Publishers' Protections Study: Request for Additional Comments, 62215-62216 [2021-24506]

Download as PDF jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 9, 2021 / Notices General Provisions (§ 1926.900) II. Special Issues for Comment § 1926.900(d)—Paragraph (d) states that employers must ensure that explosives not in use are kept in a locked magazine, unavailable to persons not authorized to handle explosives. The employers must maintain an inventory and use record of all explosives—in use and not in use. In addition, the employer must notify the appropriate authorities in the event of any loss, theft, or unauthorized entry into a magazine. § 1926.900(k)(3)(i)—Paragraph (k)(3)(i) requires employers to display adequate signs warning against the use of mobile radio transmitters on all roads within 1,000 feet of blasting operations to prevent the accidental discharge of electric blasting caps caused by current induced by radar, radio transmitters, lighting, adjacent power lines, dust storms, or other sources of extraneous electricity. The employer must certify and maintain a record of alternative provisions made to adequately prevent any premature firing of electric blasting caps. § 1926.900(o)—Employers must notify the operators and/or owners of overhead power lines, communication lines, utility lines, or other services and structures when blasting operations will take place in proximity to those lines, services, or structures. § 1926.903(d)—The employer must notify the hoist operator prior to transporting explosives or blasting agents in a shaft conveyance. § 1926.903(e)—Employers must perform weekly inspections on the electrical system of trucks used for underground transportation of explosives. The weekly inspection is to detect any failure in the system which would constitute an electrical hazard. The most recent certification of inspection must be maintained and must include the date of inspection, a serial number or other identifier of the truck inspected, and the signature of the person who performed the inspection. § 1926.905(t)—The employer blaster must maintain an accurate and up-todate record of explosives, blasting agents, and blasting supplies used in a blast. The employer must also maintain an accurate running inventory of all explosives and blasting agents stored on the operation. § 1926.909(a)—Employers must post a code of blasting agents on one or more conspicuous places at the operation. All employees also shall familiarize themselves with the code and conform to it at all times. Danger signs warning of blasting agents shall also be placed at suitable locations. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Nov 08, 2021 Jkt 256001 III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting that OMB approve the information collection requirements contained in the OSHA Standard on Blasting and the Use of Explosives (29 CFR part 1926, subpart U). Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Title: Blasting and the Use of Explosives (29 CFR part 1926, subpart U). OMB Control Number: 1218–0217. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 193. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Average Time per Response: Various. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,602. 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 https:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax) at (202) 693–1648; or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other materials must identify the agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0747). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. Please note: While OSHA’s Docket Office is continuing to accept and process submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the Docket Office is closed to the public and not able to receive submissions to the docket by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service. If you wish to mail additional materials in PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62215 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. Comments and submissions are posted without change at https:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as social security numbers and date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the https://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 https:// 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. V. Authority and Signature James S. Frederick, Acting 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 November 2, 2021. James S. Frederick, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2021–24500 Filed 11–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office [Docket No. 2021–5] Publishers’ Protections Study: Request for Additional Comments Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of inquiry. AGENCY: The U.S. Copyright Office seeks further comments on the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 62216 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 9, 2021 / Notices effectiveness of copyright protections for publishers, with a focus on press publishers. This request provides an opportunity for interested parties to raise new issues related to the topic of the study, amplify initial comments, present empirical studies, or to address, reply to, or expand upon any issues raised in the initial request for written comments—responses to which are due on or before November 26, 2021—or during the virtual public roundtable, which will be held on December 9, 2021. On November 29, 2021, the Office will post a link at https://copyright.gov/ policy/publishersprotections/ through which parties can submit second-round comments. DATES: Additional comments are due on or before January 5, 2022. ADDRESSES: 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 are available on the Copyright Office website at https:// www.copyright.gov/policy/ publishersprotections/. 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: Kimberley Isbell, Deputy Director of Policy and International Affairs, at kisbell@copyright.gov, or Andrew Foglia, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, at afoglia@ copyright.gov. Both can be reached by telephone at 202–707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Copyright Office is undertaking a public study at the request of Congress to evaluate current copyright protections for publishers. Among other issues, the Office is considering the effectiveness of publishers’ existing rights in news content, including under the provisions of title 17 of the U.S. Code, as well as other federal and state laws; whether additional protections are desirable or appropriate; the possible scope of any such new protections, including how their beneficiaries could be defined; and how any such protections would interact with existing rights, exceptions and limitations, and international treaty obligations. On October 12, 2021, the Office published an initial request for comments on several questions related to these issues. It also announced that it would hold a virtual public roundtable on the same topics on December 9, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Nov 08, 2021 Jkt 256001 In the interests of gathering the fullest possible record on the question of copyright protections for publishers, with a focus on press publishers, the Office is now announcing an additional round of comments, responses to which are due on or before January 5, 2022. On November 29, 2021, the Office will post a link at https://copyright.gov/policy/ publishersprotections/ through which parties can submit second-round comments. Comments submitted in this second round may address the same questions set forth in the October 12 notice, or any other issues related to the topic of the study. In submitting secondround comments, parties may raise new issues, amplify their initial comments, present empirical studies, or address, reply to, or expand upon any issues raised in the initial request for written comments or at the December 9, 2021 virtual public roundtable. As with the initial comments, the Office requests that parties submitting second-round comments identify their affiliation and the factual or legal basis for their responses. Please note that the issuance of this notice does not mean that the deadline for submission of initial comments has expired. Initial comments may still be submitted through November 26, 2021. Additionally, a party does not have to have submitted initial comments or participated in the roundtable in order to submit second-round comments. Dated: November 4, 2021. Shira Perlmutter, Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Murphy, by email at ogis@ nara.gov with the subject line ‘‘Chief FOIA Officers Council,’’ or by telephone at 202.741.5770. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is open to the public in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(k)). Additional details about the meeting, including the agenda, will be available on OGIS’s website at https:// www.archives.gov/ogis/about-ogis/chieffoia-officers-council and OIP’s website at https://www.justice.gov/oip/chieffoia-officers-council. Procedures: This virtual meeting is open to the public. You must register through Eventbrite at https://cfocouncil-meeting-nov-172021.eventbrite.com in advance if you wish to submit oral statements. You must include an email address so that we can provide you access information. We will also live-stream the meeting on the National Archives’ YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/ user/usnationalarchives, and include a captioning option. To request additional accommodations (e.g., a transcript), email ogis@nara.gov or call 202–741– 5770. Members of the media who wish to register, those who are unable to register online, and those who require special accommodations, should contact Martha Murphy (contact information listed above). Alina M. Semo, Director, Office of Government Information Services. [FR Doc. 2021–24395 Filed 11–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P AGENCY: We are announcing a meeting of the Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officers Council, co-chaired by SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Proposal Review; Notice of Meetings In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces its intent to hold proposal review meetings throughout the year. The purpose of E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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[Docket No. 2021-5]


