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Download as PDF 72846 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 227 / Friday, November 26, 2010 / Notices prices, an analysis of the formulas, and certification of the Governors’ vote; and • Attachment 4—an application for non-public treatment of materials to maintain redacted portions of the contracts and supporting documents under seal. The Notice advances reasons why the instant GEPS 3 contracts fit within the Mail Classification Schedule language for the GEPS 3 product. The Postal Service identifies customer-specific information and general contract terms that distinguish the instant contracts from the baseline GEPS 3 agreement. Id. at 4–5. It states that the differences, which include price variations based on updated costing information and volume commitments, do not alter the contracts’ functional equivalency. Id. at 3–4. The Postal Service asserts that ‘‘[b]ecause the agreements incorporate the same cost attributes and methodology, the relevant characteristics of these five GEPS contracts are similar, if not the same, as the relevant characteristics of previously filed contracts.’’ Id. at 4. The Postal Service concludes that its filings demonstrate that each of the new GEPS 3 contracts complies with the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633 and is functionally equivalent to the baseline GEPS 3 contract. Therefore, it requests that the instant contracts be included within the GEPS 3 product. Id. at 5. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES II. Notice of Filing The Commission establishes Docket Nos. CP2011–34 through CP2011–38 for consideration of matters related to the contracts identified in the Postal Service’s Notice. These dockets are addressed on a consolidated basis for purposes of this Order. Filings with respect to a particular contract should be filed in that docket. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s contracts are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642. Comments are due no later than November 30, 2010. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (https:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington to serve as Public Representative in the captioned proceedings. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. CP2011–28 through CP2011–32 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Nov 24, 2010 Jkt 223001 2. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than November 30, 2010. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Paul L. Harrington is appointed to serve as the officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in these dockets. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–29734 Filed 11–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2011–6 and CP2011–33; Order No. 592] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Parcel Return Service Contract 2 to the competitive product list. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with this filing. DATES: Comments are due: November 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at https:// www.prc.gov. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by telephone for advice on alternatives to electronic filing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, stephen.sharfman@prc.gov or 202–789– 6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Filing III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., the Postal Service filed a formal request and associated supporting information to add Parcel Return Service Contract 2 to the competitive product list.1 The Postal 1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Parcel Return Service Contract 2 to the Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Contract and Supporting Data, November 17, 2010 (Request). PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Service asserts that Parcel Return Service Contract 2 is a competitive product ‘‘not of general applicability’’ within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). Id. at 1. The Postal Service states that prices and classifications underlying this contract are supported by Governors’ Decision No. 10–5. Id. The Request has been assigned Docket No. MC2011–6. 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 Postal Service states that the instant contract is the successor contract for the Parcel Return Service Contract 1 product in Docket Nos. MC2009–1 and CP2009–2.2 The contract has been assigned Docket No. CP2011– 33. Request. In support of its Request, the Postal Service filed six attachments as follows: • Attachment A—a redacted copy of Governors’ Decision No. 10–5, authorizing Parcel Return Service; • Attachment B—a redacted copy of the contract; • Attachment C—a proposed change in the Mail Classification Schedule competitive product list; • Attachment D—a Statement of Supporting Justification as required by 39 CFR 3020.32; • Attachment E—a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a); and • Attachment F—an application for non-public treatment of materials to maintain redacted portions of the contract and supporting documents under seal. In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Daniel J. Barrett, Manager, Return Solutions, Shipping Services, asserts that the service to be provided under the contract will cover its attributable costs, make a positive contribution to institutional costs, and increase contribution toward the requisite 5.5 percent of the Postal Service’s total institutional costs. Request, Attachment D. Thus, Mr. Barrett contends there will be no issue of subsidization of competitive products by market dominant products as a result of this contract. Id. A redacted version of the specific Parcel Return Service Contract 2 is 2 The contract for Parcel Return Service Contract 1 originally was set to expire on November 7, 2010. In Order No. 576, the Commission granted the Postal