Sovereign Immunity Study: Notice and Request for Public Comment, 37961-37962 [2020-13725]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices requires the employer to make a thorough periodic inspection of alloy steel chain slings in use on a regular basis, but at least once a year. Paragraph (b)(6)(ii) requires the employer to make and maintain a record of the most recent month in which each alloy steel chain was inspected and make the record available for examination. Paragraph (c)(15)(ii) requires that all welded end attachments of wire rope slings be proof tested by the manufacturer at twice their rated capacity prior to initial use, and that the employer retain a certificate of the proof test and make it available for examination. Paragraphs (e)(1)(i), (ii), and (iii) require that synthetic web slings be marked or coded to show the manufacturer’s name or trademark, the rated capacity for the type of hitch, and the type of synthetic webbing material. Paragraph (f)(2) requires that all hooks for which no applicable manufacturer’s recommendations are available be tested twice before they are put into use. The employer shall maintain a record of the dates and results of the tests. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 technological information collection and transmission techniques. III. Proposed Actions There is an adjustment decrease of 3,269 burden hours (from 52,428 hours to 49,159 hours). This decrease is a result of new data indicating a decrease in the number of cranes and derricks from 122,091 to 115,829. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling (29 CFR 1926.251). OMB Control Number: 1218–0233. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 115,829. Total Responses: 306,729. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Average Time per Response: Average of 3 minutes (3/60 hour) for an VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 employer to maintain and disclose a certificate to 30 minutes (30/60 hour) for an employer to acquire information and make a tag for a sling. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 49,159. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0. 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 for the ICR (OSHA Docket No. 2010–0038). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or 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 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 social security numbers and dates 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 through this website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov website to submit comments and access the docket is available at the website’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the website, and for assistance in using the internet to locate docket submissions. PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37961 V. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy 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 18, 2020. Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2020–13520 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office [Docket No. 2020–9] Sovereign Immunity Study: Notice and Request for Public Comment U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of Inquiry; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its June 3, 2020, notice of inquiry regarding its state sovereign immunity policy study. In addition, the Office is providing for a second round of written comments. DATES: Initial written comments in response to the notice of inquiry published June 3, 2020, at 85 FR 34252, must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 2, 2020. Written reply comments and empirical research studies must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 2, 2020. 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 http:// www.copyright.gov/docs/ sovereignimmunitystudy. 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: Kevin Amer, Deputy General Counsel, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 37962 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices kamer@copyright.gov; Mark T. Gray, Attorney-Advisor, mgray@ copyright.gov; or Jalyce E. Mangum, Attorney-Advisor, jmang@copyright.gov. They can be reached by telephone at 202–707–3000. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a notice of inquiry (‘‘NOI’’) commencing a policy study on state sovereign immunity from copyright infringement suits.1 Congress has requested that the Office ‘‘research this issue to determine whether there is sufficient basis for federal legislation abrogating State sovereign immunity when States infringe copyrights.’’ 2 To assist Congress in making that assessment, the Office solicited public comment on several issues concerning the degree to which copyright owners face infringement from state actors today, whether such infringement is based on intentional or reckless conduct, and what remedies, if any, are available to copyright owners under state law. To ensure that members of the public have sufficient time to comment, and to ensure that the Office has the benefit of a complete record, the Office is extending the deadline for the submission of comments to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 2, 2020. The Office has also determined that interested parties should be given an opportunity to address any comments submitted in response to the NOI. In addition, as noted in the NOI,3 the Office is seeking to provide sufficient time for parties engaged in empirical research in this area to complete and submit their findings. Accordingly, the Office is providing for a second round of written comments. Additional comments must be submitted no later than October 2, 2020. In general, these comments should be limited to issues or concerns presented in the initial comments. The Office will, however, consider any empirical research submitted by the October 2 deadline as part of the record in this proceeding. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 22, 2020. Regan A. Smith, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights. [FR Doc. 2020–13725 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 1410–30–P 1 85 FR 34252 (June 3, 2020). from Sens. Thom Tillis & Patrick Leahy to Maria Strong, Acting Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office at 1 (Apr. 28, 2020), https:// www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/statesovereignimmunity/letter.pdf. 3 See 85 FR at 34255. 2 Letter VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 [NOTICE: (20–053)] Name of Information Collection: COVID 19 Census of NASA Grantees National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection—Renewal with change of an Existing Information Collection. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections. DATES: Comments are due by August 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Claire Little, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546–0001 or call 202–358–2375. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to R. Travis Kantz, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000, Washington, DC 20546; 281–792–7885 or email R.Travis.Kantz@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract NASA is requesting an extension with change to this existing collection in order to continue to gather information consistent with OMB and NASA COVID guidance. This data will help inform NASA about the status and ongoing implementation issues surrounding COVID mitigation for NASA grantees and will improve the quality and responsiveness of NASA in responding to grantee issues which impact scientific research funded by NASA. This information may be disclosed as necessary to NASA personnel, contractors, and partners to administer NASA Education programs. It also may be disclosed to NASA administrators and managers, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials, and members of Congress for the purposes of accountability and tracking of program and project efficiency and effectiveness. II. Methods of Collection Interview. III. Data Title: COVID 19 Census of NASA Grantees. PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Number: 2700–0177. Type of review: Renewal with Change. Affected Public: Educational institutions from k-12, universities, community and tribal colleges, museums. Estimated Annual Number of Activities: 12. Estimated Number of Respondents per Activity: 156. Annual Responses: 12. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22464. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $10,953,446. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (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 automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record. Roger Kantz, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–13538 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 20–058] NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This meeting will be held for soliciting, from the aeronautics community and other persons, research and technical information relevant to program planning. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 122 (Wednesday, June 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37961-37962]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

