New Postal Product, 49798-49799 [2011-20339]

Download as PDF 49798 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 155 / Thursday, August 11, 2011 / Notices amended by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and Conservation Act of 1996, has developed regulations for the establishment of a permit system for various activities in Antarctica and designation of certain animals and certain geographic areas requiring special protection. The regulations establish such a permit system to designate Antarctic Specially Protected Areas. DESCRIPTION OF PERMIT MODIFICATION REQUESTED: The Foundation issued a permit (2009–015) to Ron Naveen on August 25, 2008. The issued permit allows the applicant to regularly survey/census various sites in the Antarctic Peninsula, including some Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPA’s) as part of the ongoing Antarctic Site Inventory Project. The applicant requests a modification to his permit to allow access to several ASPA’s that have substantial penguin and seabird populations which are relevant to the analysis of population trends. The ASPA’s the applicant wishes to potentially access are: ASPA 108–Green Island, ASPA 113–Litchfield Island, ASPA 140–Parts of Deception Island, ASPA 145–Port Foster, Deception Island, APA 150–Ardley Island, and ASPA 152–Western Bransfield Strait. Location: ASPA 108–Green Island, ASPA 113–Litchfield Island, ASPA 140–Parts of Deception Island, ASPA 145–Port Foster, Deception Island, APA 150–Ardley Island, and ASPA 152– Western Bransfield Strait, and the Antarctic Peninsula region. DATES: October 1, 2011 to August 31, 2013. Nadene G. Kennedy, Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs. [FR Doc. 2011–20364 Filed 8–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2011–67; Order No. 790] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to enter into an additional Global Reseller Expedited Package contract. This document invites public comments on the request and addresses several related procedural steps. DATES: Comments are due: August 12, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically by accessing the ‘‘Filing srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Aug 10, 2011 Jkt 223001 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. Notice of Filing III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On August 3, 2011, the Postal Service filed a notice announcing that it has entered into an additional Global Reseller Expedited Package (GREP) contract.1 The Postal Service asserts that the instant contract is functionally equivalent to the GREP baseline agreement and is supported by Governors’ Decision No. 10–1 attached to the Notice and originally filed in Docket No. CP2010–36. Id. at 1, Attachment 3. The Notice explains that Order No. 445, which established GREP Contracts 1 as a product, also authorized functionally equivalent agreements to be included within the product, provided that they meet the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633. Id. at 1–2. Additionally, the Postal Service requested to have the contract in Docket No. CP2010–36 serve as the baseline contract for future functional equivalence analyses of the GREP Contracts 1 product. The instant contract. The Postal Service filed the instant contract pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5. In addition, the Postal Service contends that the instant contract is in accordance with Order No. 445. The Postal Service will notify the mailer of the effective date within 30 days after all necessary regulatory approvals have been received. Notice at 3, Attachment 1 at 5. The term of the contract is one year from the effective date. It may, however, be terminated by either party on not less than 30 days’ written notice. Id. 1 Notice of United States Postal Service of Filing a Functionally Equivalent Global Reseller Expedited Package Negotiated Service Agreement and Application For Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, August 3, 2011 (Notice). PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In support of its Notice, the Postal Service filed four attachments as follows: • Attachment 1—a redacted copy of the contract and applicable annexes; • Attachment 2—a redacted copy of a certified statement required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2); • Attachment 3—a redacted copy of Governors’ Decision No. 10–1, which establishes prices and classifications for GREP contracts, a description of applicable GREP contracts, formulas for prices, an analysis of the formulas, and certification of the Governors’ vote; and • Attachment 4—an application for non-public treatment of materials to maintain redacted portions of the contract and supporting documents under seal. The Notice advances reasons why the instant GREP contract fits within the Mail Classification Schedule language for GREP Contracts 1. The Postal Service states that the instant contract differs from the contract in Docket No. CP2010–36 pertaining to customerspecific information, e.g., customer’s name, address, representative, signatory, definition of qualifying mail, discounts offered by the reseller, minimum revenue, periodic review of minimum commitment, assignment, number of rate groups and annexes, and solicitation of reseller’s customers. Id. at 4–6. It states that the differences, which include price variations based on updated costing information and volume commitments, do not alter the contract’s functional equivalency. Id. at 4. The Postal Service asserts that ‘‘[b]ecause the agreement incorporates the same cost attributes and methodology, the relevant characteristics of this GREP contract are similar, if not the same, as the relevant characteristics of the contract filed in Docket No. CP2010–36.’’ Id. The Postal Service concludes that its filing demonstrates that the new GREP contract complies with the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633 and is functionally equivalent to the baseline GREP contract. It states that the differences do not affect the services being offered or the fundamental structure of the contract. Therefore, it requests that the instant contract be included within the GREP Contracts 1 product. Id. at 6. II. Notice of Filing The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011–67 for consideration of matters related to the contract 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 E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 155 / Thursday, August 11, 2011 / Notices 3642. Comments are due no later than August 12, 2011. The public portions of this filing can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (https://www.prc. gov). The Commission appoints Katalin K. Clendenin to serve as Public Representative in the captioned proceeding. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011–67 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. 2. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no later than August 12, 2011. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Katalin K. Clendenin is appointed to serve as the officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–20339 Filed 8–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. A2011–39; Order No. 793] Post Office Closing Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This document informs the public that an appeal of the closing of the Ulman, Missouri post office has been filed. It identifies preliminary steps and provides a procedural schedule. Publication of this document will allow the Postal Service, petitioners, and others to take appropriate action. DATES: Administrative record due (from Postal Service): August 18, 2011; deadline for notices to intervene: August 30, 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 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Aug 10, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 August 3, 2011, the Commission received a petition for review of the Postal Service’s determination to close the post office in Ulman, Missouri. The petition was filed by Buster McGowin (Petitioner) and is postmarked July 25, 2011. The Commission hereby institutes a proceeding under 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5) and establishes Docket No. A2011–39 to consider Petitioner’s appeal. If Petitioner would like to further explain his 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 September 7, 2011. Categories of issues apparently raised. Petitioner contends that: (1) the Postal Service failed to consider whether or not it will continue to provide a maximum degree of effective and regular postal services to the community (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(iii)); and (2) the Postal Service failed to adequately consider the economic savings resulting from the closure (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(iv)). 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 applicable administrative record with the Commission is August 18, 2011. See 39 CFR 3001.113. In addition, the due date for any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this notice is August 18, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49799 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 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 are to be filed on or before August 30, 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 39CFR 3001.21. It is ordered: 1. The Postal Service shall file the applicable administrative record regarding this appeal no later than August 18, 2011. 2. Any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this notice is due no later than August 18, 2011. 3. The procedural schedule listed below is hereby adopted. 4. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Patricia A. Gallagher is designated officer of the E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 155 (Thursday, August 11, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49798-49799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-20339]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CP2011-67; Order No. 790]


