Appeal of Post Office Closing, 30405-30407 [2011-12910]

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AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 30406 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 25, 2011 / Notices This document informs the public that an appeal of the closing of the Nooksack, Washington post office has been filed. It identifies preliminary steps and provides a procedural schedule. Publication of this document will allow the Postal Service, petitioner, and others to take appropriate action. DATES: Administrative record due (from Postal Service): May 31, 2011; deadline for notices to intervene: June 13, 2011. See the Procedural Schedule in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for other dates of interest. 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/filingonline/login.aspx. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in the 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: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 404(d), on May 16, 2011, the Commission received a petition for review of the closing of the Nooksack Post Office in Nooksack, Washington.1 The petition, which was filed by the City of Nooksack (Petitioner), is postmarked May 13, 2011, and was posted on the Commission’s Web site May 17, 2011. The Commission hereby institutes a proceeding under 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5) and designates the case as Docket No. A2011–17 to consider Petitioner’s appeal. If Petitioner would like to further explain its position with supplemental information or facts, Petitioner may either file a Participant Statement on PRC Form 61 or file a brief WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1Appeal of Closure of Nooksack Post Office, Nooksack, Washington 98276, May 16, 2011 (Petition). The Petition includes 7 exhibits: Exhibit A—a copy of a Dear Postal Customer Letter; Exhibit B—a copy of a letter to the Postal Service regarding an opportunity to discuss the possible changes in service in Nooksack; Exhibit C—a copy of Landlord’s Notice of Termination from the Postal Service; Exhibit D—a copy of the Final Determination to Consolidate the Nooksack, WA Post Office and Establish a Classified Station, 1991; Exhibit E—Commission Opinion Affirming Decision under 39 U.S.C. 404(b), Docket No. A92– 7; Exhibit F—an e-mail from Anne Blair to Virginia Radder; and Exhibit G—Affidavit of Virginia Radder. In addition to the Petition, the Petitioner filed an Application for Suspension of the Postal Service’s Determination. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 May 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 with the Commission no later than June 20, 2011. Categories of issues apparently raised. Petitioner raises two issues: (1) The failure of the Postal Service to follow the procedural requirements of 39 U.S.C. 404(d) and 39 CFR 241.3 for closing a post office; and (2) whether the closing is consistent with the policy of the Government that the Postal Service shall provide a maximum degree of effective and regular postal services to rural areas, communities, and small towns where post offices are not self sustaining (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(ii)). After the Postal Service files the administrative record and the Commission reviews it, the Commission may find that there are more legal issues than those set forth above, or that the Postal Service’s determination disposes of one or more of those issues. The deadline for the Postal Service to file the administrative record with the Commission is May 31, 2011. See 39 CFR 3001.113. In addition, the due date for any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this Notice is May 31, 2011. Application for Suspension of Determination. In addition to its Petition, the Petitioner filed an application for suspension of the Postal Service’s determination (see 39 CFR 3001.114). Petitioner contends that suspending the effectiveness of the determination is necessary to prevent the Nooksack post office from being put on an irreversible course of closure before the appeals process is concluded. Petitioner argues that the city will suffer irreparable injury if the Nooksack post office is allowed to close while its appeal is before the Commission. As indicated by the Petitioner, the Nooksack post office is scheduled to close May 27, 2011. Commission rules allow for the Postal Service to file an answer to such application within 10 days after the application is filed. In light of what appears to be the proposed close date, the Postal Service’s answer to the application is due no later than May 24, 2011. The Postal Service is encouraged to maintain the standard of service currently offered at the Nooksack post office pending the Commission’s response to the Postal Service’s answer. Availability; Web site posting. The Commission has posted the appeal and supporting material on its Web site at https://www.prc.gov. Additional filings in this case and participant’s submissions will also be posted on the Commission’s Web site, if provided in electronic format or amenable to conversion, and not subject to a valid PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 protective order. Information on how to use the Commission’s Web site is available online or by contacting the Commission’s webmaster via telephone at 202–789–6873 or via electronic mail at prc-webmaster@prc.gov. The appeal and all related documents are also available for public inspection in the Commission’s docket section. Docket section hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal government holidays. Docket section personnel may be contacted via electronic mail at prc-dockets@prc.gov or via telephone at 202–789–6846. Filing of documents. All filings of documents in this case shall be made using the Internet (Filing Online) pursuant to Commission rules 9(a) and 10(a) at the Commission’s Web site, https://www.prc.gov, unless a waiver is obtained. See 39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 3001.10(a). Instructions for obtaining an account to file documents online may be found on the Commission’s Web site or by contacting the Commission’s docket section at prc-dockets@prc.gov or via telephone at 202–789–6846. The Commission reserves the right to redact personal information which may infringe on an individual’s privacy rights from documents filed in this proceeding. Intervention. Those, other than the Petitioner and respondent, wishing to be heard in this matter are directed to file a notice of intervention. See 39 CFR 3001.111(b). Notices of intervention in this case must be filed on or before June 13, 2011. A notice of intervention shall be filed using the Internet (Filing Online) at the Commission’s Web site unless a waiver is obtained for hardcopy filing. See 39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 3001.10(a). Further procedures. By statute, the Commission is required to issue its decision within 120 days from the date it receives the appeal. See 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5). A procedural schedule has been developed to accommodate this statutory deadline. In the interest of expedition, in light of the 120-day decision schedule, the Commission may request the Postal Service or other participants to submit information or memoranda of law on any appropriate issue. As required by Commission rules, if any motions are filed, responses are due 7 days after any such motion is filed. See 39 CFR 3001.21. It is ordered: 1. The Postal Service shall file an answer to the application for suspension of the Postal Service’s determination no later than May 24, 2011. 