Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection, 35404-35405 [2015-15047]

Download as PDF 35404 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 118 / Friday, June 19, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES a party who wishes to participate in the proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and pay the $150 filing fee. DATES: Petitions to Participate and the filing fee are due no later than July 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: This notice and request is also posted on the agency’s Web site (www.loc.gov/crb) and on Regulations.gov (www.regulations.gov). Parties who plan to participate should see How to Submit Petitions to Participate in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for physical addresses and further instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys, CRB Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658, or by email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 111 of the Copyright Act grants a statutory copyright license to cable television systems for the retransmission of over-the-air television and radio broadcast stations to their subscribers. 17 U.S.C. 111(c). In exchange for the license, cable operators submit royalty payments and statements of account detailing their retransmissions semiannually to the Copyright Office. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(1). The Copyright Office deposits the royalties into the United States Treasury for later distribution to copyright owners of the broadcast programming that the cable systems retransmit. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(2). A cable system calculates its royalty payments in accordance with the statutory formula described in 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(1). Royalty rates are based upon a cable system’s gross receipts from subscribers who receive retransmitted broadcast signals. For rate calculation purposes, cable systems are divided into three tiers based on their gross receipts (small, medium, and large). 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(1)(B) through (F). Both the applicable rates and the tiers are subject to adjustment. 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(2). Every five years persons with a significant interest in the royalty rates may file petitions to initiate a proceeding to adjust the rates. 17 U.S.C. 804(a) and (b). No person with a significant interest has filed a petition to initiate a proceeding in 2015.1 The Judges must, therefore, publish notice in the Federal Register 1 The cable rates were last adjusted in 2005. Although the Judges commenced a rate proceeding relating to the 2010 rate adjustment, the Judges terminated it when passage of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010, Public Law 111–175, rendered the proceeding unnecessary. Order Granting Request to Terminate Proceeding, Docket No. 2010–1 CRB Cable Rate (July 13, 2010). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jun 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 announcing the commencement of a proceeding and calling for Petitions to Participate. See 17 U.S.C. 803(b)(1). Petitions to Participate Parties filing Petitions to Participate must comply with the requirements of section 351.1(b) of the Copyright Royalty Board’s regulations. 37 CFR 351.1(b). How to Submit Petitions to Participate Any party wishing to participate in the proceeding to determine cable royalty rates for 2015 through 2019 shall submit to the Copyright Royalty Board the filing fee (US $150), an original Petition to Participate, five paper copies, and an electronic copy on a CD or other portable memory device in Portable Document Format (PDF) that contains searchable, accessible text (not a scanned image of text). Participants should conform filed electronic documents to the Judges’ Guidelines for Electronic Documents posted online at www.loc.gov/crb/docs/Guidelinesfor_ Electronic_Documents.pdf. Participants shall deliver Petitions to Participate to only one of the following addresses. U.S. mail: Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024– 0977; or Overnight service (only USPS Express Mail is acceptable): Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024–0977; or Commercial courier: Address package to: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM–403, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559– 6000. Deliver to: Congressional Courier Acceptance Site, 2nd Street NE., and D Street NE., Washington, DC; or Hand delivery: Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM– 401, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559–6000. Dated: June 16, 2015. Jesse M. Feder, Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2015–15137 Filed 6–18–15; 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (MSPB) announces that it is planning to submit a request for a three-year extension of an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting this ICR to OMB for review and approval, MSPB is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before August 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to William D. Spencer, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1615 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20419; by fax: (202) 653–7130; or by email: mspb@mspb.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Dr. DeeAnn Batten at (202) 254–4495 or deeann.batten@ mspb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the 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. Executive Order 12862, ‘‘Setting Customer Service Standards,’’ mandates that agencies identify their customers and survey them to determine the kind and quality of services they want and their level of satisfaction with existing services. In this regard, we are soliciting comments on the public reporting burden. The reporting burden for the collection of information on this request is estimated to vary from 5 minutes to 45 minutes, with an average of 30 minutes, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. In the estimated annual reporting burden listed below, the reason that the annual number of respondents differs from the number of total annual responses is that our experience shows that only about 50% of those invited to participate in our voluntary customer surveys avail themselves of that opportunity. In addition, MSPB invites comments on (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of MSPB’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of MSPB’s estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 35405 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 118 / Friday, June 19, 2015 / Notices (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN 5 CFR Parts Annual number of respondents Frequency per response Total annual responses Hours per response (average) Total hours 1200–1216 ............................................. 3,000 1 1,500 0.50 750 William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board. b. Estimated number of applicants who interview: 4500. c. Frequency of response: One time. d. Completion time: 60 minutes. e. Annual burden hours: 4500 hours. General Description of Collection: Peace Corps will use this information in order to learn whether an applicant possesses the necessary characteristics and skills to serve as a Volunteer. If Peace Corps were unable to gather responses to the interview questions and record the information requested on this form, the agency would run the risk of sending poorly qualified or unqualified representatives into foreign countries. The communities where Peace Corps assigns Volunteers often observe closely the actions and behaviors of Volunteers, who are representatives of the United States. Request for Comment: Peace Corps invites comments on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether the information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. [FR Doc. 2015–15047 Filed 6–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7400–01–P PEACE CORPS Information Collection Request Submission for OMB Review Peace Corps. 60-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Peace Corps will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Submit comments on or before August 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Denora Miller, FOIA/ Privacy Act Officer. Denora Miller can be contacted by telephone at 202–692– 1236 or email at pcfr@peacecorps.gov. Email comments must be made in text and not in attachments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denora Miller at Peace Corps address above. SUMMARY: Peace Corps’ Office of Volunteer Recruitment and Selection will use the information as an integral part of the selection process to learn whether an applicant possesses the necessary characteristics and skills to serve as a Volunteer. OMB Control Number: 0420–XXXX. Title: Interview Rating Tool— Questions. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals. Respondents’ Obligation To Reply: Voluntary. Burden To The Public: a. Number of Applicants: 22,000. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jun 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 This notice issued in Washington, DC on June 16, 2015. Denora Miller, FOIA Officer, Management. [FR Doc. 2015–15213 Filed 6–17–15; 12:45 pm] BILLING CODE 6051–01–P The Hispanic Council on Federal Employment (Council) meeting will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the location shown below from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Council is an advisory committee composed of representatives from Hispanic organizations and senior government officials. Along with its other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management on matters involving the recruitment, hiring, and advancement of Hispanics in the Federal workforce. The Council is cochaired by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management and the Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA). The meeting is open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to present material to the Council at any of the meetings. The manner and time prescribed for presentations may be limited, depending upon the number of parties that express interest in presenting information. Location: U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E St. NW., Executive Conference Room, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20415. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veronica E. Villalobos, Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E St. NW., Suite 5H35, Washington, DC 20415. Phone (202) 606–0020 FAX (202) 606–2183 or email at veronica.villalobos@opm.gov. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Katherine L. Archuleta, Director. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT [FR Doc. 2015–15153 Filed 6–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–B2–P Hispanic Council on Federal Employment U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: July 23, 2015 council meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 118 (Friday, June 19, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35404-35405]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-15047]


