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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 4, 2011 / Notices this agreement within the Global Direct Contracts 1 product. Id. II. Notice of Filing The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011–52 to consider matters related to the contract identified in the Notice. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s contract is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632 or 3633 and 39 CFR part 3015. Comments are due no later than January 5, 2011. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints John P. Klingenberg to serve as Public Representative in the captioned filings. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011–52 to consider matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. 2. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than January 5, 2011. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, John P. Klingenberg is appointed to serve as the officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–33161 Filed 1–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2011–16 and CP2011–53; Order No. 627] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Parcel Select Contract 1 to the competitive product list. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with this filing. DATES: Comments are due: January 4, 2011. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http://www.prc. gov. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in FOR ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:35 Jan 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 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 Select Contract 1 to the competitive product list.1 The Postal Service states that ‘‘[t]he product is for the licensing and distribution of the ‘Sample Showcase’ co-op box,’’ which is similar to the Samples Co-op Box being tested by the Postal Service as an experimental product in Docket No. MT2010–1.2 The Postal Service will license the use of the Sample Showcase box and associated trademarks to StartSampling, Inc., a provider of sample-related services. Request, Attachment B at 1. StartSampling, Inc. will fund and manage all aspects of distributing the Sample Showcase box, including marketing, assembling, and tendering the box for delivery by the Postal Service. Id. at 1, 3. StartSampling, Inc. will pay the Postal Service a portion of all revenue exceeding a certain amount that is derived from the boxes. Id. at 8. The Postal Service asserts that Parcel Select Contract 1 is a competitive product ‘‘not of general applicability’’ within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). Request at 1. The Postal Service states that the prices and classification underlying this contract are supported by Governors’ Decision No. 10–8, included as Attachment A to the Request.3 The Request has been assigned Docket No. MC2011–16. The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a contract related to the proposed new product. Request, Attachment B. The contract has been assigned Docket No. CP2011–53. 1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Parcel Select Contract 1 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Contract and Supporting Data, December 23, 2010 (Request). 2 Request at 1; see Docket No. MT2010–1, Order No. 452, Order Approving Samples Co-op Box Market Test, May 5, 2010. 3 See Request at 1; Decision of the Governors of the United States Postal Service on Establishment of Rate and Class Not of General Applicability for Parcel Select Service, Docket Nos. MC2011–16 and CP2011–53, issued December 16, 2010 (Governors’ Decision No. 10–8). PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 395 Request. In support of its Request, the Postal Service filed six attachments as follows: • Attachment A—a redacted copy of Governors’ Decision No. 10–8 establishing prices and classification for Parcel Select Service and a certification of the Governors’ vote; • 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. As submitted, Attachment E is incomplete as it does not include the certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a)(1) and (3).4 To complete its Request, the Postal Service shall file the appropriate certification of compliance no later than January 4, 2011. In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Marc D. McCrery, Manager, Specialty Shipping, 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. McCrery contends there will be no issue of market dominant products subsidizing competitive products as a result of this contract. Id. Related contract. A redacted version of the specific Parcel Select Contract 1 is included with the Request. Id., Attachment B. The contract will become effective on the date of any final regulatory approvals. Id. at 1. The public version of the contract redacts the terms of the agreement, but lists provisions enabling either party to terminate with or without cause. See id. at 11–13. The Postal Service represents that the contract is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a). Id., Attachment D. The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, including the specific Parcel Select Contract 1, under seal. Id., Attachment F. It maintains that redacted portions of the contract, Governors’ Decision No. 10–8, and related financial information, should 4 It includes the certification of the Governors’ vote that should have been included with Governors’ Decision No. 10–8 in Attachment A. E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 396 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 4, 2011 / Notices remain confidential. Id. at 2. This information includes the price structure and terms, expected profit, underlying costs and assumptions, cost coverage projections, and customer-related information. Id. at 2–3. II. Notice of Filings The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2011–16 and CP2011–53 to consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Parcel Select Contract 1 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, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than January 14, 2011. 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. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2011–16 and CP2011–53 to consider the matters raised in each docket. 2, The Postal Service shall file the appropriate certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a)(1) and (3) no later than January 4, 2011. 3. 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. 4. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than January 14, 2011. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3). DATES: January 4, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that on December 17, 2010, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Express Mail Contract 11 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at http:// www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2011–14, CP2011–50. Neva R. Watson, Attorney, Legislative. [FR Doc. 2010–33162 Filed 1–3–11; 8:45 am] Neva R. Watson, Attorney, Legislative. BILLING CODE 7710–12–P [FR Doc. 2010–33160 Filed 1–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail—NonPublished Rates Postal Service notice of filing of a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a new product to the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3). DATES: January 4, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that on December 17, 2010, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service Concerning Priority Mail—Non-Published Rates and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal. Documents are available at http:// www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2011–15 and CP2011–51. SUMMARY: Neva R. Watson, Attorney, Legislative. BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P [FR Doc. 2010–33148 Filed 1–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES POSTAL SERVICE POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement Postal Service TM. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Postal Service notice of filing of a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:35 Jan 03, 2011 Postal Service TM. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Jkt 223001 Postal Service notice of filing of a request with the Postal Regulatory SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Rule 8c–1; SEC File No. 270–455; OMB Control No. 3235–0514] Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2010–33164 Filed 1–3–11; 8:45 am] Product Change—Express Mail Negotiated Service Agreement Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3). DATES: January 4, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that on December 17, 2010, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 33 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at http:// www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2011–13, CP2011–49. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549. Existing collection in use without an OMB Number: Rule 8c–1, SEC File No. 270–455, OMB Control No. 3235–0514. 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 has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget requests for approval of the following rule: Rule 8c–1. Rule 8c–1 (17 CFR 240.8c–1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) generally prohibits a broker-dealer from using its customers’ securities as collateral to finance its own trading, speculating, or underwriting transactions. More specifically, the rule states three main principles: First, that a broker-dealer is prohibited from commingling the securities of different customers as collateral for a loan without the consent of each customer; second, that a broker-dealer cannot commingle customers’ securities with its own securities under the same pledge; and third, that a broker-dealer can only pledge its customers’ securities to the extent that customers are in debt E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 2 (Tuesday, January 4, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 395-396]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-33164]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2011-16 and CP2011-53; Order No. 627]


