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This information collection, ‘‘Procedures for Submitting Compensation and Leave Claims’’ (OMB Control No. 3206–0232; OPM Form 1673), is used to collect information from current and former Federal civilian employees who are submitting a claim for compensation and/or leave. OPM VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Sep 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service Global Expedited Package Service negotiated service agreement. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations. DATES: Comments are due October 2, 2008. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 202–789–6820 and stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction On September 22, 2008, the Postal Service filed a notice, which has been assigned to Docket No. CP2008–25.1 This Notice announces an individual negotiated service agreement, namely, a specific Global Expedited Package Service (GEPS) contract the Postal Service has entered into with an individual mailer. The Postal Service believes that it is functionally equivalent to the Global Expedited Package Services 1 (GEPS 1) product established in Docket No. CP2008–5. Docket No. CP2008–5. The Governor’s Decision supporting the GEPS 1 product was filed in consolidated Docket No. CP2008–5.2 In Order No. 86, the Commission established GEPS 1 as a product and held that additional contracts may be included as part of the GEPS 1 product if they meet the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633, and if they are substantially equivalent to the initial GEPS 1 contract filed in Docket No. CP2008–5.3 The GEPS 1 product provides volume-based incentives for mailers that send large volumes of Express Mail International (EMI) and/or Priority Mail International (PMI). Related contract. The Postal Service filed the proposed contract in this docket pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5, asserting that it is in accord with Order No. 86 and is substantially equivalent to the initial GEPS 1 contract filed with the Commission. Id. In support of its filing, the Postal Service also provides the contract and certain supporting material under seal. The Notice contains the Postal Service’s arguments that this contract is substantially equivalent and that it exhibits similar cost and market characteristics. Notice at 3–5. The Postal Service also maintains that the contract, by virtue of its terms, fits within the proposed Mail Classification Schedule language for GEPS 1. Id. at 2. While maintaining that the contract is substantially equivalent to the initial GEPS 1 contract, the Postal Service 1 Notice of United States Postal Service Filing of Functionally Equivalent Global Expedited Package Services 1 Negotiated Service Agreement, September 22, 2008 (Notice). 2 Docket No. CP2008–5, United States Postal Service Notice of Filing Redacted Copy of Governors’ Decision No. 08–7, July 23, 2008. 3 Docket No. CP2008–5, Order Concerning Global Expedited Package Services Contracts, June 27, 2008 at 7 (Order No. 86) (‘‘The Commission will verify whether or not any subsequent contract is in fact substantially equivalent. Contracts not having substantially the same terms and conditions as the GEPS 1 contract must be filed under 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B.’’). E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 190 / Tuesday, September 30, 2008 / Notices notes that the contract may differ in minor respects; for example, prices may vary due to volume commitments, signing dates of the agreements, existence of previous agreements, and other case specific and negotiation related factors. Id. at 4–5. The Postal Service maintains, however, that ‘‘[i]ncidental differences to accommodate the respective mailer[] do nothing to detract from the conclusion that the[] agreement[] [is] ‘functionally equivalent in all pertinent respects.’ ’’ Id. at 5. The Postal Service asks that the contract be added to the existing GEPS 1 product. Id. at 2 and 5. It further notes that the contract is ‘‘set to expire one year after the Postal Service notifies the customer that all necessary approvals and reviews of the agreement have been obtained, culminating with a favorable conclusion on review by the Commission.’’ Id. at 2. II. Notice of Filings The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2008–25 for review of this contract. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). Interested persons may express views and offer comments on whether the planned changes are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642. Comments are due no later than October 2, 2008. The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington to serve as Public Representative in this docket. III. Ordering Paragraphs ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES It is Ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2008–25 for consideration of the matters raised in this docket. 2. Comments on issues in these proceedings are due no later than October 2, 2008. 3. The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington as Public Representative to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register . By the Commission. Steven W. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–22980 Filed 9–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold an Open Meeting on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 10 a.m., in the Auditorium, Room L– 002. The subject matter of the Open Meeting will be: Item 1: The Commission will hear oral argument on an appeal by Gary M. 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The law judge found that Nature’s Sunshine had violated Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Exchange Act Rules 13a–1 and 13a–13 by failing to file any annual report on Form 10–K since filing its Form 10–K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and by failing to file any quarterly report on Form 10–Q with financial statements that had been reviewed by a registered independent public accounting firm since filing its Form 10–Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2005. Issues likely to be considered include whether it is necessary or appropriate for the protection of investors to revoke the registration of Nature’s Sunshine’s common stock. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. 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At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Dated: September 24, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–22830 Filed 9–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Sep 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 56869 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 24, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–22858 Filed 9–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58625; File No. SR–Amex– 2008–51] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change as Modified by Amendment Nos. 1 and 2 Thereto Related to Amendments to Rule 991 (Communications to Customers) and Rule 921 (Opening of Accounts) September 23, 2008. 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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CP2008-25; Order No. 110]


Global Expedited Package Service Contracts

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service 
Global Expedited Package Service negotiated service agreement. This 
action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal 
operations.