Service’s Motion for Temporary Relief allowing the contract to remain in effect until November 30, 2010, based on the expectation that the Postal Service would file the successor contract by November 5, 2010. See Docket Nos. MC2009–1 and CP2009–1, Motion of the United States Postal Service for Temporary Relief, November 3, 2010, at 2, n.1. By this Order, the Commission extends the effective date until December 31, 2010. E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 227 / Friday, November 26, 2010 / Notices included with the Request. The contract will become effective the day that the Commission provides all necessary regulatory approvals. It is terminable upon 30 days’ notice by either party, but could continue for 3 years.3 The Postal Service represents that the contract is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3633 (a). Id., Attachment D. The Postal Service maintains that the contract and related financial information, including the customer’s name and the accompanying analyses that provide prices, terms, conditions, cost data, and financial projections should remain under seal. Id., Attachment F. It also requests that the Commission order that the duration of such treatment of all customeridentifying information be extended indefinitely, instead of ending after 10 years. Id., ¶¶ 1 and 7. II. Notice of Filing The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2011–6 and CP2011–33 for consideration of the Request pertaining to the proposed Parcel Return Service Contract 2 product and the related contract, respectively. 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 and 39 CFR part 3015 and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than November 30, 2010. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (https:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington to serve as Public Representative in these dockets. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2011–6 and CP2011–33 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 November 30, 2010. 4. The current contract filed in Docket Nos. MC2009–1 and CP2009–2 for 3 The instant contract provides that its term is 2 years from the effective date unless terminated, renewed or extended by both parties in writing. Id., Attachment B, at 5. Governors’ Decision No. 10–5 provides that the contract is for 2 years with an option for an additional year if certain conditions are met. Id., Attachment A, at 1. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Nov 24, 2010 Jkt 223001 Parcel Return Service Contract 1 is authorized to continue in effect through December 31, 2010. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–29770 Filed 11–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding three (3) Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR(s) describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: 3220–0057, Placement Service. The RRB currently utilizes four forms to obtain information needed to carry out its job placement responsibilities. Form ES–2, Supplemental Information for Central Register, is used by the RRB to obtain information needed to update a computerized central register of separated and furloughed railroad employees available for employment in the railroad industry. Form ES–21, Referral to State Employment Service, and ES–21c, Report of State Employment Service Office, are used by the RRB to provide placement assistance for unemployed railroad employees through arrangements with State Employment Service offices. Form UI– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72847 35, Field Office Record of Claimant Interview, is used primarily by RRB field office staff to conduct in-person interviews of claimants for unemployment benefits. Completion of these forms is required to obtain or maintain a benefit. In addition, the RRB also collects Railroad Job Vacancies information received voluntarily from railroad employers. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (75 FR 58450 on September 24, 2010) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Placement Service. OMB Control Number: 3220–0057. Form(s) submitted: ES–2, ES–21, ES– 21c, UI–35, and Job Vacancies Reports. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households, Business or-other-for profit, State, Local and Tribal government. Abstract: Under the RUIA, the Railroad Retirement Board provides job placement assistance for unemployed railroad workers. The collection obtains information from job applicants, railroad employers and State Employment Service offices for use in placement, for providing referrals for job openings, reports of referral results and for verifying and monitoring claimant eligibility. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to any of the forms or reports. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Completion Time for Form ES–2: .25 minutes. Estimated Completion Time for Form ES–21: .68 minutes. Estimated Completion Time for Form ES–21c: 1.5 minutes. Estimated Completion Time for Form UI–35 (in person): 7 minutes. Estimated Completion Time for Form UI–35 (by mail): 10.5 minutes. Estimated Completion Time for Job Vacancies Report: 10 minutes. Estimated annual number of respondents: 10,750. Total annual responses: 23,000. Total annual reporting hours: 1,452. 2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection: 3220–0079, Certification Regarding Rights to Unemployment Benefits Under Section 4 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), an employee who leaves work voluntarily is disqualified for unemployment benefits unless the employee left work for good cause and E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 227 (Friday, November 26, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72846-72847]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-29770]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2011-6 and CP2011-33; Order No. 592]


