Priority Mail Contract, 58686-58687 [E8-23733]

Download as PDF 58686 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices Cyrus S. Benson, Team Leader, Publications Team, RIS Support Services/Support Group, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW.—Room 4H28, Washington, DC 20415, (202) 606–0623. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Howard Weizmann, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E8–23609 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT [OMB Control No. 3206–0234; STANDARD FORM (SF) 1153] Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Howard Weizmann, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E8–23610 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] U.S. Office of Personnel Management. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Comments on this proposal should be received within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: Send or deliver comments to: Robert D. Hendler, Program Manager, Center for Merit Systems Accountability, Division for Human Capital Leadership and Merit System Accountability, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 6484, Washington, DC 20415; and John W. Barkhamer, OPM Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. DATES: BILLING CODE 6325–43–P Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of an expiring information collection. This information collection, ‘‘Claim for Unpaid Compensation of Deceased Civilian Employee’’ (OMB Control No. 3206–0234; SF 1153), is used to collect information from individuals who have been designated as beneficiaries of the unpaid compensation of a deceased Federal civilian employee or who believe that their relationship to the deceased entitles them to receive the unpaid compensation of the deceased employee. OPM needs this information in order to adjudicate the claim and properly assign a deceased Federal civilian employee’s unpaid compensation to the appropriate individuals(s). We received no comments on our 60day notice on this information collection (SF 1153), published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2008. Approximately 3,000 SF 1153 forms are submitted annually. It takes approximately 15 minutes to complete the form. The annual estimated burden is 750 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Margaret A. Miller by telephone at (202) 606–2699, by FAX at (202) 418–3251, or by e-mail at Margaret.Miller@opm.gov. Please include your mailing address with your request. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2008–8 and CP2008–26; Order No. 111] Priority Mail Contract Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Priority Mail Contract 1 to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed a related contract. The notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings. DATES: Comments are due October 9, 2008. Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 202–789–6820 and stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction On September 23, 2008, the Postal Service filed a formal request pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq. to add the Priority Mail Contract 1 product to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service asserts that the Priority Mail Contract 1 product is a competitive product ‘‘not of general applicability’’ within the meaning of 39 PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). This Request has been assigned Docket No. MC2008–8.1 The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a contract related to the proposed new product pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 3015.5. The contract is assigned Docket No. CP2008–26. The Postal Service represents that the contract fits within the proposed Mail Classification Schedule (MCS) language and is set to expire 2 years from the effective date unless renewed by mutual consent. Request. The Request is filed pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq. The Request incorporates (1) A redacted version of the Governors’ Decision authorizing the new product; (2) a redacted version of the contract; (3) requested changes in the MCS product list; (4) submission of supporting material under seal; and (5) certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a).2 Substantively, it requests that the Priority Mail Contract 1 product be added to the competitive product list. Request at 1–2. The Postal Service states the service to be provided under the contract will cover its attributable costs and make a positive contribution to coverage of institutional costs.3 The Postal Service also asserts that the contract will increase contribution toward the requisite 5.5 percent of the Postal Service’s total institutional costs. As a result, the Request contends there will be no issue of subsidization of competitive products by market dominant products. Id. at 1. The Postal Service’s filing includes a redacted version of the contract related to the proposed new product pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 3015.5. By its terms, the contract will expire 2 years from the effective date, which is proposed to be 1 day after the Commission approves the required addition of this product to the product list. The Postal Service maintains that the contract pricing and customer1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract to Competitive Product List and Notice of Establishment of Rates and Class Not of General Applicability, September 23, 2008 (Request). 2 Attachment A to the Request consists of the redacted Decision of the Governors of the United States Postal Service on Establishment of Rates and Class Not of General Applicability for Priority Mail Service (Governors’ Decision No. 08–11). The Governors’ Decision includes an attachment which is an analysis of the proposed Priority Mail Service Contract. Attachment B is the redacted version of the contract. Attachment C shows the requested changes in the MCS product list. Attachment D provides a statement of supporting justification for this Request. Attachment E provides the certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a). 3 See Attachment D which provides information on the impact of the product cost and states that Priority Mail is provided in a highly competitive market which affects the pricing of these products. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices 58687 6811, or Marilyn Mann, Branch Chief, at (202) 551–6821 (Office of Investment Company Regulation, Division of Investment Management). