Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates, 35403-35404 [2015-15137]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 118 / Friday, June 19, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSPP allows OSHA to enter into an extended, voluntary, cooperative relationship with groups of employers, employees, and representatives (sometimes including other stakeholders, and sometimes involving only one employer) to encourage, assist and recognize their efforts to eliminate serious hazards and to achieve a high level of worker safety and health that goes beyond what historically has been achieved from traditional enforcement methods. Each OSHA Strategic Partnership (OSP) determines what information will be needed, determining the best collection method, and clarifying how the information will be used. At a minimum, each OSP must identify baseline injury and illness data corresponding to all summary line items on the OSHA 300 logs, and must track changes at either the worksite level or participant-aggregate level. An OSP may also include other measures of success, such as training activity, selfinspections, and/or workers’ compensation data. In this regard, the information collection requirements for the OSPP are used by the Agency to gauge the effectiveness of its programs, identify needed improvements, and ensure that its resources are being used for good and effective purposes. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for example, by using automated or other VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jun 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 technological information collection and transmission techniques. III. Proposed Actions OSHA is proposing to adjust the information collection burden hour requirements contained in the Agency’s Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health (5 CFR 1320.5). The Agency is requesting to decrease its current burden hour total from 108,702 to 67,697 hours for a total decrease of 41,005 hours. The decrease is a result of a decrease in the number of employers and participants. The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice and will include this summary in the request to OMB. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP) for Worker Safety and Health. OMB Control Number: 1218–0244. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 93. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Average Time per Response: Eleven (11) hours to develop the partnership requirements, craft agreement language, and conduct an internal review process. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 67,697. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $7,790. IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0861) for this ICR. You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or a facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them to your comments. Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35403 security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, (TTY (877) 889– 5627). Comments and submissions are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information, such as their social security number and date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download from this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available from the Web site and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912). Signed at Washington, DC, on June 15, 2015. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2015–15011 Filed 6–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 15–CRB–0010–CA] Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice announcing commencement of proceeding with request for petitions to participate. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce the commencement of a proceeding to adjust the rates for the cable statutory license described in section 111 of the Copyright Act. The Judges also announce the date by which SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 118 (Friday, June 19, 2015)]
[Notices]
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

[Docket No. 15-CRB-0010-CA]


Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice announcing commencement of proceeding with request for 
petitions to participate.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce the 
commencement of a proceeding to adjust the rates for the cable 
statutory license described in section 111 of the Copyright Act. The 
Judges also announce the date by which

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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 announcing the commencement of a proceeding and 
calling for Petitions to Participate. See 17 U.S.C. 803(b)(1).
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    \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).
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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]
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