2. The Postal Service shall file the administrative record regarding this appeal no later than May 31, 2011. E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 25, 2011 / Notices 3. Any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this Notice is due no later than May 31, 2011. 4. The procedural schedule listed below is hereby adopted. 5. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Richard A. Oliver is designated officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public. 30407 6. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and order in the Federal Register. PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE May 16, 2011 ........................................................................... May 24, 2011 ........................................................................... May 31, 2011 May 31, 2011 June 13, 2011 June 20, 2011 ........................................................................... ........................................................................... .......................................................................... .......................................................................... July 11, 2011 ............................................................................ July 26, 2011 ............................................................................ August 2, 2011 ......................................................................... September 12, 2011 ................................................................. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2011–12910 Filed 5–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. A2011–16; Order No. 733] Post Office Closing Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This document informs the public that an appeal of the closing of the Akron–East Station has been filed. It identifies preliminary steps and provides a procedural schedule. Publication of this document will allow the Postal Service, petitioner, and others to take appropriate action. DATES: Administrative record due (from Postal Service): May 31, 2011; deadline for notices to intervene: June 13, 2011. See the Procedural Schedule in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for other dates of interest. 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/filingonline/login.aspx. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as the source for case-related information for advice on alternatives to electronic filing. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 May 24, 2011 Filing of Appeal. Deadline for the Postal Service to file answer responding to application for suspension. Deadline for the Postal Service to file the administrative record in this appeal. Deadline for the Postal Service to file any responsive pleading. Deadline for notices to intervene (see 39 CFR 3001.111(b)). Deadline for Petitioner’s Form 61 or initial brief in support of petition (see 39 CFR 3001.115(a) and (b)). Deadline for answering brief in support of the Postal Service (see 39 CFR 3001.115(c)). Deadline for reply briefs in response to answering briefs (see 39 CFR 3001.115(d)). Deadline for motions by any party requesting oral argument; the Commission will schedule oral argument only when it is a necessary addition to the written filings (see 39 CFR 3001.116). Expiration of the Commission’s 120-day decisional schedule (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5)). Jkt 223001 Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820 (case-related information) or DocketAdmins@prc.gov (electronic filing assistance). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 404(d), on May 16, 2011, the Commission received two petitions for review of the closing of the Akron–East Station in Akron, Ohio. The petitions, which were filed by Paul J. Connor and Shirley Strader (Petitioners), are both postmarked May 11, 2011, and were posted on the Commission’s Web site May 17, 2011. The Commission hereby institutes a proceeding under 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5) and designates the case as Docket No. A2011–16 to consider Petitioners’ appeals. If Petitioners would like to further explain their positions with supplemental information or facts, Petitioners may either file Participant Statements on PRC Form 61 or file briefs with the Commission no later than June 20, 2011. Categories of issues apparently raised. Petitioners raise two issues: (1) That the Postal Service’s decision to close the Akron–East Station was arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5)(A)); and (2) that the decision was unsupported by substantial evidence in the record (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5)(C)). After the Postal Service files the administrative record and the Commission reviews it, the Commission may find that there are more legal issues than those set forth above, or that the Postal Service’s determination disposes of one or more of those issues. The deadline for the Postal Service to file the PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 administrative record with the Commission is May 31, 2011. See 39 CFR 3001.113. In addition, the due date for any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this Notice is May 31, 2011. Application for Suspension of Determination. In addition, Paul J. Connor filed an application for suspension of the Postal Service’s determination to close the Akron-East Station (see 39 CFR 3001.114). He argues that irreparable harm will occur in the event that the Akron-East Station is closed prior to the conclusion of the appeals proceeding. Commission rules allow for the Postal Service to file an answer to such application within 10 days after the application is filed. The Postal Service shall file an answer to the application no later than May 26, 2011. Availability; Web site posting. The Commission has posted the appeal and supporting material on its Web site at https://www.prc.gov. Additional filings in this case and participant’s submissions will also be posted on the Commission’s Web site, if provided in electronic format or amenable to conversion, and not subject to a valid protective order. Information on how to use the Commission’s Web site is available online or by contacting the Commission’s webmaster via telephone at 202–789–6873 or via electronic mail at prc-webmaster@prc.gov. The appeal and all related documents are also available for public inspection in the Commission’s docket section. Docket section hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal government holidays. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2011)]
[Notices]
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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. A2011-17; Order No. 734]


