Sunshine Act Meeting, 70683 [E8-27832]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 226 / Friday, November 21, 2008 / Notices dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES The Postal Service contemporaneously filed notice that the Governors have authorized a Type 2 rate adjustment to establish rates for inbound market dominant services as reflected in the Bilateral Agreement.2 More specifically, the Bilateral Agreement, which has been assigned Docket No. R2009–1, governs the exchange of inbound air and surface letters post (LC/AO) and Xpresspost from Canada.3 The Request includes two attachments. Attachment 1 sets forth proposed Mail Classification Schedule language; Attachment 2 provides a Statement of Supporting Justification as required by 39 CFR 3020.32. In addition, the Postal Service indicates that it filed an unredacted copy of the contract and supporting materials under seal. Request at 2, n.2. In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Lea Emerson, Executive Director, International Postal Affairs, reviews the factors of section 3622(c) and concludes, inter alia, that the revenues generated will cover the attributable costs of the services offered under the Bilateral Agreement; that the rates are preferable to default rates set by the Universal Postal Union; and that the rates represent a modest increase over those reflected in the existing bilateral agreement with Canada Post. Request, Attachment 2, at 2–4. In its Request, the Postal Service provides information responsive to part 3010, subpart D of the Commission’s rules. To that end, it addresses the requirements of section 3622(c)(10) as well as certain details of the negotiated service agreement. Request at 2–7. The Postal Service asserts that the Bilateral Agreement satisfies all applicable statutory criteria. Id. at 7–8. The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, financial analysis, and specific Bilateral Agreement under seal. Id. at 2, n.2. The Postal Service maintains that the Bilateral Agreement and related financial information should remain under seal, as they contain pricing, cost, and other information that are highly confidential. Id. at 2.4 of Filing Agreement (Under Seal), November 13, 2008 (Request). 2 Type 2 rate adjustments involve negotiated service agreements. See 39 CFR 3010.5. 3 To elaborate, the Bilateral Agreement covers Letter Post, including letters, flats, packets, containers, and International Registered Mail service ancillary thereto, and Canada Post’s Xpresspost, which consists of documents and packages containing merchandise. Request at 3. 4 The Postal Service indicates that the materials filed under seal constitute a subset of the overarching agreement between the parties. Although unstated, presumably the subset represents the parties’ agreement concerning VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:24 Nov 20, 2008 Jkt 217001 The Postal Service has an existing bilateral agreement with Canada Post which is set to expire December 31, 2008. Id. at 8. The Bilateral Agreement represents a one-year extension of the existing agreement, with some modifications. It has a planned effective date of January 1, 2009. Id. at 3. The Postal Service urges the Commission to act promptly to allow the rates to be implemented under 39 CFR 3010.40. Id. at 8. II. Notice of Filings Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. sections 3622 and 3642, the Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2009–7 and R2009–1 for consideration of the Request pertaining to the proposed Canada Post—United States Postal Service Contractual Bilateral Agreement product and the related Bilateral Agreement, respectively. 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. 3622, 3642, 39 CFR part 3010.40, and 39 CFR 3020 subpart B. Because the Commission is addressing these dockets on a consolidated basis, the due dates for comments are December 3, 2008. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington to serve as Public Representative in these dockets. 70683 By the Commission. Steven W. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–27746 Filed 11–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement 73 FR 67905, November 17, 2008. STATUS: Open Meeting. PLACE: 100 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. DATE AND TIME OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MEETING: November 19, 2008. Deletion of an Item. The following item will not be considered during the Open Meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 2008: CHANGE IN THE MEETING: whether to adopt rule amendments that would impose additional requirements on nationally recognized statistical rating organizations in order to address concerns about the integrity of their credit rating procedures and methodologies. 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: November 19, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–27832 Filed 11–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P It is Ordered 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2009–7 and R2009–1 for consideration of the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Paul L. Harrington is appointed 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 December 3, 2008. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. inbound market dominant services. The Postal Service further indicates that the parties anticipate finalizing ‘‘this and related agreements by midDecember, and any lingering details will not affect the rates, classification, or other fundamental basis for this Request and Notice.’’ Request at 3, n.4. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58955; File No. SR–CBOE– 2008–109] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Consolidate into a Single Rule Certain Requirements for Products Traded on the CBOE Stock Exchange Pursuant to Unlisted Trading Privileges November 14, 2008. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 226 (Friday, November 21, 2008)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting

    Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement 73 FR 67905, 
November 17, 2008.

Status: Open Meeting.

Place: 100 F Street, NW., Washington, DC.

Date and Time of Previously Announced Meeting: November 19, 2008.

Change in the Meeting: Deletion of an Item.
    The following item will not be considered during the Open Meeting 
on Wednesday, November 19, 2008:

whether to adopt rule amendments that would impose additional 
requirements on nationally recognized statistical rating 
organizations in order to address concerns about the integrity of 
their credit rating procedures and methodologies.

    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: November 19, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-27832 Filed 11-20-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8011-01-P