Premium Forwarding Service, 44880-44881 [E7-15529]

Download as PDF 44880 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 153 / Thursday, August 9, 2007 / Notices comments, if any, received by the Peace Corps, the Peace Corps intends to publish its proposed routine use as final after the period for OMB and Congressional review is complete. Accordingly, the Peace Corps hereby proposes to amend General Routine Uses of its Privacy Act system notices, as published at 65 FR 53,772 (September 5, 2000), by adding the following new routine use: 3. August 28, 2007: Prehearing conference (10 a.m.). ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 202–789–6820 and stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. On July 31, 2007, the Postal Service filed a request seeking a recommended decision approving a change in the Domestic Mail Classification Schedule (DMCS) making Premium Forwarding Service (PFS) permanent.1 The request, which was filed pursuant to chapter 36 of title 39, United States Code, includes five attachments.2 In support of the Request, the Postal Service has filed Direct Testimony of Laraine B. Hope (USPS–T–1), Abdulkadir M. Abdirahman (USPS–T–2) and Gregory Dawson (USPS–T–3). For two years the Postal Service has been offering experimental PFS in accordance with the Commission’s Recommended Decision Approving the Stipulation and Agreement in Docket No. MC2005–1 and the Governor’s Decision of May 10, 2005, approving the recommendation. Based on the results of the experiment, the Postal Service has concluded that PFS is an attractive supplement to pre-existing options for customers who temporarily relocate. Request at 1–2. The Postal Service concurrently filed a conditional motion for waiver of certain filing requirements.3 The Postal Service claims that its submissions comply with the Commission’s filing requirements through incorporation by reference. It also acknowledges that it has supplemented materials developed for this request by incorporating documentation submitted by the Postal Service in the most recently concluded omnibus rate proceeding, Docket No. R2006–1. Accordingly, the Service requests a waiver of certain filing requirements pursuant to 39 CFR 3001.22, 3001.54(r), and 3001.64(h)(3) if SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: * * * * * General Routine Use M: To all appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when (1) The Peace Corps suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of information in the system of records has been compromised; (2) the Peace Corps has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the Peace Corps or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information; and (3) the disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the Peace Corps’ efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm. Dated: August 3, 2007. Wilbert Bryant, Associate Director—Management. [FR Doc. E7–15602 Filed 8–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6015–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. MC2007–3; Order No. 22] Premium Forwarding Service Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice and order. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This document announces a formal docket to consider changing the status of Premium Forwarding Service (PFS) from experimental to permanent. It describes the Postal Service’s proposal and makes several preliminary administrative decisions. Issuance of this document meets legal publication requirements and informs interested persons about key details, including opportunities for public participation and the decisionmaking timetable. DATES: 1. August 21, 2007: Deadline for intervention. 2. August 22, 2007: Deadline for response to motion for waiver. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Aug 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 1 Request of the United States Postal Service for a Recommended Decision on Premium Forwarding Service, July 31, 2007 (Request). 2 Attachment A contains the proposed Domestic Mail Classification Schedule language changes; Attachment B sets forth proposed Fee Schedule 937 for PFS; Attachment C is the Compliance Statement composed of responses to the Commission’s filing requirements; Attachment D is an index of testimony; and Attachment E is the certification required by Commission rule 54(p). 3 Statement of the United States Postal Service Concerning Compliance with Filing Requirements and Conditional Motion for Waiver, July 31, 2007 (Motion for Waiver). PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Commission finds that materials incorporated from Docket No. R2006–1 are not sufficient. Motion for Waiver at 2–3. The Postal Service also has filed United States Postal Service Request for Establishment of Settlement Procedures, August 2, 2007 (Settlement Request). The Postal Service contends that the testimony of its three witnesses in support of the Settlement Request is straightforward and the proposal to make PFS permanent would not change the terms of the existing service or its prices. Further, it maintains that PFS customer benefits and minor financial impact may increase the likelihood of settlement. Id. at 1. Thus, the Postal Service requests the Commission’s assistance in establishing settlement procedures for this proceeding. Id. at 3. The Request, accompanying testimony and other related material can be accessed electronically, via the Internet, on the Commission’s Web site (http://www.prc.gov). I. Proposed Premium Forwarding Service The Postal Service proposes to make Premium Forwarding Service permanent. PFS is intended for residential customers. When residential customers temporarily relocate to another domestic address this service reships all of their mail once a week. After a customer enrolls in PFS and his or her application is accepted, the Postal Service bundles and reships the mail to a temporary address. The customer’s mail is reshipped via Priority Mail in a Priority Mail package. PFS is available for a period of at least two weeks and no longer than one year (per application). This service also allows customers to specify whether to include the mail of the entire household or merely an individual addressee. Id. at 2. The Postal Service proposes that the existing application and weekly prices be retained. The fee for mail reshipped by PFS includes a $10.00 enrollment fee for the service and a weekly reshipment fee of $2.85. The customer also will be charged the Priority Mail postage appropriate for a 3-pound parcel to zone 6, currently $9.10. Altogether, customers will pay $11.95 for the weekly reshipment of their mail. The Postal Service asserts that permanent PFS would advance the general policies of the Postal Reorganization Act by reducing the time between entry of mail and recipients’ access to its valuable contents. E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 153 / Thursday, August 9, 2007 / Notices II. Commission’s Response Intervention. Those wishing to be heard in this matter are directed to file a notice of intervention on or before August 21, 2007. The notice of intervention shall be filed using the Internet (Filing Online) at the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov), unless a waiver is obtained for hardcopy filing. 