Appeal of Post Office Closing

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This document informs the public that an appeal of the closing 
of the Nooksack, Washington post office has been filed. It identifies 
preliminary steps and provides a procedural schedule. Publication of 
this document will allow the Postal Service, petitioner, and others to 
take appropriate action.

DATES: Administrative record due (from Postal Service): May 31, 2011; 
deadline for notices to intervene: June 13, 2011. See the Procedural 
Schedule in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for other dates of 
interest.

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 the 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: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 39 
U.S.C. 404(d), on May 16, 2011, the Commission received a petition for 
review of the closing of the Nooksack Post Office in Nooksack, 
Washington.\1\ The petition, which was filed by the City of Nooksack 
(Petitioner), is postmarked May 13, 2011, and was posted on the 
Commission's Web site May 17, 2011. The Commission hereby institutes a 
proceeding under 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5) and designates the case as Docket 
No. A2011-17 to consider Petitioner's appeal. If Petitioner would like 
to further explain its position with supplemental information or facts, 
Petitioner may either file a Participant Statement on PRC Form 61 or 
file a brief with the Commission no later than June 20, 2011.
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    \1\Appeal of Closure of Nooksack Post Office, Nooksack, 
Washington 98276, May 16, 2011 (Petition). The Petition includes 7 
exhibits: Exhibit A--a copy of a Dear Postal Customer Letter; 
Exhibit B--a copy of a letter to the Postal Service regarding an 
opportunity to discuss the possible changes in service in Nooksack; 
Exhibit C--a copy of Landlord's Notice of Termination from the 
Postal Service; Exhibit D--a copy of the Final Determination to 
Consolidate the Nooksack, WA Post Office and Establish a Classified 
Station, 1991; Exhibit E--Commission Opinion Affirming Decision 
under 39 U.S.C. 404(b), Docket No. A92-7; Exhibit F--an e-mail from 
Anne Blair to Virginia Radder; and Exhibit G--Affidavit of Virginia 
Radder. In addition to the Petition, the Petitioner filed an 
Application for Suspension of the Postal Service's Determination.
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    Categories of issues apparently raised. Petitioner raises two 
issues: (1) The failure of the Postal Service to follow the procedural 
requirements of 39 U.S.C. 404(d) and 39 CFR 241.3 for closing a post 
office; and (2) whether the closing is consistent with the policy of 
the Government that the Postal Service shall provide a maximum degree 
of effective and regular postal services to rural areas, communities, 
and small towns where post offices are not self sustaining (see 39 
U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(ii)).
    After the Postal Service files the administrative record and the 
Commission reviews it, the Commission may find that there are more 
legal issues than those set forth above, or that the Postal Service's 
determination disposes of one or more of those issues. The deadline for 
the Postal Service to file the administrative record with the 
Commission is May 31, 2011. See 39 CFR 3001.113. In addition, the due 
date for any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this Notice 
is May 31, 2011.
    Application for Suspension of Determination. In addition to its 
Petition, the Petitioner filed an application for suspension of the 
Postal Service's determination (see 39 CFR 3001.114). Petitioner 
contends that suspending the effectiveness of the determination is 
necessary to prevent the Nooksack post office from being put on an 
irreversible course of closure before the appeals process is concluded. 
Petitioner argues that the city will suffer irreparable injury if the 
Nooksack post office is allowed to close while its appeal is before the 
Commission. As indicated by the Petitioner, the Nooksack post office is 
scheduled to close May 27, 2011. Commission rules allow for the Postal 
Service to file an answer to such application within 10 days after the 
application is filed. In light of what appears to be the proposed close 
date, the Postal Service's answer to the application is due no later 
than May 24, 2011. The Postal Service is encouraged to maintain the 
standard of service currently offered at the Nooksack post office 
pending the Commission's response to the Postal Service's answer.
    Availability; Web site posting. The Commission has posted the 
appeal and supporting material on its Web site at https://www.prc.gov. 
Additional filings in this case and participant's submissions will also 
be posted on the Commission's Web site, if provided in electronic 
format or amenable to conversion, and not subject to a valid protective 
order. Information on how to use the Commission's Web site is available 
online or by contacting the Commission's webmaster via telephone at 
202-789-6873 or via electronic mail at prc-webmaster@prc.gov.
    The appeal and all related documents are also available for public 
inspection in the Commission's docket section. Docket section hours are 
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal 
government holidays. Docket section personnel may be contacted via 
electronic mail at prc-dockets@prc.gov or via telephone at 202-789-
6846.
    Filing of documents. All filings of documents in this case shall be 
made using the Internet (Filing Online) pursuant to Commission rules 
9(a) and 10(a) at the Commission's Web site, https://www.prc.gov, unless 
a waiver is obtained. See 39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 3001.10(a). Instructions 
for obtaining an account to file documents online may be found on the 
Commission's Web site or by contacting the Commission's docket section 
at prc-dockets@prc.gov or via telephone at 202-789-6846.
    The Commission reserves the right to redact personal information 
which may infringe on an individual's privacy rights from documents 
filed in this proceeding.
    Intervention. Those, other than the Petitioner and respondent, 
wishing to be heard in this matter are directed to file a notice of 
intervention. See 39 CFR 3001.111(b). Notices of intervention in this 
case must be filed on or before June 13, 2011. A notice of intervention 
shall be filed using the Internet (Filing Online) at the Commission's 
Web site unless a waiver is obtained for hardcopy filing. See 39 CFR 
3001.9(a) and 3001.10(a).
    Further procedures. By statute, the Commission is required to issue 
its decision within 120 days from the date it receives the appeal. See 
39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5). A procedural schedule has been developed to 
accommodate this statutory deadline. In the interest of expedition, in 
light of the 120-day decision schedule, the Commission may request the 
Postal Service or other participants to submit information or memoranda 
of law on any appropriate issue. As required by Commission rules, if 
any motions are filed, responses are due 7 days after any such motion 
is filed. See 39 CFR 3001.21.
    It is ordered:
    1. The Postal Service shall file an answer to the application for 
suspension of the Postal Service's determination no later than May 24, 
2011.
    2. The Postal Service shall file the administrative record 
regarding this appeal no later than May 31, 2011.

