Postal Rate Changes, 47615-47616 [2011-19848]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 151 / Friday, August 5, 2011 / Notices 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 July 27, 2011, the Commission received two petitions for review of the Postal Service’s determination to close the post office in Pilot Grove, Iowa. The first petition was filed by Sylvan J. Nichting and is postmarked July 18, 2011. The second petition was filed by Joan M. Nichting and is postmarked July 19, 2011. The Commission hereby institutes a proceeding under 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5) and establishes Docket No. A2011–35 to consider Petitioners’ appeal. If Petitioners’ would like to further explain their position with supplemental information or facts, Petitioners may either file a Participant Statement on PRC Form 61 or file a brief with the Commission no later than August 31, 2011. Categories of issues apparently raised. Petitioners contend that the Postal Service failed to consider the effect of the closing on the community. See 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(i). After the Postal Service files the administrative record and the Commission reviews it, the Commission may find that there are more legal issues than the one 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 applicable administrative record with the Commission is August 11, 2011. See 39 CFR 3001.113. In addition, the due date for any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this notice is August 11, 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 participants’ submissions also will 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. Persons, other than Petitioners and respondent, wishing to be heard in this matter are directed to file a notice of intervention. See 39 CFR 47615 3001.111(b). Notices of intervention in this case are to be filed on or before August 26, 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 the 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 the applicable administrative record regarding this appeal no later than August 11, 2011. 2. Any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this notice is due no later than August 11, 2011. 3. The procedural schedule listed below is hereby adopted. 4. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Emmett Rand Costich is designated officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE July 27, 2011 ........................................... August 11, 2011 ...................................... August 11, 2011 ...................................... August 26, 2011 ...................................... August 31, 2011 ...................................... September 20, 2011 ................................ October 5, 2011 ....................................... October 12, 2011 ..................................... erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES November 16, 2011 ................................. Filing of Appeal. Deadline for the Postal Service to file the applicable 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 Petitioners’ 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)). Notice. POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION ACTION: [Docket No. CP2011–66; Order No. 784] [FR Doc. 2011–19901 Filed 8–4–11; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P Postal Rate Changes AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Aug 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Postal Regulatory Commission. Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to change rates for Inbound International Expedited Services 2 rates. This notice E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 47616 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 151 / Friday, August 5, 2011 / Notices addresses procedural steps associated with this filing. DATES: Comments are due: August 11, 2011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION submitted by Postal Service due: August 8, 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/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: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Background III. Supplemental Information IV. Notice of Filing V. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On July 28, 2011, the Postal Service filed a notice announcing changes in rates not of general applicability for Inbound International Expedited Services 2 effective January 1, 2012.1 The Postal Service incorporates by reference a listing of countries in each pricing tier and the description of Inbound International Expedited Services 2 contained in the supporting documentation filed in Docket Nos. MC2009–10, CP2009–12 and CP2009– 57. Id. at 2 and n.4. The following four documents are attached to the Notice: (1) An application for non-public treatment of specific materials; (2) Redacted Governors’ Decision No. 08– 20 establishing the Inbound Express Mail International (EMS) classification along with a certified statement establishing compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633; (3) A redacted copy of the 2012 rates; and (4) A certified statement required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2). erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES II. Background The Notice states that in Docket No. MC2009–10, the Governors established 1 Notice of the United States Postal Service of Filing Changes in Rates Not of General Applicability and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Material Filed Under Seal, July 28, 2011 (Notice). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Aug 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 prices and classifications not of general applicability for Inbound Express Mail International. Id. at 1. In Order No. 162, the Commission added Inbound International Expedited Service 2 to the competitive product list as a new product under Express Mail, Inbound International Expedited Services.2 The rates took effect on January 1, 2009. In Order No. 281, the Commission accepted the change in rates not of general applicability for Inbound International Expedited Services 2 effective January 1, 2010.3 The Commission also directed the Postal Service to provide the 2010 EMS Payfor-Performance Plan as approved by the EMS Cooperative of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). On February 17, 2010, the Postal Service provided the requested information.4 In Order No. 523, the Commission accepted the change in rates not of general applicability for Inbound International Expedited Services 2 effective January 1, 2011.5 The Postal Service also provided a copy of the 2011 EMS Pay-for-Performance Plan as directed by the Commission.6 In accordance with the provisions of the EMS Cooperative of the UPU, rates for the delivery of inbound Express Mail International must be communicated to the UPU by August 31 of the year before which they are to take effect. As a member of the EMS Cooperative, the Postal Service may not change its rates for the coming year after August 31. The Postal Service indicates that it proposes no changes to the classification of Inbound International Expedited Services 2 included with its Notice. Notice at 2. It acknowledges that it incorporates by reference the explanations of the Inbound International Expedited Services 2 contained in its Request in Docket Nos. MC2009–10 and CP2009–12 and other materials filed in Docket No. CP2009– 57. In Docket No. CP2009–57, the Postal Service explained that, ‘‘the two-tiered rate structure for Inbound Expedited 2 See Docket Nos. MC2009–10 and CP2009–12, Order Adding Inbound International Expedited Services 2 to Competitive Product List, December 31, 2008 (Order No.162). 3 See Docket No. CP2009–57, Order Concerning Filing of Changes in Rates for Inbound International Expedited Services 2, August 19, 2009 (Order No. 281). 4 See Docket No. CP2009–57, Response of the United States Postal Service to Order No. 281, Notice of Filing Requested Materials, and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, February 17, 2010. 5 See Docket No. CP2010–90, Order Concerning Filing of Changes in Rates for Inbound International Expedited Services 2, August 23, 2010 (Order No. 523). 6 See Docket No. CP2010–90, Response of the United States Postal Service to Order No. 515, August 19, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Services exists as a result of the EMS Cooperative’s expectation that all of its members will participate in the Pay-forPerformance Plan.’’ Id. The Postal Service asserts that its filing demonstrates compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633. Id. at 3. III. Supplemental Information Pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.6, the Commission requests the Postal Service to provide the following supplemental information by August 8, 2011: • The Postal Service’s EMS Cooperative Report Cards, including performance measurements, for calendar year 2010. IV. Notice of Filing The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011–66 for consideration of matters related to the issues identified in the Postal Service’s Notice. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s contract is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633 or 3642. Comments are due no later than August 11, 2011. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (https:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints James F. Callow as Public Representative in this proceeding. V. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011–66 for consideration of the issues raised in this docket. 2. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than August 11, 2011. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. Callow is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interest 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. 2011–19848 Filed 8–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 151 (Friday, August 5, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47615-47616]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19848]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CP2011-66; Order No. 784]