39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 10(a). Settlement. The Commission will authorize settlement negotiations in this proceeding and appoint Postal Service counsel as settlement coordinator. In this capacity, Postal Service counsel shall file periodic reports on the status of settlement discussions. The Commission authorizes the settlement coordinator to hold a settlement conference, and will make its hearing room available for this purpose upon request. Authorization of settlement discussions does not constitute a finding on the necessity of hearings in this case. Prehearing conference. A prehearing conference will be held August 28, 2007, at 10 a.m. in the Commission’s hearing room. Participants shall be prepared to identify any issues(s) that would indicate a need to schedule a hearing, along with other matters referred to in this order. Conditional Motion for Waiver. Participants may comment on the Postal Service’s conditional motion to waive certain filing requirements. Responses to the Postal Service’s Motion for Waiver are due on or before August 22, 2007. Representation of the general public. In conformance with section 3624(a) of title 39, the Commission designates Kenneth E. Richardson, acting director of the Commission’s Office of the Consumer Advocate (OCA), to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. Pursuant to this designation, Mr. Richardson will direct the activities of Commission personnel assigned to assist him and, upon request, will supply their names for the record. Neither Mr. Richardson nor any of the assigned personnel will participate in or provide advice on any Commission decision in this proceeding. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. MC2007–3, Premium Forwarding Service, to consider the Postal Service Request referred to in the body of this order. 2. The Commission will sit en banc for this proceeding. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Aug 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 3. Postal Service counsel is appointed to serve as settlement coordinator in this proceeding. 4. Kenneth E. Richardson, acting director of the Commission’s Office of the Consumer Advocate, is designated to represent the interests of the general public. 5. The deadline for filing notices of intervention is August 21, 2007. 6. A prehearing conference will be held August 28, 2007 at 10 a.m. in the Commission’s hearing room. 7. Responses to the Postal Service’s Conditional Motion for Waiver of certain filing requirements are due on or before August 22, 2007. 8. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Steven W. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–15529 Filed 8–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–27921; File No. 812–13353] Sentinel Variable Products Trust, et al.; Notice of Application August 3, 2007. The Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application for an exemption pursuant to section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the ‘‘1940 Act’’) from the provisions of sections 9(a), 13(a), 15(a) and 15(b) of the 1940 Act and Rules 6e– 2(b)(15) and 6e–3(T)(b)(15) thereunder. AGENCY: Sentinel Variable Products Trust (the ‘‘Trust’’), Sentinel Asset Management, Inc. (‘‘SAM’’) (collectively, ‘‘Applicants’’). SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: Applicants seek an order pursuant to section 6(c) of the 1940 Act, exempting each life insurance company separate account supporting variable life insurance contracts (‘‘VLI Accounts’’) (and its insurance company depositor) that may invest in shares of the Trust or a ‘‘future trust’’ as defined below, from the provisions of sections 9(a), 13(a), 15(a), and 15(b) of the 1940 Act and Rules 6e– 2(b)(15) and 6e–3(T)(b)(15) thereunder to the extent necessary to permit such VLI Accounts to hold shares of the Trust or a future trust when one or more of the following other types of investors also hold shares of the Trust or a future trust: (1) A life insurance company separate APPLICANTS: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44881 account supporting variable annuity contracts (a ‘‘VA Account’’), (2) a VLI Account of a life insurance company that is not an affiliated person of the insurance company depositor of any other VLI Account, (3) the general account of an insurance company depositor of a VLI Account (representing seed money investments in the Trust or future trust), (4) the Trust’s or future trust’s investment adviser (representing seed money investments in the Trust or future trust), or (5) trustees of group qualified pension and group retirement plans (hereinafter, a ‘‘Plan’’) outside the separate account context. As used herein, a ‘‘future trust’’ is any investment company (or investment portfolio or series thereof), other than the Trust, shares of which are sold to VLI Accounts and to which Applicants or their affiliates may in the future serve as investment advisers, investment subadvisers, investment managers, administrators, principal underwriters or sponsors. Investment portfolios or series of the Trust or any future trust are referred to herein as ‘‘Insurance Funds.’’ FILING DATE: The application was filed on December 21, 2006, and amended on July 30, 2007. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Secretary of the Commission and serving Applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on August 28, 2007, and should be accompanied by proof of service on Applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons may request notification of a hearing by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. Applicants, c/o Kerry A. Jung, National Life Insurance Company, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, Vermont 05604; copies to David S. Goldstein, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004–2404. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen J. Sazzman, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551–6762, or Harry Eisenstein, Branch Chief, at (202) 551–6795, Office of Insurance Products, Division of Investment Management. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 153 (Thursday, August 9, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44880-44881]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-15529]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. MC2007-3; Order No. 22]


