Postal Service Market Test, 22739-22740 [2011-9819]

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(Answer receipt +7) Petitioner/Intervenor reply to answers. Decision on contention admission. 80 ....................... 90 ....................... A ........................ A + 3 .................. A + 28 ................ A + 53 ................ A 60 ................... > A + 60 ............. [FR Doc. 2011–9831 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. MT2011–4; Order No. 717] Postal Service Market Test Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service proposal to conduct a limited market test involving a postage-refund guarantee for certain senders of First-Class Mail and Standard Mail. This document describes the proposed test, addresses procedural aspects of the filing, and invites public comment. DATES: Comment deadline: April 29, 2011; reply comment deadline: May 6, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at https:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 202–789–6820 or stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. On April 15, 2011, the Postal Service filed a Notice, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3641, announcing its intent to conduct a test of an experimental market dominant product identified as VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Apr 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 Mail Works Guarantee.1 The Postal Service asserts that the test offers the potential for it to tap a greater share of advertising media expenditures, while offering participating mailers the possibility of postage refunds if qualifying advertising campaigns (consisting of First-Class or Standard Mail) are not successful. Id. at 1. Terms duration. The test will initially be offered to 16 companies who spend at least $250 million annually on advertising, but do not include mail as a large part of their advertising mix.2 Id. at 1. The test may be expanded to include more mailers. Id. at 7. The Postal Service and each participant will jointly develop a set of unique metrics for purposes of evaluating the success of a test Direct Mail campaign, along with a mutually agreed upon percentage increase in the unique metric that will serve as the basis for determining a campaign’s success. Id. at 2. Each participant will be expected to mail a minimum of 500,000 pieces up to a maximum of 1 million pieces of FirstClass Mail or Standard Mail. Id. The test will begin on or shortly after May 16, 2011 and continue for up to 2 years. Id. at 6. Refunds. In the event a campaign does not meet established metrics, as verified by a Postal Service representative, the Postal Service will provide a refund of postage paid during the market test, up to a total of $250,000, in the form of a credit to the appropriate Centralized Account Payment System account. 1 Notice of the United States Postal Service of Market Test of Experimental Product—Mail Works Guarantee, April 15, 2011 (Notice). 2 Among the group of companies that spend $250 million annually on advertising, postage represents less than 0.36 percent of total advertising spending. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Production and printing costs for the campaign are not refundable. Id. at 2–3. Consistency with statutory criteria. The Notice addresses why the Postal Service believes the market test satisfies the section 3461 criteria for market tests, including why it is a significantly different product and is unlikely to cause disruption within the advertising mail market. Id. at 3–5. It also discusses why the Postal Service believes the test complies with 39 U.S.C. 403, which prohibits undue discrimination against (or an undue preference for) any mailer and is correctly characterized as a market dominant product. Id. at 5. Volume and revenue; data collection. Exact volumes and revenues for Mail Works Guarantee will depend on customer participation and the amount of mail each customer enters under the test. At a maximum, the Postal Service anticipates that the test, as currently structured, can generate no more than 16 million new pieces and therefore no more than $10,000,000 in any fiscal year. Id. at 6. The Postal Service has prepared a data collection plan and says it can report the results to the Commission upon request. Id. Docket information. The Commission establishes Docket No. MT2011–4 for consideration of matters this Notice raises. It encourages interested persons to review the Notice for additional details. It also invites interested persons to submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s filing in the captioned docket is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3641. Comments are due no later than April 29, 2011. Reply comments are due no later than May 6, 2011. The filing can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (https:// E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 22740 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2011 / Notices www.prc.gov). The Commission encourages interested persons to review the Notice in its entirety. The Commission appoints Kenneth E. Richardson to serve as Public Representative in this docket. It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. MT2011–4 for consideration of the matters raised in this Notice. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Kenneth E. Richardson is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 3. Comments by interested persons are due no later than April 29, 2011. 4. Reply comments are due no later than May 6, 2011. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–9819 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Corrected Extension: Rule 19b–4 and Form 19b–4; OMB Control No. 3235–0045; SEC File No. 270–38. 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 (‘‘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. 1. Rule 19b–4 (17 CFR 240.19b–4) and Form 19b–4—Filings with respect to proposed rule changes by self-regulatory organizations. Section 19(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 78s(b)) requires each self-regulatory organization (‘‘SRO’’) to file with the Commission copies of any proposed rule, or any proposed change in, addition to, or deletion from the rules of such SRO. Rule 19b–4 (17 CFR 240.19b– 4) implements the requirements of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Apr 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 Section 19(b) by requiring the SROs to file their proposed rule changes on Form 19b–4 and by clarifying which actions taken by SROs are deemed proposed rule changes and so must be filed pursuant to Section 19(b). The collection of information is designed to provide the Commission with the information necessary to determine, as required by the Act, whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act and the rules thereunder. The information is used to determine if the proposed rule change should be approved, disapproved, or if proceedings should be instituted to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. The respondents to the collection of information are self-regulatory organizations (as defined by the Act), including national securities exchanges, national securities associations, registered clearing agencies and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Twenty-five respondents file an average total of 1,405 responses per year. Each response takes approximately 38.057 hours to complete. The total annual reporting burden for filing proposed rule changes is 53,470 hours. The respondents are required to post all proposed rule changes to their Web sites, each of which takes approximately four hours to complete. For 1,405 proposed rule changes, the total annual reporting burden for posting them to respondents’ Web sites is 5,620 hours. The respondents are required to update the postings of those proposed rule changes which become effective (on average, 1,071 per year), each of which takes approximately four hours to complete. The total annual reporting burden for updating proposed rule change postings on the respondents’ Web sites is 4,284 hours. Thus, the total estimated annual response burden pursuant to Rule 19b–4 and Form 19b– 4 is the sum of the total annual reporting burdens for filing proposed rule changes, posting them to the respondents’ Web sites, and updating the postings of those that become effective on the respondents’, which is 63,374 hours. Compliance with Rule 19b–4 is mandatory. Information received in response to Rule 19b–4 shall not be kept confidential; the information collected is public information. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 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 comments to: Thomas Bayer, Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: April 14, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–9775 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64306; File No. 4–626] Comment Request on Existing Private and Public Efforts To Educate Investors Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: In connection with a study regarding financial literacy among investors as mandated by the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the ‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission is requesting public comment on the effectiveness of existing private and public efforts to educate investors. DATES: Comments should be received on or before June 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (https://www.sec.gov/ rules/other.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number 4–626 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 78 (Friday, April 22, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22739-22740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9819]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. MT2011-4; Order No. 717]


