Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates, 22417-22418 [2015-09284]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 77 / Wednesday, April 22, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (2) A group application submitted by a consortium of eligible entities that meets the requirements of 34 CFR 75.127 through 75.129 or submitted by a partnership if the consortium or partnership— (i) Includes an Indian tribe, Indian organization, or Indian institution of higher education; and (ii) Is not eligible to receive the preference in paragraph (b)(1) of this section. (c) The Secretary may give priority to an application that meets any of the priorities listed in this paragraph. When inviting applications for a competition under the Demonstration Grants program, the Secretary designates the type of each priority as absolute, competitive preference, or invitational through a notice inviting applications published in the Federal Register. The effect of each type of priority is described in 34 CFR 75.105. (1) Native youth community projects. (2) Projects in which the applicant or one of its partners has received a grant in the last four years under a federal program selected by the Secretary and announced in a notice inviting applications published in the Federal Register. (3) Projects in which the applicant has Department approval to consolidate funding through a plan that complies with section 7116 of the ESEA or other authority designated by the Secretary. (4) Projects that focus on a specific activity authorized in section 7121(c) of the ESEA as designated by the Secretary in the notice inviting applications. (5) Projects that include either— (i) An LEA that is eligible under the Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program or the Rural and LowIncome School (RLIS) program authorized under title VI, part B of the ESEA; or (ii) A BIE-funded school that is located in an area designated with locale code of either 42 or 43 as designated by the U.S. Census Bureau. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7426, 7441, and 7473) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 263.22 What are the application requirements for these grants? (a) Each application must contain— (1) A description of how Indian tribes and parents of Indian children have been, and will be, involved in developing and implementing the proposed activities; (2) Assurances that the applicant will participate, at the request of the Secretary, in any national evaluation of this program; (3) Information demonstrating that the proposed project is based on scientific research, where applicable, or an VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Apr 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 existing program that has been modified to be culturally appropriate for Indian students; (4) A description of how the applicant will continue the proposed activities once the grant period is over; and (5) Other assurances and information as the Secretary may reasonably require. (b) The Secretary may require an applicant to satisfy any of the requirements in this paragraph. When inviting applications for a competition under the Demonstration Grants program, the Secretary establishes the application requirements through a notice inviting applications published in the Federal Register. If specified in the notice inviting applications, an applicant must submit— (1) Evidence, which could be either a needs assessment conducted within the last three years or other data analysis, of— (i) The greatest barriers, both in and out of school, to the readiness of local Indian students for college and careers; (ii) Opportunities in the local community to support Indian students; and (iii) Existing local policies, programs, practices, service providers, and funding sources. (2) A copy of an agreement signed by the partners in the proposed project, identifying the responsibilities of each partner in the project. The agreement can be either— (i) A consortium agreement that meets the requirements of 34 CFR 75.128, if each of the entities are eligible entities under this program; or (ii) Another form of partnership agreement, such as a memorandum of understanding or a memorandum of agreement, if not all the partners are eligible entities under this program. (3) A plan, which includes measurable objectives, to evaluate reaching the project goal or goals. § 263.23 What is the Federal requirement for Indian hiring preference that applies to these grants? (a) Awards that are primarily for the benefit of Indians are subject to the provisions of section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Pub. L. 93–638). That section requires that, to the greatest extent feasible, a grantee— (1) Give to Indians preferences and opportunities for training and employment in connection with the administration of the grant; and (2) Give to Indian organizations and to Indian-owned economic enterprises, as defined in section 3 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. 1452(e)), preference in the award of PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 22417 contracts in connection with the administration of the grant. (b) For purposes of this section, an Indian is a member of any federally recognized Indian tribe. (Authority: 25 U.S.C. 450b, 450e(b)). [FR Doc. 2015–09396 Filed 4–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board 37 CFR Part 386 [Docket No. 15–CRB–0009 SA (2015)] Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 1.7% in the royalty rates satellite carriers pay for a compulsory license under the Copyright Act. The COLA is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index from October 2013 to October 2014. DATES: Effective Date: April 22, 2015. Applicability Dates: These rates are applicable to the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys, CRB Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or by email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The satellite carrier compulsory license establishes a statutory copyright licensing scheme for the retransmission of distant television programming by satellite carriers. 