Periodic Reporting, 28696 [2011-12202]

Download as PDF 28696 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 18, 2011 / Proposed Rules Dated: May 12, 2011. Nancy K. Stade, Deputy Director for Policy, Center for Devices and Radiological Health. [FR Doc. 2011–12088 Filed 5–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION 39 CFR Part 3050 [Docket No. RM2011–10; Order No. 727] Periodic Reporting Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service petition to initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider changes in analytical principles. Proposal Two involves changes affecting cost models for evaluating competitive Negotiated Service Agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, addresses preliminary procedural matters, and invites public comment. DATES: Comments are due: June 13, 2011. SUMMARY: Submit comments electronically by accessing the ‘‘Filing Online’’ link in the banner at the top of the Commission’s Web site (https:// www.prc.gov) or by directly accessing the Commission’s Filing Online system at https://www.prc.gov/prc-pages/filingonline/login.aspx. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in ADDRESSES: wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with PROPOSALS_PART 1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as the source for case-related information for advice on alternatives to electronic filing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820 (case-related information) or DocketAdmins@prc.gov (electronic filing assistance). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 10, 2011, the Postal Service filed a petition pursuant to 39 CFR 3050.11 asking the Commission to initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider changes in the analytical principles approved for use in periodic reporting.1 Proposal Two is a set of four changes that the Postal Service first presented in its FY 2010 Annual Compliance Report (ACR) modifying the cost models that are used to evaluate Negotiated Service Agreements (NSAs) 1 Petition of the United States Postal Service Requesting Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider a Proposed Change in Analytical Principles (Proposal Two), May 10, 2011 (Petition). VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:57 May 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 for competitive products. These cost models were included in USPS–FY10– NP27 in that docket. The Petition notes that in its FY 2010 Annual Compliance Determination, the Commission made a preliminary determination that these four changes constitute changes to analytical principles that require prior Commission approval before being incorporated in an ACR.2 The Postal Service notes that the purpose of its Petition is to obtain the Commission’s approval of the referenced changes for use in future ACRs, even though some of the changes could be viewed as corrections to its models not requiring advance Commission approval. Petition at 1. The four changes for which the Postal Service seeks approval are: 1. The addition of a cost avoidance for Priority mailpieces; 2. The inclusion of D-Report adjustments; 3 3. The incorporation of the CRA adjustment for Alaska Air Priority transportation; and 4. Changes in the distribution of other costs for Parcel Select and Parcel Return Service. In the material supporting these changes, the Postal Service asserts that including them in the NSA cost models better matches the characteristics of the mail volume for the NSAs in question. It characterizes inclusion of the DReport and the Alaska Air adjustments as rectifying previous omissions from these models. It notes that the change in the distribution of ‘‘Other’’ costs for Parcel Select is made necessary by the inclusion of the D-Report adjustment. The Postal Service explains that if the D-Report adjustment is made, it will comprise the majority of ‘‘Other’’ costs. Since the D-Report adjustment is computed as a cost per piece, it contends, ‘‘Other’’ costs should be distributed on a per-piece basis, rather than treated as proportionate to mail processing, transportation, and delivery costs. It says that for consistency, a similar adjustment should be made to the costs of Parcel Return Service. Id. at 4. More detailed descriptions of the proposed changes can be found in USPS–RM2011–10/NP1, which is filed under seal. It is ordered: 2 See Docket No. ACR2010, FY 2010 Annual Compliance Determination, March 29, 2011, at 141. 3 The D-Report is one of six reports used to develop the Cost and Revenue Analysis (CRA). In the D-Report, the Postal Service provides attributable, product-specific, and volume variable costs for each product. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 1. The Petition of the United States Postal Service Requesting Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider a Proposed Change in Analytical Principles (Proposal Two), filed May 10, 2011, is granted. 2. The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2011–10 to consider the matters raised by the Postal Service’s Petition. 3. Interested persons may submit comments on Proposal Two no later than June 13, 2011. 4. The Commission will determine the need for reply comments after review of the initial comments. 5. John P. Klingenberg is appointed to serve as the Public Representative to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 6. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–12202 Filed 5–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2011–0372; FRL–9307–4] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; Determination of Termination of Section 185 Fees Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The EPA is proposing to determine that the State of California is no longer required to submit or implement section 185 fee program State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions for the Sacramento Metro 1-hour ozone nonattainment area (Sacramento Metro Area) to satisfy antibacksliding requirements for the 1-hour ozone standard. The Sacramento Metro Area consists of both Sacramento and Yolo counties and portions of four adjacent counties (Solano, Sutter, Placer and El Dorado). This proposed determination (‘‘Termination Determination’’) is based on complete, quality-assured and certified ambient air quality monitoring data for 2007–2009, showing attainment of the 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (1-hour ozone NAAQS or standard), which is due to permanent and enforceable emission reductions implemented in the area. Complete and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18MYP1.SGM 18MYP1

