Competitive Products Price Changes, 70390-70391 [E8-27655]

Download as PDF 70390 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 225 / Thursday, November 20, 2008 / Notices 0038 in the search field on the home page. Daniel Brinza, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement. [FR Doc. E8–27658 Filed 11–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W9–P John Maher, General Counsel. James F. McDermott, Director of Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mark Reinhold, Deputy Associate Director for Human Capital Management Services—Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. E8–27533 Filed 11–19–08; 8:45 am] OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT BILLING CODE 6325–38–P SES Performance Review Board POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: [Docket No. CP2009–8; Order No. 132] Competitive Products Price Changes Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the OPM Performance Review Board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Smith, Center for Human Capital Management Services, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20415, (202) 606– 4473. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4314(c)(1) through (5) of Title 5, U.S.C., requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more SES performance review boards. The board reviews and evaluates the initial appraisal of a senior executive’s performance by the supervisor, and considers recommendations to the appointing authority regarding the performance of the senior executive. SUMMARY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Office of Personnel Management. Michael W. Hager, Acting Director. The following have been designated as members of the Performance Review Board of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management: Howard Weizmann, Deputy Director— Chair. Patricia Hollis, Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs. Mark Reger, Chief Financial Officer. Kay Ely, Associate Director, Human Resources Products and Services Division. Nancy Kichak, Associate Director, Strategic Human Resources Policy Division. Kevin Mahoney, Associate Director, Human Capital Leadership and Merit System Accountability Division. Kathy Dillaman, Associate Director, Federal Investigative Services Division. Ronald Flom, Associate Director, Management Services Division and Chief Human Capital Officer. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Nov 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently filed Postal Service notice of changes to rates of general applicability for competitive products and related classification changes. The price changes are scheduled to become effective January 18, 2009. DATES: Comments are due December 1, 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. On November 13, 2008, the Postal Service filed notice with the Commission concerning changes in rates of general applicability for competitive products.1 The Filing also includes related mail classification changes. As required by the Commission’s rules, 39 CFR 3015.2(b), the Filing includes an explanation and justification for the changes, the effective date, and a schedule of the changed rates. The price changes are scheduled to become effective January 18, 2009. Attached to the Filing is the Governors’ Decision evaluating the new prices and classification changes in accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3632–33 and 39 CFR 3015.2. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 See Notice of the United States Postal Service of Changes in Rates of General Applicability for Competitive Products Established in Governors’ Decision No. 08–19, November 13, 2008 (Filing). The Filing is available on the Commission’s Web site, http://www.prc.gov, under Daily Listings for November 13, 2008. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(2), the Postal Service is obligated to publish the Governors’ Decision and record of proceedings in the Federal Register at least 30 days before the effective date of the new rates or classes. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Governors’ Decision includes two Attachments. Attachment A provides an analysis of the competitive products’ price and classification changes intended to demonstrate that the changes comply with section 3633(a) of title 39 and the Commission’s rules.2 39 CFR 3015.7(c). Attachment B to the Governors’ Decision sets forth the price changes and related product description changes to be incorporated into the draft Mail Classification Schedule. Selected highlights of the price and classification changes follow. Express Mail. Overall, Express Mail prices increase by approximately 5.7 percent, with average retail prices increasing by approximately 6 percent. Changes to the price structure include supplanting the current Commercial Volume Incentives category with a Commercial Plus category that provides lower prices, rather than rebates, for customers meeting specified volume levels. Customers paying through the use of qualifying metered systems will be eligible for the lower prices currently available to customers paying postage online and through authorized payment methods. Priority Mail. Priority Mail prices increase by 3.9 percent overall, with average retail prices increasing by about 4.7 percent. Changes to the price structure include the creation of a Commercial Plus category, similar to the one for Express Mail, to provide lower prices for customers mailing specified volumes. A small flat-rate box is also added as a new Priority Mail