Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection, 46527-46528 [2012-18939]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 150 / Friday, August 3, 2012 / Notices LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 2012–4 CRB CD 2010] Distribution of the 2010 Cable Royalty Funds Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice requesting comments. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges are soliciting comments on a motion of Phase I claimants for partial distribution in connection with the 2010 cable royalty funds. The Judges are also requesting comments as to the existence of Phase I and Phase II controversies with respect to the distribution of 2010 cable royalty funds. DATES: Comments are due on or before September 4, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent electronically to crb@loc.gov. In the alternative, send an original, five copies, and an electronic copy on a CD either by mail or hand delivery. Please do not use multiple means of transmission. Comments may not be delivered by an overnight delivery service other than the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail. If by mail (including overnight delivery), comments must be addressed to: Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024–0977. If hand delivered by a private party, comments must be brought to the Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM–401, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559–6000. If delivered by a commercial courier, comments must be delivered to the Congressional Courier Acceptance Site located at 2nd and D Street NE., Washington, DC. The envelope must be addressed to: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM–403, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559– 6000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lakeshia Keys, Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each year cable systems must submit royalty payments to the Register of Copyrights as required by the statutory license set forth in section 111 of the Copyright Act for the retransmission to cable subscribers of over-the-air television and radio broadcast signals. See 17 U.S.C. 111(d). These royalties are then distributed to copyright owners whose works were included in a qualifying transmission and who timely filed a TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Aug 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 claim for royalties. Allocation of the royalties collected occurs in one of two ways. In the first instance, these funds will be distributed through a negotiated settlement among the parties. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(A). If the claimants do not reach an agreement with respect to the royalties, the Copyright Royalty Judges (‘‘Judges’’) must conduct a proceeding to determine the distribution of any royalties that remain in controversy. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(B). On June 20, 2012, representatives of the Phase I claimant categories (the ‘‘Phase I Parties’’) 1 filed with the Judges a motion requesting a partial distribution of 50% of the 2010 cable royalty funds pursuant to Section 801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act. 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(3)(C). Under that section of the Copyright Act, before ruling on a partial distribution motion the Judges must publish a notice in the Federal Register seeking responses to the motion to ascertain whether any claimant entitled to receive such royalty fees has a reasonable objection to the proposed distribution. Consequently, this Notice seeks comments from interested claimants on whether any reasonable objection exists that would preclude the distribution of 50% of the 2010 cable royalty funds to the Phase I Parties. The Judges must be advised of the existence and extent of all such objections by the end of the comment period. The Judges will not consider any objections with respect to the partial distribution motion that come to their attention after the close of that period. The Judges also seek comment on the existence and extent of any controversies to the 2010 cable royalty funds at Phase I or Phase II with respect to those funds that would remain if the partial distribution is granted. The Motion of Phase I Claimants for Partial Distribution is posted on the Copyright Royalty Board Web site at http://www.loc.gov/crb. 46527 Dated: July 30, 2012. Suzanne Barnett, Chief U.S. Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2012–18930 Filed 8–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is submitting a request for a three-year extension of an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATE: Submit written comments on or before September 4, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments concerning this ICR by one of the following methods: Mail: Attention: Desk Officer for MSPB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Email: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV. You also may submit comments to MSPB by one of the following methods: Mail: William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Suite 500, 1615 M Street NW., Washington DC 20419. Email: Please include ‘‘Voluntary Customer Surveys’’ in the subject line of the message and send it to mspb@mspb.gov. SUMMARY: Dr. Dee Ann Batten by phone at (202) 254– 4495; by email at deeann.batten@mspb.gov; or by fax at (202) 653–7211. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The MSPB intends to ask for a three-year renewal of its Generic Clearance Request for Voluntary Customer Surveys, OMB Control No. 3124–0012. On April 30, 2012, MSPB sought public comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). See 77 FR 25501. The MSPB did not receive any comments. The MSPB is FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1 The ‘‘Phase I Parties’’ are the Program Suppliers, Joint Sports Claimants, Public Television Claimants, Commercial Television Claimants (represented by National Association of Broadcasters), Music Claimants (represented by American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Broadcast Music, Inc., and SESAC, Inc.), Canadian Claimants Group, National Public Radio, and Devotional Claimants. In Phase I of a cable royalty distribution proceeding, royalties are allocated among certain categories of broadcast programming that have been retransmitted by cable systems. The categories have traditionally been movies and syndicated television series, sports programming, commercial and noncommercial broadcaster-owned programming, religious programming, music, public radio programming, and Canadian programming. In Phase II of a cable royalty distribution proceeding, royalties are allocated among claimants within each of the Phase I categories. 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We also have used customer surveys to determine the usefulness of the reports issued by the Office of Policy & Evaluation. As a result of these surveys we have established baseline performance measures for both our appeals process and merit systems review responsibilities. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.50 hours per respondent. Respondents/Affected Entities: Participants are selected via simple or stratified random sampling to facilitate a representative sample of Federal employees. Estimated Number of Respondents Survey: 3,000. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 750 hours. William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board. [FR Doc. 2012–18939 Filed 8–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7400–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. Notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation of 1978, Public Law 95–541. AGENCY: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nadene G. Kennedy, Permit Office, Office of Polar Programs, Rm. 755, SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Aug 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 19, 2012, the National Science Foundation published a notice in the Federal Register of a permit application received. The permit was issued on July 30, 2012 to: Kristin O’Brien, Permit No. 2013–009. Nadene G. Kennedy, Permit Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–18922 Filed 8–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Dated: July 31, 2012. Rochelle C. Bavol, Policy Coordinator, Office of the Secretary. [NRC–2012–0002] [FR Doc. 2012–19100 Filed 8–1–12; 11:15 am] Sunshine Act Meeting BILLING CODE 7590–01–P AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATES: Week of August 6, 2012. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED: Week of August 6, 2012 8:55 a.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative) a. Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Project, L.L.C. (Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 3), et al., Petition to Suspend Final Decisions on Reactor License Applications Pending Completion of Remanded Waste Confidence Proceeding (June 18, 2012) (Tentative). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—www.nrc.gov. * * * * * * The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. To verify the status of meetings, call (recording)—(301) 415–1292. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 150 (Friday, August 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46527-46528]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18939]


