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tender on VHF channel 16 or the bridge DC. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for telephone, and e-mail),
rehabilitation contractor at 772–201– additional address information and • The class of work to which your
3745. Otherwise, the draw shall open a other requirements. testimony is responsive (if you wish
single leaf on the quarter-hour and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rob to testify on more than one
three-quarter hour. Kasunic, Principal Legal Advisor, Office proposed class of work, please state
Dated: January 9, 2006. of the General Counsel, Copyright GC/ your order of preference),
D.B. Peterman, I&R, PO Box 70400, Washington, DC • A brief summary of your
20024–0400. Telephone (202) 707–8380; proposed testimony,
RADM, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander,
fax (202) 707–8366. Requests to testify • A description of any audiovisual
Seventh Coast Guard District.
may be submitted through the request material or demonstrative evidence,
[FR Doc. 06–1669 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am]
form available at http:// if any, that you intend to present,
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www.copyright.gov/1201/index.html. • The location of the hearing at
which you wish to testify
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On
(Washington, DC or Palo Alto, CA).
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS October 3, 2005, the Copyright Office • Preferences as to dates on which
published a Notice of Inquiry seeking you which to testify. Note: Because
Copyright Office comments in connection with a the agenda will be organized based
rulemaking pursuant to section on subject matter, we cannot
37 CFR Parts 201 1201(a)(1) of the Copyright Act, 17 guarantee that we can accommodate
[Docket No. RM 2005–11A] U.S.C. 1201(a)(1), which provides that requests to testify on particular
the Librarian of Congress may exempt dates.
Notice of Public Hearings: Exemption certain classes of works from the Depending on the number and nature
to Prohibition on Circumvention of prohibition against circumventing a of the requests to testify, it is possible
Copyright Protection Systems for technological measure that controls that the Office will not be able to
Access Control Technologies access to a copyrighted work. 70 FR accommodate all requests to testify.
57526 (October 3, 2005). For a more All persons who submit a timely
AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of complete statement of the background
Congress. request to testify will receive
and purpose of the rulemaking, please confirmation by email or telephone. The
ACTION: Notice of Public Hearings. see the full record of the previous Copyright Office will notify all
SUMMARY: The Copyright Office of the
rulemaking proceedings available on the witnesses of the date and expected time
Library of Congress will be holding Copyright Office’s Web site at: http:// of their appearance, and the time
public hearings on the possible www.copyright.gov/1201/. allocated for their testimony.
exemptions to the prohibition against The 74 initial written comments
proposing classes of works to be Addresses for Requests To Testify
circumvention of technological
measures that control access to exempted and the 35 reply comments Requests to testify must be submitted
copyrighted works. In accordance with have been posted on the Office’s Web via the Copyright Office’s website form
the Copyright Act, as amended by the site; see http://www.copyright.gov/1201/ located at http://www.copyright.gov/
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the . 1201/index.html and must be received
Office is conducting its triennial The Office will be conducting public by 5:00 E.S.T. on March 10, 2006.
rulemaking proceeding to determine hearings in Palo Alto, California and Persons who are unable to send requests
whether there are particular ‘‘classes of Washington, DC to hear testimony via the Web site should contact Rob
works’’ as to which users are, or are relating to the proposed exemptions in Kasunic, Principal Legal Advisor, Office
likely to be, adversely affected in their this rulemaking. Interested parties are of the General Counsel at (202) 707–
ability to make noninfringing uses if invited to submit requests to testify at 8380 to make alternative arrangements
they are prohibited from circumventing these hearings. The dates for the for submission of their requests to
such technological measures. hearings in Palo Alto, CA are March 23 testify.
and 24. The dates for the Washington,
DATES: Public hearings will be held in Form and Limits on Testimony at
DC hearings are March 29, March 31,
Palo Alto, California on Thursday, Public Hearings
April 3, and April 4, 2006. Depending
March 23, 2006, and Friday, March 24, There will be time limits on the
on the number of requests to testify
2006. Public hearings will also be held testimony allowed for persons testifying
received by the Copyright Office, it may
in Washington, DC on Wednesday, that will be established after receiving
not be necessary to conduct hearings on
March 29, 2006, Friday, March 31, 2006, all requests to testify. In order to avoid
all of the available days. In addition, the
Monday, April 3, 2006, and Tuesday, duplicative and cumulative testimony
hearings will be organized by subject
April 4, 2006, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and to ensure that all relevant issues
matter; and while the Copyright Office
Requests to testify must be received by and viewpoints are addressed, the
will attempt to accommodate
5 p.m. E.S.T. on Friday March 10, 2006. Office encourages parties with similar
preferences for particular dates, such
See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for interests to select common
accommodations may not be possible.
additional information on other representatives to testify on behalf of a
requirements. Requirements for Persons Desiring To particular position. A timely request to
ADDRESSES: The Palo Alto hearings will Testify testify does not guarantee an
be held in the Moot Court Room (Room A request to testify must be submitted opportunity to testify at these hearings.
