Distribution of 2013 Cable Royalty Funds, 11690-11691 [2015-04509]

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Commenters shall not use multiple means of transmission. Interested parties may not deliver comments by an overnight delivery service other than the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail. If commenters use U.S. mail (including overnight delivery), the appropriate address is: Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024– 0977. If a private party delivers comments by hand, they must be brought to the Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM– 401, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559–6000. If a party delivers comments by a commercial courier, the comments must go to the Congressional Courier Acceptance Site located at 2nd and D Streets NE., Washington, DC, in an envelope SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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). The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) oversee distribution of royalties to copyright owners whose works were included in a qualifying transmission and who timely filed a claim for royalties. Allocation of the royalties collected occurs in one of two ways. In the first instance, the Judges may authorize distribution in accordance with a negotiated settlement among all claiming parties. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(A). If all claimants do not reach agreement with respect to the royalties, the Judges must conduct a proceeding to determine the distribution of any royalties that remain in controversy. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(B). Alternatively, the Judges may, on motion of claimants and on notice to all interested parties, authorize a partial distribution of royalties, reserving on deposit sufficient funds to resolve identified disputes. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(C), 801(b)(3)(C). On January 21, 2015, representatives of the Phase I claimant categories (the ‘‘Phase I Claimants’’) 1 filed with the Judges a motion requesting a partial distribution amounting to 60% of the 2013 cable royalty funds pursuant to section 801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act. 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(3)(C). That section 1 The ‘‘Phase I Claimants’’ are Program Suppliers, Joint Sports Claimants, Public Television Claimants (represented by Public Broadcasting Service), 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 what has become known as Phase I of a cable royalty distribution proceeding, the Judges allocate royalties among certain categories of claimants whose broadcast programming has been retransmitted by cable systems. The Phase I Claimants who are the moving parties in this requested partial distribution represent the traditional claimant categories. The Judges have not and do not by this notice determine the universe of claimant categories for 2013 cable retransmission royalties. In Phase II of a cable royalty distribution proceeding, the Judges determine how the allocated royalties are to be distributed among claimants within each of the Phase I categories. E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 42 / Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / Notices requires that, before ruling on the motion, the Judges publish a notice in the Federal Register seeking responses to the motion for partial distribution to ascertain whether any claimant entitled to receive the subject royalties has a reasonable objection to the requested distribution. Accordingly, this Notice seeks comments from interested claimants on whether any reasonable objection exists that would preclude the distribution of 60% of the 2013 cable royalty funds to the Phase I Claimants. Parties making objection to the partial distribution must advise the Judges of the existence and extent of all 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 the comment period. The Judges have caused the Motion of the Phase I Claimants for Partial Distribution to be posted on the Copyright Royalty Board Web site at http://www.loc.gov/crb. Dated: February 26, 2015. Suzanne M. Barnett, Chief U.S. Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2015–04509 Filed 3–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2015–0045] Reviewing and Assessing the Financial Condition of Operating Power Reactor Licensees, Including Requests for Additional Information Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Interim staff guidance; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Interim Staff Guidance (ISG), OL/FR–ISG–2014– 01, ‘‘Reviewing and Assessing the Financial Condition of Operating Power Reactor Licensees, Including Requests for Additional Information,’’ dated February 17, 2015. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Turtil, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–2308; email: Richard.Turtil@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Discussion The purpose of this ISG is to clarify the process by which the NRC will review financial conditions of, and financial concerns about, currently operating power reactor licensees. This guidance is intended to provide consistency and transparency with regard to the NRC’s financial review process for licensees (in the absence of a license transfer or other similar licensing action). It addresses the NRC’s basis for financial Requests for Additional Information from licensees during operations, the NRC staff’s evaluation of Requests for Additional Information responses, and the closure PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11691 of such inquiries. This ISG is intended to enhance the NRC’s financial review guidance presented in Section III(1)(d)— Post-OL Non-transfer Reviews, of NUREG–1577, Revision 1, ‘‘Standard Review Plan on Power Reactor Licensee Financial Qualifications and Decommissioning Funding Assurance,’’ dated December 2001, (ADAMS Accession No. ML013330264). The guidance in this ISG will be included in the next update to NUREG–1577. II. Backfitting and Issue Finality The NRC is issuing interim guidance for the NRC staff regarding its review of operating power reactor licensees’ financial information. Issuance of the ISG does not constitute backfitting as defined in § 50.109 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) (the Backfit Rule) and is not otherwise inconsistent with the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52. The NRC’s position is based upon the following considerations. 1. The ISG positions do not constitute backfitting, inasmuch as the ISG is internal guidance to NRC staff. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 42 (Wednesday, March 4, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11690-11691]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-04509]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