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained for a fee at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1520 (telephone (202) 551–5850). specific information, as well as portions of the Governors’ Decision, should remain confidential. In its Request, the Postal Service provides an analysis of the contract which, among other things, concludes that it is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a) and 39 CFR 3015.7(c). The analysis notes that the contract is not risk free, but concludes that the risks are manageable. See Attachment to Governors’ Decision. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION II. Notice of Filings 1. The Trust, a Delaware statutory trust, is registered under the Act as an open-end management investment company and offers multiple series, each of which has its own distinct investment objectives and policies (‘‘Funds’’).1 The Trust currently offers 26 Funds. The Aberdeen Optimal Summary of the Application: Allocations Fund: Defensive; Aberdeen Applicants request an order that would Optimal Allocations Fund: Moderate; permit certain series of registered open- Aberdeen Optimal Allocations Fund: end management investment companies Moderate Growth; Aberdeen Optimal to acquire shares of other registered Allocations Fund: Growth; and open-end management investment Aberdeen Optimal Allocations Fund: companies and unit investment trusts Specialty (collectively, the ‘‘Optimal that are within or outside the same Allocation Funds’’) are the only Funds group of investment companies. that currently intend to rely on the Applicants: Aberdeen Funds (the requested relief. Shares of the Optimal ‘‘Trust’’) and Aberdeen Asset Allocation Funds are offered directly to Management Inc. (the ‘‘Adviser’’). the public and may be offered to Filing Dates: The application was insurance company separate accounts filed on May 8, 2008. Applicants have (‘‘Separate Accounts’’) that fund agreed to file an amendment during the variable annuity and variable life notice period, the substance of which is insurance contracts (‘‘Variable reflected herein. Contracts’’) issued by insurance Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An companies that are not affiliates of the order granting the application will be Adviser. The Separate Accounts may be issued unless the Commission orders a registered under the Act (‘‘Registered hearing. Interested persons may request Separate Accounts’’), or unregistered a hearing by writing to the thereunder (‘‘Unregistered Separate Commission’s Secretary and serving Accounts’’). applicants with a copy of the request, 2. The Adviser is a Delaware personally or by mail. Hearing requests corporation and a registered investment should be received by the Commission adviser under the Investment Advisers by 5:30 p.m. on October 27, 2008, and Act of 1940, and serves as investment should be accompanied by proof of adviser to each Fund. The Adviser is a service on applicants in the form of an wholly owned subsidiary of Aberdeen affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of Asset Management PLC. service. Hearing requests should state 3. Applicants request relief to permit: the nature of the writer’s interest, the (a) Certain Funds (each a ‘‘Fund of reason for the request, and the issues Funds’’) to acquire shares of registered contested. Persons who wish to be open-end management investment notified of a hearing may request 1 Applicants request that the order extend to any notification by writing to the future series of the Trust, and any other existing or Commission’s Secretary. future registered open-end management investment ADDRESSES: Secretary, U.S. Securities companies and their series that are part of the same and Exchange Commission, 100 F group of investment companies, as defined in section 12(d)(1)(G)(ii) of the Act, as the Trust and Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549– 1090; Applicants: Adviser, 1735 Market are, or may in the future be, advised by the Adviser or any other investment adviser controlling, Street, 37th Floor, Philadelphia, PA controlled by, or under common control with the 19103; Trust, 5 Tower Bridge, 300 Barr Adviser (included in the term, ‘‘Funds’’). The Trust is the only registered investment company that Harbor Drive, Ste. 300, West currently intends to rely on the requested order. Conshohocken, PA 19428. Any other entity that relies on the order in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean future will comply with the terms and conditions Minarick, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551– of the application. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2008–8 and CP2008–26 for consideration of the Request pertaining to the Priority Mail Contract 1 product and the related contract. In keeping with practice, these dockets are addressed on a consolidated basis for purposes of this order; however, future filings should be made in the specific docket in which issues being addressed pertain. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s filings in the captioned dockets are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642. Comments are due no later than October 9, 2008. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Michael Ravnitzky to serve as Public Representative in the captioned filings. III. Ordering Paragraphs mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2008–8 and CP2008–26 for consideration of the matters raised in each docket. 2. The Commission, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, appoints Michael Ravnitzky to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings. 3. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than October 9, 2008. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Steven W. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–23733 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 [Investment Company Act Release No. 28429; 812–13530] Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. and Aberdeen Funds, et al.; Notice of Application September 30, 2008. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application for an order under section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act, and under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from section 17(a) of the Act. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00159 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Applicants’ Representations E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58686-58687]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23733]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2008-8 and CP2008-26; Order No. 111]


Priority Mail Contract

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service 
request to add Priority Mail Contract 1 to the Competitive Product 
List. The Postal Service has also filed a related contract. The notice 
addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.

