[Federal Register: December 6, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 233)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
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Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 201

[PA 2004-2]

Inspection and Copying of Records

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.


SUMMARY: This document makes a non-substantive, technical amendment to 
a Copyright Office regulation.

DATES: This rule is effective January 5, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra L. Jones, Writer-Editor, or 
Marilyn J. Kretsinger, Associate General Counsel, Copyright GC/I&R, PO 
Box 70400, Southwest Station, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 
707-8380. Telefax: (202) 707-8366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This rule makes a technical amendment to 37 
CFR 201 to remove the hours of direct public use of computers intended 
to access the automated equivalent of portions of the in-process files 
in the Records Maintenance Unit of the Copyright Office. New hours of 
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. are being implemented; but for administrative 
reasons, the Office decided not to include the time schedule as part of 
the regulation.
    The reason for the change is current staff resources. A very small 
staff, working on a fixed schedule of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., covers 
this public area. Reducing the hours of public access, gives the staff 
needed time at the beginning and end of the day to open up and close 
down the area for the public. The new hours will both provide the staff 
with the time necessary to complete these tasks without working beyond 
their normal duty schedule and afford the public a sufficient amount of 
time to use the files.

List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 201


Final Rule

For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 37 CFR part 201 is amended 
as follows:


1. The authority citation for Part 201 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 17 U.S.C. 702

2. Section 201.2(b)(2) is amended by removing ``8:30 a.m. to 5:00,''.

    Dated: December 1, 2004
Marilyn J. Kretsinger,
Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 04-26740 Filed 12-3-04; 8:45 am]