Verification of Statements of Account Submitted by Cable Operators and Satellite Carriers, 60333-60334 [2012-24321]

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ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of reply comment period. AGENCY: The Copyright Office is again extending the deadline for filing reply comments in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the verification of Statements of Account and royalty payments that are deposited with the Office by cable operators and satellite carriers. DATES: Reply comments on the proposed rule published at 77 FR 35643, June 14, 2012, must be received in the Office of the General Counsel of the Copyright Office no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 24, 2012. ADDRESSES: The Copyright Office strongly prefers that comments be submitted electronically. A comment submission page is posted on the Copyright Office Web site at http:// www.copyright.gov/docs/soaaudit/. The Web site interface requires submitters to complete a form specifying name and other required information, and to upload comments as an attachment. To meet accessibility standards, all comments must be uploaded in a single file in either the Adobe Portable Document File (PDF) format that contains searchable, accessible text (not an image); Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; Rich Text Format (RTF); or ASCII text file format (not a scanned document). The maximum file size is 6 megabytes (MB). The name of the submitter and organization should appear on both the form and the face of the comments. All comments will be posted publicly on the Copyright Office Web site exactly as they are received, along with names and organizations if provided. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible, please contact the Copyright Office at (202) 707–8380 for special instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Sandros, Deputy General Counsel, or Erik Bertin, Attorney Advisor, Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 707–8380. Telefax: (202) 707–8366. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 On June 14, 2012, the Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments concerning a new regulation that will allow copyright owners to audit the Statements of Account and royalty fees that cable operators and satellite carriers deposit with the Copyright Office under Sections 111 and 119 of the Copyright Act. The Office received comments on the proposed regulation from groups representing copyright owners, cable operators, and satellite carriers, which have been posted on the Copyright Office Web site at http://www.copyright. gov/docs/soaaudit/comments/index. html. The notice of proposed rulemaking stated that reply comments would be due on September 12, 2012. See 77 FR 35643, June 14, 2012. On August 24, 2012, the Office received a joint motion to extend the reply comment period (posted on the Office Web site at: http://www. copyright.gov/docs/soaaudit/soa_audit. html), which was filed by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (‘‘NCTA’’),1 the Joint Sports Claimants, and the Program Suppliers.2 The moving parties asked the Office to extend the deadline for reply comments until October 3, 2012 in order to determine whether they agree on any aspects of the proposed regulation, which in turn, may narrow the issues that need to be resolved in this rulemaking. The Office granted the moving parties’ request, stating that reply comments would be due by October 3, 2012, as requested. See 77 FR 55783 (Sept. 11, 2012). On September 26, 2012 the NCTA, the Joint Sports Claimants, and the Program Suppliers filed a second motion to extend the reply comment period for another three weeks (posted on the Office Web site at: http://www. copyright.gov/docs/soaaudit/soa_audit. html). Specifically, the moving parties asked the Office to extend the deadline for reply comments until October 24, 2012. In support of their latest motion, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUMMARY: 60333 1 The NCTA is a trade association that represents cable operators. Many of the NCTA’s members file Statements of Account with and pay royalties to the Copyright Office under the statutory license set forth in Section 111 of the Copyright Act, which allows them to retransmit television and radio programs that are embodied in local distant broadcast transmissions. 2 Both the Joint Sports Claimants and the Program Suppliers represent copyright owners who are the beneficiaries of the royalties that are paid under the Section 111 and 119 statutory licenses. Generally speaking, the Joint Sports Claimants represent copyright owners that produce professional and college sports programming, while the Program Suppliers represent copyright owners that produce and/or syndicate movies, programs, and specials that are broadcast by television stations. E:\FR\FM\03OCP1.SGM 03OCP1 60334 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 3, 2012 / Proposed Rules the moving parties stated that they have discussed the proposed regulation, but given the complexity of the issues involved, they need more time to complete their discussions and to prepare a joint set of reply comments (assuming they are able to reach an agreement). The moving parties stated that a three week extension would facilitate these discussions without causing harm to any interested person. In their initial motion, the NCTA, the Joint Sports Claimants, and the Program Suppliers asked the Office to extend the deadline for reply comments until October 3rd, indicating that this would give them a sufficient amount of time to discuss the proposed regulation and to reach an agreement ‘‘regarding procedures to be presented to the Office as part of the reply comments.’’ Having granted that request, the Office is reluctant to extend the deadline further. But in the interest of giving the NCTA, the Joint Sports Claimants, the Program Suppliers, and any other interested parties an opportunity to wrap-up their discussions, and if possible, to prepare a joint recommendation on the proposed regulation, the Office has decided to grant the stakeholders’ request and extend the deadline for filing reply comments by another three weeks, making reply comments due by October 24, 2012. Further extensions will not be granted. Dated: September 27, 2012. Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights. [FR Doc. 2012–24321 Filed 10–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 111 New Marking Standards for Parcels Containing Hazardous Materials Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Postal Service is proposing to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 601.10 to adopt new mandatory marking standards for parcels containing mailable hazardous material that will align with the revised requirements provided by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This proposed rule also provides terminology and categorization changes needed to respond to the pending elimination of the ‘‘Other Regulated Material’’ (ORM– D) category and the partial elimination erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:54 Oct 02, 2012 Jkt 229001 of the ‘‘Consumer Commodity’’ category by the DOT. DATES: Submit comments on or before October 23, 2012. ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver written comments to the manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Room 4446, Washington, DC 20260–5015. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments at USPS® Headquarters Library, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., 11th Floor North, Washington, DC, by appointment only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 202–268–2906 in advance for an appointment. Email comments, containing the name and address of the commenter, may be sent to MailingStandards@usps.gov, with a subject line of ‘‘Hazardous Materials.’’ Faxed comments are not accepted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Gunther at 202–268–7208. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Postal Service proposes to revise DMM 601.10, and to make corresponding revisions to Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail, chapters 2, 3 and 7, and Appendices A and C, to adopt new marking standards for parcels containing mailable hazardous materials. These marking standards were recently added to the DMM for optional use by mailers, as an alternative to the current DMM marking standards for parcels containing mailable hazardous materials. If this proposal is adopted, the Postal Service will require use of these markings on parcels intended for air and surface transportation. However, the new markings standards will be deferred for parcels intended for surface transportation, to coincide with the delayed implementation date for ground transportation proscribed by the DOT. The new standards, including proposed implementation dates, are summarized below. Mailers should note that any other marking or documentation requirements not specifically referenced in this proposed rule, including the preparation of a properly completed shipper’s declaration, will not be modified or eliminated by any of the revisions described herein. Background On January 19, 2011, the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published final rule HM–215K (76 FR 3308–3389), which harmonized the requirements of the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with international transport requirements. In its Federal PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Register final rule, PHMSA signaled its intent to, among other things, eliminate the ‘‘Other Regulated Material’’ (ORM– D) classification for all forms of transportation. This change will become effective on January 1, 2013 for shipments intended for air transportation, and on January 1, 2015 for shipments intended for surface transportation. In addition to the elimination of the ORM–D category, PHMSA also eliminated the ‘‘consumer commodity’’ category for products in hazard classes 4, 5, and 8, as well as a portion of hazard class 9, for all shipments intended for air transportation. This change will become effective on January 1, 2013. After this date, the mailability of materials previously falling within the ‘‘consumer commodity’’ category must be evaluated based on its eligibility under the limited quantity category in the HMR. PHMSA expects that the alignment of the existing limited quantity provisions in the HMR with international standards and regulations will enhance safety by facilitating a single uniform system of transporting limited quantity materials. Because of the inherent risk unique to air transportation, PHMSA believes that full harmonization with the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions (ICAO TI) is necessary with regard to the materials authorized and the guidelines for limited quantities (including consumer commodities) intended for transport by air. The ICAO TI also include specific provisions for air transport of dangerous goods in the mail, which are much more restrictive than the general standards. No dangerous goods are allowed in international mail, with the exception of certain infectious substances, certain patient specimens and certain radioactive materials as noted in section 135 of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®); and these materials may only be sent by authorized mailers for authorized purposes. Proposed Air Transport Standards for January 1, 2013 The Postal Service plans to align its hazardous materials mailing requirements with those of the DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) by proposing the mandatory use of the marking standards described in this proposed rule on all parcels intended for air transportation. These rules were incorporated into the DMM for optional use on August 6, 2012. If this proposal is adopted these optional markings will E:\FR\FM\03OCP1.SGM 03OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 3, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 60333-60334]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24321]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 201

