Postal Service Initiative on Retail Postal Locations, 49511 [2011-20196]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2011 / Notices agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the NEA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection on grant applicant satisfaction with application guidance and materials provided on the NEA Web site and by NEA staff. A copy of the current information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the address section below on or before October 8, 2011. The NEA is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Sunil Iyengar, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 616, Washington, DC 20506–0001, telephone (202) 682–5424 (this is not a toll-free number), fax (202) 682–5677. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: Kathleen Edwards, Director, Administrative Services, National Endowment for the Arts. [FR Doc. 2011–20255 Filed 8–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7537–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Aug 09, 2011 Jkt 223001 POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. N2011–1; Order No. 778] Postal Service Initiative on Retail Postal Locations Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Postal Regulatory Commission published a notice in the Federal Register of August 4, 2011 concerning a Postal Service request for an advisory opinion on an initiative involving examination of the continuation of service at postal retail locations. The procedural schedule included an incorrect date for the close of discovery on the Postal Service’s direct case. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 202–789–6820 or stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. Correction In the Federal Register of August 4, 2011, FR Doc. 2011–19725, on page 47276, in the Procedural Schedule table appearing after the signature block, correct the second line in the left-hand column to read: August 30, 2011 Close of discovery on Postal Service direct case. Dated: August 4, 2011. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–20196 Filed 8–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–65032; File No. SR–NSCC– 2011–04] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The National Securities Clearing Corporation; Order Granting Approval of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rules Relating To Discontinuing Dividend Settlement Service, Funds Only Settlement Service, Data Distribution Box Services, and Changes to the Envelope Settlement Service August 4, 2011. I. Introduction On June 15, 2011, The National Securities Clearing Corporation (‘‘NSCC’’) filed proposed rule change SR–NSCC–2011–04 with the Securities and Exchange Commission PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49511 (‘‘Commission’’) pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’).1 Notice of the proposed rule change was published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2011.2 The Commission received no comment letters. For the reasons discussed below, the Commission is granting approval of the proposed rule change. II. Description As operated prior to this rule change, the Dividend Settlement Service (‘‘DSS’’), the Funds Only Settlement Service (‘‘FOSS’’), and the Envelope Settlement Service (‘‘ESS’’) were nonguaranteed services of NSCC through which NSCC members were able to exchange physical envelopes through a centralized location at NSCC. Pursuant to Rule 43 of NSCC’s Rules and Procedures, DSS centralized claims processing for collection and payment of dividends and interest between NSCC members through the exchange of envelopes through the facilities of NSCC. Pursuant to Rule 41 of NSCC’s Rules and Procedures, FOSS centralized money-only settlements for NSCC members through the exchange of paperwork delivered to and received by NSCC members through NSCC’s facilities.3 Pursuant to Rule 9 and Addendum D of NSCC’s Rules and Procedures, ESS allowed an NSCC member to physically deliver a sealed envelope containing securities and such other items as NSCC from time to time permitted to a specified NSCC member. The money settlement associated with ESS, DSS, and FOSS transactions occurred through NSCC’s end-of-day settlement process. A. Consolidation and Elimination of Certain Services The use of each of these services has steadily declined in recent years due to increased dematerialization of securities and automation of transaction processing. In light of this decline and the elimination of the guaranty of ESS transactions, NSCC is amending its rules to discontinue the separate DSS and FOSS services and to allow members to 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). Exchange Act Release No. 64769 (June 29, 2011), 76 FR 39463 (July 6, 2011). 3 FOSS was created in 1983 to remove moneyonly settlement activity, which prior to that time was included in ESS, from ESS in order to facilitate what was then NSCC’s guaranty of settlement of securities transactions processed through ESS. The guaranty of ESS settlement was in effect from 1983 until 2010. Exchange Act Release No. 61618 (March 1, 2010) (File No. SR–NSCC–2010–01), 75 FR 10542 (March 8, 2010). 2 Securities E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 10, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 49511]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-20196]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. N2011-1; Order No. 778]


Postal Service Initiative on Retail Postal Locations

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Postal Regulatory Commission published a notice in the 
Federal Register of August 4, 2011 concerning a Postal Service request 
for an advisory opinion on an initiative involving examination of the 
continuation of service at postal retail locations. The procedural 
schedule included an incorrect date for the close of discovery on the 
Postal Service's direct case.

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

Correction

    In the Federal Register of August 4, 2011, FR Doc. 2011-19725, on 
page 47276, in the Procedural Schedule table appearing after the 
signature block, correct the second line in the left-hand column to 
read:

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August 30, 2011                         Close of discovery on Postal
                                         Service direct case.
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    Dated: August 4, 2011.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-20196 Filed 8-9-11; 8:45 am]
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