[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 230 (Friday, December 1, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 56890]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-25859]



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 


SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is 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. 
Comments must be made in writing and must be received in the U.S. 
Copyright Office no later than January 31, 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://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 Abioye 
Ella Mosheim, Attorney-Advisor, by telephone at 202- 707-8040 or by 
email at rkas@loc.gov, sdam@loc.gov, ebertin@loc.gov, and abmo@loc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As detailed in a June 12, 2017 interim 
rule,\1\ the U.S. Copyright Office memorialized its special procedures 
for examining secure tests. As detailed in a November 13, 2017 interim 
rule,\2\ the Office established a new group registration option for 
secure test questions. The Office is extending the December 11, 2017 
deadline for the submission of written comments to allow greater time 
for public comment following implementation of the November 13, 2017 
interim rule.

    \1\ 82 FR 26850 (June 12, 2017).
    \2\ 82 FR 52224 (Nov. 13, 2017).

    Dated: November 27, 2017.
Sarang V. Damle,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2017-25859 Filed 11-30-17; 8:45 am]