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[Proposed Rules]
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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

39 CFR Part 3050

[Docket No. RM2011-10; Order No. 727]


Periodic Reporting

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service 
petition to initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider 
changes in analytical principles. Proposal Two involves changes 
affecting cost models for evaluating competitive Negotiated Service 
Agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, addresses 
preliminary procedural matters, and invites public comment.

DATES: Comments are due: June 13, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically by accessing the ``Filing 
Online'' link in the banner at the top of the Commission's Web site 
(https://www.prc.gov) or by directly accessing the Commission's Filing 
Online system at https://www.prc.gov/prc-pages/filing-online/login.aspx. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically 
should contact the person identified in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section as the source for case-related information for advice on 
alternatives to electronic filing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 
at 202-789-6820 (case-related information) or DocketAdmins@prc.gov 
(electronic filing assistance).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 10, 2011, the Postal Service filed a 
petition pursuant to 39 CFR 3050.11 asking the Commission to initiate 
an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider changes in the analytical 
principles approved for use in periodic reporting.\1\ Proposal Two is a 
set of four changes that the Postal Service first presented in its FY 
2010 Annual Compliance Report (ACR) modifying the cost models that are 
used to evaluate Negotiated Service Agreements (NSAs) for competitive 
products. These cost models were included in USPS-FY10-NP27 in that 
docket.
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    \1\ Petition of the United States Postal Service Requesting 
Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider a Proposed Change in 
Analytical Principles (Proposal Two), May 10, 2011 (Petition).
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    The Petition notes that in its FY 2010 Annual Compliance 
Determination, the Commission made a preliminary determination that 
these four changes constitute changes to analytical principles that 
require prior Commission approval before being incorporated in an 
ACR.\2\ The Postal Service notes that the purpose of its Petition is to 
obtain the Commission's approval of the referenced changes for use in 
future ACRs, even though some of the changes could be viewed as 
corrections to its models not requiring advance Commission approval. 
Petition at 1.
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    \2\ See Docket No. ACR2010, FY 2010 Annual Compliance 
Determination, March 29, 2011, at 141.
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    The four changes for which the Postal Service seeks approval are:
    1. The addition of a cost avoidance for Priority mailpieces;
    2. The inclusion of D-Report adjustments; \3\
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    \3\ The D-Report is one of six reports used to develop the Cost 
and Revenue Analysis (CRA). In the D-Report, the Postal Service 
provides attributable, product-specific, and volume variable costs 
for each product.
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    3. The incorporation of the CRA adjustment for Alaska Air Priority 
transportation; and
    4. Changes in the distribution of other costs for Parcel Select and 
Parcel Return Service.
    In the material supporting these changes, the Postal Service 
asserts that including them in the NSA cost models better matches the 
characteristics of the mail volume for the NSAs in question. It 
characterizes inclusion of the D-Report and the Alaska Air adjustments 
as rectifying previous omissions from these models. It notes that the 
change in the distribution of ``Other'' costs for Parcel Select is made 
necessary by the inclusion of the D-Report adjustment.
    The Postal Service explains that if the D-Report adjustment is 
made, it will comprise the majority of ``Other'' costs. Since the D-
Report adjustment is computed as a cost per piece, it contends, 
``Other'' costs should be distributed on a per-piece basis, rather than 
treated as proportionate to mail processing, transportation, and 
delivery costs. It says that for consistency, a similar adjustment 
should be made to the costs of Parcel Return Service. Id. at 4.
    More detailed descriptions of the proposed changes can be found in 
USPS-RM2011-10/NP1, which is filed under seal.
    It is ordered:
    1. The Petition of the United States Postal Service Requesting 
Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider a Proposed Change in Analytical 
Principles (Proposal Two), filed May 10, 2011, is granted.
    2. The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2011-10 to consider the 
matters raised by the Postal Service's Petition.
    3. Interested persons may submit comments on Proposal Two no later 
than June 13, 2011.
    4. The Commission will determine the need for reply comments after 
review of the initial comments.
    5. John P. Klingenberg is appointed to serve as the Public 
Representative to represent the interests of the general public in this 
proceeding.
    6. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-12202 Filed 5-17-11; 8:45 am]
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