[Docket No. 2012-5]


Verification of Statements of Account Submitted by Cable 
Operators and Satellite Carriers

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of reply comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Office is again extending the deadline for 
filing reply comments in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
concerning the verification of Statements of Account and royalty 
payments that are deposited with the Office by cable operators and 
satellite carriers.

DATES: Reply comments on the proposed rule published at 77 FR 35643, 
June 14, 2012, must be received in the Office of the General Counsel of 
the Copyright Office no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 
on October 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The Copyright Office strongly prefers that comments be 
submitted electronically. A comment submission page is posted on the 
Copyright Office Web site at http://www.copyright.gov/docs/soaaudit/. 
The Web site interface requires submitters to complete a form 
specifying name and other required information, and to upload comments 
as an attachment. To meet accessibility standards, all comments must be 
uploaded in a single file in either the Adobe Portable Document File 
(PDF) format that contains searchable, accessible text (not an image); 
Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; Rich Text Format (RTF); or ASCII text file 
format (not a scanned document). The maximum file size is 6 megabytes 
(MB). The name of the submitter and organization should appear on both 
the form and the face of the comments. All comments will be posted 
publicly on the Copyright Office Web site exactly as they are received, 
along with names and organizations if provided. If electronic 
submission of comments is not feasible, please contact the Copyright 
Office at (202) 707-8380 for special instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Sandros, Deputy General Counsel, 
or Erik Bertin, Attorney Advisor, Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, 
Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 707-8380. Telefax: (202) 707-
8366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 14, 2012, the Copyright Office 
published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments 
concerning a new regulation that will allow copyright owners to audit 
the Statements of Account and royalty fees that cable operators and 
satellite carriers deposit with the Copyright Office under Sections 111 
and 119 of the Copyright Act. The Office received comments on the 
proposed regulation from groups representing copyright owners, cable 
operators, and satellite carriers, which have been posted on the 
Copyright Office Web site at http://www.copyright.gov/docs/soaaudit/comments/index.html. The notice of proposed rulemaking stated that 
reply comments would be due on September 12, 2012. See 77 FR 35643, 
June 14, 2012.
    On August 24, 2012, the Office received a joint motion to extend 
the reply comment period (posted on the Office Web site at: http://www.copyright.gov/docs/soaaudit/soa_audit.html), which was filed by 
the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (``NCTA''),\1\ the 
Joint Sports Claimants, and the Program Suppliers.\2\ The moving 
parties asked the Office to extend the deadline for reply comments 
until October 3, 2012 in order to determine whether they agree on any 
aspects of the proposed regulation, which in turn, may narrow the 
issues that need to be resolved in this rulemaking. The Office granted 
the moving parties' request, stating that reply comments would be due 
by October 3, 2012, as requested. See 77 FR 55783 (Sept. 11, 2012).
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    \1\ The NCTA is a trade association that represents cable 
operators. Many of the NCTA's members file Statements of Account 
with and pay royalties to the Copyright Office under the statutory 
license set forth in Section 111 of the Copyright Act, which allows 
them to retransmit television and radio programs that are embodied 
in local distant broadcast transmissions.
    \2\ Both the Joint Sports Claimants and the Program Suppliers 
represent copyright owners who are the beneficiaries of the 
royalties that are paid under the Section 111 and 119 statutory 
licenses. Generally speaking, the Joint Sports Claimants represent 
copyright owners that produce professional and college sports 
programming, while the Program Suppliers represent copyright owners 
that produce and/or syndicate movies, programs, and specials that 
are broadcast by television stations.
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    On September 26, 2012 the NCTA, the Joint Sports Claimants, and the 
Program Suppliers filed a second motion to extend the reply comment 
period for another three weeks (posted on the Office Web site at: 
http://www.copyright.gov/docs/soaaudit/soa_audit.html). Specifically, 
the moving parties asked the Office to extend the deadline for reply 
comments until October 24, 2012. In support of their latest motion,

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the moving parties stated that they have discussed the proposed 
regulation, but given the complexity of the issues involved, they need 
more time to complete their discussions and to prepare a joint set of 
reply comments (assuming they are able to reach an agreement). The 
moving parties stated that a three week extension would facilitate 
these discussions without causing harm to any interested person.
    In their initial motion, the NCTA, the Joint Sports Claimants, and 
the Program Suppliers asked the Office to extend the deadline for reply 
comments until October 3rd, indicating that this would give them a 
sufficient amount of time to discuss the proposed regulation and to 
reach an agreement ``regarding procedures to be presented to the Office 
as part of the reply comments.'' Having granted that request, the 
Office is reluctant to extend the deadline further. But in the interest 
of giving the NCTA, the Joint Sports Claimants, the Program Suppliers, 
and any other interested parties an opportunity to wrap-up their 
discussions, and if possible, to prepare a joint recommendation on the 
proposed regulation, the Office has decided to grant the stakeholders' 
request and extend the deadline for filing reply comments by another 
three weeks, making reply comments due by October 24, 2012. Further 
extensions will not be granted.

    Dated: September 27, 2012.
Maria A. Pallante,
Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2012-24321 Filed 10-2-12; 8:45 am]
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