17 U.S.C. 119. Congress created the license in 1988 and has reauthorized the license for additional five-year periods, most recently with the passage of the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014, Public Law 113–200. On August 31, 2010, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) adopted rates for the section 119 compulsory license for the 2010–2014 term. See 75 FR 53198. The rates were proposed by Copyright Owners and Satellite Carriers 1 and were unopposed. Id. Section 119(c)(2) of the Copyright Act provides that, effective January 1 of each year, the Judges shall adjust the royalty SUMMARY: 1 Program Suppliers and Joint Sports Claimants comprised the Copyright Owners while DIRECTV, Inc., DISH Network, LLC, and National Programming Service, LLC, comprised the Satellite Carriers. E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1 22418 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 77 / Wednesday, April 22, 2015 / Rules and Regulations fee payable under Section 119(b)(1)(B) ‘‘to reflect any changes occurring in the cost of living as determined by the most recent Consumer Price Index (for all consumers and for all items) [CPI–U] published by the Secretary of Labor before December 1 of the preceding year.’’ Section 119 also requires that ‘‘[n]otification of the adjusted fees shall be published in the Federal Register at least 25 days before January 1.’’ 17 U.S.C. 119(c)(2). Today’s notice fulfills this notice obligation.2 The change in the cost of living as determined by the CPI–U during the period from the most recent index published before December 1, 2013, to the most recent index published before December 1, 2014, is 1.7%.3 Application of the 1.7% COLA to the current rate for the secondary transmission of broadcast stations by satellite carriers for private home viewing—27 cents per subscriber per month — results in a rate of 27 cents per subscriber per month (rounded to the nearest cent). See 37 CFR 386.2(b)(1). Application of the 1.7% COLA to the current rate for viewing in commercial establishments—55 cents per subscriber per month—results in an adjusted rate of 56 cents per subscriber per month (rounded to the nearest cent). See 37 CFR 386.2(b)(2). (b) * * * (1) * * * (vi) 2015: 27 cents per subscriber per month (for each month of 2015).1 (2) * * * (vi) 2015: 56 cents per subscriber per month (for each month of 2015).2 Dated: April 16, 2015. Suzanne M. Barnett, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2015–09284 Filed 4–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 90 Control of Emissions From Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines at or Below 19 Kilowatts CFR Correction In Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 87 to 95, revised as of July 1, 2014, on page 199, in § 90.116, after paragraph (a) and before the first paragraph (1), add paragraph (b) introductory text to read as follows: ‘‘(b) Engines will be divided into classes by the following:’’. ■ [FR Doc. 2015–09241 Filed 4–21–15; 8:45 am] List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 386 BILLING CODE 1505–01–D Copyright, Satellite, Television. Final Regulations In consideration of the foregoing, the Judges amend part 386 of title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: Saflufenacil; Pesticide Tolerances Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: 1. The authority citation for part 386 continues to read as follows: ■ 2. Section 386.2 is amended by adding paragraphs (b)(1)(vi) and (b)(2)(vi) to read as follows: ■ § 386.2 Royalty fee for secondary transmission by satellite carriers. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * 2 Given passage of the act extending the Section 119 license in December 2014, publication of the rate adjustment 25 days prior to January 1, 2015, would have been impracticable, if not impossible. On March 30, 2015, the Judges published notice of the commencement of a proceeding to set rates under section 119 of the Copyright Act, but subsequently withdrew the notice after determining that the reauthorization of STELA obviated the need for a rate proceeding. 3 On November 20, 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the CPI–U increased 1.7% over the last 12 months. 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Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before June 22, 2015, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also SUMMARY: Authority: 17 U.S.C. 119(c), 801(b)(1). * 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0339; FRL–9923–57] PART 386—ADJUSTMENT OF ROYALTY FEES FOR SECONDARY TRANSMISSIONS BY SATELLITE CARRIERS * ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 1 This is the 2014 rate adjusted for the amount of inflation as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers All Items from October 2013 to October 2014. 2 This is the 2014 rate adjusted for the amount of inflation as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers All Items from October 2013 to October 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0339, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Lewis, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). B. How can I get electronic access to other related information? You may access a frequently updated electronic version of EPA’s tolerance regulations at 40 CFR part 180 through the Government Publishing Office’s eCFR site at http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/ text-idx?&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/ Title40/40tab_02.tpl. C. How can I file an objection or hearing request? Under FFDCA section 408(g), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an objection to any aspect of this regulation E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 77 (Wednesday, April 22, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 22417-22418]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-09284]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