[Docket No. 14-CRB-0010-CD (2013)]


Distribution of 2013 Cable Royalty Funds

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice requesting comments.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of 
Phase I claimants for partial distribution of 2013 cable royalty funds.

DATES: Comments are due on or before April 3, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit comments electronically to 
crb@loc.gov. In the alternative, interested parties may send an 
original, five copies, and an electronic copy on a CD either by mail or 
hand delivery. Commenters shall not use multiple means of transmission. 
Interested parties may not deliver comments by an overnight delivery 
service other than the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail. If commenters 
use U.S. mail (including overnight delivery), the appropriate address 
is: Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024-0977. 
If a private party delivers comments by hand, they must be brought to 
the Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM-401, 101 
Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559-6000. If a party delivers 
comments by a commercial courier, the comments must go to the 
Congressional Courier Acceptance Site located at 2nd and D Streets NE., 
Washington, DC, in an envelope 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). The Copyright Royalty 
Judges (Judges) oversee distribution of royalties to copyright owners 
whose works were included in a qualifying transmission and who timely 
filed a claim for royalties. Allocation of the royalties collected 
occurs in one of two ways. In the first instance, the Judges may 
authorize distribution in accordance with a negotiated settlement among 
all claiming parties. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(A). If all claimants do not 
reach agreement with respect to the royalties, the Judges must conduct 
a proceeding to determine the distribution of any royalties that remain 
in controversy. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(B). Alternatively, the Judges may, 
on motion of claimants and on notice to all interested parties, 
authorize a partial distribution of royalties, reserving on deposit 
sufficient funds to resolve identified disputes. 17 U.S.C. 
111(d)(4)(C), 801(b)(3)(C).
    On January 21, 2015, representatives of the Phase I claimant 
categories (the ``Phase I Claimants'') \1\ filed with the Judges a 
motion requesting a partial distribution amounting to 60% of the 2013 
cable royalty funds pursuant to section 801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright 
Act. 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(3)(C). That section

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requires that, before ruling on the motion, the Judges publish a notice 
in the Federal Register seeking responses to the motion for partial 
distribution to ascertain whether any claimant entitled to receive the 
subject royalties has a reasonable objection to the requested 
distribution. Accordingly, this Notice seeks comments from interested 
claimants on whether any reasonable objection exists that would 
preclude the distribution of 60% of the 2013 cable royalty funds to the 
Phase I Claimants. Parties making objection to the partial distribution 
must advise the Judges of the existence and extent of all 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 the comment period.
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    \1\ The ``Phase I Claimants'' are Program Suppliers, Joint 
Sports Claimants, Public Television Claimants (represented by Public 
Broadcasting Service), 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 
what has become known as Phase I of a cable royalty distribution 
proceeding, the Judges allocate royalties among certain categories 
of claimants whose broadcast programming has been retransmitted by 
cable systems. The Phase I Claimants who are the moving parties in 
this requested partial distribution represent the traditional 
claimant categories. The Judges have not and do not by this notice 
determine the universe of claimant categories for 2013 cable 
retransmission royalties. In Phase II of a cable royalty 
distribution proceeding, the Judges determine how the allocated 
royalties are to be distributed among claimants within each of the 
Phase I categories.
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    The Judges have caused the Motion of the Phase I Claimants for 
Partial Distribution to be posted on the Copyright Royalty Board Web 
site at http://www.loc.gov/crb.

    Dated: February 26, 2015.
Suzanne M. Barnett,
Chief U.S. Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. 2015-04509 Filed 3-3-15; 8:45 am]
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