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    3. Any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this Notice is 
due no later than May 31, 2011.
    4. The procedural schedule listed below is hereby adopted.
    5. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Richard A. Oliver is designated 
officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the 
interests of the general public.
    6. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and 
order in the Federal Register.

                           Procedural Schedule
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May 16, 2011...........................  Filing of Appeal.
May 24, 2011...........................  Deadline for the Postal Service
                                          to file answer responding to
                                          application for suspension.
May 31, 2011...........................  Deadline for the Postal Service
                                          to file the administrative
                                          record in this appeal.
May 31, 2011...........................  Deadline for the Postal Service
                                          to file any responsive
                                          pleading.
June 13, 2011..........................  Deadline for notices to
                                          intervene (see 39 CFR
                                          3001.111(b)).
June 20, 2011..........................  Deadline for Petitioner's Form
                                          61 or initial brief in support
                                          of petition (see 39 CFR
                                          3001.115(a) and (b)).
July 11, 2011..........................  Deadline for answering brief in
                                          support of the Postal Service
                                          (see 39 CFR 3001.115(c)).
July 26, 2011..........................  Deadline for reply briefs in
                                          response to answering briefs
                                          (see 39 CFR 3001.115(d)).
August 2, 2011.........................  Deadline for motions by any
                                          party requesting oral
                                          argument; the Commission will
                                          schedule oral argument only
                                          when it is a necessary
                                          addition to the written
                                          filings (see 39 CFR 3001.116).
September 12, 2011.....................  Expiration of the Commission's
                                          120-day decisional schedule
                                          (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5)).
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    By the Commission.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-12910 Filed 5-24-11; 8:45 am]
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