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 Select Contract 1 to the competitive product 
list. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with this 
filing.

DATES: Comments are due: January 4, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission's Filing 
Online system at http://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 Select Contract 1 to the competitive product list.\1\ The 
Postal Service states that ``[t]he product is for the licensing and 
distribution of the `Sample Showcase' co-op box,'' which is similar to 
the Samples Co-op Box being tested by the Postal Service as an 
experimental product in Docket No. MT2010-1.\2\
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    \1\ Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Parcel 
Select Contract 1 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing 
(Under Seal) of Contract and Supporting Data, December 23, 2010 
(Request).
    \2\ Request at 1; see Docket No. MT2010-1, Order No. 452, Order 
Approving Samples Co-op Box Market Test, May 5, 2010.
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    The Postal Service will license the use of the Sample Showcase box 
and associated trademarks to StartSampling, Inc., a provider of sample-
related services. Request, Attachment B at 1. StartSampling, Inc. will 
fund and manage all aspects of distributing the Sample Showcase box, 
including marketing, assembling, and tendering the box for delivery by 
the Postal Service. Id. at 1, 3. StartSampling, Inc. will pay the 
Postal Service a portion of all revenue exceeding a certain amount that 
is derived from the boxes. Id. at 8.
    The Postal Service asserts that Parcel Select Contract 1 is a 
competitive product ``not of general applicability'' within the meaning 
of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). Request at 1. The Postal Service states that 
the prices and classification underlying this contract are supported by 
Governors' Decision No. 10-8, included as Attachment A to the 
Request.\3\ The Request has been assigned Docket No. MC2011-16.
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    \3\ See Request at 1; Decision of the Governors of the United 
States Postal Service on Establishment of Rate and Class Not of 
General Applicability for Parcel Select Service, Docket Nos. MC2011-
16 and CP2011-53, issued December 16, 2010 (Governors' Decision No. 
10-8).
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    The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a contract related to 
the proposed new product. Request, Attachment B. The contract has been 
assigned Docket No. CP2011-53.
    Request. In support of its Request, the Postal Service filed six 
attachments as follows:
     Attachment A--a redacted copy of Governors' Decision No. 
10-8 establishing prices and classification for Parcel Select Service 
and a certification of the Governors' vote;
     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.
    As submitted, Attachment E is incomplete as it does not include the 
certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a)(1) and (3).\4\ To 
complete its Request, the Postal Service shall file the appropriate 
certification of compliance no later than January 4, 2011.
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    \4\ It includes the certification of the Governors' vote that 
should have been included with Governors' Decision No. 10-8 in 
Attachment A.
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    In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Marc D. McCrery, 
Manager, Specialty Shipping, 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. McCrery contends there will be 
no issue of market dominant products subsidizing competitive products 
as a result of this contract. Id.
    Related contract. A redacted version of the specific Parcel Select 
Contract 1 is included with the Request. Id., Attachment B. The 
contract will become effective on the date of any final regulatory 
approvals. Id. at 1. The public version of the contract redacts the 
terms of the agreement, but lists provisions enabling either party to 
terminate with or without cause. See id. at 11-13. The Postal Service 
represents that the contract is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a). Id., 
Attachment D.
    The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, 
including the specific Parcel Select Contract 1, under seal. Id., 
Attachment F. It maintains that redacted portions of the contract, 
Governors' Decision No. 10-8, and related financial information, should

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remain confidential. Id. at 2. This information includes the price 
structure and terms, expected profit, underlying costs and assumptions, 
cost coverage projections, and customer-related information. Id. at 2-
3.

II. Notice of Filings

    The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2011-16 and CP2011-53 to 
consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Parcel Select Contract 
1 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, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR 
part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than January 14, 2011. 
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.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2011-16 and CP2011-53 
to consider the matters raised in each docket.
    2, The Postal Service shall file the appropriate certification of 
compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a)(1) and (3) no later than January 4, 
2011.
    3. 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.
    4. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no 
later than January 14, 2011.
    5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2010-33164 Filed 1-3-11; 8:45 am]
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