DATES: Comments are due October 2, 2008.

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:

I. Introduction

    On September 22, 2008, the Postal Service filed a notice, which has 
been assigned to Docket No. CP2008-25.\1\ This Notice announces an 
individual negotiated service agreement, namely, a specific Global 
Expedited Package Service (GEPS) contract the Postal Service has 
entered into with an individual mailer. The Postal Service believes 
that it is functionally equivalent to the Global Expedited Package 
Services 1 (GEPS 1) product established in Docket No. CP2008-5.
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    \1\ Notice of United States Postal Service Filing of 
Functionally Equivalent Global Expedited Package Services 1 
Negotiated Service Agreement, September 22, 2008 (Notice).
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    Docket No. CP2008-5. The Governor's Decision supporting the GEPS 1 
product was filed in consolidated Docket No. CP2008-5.\2\ In Order No. 
86, the Commission established GEPS 1 as a product and held that 
additional contracts may be included as part of the GEPS 1 product if 
they meet the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633, and if they are 
substantially equivalent to the initial GEPS 1 contract filed in Docket 
No. CP2008-5.\3\ The GEPS 1 product provides volume-based incentives 
for mailers that send large volumes of Express Mail International (EMI) 
and/or Priority Mail International (PMI).
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    \2\ Docket No. CP2008-5, United States Postal Service Notice of 
Filing Redacted Copy of Governors' Decision No. 08-7, July 23, 2008.
    \3\ Docket No. CP2008-5, Order Concerning Global Expedited 
Package Services Contracts, June 27, 2008 at 7 (Order No. 86) (``The 
Commission will verify whether or not any subsequent contract is in 
fact substantially equivalent. Contracts not having substantially 
the same terms and conditions as the GEPS 1 contract must be filed 
under 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B.'').
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    Related contract. The Postal Service filed the proposed contract in 
this docket pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5, asserting that it is in accord 
with Order No. 86 and is substantially equivalent to the initial GEPS 1 
contract filed with the Commission. Id. In support of its filing, the 
Postal Service also provides the contract and certain supporting 
material under seal. The Notice contains the Postal Service's arguments 
that this contract is substantially equivalent and that it exhibits 
similar cost and market characteristics. Notice at 3-5. The Postal 
Service also maintains that the contract, by virtue of its terms, fits 
within the proposed Mail Classification Schedule language for GEPS 1. 
Id. at 2.
    While maintaining that the contract is substantially equivalent to 
the initial GEPS 1 contract, the Postal Service

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notes that the contract may differ in minor respects; for example, 
prices may vary due to volume commitments, signing dates of the 
agreements, existence of previous agreements, and other case specific 
and negotiation related factors. Id. at 4-5. The Postal Service 
maintains, however, that ``[i]ncidental differences to accommodate the 
respective mailer[] do nothing to detract from the conclusion that 
the[] agreement[] [is] `functionally equivalent in all pertinent 
respects.' '' Id. at 5.
    The Postal Service asks that the contract be added to the existing 
GEPS 1 product. Id. at 2 and 5. It further notes that the contract is 
``set to expire one year after the Postal Service notifies the customer 
that all necessary approvals and reviews of the agreement have been 
obtained, culminating with a favorable conclusion on review by the 
Commission.'' Id. at 2.

II. Notice of Filings

    The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2008-25 for review of this 
contract. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the 
Commission's Web site (http://www.prc.gov).
    Interested persons may express views and offer comments on whether 
the planned changes are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 
3633, or 3642. Comments are due no later than October 2, 2008.
    The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington to serve as Public 
Representative in this docket.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is Ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2008-25 for 
consideration of the matters raised in this docket.
    2. Comments on issues in these proceedings are due no later than 
October 2, 2008.
    3. The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington as Public 
Representative to represent the interests of the general public in this 
proceeding.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register .

    By the Commission.
Steven W. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-22980 Filed 9-29-08; 8:45 am]
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