Postal Service Market Test

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service 
proposal to conduct a limited market test involving a postage-refund 
guarantee for certain senders of First-Class Mail and Standard Mail. 
This document describes the proposed test, addresses procedural aspects 
of the filing, and invites public comment.

DATES: Comment deadline: April 29, 2011; reply comment deadline: May 6, 
2011.

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

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background. On April 15, 2011, the Postal Service filed a Notice, 
pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3641, announcing its intent to conduct a test of 
an experimental market dominant product identified as Mail Works 
Guarantee.\1\ The Postal Service asserts that the test offers the 
potential for it to tap a greater share of advertising media 
expenditures, while offering participating mailers the possibility of 
postage refunds if qualifying advertising campaigns (consisting of 
First-Class or Standard Mail) are not successful. Id. at 1.
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    \1\ Notice of the United States Postal Service of Market Test of 
Experimental Product--Mail Works Guarantee, April 15, 2011 (Notice).
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    Terms duration. The test will initially be offered to 16 companies 
who spend at least $250 million annually on advertising, but do not 
include mail as a large part of their advertising mix.\2\ Id. at 1. The 
test may be expanded to include more mailers. Id. at 7. The Postal 
Service and each participant will jointly develop a set of unique 
metrics for purposes of evaluating the success of a test Direct Mail 
campaign, along with a mutually agreed upon percentage increase in the 
unique metric that will serve as the basis for determining a campaign's 
success. Id. at 2. Each participant will be expected to mail a minimum 
of 500,000 pieces up to a maximum of 1 million pieces of First-Class 
Mail or Standard Mail. Id. The test will begin on or shortly after May 
16, 2011 and continue for up to 2 years. Id. at 6.
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    \2\ Among the group of companies that spend $250 million 
annually on advertising, postage represents less than 0.36 percent 
of total advertising spending.
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    Refunds. In the event a campaign does not meet established metrics, 
as verified by a Postal Service representative, the Postal Service will 
provide a refund of postage paid during the market test, up to a total 
of $250,000, in the form of a credit to the appropriate Centralized 
Account Payment System account. Production and printing costs for the 
campaign are not refundable. Id. at 2-3.
    Consistency with statutory criteria. The Notice addresses why the 
Postal Service believes the market test satisfies the section 3461 
criteria for market tests, including why it is a significantly 
different product and is unlikely to cause disruption within the 
advertising mail market. Id. at 3-5. It also discusses why the Postal 
Service believes the test complies with 39 U.S.C. 403, which prohibits 
undue discrimination against (or an undue preference for) any mailer 
and is correctly characterized as a market dominant product. Id. at 5.
    Volume and revenue; data collection. Exact volumes and revenues for 
Mail Works Guarantee will depend on customer participation and the 
amount of mail each customer enters under the test. At a maximum, the 
Postal Service anticipates that the test, as currently structured, can 
generate no more than 16 million new pieces and therefore no more than 
$10,000,000 in any fiscal year. Id. at 6. The Postal Service has 
prepared a data collection plan and says it can report the results to 
the Commission upon request. Id.
    Docket information. The Commission establishes Docket No. MT2011-4 
for consideration of matters this Notice raises. It encourages 
interested persons to review the Notice for additional details. It also 
invites interested persons to submit comments on whether the Postal 
Service's filing in the captioned docket is consistent with the 
policies of 39 U.S.C. 3641. Comments are due no later than April 29, 
2011. Reply comments are due no later than May 6, 2011. The filing can 
be accessed via the Commission's Web site (https://

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www.prc.gov). The Commission encourages interested persons to review 
the Notice in its entirety.
    The Commission appoints Kenneth E. Richardson to serve as Public 
Representative in this docket.
    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. MT2011-4 for consideration 
of the matters raised in this Notice.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Kenneth E. Richardson is appointed to 
serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent 
the interests of the general public in this proceeding.
    3. Comments by interested persons are due no later than April 29, 
2011.
    4. Reply comments are due no later than May 6, 2011.
    5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.

Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-9819 Filed 4-21-11; 8:45 am]
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