Revisions of Rescissions Proposals Pursuant to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, 8223-8224 [2021-02320]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 22 / Thursday, February 4, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Board name and the docket number for this proceeding. All comments received will be posted without change to eCRB at https://app.crb.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to eCRB at https://app.crb.gov and perform a case search for docket 20–CRB–0008–CA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658, or by email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 26, 2021, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) received a Joint Notice of Settlement of Participating Parties 1 informing the Judges that they have agreed not to seek a quinquennial adjustment in the existing Section 111 royalty rates or gross receipts limitations pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 804(b)(1)(A)–(B) for the 2020–2025 period. As a result, the Participating Parties request that the Judges terminate this proceeding without making any changes in (1) the royalty rates currently set forth in 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(1)(B) and 37 CFR 256.2(c)–(d); 2 and (2) the gross receipts limitations set forth in 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(1)(E)–(F). Joint Notice at 2. The Judges hereby publish the proposed settlement and request comments from interested parties as required by 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(7)(A). Section 111 of the Copyright Act grants a statutory copyright license to cable television systems for the distant 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 to the Copyright Office semiannually royalty payments and statements of account detailing their retransmissions. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(1). The Copyright Office deposits the royalties into the United States Treasury for later distribution to copyright 1 The Participating Parties are American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Broadcast Music, Inc., Canadian Claimants Group (by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), Devotional Claimants (Crystal Cathedral Ministries, et al.), Global Music Rights, LLC, Joint Sports Claimants, Motion Picture Association, Commercial Television Claimants (through the National Association of Broadcasters), NPR Claimants (through National Public Radio, Inc.), NCTA—The Internet & Television Association, Public Television Claimants (through Public Broadcasting Service), and SESAC Performing Rights, LLC. 2 The Judges assume that the Participating Parties’ reference to 37 CFR 256.2(c) & (d), which was a Copyright Office regulation relating to the Judges’ predecessor, is intended to refer to paragraphs (c)– (d) of 37 CFR 387, which the Judges adopted at the conclusion of the last cable rate proceeding. See 81 FR 62812 (Sept. 13, 2016) and 81 FR 24523–24 (Apr. 26, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Feb 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 (small, medium, and large) based on their gross receipts. 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)–(b). No person with a significant interest filed a petition to initiate a proceeding in 2020. Therefore, the Judges initiated a rate adjustment proceeding by publishing a notice and request for petitions to participate in the Federal Register. 85 FR 34467 (June 4, 2020). The Judges accepted the petitions to participate of each of the Participating Parties and commenced a Voluntary Negotiation Period (VNP). Notice of Participants, Commencement of Voluntary Negotiation Period, and Scheduling Order (Oct. 20, 2020).3 In response to that Notice and Order, the Participating Parties have notified the Judges that they have agreed not to seek a quinquennial adjustment in the existing Section 111 royalty rates or gross receipts limitations pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 804(b)(1)(A)–(B) for the 2020– 2025 period. They request that the Judges terminate this proceeding without making any changes in the applicable royalty rates and gross receipts limitations. Section 801(b)(7)(A) allows for the adoption of rates and terms negotiated by ‘‘some or all of the participants in a proceeding at any time during the proceeding’’ provided the parties submit the negotiated rates and terms to the Judges for approval. That provision directs the Judges to provide those who would be bound by the negotiated rates and terms an opportunity to comment on the agreement. Unless a participant in a proceeding objects and the Judges conclude that the agreement does not 3 The Judges also received a petition to participate from Circle God Network Inc. (through David Powell), which the Judges concluded failed to state why it believed it had a significant interest in the proceeding. The Judges subsequently rejected Mr. Powell’s petition to participate, Order Rejecting David Powell’s Petition to Participate and Permitting Filing of an Amended Petition (Oct. 20, 2020), and later dismissed Mr. Powell from the proceeding. Order Dismissing David Powell (Nov. 5, 2020). PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8223 provide a reasonable basis for setting statutory rates or terms, the Judges adopt the negotiated rates and terms. 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(7)(A). If the Judges adopt the proposed rates and terms pursuant to this provision for the 2020–2025 rate period, the adopted (and thus, existing) rates and terms and gross receipts limitations will continue to be binding on all cable systems that retransmit distantly over-the-air television and radio broadcast stations to their subscribers and on all copyright owners of the broadcast programming that the cable systems retransmit during the license period 2020–2025. Interested parties may comment and Participating Parties may object to the proposed settlement referenced in this notice. See 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(7)(A). Such comments and objections, if any, must be submitted no later than February 25, 2021. Dated: January 29, 2021. Jesse M. Feder, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2021–02270 Filed 2–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Revisions of Rescissions Proposals Pursuant to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. AGENCY: Notice of revisions to rescissions proposed pursuant to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974. ACTION: Pursuant to section 1014(d) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, OMB is issuing a supplementary special message from the President in regard to the rescissions proposals that were previously transmitted to the Congress on January 14, 2021 under section 1012(a) of that Act. The supplementary special message was transmitted to the Congress on January 31, 2021. The supplementary special message reports the withdrawal of all 73 proposals. SUMMARY: The Congress was notified on January 31, 2021. DATES: This supplementary special message is available on-line on the OMB website at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/ ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 8224 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 22 / Thursday, February 4, 2021 / Notices omb/supplementals-amendments-andreleases/. Robert Fairweather, Acting Director. Dear Madam President: (Dear Madam Speaker:) In accordance with section 1014(c) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 685(c)), I am withdrawing 73 proposed rescissions previously transmitted to the Congress. The withdrawals are for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, the Interior, Justice, Labor, State, and the Treasury, as well as the African Development Foundation, the Commission of Fine Arts, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the District of Columbia, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Inter-American Foundation, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the Peace Corps, the Presidio Trust, the United States Agency for International Development, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Legislative Branch. The details of the rescission withdrawals are contained in the attached report. Sincerely, Joseph R. Biden Jr. Rescission proposals nos. R21–1 through R21–73 SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT Report Pursuant to Section 1014(c) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 685(c)) This report updates Rescission proposals R21–1 through R21–73, which were transmitted to the Congress on January 14, 2021. This report withdraws all of the rescission proposals transmitted on January 14, 2021. [FR Doc. 2021–02320 Filed 2–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P NATIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE [Docket No.: 1–2021–03] National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence; Notice of Extension of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. ACTION: Notice of extension of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (the ‘‘Commission’’) is publishing this SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Feb 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 notice to announce the administrative extension of an asynchronous Federal Advisory Committee meeting and paper review process. The meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: Closed to the public, the asynchronous meeting date is extended from February 14, 2021 to February 28, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Angela Ponmakha, 703–614–6379 (Voice), nscai-dfo@nscai.gov. Mailing address: Designated Federal Officer, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, 2530 Crystal Drive, Box 45, Arlington, VA 22202. Website: https://www.nscai.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As referred to in the Commission’s original Federal Register notice (85 FR 76613), the meeting and paper review process are being held to consider the Commission’s draft classified annex. Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Commission—including travel and social distancing restrictions on in-person meetings imposed by the COVID–19 pandemic—the Commission will be unable to complete the review process of the classified annex. As such, the Commission is administratively extending the asynchronous meeting period previously scheduled to end on or about February 14, 2021 by two weeks, to February 28, 2021. As described in the original notice, individual commissioners or small groups of commissioners may meet with Commission staff during this period of time to review, discuss, and deliberate specifically on the Commission’s draft classified annex. All materials and discussions are expected to be classified. Meeting Accessibility: In accordance with Section 10(d) of the FACA, NSCAI has determined the series of meetings and paper approval process will be closed to the public. Specifically, the Commission’s Committee Management Officer, in consultation with the General Services Administration’s Secretariat and Office of General Counsel, has determined in writing that the meetings will be closed to the public because they will consider matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). The determination is based on the consideration that it is expected that discussions throughout the course of each meeting and the paper approval process will involve classified matters of national security concern. Such classified material is so intertwined with the unclassified material that it cannot be reasonably segregated into separate discussions without defeating the effectiveness and meaning of the overall meetings. To PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 permit the meetings to be open to the public would preclude discussion of such matters and would greatly diminish the ultimate utility of the Commission’s findings and recommendations to the Congress and the President. Written Statements: Written comments may be submitted to the Commission at any time regarding its mission or in response to the stated agenda of planned meetings via email to: nscai-dfo@nscai.gov in either Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word format. The DFO will compile all written submissions and provide them to the Commissioners for consideration. Please note that all submitted comments will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including, but not limited to, being posted on the Commission’s website. Dated: January 29, 2021. Michael Gable, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2021–02261 Filed 2–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3610–Y8–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Sunshine Act Meeting The National Science Board’s Committee on Strategy, pursuant to NSF regulations, the National Science Foundation Act, and the Government in the Sunshine Act, hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows: Monday, February 8, 2021, from 10:00–11:00 a.m. EST. TIME AND DATE: This meeting will be held by teleconference through the National Science Foundation. PLACE: STATUS: Open. The agenda of the teleconference is: Chair’s opening remarks, discussion of the next NSF strategic plan. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Point of contact for this meeting is: Kathy Jacquart, kjacquar@nsf.gov, 703/ 292–7000. To listen to this teleconference, members of the public must send an email to nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 22 (Thursday, February 4, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8223-8224]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-02320]