option. Pricing incentives currently available to customers paying postage online or through authorized payment methods are extended to customers paying through the use of qualifying metered systems. Parcel Select. Parcel Select service increases, on average, by 5.9 percent. Prices are designed to encourage dropshipping at destination delivery units (DDUs), and accordingly, increase more for destination bulk mail center (BMC) entry than for destination sectional center facility entry and DDU entry. Parcel Return. Parcel Return service increases, on average, by 5.3 percent. Return BMC prices will increase by 7.1 percent with no increase for return delivery unit prices. Global Express Guaranteed. Global Express Guaranteed service increases, on average, by 11.2 percent. Price 2 Page 4 of Attachment A to the Governors’ Decision was filed publisly in redacted form. The unredacted version of page 4 was filed under seal in the nonpublic index. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 225 / Thursday, November 20, 2008 / Notices increases vary by country group and weight increment. Qualified customers paying through information-based indicia postage meters will be eligible for the lower prices currently available to customers paying online or through an authorized PC postage vender. Express Mail International. Express Mail International service increases, on average, by 8.5 percent. Price increases vary by country group and weight increment. Qualified customers paying through information-based indicia postage meters will be eligible for the lower prices currently available to customers paying online or through an authorized PC postage vender. The country group structure is also expanded from 9 to 10 country groups. Priority Mail International. Priority Mail International prices increase on average by 8.5 percent. Different increases apply depending on the weight and country group. Qualified customers paying through informationbased indicia postage meters will be eligible for the lower prices currently available to customers paying online or through an authorized PC postage vender. A small flat-rate box is also added as a new Priority Mail International option. The country group structure is also expanded from 9 to 10 country groups. M-bags. International Direct Sacks— M-bags (Airmail M-bags) increase by approximately 8 percent. Details of these changes may be found in Attachment B to the Filing. The establishment of rates of general applicability for competitive products and the associated mail classification changes effects a change in the Mail Classification Schedule. As such, pursuant to subpart E of part 3020 of its rules, 39 CFR 3020.90 et seq., the Commission provides notice of the Postal Service’s Filing. 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 and 39 CFR part 3015 and 39 CFR 3020 subpart B. Comments are due no later than December 1, 2008. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Emmett Rand Costich is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in the above-captioned docket. It is Ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2009–8 to provide interested persons an opportunity to express views and offer comments on whether the planned changes are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Nov 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 and 39 CFR part 3015 and 39 CFR part 3020 subpart B. 2. Comments on the Filing are due no later than December 1, 2008. 3. The Commission appoints Emmett Rand Costich 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. E8–27655 Filed 11–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copy Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Form N–54C, SEC File No. 270–184, OMB Control No. 3235–0236. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Form N–54C (17 CFR 274.54) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a) is a notification to the Commission that a company withdraws its election to be regulated as a business development company. Such a company only has to file a Form N–54C once. It is estimated that approximately 12 respondents per year file with the Commission a Form N–54C. Form N– 54C requires approximately 1 burden hour per response resulting from creating and filing the information required by the Form. The total burden hours for Form N–54C would be 12 hours per year in the aggregate. The estimated annual burden of 12 hours represents a decrease of 6 hours over the prior estimate of 18 hours. The decrease in burden hours is attributable to a decrease in the number of respondents from 18 to 12. The estimate of average burden hours for Form N–54C is made solely for the purposes of the Act and is not derived PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70391 from a comprehensive or even representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Please direct your written comments to Lewis W. Walker, Acting Director/ CIO, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: November 13, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–27580 Filed 11–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copy Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213 Extension: Form N–6F, SEC File No. 270–185, OMB Control No. 3235–0238. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Form N–6F (17 CFR 274.15), Notice of Intent to be Subject to Sections 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act of 1940.’’ The purpose of Form N–6F is to allow business development companies to E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CP2009-8; Order No. 132]


