Statutory Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices, 58153-58154 [2017-26631]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Proposed Rules M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule involves a safety zone lasting one hour that would prohibit entry within a onemile section of the Lower Mississippi River. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2–1 of Commandant Instruction M16475.lD. A preliminary Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. G. 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List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 U.S. Copyright Office Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows: 37 CFR Part 201 PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T08–0930 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T08–0930 Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 94 and MM 95, above Head of Passes. (b) Effective period. This rule is effective from 8 p.m. through 9 p.m. on April 22, 2018. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23, entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans (COTP) or designated representative. A designated representative is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard assigned to units under the operational control of USCG Sector New Orleans. (2) Vessels requiring entry into this safety zone must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. They may be contacted on VHF–FM Channel 16 or 67. (3) Persons and vessels permitted to enter this safety zone must transit at their slowest safe speed and comply with all lawful directions issued by the COTP or the designated representative. (d) Information broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public through Broadcast Notices to Mariners of any changes in the planned schedule. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 [FR Doc. 2017–26560 Filed 12–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS [Docket No. 2005–6] Statutory Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Request for reply comments; notice of ex-parte communication. AGENCY: On December 1, 2017, the United States Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments concerning the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, and on proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing requirements. The Copyright Office has determined that reply comments would also be appropriate for this rulemaking. In addition, the Office has determined that informal ex-parte communications with interested parties might be beneficial, such as to discuss nuances of proposed regulatory language. DATES: Initial written comments in response to the proposed rule published December 1, 2017, at 82 FR 56926, continue to be due no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 16, 2018. Written reply comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: For reasons of government efficiency, the Copyright Office is using the regulations.gov system for the submission and posting of public comments in this proceeding. All comments are therefore to be submitted electronically through regulations.gov. Specific instructions for submitting comments are available on the Copyright Office Web site at https:// copyright.gov/rulemaking/section111. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible due to lack of access to a computer and/or the internet, please contact the Office using the contact information below for special instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarang V. Damle, General Counsel and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1 58154 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Proposed Rules Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at sdam@loc.gov, Regan A. Smith, Deputy General Counsel, by email at resm@loc.gov, or Anna Chauvet, Assistant General Counsel, by email at achau@loc.gov, or any of them by telephone at 202–707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 1, 2017, the Office issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (‘‘NPRM’’) on proposed rules governing the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, and on proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing requirements.1 The NPRM addresses certain issues outlined by a 2006 notice of inquiry published by the Office,2 which received comments from multiple parties,3 as well as additional issues that have subsequently arisen. While the NPRM is primarily focused on reporting practices for the cable license, some of the rules proposed by the NPRM would also apply to remitters making use of the section 119 (satellite) or chapter 10 (‘‘DART’’) licenses.4 The Office welcomed public input on the proposed changes set forth in the NPRM, as well as other suggestions on streamlining or otherwise improving reporting practices for the section 111 license. regulatory language. Any such communication may occur before and after public comments are submitted to the Office, but before a final rule has issued. Parties wishing to participate in informal discussions with the Office should submit a written request using the contact information above. The primary means to communicate views in the course of the rulemaking will, however, continue to be through the submission of written comments. In other words, informal communication will supplement, not substitute for, the written record. Should a party meet with the Office regarding this rulemaking, the participating party will be responsible for submitting a list of attendees and written summary of any oral communication to the Office, which will be made publicly available on the Office’s Web site or regulations.gov. In sum, while the Office is establishing the option of informal meetings in this rulemaking, it will require that all such communications be on the record to ensure the greatest possible transparency. Dated: December 6, 2017. Sarang V. Damle, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights. [FR Doc. 2017–26631 Filed 12–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P A. Reply Comments The Office has determined that interested parties should be given an opportunity to address the proposed regulation and any comments submitted in response to the NPRM before the Office adopts a final rule. Accordingly, the Office concludes that reply comments would be appropriate. Interested parties must submit written reply comments in accordance with the deadline specified in the DATES section above. Reply commenters should limit their remarks to the issues or concerns presented in the initial comments. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS B. Ex-Parte Communication Typically, the Office’s communications with participants about ongoing rulemakings do not include discussions about the substance of the proceeding apart from the noticed phases of written comments. The Office has determined that informal communication with interested parties might be beneficial in this rulemaking, such as to discuss nuances of proposed 1 82 FR 56926 (Dec. 1, 2017). FR 45749 (Aug. 10, 2006). 3 The initial and reply comments have been posted on the Office’s Web site at https://copyright. gov/rulemaking/section111. 4 82 FR at 56935–36. 2 71 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 82 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2017–0472; FRL–9968–23– OAR] RIN 2060–AT53 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to References for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector To Incorporate Latest Edition of Certain Industry, Consensus-Based Standards Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to modify the use conditions required for use of three flammable refrigerants, isobutane (R–600a), propane (R–290), and R–441A, in new household refrigerators, freezers, and combination refrigerators and freezers under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. The use conditions, which address safe use of flammable refrigerants, would reflect the incorporation by reference of an SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 updated standard from Underwriters Laboratories. In the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register, we are modifying these use conditions as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before January 25, 2018. Any party requesting a public hearing must notify the contact listed below under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by December 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2017–0472, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the Web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit https:// www.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epadockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chenise Farquharson, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs (Mail Code 6205T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–7768; email address: farquharson.chenise@epa.gov. Notices and rulemakings under EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy program are available on EPA’s Stratospheric Ozone Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/snap/snap-regulations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What is EPA proposing? This action proposes to revise the use conditions for three flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants, isobutane (R– 600a), propane (R–290), and R–441A, used in new household refrigerators, freezers, and combination refrigerators E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 236 (Monday, December 11, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 58153-58154]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26631]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