Publishers' Protections Study: Request for Additional Comments

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice of inquiry.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office seeks further comments on the

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effectiveness of copyright protections for publishers, with a focus on 
press publishers. This request provides an opportunity for interested 
parties to raise new issues related to the topic of the study, amplify 
initial comments, present empirical studies, or to address, reply to, 
or expand upon any issues raised in the initial request for written 
comments--responses to which are due on or before November 26, 2021--or 
during the virtual public roundtable, which will be held on December 9, 
2021. On November 29, 2021, the Office will post a link at https://copyright.gov/policy/publishersprotections/ through which parties can 
submit second-round comments.

DATES: Additional comments are due on or before January 5, 2022.

ADDRESSES: 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 are available on the Copyright 
Office website at https://www.copyright.gov/policy/publishersprotections/. 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: Kimberley Isbell, Deputy Director of 
Policy and International Affairs, at [email protected], or Andrew 
Foglia, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, at 
[email protected]. Both can be reached by telephone at 202-707-
8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Copyright Office is 
undertaking a public study at the request of Congress to evaluate 
current copyright protections for publishers. Among other issues, the 
Office is considering the effectiveness of publishers' existing rights 
in news content, including under the provisions of title 17 of the U.S. 
Code, as well as other federal and state laws; whether additional 
protections are desirable or appropriate; the possible scope of any 
such new protections, including how their beneficiaries could be 
defined; and how any such protections would interact with existing 
rights, exceptions and limitations, and international treaty 
obligations. On October 12, 2021, the Office published an initial 
request for comments on several questions related to these issues. It 
also announced that it would hold a virtual public roundtable on the 
same topics on December 9, 2021.
    In the interests of gathering the fullest possible record on the 
question of copyright protections for publishers, with a focus on press 
publishers, the Office is now announcing an additional round of 
comments, responses to which are due on or before January 5, 2022. On 
November 29, 2021, the Office will post a link at https://copyright.gov/policy/publishersprotections/ through which parties can 
submit second-round comments. Comments submitted in this second round 
may address the same questions set forth in the October 12 notice, or 
any other issues related to the topic of the study. In submitting 
second-round comments, parties may raise new issues, amplify their 
initial comments, present empirical studies, or address, reply to, or 
expand upon any issues raised in the initial request for written 
comments or at the December 9, 2021 virtual public roundtable. As with 
the initial comments, the Office requests that parties submitting 
second-round comments identify their affiliation and the factual or 
legal basis for their responses.
    Please note that the issuance of this notice does not mean that the 
deadline for submission of initial comments has expired. Initial 
comments may still be submitted through November 26, 2021. 
Additionally, a party does not have to have submitted initial comments 
or participated in the roundtable in order to submit second-round 
comments.

    Dated: November 4, 2021.
Shira Perlmutter,
Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office.
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