to CON 1 and CON 2. Form CO, the Office pointed out, is not widely used, but it does present a disproportionate number of problems for the Office. As is explained in greater detail in the notice of proposed rulemaking, when applicants find they need to amend information on Form CO after preparing and printing the form but before submitting it, they frequently make changes by writing directly on the form rather than redoing or revising the form correctly online. As a result, additional time and resources are required for the Office to manually input the amended information into the system, or it may be missed in the ingestion process altogether. Either way, the added time required to detect and correct these problems defeats all the efficiencies promised by this technology. Nor is human error the only concern. The notice of proposed rulemaking also noted that the use of barcodes presents other unique problems associated with E:\FR\FM\28MRR1.SGM 28MRR1

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 201

[Docket No. RM 2011-9]


Fees

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is publishing 
a final rule establishing an additional fee for a particular service: 
Travel expenses in connection with educational activities.

DATES: Effective Date: March 28, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David O. Carson, General Counsel, P.O. 
Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024-0400, Telephone: (202) 707-8380. 
Telefax: (202) 707-8366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    This final rule adjusts Copyright Office's schedule of fees by 
adding a fee for travel expenses in connection with participation by 
Copyright Office personnel in various educational activities when 
participation has been requested by another organization or person and 
that organization or person has agreed to reimburse the Office for 
travel expenses. As the office administering the nation's records of 
copyright ownership and as the advisor to Congress, the federal 
departments and agencies and the judiciary on national and 
international issues relating to copyright, the Copyright Office has 
long considered informing and educating the public on copyright issues 
to be a strategic goal. In furtherance of that goal, the Office has 
long engaged in various educational programs to inform the public on 
copyright issues. The Office performs these activities under its 
broader authority set forth in 17 U.S.C. 701(b)(4), which directs the 
Office to ``[c]onduct studies and programs regarding copyright, other 
matters arising under this title, and related matters, the 
administration of the Copyright Office, or any function vested in the 
Copyright Office by law, including educational programs conducted 
cooperatively with foreign intellectual property offices and 
international intergovernmental organizations.''
    Frequently, the Register of Copyrights and other Copyright Office 
employees are requested to travel to speak to various groups of 
authors, copyright owners, their representatives, users of copyrighted 
works, and other members of the public to provide information about the 
activities of the Copyright Office, including copyright registration 
and recordation, the statutory licenses, pending and enacted copyright 
legislation, Copyright Office regulations, international copyright 
developments, significant copyright litigation matters, etc. Because 
the Copyright Office has limited travel funds and because various 
organizations consider it highly beneficial to host presentations by 
Copyright Office officials, it has been the general practice of the 
Office to request that the sponsoring organization or person pay the 
travel expenses of the Copyright Office personnel. More often than not, 
the Office's limited travel funds would not permit the Office to send 
anyone to participate in such programs unless the sponsoring 
organization or person is willing to pay those expenses.
    This regulation codifies the authority for payment of those travel 
expenses. It adds a new paragraph (f) to the Copyright Office fee 
schedule in Sec.  201.3 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and 
provides that the Copyright Office shall charge a fee, consistent with 
the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) set forth in Chapters 300 through 
304 of Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations as well as other 
applicable laws and regulations, to cover the travel expenses of 
Copyright Office personnel, in connection with Copyright Office 
educational activities when participation by Copyright Office personnel 
has been requested by another person or organization which has agreed 
to pay such expenses. The fee may be no greater than the amount 
authorized under the FTR.
    The Office is also making a technical amendment to paragraph (b)(2) 
of Sec.  201.3, changing the reference to section 708(a)(10) of title 
17 of the U.S. Code. Due to amendments to section 708, that reference 
has been changed to section 708(a).
    Because this regulatory amendment simply codifies a longstanding 
practice and is necessary in order to permit uninterrupted operation of 
the Office's ongoing educational activities, the Register concludes 
that providing notice and opportunity for comment would be 
impracticable, unnecessary and contrary

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to the public interest. For similar reasons and in order to minimize 
disruptions in the Office's educational activities, the Register finds 
that there is good cause to make the rule effective immediately upon 
publication.

List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 201

    Copyright, General provisions.

Final Rule

    In consideration of the foregoing, part 201 of 37 CFR chapter II is 
amended 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.


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2 Amend Sec.  201.3 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (b)(2) by removing ``708(a)(10)'' and adding ``708(a)'' 
in its place.
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b. By adding new paragraph (f) as follows:


Sec.  201.3  Fees for registration, recordation, and related services, 
special services, and services performed by the Licensing Division.

* * * * *
    (f) Fees for travel in connection with educational activities. For 
travel expenses in connection with Copyright Office educational 
activities when participation by Copyright Office personnel has been 
requested by another organization or person and that organization or 
person has agreed to pay such expenses, collection of the fee shall be 
subject to, and the amount of the fee shall be no greater than, the 
amount authorized under the Federal Travel Regulations found in 
Chapters 300 through 304 of Title 41.

    Dated: March 12, 2012.
Maria A. Pallante,
Register of Copyrights.

    Dated: March 19, 2012.

    Approved by:
James H. Billington,
The Librarian of Congress.
[FR Doc. 2012-7427 Filed 3-27-12; 8:45 am]
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