Postal Rate Changes

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service 
request to change rates for Inbound International Expedited Services 2 
rates. This notice

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addresses procedural steps associated with this filing.

DATES: Comments are due: August 11, 2011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
submitted by Postal Service due: August 8, 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 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:

Table of Contents

    I. Introduction
    II. Background
    III. Supplemental Information
    IV. Notice of Filing
    V. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    On July 28, 2011, the Postal Service filed a notice announcing 
changes in rates not of general applicability for Inbound International 
Expedited Services 2 effective January 1, 2012.\1\ The Postal Service 
incorporates by reference a listing of countries in each pricing tier 
and the description of Inbound International Expedited Services 2 
contained in the supporting documentation filed in Docket Nos. MC2009-
10, CP2009-12 and CP2009-57. Id. at 2 and n.4. The following four 
documents are attached to the Notice: (1) An application for non-public 
treatment of specific materials; (2) Redacted Governors' Decision No. 
08-20 establishing the Inbound Express Mail International (EMS) 
classification along with a certified statement establishing compliance 
with 39 U.S.C. 3633; (3) A redacted copy of the 2012 rates; and (4) A 
certified statement required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2).
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    \1\ Notice of the United States Postal Service of Filing Changes 
in Rates Not of General Applicability and Application for Non-Public 
Treatment of Material Filed Under Seal, July 28, 2011 (Notice).
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II. Background