80) of the Stanford Law School, Crown to the Copyright Office. All requests to The Copyright Office stresses that
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Quadrangle, Palo Alto, CA. The testify must clearly identify: factual arguments are at least as
Washington, DC round of public • The name of the person desiring important as legal arguments and
hearings will be held in the Mumford, to testify, encourages persons who wish to testify
Room, LM–649, of the James Madison • The organization or organizations to provide demonstrative evidence to
Building of the Library of Congress, 101 represented, if any, supplement their testimony. While
Independence Ave, SE., Washington, • Contact information (address, testimony from attorneys who can

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articulate legal arguments in support of SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend • Delete text containing procedures
or in opposition to a proposed exempted the Defense Federal Acquisition for referring matters to the Small
class of works is useful, testimony from Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to Business Administration; procedures for
witnesses who can explain and update text pertaining to small business processing contract awards under the
demonstrate pertinent facts is programs. This proposed rule is a result 8(a) Program; and information on the
encouraged. of a transformation initiative undertaken DoD test program for negotiation of
An LCD projector and screen will be by DoD to dramatically change the comprehensive small business
available in the hearing rooms. Other purpose and content of the DFARS. subcontracting plans. Text on these
electronic or audiovisual equipment DATES: Comments on the proposed rule subjects will be relocated to the new
necessary for a presentation should be should be submitted in writing to the DFARS companion resource,
brought by the person testifying. address shown below on or before April Procedures, Guidance, and Information
Persons intending to bring such 24, 2006, to be considered in the (PGI). Additional information on PGI is
equipment into the Library of Congress, formation of the final rule. available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/
e.g., laptops, slide projectors, etc., are ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, dpap/dars/pgi.
encouraged to give the Office advance identified by DFARS Case 2003–D047, This rule was not subject to Office of
notice and to arrive early in order to using any of the following methods: Management and Budget review under
clear security screening by the Library • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// Executive Order 12866, dated
police. www.regulations.gov. Follow the September 30, 1993.
The Office intends to organize instructions for submitting comments.
individual sessions of the hearings B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
• E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include
around particular or related classes of DFARS Case 2003–D047 in the subject DoD does not expect this rule to have
works proposed for exemption. If a line of the message. a significant economic impact on a
request to testify involves more than one • Fax: (703) 602–0350. substantial number of small entities
proposed exemption or related • Mail: Defense Acquisition within the meaning of the Regulatory
exemption, please specify, in order of Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Deborah Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq.,
preference, the proposed exemptions on Tronic, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), because the rule updates and clarifies
which you would prefer to testify. IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, DFARS text, but makes no significant
Following receipt of the requests to Washington, DC 20301–3062. change to DoD policy for contracting
testify, the Copyright Office will prepare • Hand Delivery/Courier: Defense with small business concerns.
an agenda of the hearings which will be Acquisition Regulations System, Crystal Therefore, DoD has not performed an
posted on the Copyright Office Web site Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, initial regulatory flexibility analysis.
at: http://www.copyright.gov/1201/ and Arlington, VA 22202–3402. DoD invites comments from small
sent to all persons who have submitted Comments received generally will be businesses and other interested parties.
requests to testify. The Copyright Office posted without change to http:// DoD also will consider comments from
will also provide additional information www.regulations.gov, including any small entities concerning the affected
on directions and parking for all persons personal information provided. DFARS subparts in accordance with 5
testifying at the Palo Alto, CA round of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. U.S.C. 610. Such comments should be
hearings. To facilitate this process, it is Deborah Tronic, (703) 602–0289. submitted separately and should cite
essential that all of the required SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DFARS Case 2003–D047.
information listed above be included in
a request to testify. A. Background C. Paperwork Reduction Act
Dated: February 16, 2006. DFARS Transformation is a major The Paperwork Reduction Act does
David O. Carson, DoD initiative to dramatically change not apply, because the rule does not
Copyright General Counsel. the purpose and content of the DFARS. impose any information collection
[FR Doc. E6–2571 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am] The objective is to improve the requirements that require the approval
efficiency and effectiveness of the of the Office of Management and Budget
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acquisition process, while allowing the under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.
acquisition workforce the flexibility to
List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 219 and
innovate. The transformed DFARS will
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE contain only requirements of law, DoD-
wide policies, delegations of FAR Government procurement.
Defense Acquisition Regulations authorities, deviations from FAR
System Michele P. Peterson,
requirements, and policies/procedures
that have a significant effect beyond the Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations
48 CFR Parts 219 and 252 System.
internal operating procedures of DoD or
a significant cost or administrative Therefore, DoD proposes to amend 48
RIN 0750–AE93 impact on contractors or offerors. CFR parts 219 and 252 as follows:
Additional information on the DFARS 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR
Defense Federal Acquisition Transformation initiative is available at
Regulation Supplement; Small parts 219 and 252 continues to read as
http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/ follows:
Business Programs (DFARS Case dfars/transformation/index.htm.
2003–D047) Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR
This proposed rule is a result of the
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Chapter 1.
AGENCY: Defense Acquisition DFARS Transformation initiative. The
Regulations System, Department of proposed DFARS changes— PART 219—SMALL BUSINESS
Defense (DoD). • Update and clarify requirements for PROGRAMS
contracting with small business and
ACTION: Proposed rule with request for
small disadvantaged business concerns; 2. Section 219.000 is revised to read
comments.
and as follows:

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