Premium Forwarding Service

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice and order.

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SUMMARY: This document announces a formal docket to consider changing 
the status of Premium Forwarding Service (PFS) from experimental to 
permanent. It describes the Postal Service's proposal and makes several 
preliminary administrative decisions. Issuance of this document meets 
legal publication requirements and informs interested persons about key 
details, including opportunities for public participation and the 
decisionmaking timetable.

DATES:  1. August 21, 2007: Deadline for intervention.
    2. August 22, 2007: Deadline for response to motion for waiver.
    3. August 28, 2007: Prehearing conference (10 a.m.).

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission's Filing 
Online system at http://www.prc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 
202-789-6820 and stephen.sharfman@prc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 31, 2007, the Postal Service filed a 
request seeking a recommended decision approving a change in the 
Domestic Mail Classification Schedule (DMCS) making Premium Forwarding 
Service (PFS) permanent.\1\ The request, which was filed pursuant to 
chapter 36 of title 39, United States Code, includes five 
attachments.\2\ In support of the Request, the Postal Service has filed 
Direct Testimony of Laraine B. Hope (USPS-T-1), Abdulkadir M. 
Abdirahman (USPS-T-2) and Gregory Dawson (USPS-T-3).
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    \1\ Request of the United States Postal Service for a 
Recommended Decision on Premium Forwarding Service, July 31, 2007 
(Request).
    \2\ Attachment A contains the proposed Domestic Mail 
Classification Schedule language changes; Attachment B sets forth 
proposed Fee Schedule 937 for PFS; Attachment C is the Compliance 
Statement composed of responses to the Commission's filing 
requirements; Attachment D is an index of testimony; and Attachment 
E is the certification required by Commission rule 54(p).
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    For two years the Postal Service has been offering experimental PFS 
in accordance with the Commission's Recommended Decision Approving the 
Stipulation and Agreement in Docket No. MC2005-1 and the Governor's 
Decision of May 10, 2005, approving the recommendation. Based on the 
results of the experiment, the Postal Service has concluded that PFS is 
an attractive supplement to pre-existing options for customers who 
temporarily relocate. Request at 1-2.
    The Postal Service concurrently filed a conditional motion for 
waiver of certain filing requirements.\3\ The Postal Service claims 
that its submissions comply with the Commission's filing requirements 
through incorporation by reference. It also acknowledges that it has 
supplemented materials developed for this request by incorporating 
documentation submitted by the Postal Service in the most recently 
concluded omnibus rate proceeding, Docket No. R2006-1. Accordingly, the 
Service requests a waiver of certain filing requirements pursuant to 39 
CFR 3001.22, 3001.54(r), and 3001.64(h)(3) if the Commission finds that 
materials incorporated from Docket No. R2006-1 are not sufficient. 
Motion for Waiver at 2-3.
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    \3\ Statement of the United States Postal Service Concerning 
Compliance with Filing Requirements and Conditional Motion for 
Waiver, July 31, 2007 (Motion for Waiver).
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    The Postal Service also has filed United States Postal Service 
Request for Establishment of Settlement Procedures, August 2, 2007 
(Settlement Request). The Postal Service contends that the testimony of 
its three witnesses in support of the Settlement Request is 
straightforward and the proposal to make PFS permanent would not change 
the terms of the existing service or its prices. Further, it maintains 
that PFS customer benefits and minor financial impact may increase the 
likelihood of settlement. Id. at 1. Thus, the Postal Service requests 
the Commission's assistance in establishing settlement procedures for 
this proceeding. Id. at 3.
    The Request, accompanying testimony and other related material can 
be accessed electronically, via the Internet, on the Commission's Web 
site (http://www.prc.gov).