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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Revisions of Rescissions Proposals Pursuant to the Congressional 
Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974

AGENCY: Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and 
Budget.

ACTION: Notice of revisions to rescissions proposed pursuant to the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 1014(d) of the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974, OMB is issuing a supplementary special 
message from the President in regard to the rescissions proposals that 
were previously transmitted to the Congress on January 14, 2021 under 
section 1012(a) of that Act. The supplementary special message was 
transmitted to the Congress on January 31, 2021. The supplementary 
special message reports the withdrawal of all 73 proposals.

DATES: The Congress was notified on January 31, 2021.

ADDRESSES: This supplementary special message is available on-line on 
the OMB website at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/

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omb/supplementals-amendments-and-releases/.

Robert Fairweather,
Acting Director.

Dear Madam President: (Dear Madam Speaker:)
    In accordance with section 1014(c) of the Congressional Budget 
and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 685(c)), I am 
withdrawing 73 proposed rescissions previously transmitted to the 
Congress.
    The withdrawals are for the Departments of Agriculture, 
Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland 
Security, the Interior, Justice, Labor, State, and the Treasury, as 
well as the African Development Foundation, the Commission of Fine 
Arts, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the 
District of Columbia, the Environmental Protection Agency, the 
Inter-American Foundation, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the 
National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, the National 
Gallery of Art, the Peace Corps, the Presidio Trust, the United 
States Agency for International Development, the United States Army 
Corps of Engineers, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for 
Scholars, and the Legislative Branch.
    The details of the rescission withdrawals are contained in the 
attached report.

Sincerely,

Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Rescission proposals nos. R21-1 through R21-73

SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT

Report Pursuant to Section 1014(c) of the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 685(c))
    This report updates Rescission proposals R21-1 through R21-73, 
which were transmitted to the Congress on January 14, 2021.
    This report withdraws all of the rescission proposals transmitted 
on January 14, 2021.

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