DATES: Comments are due October 9, 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 23, 2008, the Postal Service filed a formal request 
pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq. to add the 
Priority Mail Contract 1 product to the Competitive Product List. The 
Postal Service asserts that the Priority Mail Contract 1 product is a 
competitive product ``not of general applicability'' within the meaning 
of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). This Request has been assigned Docket No. 
MC2008-8.\1\
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    \1\ Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority 
Mail Contract to Competitive Product List and Notice of 
Establishment of Rates and Class Not of General Applicability, 
September 23, 2008 (Request).
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    The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a contract related to 
the proposed new product pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 
3015.5. The contract is assigned Docket No. CP2008-26. The Postal 
Service represents that the contract fits within the proposed Mail 
Classification Schedule (MCS) language and is set to expire 2 years 
from the effective date unless renewed by mutual consent.
    Request. The Request is filed pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 
3020.30 et seq. The Request incorporates (1) A redacted version of the 
Governors' Decision authorizing the new product; (2) a redacted version 
of the contract; (3) requested changes in the MCS product list; (4) 
submission of supporting material under seal; and (5) certification of 
compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a).\2\ Substantively, it requests that 
the Priority Mail Contract 1 product be added to the competitive 
product list. Request at 1-2. The Postal Service states the service to 
be provided under the contract will cover its attributable costs and 
make a positive contribution to coverage of institutional costs.\3\ The 
Postal Service also asserts that the contract will increase 
contribution toward the requisite 5.5 percent of the Postal Service's 
total institutional costs. As a result, the Request contends there will 
be no issue of subsidization of competitive products by market dominant 
products. Id. at 1.
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    \2\ Attachment A to the Request consists of the redacted 
Decision of the Governors of the United States Postal Service on 
Establishment of Rates and Class Not of General Applicability for 
Priority Mail Service (Governors' Decision No. 08-11). The 
Governors' Decision includes an attachment which is an analysis of 
the proposed Priority Mail Service Contract. Attachment B is the 
redacted version of the contract. Attachment C shows the requested 
changes in the MCS product list. Attachment D provides a statement 
of supporting justification for this Request. Attachment E provides 
the certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a).
    \3\ See Attachment D which provides information on the impact of 
the product cost and states that Priority Mail is provided in a 
highly competitive market which affects the pricing of these 
products.
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    The Postal Service's filing includes a redacted version of the 
contract related to the proposed new product pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 
3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 3015.5. By its terms, the contract will expire 2 
years from the effective date, which is proposed to be 1 day after the 
Commission approves the required addition of this product to the 
product list. The Postal Service maintains that the contract pricing 
and customer-

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specific information, as well as portions of the Governors' Decision, 
should remain confidential.
    In its Request, the Postal Service provides an analysis of the 
contract which, among other things, concludes that it is consistent 
with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a) and 39 CFR 3015.7(c). The analysis notes that 
the contract is not risk free, but concludes that the risks are 
manageable. See Attachment to Governors' Decision.

II. Notice of Filings

    The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2008-8 and CP2008-26 for 
consideration of the Request pertaining to the Priority Mail Contract 1 
product and the related contract. In keeping with practice, these 
dockets are addressed on a consolidated basis for purposes of this 
order; however, future filings should be made in the specific docket in 
which issues being addressed pertain.
    Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal 
Service's filings in the captioned dockets are consistent with the 
policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642. Comments are due no later 
than October 9, 2008. The public portions of these filings can be 
accessed via the Commission's Web site (http://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints Michael Ravnitzky to serve as Public 
Representative in the captioned filings.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2008-8 and CP2008-26 
for consideration of the matters raised in each docket.
    2. The Commission, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, appoints Michael 
Ravnitzky to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) 
to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings.
    3. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no 
later than October 9, 2008.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Steven W. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-23733 Filed 10-6-08; 8:45 am]
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