37 CFR Part 386

[Docket No. 15-CRB-0009 SA (2015)]


Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License 
Royalty Rates

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living 
adjustment (COLA) of 1.7% in the royalty rates satellite carriers pay 
for a compulsory license under the Copyright Act. The COLA is based on 
the change in the Consumer Price Index from October 2013 to October 
2014.

DATES: Effective Date: April 22, 2015.
    Applicability Dates: These rates are applicable to the period 
January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys, CRB Program Specialist, 
by telephone at (202) 707-7658 or by email at crb@loc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The satellite carrier compulsory license 
establishes a statutory copyright licensing scheme for the 
retransmission of distant television programming by satellite carriers. 
17 U.S.C. 119. Congress created the license in 1988 and has 
reauthorized the license for additional five-year periods, most 
recently with the passage of the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014, 
Public Law 113-200.
    On August 31, 2010, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) adopted 
rates for the section 119 compulsory license for the 2010-2014 term. 
See 75 FR 53198. The rates were proposed by Copyright Owners and 
Satellite Carriers \1\ and were unopposed. Id. Section 119(c)(2) of the 
Copyright Act provides that, effective January 1 of each year, the 
Judges shall adjust the royalty

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fee payable under Section 119(b)(1)(B) ``to reflect any changes 
occurring in the cost of living as determined by the most recent 
Consumer Price Index (for all consumers and for all items) [CPI-U] 
published by the Secretary of Labor before December 1 of the preceding 
year.'' Section 119 also requires that ``[n]otification of the adjusted 
fees shall be published in the Federal Register at least 25 days before 
January 1.'' 17 U.S.C. 119(c)(2). Today's notice fulfills this notice 
obligation.\2\
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    \1\ Program Suppliers and Joint Sports Claimants comprised the 
Copyright Owners while DIRECTV, Inc., DISH Network, LLC, and 
National Programming Service, LLC, comprised the Satellite Carriers.
    \2\ Given passage of the act extending the Section 119 license 
in December 2014, publication of the rate adjustment 25 days prior 
to January 1, 2015, would have been impracticable, if not 
impossible. On March 30, 2015, the Judges published notice of the 
commencement of a proceeding to set rates under section 119 of the 
Copyright Act, but subsequently withdrew the notice after 
determining that the reauthorization of STELA obviated the need for 
a rate proceeding.
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    The change in the cost of living as determined by the CPI-U during 
the period from the most recent index published before December 1, 
2013, to the most recent index published before December 1, 2014, is 
1.7%.\3\ Application of the 1.7% COLA to the current rate for the 
secondary transmission of broadcast stations by satellite carriers for 
private home viewing--27 cents per subscriber per month -- results in a 
rate of 27 cents per subscriber per month (rounded to the nearest 
cent). See 37 CFR 386.2(b)(1). Application of the 1.7% COLA to the 
current rate for viewing in commercial establishments--55 cents per 
subscriber per month--results in an adjusted rate of 56 cents per 
subscriber per month (rounded to the nearest cent). See 37 CFR 
386.2(b)(2).
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    \3\ On November 20, 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
announced that the CPI-U increased 1.7% over the last 12 months.
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List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 386

    Copyright, Satellite, Television.

Final Regulations

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Judges amend part 386 of 
title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 386--ADJUSTMENT OF ROYALTY FEES FOR SECONDARY TRANSMISSIONS BY 
SATELLITE CARRIERS

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1. The authority citation for part 386 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  17 U.S.C. 119(c), 801(b)(1).

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2. Section 386.2 is amended by adding paragraphs (b)(1)(vi) and 
(b)(2)(vi) to read as follows:


Sec.  386.2  Royalty fee for secondary transmission by satellite 
carriers.

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    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (vi) 2015: 27 cents per subscriber per month (for each month of 
2015).\1\
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    \1\ This is the 2014 rate adjusted for the amount of inflation 
as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban 
Consumers All Items from October 2013 to October 2014.
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    (2) * * *
    (vi) 2015: 56 cents per subscriber per month (for each month of 
2015).\2\
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    \2\ This is the 2014 rate adjusted for the amount of inflation 
as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban 
Consumers All Items from October 2013 to October 2014.

    Dated: April 16, 2015.
Suzanne M. Barnett,
Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. 2015-09284 Filed 4-21-15; 8:45 am]
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