Competitive Products Price Changes

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently filed Postal Service 
notice of changes to rates of general applicability for competitive 
products and related classification changes. The price changes are 
scheduled to become effective January 18, 2009.

DATES: Comments are due December 1, 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: On November 13, 2008, the Postal Service 
filed notice with the Commission concerning changes in rates of general 
applicability for competitive products.\1\ The Filing also includes 
related mail classification changes. As required by the Commission's 
rules, 39 CFR 3015.2(b), the Filing includes an explanation and 
justification for the changes, the effective date, and a schedule of 
the changed rates. The price changes are scheduled to become effective 
January 18, 2009.
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    \1\ See Notice of the United States Postal Service of Changes in 
Rates of General Applicability for Competitive Products Established 
in Governors' Decision No. 08-19, November 13, 2008 (Filing). The 
Filing is available on the Commission's Web site, http://
www.prc.gov, under Daily Listings for November 13, 2008. Pursuant to 
39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(2), the Postal Service is obligated to publish the 
Governors' Decision and record of proceedings in the Federal 
Register at least 30 days before the effective date of the new rates 
or classes.
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    Attached to the Filing is the Governors' Decision evaluating the 
new prices and classification changes in accordance with 39 U.S.C. 
3632-33 and 39 CFR 3015.2.
    The Governors' Decision includes two Attachments. Attachment A 
provides an analysis of the competitive products' price and 
classification changes intended to demonstrate that the changes comply 
with section 3633(a) of title 39 and the Commission's rules.\2\ 39 CFR 
3015.7(c).
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    \2\ Page 4 of Attachment A to the Governors' Decision was filed 
publisly in redacted form. The unredacted version of page 4 was 
filed under seal in the nonpublic index.
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    Attachment B to the Governors' Decision sets forth the price 
changes and related product description changes to be incorporated into 
the draft Mail Classification Schedule. Selected highlights of the 
price and classification changes follow.
    Express Mail. Overall, Express Mail prices increase by 
approximately 5.7 percent, with average retail prices increasing by 
approximately 6 percent. Changes to the price structure include 
supplanting the current Commercial Volume Incentives category with a 
Commercial Plus category that provides lower prices, rather than 
rebates, for customers meeting specified volume levels. Customers 
paying through the use of qualifying metered systems will be eligible 
for the lower prices currently available to customers paying postage 
online and through authorized payment methods.
    Priority Mail. Priority Mail prices increase by 3.9 percent 
overall, with average retail prices increasing by about 4.7 percent. 
Changes to the price structure include the creation of a Commercial 
Plus category, similar to the one for Express Mail, to provide lower 
prices for customers mailing specified volumes. A small flat-rate box 
is also added as a new Priority Mail option. Pricing incentives 
currently available to customers paying postage online or through 
authorized payment methods are extended to customers paying through the 
use of qualifying metered systems.
    Parcel Select. Parcel Select service increases, on average, by 5.9 
percent. Prices are designed to encourage dropshipping at destination 
delivery units (DDUs), and accordingly, increase more for destination 
bulk mail center (BMC) entry than for destination sectional center 
facility entry and DDU entry.
    Parcel Return. Parcel Return service increases, on average, by 5.3 
percent. Return BMC prices will increase by 7.1 percent with no 
increase for return delivery unit prices.
    Global Express Guaranteed. Global Express Guaranteed service 
increases, on average, by 11.2 percent. Price

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increases vary by country group and weight increment. Qualified 
customers paying through information-based indicia postage meters will 
be eligible for the lower prices currently available to customers 
paying online or through an authorized PC postage vender.
    Express Mail International. Express Mail International service 
increases, on average, by 8.5 percent. Price increases vary by country 
group and weight increment. Qualified customers paying through 
information-based indicia postage meters will be eligible for the lower 
prices currently available to customers paying online or through an 
authorized PC postage vender. The country group structure is also 
expanded from 9 to 10 country groups.
    Priority Mail International. Priority Mail International prices 
increase on average by 8.5 percent. Different increases apply depending 
on the weight and country group. Qualified customers paying through 
information-based indicia postage meters will be eligible for the lower 
prices currently available to customers paying online or through an 
authorized PC postage vender. A small flat-rate box is also added as a 
new Priority Mail International option. The country group structure is 
also expanded from 9 to 10 country groups.
    M-bags. International Direct Sacks--M-bags (Airmail M-bags) 
increase by approximately 8 percent.
    Details of these changes may be found in Attachment B to the 
Filing.
    The establishment of rates of general applicability for competitive 
products and the associated mail classification changes effects a 
change in the Mail Classification Schedule. As such, pursuant to 
subpart E of part 3020 of its rules, 39 CFR 3020.90 et seq., the 
Commission provides notice of the Postal Service's Filing. 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 and 39 CFR part 3015 and 39 CFR 3020 subpart B. Comments are due 
no later than December 1, 2008.
    Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Emmett Rand Costich is appointed to 
serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent 
the interests of the general public in the above-captioned docket.
    It is Ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2009-8 to provide 
interested persons an opportunity to express views and offer comments 
on whether the planned changes are consistent with the policies of 39 
U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642 and 39 CFR part 3015 and 39 CFR part 3020 
subpart B.
    2. Comments on the Filing are due no later than December 1, 2008.
    3. The Commission appoints Emmett Rand Costich 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. E8-27655 Filed 11-19-08; 8:45 am]
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