Secure Tests: Extension of Comment Period, 2070-2071 [2018-00549]

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Drafting Information: The primary author of this regulation was Jay Calhoun, Regulations Program Specialist, National Park Service. List of Subjects in 36 CFR Part 14 Electric power, Highways and roads, Public lands-rights-of-way. In consideration of the foregoing, the National Park Service amends 36 CFR part 14 as follows: PART 14—RIGHTS-OF-WAY 1. The authority citation for part 14 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 54 U.S.C. 100902; 23 U.S.C. 317. § 14.78 [Amended] 2. In § 14.78, remove and reserve paragraph (b)(6)(ii). ■ Jason Larrabee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, exercising the authority of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2018–00516 Filed 1–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EJ–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS U.S. Copyright Office 37 CFR Parts 201 and 202 [Docket No. 2017–8] Secure Tests: Extension of Comment Period U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Interim rule with request for comments; extension of comment period. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\16JAR1.SGM 16JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 16, 2018 / Rules and Regulations The U.S. Copyright Office is further extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its June 12, 2017 and November 13, 2017 interim rules, regarding changes to the special procedure for examining secure tests, and the creation of a new group registration option for secure tests, respectively. DATES: The comment period for the interim rules, published on June 12, 2017 (82 FR 26850), and November 13, 2017 (82 FR 52224), is extended by an additional sixty days. Comments must be made in writing and must be received in the U.S. Copyright Office no later than April 2, 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 website at https:// www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/ securetests/. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible due to lack of access to a computer and/or the internet, please contact the Office for special instructions using the contact information below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert J. Kasunic, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practice; Sarang Vijay Damle, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights; Erik Bertin, Deputy Director of Registration Policy and Practice; or Kevin R. Amer, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, by telephone at 202–707–8040 or by email at rkas@loc.gov, sdam@ loc.gov, ebertin@loc.gov, and kamer@ loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office issued an interim rule memorializing its special procedures for examining secure texts.1 On November 13, 2017, the Office issued an additional interim rule establishing a new group registration option for secure test questions.2 The Office invited public comment on each of these interim rules, and previously extended its initial deadline for the submission of written comments.3 To ensure that members of the public have sufficient time to respond, and to ensure that the Office has the benefit of a complete record, the Office is further daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: 1 82 FR 26850 (June 12, 2017). FR 52224 (Nov. 13, 2017). 3 82 FR 56890 (Dec. 1, 2017). 2 82 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Jan 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 extending the submission deadline by an additional sixty days. Written comments now are due no later than April 2, 2018. Dated: January 9, 2018. Sarang V. Damle, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights. [FR Doc. 2018–00549 Filed 1–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts 45 CFR Parts 1149 and 1158 RIN 3135–AA33 Civil Penalties Adjustment for 2018 National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is adjusting the maximum civil monetary penalties (CMPs) that may be imposed for violations of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (PFCRA) and the NEA’s Restrictions on Lobbying to reflect the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act). The 2015 Act further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the Inflation Adjustment Act) to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. This final rule provides the 2018 annual inflation adjustments to the initial ‘‘catch-up’’ adjustments made on June 15, 2017. DATES: Effective date: This rule is effective January 15, 2018. Applicability date: The adjusted civil monetary penalties established by this rule are applicable only to civil penalties assessed after January 15, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aswathi Zachariah, Assistant General Counsel, National Endowment for the Arts, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC 20506, Telephone: 202–682–5418. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 1. Background On December 12, 2017 the NEA issued a final rule entitled ‘‘Federal Civil Penalties Adjustments’’ which finalized the NEA’s June 15, 2017 interim final rule entitled ‘‘Implementing the Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act Improvements PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2071 Act’’, implementing the 2015 Act (section 701 of Pub. L. 114–74), which amended the Inflation Adjustment Act (28 U.S.C. 2461 note) requiring catch-up and annual adjustments to the NEA’s CMPs. The 2015 Act requires agencies make annual adjustments to its CMPs for inflation. A CMP is defined in the Inflation Adjustment Act as any penalty, fine, or other sanction that is (1) for a specific monetary amount as provided by Federal law, or has a maximum amount provided for by Federal law; (2) assessed or enforced by an agency pursuant to Federal law; and (3) assessed or enforced pursuant to an administrative proceeding or a civil action in the Federal courts. These annual inflation adjustments are based on the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI–U) for the month of October preceding the date of the adjustment, relative to the October CPI– U in the year of the previous adjustment. The formula for the amount of a CMP inflation adjustment is prescribed by law, as explained in OMB Memorandum M–16–06 (February 24, 2016), and therefore the amount of the adjustment is not subject to the exercise of discretion by the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (Chairman). The Office of Management and Budget has issued guidance on implementing and calculating the 2018 adjustment under the 2015 Act.1 Per this guidance, the CPI–U adjustment multiplier for this annual adjustment in 1.02041. In its prior rules, the NEA identified two civil penalties which require adjustment: The penalty for false statements under the PFCRA and the penalty for violations of the NEA’s Restrictions on Lobbying. The NEA adjusts the amount of those CMPs amount accordingly. 2. Effective Dates The inflation adjustments contained in this rule shall apply to any violations assessed after January 15, 2018, the effective date of this rule. 3. Adjustments Two civil penalties in NEA regulations require adjustment in accordance with the 2015 Act: (1) The penalty associated with Restrictions on Lobbying (45 CFR 1158.400; 45 CFR part 1158, app. A) and (2) the penalty associated with the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (45 CFR 1149.9). 1 OMB Memorandum M–18–03 (December 15, 2017). E:\FR\FM\16JAR1.SGM 16JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 16, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-00549]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

U.S. Copyright Office

37 CFR Parts 201 and 202

[Docket No. 2017-8]


Secure Tests: Extension of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Interim rule with request for comments; extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is further extending the deadline 
for the submission of written comments in response to its June 12, 2017 
and November 13, 2017 interim rules, regarding changes to the special 
procedure for examining secure tests, and the creation of a new group 
registration option for secure tests, respectively.

DATES: The comment period for the interim rules, published on June 12, 
2017 (82 FR 26850), and November 13, 2017 (82 FR 52224), is extended by 
an additional sixty days. Comments must be made in writing and must be 
received in the U.S. Copyright Office no later than April 2, 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 website 
at https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/securetests/. If electronic 
submission of comments is not feasible due to lack of access to a 
computer and/or the internet, please contact the Office for special 
instructions using the contact information below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert J. Kasunic, Associate Register 
of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practice; Sarang 
Vijay Damle, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights; Erik 
Bertin, Deputy Director of Registration Policy and Practice; or Kevin 
R. Amer, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, by 
telephone at 202-707-8040 or by email at [email protected], [email protected], 
[email protected], and [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office 
issued an interim rule memorializing its special procedures for 
examining secure texts.\1\ On November 13, 2017, the Office issued an 
additional interim rule establishing a new group registration option 
for secure test questions.\2\ The Office invited public comment on each 
of these interim rules, and previously extended its initial deadline 
for the submission of written comments.\3\ To ensure that members of 
the public have sufficient time to respond, and to ensure that the 
Office has the benefit of a complete record, the Office is further 
extending the submission deadline by an additional sixty days. Written 
comments now are due no later than April 2, 2018.
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    \1\ 82 FR 26850 (June 12, 2017).
    \2\ 82 FR 52224 (Nov. 13, 2017).
    \3\ 82 FR 56890 (Dec. 1, 2017).

    Dated: January 9, 2018.
Sarang V. Damle,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2018-00549 Filed 1-12-18; 8:45 am]
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