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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) announces that it is planning to 
submit a request for a three-year extension of an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
Before submitting this ICR to OMB for review and approval, MSPB is 
soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information 
collection as described below.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before August 18, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to 
William D. Spencer, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1615 M Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20419; by fax: (202) 653-7130; or by email: 
mspb@mspb.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Dr. DeeAnn Batten at (202) 254-4495 or 
deeann.batten@mspb.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the 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. Executive Order 12862, 
``Setting Customer Service Standards,'' mandates that agencies identify 
their customers and survey them to determine the kind and quality of 
services they want and their level of satisfaction with existing 
services.
    In this regard, we are soliciting comments on the public reporting 
burden. The reporting burden for the collection of information on this 
request is estimated to vary from 5 minutes to 45 minutes, with an 
average of 30 minutes, including time for reviewing instructions, 
searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data 
needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. In 
the estimated annual reporting burden listed below, the reason that the 
annual number of respondents differs from the number of total annual 
responses is that our experience shows that only about 50% of those 
invited to participate in our voluntary customer surveys avail 
themselves of that opportunity.
    In addition, MSPB invites comments on (1) whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
MSPB's functions, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of MSPB's estimate of burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;

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(3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

                                                            Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
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                                                       Annual number of      Frequency per       Total annual     Hours per response
                     5 CFR Parts                          respondents          response            responses           (average)          Total hours
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1200-1216...........................................              3,000                   1               1,500                0.50                 750
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William D. Spencer,
Clerk of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2015-15047 Filed 6-18-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7400-01-P