    The Notice states that in Docket No. MC2009-10, the Governors 
established prices and classifications not of general applicability for 
Inbound Express Mail International. Id. at 1. In Order No. 162, the 
Commission added Inbound International Expedited Service 2 to the 
competitive product list as a new product under Express Mail, Inbound 
International Expedited Services.\2\ The rates took effect on January 
1, 2009. In Order No. 281, the Commission accepted the change in rates 
not of general applicability for Inbound International Expedited 
Services 2 effective January 1, 2010.\3\ The Commission also directed 
the Postal Service to provide the 2010 EMS Pay-for-Performance Plan as 
approved by the EMS Cooperative of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). On 
February 17, 2010, the Postal Service provided the requested 
information.\4\ In Order No. 523, the Commission accepted the change in 
rates not of general applicability for Inbound International Expedited 
Services 2 effective January 1, 2011.\5\ The Postal Service also 
provided a copy of the 2011 EMS Pay-for-Performance Plan as directed by 
the Commission.\6\
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    \2\ See Docket Nos. MC2009-10 and CP2009-12, Order Adding 
Inbound International Expedited Services 2 to Competitive Product 
List, December 31, 2008 (Order No.162).
    \3\ See Docket No. CP2009-57, Order Concerning Filing of Changes 
in Rates for Inbound International Expedited Services 2, August 19, 
2009 (Order No. 281).
    \4\ See Docket No. CP2009-57, Response of the United States 
Postal Service to Order No. 281, Notice of Filing Requested 
Materials, and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials 
Filed Under Seal, February 17, 2010.
    \5\ See Docket No. CP2010-90, Order Concerning Filing of Changes 
in Rates for Inbound International Expedited Services 2, August 23, 
2010 (Order No. 523).
    \6\ See Docket No. CP2010-90, Response of the United States 
Postal Service to Order No. 515, August 19, 2010.
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    In accordance with the provisions of the EMS Cooperative of the 
UPU, rates for the delivery of inbound Express Mail International must 
be communicated to the UPU by August 31 of the year before which they 
are to take effect. As a member of the EMS Cooperative, the Postal 
Service may not change its rates for the coming year after August 31.
    The Postal Service indicates that it proposes no changes to the 
classification of Inbound International Expedited Services 2 included 
with its Notice. Notice at 2. It acknowledges that it incorporates by 
reference the explanations of the Inbound International Expedited 
Services 2 contained in its Request in Docket Nos. MC2009-10 and 
CP2009-12 and other materials filed in Docket No. CP2009-57. In Docket 
No. CP2009-57, the Postal Service explained that, ``the two-tiered rate 
structure for Inbound Expedited Services exists as a result of the EMS 
Cooperative's expectation that all of its members will participate in 
the Pay-for-Performance Plan.'' Id.
    The Postal Service asserts that its filing demonstrates compliance 
with 39 U.S.C. 3633. Id. at 3.

III. Supplemental Information

    Pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.6, the Commission requests the Postal 
Service to provide the following supplemental information by August 8, 
2011:
     The Postal Service's EMS Cooperative Report Cards, 
including performance measurements, for calendar year 2010.

IV. Notice of Filing

    The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011-66 for consideration 
of matters related to the issues identified in the Postal Service's 
Notice.
    Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal 
Service's contract is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 
3633 or 3642. Comments are due no later than August 11, 2011. The 
public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission's 
Web site (https://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints James F. Callow as Public Representative in 
this proceeding.

V. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011-66 for 
consideration of the issues raised in this docket.
    2. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no 
later than August 11, 2011.
    3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. Callow is appointed to serve 
as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the 
interest 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. 2011-19848 Filed 8-4-11; 8:45 am]
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