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MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the U.S. 
Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is submitting a request for a 
three-year extension of an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR 
describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated 
burden and cost.

DATE:  Submit written comments on or before September 4, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments concerning this ICR by one of the 
following methods:
    Mail: Attention: Desk Officer for MSPB, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.
    Email: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV. You also may submit comments 
to MSPB by one of the following methods:
    Mail: William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board, U.S. Merit Systems 
Protection Board, Suite 500, 1615 M Street NW., Washington DC 20419.
    Email: Please include ``Voluntary Customer Surveys'' in the subject 
line of the message and send it to mspb@mspb.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Dee Ann Batten by phone at (202) 
254-4495; by email at deeann.batten@mspb.gov; or by fax at (202) 653-
7211.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal 
agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. The MSPB intends to ask for a 
three-year renewal of its Generic Clearance Request for Voluntary 
Customer Surveys, OMB Control No. 3124-0012. On April 30, 2012, MSPB 
sought public comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). See 77 
FR 25501. The MSPB did not receive any comments. The MSPB is

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submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the 
procedure prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12.
    Executive Order 12862, ``Setting Customer Service Standards,'' 
mandates agencies to identify their customers and survey them to 
determine the kind and quality of services they want and their level of 
satisfaction with existing services. The MSPB's customers and 
stakeholders include persons who file appeals with MSPB for agency 
actions taken against them (appellants), their representatives, and 
representatives of the agency which took the action.
    These surveys will be used to evaluate how well we are serving our 
customers in terms of their perceptions of timeliness, fairness, 
accessibility, and sensitivity to their situation in deciding their 
appeals. We also have used customer surveys to determine the usefulness 
of the reports issued by the Office of Policy & Evaluation. As a result 
of these surveys we have established baseline performance measures for 
both our appeals process and merit systems review responsibilities.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.50 
hours per respondent.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Participants are selected via simple 
or stratified random sampling to facilitate a representative sample of 
Federal employees.
    Estimated Number of Respondents Survey: 3,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 750 hours.

William D. Spencer,
Clerk of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2012-18939 Filed 8-2-12; 8:45 am]
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