I. Proposed Premium Forwarding Service

    The Postal Service proposes to make Premium Forwarding Service 
permanent. PFS is intended for residential customers. When residential 
customers temporarily relocate to another domestic address this service 
reships all of their mail once a week. After a customer enrolls in PFS 
and his or her application is accepted, the Postal Service bundles and 
reships the mail to a temporary address. The customer's mail is 
reshipped via Priority Mail in a Priority Mail package. PFS is 
available for a period of at least two weeks and no longer than one 
year (per application). This service also allows customers to specify 
whether to include the mail of the entire household or merely an 
individual addressee. Id. at 2. The Postal Service proposes that the 
existing application and weekly prices be retained.
    The fee for mail reshipped by PFS includes a $10.00 enrollment fee 
for the service and a weekly reshipment fee of $2.85. The customer also 
will be charged the Priority Mail postage appropriate for a 3-pound 
parcel to zone 6, currently $9.10. Altogether, customers will pay 
$11.95 for the weekly reshipment of their mail.
    The Postal Service asserts that permanent PFS would advance the 
general policies of the Postal Reorganization Act by reducing the time 
between entry of mail and recipients' access to its valuable contents.

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II. Commission's Response

    Intervention. Those wishing to be heard in this matter are directed 
to file a notice of intervention on or before August 21, 2007. The 
notice of intervention shall be filed using the Internet (Filing 
Online) at the Commission's Web site (http://www.prc.gov), unless a 
waiver is obtained for hardcopy filing. 39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 10(a).
    Settlement. The Commission will authorize settlement negotiations 
in this proceeding and appoint Postal Service counsel as settlement 
coordinator. In this capacity, Postal Service counsel shall file 
periodic reports on the status of settlement discussions. The 
Commission authorizes the settlement coordinator to hold a settlement 
conference, and will make its hearing room available for this purpose 
upon request. Authorization of settlement discussions does not 
constitute a finding on the necessity of hearings in this case.
    Prehearing conference. A prehearing conference will be held August 
28, 2007, at 10 a.m. in the Commission's hearing room. Participants 
shall be prepared to identify any issues(s) that would indicate a need 
to schedule a hearing, along with other matters referred to in this 
order.
    Conditional Motion for Waiver. Participants may comment on the 
Postal Service's conditional motion to waive certain filing 
requirements. Responses to the Postal Service's Motion for Waiver are 
due on or before August 22, 2007.
    Representation of the general public. In conformance with section 
3624(a) of title 39, the Commission designates Kenneth E. Richardson, 
acting director of the Commission's Office of the Consumer Advocate 
(OCA), to represent the interests of the general public in this 
proceeding. Pursuant to this designation, Mr. Richardson will direct 
the activities of Commission personnel assigned to assist him and, upon 
request, will supply their names for the record. Neither Mr. Richardson 
nor any of the assigned personnel will participate in or provide advice 
on any Commission decision in this proceeding.

It is ordered:

    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. MC2007-3, Premium 
Forwarding Service, to consider the Postal Service Request referred to 
in the body of this order.
    2. The Commission will sit en banc for this proceeding.
    3. Postal Service counsel is appointed to serve as settlement 
coordinator in this proceeding.
    4. Kenneth E. Richardson, acting director of the Commission's 
Office of the Consumer Advocate, is designated to represent the 
interests of the general public.
    5. The deadline for filing notices of intervention is August 21, 
2007.
    6. A prehearing conference will be held August 28, 2007 at 10 a.m. 
in the Commission's hearing room.
    7. Responses to the Postal Service's Conditional Motion for Waiver 
of certain filing requirements are due on or before August 22, 2007.
    8. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and 
order in the Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Steven W. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-15529 Filed 8-8-07; 8:45 am]
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