U.S. Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 201

[Docket No. 2005-6]


Statutory Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices

AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Request for reply comments; notice of ex-parte communication.

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SUMMARY: On December 1, 2017, the United States Copyright Office 
published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments 
concerning the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under 
section 111 and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, 
and on proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing 
requirements. The Copyright Office has determined that reply comments 
would also be appropriate for this rulemaking. In addition, the Office 
has determined that informal ex-parte communications with interested 
parties might be beneficial, such as to discuss nuances of proposed 
regulatory language.

DATES: Initial written comments in response to the proposed rule 
published December 1, 2017, at 82 FR 56926, continue to be due no later 
than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 16, 2018. Written reply 
comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 
January 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: For reasons of government efficiency, the Copyright Office 
is using the regulations.gov system for the submission and posting of 
public comments in this proceeding. All comments are therefore to be 
submitted electronically through regulations.gov. Specific instructions 
for submitting comments are available on the Copyright Office Web site 
at https://copyright.gov/rulemaking/section111. If electronic 
submission of comments is not feasible due to lack of access to a 
computer and/or the internet, please contact the Office using the 
contact information below for special instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarang V. Damle, General Counsel and

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Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at [email protected], Regan A. 
Smith, Deputy General Counsel, by email at [email protected], or Anna 
Chauvet, Assistant General Counsel, by email at [email protected], or any 
of them by telephone at 202-707-8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 1, 2017, the Office issued a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPRM'') on proposed rules governing 
the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 
and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, and on 
proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing requirements.\1\ 
The NPRM addresses certain issues outlined by a 2006 notice of inquiry 
published by the Office,\2\ which received comments from multiple 
parties,\3\ as well as additional issues that have subsequently arisen. 
While the NPRM is primarily focused on reporting practices for the 
cable license, some of the rules proposed by the NPRM would also apply 
to remitters making use of the section 119 (satellite) or chapter 10 
(``DART'') licenses.\4\ The Office welcomed public input on the 
proposed changes set forth in the NPRM, as well as other suggestions on 
streamlining or otherwise improving reporting practices for the section 
111 license.
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    \1\ 82 FR 56926 (Dec. 1, 2017).
    \2\ 71 FR 45749 (Aug. 10, 2006).
    \3\ The initial and reply comments have been posted on the 
Office's Web site at https://copyright.gov/rulemaking/section111.
    \4\ 82 FR at 56935-36.
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A. Reply Comments

    The Office has determined that interested parties should be given 
an opportunity to address the proposed regulation and any comments 
submitted in response to the NPRM before the Office adopts a final 
rule. Accordingly, the Office concludes that reply comments would be 
appropriate. Interested parties must submit written reply comments in 
accordance with the deadline specified in the DATES section above. 
Reply commenters should limit their remarks to the issues or concerns 
presented in the initial comments.

B. Ex-Parte Communication

    Typically, the Office's communications with participants about 
ongoing rulemakings do not include discussions about the substance of 
the proceeding apart from the noticed phases of written comments. The 
Office has determined that informal communication with interested 
parties might be beneficial in this rulemaking, such as to discuss 
nuances of proposed regulatory language. Any such communication may 
occur before and after public comments are submitted to the Office, but 
before a final rule has issued. Parties wishing to participate in 
informal discussions with the Office should submit a written request 
using the contact information above.
    The primary means to communicate views in the course of the 
rulemaking will, however, continue to be through the submission of 
written comments. In other words, informal communication will 
supplement, not substitute for, the written record. Should a party meet 
with the Office regarding this rulemaking, the participating party will 
be responsible for submitting a list of attendees and written summary 
of any oral communication to the Office, which will be made publicly 
available on the Office's Web site or regulations.gov. In sum, while 
the Office is establishing the option of informal meetings in this 
rulemaking, it will require that all such communications be on the 
record to ensure the greatest possible transparency.

    Dated: December 6, 2017.
Sarang V. Damle,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2017-26631 Filed 12-8-17; 8:45 am]
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