 Copyright Office

[Docket No. 2020-9]


Sovereign Immunity Study: Notice and Request for Public Comment

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

ACTION: Notice of Inquiry; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the 
submission of written comments in response to its June 3, 2020, notice 
of inquiry regarding its state sovereign immunity policy study. In 
addition, the Office is providing for a second round of written 
comments.

DATES: Initial written comments in response to the notice of inquiry 
published June 3, 2020, at 85 FR 34252, must be received no later than 
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 2, 2020. Written reply comments 
and empirical research studies must be received no later than 11:59 
p.m. Eastern Time on October 2, 2020.

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 http://www.copyright.gov/docs/sovereignimmunitystudy. 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: Kevin Amer, Deputy General Counsel,

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[email protected]; Mark T. Gray, Attorney-Advisor, 
[email protected]; or Jalyce E. Mangum, Attorney-Advisor, 
[email protected]. They can be reached by telephone at 202-707-3000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office 
issued a notice of inquiry (``NOI'') commencing a policy study on state 
sovereign immunity from copyright infringement suits.\1\ Congress has 
requested that the Office ``research this issue to determine whether 
there is sufficient basis for federal legislation abrogating State 
sovereign immunity when States infringe copyrights.'' \2\ To assist 
Congress in making that assessment, the Office solicited public comment 
on several issues concerning the degree to which copyright owners face 
infringement from state actors today, whether such infringement is 
based on intentional or reckless conduct, and what remedies, if any, 
are available to copyright owners under state law.
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    \1\ 85 FR 34252 (June 3, 2020).
    \2\ Letter from Sens. Thom Tillis & Patrick Leahy to Maria 
Strong, Acting Register of Copyrights, U.S.
    Copyright Office at 1 (Apr. 28, 2020), https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/statesovereign-immunity/letter.pdf.
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    To ensure that members of the public have sufficient time to 
comment, and to ensure that the Office has the benefit of a complete 
record, the Office is extending the deadline for the submission of 
comments to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 2, 2020.
    The Office has also determined that interested parties should be 
given an opportunity to address any comments submitted in response to 
the NOI. In addition, as noted in the NOI,\3\ the Office is seeking to 
provide sufficient time for parties engaged in empirical research in 
this area to complete and submit their findings. Accordingly, the 
Office is providing for a second round of written comments. Additional 
comments must be submitted no later than October 2, 2020. In general, 
these comments should be limited to issues or concerns presented in the 
initial comments. The Office will, however, consider any empirical 
research submitted by the October 2 deadline as part of the record in 
this proceeding.
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    \3\ See 85 FR at 34255.

    Dated: June 22, 2020.
Regan A. Smith,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2020-13725 Filed 6-23-20; 8:45 am]
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