New Postal Product

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service 
request to add Parcel Return Service Contract 2 to the competitive 
product list. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with 
this filing.

DATES: Comments are due: November 30, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission's Filing 
Online system at https://www.prc.gov. Commenters who cannot submit their 
views electronically should contact the person identified in FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by telephone for advice on alternatives to 
electronic filing.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Notice of Filing
III. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., the Postal 
Service filed a formal request and associated supporting information to 
add Parcel Return Service Contract 2 to the competitive product 
list.\1\ The Postal Service asserts that Parcel Return Service Contract 
2 is a competitive product ``not of general applicability'' within the 
meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). Id. at 1. The Postal Service states 
that prices and classifications underlying this contract are supported 
by Governors' Decision No. 10-5. Id. The Request has been assigned 
Docket No. MC2011-6.
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    \1\ Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Parcel 
Return Service Contract 2 to the Competitive Product List and Notice 
of Filing (Under Seal) of Contract and Supporting Data, November 17, 
2010 (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 Postal Service states that the instant contract is the 
successor contract for the Parcel Return Service Contract 1 product in 
Docket Nos. MC2009-1 and CP2009-2.\2\ The contract has been assigned 
Docket No. CP2011-33.
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    \2\ The contract for Parcel Return Service Contract 1 originally 
was set to expire on November 7, 2010. In Order No. 576, the 
Commission granted the Postal Service's Motion for Temporary Relief 
allowing the contract to remain in effect until November 30, 2010, 
based on the expectation that the Postal Service would file the 
successor contract by November 5, 2010. See Docket Nos. MC2009-1 and 
CP2009-1, Motion of the United States Postal Service for Temporary 
Relief, November 3, 2010, at 2, n.1. By this Order, the Commission 
extends the effective date until December 31, 2010.
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    Request. In support of its Request, the Postal Service filed six 
attachments as follows:
     Attachment A--a redacted copy of Governors' Decision No. 
10-5, authorizing Parcel Return Service;
     Attachment B--a redacted copy of the contract;
     Attachment C--a proposed change in the Mail Classification 
Schedule competitive product list;
     Attachment D--a Statement of Supporting Justification as 
required by 39 CFR 3020.32;
     Attachment E--a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 
3633(a); and
     Attachment F--an application for non-public treatment of 
materials to maintain redacted portions of the contract and supporting 
documents under seal.
    In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Daniel J. Barrett, 
Manager, Return Solutions, Shipping Services, asserts that the service 
to be provided under the contract will cover its attributable costs, 
make a positive contribution to institutional costs, and increase 
contribution toward the requisite 5.5 percent of the Postal Service's 
total institutional costs. Request, Attachment D. Thus, Mr. Barrett 
contends there will be no issue of subsidization of competitive 
products by market dominant products as a result of this contract. Id.
    A redacted version of the specific Parcel Return Service Contract 2 
is

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included with the Request. The contract will become effective the day 
that the Commission provides all necessary regulatory approvals. It is 
terminable upon 30 days' notice by either party, but could continue for 
3 years.\3\ The Postal Service represents that the contract is 
consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3633 (a). Id., Attachment D.
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    \3\ The instant contract provides that its term is 2 years from 
the effective date unless terminated, renewed or extended by both 
parties in writing. Id., Attachment B, at 5. Governors' Decision No. 
10-5 provides that the contract is for 2 years with an option for an 
additional year if certain conditions are met. Id., Attachment A, at 
1.
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    The Postal Service maintains that the contract and related 
financial information, including the customer's name and the 
accompanying analyses that provide prices, terms, conditions, cost 
data, and financial projections should remain under seal. Id., 
Attachment F. It also requests that the Commission order that the 
duration of such treatment of all customer-identifying information be 
extended indefinitely, instead of ending after 10 years. Id., ]] 1 and 
7.

II. Notice of Filing

    The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2011-6 and CP2011-33 for 
consideration of the Request pertaining to the proposed Parcel Return 
Service Contract 2 product and the related contract, respectively.
    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 and 39 CFR part 3015 and 39 
CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than November 30, 
2010. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the 
Commission's Web site (https://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington to serve as Public 
Representative in these dockets.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2011-6 and CP2011-33 
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 November 30, 2010.
    4. The current contract filed in Docket Nos. MC2009-1 and CP2009-2 
for Parcel Return Service Contract 1 is authorized to continue in 
effect through December 31, 2010.
    5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2010-29770 Filed 11-24-10; 8:45 am]
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