New Postal Product

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service 
request to enter into an additional Global Reseller Expedited Package 
contract. This document invites public comments on the request and 
addresses several related procedural steps.

DATES: Comments are due: August 12, 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. Notice of Filing
III. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    On August 3, 2011, the Postal Service filed a notice announcing 
that it has entered into an additional Global Reseller Expedited 
Package (GREP) contract.\1\ The Postal Service asserts that the instant 
contract is functionally equivalent to the GREP baseline agreement and 
is supported by Governors' Decision No. 10-1 attached to the Notice and 
originally filed in Docket No. CP2010-36. Id. at 1, Attachment 3. The 
Notice explains that Order No. 445, which established GREP Contracts 1 
as a product, also authorized functionally equivalent agreements to be 
included within the product, provided that they meet the requirements 
of 39 U.S.C. 3633. Id. at 1-2. Additionally, the Postal Service 
requested to have the contract in Docket No. CP2010-36 serve as the 
baseline contract for future functional equivalence analyses of the 
GREP Contracts 1 product.
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    \1\ Notice of United States Postal Service of Filing a 
Functionally Equivalent Global Reseller Expedited Package Negotiated 
Service Agreement and Application For Non-Public Treatment of 
Materials Filed Under Seal, August 3, 2011 (Notice).
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    The instant contract. The Postal Service filed the instant contract 
pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5. In addition, the Postal Service contends 
that the instant contract is in accordance with Order No. 445. The 
Postal Service will notify the mailer of the effective date within 30 
days after all necessary regulatory approvals have been received. 
Notice at 3, Attachment 1 at 5. The term of the contract is one year 
from the effective date. It may, however, be terminated by either party 
on not less than 30 days' written notice. Id.
    In support of its Notice, the Postal Service filed four attachments 
as follows:
     Attachment 1--a redacted copy of the contract and 
applicable annexes;
     Attachment 2--a redacted copy of a certified statement 
required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2);
     Attachment 3--a redacted copy of Governors' Decision No. 
10-1, which establishes prices and classifications for GREP contracts, 
a description of applicable GREP contracts, formulas for prices, an 
analysis of the formulas, and certification of the Governors' vote; and
     Attachment 4--an application for non-public treatment of 
materials to maintain redacted portions of the contract and supporting 
documents under seal.
    The Notice advances reasons why the instant GREP contract fits 
within the Mail Classification Schedule language for GREP Contracts 1. 
The Postal Service states that the instant contract differs from the 
contract in Docket No. CP2010-36 pertaining to customer-specific 
information, e.g., customer's name, address, representative, signatory, 
definition of qualifying mail, discounts offered by the reseller, 
minimum revenue, periodic review of minimum commitment, assignment, 
number of rate groups and annexes, and solicitation of reseller's 
customers. Id. at 4-6. It states that the differences, which include 
price variations based on updated costing information and volume 
commitments, do not alter the contract's functional equivalency. Id. at 
4. The Postal Service asserts that ``[b]ecause the agreement 
incorporates the same cost attributes and methodology, the relevant 
characteristics of this GREP contract are similar, if not the same, as 
the relevant characteristics of the contract filed in Docket No. 
CP2010-36.'' Id.
    The Postal Service concludes that its filing demonstrates that the 
new GREP contract complies with the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633 and 
is functionally equivalent to the baseline GREP contract. It states 
that the differences do not affect the services being offered or the 
fundamental structure of the contract. Therefore, it requests that the 
instant contract be included within the GREP Contracts 1 product. Id. 
at 6.

II. Notice of Filing

    The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011-67 for consideration 
of matters related to the contract 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

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3642. Comments are due no later than August 12, 2011. The public 
portions of this filing can be accessed via the Commission's Web site 
(https://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints Katalin K. Clendenin to serve as Public 
Representative in the captioned proceeding.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011-67 for 
consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service's Notice.
    2. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no 
later than August 12, 2011.
    3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Katalin K. Clendenin is appointed to 
serve as the officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to 
represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-20339 Filed 8-10-11; 8:45 am]
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